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New scholarship will benefit LCSC women's basketball program

LEWISTON, Idaho – An anonymous donor has created a $40,000 endowed scholarship in memory of Dr. Robert Colburn to benefit the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball program.  Dr. Colburn and his wife Betty were major contributors to the college and sponsors of LCSC women’s basketball program for over 20 years.

Dr. Colburn was a founding member of Lewiston Orthopaedic Associates, the first orthopedic clinic in the Lewis Clark Valley.  He was also instrumental in bringing many first-time and innovative orthopaedic techniques to the valley and the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Colburn’s family will be in attendance at the LCSC women’s basketball game Saturday night and an announcement about the new endowment will be made during halftime.  Members of the team are encouraging donations to grow the endowment.

The anonymous donation was made through the Lewis-Clark State College Foundation.  The Foundation’s fundraising effort Campaign LCSC - Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future is approaching its goal of $12 million, having raised over $11,400,000 thus far.

Gifts to Campaign LCSC can be made online, by sending a check, donating stocks, or even donating agricultural commodities.  To make a gift, please go to or contact Mary Hasenoehrl at [email protected] or 208-792-2458.