Submit LEAGUE grant applications

The LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for LEAGUE grants through Friday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. A total of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects and programs at LLCC.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE. Download a copy of the file with grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet. (Note: you must be logged on to Office 365 to access. Also, this is a central file. So do not edit directly, but first download a copy for your own use.) The file may also be obtained by contacting the LLCC Foundation at 217-786-2785 or LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu.

LEAGUE donations support LLCC students in a variety of ways including grants, scholarships, program support and emergency needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating more than $40,000 to the 2020 LEAGUE campaign!

Grant applications must be submitted by email to LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Awards will be announced in March.

Piper Cherokee aircraft donated to LLCC Aviation

Piper Cherokee aircraftDr. Thomas Carey Jr. of Springfield recently donated his late father’s Piper Cherokee aircraft to Lincoln Land Community College’s aviation program. The plane is being used for hands-on training experiences in aviation mechanics.

An LLCC alum, Dr. Carey has been a pilot for 40 years. His father, Thomas W. Carey Sr., was a pilot for more than 60 years and was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

“This model was very special,” explains Carey. “My father flew on missions in a similar aircraft during the Vietnam War and once returned back to base with numerous bullet holes in his plane.”

Carey Sr. purchased the aircraft in 1968. It was only the seventh one built of that particular model.

“It is an honor to continue use of this aircraft as a learning tool in our program to enhance our students’ hands-on training,” says David Pietrzak, program director, LLCC Aviation. “We’re grateful to the Carey family for their generous donation.”

LLCC offers an aviation mechanics program at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in which students can earn airframe and powerplant certificates in 18 months, with degrees in aviation mechanics and aviation management also available. Last year, the median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was more than $64,000. Registration is currently open, and classes begin Jan. 6. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/aviation.

Former Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson establishes scholarship at LLCC

Neil WilliamsonFormer Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson has established a scholarship for students studying criminal justice at LLCC. The scholarship will award $1,000 to a student each academic year.

An LLCC alum, Williamson says, “I don’t think I would have gone to college if I didn’t have the opportunity to attend LLCC. I didn’t feel fully prepared to go away to college and wasn’t sure I would fit in. My experience at LLCC gave me the confidence to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and pursue my dream of becoming a police officer. I want to help give students the same opportunity.”

The importance of education was evident throughout Williamson’s career. As a police officer in Springfield, he was the coordinator of Crime Stoppers and spent much of his time educating the public about crime fighting and prevention. As the Sangamon County sheriff, he increased the minimum education requirements for deputies to at least two years of college and eventually required deputies to have four years of college or an equivalent. Williamson also served on the LLCC Foundation Board from 2015-2018, helping improve educational opportunities for students through tools, technology and resources.

LLCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2021-22 academic year

Lincoln Land Community College Foundation scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now! Application Deadline March 1, 2021. Click to apply online and for application resources. Questions? Michelle.Burger@llcc.edu 217-786-4502.
The LLCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students considering or planning to attend LLCC beginning in fall 2021 are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full or part time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are open to students in any program of study, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.

The online application is available at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. An active LLCC email address is needed to apply for these scholarships. Prospective students should first complete a college admission application at www.llcc.edu (click on the blue “Apply” icon) to receive this email address.

For more information, contact Michelle Burger, LLCC scholarship program and alumni services coordinator, at michelle.burger@llcc.edu or 217-786-4502.

Submit LEAGUE grant applications

Beginning today, Dec. 1, the LLCC Foundation will be accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. A total of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects and programs at LLCC.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE. Download a copy of the file with grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet. (Note: you must be logged on to Office 365 to access. Also, this is a central file. So do not edit directly, but first download a copy for your own use.) The file may also be obtained by contacting the LLCC Foundation at 217-786-2785 or LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu.

LEAGUE donations support LLCC students in a variety of ways including grants, scholarships, program support and emergency needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating more than $40,000 to the 2020 LEAGUE campaign!

Grant applications must be submitted by email to LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Awards will be announced in March.

In the news

Karen Sanders, vice president, advancement and executive director, LLCC Foundation, wrote the essay “Gratitude for the good in the world” Nov. 29 for the State Journal-Register

Candace Silas, director, Open Door Workforce Equity Initiative, appeared on the WTAX Morning Newswatch program Nov. 27 to discuss the expansion of the program to serve 150 low-income students with free career training.

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote the Epicuriosity 101 column in the Nov. 25 State Journal-Register, “Thanksgiving Leftovers.”

LEAGUE Grant Applications Available

Beginning Dec. 1, the LLCC Foundation will be accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. A total of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects and programs at LLCC.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE. Download a copy of the file with grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet. (Note: you must be logged on to Office 365 to access. Also, this is a central file. So do not edit directly, but first download a copy for your own use.) The file may also be obtained by contacting the LLCC Foundation at 217-786-2785 or LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu.

Donations to the annual faculty and staff campaign known as LEAGUE support LLCC students in a variety of ways including grants, scholarships, program support and emergency needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating more than $40,000 to the 2020 LEAGUE campaign!

Grant applications must be submitted by email to LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Awards will be announced in March.

National Scholarship Month

November is National Scholarship Month, and LLCC is here to help with information about applying for free money to pay for college! In the video below, Michelle Burger, scholarship program and alumni services coordinator, and Noah Riedle, LLCC student, share information about LLCC Foundation scholarships. Students applying for college scholarships, along with parents, guardians and family members, can learn more by attending the last Scholarships 101 presentation today at 3 p.m. Registration is available at https://forms.gle/nxe7PHhm4uhLLtf26.

LLCC offers free Scholarships 101 presentations starting today

Help for students applying for college scholarships

The LLCC Foundation will sponsor virtual events beginning today, Nov. 10, to assist students applying for college scholarships. Parents, guardians and family members are also welcome to attend.

“Scholarships 101 will help individuals prepare for the upcoming scholarship application season by providing a general overview of applying for scholarships, how to select and ask your scholarship references for a recommendation, as well guidance on writing the personal essay for scholarship applications,” said Michelle Burger, scholarship program coordinator. She explained that the information presented will be relevant to applying for scholarships at any college or university.

Scholarships 101 will take place via Zoom on these dates and times:

  • Nov. 10, 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 11, 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Registration for Scholarships 101 is available at https://bit.ly/3klv8HC. Information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent after registration.

The application period for LLCC Foundation scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year opens Dec. 1, 2020 and continues through March 1, 2021. Last year, the LLCC Foundation awarded over 230 scholarships totaling more than $366,000.