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
- 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.