LBW Foundation funds ‘BOGO’ incentive for summer term

Published 1:56 am Friday, March 23, 2018

A unique opportunity is available this summer for students attending LBW Community College.

“The LBWCC Foundation is making funds available that provide students the chance to take one class and get a three credit-hour class free,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel. “We are very grateful for the ongoing encouragement and support of students from LBWCC Foundation directors, and believe this grant will make a huge difference for some students to achieve their educational dreams.”

The “Summer Incentive Grant” is established specifically to help LBWCC students, whether enrolled for the entire summer term or either of the two summer mini-terms, said Kim Carter, Foundation president.

“The Foundation is proud to be able to help students in this way,” she said. “Students who meet the established requirements must first pay for a three to four credit-hour class to get a grant-funded three-hour class. The grant will be applied as applications are received for as long as the funds last.”

The “buy one get one free” incentive applies to 2018 high school graduates; transient students, defined as those who attend a four-year institution and are home for the summer; and rising high school juniors and seniors participating in academic dual enrollment or accelerated programs.

“This is such a good opportunity for those who have just graduated high school to get a jump-start on their higher education goals, which in turn could lead to completing a college credential faster than their peers,” said Riedel.

Academic dual enrollment students gain high school and college credit for their classes, while high school accelerated program students take college-level courses for college credit. For both programs, incoming juniors and seniors must have approval from their principal or counselor and complete all LBWCC admission application requirements.

The online application for the LBWCC Foundation “Summer Incentive Grant” funds, which do not have to be repaid, is available for download and printing at Students are required to complete all required admissions paperwork, and register and pay for the first class by May 24, 2018.