Financial Aid

Professional-Technical 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 questions contact the Financial Aid Office at any time or e-mail us at scholarships@lcsc.edu

Avista Scholars Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, students must be an incoming freshman and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to students pursuing one of the following degrees; Automated Manufacturing Technology, Engineering Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning and Appliance Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology or Welding Technology. A minimum of four, one-year scholarships are available. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Rob Copeland Memorial Scholarship          

This scholarship was established by Hall-Copeland employees in honor and memory of Rob and Tony Copeland. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in Auto Mechanics Technology, 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 demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1. 

The Bus & mary ellen durant timberline high school endowed scholarship

To be eligible for this award, students must be pursuing a degree in the Technical and Industrial Division, be classifed as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and be a graduate of Timberline High School or its successor in Clearwater County, Idaho. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Jimmy Guild Memorial Scholarship

The Jimmy Guild Memorial Scholarship is sponsored each year by the United Steel Workers International Union, Local #712. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in either the Technical and Industrial Division or Mathematics with an interest in Computer Science, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students graduating from local high schools and who are affiliated with a member of the United Steel Workers International Union, Local #712. This is a non-renewable scholarship.  A separate application is required and must be submitted by May 16.

Click here for a printable application 2014-2015 Jimmy Guild Memorial Scholarship Application

Hinman-Jensen Endowed Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor's of Applied Technology or Applied Science degree, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward his or her selected major. Preference shall be given to students who have not previously received this scholarship. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Innovation in Applied Engineering technology scholarship

To be eligible for this award, applicants must have completed at least 26 credits in the Associate's of Applied Engineering Technology program at LCSC, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate innovation in engineering sciences. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Clifford and W. E. Johnson Annual Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and be an Idaho resident. Preference will be given to students involved in 4-H or who have had prior involvement with 4-H and are pursuing a degree in a Professional-Technical program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The number of awards and amounts vary. This scholarship is awarded twice a year. The Spring 2015 application is due by November 7, 2014.

Click here for a printable application Spring 2015 Clifford and W.E. Johnson Annual Scholarship Application

Margaret G. Johnson and Marge J. Stout Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must have completed at least 12 credits the previous semester at LCSC, be pursuing a degree in a two or four year Professional-Technical Program, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be an Idaho resident. Preference will be given to students who are currently enrolled in a Business Technology & Service program. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The LCSC Welding Club Scholarship          

This scholarship was established by the LCSC Welding Club with the purpose of offsetting the educationally related expenses of a Lewis-Clark State College Welding Technology student. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one semester as a full-time student enrolled in the Welding Technology Program, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Logan Lustig Annual Scholarship          

This scholarship was established in memory of Logan Lustig. Logan was born a true farmer and dedicated his life to it. He found that the Diesel Technology Program at LCSC benefited him greatly in his farming endeavors. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the Diesel Technology Program. Preference will be given to students from Idaho who plan on using their degree in the farming industry. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The Merlin McCulley Memorial Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design/Printing Technology, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward his or her selected major. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The robbie miller memorial scholarship

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be pursuing a degree in a Professional-Technical Program, have a current standing of sophomore or above, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to displaced homemakers or students from Idaho School District 171. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Lyle and Sharon Parks Scholarship

The intent of this scholarship is to recognize an individual who demonstrates involvement in extracurricular, community, leadership and personal improvement activities. To be eligible, students must be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be a graduate of Kendrick High School in Kendrick, Idaho. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a Professional-Technical Program or Health Sciences. Secondary preference will be given to Math, Science, or Engineering programs.  A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1. 

Kenneth Rogers Memorial Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be enrolled in the Collision Repair Program, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, and have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward completion of his or her degree. Preference will be given to non-traditional students over the age of 25. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The Bill Sawyer Memorial Scholarship          

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Bill Sawyer to honor his memory. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in a Professional-Technical Program and have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward his or her selected major. Preference will be given to students from Idaho County with special needs (physical handicap, learning disability), or area high school underachievers and to those who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Award amount varies. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Shinn family Scholarship          

This scholarship was established in memory of Ethel Shinn by her family and friends. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one semester at LCSC, be pursuing a degree in a Professional-Technical Program, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Award amount varies.  A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

Dr. Milton L. Snyder and Dr. Dolores J. Gibbons Endowed Scholarship          

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be pursuing a degree in either a Professional-Technical Program or in Education with the intent to have a career in teaching or educational administration, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester and have a cumulative GPA consistent with the minimum required for admission and for progress toward his or her selected major. Preference will be given to students who are graduates of Lewiston High School and to those who have had substantial involvement with extracurricular activities and community involvement. If in any year, there are not qualified students from Lewiston High School, the scholarship may be offered to students meeting the same criteria from other Idaho public high schools. Extra consideration shall be given to those who have been gainfully employed during their high school years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1.

The Barry Swift Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Barry Swift. To be eligible for this award, students must be a non-traditional student pursuing a degree in the Technical and Industrial Division, be classified as full-time, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. A General Application is required and must be submitted by March 1. 

