LCCC Offers Scholarships and Funding to Support Student Needs

published Thursday, December 10, 2020
Students interested in attending classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) for the spring semester, which starts Jan. 15, 2021, have a variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help pay for tuition and fees. In addition, specific funds are available to help students with the unique circumstances brought on by the pandemic, with funds to help not only with tuition, but also rent, food, technology and child care.
 
Scholarships are awarded for academic achievement or may be based on financial need. Some are need-based, program-specific or demographic-specific. To determine need, both new and continuing students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available at fafsa.gov.
 
Although there is a wide variety of scholarships and grants, specific funds are allocated for students in any major who demonstrate a financial need. The Start Here scholarship, for instance, pays for tuition and can be used to purchase a laptop and/or textbooks.
 
The LCCC Foundation has established the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, which will help students pay for what they need to stay in school: tuition, books, food, child care or rent. Additional funds are designated for students who have been specifically impacted by the pandemic and can support a variety of needs, as well.
 
In addition there are emergency grants available to help students facing unforeseen circumstances and also specifically for veterans. Funds are available through a federal grant to help students pay for childcare expenses. And, a National Science Foundation scholarship supports students who demonstrate financial need and are majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
 
These are only a few of the funding opportunities available to students.
 
For information on applying for scholarships, go to www.LCCC.edu/scholarships or contact the Financial Aid Office at 610-799-1133 or finaid@mymail.lccc.edu.