LSSC Foundation, Inc. receives $20,000 for student scholarships from FCS Foundation Tim Morris presents a scholarship check to the LSSC Foundation on behalf of the Florida College System Foundation. Pictured (left-right): Swoop the Lakehawk; Dr. Laura Byrd, VP Instititional Advancement/Executive Director, LSSC Foundation; Mr. Tim Morris, Treasurer, FCS Foundation & Member, District Board of Trustees; Mr. Josh Gonzales, President, LSSC Foundation; Dr. Stan Sidor, LSSC President

Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. has received $20,989 from the Florida College System Foundation for three student scholarship programs.

“We are appreciative of the generosity and leadership of the Florida College System Foundation for facilitating these scholarship programs on behalf of our students at Lake-Sumter State College and all FCS schools,” said Dr. Laura Byrd, VP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, LSSC Foundation. “These scholarship programs enable us to support students in achieving their dreams of earning a college degree.”

Mr. Tim Morris, Treasurer of the Florida College System Foudation and member of the LSSC District Board of Trustees, presented the check to LSSC on behalf of the FCS Foundation earlier this month.

The Bank of America Dream Makers Scholarship is awarded to first-generation students for tuition, fees, books, transportation, and childcare.

The Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship is award to scholars who are first-generation students to cover their tuition, fees, and books. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students who intend to become a teacher in the State of Florida.

The Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books for students pursuing a degree in nursing.

In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the LSSC Foundation awarded over $546,000 in scholarships to students at Lake-Sumter State College.