Financial Aid

Merit and Academic Scholarships

For scholarships requiring a General Application, first read the submission instructions relating to the version of application you are submitting (paper or electronic). General Applications, paper or electronic, must be submitted by the March 1 deadline. Only one General Application is required per student, be sure to include the checklist indicating the scholarships for which you would like to be considered.

For all other scholarships, instructions for applying will be noted or a separate application will be provided with the scholarship description.

If you have any questions contact the Financial Aid Office at any time or e-mail us at scholarships@lcsc.edu

The American Legion Boys/Girls State Scholarship

These scholarships were established to acknowledge outstanding Idaho high school seniors who have participated in The American Legion of Idaho Boys and Girls State competition and have selected Lewis-Clark State College as their school of choice. A separate application is required. Applications can be obtained from The American Legion Department of Idaho. There are four annual awards; two Boys state and two Girls state. The amount of the award is $200. For more information, contact The American Legion, Boys State, 901 Warren, Boise, ID 83706, (208) 342-7061, or American Legion Auxiliary, Girls State, 905 Warren St., Boise, ID 83706, (208) 342-7066.

Counselor Leadership Award

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be an incoming freshman, graduating from an Idaho high school, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate community involvement and leadership abilities. Recipients are nominated by their high school counselors. Students must submit an Application for Admission, 7th semester transcripts and ACT/SAT scores prior to March 1. The number of annual awards is variable and worth $250. Award letters will be mailed in early April.  Award application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office, LCSC, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. (800) 933-5272 or (208) 792-2224 or your high school counselor.

Foundation Scholars Scholarship          

Foundation Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding Idaho and Asotin County, Washington high school seniors. To be eligible, students must be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and show exceptional academic achievement, community involvement and leadership ability. These $3,000 awards are renewable for a total of four years of attendance at Lewis-Clark State College. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students must submit an Application for Admission, 7th semester transcripts and ACT/SAT scores prior to March 1. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1. 

High School Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established to benefit students who have demonstrated leadership by taking on leadership positions during high school. To be eligible, students must be an incoming freshman (beginning Fall semester after high school graduation), be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be an Idaho resident having graduated from an Idaho high school and be at least tentatively admitted with the Office of Admission by March 1. Student must also have held a leadership position during their Junior or Senior year of high school in an officially sanctioned club or team.  A separate application is required and must submitted by March 1.

Click here for a printable application 2014-2015 High School Leadership Application

Presidential Scholarship*

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Idaho high school seniors that have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or a 28 ACT composite/1260 SAT critical reading/verbal and math combined score and are Idaho residents. This $1,500 initial award amount can be renewed for a total of four consecutive years of attendance at Lewis-Clark State College.  An annual $500 increase, during these four consecutive years, is an option if you maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 30 credits annually. Presidential Scholars must maintain a 3.0 semester GPA, while completing at least 12 credits each semester. To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must be at least tentatively admitted to the college and have their 7th semester or 11th trimester high school transcripts on file with the Office of Admission prior to the March 1 Priority Deadline.  For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office, LCSC, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. (800) 933-5272 or (208) 792-2224. 

*Effective 2013-2014 academic year.

Provost Scholarship*

The Provost Scholarship is awarded to promising Idaho high school seniors that have a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49 or a 20 ACT composite/950 SAT critical reading/verbal and math combined score and are Idaho residents. This $1,000 initial award amount can be renewed for up to four consecutive years of attendance at Lewis Clark State College. An annual $500 increase, during these four consecutive years, is an option if you maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 30 credits annually. Students must maintain a 3.0 semester GPA while completing at least 12 credits each semester. To be considered for the Provost Scholarship, students must be at least tentatively admitted to the college and have their 7th semester or 11th trimester high school transcripts on file with the Office of Admission prior to the March 1 Priority Deadline. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office, LCSC, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. (800) 933-5272 or (208) 792-2224.

*Effective 2013-2014 academic year.

Lewis-Clark State College Senior Scholarship*

This $500 one year scholarship was established to award LCSC seniors who have met increase criteria each year for an In-State Presidential or Provost Scholarship or a Presidential Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree, have completed at least 90 credits and have a minimum cumulative GPA, of 3.0.  Applicants must have met the increase criteria each year for the scholarships named above. A student cannot have had to petition for reinstatement of their scholarship at any time to be eligible for this award. No separate application is required and will be awarded based on meeting the above requirements.

*Effective for new scholarships awarded beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year. First awards will not be made until 2016-2017.

The following scholarships are offered through the Idaho State Board of Education.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents that will graduate from an Idaho high school and plan on enrolling as a full-time student.  To find out more information and apply visit: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/opportunity.asp 

GEAR UP Scholarship

Idaho residents who are a graduating senior of an Idaho high school may be eligible for this award. Students must plan to enroll as a full-time student and be participaiting in GEAR UP. To find out more information and to apply visit: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship/gear_up.asp

Governor's Cup

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents that will graduate from an Idaho high school. Academic or Technical students enrolled full-time could be eligible. Students with a 2.8 cumulative GPA and who demonstrate high commitment to public service should apply. To find out more information and to apply visit: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/gov_cup.asp

Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship

The spouse or children of a full-time Idaho public safety officer that was killed in the line of duty while working for the state of Idaho or the spouse or children of an Idaho resident that has been classified by the federal government as a prisoner of war, missing in action, or killed in action or died of injuries or wounds sustained in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party could be eligible for a tuition waiver while attending an Idaho college. To find out more information and to apply visit:
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/pub_safety.asp

Tschudy Family Scholarship

Idaho residents that have graduated from Emmett High School and enrolling full-time may be eligible for this scholarship. To find out more information and to apply visit: 
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/tschudy.asp


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