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Greater Texas Foundation Awards LSC Foundation $100,000 Grant for Scholarships

The Greater Texas Foundation recently awarded Lone Star College Foundation an $100,000 grant.    

This grant will allow Lone Star College System to provide 25 additional scholarships during the 2008-2009 academic year while using the remaining $75,000 to create five new endowments which will provide an additional five scholarships at $1,000 each in the following years.

“Lone Star College System is delighted to partner with the Greater Texas Foundation to provide scholarships and create endowments for our students,” said Jason Kot, student financial aid director for Lone Star College System.

“The generosity of the Greater Texas Foundation will change the lives of countless students immediately and in many years to come,” said Darcy Mingoia, executive director of the LSC Foundation.”

“We commend the organization for their actions to support our students by increasing their access to higher education,” she added.

The Student Success Scholarship is a scholarship available to students who are enrolled in either the Math 0306 or Math 0308, for the first time, in the fall 2008 semester.  To be eligible for the scholarship students must meet the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Institutional Financial Aid Worksheet
  • Must complete verification process if selected
  • Must show financial need
  • Must be enrolled in Math 0306 or Math 0308 in the fall semester and enrolling in either Math 0308 or Math 0310 in the spring semester.
  • Must enroll in at least half time (6 credits) in each of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Must not have attended another institution prior to attending Lone Star College System

Headquartered in Bryan, Texas, the Greater Texas Foundation serves the citizens and educational institutions of Texas by supporting initiatives that increase access to higher education, support teachers, and encourage parental and community involvement in education. The foundation also continues to support the financing of education by participating in government sponsored student loan programs.

“Greater Texas Foundation’s commitment to making higher education in Texas attainable along with LSCS’s proven track record for student success is mutually beneficial for our students,” said Kot. 

Eligible students may access the application by visiting this page.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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