At Folsom Lake College, our students are the center of everything we do. Our mission is to enrich and empower students by providing them with the programs, support services, and opportunities they need to be successful. We are committed to changing lives. Because of our open admissions policy, we are the first chance for some, a second chance for many, and for others perhaps the only chance to reach their educational goals--at a fraction of the cost of other colleges and universities.
The FLC Foundation's main purpose is to help FLC students fulfill their educational goals. It is often financial reasons that stand between a student and their education. For this reason, several programs are in place to help close the gap. These include:
Student Textbook Scholarships: Each semester the Folsom Lake College Foundation holds a Textbook Scholarship Drawing. Textbook scholarships in the amount of $250 each are provided to students for use in purchasing books and supplies for the following semester. The awards are made in the form of a voucher valid only at the Folsom Lake College Bookstore. All students of Folsom Lake College are eligible to enter by simply filling out an entry form. Last year, twelve scholarships were awarded.
FLC Foundation Scholarship Program: The FLC Foundation awarded 29 scholarships last year, ranging from $250 to $1,000. The scholarship application period is during the beginning of each spring semester, and is offered through our online system.
Mini-Grants: The FLC Foundation provides grants of up to $1,000 to innovative programs created by students, faculty and staff. We encourage student groups and clubs to seek funding for their projects through the Mini Grant program. Examples of programs that have been funded in the past include:
The SAC-CARES program
The Student Activities Club Mercy Home Partnership
The Student Emergency Fund: For many students, cash is already tight so when an emergency arises these students are faced with financial difficulties that can take a toll on their personal and academic lives. The Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to FLC students involved in a catastrophic or emergency situation where circumstances are sudden, unexpected, and/or affect a student's ability to function. All awards are contingent on availability of funds. Emergency examples include but are not limited to: an accident, illness, travel for a funeral, fire damages, or need for temporary housing. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
The Folsom Lake College Foundation is an affiliate of the Los Rios Foundation; a California non-profit, public benefit corporation and is tax-exept as provided by IRS Sec. 501 (c)(3).