GODFREY – The application for Lewis and Clark Community College scholarships for 2021-2022 is now available at www.lc.edu/scholarships.
The entire application process is online. Filling out a single application will match students with all eligible scholarships.
More than 150 scholarships are available for a total value of nearly $500,000. Scholarships vary in amount, but about half cover full annual tuition and fees, approximately $4,500 for an in-district, full-time student.
Thanks to generous donors, there are scholarship opportunities available for people of all ages, abilities and levels of academic achievement. Through the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation, donors empower students by making a high-quality education even more accessible.
Some donors have restricted their scholarships to students from a specific town, or who are people of color, or who are women.
“At L&C, everyone is a scholar,” said Debby Edelman, L&C Foundation director of development. “You don’t have to be the ‘best and brightest’ to qualify. It’s worth completing the simple application.”
Last year, more than 300 students applied for 150 scholarships.
The application asks for demographic information and includes two essay questions.
“These are the key,” Edelman said. “One asks students to share their education, career and life goals. The other asks them to explain why they need a scholarship.”
Edelman said the essay questions are the students’ opportunity to stand out to the Scholarship Review Committee, which is composed of educators from local school districts who volunteer their time every spring to review the applications and select the recipients.
“The quality of the applications last year was impressive,” Edelman said. “Students took advantage of the essay to share how life-changing a scholarship would be for them. That’s exactly why people fund scholarships, to help others.”
To apply, students must have a Blazernet ID and password. Incoming students will need to apply to L&C first at www.lc.edu/applying. Once the college application is processed, new students will receive their credentials and can apply for a scholarship.
Students in high school dual credit courses should contact L&C’s Help Desk at (618) 468-HELP or firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve their credentials.
The application is made available each year via the college’s website in November. The deadline to apply is March 1, and scholarships are awarded in April. Selected students have until June 30 to accept their awards. If students decline the award, those scholarships will be offered to other qualified students.
For more information on scholarships at Lewis and Clark, visit www.lc.edu/scholarships. Contact the L&C Foundation at (618) 468-2011 or L&C Financial Aid at (618) 468-2223.