Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

Foundation 2020-2021 scholarship applications

Apply NOW for a 2020-2021 LLCC Foundation Scholarship. Application deadline: March 1, 2020. Click to apply, call 217-786-4502 or email michelle.burger@llcc.edu. Lincoln Land Community College Foundation
Please encourage students considering or planning to attend LLCC beginning in fall 2020 to apply for 2020-2021 LLCC Foundation scholarships by March 1, 2020.

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 786-4502.

First ever LLCC Giving Day


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LLCC’s first ever Giving Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The purpose of this 24-hour day of giving is to advance the mission of the college while raising essential funds for the emergency needs of our students.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are invited to participate in Giving Day. Contributions to the Pay It Forward fund support our students. Through this fund we were able to assist the following:

  • The father raising seven children who lost his job just before Christmas.
  • A nursing student who was taking cold showers because she had no gas in her home.
  • A mother of four who became homeless after being evicted.

Will you help? Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help replenish the Pay It Forward fund. For more information or to donate go to https://llccfoundation.org/giving-day or call the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785. Faculty and staff donors will receive a sticker good for a “jeans day” of their choice. #LLCCGivingDay

Pearson Master Teacher nominations due today

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations must be submitted by today, Feb. 7, 2020. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Nominations for Pearson Master Teacher due tomorrow

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Nominations for Pearson Master Teacher due Feb. 7

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations are currently open. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

LEAGUE grant application deadline Jan. 31

The deadline to submit a LEAGUE Grant application is approaching. Applications are due in the LLCC Foundation located on the first floor in Menard Hall on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 from the faculty and staff giving campaign known is LEAGUE is available for projects and programs at LLCC.

The application and grant guidelines are available by contacting the Foundation at 786-2785 or by email at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. LEAGUE Grant applications are reviewed by a committee and the award recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on March 24.

Thanks to generous faculty and staff who donated to the LEAGUE Campaign, projects that were awarded funding last year include:

  • Drone equipment for "Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC"Initial equipment and curriculum purchase for the launch of a new youth STEM program “Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC.”
  • Two iPads for the financial aid team to use to promote the new mobile application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to students.
  • Students partaking in triage exerciseA cross-discipline, mass disaster, triage simulation.

In order to be considered, you must submit your funding request by Friday at 5 p.m. For questions, call the LLCC Foundation 786-2785.

LEAGUE grant application deadline is approaching

Sara Hadlock

Thanks to donations from faculty and staff to the LEAGUE Campaign, students like Sara Hadlock at LLCC in Jacksonville, are able to use a laptop equipped with virtual interpreting services and closed captioning.

Applications for LEAGUE grants are due in the LLCC Foundation Friday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Grant guidelines, the application and budget worksheet are available by contacting the Foundation at 786-2785 or by email at llccfoundation@llcc.edu.  Approximately $10,000 will be awarded at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on Tuesday, March 24.

Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring. Last year, Accessibility Services received funding to provide LLCC students in Jacksonville with a laptop equipped with virtual interpreting services and closed captioning. Thank you, faculty and staff, for making this happen!

If you have any questions, please contact the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785. Again, the application deadline is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

Nominations open for Pearson Master Teacher

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations are currently open. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Foundation 2020-2021 scholarship applications

Apply NOW for a 2020-2021 LLCC Foundation Scholarship. Application deadline: March 1, 2020. Click to apply, call 217-786-4502 or email michelle.burger@llcc.edu. Lincoln Land Community College Foundation
The LLCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please encourage students considering or planning to attend LLCC beginning in fall 2020 to apply. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

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 786-4502.