The Student Loan and Scholarship Committee awards annual scholarships to LFCC both directly through the college's financial aid office and at each local high school. Because the demand for loans has diminished substantially over the past several years, we are also offering a scholarship to one of our graduating seniors who is in serious financial need. We will continue to make loans available to graduating seniors as well.
For the past 60 years the Rotary Club has made loans available to high school students for attendance to Lord Fairfax and other colleges. The student loan fund was established in 1936 by a bequest of approximately $20,000 from the estate of Henry J. Courtney of Baltimore, MD in honor of his nephew Dowell J. Howard, a member of the Winchester Rotary Club and a Rotary district governor. From this modest beginning the fund has grown to over $400,00 and has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans and scholarships to needy local students. While the fund initially made only loans, contributions from the club and from individual members have substantially increased the fund's assets and enabled the fund in
recent years to add a scholarship program.
Currently the fund has increased its support of students (including adults returning for further education) at Lord Fairfax Community College.
For your information, the loans carry no interest until after the student leaves college or graduates. The scholarship we are making available is for $1,000 to a student who has substantial need, rather than merit; however, we would expect the administration or at least one teacher to verify that the student has the interest and capacity to succeed at higher education. We are comfortable with your making this selection.
The school attended may be one of arts and science or technical support. Please use the attached loan application for student loans; or your own local scholarship form for the $1,000 student scholarship.