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Lackawanna College
Community Opportunity Scholarship
Towanda Center
The Lackawanna College Community Opportunity Scholarships were established in 2013 as part of the larger effort by the College to better serve students from the Northeast Pennsylvania region.
These Lackawanna College sponsored scholarships will be awarded annually to students from communities surrounding all Lackawanna College locations. With these new scholarships, Lackawanna College hopes to afford local commuter students the opportunity to complete their academic aspirations without incurring the burden of student loans. This award will be granted annually the most deserving individuals from the applicant pool.

Scholarships are awarded annually to the one (1) graduating senior who desires an opportunity to achieve their academic goals beyond high school. Consideration for these awards will include past academic performance, participation in both extracurricular and community service activities as well as other variables as best exemplified by the applicant. Each applicant will be asked to explain in their application essay: 1.) Why they are deserving of this award and 2.) How it will impact and/or assist their future plans.

All applicants from this award 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.
Eligible candidates for the Towanda Center scholarship must have graduated from one of the following high schools: Athens, Canton, Northeast Bradford, Sayre, Sullivan County, Troy, Towanda, Tunkhannock and Wyalusing.

The actual amount of the award is the applicant’s tuition balance after all need based financial aid (grants only) have 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.

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit the application to the Lackawanna College Towanda Center along with required materials by the application deadline. Selected students will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Application deadline for this scholarship is May 1

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  • Must be a 2017 graduate of one of the listed high schools.
  • Submit a two hundred (200) word essay on the importance of receiving this scholarship. (See Criteria above for full detail)
  • Submit a copy of official high school transcript.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, administrator or community leader.
  • Student must commit to attending Lackawanna College for one full academic year.
  • Scholarship Application Deadline is May 1.
  • Student must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 credits or more) to maintain eligibility.
  • Student must complete at least twelve (12) credits in good academic standing after one semester to maintain eligibility.
  • Student must complete 24 credits with a 2.50 GPA during first academic year to be eligible for second year.
  • Student must be clear of any academic or disciplinary action to maintain eligibility.

I give Lackawanna College permission to use information from my academic records and financial aid application during the review of my eligibility for any scholarship. I understand that additional information may be requested in order to properly evaluate and complete the scholarship application process.