The Global Explorer scholarship is automatically awarded to students who are citizens of countries on our annual list of countries that we would like to build representation from at LBCC. Students from these countries will receive 1 credit of international tuition each of their first three terms at LBCC with no application needed.
LBCC was established in 1966 with the purpose of supporting the citizens of Linn and Benton counties.
In the 1960s a community college was a conceptual idea, however, it wasn’t until 1964 that a study was conducted to assess the need of such an institution. The results of this study showed that post-high schoolopportunities, educationally, were non-existent and that many graduating high school students were interested in a local community college.
It was then that Linn County asked for the support of Benton County in assistance for foundation of a college in the mid-Willamette Valley. This partnership reached success on December 6, 1966 when, by referendum bote, Linn and Benton County voters approved the formation of a college district by nearly 3:1.
The first classes began in 1967 during the same year LBCC started operations full-time. The campus headquarters was located on the corner of First St. and Ellsworth St., however, classes were offered at rented locations throughout the LBCC college district.
During this time, six occupational programs were offered. This included a sewage waste/treatment program that was described to be the “first of its kind offered in the country”. Tuition was $60 per term.
In February 1970 a permanent campus was slated for construction based on a vote by voters in Linn and Benton counties. Voters agreed that bonds should be issued to pay for construction. The ideal location for the campus was two miles (3.2 km) south of Albany, off of Pacific Blvd. The campus was dedicated in October 1974. Takena Hall, the campus student union was completed in 1979.
In May 1998, a dual enrollment program was established between Oregon State Universityand LBCC in the fields of agricultural sciences, business and engineering. This was extended to all programs in 1999.
Eligibility criteria for the Global Explorer Scholarships
- Applicants must be new and continuing international students each year.
- Applicants must have high school certificates with a good academic record.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests: TOEFL500 PBT or 61 IBT, IELTS or IELTS Indicator 5.5, Duolingoscore 95 or higher (no sub-score lower than 75), IGCSE English with C or above ITEP 3.7 and US Standard High School Diploma/GED
Eligible Countries: Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and all African countries.
Type: Undergraduate degree
Value of Award: Tuition fee
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
Method of Application: To be considered for this award, the applicants are required to submit an online admission application at LBCC.
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