LMC announces scholarships for students

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Article Published: Nov. 10, 2011 | Modified: Nov. 10, 2011
LMC announces scholarships for students

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk has announced scholarships for students in 10 area counties.
Lees-McRae College is committed to providing a quality, affordable education preparing students for elevated futures, college officials said.

In celebration of opportunities for area students, the college has announced local scholarships for graduating seniors from the following counties: Avery, Watauga, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Mitchell, Yancey, Wilkes and Caldwell in North Carolina and Carter County in Tennessee.

Students who graduate from a high school in one of these counties, who apply and are admitted to Lees-McRae will receive a $1,000 grant that is stackable with other academic merit, performance or need based scholarships, according to LMC officials. Scholarships may be renewable for up to four years.

Approximately 95 percent of Lees-McRae students receive some type of financial aid. Current academic merit-based scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000, with limited full tuition awards.

Performance-based scholarships are determined by the athletic or performing arts department.
To learn more about these opportunities and to apply for admission, visit http://www.lmc.edu.

Students in North Carolina counties are also eligible to receive an application fee waiver during College Application Week co-sponsored by the College Foundation of North Carolina and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers taking place Nov. 14-18. Apply online at http://www.cfnc.org to receive this waiver.

Students, families and educators are invited to visit the campus to experience Lees-McRae firsthand. For campus tour, open house and registration information, visit http://www.lmc.edu/admissions/visit_us.

Lees-McRae College has the highest elevation of any college campus east of the Mississippi. With 22 majors and 16 minors, it has a small average class size of 15.

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