Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging | Lackawanna College

Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging

Lackawanna County Department of Health & Human Services Area Agency on Aging - Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, Esq, Chris Chermak

Lackawanna College and Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging Announce Scholarship Program

Lackawanna College and the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging are partnering on a post-secondary and continuing educational scholarship program for contracted affiliates of Lackawanna County AAA.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide post-secondary and continuing educational opportunities at the College to approved contracted affiliates of Lackawanna County AAA, hereinafter referred to as “Students/Employees”, at no tuition cost to the Students/Employees through a combination of governmental grants and a scholarship from a fund established by an award of $175,000 from AAA to the College (“AAA Scholarship Fund”).

The procedures for Students/Employees receiving the AAA Scholarship are:

  • Students/Employees must apply to the College, be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor Degree program or a continuing education, certificate or certification program at the College, and notify the College of being an employee of a contracted affiliate of Lackawanna County AAA. Students/Employees must be employed by an approved entity at the beginning and end of each semester for which the AAA Scholarship is awarded, for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week (average of 200 hours per semester) or more doing direct services for older adults within Lackawanna.
  • Full-time Students must be enrolled in Twelve (12) or more credit hours and Part-time Students must be enrolled in no less than Six (6) credit hours.
  • Continuing Education Students must be matriculating in a semester in which they are employed by a Lackawanna County contracted affiliate and working with older adults who are serviced through the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.
  • AAA will verify employment status with the College and notify the College of any change in status.
  • Degree seeking Students/Employees must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if eligible, as all eligible grants and non-College scholarships are to be applied to the Students/ Employees’ tuition balance before the AAA Scholarship and Partnership Scholarship are determined and Students/Employees applying for citizenship status that are not eligible to file a FAFSA, will still be eligible to use AAA Scholarship funding.
  • Degree seeking Students/Employees must maintain a 2.0 or better Grade Point Average, GPA, for each semester AAA Scholarship is awarded.
  • Students/Employees must adhere to all College academic and student policies as noted in Lackawanna College’s Catalog.

For information call the Office of Enrollment at (570) 961-7810 x1573 or the Office of Continuing Education at (570) 961-7815.