LBWCC receives funds for COVID-19 student relief

Published 8:32 am Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College was selected by Ellucian as a 2020 PATH Scholarship recipient out of more than 160 community college applicants. PATH (Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving and Hope) awards scholarship funds to institutions which, in turn, deliver the financial support to students experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LBWCC received scholarship funds which will be distributed to students that have been impacted by COVID-19. These funds will help to cover items such as tuition and fees, transportation, housing, and childcare expenses. PATH Scholarships were distributed to 38 students after a competitive application process and will provide an additional level of financial assistance for students experiencing hardships.

“The College is honored to be selected as a PATH awardee and pleased to offer financial support that will help our students reach their academic goals,” said Jason Jessie, LBWCC Dean of Student Affairs.

“COVID-19 has placed immense pressure on students financially, academically and personally making it even more difficult for some to achieve their educational dreams,” said Laura Ipsen, CEO and President of Ellucian. “As a partner to higher education institutions around the world, we have been humbled to see how the community responded in the wake of COVID and are committed to do our part to help students succeed.”

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, has pledged an initial $1 million to the scholarship fund and distributed $500,000 to community and technical colleges across the United States in November. The program aims to continue its growth with the support of partners to reach a $10 million goal in 2021. For more information or to get involved, visit: