What Are Scholarships?
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor of the award. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, demographics, or career focus.
Select a campus for information on campus-specific scholarship opportunities:
Each year the Lone Star College Foundation announces a variety of endowment and special scholarships made possible by the generous support of many individuals, families, estates, businesses, corporations, and/or foundations.
The student will need to login to myLonestar and complete the Scholarship Application.
- Application Deadlines
- Fall Application Deadline – April 1
- Spring Application Deadline – October 1
- Eligibility Requirements
- The student must be admitted to one of the LSCS college campuses.
- The student must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED.
- The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be considered.
- The student must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours at one campus location.
- The student must meet Satisfactory Academic Policy.
- Workforce Scholarships
Workforce scholarships are available to eligible students pursuing training in high-skill, high-growth occupations.
- The Honors College Chancellor's Fellows
A limited number of incoming freshmen will be admitted as Honors College Chancellor's Fellows. Recipients of this award will receive an award package to include tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours of in-district tuition per semester), book allowance (up to $600 per semester), and an allowance ($600 per semester) to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree.
To be eligible to join The Honors College Chancellor's Fellows, an applicant must be a first-year student and meet the following criteria in addition to the entry criteria to The Honors College Program:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Writing Sample
- Personal interview
- Completed FAFSA/TASFA
Learn More About The Honors College Chancellor's Fellows »
- The Honors College Merit Scholarships
Honors College Merit Scholarships are geared toward incoming or current college students who are planning to be at Lone Star College for less than two (2) years and/or are unable to commit to the Chancellor's Fellows requirements.
Requirements vary depending on the scholarship.
Learn More About The Honors College at Lone Star College »
- Other Scholarships
Scholarships are also available from sources outside Lone Star College. Application, criteria and funding depend upon the agency issuing the scholarship.
Note: Beware of scholarship fraud. Please browse the Federal Trade Commission site for more information.
NOTE: Some scholarships may require a FAFSA to be completed before eligibility can be determined. Also, a scholarship will not be awarded to the student if, when combined with all other resources (Pell, other outside scholarships, loans, WIA, TRC, etc.), would exceed the student’s unmet need.
If the student is awarded a scholarship, they will need to send a thank you letter to the donor. Please reference the thank you letter example.
East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation
The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation (EMCSF) offers a $500 merit-based college scholarship available to deserving students who plan to continue their college education. The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service, and financial need.
Learn about more opportunities to pay for college through federal, state and workforce grants that are available to Lone Star College students.