The Foundation Scholars Program
The LCSC Foundation established the Foundation
Scholars Program in 1991. Foundation Scholarships
attract students with the strongest academic and
leadership skills, helping to retain in Idaho the
region’s upcoming talent and brainpower.
Each year, all high school seniors with grade point
averages of 3.5 or higher in the State of Idaho and
Asotin County, Washington are invited to apply for
Foundation Scholarships. From the annual pool of
applicants, ten Foundation Scholars are selected
based on an evaluation of each applicant’s grade
point average, demonstrated writing ability, and
record of leadership and extracurricular activity.
This information is used to judge the leadership
potential and probability of personal and academic
success in the educational and social environment at
Foundation Scholarships provide high potential
students with the financial and motivational means
to achieve their educational goals, establishing the
bedrock of continued success. Achievement-based and
renewable for up to four years, Foundation
Scholarships provide annual awards of $3,000 to each
scholar, so long as he or she maintains a cumulative
grade point average of at least 3.5 and continues to
be enrolled for at least 12 credits.
Foundation Scholars currently enrolled at LCSC have
an average grade point of 3.88. One in three
Foundation Scholars graduates from LCSC with a
Adopt a Scholar Program
With a gift of $3,000 an individual
or family may adopt a Foundation Scholar for one
academic year (September through May). Adopters have
the option of continuing their support for their
Foundation Scholar through the scholar’s graduation
The LCSC Foundation hosts events during
the year to provide organized opportunities for
adopters to meet with and get to know their scholar.
Scholars and their adopters may choose to have
regular contact in addition to these organized
events. Mentoring relationships are encouraged.
of the objectives of the Adopt-A-Scholar Program is
to help Foundation Scholars maintain their grade
point averages, keep their scholarships, and achieve
their educational and career goals. Adopters are of
significant benefit to scholars in terms of
providing the encouragement and support needed by
scholars to attain these goals.
People wishing to support the Foundation Scholarship
Program with gifts under $3,000 are welcomed to do
so. They will not be assigned a specific scholar,
but will have opportunities to attend regularly
scheduled Foundation Scholar events.
Commitments to Foundation Scholars may be completed
with gifts of cash or appreciated securities and may
be paid in installments over the period between July
1 and June 30.
has been adopted by the DeVlieg Foundation/Jim &
Peri Bolts, 2008-2009 Foundation