Education – Scholarships

Scholarships for Continuing Education

LCCC’s John and Dorothy Morgan Center for Higher Learning is located in Tamaqua, making post-secondary education easily accessible to residents of the area.

Graduates of the Tamaqua Area High School are eligible for Morgan Success Scholarships to attend the Lehigh Carbon Community College at no cost to themselves.

Since its inception in 2002, the Morgan Foundation has paid 100 percent of the tuition costs for hundreds of degree-seeking students from Tamaqua. In addition, the Roberta and Ernest Scheller Jr. Family Foundation Scholarship provides LCCC Associate Degree graduates the opportunity to continue their studies with a member institution of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education such as Bloomsburg University, Kutztown University, or East Stroudsburg University.

Through the benefits of these scholarships, Tamaqua graduates have the opportunity to earn college degrees with little to no out-of-pocket expenses.

On September 13, 2012 LCCC administrators announced a 10-year extension of the John E. Morgan Scholarship For Higher Education as reported in the Lehighton Times News. Click here to link to article.

On October 5, 2012 the Times-News reported that the John E. Morgan Foundation made a $1 million gift to the Hazleton Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. “The John E. Morgan Foundation Trustee Scholarship will provide access for generations of [area] students,” said Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary M. Lawler. Click here to read the entire newspaper report on the scholarship.