Lincoln Trail College competing for big award

Lincoln Trail College us vying for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community Excellence.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:00 PM

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.

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