LFCC Offers Scholarship to GED Recipients

For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2007

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Board recently approved a new scholarship program to benefit individuals who have passed the general educational development (GED) test and are interested in exploring their options for further education.

LFCC will award several scholarships to GED recipients to pay for a one-credit student development course required for all students enrolled in an associate degree program at LFCC. The objective of the course is to assist students in their transition to college and introduce them to the various resources available to help them succeed.

“LFCC recognizes the achievement of individuals who have received their GED,” said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, LFCC president. “The College is excited to give these individuals assistance in taking the next step toward furthering their education and enhancing their marketability in the workplace.”

To be eligible for this scholarship, individuals must have received or plan to receive their GED prior to Dec. 18, 2007. Individuals interested in applying for this scholarship may contact Heather Painter at hpainter@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7201. The scholarship deadline is Dec. 18, 2007, at 4 p.m.

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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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