Scholarships abound at Columbia College–Lake County

The faculty and staff of Columbia College–Lake County are committed to your success. Whether we are helping you navigate your degree plan or teaching you to think critically about your chosen field of study, we want to help you achieve your goals. To help ensure these goals become reality, we also offer multiple scholarship opportunities throughout the year to ease the financial burden that comes with pursuing a degree. Two of these opportunities, the Lake County Campus Scholarship and the Lake County Honors Scholarship, are fully funded by faculty and staff contributions. 

In addition to the scholarship opportunities we make available to our students, the college also provides access to information about outside scholarships. The Financial Aid department maintains an active website that provides information on these opportunities. To access this information, please visit http://www.ccis.edu/offices/financialaid/scholarshipfinder/.

We currently have three internal scholarships and one outside scholarship opportunity available to our students. Applications and complete details are available at the Lake County campus. Please contact an academic advisor with any questions. Good luck!

Columbia College scholarships:

Frank Westling Memorial Scholarship, applications due March 15, 2011
·         $500 scholarships awarded to one student at each Nationwide Campus.
·         Must have at least 15 hours with Columbia College and a 3.0 GPA.
·         Must submit an essay addressing career goals and leadership/community service achievements as well as documentation of leadership/community service achievements.
·         Scholarships will be awarded for the August 2011 Session.

Lake County Honors Scholarship, applications due March 28, 2011
·         $500 scholarship awarded to three students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement.
·         Must have at least 24 hours of credit with Columbia College, and a 3.75 GPA.
·         Scholarships will be awarded for the June 2011 Session.

Lake County Campus Scholarship, applications due March 28, 2011
·         $500 scholarship awarded to one student with 15 hours or more with Columbia College, and one student with less than 15 hours with Columbia College.
·         Must submit an essay on this year’s topic: “By selecting Columbia College you have chosen to complete your degree with a private, not-for-profit institution. Discuss the pros and cons of public vs. private colleges, and not-for-profit vs. for-profit colleges.”
·         Scholarships will be awarded for the June 2011 Session.

Outside scholarships:

REACh Your Goals Scholarship, applications due April 1, 2011
·         $1,500 scholarships awarded to up to four eligible students.
·         Must have at least 12 hours of college credit and a 3.0 GPA.
·         Must submit an essay addressing your personal and career goals.
·         Scholarships will be awarded in August 2011.
·         For more information visit: http://www.reach-chicago.org/scholarships/

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