ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) - A local community college is competing for a big award.
Lincoln Trail College us vying for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community Excellence.
The Robinson, Illinois school is one of 150 competing.
The grand prize is $1 million.
The winner will be selected based on learning, degree completion, employment, and access for low-income students.
Students and staff are excited about this nomination.
"It's the greatest decision I've made, I think it's great...just definitely a place you'd come. Great teachers...great environment," Jackson Niehaus, a student at Lincoln Trail said.
This is the fourth time LTC has been nominated for the award.
The top 10 finalists will be named in May.