Lake Region State College has started a textbook scholarship for area students attending the Devils Lake-based college.
The Community College Foundation that supports LRSC made the Textbook Scholarship a reality, the school said in a press release. Lake Region administration and staff wanted to help students with often expensive book costs. The administration did not want to see students taking a year off due to that financial burden.
Area students from qualifying communities who enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student may be eligible for the $500 Bookstore Buck award.
The award spans over the fall and spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year with $250 to purchase books and supplies at LRSC Bookstore fall 2020 and $250 spring 2021.
Students must have graduated from high school in the Lake Region from 2017-2020, defined as the following schools/communities: Carrington, Cavalier, Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Dunseith, Edmore, Fessenden-Bowdon, Fordville-Lankin, Four Winds, Grafton, Griggs County, Harvey, Lakota, Langdon, Larimore, Leeds, Maddock, Midkota, Midway, Minnewaukan, Munich, New Rockford-Sheyenne, North Star, North Border-Pembina, North Border-Walhalla, Park River, Rolette, Rolla, Rugby, Starkweather, St. John, Turtle Mountain, Valley-Edinburg and Warwick.
At Lake Region State College, the first two years of a bachelor’s degree are available on campus or online. The largest class is around 40 students with most much smaller.
Credits can be transferred with area colleges and universities if students want to continue their education.
Other requirements for the scholarship include:
The scholarship is valid only for required textbooks and supplies at the LRSC Bookstore.
A minimum 2.0 GPA in the fall 2020 semester is required for spring 2021 renewal.
Students must be first-time, full-time, degree- seeking students and have a high school graduation year between 2017-2020.
Students need to be registered for fall 2020 classes in order to accept the scholarship.
For more information go to Lake Region’s website.