What scholarships are available?
Through the generosity of supporters of Lake-Sumter State College, the Foundation awards over $500,000 in scholarships each year to students attending LSSC. All LSSC students with a 2.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply. The amount and number awarded vary from year to year based on available funding.
How do I apply?
The Foundation application is completed online. Each student creates a user profile and password. There is a section for personal information, academic information, financial information, and essay questions. Be sure to fill in all the fields of the application, if you leave information blank, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered for scholarships.
*Please make sure you provide a current email address you check regularly. All important communication regarding scholarship awards will be sent out via email.
When can I apply?
Foundation scholarships are available three times a year. For the Fall Semester, students can apply during the month of May, for the Spring Semester the month of October and for the Summer Semester the month of March.
What are the requirements?
Applications MUST be completed by the applicant. Under no circumstances can parents, teachers or counselors complete a scholarship application for a student.
Scholarship criteria varies, some scholarships are for specific areas of study or for individuals with specific backgrounds or needs. The online application will determine your eligibility based on your questionnaire answers. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible, assuming all pertinent and required materials are included.
Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students.
International students are welcome to apply.
If these requirements are not satisfied, the Foundation reserves the right to revoke scholarship funds.
- Students must complete the application entirely, some common mistakes students make is not provding accurate financial information and not providing an accurate GPA.
How are the recipients decided?
The Foundation selects a committee to read applications. Scholarship awards are determined through a combination of the student's academic achievement, essay answers and financial need.
When will I hear if I have received a scholarship?
Applicants will be notified by email if they have received a scholarship or not.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Please contact Claudia Morris, Alumni/Scholarship Coordinator at (352) 365-3539.
An application for an Lake-Sumter State College Foundation scholarship does not take the place of a Financial Aid application. For information about financial aid, contact (352) 365-3512. All students are encouraged to complete a financial aid application in addition to this application.