Apply for Scholarships

It's Scholarship 
Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.  If you are planning to continue at LMC or transfer to a 4-year university in Fall 2016, don't miss out! Check out the the LMC Scholarships web page for to see many of the scholarship opportunities available to LMC students. Read on for some highlights.

LMC Foundation Scholarships
With at least 50 LMC Foundation scholarships to choose from, there is something for everyone. And it may only take ONE application!  The deadline to apply for LMC Foundation scholarships is February 11, 2016.  See the complete list of LMC scholarships online. Deadline to apply: February 11, 2016. 
LMC STEM Scholars Program
Continuing LMC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students who are attending full time and pursuing an associate of science degree or bachelor of science transfer path are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to $5000.  Twelve continuing LMC students received the STEM Scholarship for 2015-2016 and five previous STEM Scholarship recipients received the STEM Transfer Scholarship for 2015-2016! Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.7 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in STEM classes.  Deadline to apply: February 11, 2016. See more information at LMC Scholarships

Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship
The Kennedy King Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship opportunity open to minority students within the Contra Costa Community College District who are planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Ten LMC students were selected to receive the Kennedy-King last year! Deadline to apply: February 5, 2016.  For more information, visit the Kennedy-King website or LMC Scholarships.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship 
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is offering scholarships of up to $40,000 to current community college sophomores planning to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program for Fall 2016. Last year, the foundation awarded over 95 scholarships. One of our own LMC students received an award of $30,000! The deadline to apply is December 15, 2015. More information

Scholarship Application Workshops  
Get help with your 2016-2017 scholarship application and essay at the following Scholarship Application Workshops to be held in SS3-314.

Kennedy-King Application Workshops
Monday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.

LMC Scholarship Application Workshops
Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, December 14 at 9:30 a.m. 

Spring 2016 Scholarship Application Workshops coming soon! 
Important Dates  
  • November 1-30 -- Spring 2016 registration appointment appeals accepted
  • November 20 -- Last day to withdraw from Fall 2015 full-term classes with a "W"
  • November 23 -- Spring 2016 priority online registration begins. Check InSite/WebAdvisor for your registration date and time.
  • November 26-28 -- Thanksgiving holiday, college closed
  • December 12-18 -- Final Exams, see schedule
  • December 18-- Last day of instruction
Admissions News
Spring 2016 Priority Registration
Now is the time to check InSite/WebAdvisor for your Spring 2016 priority registration date. Priority registration appointments begin on November 23.  For best selection of classes, it is recommended that you register on your registration date.

In Fall 2014, new requirements for students to receive priority registration went into effect. If you were new to Los Medanos College in any semester since Fall 2014, you must complete orientation, assessment and an educational plan in order to receive a priority registration appointment. If you have not yet fulfilled these requirements, you may still do so to receive an updated Spring 2016 registration appointment. See Steps for New Students.  
Students who have over 100 degree applicable units and those who are on second semester probation or dismissal received a later registration date than other continuing students. Students who qualify may file a Registration Appointment Appeal through November 30. Please see instructions on the form.
Spring 2016 Schedule Online
It's time to start planning for next semester! The flip book and searchable Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes is now online.  Browse for classes
Transfer News
Meet University Reps 
Thank you LMC students, faculty and staff, for making Transfer Day and College Night such a huge success!  Many of the university representatives you met there will be on campus again to meet with students individually.  Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on university rep visits and other transfer activities and services. University Rep appointment information can  also be found on the Transfer Services website.
Saint Mary's College Tour 
 Visit one of the best private schools in California, right in your backyard!  The Saint Mary's College tour will take place on Friday, December 4. Transportation is free!  Register at University Tours.

Apply Now for Transfer Academy
Taking English 100 and Math 34 next semester?  You're eligible for the Transfer Academy.  Apply for Spring 2016 semester now!

HBCU Transfer Fair
The Umoja Scholars Program invites you to LMC's first Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Regional Transfer Fair on November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the indoor quad.  Recently, California Community Colleges and nine HBCUs partnered to provide a clear transfer pathway for students attending California community colleges to select HBCUs. Meet representatives from Lincoln University, Fisk University, Dillard University, Wiley College, Tuskegee University, Talladega College and Stillman College!  Following the fair, all seven representatives will hold workshops in the LMC Community Room, L-109, to provide information about their colleges and universities, and to answer your questions. 

Students are encouraged to bring their transcripts, as there will also be on-the-spot admissions for students who qualify! More information can be found at Umoja Scholars Program Events.

