LFCC Educational Foundation Establishes New Scholarship Funds

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2007

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 three new scholarships to its list of available funds to assist LFCC students with their education.

The new scholarships and their qualifying criteria are as follows:

  • O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation Discretionary Scholarship Fund – Established by the O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation, this scholarship will allow full- and/or part-time LFCC students to apply for monies to be used immediately and in the event of an emergency. Students may apply for funds up to $1,000 between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 each year.
  • Planters Bank Scholarship – Established by Planters Bank, this scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students who reside in Shenandoah County. The scholarship award may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books and will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 3.0) must be maintained in order for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.
  • Tom and Peggy Barbour Scholarship Fund – Established by Tom and Peggy Barbour, this scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students who reside in Page County. The scholarship award may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books and will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained in order for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.

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

Individuals interested in donating to these or other scholarship funds may make checks payable to “LFCC Educational Foundation,” write the name of the fund on the memo line and mail the checks to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745.

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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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