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  • Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation Scholarship Program

    For students enrolling at L&C, nearly $300,000 in scholarships is up for grabs each year. Applications are due in early March for the following academic year, but unawarded scholarships may be available through a second application cycle opening in July. Established by private donors and the L&C Board of Trustees, more than 120 scholarships exist for students of all ages, abilities, levels of academic standing and full or part-time enrollment status. Half of these scholarships cover a student’s full tuition and fees (approximately $4,500 value for a full-time student.)

    Apply for a Scholarship

    Any student who has applied to L&C is qualified and encouraged to apply for a scholarship at Applicants are automatically matched to scholarships for which they qualify and will be notified in the spring if they are selected for an award. Annually, the scholarship application process opens in October with the deadline in March. A Scholarship Committee comprised of professional educators from local school districts review the applications and recommend recipients.

    What makes our Scholarships so special

    Scholarships are provided by support from various individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the community, who either contribute money annually to fund the needed support, or whom have established endowed scholarships. No matter where the support comes from, it has a profound impact on our students.

    Endowed scholarships may be set up by individuals, families or corporations through an initial minimum contribution of $30,000 or more to establish an annual scholarship in perpetuity. By definition, an endowed scholarship is one in which the fund principal remains intact and fund distributions are only drawn from the interest that is accumulated each year. These scholarships may be named to honor the memory of someone; identified with a family or corporation or named after a particular cause, need or group that is important to the donor.

    The Foundation Office works with the donor(s) to establish the selection criteria for their scholarships and may rest assured their wishes will be carried out explicitly. 

    For more information or to set up an Endowed Scholarship, please contact the Foundation Office.


    Thanks to the support of private donors and the L&C Board of Trustees, many students are able to be recognized for their hard work, determination and perseverance each year through the Lewis and Clark Foundation scholarship program. These recipients from the last academic year are listed below.

    Distinguished Scholars

    These students graduated in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. Their high school is one of the eighteen in Lewis and Clark’s seven-county district. They received a full two-year scholarship for tuition and fees.

    Abigail Balz, Jerseyville
    Madelynn Gilman, Jerseyville
    Malynn Hannaford, Bethalto
    Wyatt Heflin, Bunker Hill
    Bryce Higginbotham, Benld
    Austin Wilburn, East Alton
    Ethan Hannaford, Bethalto
    Nicholas Munn, Hartford
    Nicholas Neal, Bethalto
    Jaidyn Peebles, Wood River
    Morgan Rauscher, Alton
    Raeann Rorie, Roxana
    Samantha Schleeper, Jerseyville
    Erin Spahr, Bethalto
    Samuel Stutz, Godfrey

    Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholars

    These students were Valedictorians or Salutatorians of their high school class of 2020. Their high school is one of the eighteen in Lewis and Clark’s seven-county district. They received a full scholarship for tuition and fees. 


    Gabrielle Emmons, Brighton
    Marisa Haskell, White Hall
    Macie Kinder, Golden Eagle
    Emily Schmidt, Gillespie


    Briget Dolliger, Benld
    Adalinn Lamb, Greenfield

    Golden Eagle Scholars

    These students graduated in the top 11% - 20% of their high school graduating class. Their high school is one of the eighteen in Lewis and Clark’s seven-county district. They received a full scholarship for tuition and fees.

    Reese Beckman, Wood River
    Lakeleigh Brown, White Hall
    Madelyn Ehlers, Bethalto
    Michaela Hinderhan, Kane
    Addisyn Neuhaus, Alton
    Emma Voumard, Godfrey
    Valerie Walters, Godfrey

    L&C Board of Trustees Career Scholarships

    The College Board offers a full scholarship for tuition for each of its Career and Technical Education academic programs.