Financial Aid News

Cash Course 
Could you use help managing your money? From day-to-day expenses to bills, rent, tuition, repayment of loans, and entertainment, it can feel like money is always tight. Even with the help of financial aid and a part-time job, money can come and go in the blink of an eye. It's time to take control of your financial future and make your money count! Los Medanos College has partnered with CashCourse to provide students with free financial literary resources! Create a free account on CashCourse to start learning! See more information on the Financial Aid Resources web page.
Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG)
The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) provides supplemental aid to community college Cal Grant B recipients who are enrolled full time. The intent of this grant is to support student persistence, retention and success by providing additional assistance for students to attend full time and complete their programs. Cal Grant B recipients who meet all Cal Grant eligibility requirements and who are enrolled in 12 units or more each term will automatically receive the FTSSG.

2015-2016 Financial Aid Status Updates
In May, the Office of Financial Aid began sending email notifications to students regarding the status of their 2015-2016 financial aid application. If you have not yet done so, it is urgent that you check your "Missing Information Checklist" on InSite and submit all requested documents or information. To find your checklist:
  • Sign in to WebAdvisor
  • Click "Financial Aid"
  • Click "Missing Information Checklist"
  • From the drop-down, choose "2015-2016"
  • Submit all of the documents listed to the Office of Financial Aid
Completing your FAFSA and the New FSA ID
If you are finding it a challenge to complete your FAFSA application using the new User ID and Password, you are not alone. Information about how to navigate this new process is available on the Federal Student Aid website. You may also visit the Financial Aid Lab during lab hours or attend a Financial Aid Workshop for one-on-one assistance.
Student Life Activities & Events
LMC Student Government Meetings
Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) is the official student government at LMC. The primary purpose of LMCAS is to advance the welfare of all students. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L-105.        
Inter Club Council (ICC) Meetings
ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus, and meets every Monday from 3:00  to 4:00 p.m. in L-106. Each club can be represented in ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities.
Library News
The LMC Library is excited to announce five new online databases available to all LMC students and employees through the LMC Library website.
American History Online is an authoritative reference database that covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of history in the United States. It includes biographies, subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images, videos and timelines.

Ancient and Medieval History Online covers eight civilizations -- ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, and ancient and medieval Asia.

Interactive, self-paced, language learning software covering 65 world languages, 17 ESL/ELL courses, grammar and cultural information.

Modern World History Online covers world history from the mid-15th century to the present. This database provides a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Nursing Reference Center Plus provides evidence-based information for quick reference at the point of care, including skills videos.

Brentwood Center News

Services at Brentwood Center
LMC's Brentwood Center offers a full range of services for students, from assessment and ed plan workshops to financial aid and transfer services.  For a full list of services offered in Brentwood, see Services.  The Brentwood Center is open during the following times:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Test Taking Workshop 
Didn't do as well on that test as you would have liked? Have anxiety taking tests?
Come to the Test Taking Workshop on Wednesday, November 18 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 14 and learn how you can improve your test taking skills. The workshop will be facilitated by LMC counselor, Nina Ghiselli. Flyer

LMC Bookstore Merchandise Sale
The Bookstore will hold a merchandise sale at the Brentwood Center on Wednesday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll find an awesome selection of sweats, T's, cool gifts and schools supplies!  Watch the Bookstore and Brentwood Center websites for more details to follow.

Library Workshop 
Join us on Wednesday, November 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 9 for a look at of our LMC Library Electronic Resources.  The workshop will focus three of our databases:  Mango Languages, CQ Researcher, and Academic Search Complete.  Bring your questions about eBooks and streaming video, and how to insert clips into your presentations!

Reference Librarian Rhonelle Pillsbury, is at the Brentwood Center every Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 13. Rhonelle is available to meet with students individually to provide research assistance.  Come and learn about all the Library has to offer. To schedule an appointment with a librarian at either campus, just follow this link:  Ask A librarian

Transfer Counseling
Transfer Counselor David Reyes will be available to meet with students for individual appointments on November 24th at the Brentwood Center.   Schedule an appointment with David online, or call or stop by the Brentwood Center to make your appointment.

CSU East Bay Representative Visits 
CSU East Bay representatives will be at the Brentwood Center in the main hallway on Tuesday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to provide information and application assistance.  In addition, Annie Chandler, Advisor with CSU East Bay, visits the Brentwood Center regularly to meet with students by appointment.  Schedule an appointment  
Earn Units for Your Job!
Do you currently have a job, an internship or a volunteer position? The Cooperative Work Experience Education program (CWEE) is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and learn more about your job, while earning college credit and transferable units. CWEE is now taking applications for the Spring 2016 semester. Get more information on the CWEE website or email TSanders@losmedanos.edu.