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The Genevieve Macomber Scholarship

Ms. Genevieve Macomber was a lovely woman who took language classes for sheer enjoyment years ago at Lansing Community College while using accommodations for her visual impairment through the Center for Student Access, formerly known as the Office of Disability Support Services. Upon her death, Ms. Macomber left an endowment to LCC's Foundation to use as a scholarship for special needs students at Lansing Community College.


This scholarship was created to afford the opportunity to be evaluated for a learning disability/ADD/ADHD, up to the cost of $600.00, to LCC students without funding.

  • Three students may be awarded annually: one Fall, one Spring and one Summer semester.
  • The Center for Student Access can recommend a psychologist to perform the evaluation or the candidate may select his or her own licensed psychologist. If the student chooses a psychologist, CSA reserves the right to assess the credentials of said professional to determine credibility. However, this may result in denial of a potential evaluator.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must be an LCC student registered for classes at the time of application.
  2. Applicants must prove a minimum 2.0 GPA at LCC or the last educational institution they attended. Transcripts are required.
  3. Applicants must apply each semester that they wish to be considered for this award. If they are not awarded one semester, their materials may be forwarded for the next semester upon request. One award allowed per student.
  4. Completed applications may be handed in and date stamped at the Campus Resources desk in Gannon Building's StarZone, to the attention of Kim Cory or e-mailed to It is strongly recommended that the applicant to contact the Macomber Scholarship Coordinator to assure receipt of the application materials: (517)483-1214.
  5. Applications are considered on a point system. Point totals and date of applications will be a determining factor in the case of multiple qualifying candidates.
  6. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered unless there are no applicants by the established deadline.
  7. Candidates must attend LCC for at least one semester following their evaluation and make use of their accommodations if they have qualified for them or they may be held financially liable for the full evaluation fee.

Semester Deadlines

All application materials must be turned in by the established due date by closing time of the StarZone Campus Resources desk. If materials are turned in at the front counter, they should be date stamped. If materials are e-mailed, the date and time on the e-mail will stand as the submission time.

Semester Deadline
Spring semester 1st Monday in October
Summer semester 1st Monday in March
Fall semester 1st Monday in June

Required Application Materials

  • Letter

    Applicants must write a typed 250 word letter addressing why they need a new evaluation, why they cannot pay for the evaluation, and what their educational plans are for and beyond Lansing Community College. The letter must be turned in either with the other application materials or by itself at the Campus Resources desk in accordance with the established deadlines.

  • Application

    The completed application must be turned in.

  • Transcript

    If student has no LCC transcript, a transcript from the most recent educational institution attended is required. The document must be legible and state the student's name, the educational institution and the cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. There is no timeline regarding the date on the transcript.

  • Outdated documentation/ IEP of a learning disability

    If the student possesses an outdated IEP or psychological evaluation diagnosing a learning disability, a copy may be submitted for candidate selection support.

Award notification

Students will be contacted by phone, e-mail or letter within two weeks after the application deadline for each semester. The selected recipient will be contacted first, followed by other applicants. At this time denied applicants may ask for their information to be submitted for consideration the following semester. This will NOT be automatically done. Once a candidate has been approved, he/she will meet with the Macomber Scholarship coordinator for instructions on how to arrange for the evaluation.

Center for Student Access

Center for Student Access
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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