• Scholarships

    Lewis and Clark Community College, the Lewis and Clark Community College and Monticello Foundations, the Lewis and Clark Faculty Association, and other public and private organizations offer a variety of scholarships to assist students with funding their education.  Listed below you will find various Lewis and Clark Scholarship opportunities and links to other scholarship sources.

    What's available?

    Lewis and Clark's scholarship application process is now online. Click "Apply Now" to visit our scholarships portal and see everything available from the L&C Foundation and Financial Aid. Download a list here.


    The following applications need to be filled out separately:

    • Phi Theta Kappa Board of Trustees Scholarship - Lewis and Clark Community College students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at L&C can apply for this scholarship.
    • Lewis and Clark Faculty Association scholarships - Awarded to students selected by a faculty committee. These scholarships are not affiliated with the Financial Aid Office and must be applied for separately.
      • Academic Excellence Scholarship - A $500 scholarship ($250 fall semester and $250 spring semester) intended to encourage excellence and enterprise among students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must have completed 24 or more credit hours of L&C coursework and be enrolled at least half time (six hours or more) each semester. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an L&C faculty or staff member (although one recommendation may come from a high school instructor if you graduated high school within the last year) are also required. This scholarship is not automatically renewed each academic year. Students need to reapply.
      • Chris Sutcliff Memorial Education Career Scholarship - Formerly known as the Education Career Scholarship, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a continuing or returning baccalaureate degree candidate pursuing a career in education. The award is given each year to the four-year institution attended by the recipient. To be considered, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or over and have completed 24 or more credit hours of L&C coursework. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from L&C faculty or staff members, are also required.
      • Lewis and Clark and Monticello Foundation scholarships 
      • L&C Olin Minority Scholarship - A L&C and Olin Corporation partnership offers scholarship opportunities to students from ethnic minority groups pursuing degrees in Business, Engineering or Technology. Recipients are announced at the annual Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Banquet each spring.
      • Department scholarships - Many L&C departments offer their own scholarships for students studying in a particular field or program. Information about these scholarships is available in our current catalog.
      • UMSL and L&C Community College President’s Scholarship – Lewis and Clark Community College students who plan to transfer to University of Missouri – Saint Louis may receive tuition and mandatory fees for up to 15 credit hours in each of the fall and spring semesters and up to 5 credit hours in one summer. It may be received for up to two years, not to exceed 60 credit hours. To be considered, you must have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, have applied for graduation with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and have received the degree before starting at UMSL, be admitted to UMSL for fall semester by March 20 or for spring semester by Oct. 15, and be nominated by L&C. L&C will select three nominees and submit their applications to UMSL. UMSL will choose one of the three L&C nominees to receive their Community College President’s Scholarship.
    • Calvin and Juanita Ritchey Whitlock Education Scholarship - The Whitlock Education Foundation was established by Calvin Whitlock to provide educational scholarships to students furthering their education at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. The amount of money awarded will vary annually based upon available funds. Visit for application.

    Illinois Scholarship Programs


    National Scholarships

    L&C is able to nominate two students for each of the two prestigious national scholarships listed below.  for the All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship.  Each L&C nominee continues the competition on the national level with students from all 50 states.

    • All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship - Deadline 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017. Applications will be available in September 2017 for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Twenty Students who were nominated by their community college will be selected to the national team, each receiving from around the country a $2,500 stipend, obelisk, and medallion. These students will be featured in an April 2017 2018 issue of the USA TODAY newspaper and presented at Phi Theta Kappa's Presidents Breakfast held during the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges Convention (AACC). The top scoring student from each of the fifty states will be named a New Century Scholar and will receive a $2,000 stipend. New Century Scholars will be presented at the AACC Convention. Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, receiving $1,500, fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, receiving $1,250, and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars, receiving $1,000. Nominees from L&C will automatically be designated ALL-Illinois Scholars and awarded a medallion at an annual banquet in April 2018 held in Springfield, IL, to honor all of the nominees from Illinois community colleges.
    • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program - The online application period is open October– December each year. Selected applicants are notified in April.  –This scholarship annually awards approximately 30 55 scholarships to outstanding community college students to pursue a baccalaureate degree to any accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad. The Cooke Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for 2-year and community college transfer students in the country.  Every  Scholarship amounts vary varies depending on the cost of attendance and other scholarships or grants received. Learn more.