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Heroes Needed: Give the Gift of Scholarship this Holiday Season

December 14, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - The Lansing Community College (LCC) Foundation recently kicked-off its annual Giving Campaign to raise scholarship funds for LCC students in need of financial assistance. This year's theme, "Heroes Needed", notes that a donor's gift isn't only about access to education-it is about getting a job, keeping a home and providing for a family.

The Foundation provides $420,000 in scholarship aid each year but it isn't enough to help all the students in need. Many LCC students come from families that are low-income and are the first in their families to attend college.

"Scholarships change lives, build healthier communities, and strengthen the economy," said Dan McKean, executive director of the LCC Foundation. "Insuring access to educational opportunities, especially for those facing the greatest challenges, should be an important priority for all of us."

McKean said while LCC's tuition remains among one of the lowest in Michigan, many students still struggle to make ends meet and rely on scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals.

The LCC Foundation has made it easy to donate. Individuals and businesses can give online at lcc.edu/heroesneeded. Donors can target their gift to one or more of the following:

  • General scholarship support
  • Specific programs or departments at LCC
  • Named scholarship

The named scholarship can be established by individuals in their name or in honor of a loved one or someone they admire. The minimum annual donation for the named scholarship is $1,000 a year for three years.

The Heroes Needed campaign will run through the end of February 2017. For more information, visit lcc.edu/foundation.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with nearly 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a university, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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