LIFE SKILLS CENTER
Angel Hurtado receiving his scholarship in 2014.
Sana Hashmani, 2010 LLSF Scholar
Graduated from Boston University in 2015 with a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering.
Linda Lorelle speaking at our 2015 Etiquette Luncheon.
Leaders of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund realized early on that LLSF scholars need more than money to truly change the trajectory of their lives. They need ongoing support and guidance in how to be successful in college, in the workforce and in life. The LLSF's unique SMART Series Seminars are aimed at providing these skills so critical to ensuring each scholar's productive and prosperous future.
LLSF Application Process
The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund has an annual goal of awarding 15 college scholarships in the range of $5,000 - $15,000, enabling students to pay a significant portion of their tuition, books and educational supplies. As part of the application submitted in their junior year of high school, students must write two essays and provide letters of recommendation; semi-finalists are then called in for an interview. Students are awarded the scholarships at the beginning of their senior year at the annual LLSF Awards Dinner. The scholarship funds become part of the student's overall financial aid package and are distributed directly to the college or university. Accepting the scholarship and signing a pledge of commitment indicates the beginning of a long term partnership with the dedicated Board, staff and volunteers of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund.
We are updating our application process and are not currently accepting applications. Please check back in the early part of 2017.
The SMART Series guides scholars through multiple intensive, group workshops in an interactive format. LLSF scholarship recipients are required to attend these seminars during their senior year to better prepare them for college and life in the workforce. Scholars receive valuable mentoring and instruction from prominent leaders in the community on topics including: the college application process, FAFSA, how to access additional sources of financial aid, personal finance, SAT and computer training, etiquette, the job market, and acclimating to a new lifestyle that is dramatically different from what they have experienced.
SMART Series Seminars
Ongoing Guidance and Support
As Lorelle Scholars begin their higher education journey, it is imperative that they have ongoing guidance and support in order to maximize the opportunities they are afforded. The first point of contact is the LLSF Program Coordinator who is available to marshall necessary resources if they run into some bumps along the way. This support ranges from the occasional "how are you doing?" phone call and cards of encouragement to alerting the Board when a scholar is experiencing significant academic or financial challenges. Each scholar is required to submit a tuition request at the beginning of every semester to receive their funds. This allows us to monitor their progress in school and provide support as needed. The goal is to help our scholars succeed in college and in life by providing them a wide range of support and advice; from time management tips to assistance in a job search and everything in between, we are there for them.