Lackawanna College announces the creation of the Lackawanna College Community Opportunity Scholarships in an effort to continue to provide affordable, high quality educational opportunities to the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. These full tuition scholarships, eighteen (18) in all, are for commuter students hailing from Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant's academic potential, involvement in extracurricular activities and other variables that are best exemplified by the student. Applications for the Community Opportunity Scholarships must be received by June 1, 2013, and include the application form along with a personal essay that details why the applicant is deserving of the award and how this scholarship will impact his/her future endeavors. Application forms, detailed instructions and full eligibility requirements can be accessed at www.lackawanna.edu
, or by calling the Admissions Department at 570-961-7814.
Lackawanna College's main campus currently offers four (4) Scranton Central High School Scholarships to two (2) graduates each from Scranton High School and West Scranton High School. In addition to these established scholarships, the College is offering ten (10) new scholarships to qualifying students from the region that plan to attend the Scranton Campus. One full tuition scholarship will also be offered at each of the College's four (4) satellite Centers: Lake Region Center (Hawley), Hazleton, Towanda, and New Milford.
All applicants must be accepted and fully processed as a Lackawanna College student and must have completed the FAFSA and other required financial aid paperwork by the application deadline in order to be eligible for the award. The amount of the award is each student's tuition balance after all need based financial aid (grants only) has been applied to the student's account. This scholarship is for fall and spring semester tuition only and is limited to two (2) academic years.