Lee College Awarded Funds for Vocational Scholarships

Baytown, TX – Lee College was one of seven area colleges to receive part of a $300,000 award from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Vocational Scholarship Program. The 2020-2021 scholarship awards will benefit Lee College students pursuing degrees or certificates in Process Technology, Instrumentation Technology or Electrical Technology.

“We are excited to be selected for this award from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo because of the lifelong impact it will have on the Lee College recipients,” said Fran Parent, Lee College director for the federal Perkins Grant. “Because of our expertise and strong partnerships with local industry, Lee College is the best choice for people who want to be successful in vocational careers. These scholarships will make it possible for even more students to take advantage of what we have to offer and help them build a solid future in their chosen vocational field.”

This is the sixth consecutive year Lee College has received funding through the scholarship program aimed at supporting non-traditional students in their pursuit of credit and non-credit training.

The other Houston-area colleges to received funding from the Vocational Scholarship Program include Houston Community College, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, Texas State Technical College and Wharton County Junior College.

Current Lee College students can apply for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship to cover tuition, fees and books. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Apply online at https://www.lee.edu/foundation/scholarships-for-students/index.php

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in Fall 2020 semester at Lee College
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Complete online application
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a Texas resident
  • Must have a declared major in Process Technology, Instrumentation Technology or Electrical technology.

If you have additional questions, email scholarships@lee.edu.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.