Lone Star College partners with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to support non-traditional students

LSC & HLSR™ Scholarship 2024
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has awarded $45,000 to Lone Star College in support of the Vocational Scholarship Program.

Lone Star College has hitched up with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ (HSLR™) to create the Vocational Scholarship Program that supports non-traditional students pursuing an associate degree or certificate in an approved technical field. The HSLR™ has committed $45,000 in scholarship funding.

“We are thankful to partner with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for helping Lone Star College students be successful through the Vocational Scholarship Program,” said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE, LSC Foundation executive director. “With the support of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, our students will have a key barrier removed and find encouragement to continue their education.”

The Vocational Scholarship Program will offer financial assistance to students interested in earning a degree or certification in Commercial Truck Driving, Industrial Diesel Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant.

“We have appreciated our partnership with Lone Star College,” said Jamie Voskamp, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo senior manager, Scholarships Programs in an email. “It is our intention to provide financial support that will cover most of the total program costs, thus allowing students to maintain focus on their degree attainment.”

HLSR™ will invite all scholarship students enrolled in the fall 2024 semester to attend the Vocational Program Reception to meet the donors who made their scholarship funding possible.

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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