Lone Star College (LSC) has so far awarded more than $14.41 million to 18,089 students through its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation. LSC also awarded almost $50 million in Pell Grants to over 20,000 students during these past spring and fall semesters.
“We understand how incredibly difficult this year has been for our students,” said Dr. Stephen Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “I am extremely proud of the work done by our employees to not only secure this vital funding, but to ensure it gets to where it’s needed most.”
CARES Act funds are federal emergency grants for students designated for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These expenses can include cost of attendance, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare. Pell Grants are awarded based on financial need and, unlike federal student loans, do not need to be repaid.
In addition to CARES Act funding and Pell Grants, LSC Foundation awarded scholarships to 2,242 students totaling more than $2.165 million in 2019-2020.
“My lifelong dream of attending school and getting the best quality education is now moving forward thanks to generous educational scholarships like these,” said Prisca Mongare, LSC-Montgomery student and recipient of the LSC Chancellor’s Essay Scholarship.