5-year scholarship winners

Published on: January 30, 2009

Wrapping up Lone Star College-CyFair’s five-year anniversary fall celebration was a drawing for five student scholarships – and the winners are … Jesica Barton, Jared Cobb, Kristin Covert, Raychel Cuevas and Anna Hallett.

“When I heard I had won the scholarship I was very excited! I was just thinking that is almost a whole semester I don't have to pay for out of my own pocket,” said Covert, who began classes
at LSC-CyFair in Fall 2008.

Covert is working on an associate’s degree with plans to transfer to Texas A&M University to major in animal science and get into vet school.

Both Hallett, a nursing student, and Cobb, a civil engineering student, said they were also surprised to hear they had won.

“The scholarship money really helped me out because I'm married and have two kids,” said Hallett, who is pursuing her LVN license with plans to transition to an RN.  “I chose to attend LSC-CyFair because it’s a fairly new school with many computers, a huge library and a peaceful lake. I also like the location, the programs offered and the times available.”    

Cobb, who was homeschooled, took Dual Credit courses as a senior at the closest college to him – LSC-CyFair. He continued at LSC-CyFair to get some basic courses out of the way with hopes to transfer to Texas A&M University this fall.

“LSC-CyFair  has helped me greatly, especially in the cost and variety of classes offered,” he said. “I do not think I would be able to afford college without the help of LSC-CyFair.”

Located at 9191 Barker Cypress, LSC-CyFair opened in 2003 with a student enrollment of 7,000 students and expectations to eventually double. Five years later, the 2008 fall student enrollment exceeded 13,000. In addition, in 2003, LSC-CyFair had 123 graduates which has grown to a total of 2,268 graduates in the first five years.

In celebration of such milestones, the numerous achievements and successes of students, staff and faculty as well as to thank so many community groups and individuals for their support, five anniversary events were held this fall. Events included a fall semester opening day celebration in August; a college-wide event, a student birthday bash and a community donor event in September and the annual October community event, Cy-Fest, with Radio Disney on campus to help celebrate.

For information on scholarships, financial aid, academic programs and workforce certificates, Dual Credit, visual and performing arts, continuing education classes and more at LSC-CyFair, go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu.