The College of Lake County, located in the state of Illinois is commonly referred to as CLC for short. This is a registered and well-known public community college that has been voted a highly appreciated state school. The college does have a main campus called Grayslake. There are, however, another two campuses that are located in Waukegan and Vernon Hills. Luckily enough the main campus is pretty close to the great city of Chicago, is located less than 50 miles south of the windy city. In the 1960s, a referendum was passed establishing that the official beginning of this student community college start its classes in the latter part of the 1960s. At its beginning near 15,000 students were in transfer programs, career programs, graduate classes, and adult basic education. Half of that 15,000 were involved in non-credit and career development, and training for businesses.
However, it would take until the mid-2000s for the community to open the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus (Tech Campus) on campus. This became knowns as the extension for many area schools including admission and access for high school students to attend classes for particular career training programs. Most of these classes are considered AP college classes, which states that they qualify as college credits toward institutions and universities. With 20 plus high schools throughout the two surrounding counties representing nearly 2,000 students, Tech Campus is the largest career technical secondary educational system in the state of Illinois.
In the early 2000s, the University Center of Lake County has a building built as an add-on addition to the Grayslake campus. It is a consortium of Illinois four-year colleges and universities offering opportunities for local residents to complete or add to their education begun at CLC or elsewhere. While the University Center is functionally independent of CLC, its presence offers an opportunity for CLC students and other local residents to pursue further education without relocating or commuting a greater distance. Currently, there are 19 universities with classes offered at the University Center.
- Both male and female students may apply
- No student can have a prior criminal offense on their record
- Students must be a citizen of the United States of America
- Applicants should have maintained a general 2.3-grade point average throughout their high school career
- Only students who reside in the actual area or county are eligible to apply
- Students will need to demonstrate certain college AP grades within English and Mathematics
- Any applicant that chooses to apply, must apply first for Federal Student Aid before applying for this scholarship (that is a clear rule on the website)
If a student does not fit into the qualifications that are listed they are deemed not qualified and if a student wishes to ignore that and still submit their application, they most likely will have their application ignored and tossed.
Must requirements for this scholarship and to maintain the scholarship is that all applicants who become recipients must follow the list:
- Maintain a 2.5. college grade point average
- Must be a full-time student (part-time students are not eligible)
- All students must complete 30 college credits in a single year (if a student fails to do so they will lose and be deemed ineligible for this scholarship)
- All applicants that become recipients must stay and live within the district
- And it will be routine for recipients to meet with an assigned advisor to ensure that all classes are above the failing grade and everything is going well
If a student chooses to not follow these guidelines which are subject to change, they will lose the scholarship and all of its benefits.
How to Apply
After applying for this scholarship, the directed scholarship committee will begin to evaluate all of the submitted applications. Then the committee will select the desired recipients.
All communication with each student’s scholarship and how they will be awarded will be done through the student email and the College Lake County Scholarship Online Application system.
This will allow the recipients to view their application status on the Application dashboard after logging in.
Then all applicants who have been chosen will be notified via their student email if they have been selected for the top award. Applicants should always be sure to follow all instructions in the email to figure out what direct deposit option is right for the student. Failure to do so may result in delays in receiving the scholarship or loss of possible eligibility.
Students should always provide accurate and correct information such as a correct address, phone number, and email address. If a student is shown to have given wrong information their application will be removed.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The idea behind a ‘debt-free’ reward means complete and total tuition coverage for that particular student. That is the reward for this scholarship, for any high school student who wants to enter the college world without debt should apply for this scholarship.
In the United States alone, traditional tuition for a single year is roughly around $26,000.
The items that are not covered by this scholarship include textbooks, international studying, transportation, and potentially equipment fees. However, this scholarship is not refundable by any means.
Since this is a state school that means this funding does come from the state government which is not refundable.
Applicants should always check the Website frequently to see if any update or date deadline changes have taken place.
The official deadline date is around March 15, 2022, but has yet to be announced.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window time frame is from early 2022 to around March 15, 2022. The official deadline date has yet to be announced.
This is an annual scholarship that is offered each year.
All applicants should check the website for more information that may be available to read. Even more so, applicants can apply for multiple scholarships to earn and win enough funding to cover their whole college career. Even the College of Lake County allows students to apply to more than just one scholarship at a time. That’s generally what students should do anyway.
To check out and see what official documents may be needed, always check the direct link to the scholarship that is available on this page.