Financial Aid

Minority 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

Avista Scholars Diversity Scholarship          

Avista Corporation has developed a scholarship program for ethnic minority students attending LCSC. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields:  Accounting, Biology/Chemistry, Business, Communications, Computer Science/Technology, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathmatics, Natural Resources, Political Science, Statistics or Technology and be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester. Two one year awards available. One scholarship will be awarded to a student of any ethnic minority background and the second will be awarded to a Native American student. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The Leona H. Craw Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been set up by Leona H. Craw’s daughter, Patricia, in memory of her mother to benefit Native American Indian students seeking a degree. To be eligible, students must be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be a Native American Indian. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Dean and Colleen Mahoney Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to students who are of minority descent and to those who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. One annual award is available and the amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1. 

Plateau Native American Trust Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Alan H. Smith, an anthropologist, professor and administrator of Washington State University who devoted most of his life developing a deep appreciation and respect for the Native American people of the Northwest. He contributed immensely to a better understanding of Native American culture, especially from the Plateau Tribes. This scholarship program is currently benefiting students who are members of Columbia Plateau Tribes.  A separate application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Click here for a printable application 2014-2015 Plateau Native American Trust Scholarship Application 

Riddle Family Scholarship

This scholarship has been set up to benefit Native American students pursuing an Education degree at Lewis-Clark State College. To be eligible, students must have acquired 75-90 credits, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, be an enrolled tribal member or be a first or second degree descendent of a federal or state recognized tribe, be within one semester of applying to the Teacher Education Program and not be in default on federal student loans or grant repayment.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A separate application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Click here for a printable application 2014-2015 Riddle Family Scholarship

The Andrew L. Smith Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Andrew L. Smith to honor his memory. To be eligible, students must have a current standing of sophomore or above, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward his or her selected major and have a high degree of ambition (evidenced by recommendations of college staff and/or others). Preference will be given to Native American Students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Two letters of recommendation must accompany application. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Isaac "Ike" Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Each year, this scholarship is awarded to one Native American Student. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 15 credits at LCSC, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have at least one parent enrolled in a federal or state recognized tribe or be of Native American status in Canada. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.


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