- 200 Scholarships
- 1 – Five Minute Application
- More than $380,000 Awarded
Students are encouraged to apply for Foundation scholarships each year.
For Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
The application will open Jan. 10, 2022, with the Priority Filing Date of April 5, 2022, for the first round of awarding. Applications will be accepted after that date for additional rounds of awarding.
For Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
The application will open Jan. 9, 2023, with the Priority Filing Date of April 1, 2023, for the first round of awarding. Applications will be accepted after that date for additional rounds of awarding.
Types of Scholarships
There are many different types of scholarships available. Examples include:
County of residency
Academic program (ex. accounting, nursing, engineering)
Service to the community
Fine & performing artists
Qualified students are those whose official school of record is the college. If you are attending Laurel Ridge through a consortium agreement with another school, you are not eligible to apply for Educational Foundation scholarships. Please contact the school from which you are receiving your financial aid award for information about its scholarship opportunities.
Any qualified student currently enrolled, or who will enroll in a minimum of 6 credits for the upcoming academic semester, at the college with a minimum 2.0 GPA is encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to students who meet the criteria of the specific scholarship.
Steps to Accept a Scholarship
If you received a scholarship offer via email or high school award ceremony, follow the steps below:
- Go to scholarship portal: https://laurelridge.academicworks.com
- Login with MyLaurelRidge username(not full email) and password
- Click review the offer in the banner at the top or click My Application, scroll to Needs Attention section and click Accept
- Review the requirements of the scholarship, then accept and submit your Thank You Letter
- Review the Help Text for submitting a Thank You Letter for tips on what to include and the format.
- Please Note: The website does time out if you don’t stay active, type your Thank You in Word then copy/paste.
- Once submitted, the Foundation will review all Thank You Letters. When approved, they will be posted to your account in SIS by July 15th for first round of awarding. Or within 2 weeks of acceptance for re-awarding.
Writing A Thank You Letter Guidelines
Donors have given money to support students at Laurel Ridge, because they believe in the power of education. They are interested in you and are very touched to hear from the scholarship recipient.
It is important to write a thank you letter, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to start. Here are some suggestions:
Paragraph 1: Say thank you and explain how the scholarship will help you. (Ex. I am writing to thank you for making the ___ scholarship possible. Because of this award, I can….)
Paragraph 2: Tell the donor a little bit about yourself. (Ex. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? Talk about your accomplishments, your family, job, hobbies, responsibilities, etc.)
Paragraph 3: What are your educational and career goals?
Write Your Name
Please Proofread Your Letter before Submitting (ex. no lower case “i’s” when talking about yourself)
Scholarships have been established by generous individuals and organizations in our community who believe in our students and want to help them achieve the dream of a college education or workforce credential.