    Andrew Beck, Bethalto, Business Technology
    Rebecca Besserman, Gillespie, Nursing
    Trenton Buchanan, Batchtown, Process Operation Technology
    Katelun DeOrnellas, Carrollton, Drafting and Design
    Julia Dunaway, Collinsville, Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Cassie Havis, Godfrey, Child Development
    Sarah Hermann, Bunker Hill, Information Technology
    Payne Hubbs, Brighton, Fire Science
    McKenna Jones, Godfrey, Accounting
    Jacob Liles, Jerseyville, Welding Technology
    Zane Longley, Jerseyville, Radio Broadcasting
    Aubrey McCormick, Dow, Exercise Science
    Lynette McDonald, Alton, Graphic Design
    Kierstyn McElroy, Roodhouse, Dr. Rance Thomas Scholarship for Criminal Justice
    Justin Reiske, Cottage Hills, Web Design & Development
    Megan Sheckler, East Alton, Dental Hygeine
    Matthew Weidner, Bunker Hill, Engineering Science

    L&C Foundation Alumni Association Scholarship

    Alumni of the College generously fund two $750 scholarships for tuition and fees. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have completed 28 hours at L&C. This is often a finish-line scholarship that helps students reach their graduation goals.

    Esmerelda Johnson, Medora
    Jennifer Schultz, Fieldon

    L&C Minority Student Scholarship

    Amani Bejoile-Brooks, Alton
    Jordan Keiser, Godfrey
    Kristopher Mallon, Wood River

    L&C Talent Award Scholarship

    Ashtyn Britt, Godfrey
    Kaleigh Grace, Dow
    Jenna Lathrom, Jerseyville
    Alivia Levi, Alton
    Jonathan Mertz, Roxana
    Samantha Moore, Godfrey
    Alexia Pelletier, Rockbridge

    L&C Transfer Scholarship

    Mallory Duggan, Jerseyville
    Maura Eads, Jerseyville
    Ryan Eschbach, Jerseyville
    Nathan Ricci, Bethalto
    Ashton Wilson, Medora
    Dailyn Young, Brighton

    Named Scholarships

    The following scholarships were established by community members and are funded through their annual gift or interest income on their endowment held by the L&C Foundation. We thank them for leaving an indelible mark on the education of our students.

