CLC Foundation now offers Lancers Keep Learning Fund
To help students economically impacted by COVID-19, the College of Lake County and its foundation allocated $140,000 for special emergency relief.
The Lancers Keep Learning Fund was established with donated money through the foundation and matched by the college. These funds are immediately available to students who need help paying for college classes, rent, bills, food and other needs.
"CLC and the foundation are working diligently to make access to scholarships and emergency resources available to our most vulnerable students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis," said Kurt Peterson, executive director of the CLC Foundation.
"Like millions of Americans, our students are worried about their financial security."
Funds are quickly being dispersed to students who experience hardship as a result of the recent pandemic, stay at home order and alternative delivery model transition.
Many have lost their jobs and are having a hard time managing schoolwork with new household realities like home schooling and child care. The Lancers Keep Learning Fund helps them face these direct threats so they can continue their education.
"We are deeply committed to meeting student needs through support, guidance and emergency funding," Peterson said.
"We will remain focused on immediate needs while keeping an eye on long-term scholarships for students."
The college also offers students many additional remote support services such as mental health support and virtual tutoring and advising. Students can apply for a scholarship, grant and other emergency resources online.
For more information about the College of Lake County, visit www.clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2000.