LFCC Educational Foundation Establishes New Scholarship Funds

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2006

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va.Lord Fairfax Community College’s(LFCC) Educational Foundation has added four new scholarships to its list ofavailable funds to assist LFCC students with their education. The scholarshipswill help students with tuition, books and/or fees.

The new scholarships and their qualifying criteria are as follows:

  • Blue Bell Foundation Scholarship – Established by the Blue Bell Foundation, this scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students who live in Luray. The scholarship will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.
  • The Marathon Bank Scholarship – Established by The Marathon Bank, this scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students enrolled in business-related programs. The scholarship award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.
  • Strasburg Rotary Club Scholarship – The Strasburg Rotary Club is a service-based organization that promotes community, national and international service projects as part of Rotary International. The Strasburg Rotary Club Scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students. Applicants must be Strasburg High School graduates. However, if no viable Strasburg High School graduates are identified, applicants must be Shenandoah County residents. The scholarship will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.8) must be maintained for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.
  • Wise Foundation Scholarship Fund – This scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time physically-disabled LFCC students who reside in Fauquier County. The scholarship award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.

In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, the LFCC EducationalFoundation has many other scholarship funds, providing funding to full- andpart-time students in the fall and spring semesters. Current or prospectiveLFCC students interested in applying for one of the many LFCC scholarships canobtain additional information on LFCC’s Web site at http://www.lfcc.edu/scholarships.

Individuals interested in donating to these or other scholarship funds maymake checks payable to “LFCC Educational Foundation,” write the name of thefund on the memo line and mail the checks to the LFCC Educational FoundationInc.,

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745

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The Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation Inc. is anindependent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to assisting the College inmeeting its current and future needs. Incorporated in 1978, the Foundation iscommitted to raising funds for academic programs, facility upgrades, equipment,student scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff. TheFoundation is governed by a board comprised of business and community leaderswho represent the College’s service area. The Foundation’s assets are managedby the Board and are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

For more information about the LFCC Educational Foundation, interestedindividuals may contact Linnie Carter, vice president of college advancement atLFCC and executive director of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., at (540)868-4077 or lcarter@lfcc.edu.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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