ANNE VESETH MEMORIAL continuing Education SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Idaho Professional-Technical Education Foundation in memory of Anne Veseth. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in a Professional-Technical Program, be classified as a full-time student, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be an Idaho resident having graduated from an Idaho high school. For more information, contact The Professional-Technical Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1602, Boise, ID 83701. A separate application is required and must be submitted by May 1.

Click here for a printable application Anne Veseth Memorial Continuing Education Scholarship

For additional technical scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out these sources:  

The following scholarships are external to LCSC. Information and applications can be found at the scholarship source websites provided. LCSC does not endorse any specific website and is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Note all scholarships are highly competitive and some may require early application dates. Review them well in advance to your desired receipt of scholarship funding.

Mamie Adams Memorial Award

A one-time scholarship of $1,000 for a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall or for undergraduate college students enrolled at a 2- or 4-year institution. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Preference given to students who have demonstrated consistency and improvement in their scholastic records. Can apply between February 1 and April 30. Write or call for detailed eligibility requirements. Key qualification is to show improvement in academic standing. 4126 Pocahontas Dr, Baytown, TX 77521; Phone: (713) 421-2915; FAX: (713) 421-2915.

National FFA Foundation (College & Voc/Tech School Scholarship Program)

Various scholarships for members and former members of Future Farmers of America. Many are for agriculture, but several are in other fields or for any field of study. One scholarship program is for non-members whose family's primary income is farming. Awards vary. More than $1 million is available for students. See website for details of individual awards or contact Marti Lindell at below address for the Program Guide. NATIONAL FFA FOUNDATION (College & Voc/Tech School Scholarship Program) PO Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960; Phone: (317) 802-4321; E-mail: mlindell@ffa.org; Internet: www.ffa.org

Cummins Power Scholarship

Cummins Northwest and Lewis-Clark State College are taking an active role in ensuring that future technicians are available. To qualify for the Cummins Power Scholarship, a student must be enrolled or plan to enroll in the Diesel Technology Program at LCSC. They must have at least a 2.5 GPA for the year prior to application and be a candidate for an A.A.S. degree, Advanced Technical Certificate or Technical Certificate in Diesel Technology. Covers the cost of student fees and textbooks (max $2,000/yr.). Cummins Northwest will also provide a position at a local branch as a technical trainee for up to 20 hours per week during school  and 40 hours per week during summer. Once chosen, the scholarship will be in effect until graduation or termination of employment for cause. Cummins Northwest Scholarship Committee, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 2710, Portland, OR 97208.

Craftsman NHRA Scholarship Program (High School Seniors Only)

The purpose of the program is to recognize and reward high school seniors who have worked hard not only academically but in helping to improve their local communities and schools. This is a great opportunity for students who are planning to specialize in the automotive or marketing field and attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university, or trade/technical school. The scholarship is funded by Craftsman and administered by the National Hot Rod Association Youth and Education Program.  $1,000 scholarships are awarded to three students at each of the 21 NHRA events.  Plus a $25,000 scholarship will be awarded to one gifted high-school student at the Sears Craftsman Nationals event in Madison, Illinois. Contact the Craftsman NHRA Scholarship Program at: NHRA Youth and Education Services, Attention: Marc Franco, 2035 Financial Way, Glendora, CA 91741-4602, Phone: (626) 250-2296.

Specialty Equipment Market Association Memorial Scholarship Fund (must be interested in auto)

This scholarship was established in 1984 to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket or related automotive fields. This award, while based on merit, is a needs-based award. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund clearly states that students "must demonstrate financial aid equal to, or exceeding the amount of, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund".  Contact the Specialty Equipment Market Association, 1575 Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765; Phone: (909) 396-0289; Fax: (909) 860-0184; http://www.sema.org/scholarships

American Welding Society District Scholarship (must be enrolled in welding, but would work great for a double major)

AWS offers scholarship funds that, once awarded, are payable directly to the school to which you have been accepted. It will cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies and related institutional costs. To participate in the District Scholarship Program, download and complete the online application, supply the requested documents and information, and mail them to the AWS Foundation, 550 NW Lejeune Road, Miami, FL 33126, Attention: Neida Herrera, Development Coordinator. Website is www.aws.org  and the deadline for receiving applications at the Foundation office, however, is March 1. Scholarships are awarded usually from May to June, with the funds made available for the coming fall term. 

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) Foundation Scholarship

Awards are made to high school seniors and to students already enrolled in trade schools or college programs in welding, manufacturing technology, engineering, and other metal working programs. Although diesel students are not eligible for this scholarship, double majors are i.e., Diesel/Welding. The scholarship is an exclusive benefit to members of FMA and it's affiliate, The Tube & Pipe Association (TPA). A student is eligible if he or she is: Student member of FMA or TPA, Student whose parent or guardian is a Personal Member of FMA or TPA, Full time college student employed by a TPA or FMA Company Member, Student whose parent or guardian is employed by a TPA of FMA Company Member. A student membership costs $25. You must be an active member before the first of the year to be eligible for that year. April 30 is the deadline for application. The applicant must have a 3.0 or better GPA to be eligible. Go to www.fmametalfab.org for information and applications. FMA Foundation, 833 Featherstone Rd, Rockford, IL 61107; Phone: (815) 399-8775; FAX: (815) 282-7727; or E-mail: info@fmametalfab.org


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