Financial Aid

Minority Scholarships

Be sure to first read the submission instructions relating to the version of the General Application you are submitting (paper or online). Only one General Application is required per student. If completing the paper version, be sure to include the checklist indicating the scholarships for which you would like to be considered.

General Applications, paper or online, must be submitted by the March 1 deadline.

All scholarships require a General Application, unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description. For scholarships requiring a separate application, it will be listed below the description.

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

TO BE ELIGIBLE, STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING BULLETED SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS.

Avista Scholars Diversity Scholarship          

Avista Corporation has developed a scholarship program for ethnic minority students attending LCSC.

  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester.
  • Pursuing a degree in one of the following fields:  Accounting, Biology/Chemistry, Business, Communications, Computer Science/Technology, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Political Science, Statistics or Technology
  • One award will go to a student of any ethnic minority background
  • One award will go to a Native American student

The H. William and barbara belknap scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Must be an enrolled member or descendent of the Nez Perce Tribe
  • Must be a graduate of Lapwai, Idaho High School and/or be a resident of the Lapwai, Idaho community
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office

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.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Be a Native American Indian

Dean and Colleen Mahoney Scholarship          

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Preference:
    • Students who are of minority descent
    • Students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office

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 2017-2018 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.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Must have acquired 60-90 credits
  • Be within two semesters of applying to the Teacher Education Program
  • Not be in default on federal student loans or grant repayment
  • 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 2017-2018 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.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Have a current standing of sophomore or above
  • Have a high degree of ambition (evidenced by recommendations of college staff and/or others)
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
  • Preference:
    • Given to Native American Students

Isaac "Ike" Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Each year, this scholarship is awarded to one Native American Student.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must have completed at least 15 credits at LCSC
  • Have at least one parent enrolled in a federal or state recognized tribe or be of Native American status in Canada

Angel B. Zepeda Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of Angel B. Zepeda, a successful businessman who has worked in the food industry for over 30 years.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Full-time student, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester
  • Pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
  • Preference:
    • Given to a student of Hispanic heritage

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