For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2007
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Approximately 100 women attended Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, to raise money for the New Beginning Scholarship fund, which benefits single parents attending the College. As of Sept. 25, $12,225 was donated to the scholarship fund, with more donations still being received.
The event—made possible through the generous contributions of Bill Holtzman, Jill Holtzman Vogel, Wachovia Foundation and an anonymous donor—featured keynote speaker Helen Thomas, former United Press International White House bureau chief. Photographs from the event are available on LFCC’s Web site at http://www.lfcc.edu/Foundation/womensluncheon.html.
The New Beginnings Scholarship will be awarded annually to a full- or part-time student who is a single parent. 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 2.5) must be maintained in order for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester. In addition, the student must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and must demonstrate financial need.
Individuals interested in donating to this scholarship fund 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.
In addition to the aforementioned scholarship, 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.
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.