LSCO Grants Students More Than $1 Million in CARES Act Funding

Published 2:26 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Lamar State College Orange issued $1,030,998 in CARES Act funding this week to 1,426 students who experienced financial hardships due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.
“As a first-generation college student, myself, I know how critical financial assistance can be. Our resilient students have persevered through a pandemic, multiple hurricanes, a winter freeze, tornados, and more. We know that this money will be a game-changer for many of our students and that it couldn’t come at a better time,” said LSCO President Dr. Tom Johnson.

Students who were eligible for the emergency financial aid grant from the HEERF III federal funds include and were prioritized by:

  • First Priority – non-dual credit students with exceptional need
  • Second Priority – students who have been affected by the pandemic.

Students received a text message about the distribution of funds if they were eligible.