Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
4:11 am EST
Sunday, February 28, 2021

LSSC Foundation receives over $23K for student scholarships

Dr. Laura Byrd, LSSC Foundation; Teresa Borcheck, FCS Foundation; Kiara Cordero, LSSC nursing student; Tim Morris, FCS Foundation and LSSC District Board of Trustees pose with the $23,130 check to the LSSC Foundation. // Provided photo. 

The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. has received $23,130 from the Florida College System Foundation for three student scholarship programs.

“We are appreciative of the generosity and leadership of the Florida College System Foundation for facilitating these scholarship programs on behalf of our students at Lake-Sumter State College and all FCS schools,” Dr. Laura Byrd, VP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, LSSC Foundation, says in a news release. “These scholarship programs enable us to increase support to underserved and first-generation students toward achieving their dream of earning a college degree.”

Teresa Borchek, Vice-Chair of the FCS Foundation, and Tim Morris, Treasurer of the FCS Foundation and member of the LSSC District Board of Trustees, presented the check to the LSSC Foundation on behalf of the FCS Foundation last week

The FCS Foundation facilitates these scholarship programs on behalf of all 28 colleges in the Florida College System.

  • Bank of America Dream Makers Scholarship – awarded to first-generation students for tuition, fees, books, transportation, and childcare.
  • Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship – awarded to scholars who are first-generation students to cover their tuition, fees, and books. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students who intend to become a teacher in the State of Florida.
  • Florida Blue Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship – awarded to students pursuing a degree in nursing and covers tuition, fees, and books.

In 2020, the LSSC Foundation has already awarded over $700,000 in scholarships to Lake-Sumter State College students – an all-time record as students cope with the economic impacts of the global pandemic.


 About Lake-Sumter State College

Founded in 1962, Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) offers a high-quality education at an affordable price to the communities of Lake and Sumter counties. As a proud member of the Florida College System, LSSC serves more than 6,000 students annually at three locations: Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont), and Sumterville. LSSC offers certificate and degree programs designed to support and prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce. LSSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Through a DirectConnect® partnership with the University of Central Florida, students graduating with an Associate in Arts are guaranteed admission to UCF. Learn more about LSSC at


About Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc.

The LSSC Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support to Lake-Sumter State College through the funding of scholarships and projects to advance the College’s mission of student success. The Foundation’s work is possible thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations.