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LSC-Kingwood Chooses 15 Fellows for Inaugural Scholarship Cohort

LSC-Kingwood Chooses 15 Fellows for Inaugural Scholarship CohortFifteen area high school graduates have been chosen as the inaugural class of Chancellor’s Honors College Fellows at LSC-Kingwood. Parents and family were on hand recently when the college hosted a reception to recognize these bright students and welcome them to the new program, a highlight of this inaugural year for The Honors College at LSCS. Recipients of the award receive funding to pursue a course of study culminating in an honors AA or AS degree with Lone Star College.

“This fellowship recognizes some of the brightest graduating seniors in our service area and allows them to get a university- caliber education close to home,” said David Putz, LSC-Kingwood Honors College director. “Many of our fellows were accepted at other institutions, such as UT, LSU, A&M, Baylor, and Nebraska, but chose to come to LSC-Kingwood instead. In fact, this cohort includes two students who graduated in the top 10 of their senior class.”

As Honors College Fellows, students make a commitment to a two-year plan of study and full-time enrollment in The Honors College is required. The goal of the fellowship program is to remove outside barriers so students can focus completely on their education and be successful participants.  Besides the economic benefits, fellows receive the academic advantages of The Honors College—smaller classes, closer interaction with faculty, travel and research opportunities, and cultural enrichment activities. In addition, fellows move through their first year of college as a cohort. They take several classes together to help build community and collegiality, and receive personalized advising tailored to meet their own academic goals.

A total of 108 Fellows awards will be offered this year across the Lone Star College system. Criteria for the award include academic achievement, letters of recommendations and community engagement. Additionally, students submit to a rigorous interview process with faculty members. The LSC-Kingwood cohort includes students with diverse academic interests, ranging from marketing, medicine, law enforcement, sports journalism, international relations, and science and education. For more information on the The Honors College at LSC-Kingwood and the Chancellors Honors College Fellows Award, visit lonestar.edu/HonorsCollege.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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Photo cutline: Parents and family were on hand recently when the college hosted a reception to recognize 15 area high school graduates, chosen as the inaugural class of Chancellor’s Honors College Fellows at LSC-Kingwood. Recipients of the award receive funding to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree with Lone Star College. For more information on The Honors College and the Honors Scholar Chancellor Fellows scholarship, visit lonestar.edu/HonorsCollege.  Pictured, from left, Ana Mota, Summer Creek High School; Marc Hollander, Northeast Christian Academy; Taylor Chimney, Summer Creek High School; Katelyn Munro, Atascocita High School and Chance Knight, Atascocita High School.