    Stephen Abraham, Wood River, Lakin Scholarship for Students at Roxana and East Alton/Wood River High Schools
    Emily Allgood, Jerseyville, The Jake Rose Scholarship for Physical Science
    Zachary Axsom, Bethalto, The Halpin Music Company Scholarship
    Samantha Bauer, Edwardsville, The Talley Broadcasting Corporation Scholarship
    Hannah Beck, Glen Carbon, The Edna Sawyer Memorial Scholarship
    Andrew Beck, Bethalto, The Scott Credit Union Scholarship
    Allyse Bland, Eldred, The Jane K. Bruker Scholarship for Nursing Students
    Gage Booten, East Alton, The Eric & Joan Gowin Scholarship for Construction Management
    Leigha Callison, Bethalto, Bold Enterprises, Inc. Scholarship
    Hannah Camerer, Godfrey, The Monticello College Foundation and Alumnae Endowed Scholarship
    Gary Chapman, Shipman, The Albert Stevens Scholarship for Mass Communications
    Callie Chappee, Alton, The Carol A. Kempske Scholarship for Women
    Alexandria Conner, Godfrey, The Virginia Cramblet, R.N., Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students
    Wyatt Courier, Greenfield, Dylan M. Kiehna Automotive Technology Scholarship
    Amanda Cox, Alton, The Theresa D. Finkes Nursing Scholarship
    Alyx Dell, Godfrey, HSHS St. Francis Hospital Scholarship
    Suzanne Demartini, Benld, Busey Bank Scholarship
    Mallory Duggan, Jerseyville, The Edward & Lois Davis Scholarship
    Makayla Eardley, Dow, The Theresa D. Finkes Nursing Scholarship
    Christopher Elam, Godfrey, The Virginia Cramblet, R.N., Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students
    Blaine Embley, Brighton, Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club--William E. Moyer Vocational Arts & Science Scholarship
    Kaleigh Grace, Dow, The Patsy Goss "Onward & Upward" Scholarship
    Mark Haluch, Wood River, Phillips66 Scholarship
    Kimberly Harris, Glen Carbon, Marlene Barach Scholarship for Women
    Liberty Hartley, Gillespie, Roberts Motors Endowed Scholarship
    Megan Hess, Bethalto, The Lawrence F. and Ellen Jane Gallo Endowed Scholarship
    Stephen Hindelang, Edwardsville, Mildred L. Thompson Scholarship for Nursing Students
    Gretchen Housmann, Hardin, Godfrey Women's Club Scholarship
    Esmerelda Johnson, Medora, The Susan Hemminger & Robert Awe Educational Scholarship
    Eric King, East St. Louis, Phillips66 PTEC Minority Scholarship
    Keaton Linkeman, Moro, The Robert R. & Verna F. Werts Scholarship
    Emily Manar, Bunker Hill, The Alice Stebbin Wells Scholarship for Criminal Justice
    Stephanie Martintoni, Livingston, Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship and The Linda L. Orr Occupational Therapy Assistant Scholarship
    Lucia Mattea, Alton, The Linda K. Nevlin Scholarship for Humanities
    Lynette McDonald, Alton, Postlewait-Brunjes Scholarship for Alton Area BPW-Women over 25
    Mariko Oshier, Hardin, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union Scholarship
    Ava Ostendorf , Bunker Hill, Chris Sutcliff Memorial Educational Career Scholarship
    Austin Reed, Bethalto, The Wanita E. & Wilbur R.L. Trimpe Memorial Scholarship
    Morgan Riley, Godfrey, Judge Phillip J. Kardis Scholarship and the Postlewait-Brunjes Scholarship for Alton Area BPW-HS
    Bradley Rose, Batchtown, Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club--William E. Moyer Vocational Arts & Science Scholarship
    William Schleeper, Golden Eagle, The Larry D. Underwood Scholarship
    Amy Scroggins, Wood River, The Edna Sawyer Memorial Scholarship
    Rachel Simmons, Bethalto, The Trula Mae O'Neil Family Scholarship
    Shane Simmons, Bethalto, The Trula Mae O'Neil Family Scholarship
    Webb Slifka, Alhambra, The Jordan C. Klope Memorial Scholarship
    Tonya Strohbeck, Brighton, Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River Scholarship
    Trinity Swift, Brighton, John F. Schmidt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Alyson Varble , Godfrey, Academic Excellence Scholarship
    Mary Ventimiglia, Alton, Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship
    Jessica Vetter, Jerseyville, James Price Memorial Scholarship

    Dogs of Society Scholarship

    This scholarship is to fund students enrolled in Music Education. It is funded by the annual Dogs of Society Scholarship Concert whose keyboardist is L&C Professor of Music, Louis Michael and percussionist is L&C Professor of Music, Peter Hussey.

    Michael Coseglia, Edwardsville
    Connor Johnson, Pontoon Beach
    Shanette Miller, Alton
    Natalie O'Randa, Godfrey

    Hough Family Scholarship

    This scholarship, offered by the L&C Financial Aid department, is for students who graduated from Carrollton High School. Students must apply for the scholarship each semester. Click here for application.

    Katelun DeOrnellas
    Jacob Graner
    Curtis Lake
    Carley Pyatt

    Monticello College Foundation Scholarship for Deserving Women

    In honor of the Godfrey campus’s 182 year-old history, the Monticello College Foundation funds annual scholarships to further the education of women at L&C.

    Sophia Blagoue, Bethalto
    Katherine Cook, Wood River
    Taylor Jones, East Alton
    Grace Martin, Gillespie
    Ryan Pierce, Moro
    Halley Schnettegoecke, Greenfield