Application Period: September 10, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Futures for Frontliners (F4F) is a scholarship program that gives Michiganders who risked their health and lives working during the Novel Coronavirus shutdown tuition-free access to public community colleges, like Lansing Community College.
The scholarship application opens in September and will apply to the spring 2021 semester and beyond. Qualified frontliners should follow the application steps below and contact the LCC Futures for Frontliners staff to get started. The scholarship can be used for any associate degree program and select certificate programs.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 517-483-1200 option 7. This page will be updated as the state releases additional information on the program.
Do I Qualify?
The program is open to Michiganders without college degrees who worked frontline, essential jobs in the height of the COVID-19 crisis this past spring. Specifically, applicants must have worked at least half-time in 11 of 13 weeks from April 1 through June 30.
Essential workers include hospital and nursing home staff, grocery store workers, child care workers, critical infrastructure workers, people manufacturing personal protective equipment, workers protecting public safety, workers picking up trash and people delivering supplies.
How do I apply?
First, complete the Futures for Frontliners application online at Michigan.gov/frontliners.
Next, all applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and begin the financial aid process. This will determine eligibility in addition to the work requirements.
Current LCC Students
If you are already enrolled in LCC classes, you are a current student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the Futures for Frontliners Scholarship:
Returning LCC Students
If you have attended LCC in the past but have not recently taken classes, you are a returning student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the Futures for Frontliners Scholarship:
If you have never taken classes at LCC before, you are a new student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the Futures for Frontliners Scholarship:
What if I owe LCC money?
Students with an outstanding balance with Lansing Community College will have the following options regarding their outstanding balance when enrolled with LCC under the Futures to Frontliners program:
- Students with a balance that originated prior to the academic 2008-09 year, will have that balance forgiven as long as they remain fully enrolled the first semester of the program.
- Students with a balance of $500 or less will have that balance forgiven as long as they remain fully enrolled in the first semester of the program.
- Students with a balance greater than $500 and the balance was generated from Fall 2009 to present will have the opportunity to have their balance forgiven. If the student remains fully enrolled in their chosen program, remains current on their current student account balances, and earns their certificate or degree, the full balance will be written off. Balances will be written off in stages as the student progresses through their program.
Need more info?
Download the State of Michigan Futures for Frontliners to-do checklist.
Futures for Frontliners
LCC staff are ready to assist you with the application process for the Futures for Frontliners scholarship program.
Phone: 517 483-1200 option 7