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  • Scholarships

    Lewis and Clark Community College, the Lewis and Clark Community College and Monticello College 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.

    Meet the 2020-2021 Scholars

    What's available?


    Online Application Scholarships

    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 scholarship list.

    Apply for scholarships between October 1 and March 1 for the following school year. Complete one short online application to be automatically matched with all eligible awards. Contact your Financial Aid Advisor for more information.


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    Individual Scholarships

    The following applications need to be filled out separately:

    • 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 credits hours in each of the fall and spring semesters and up to 5 credit hours in the summer. The Scholarship may be received for up to two years, not to exceed 60 credit hours. To be considered, students must have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, have applied for graduation with an Associate in arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and have received the degree before starting at UMSL, be admitted by UMSL for fall semester by April 1 or for spring semester by November 1, and be selected by L&C. L&C will select recipient and submit recipient’s name to UMSL 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 jerseystatebank.com for application.
    • Hough Family Scholarship

      The Hough Family Scholarship is available to graduates of Carrollton High School. Applicants must be enrolled - or plan to enroll - full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) at Lewis & Clark Community College. They must also show need as determined by L&C's Financial Aid Office based on L&C's Cost of Attendance, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a brief essay describing financial need. This scholarship funds 50% of a student’s balance due for tuition, fees and books each semester for one year. The annual application deadlines are August 31 and January 31. Complete the online application.

    • Derrick and Kathleen Richardson Scholarship

      The Derrick and Kathleen Richardson Scholarship is available to Black/African-American residents of Madison County, IL who plan to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Completion program at Lewis & Clark Community College and pursue a career with the Alton Fire Department. This scholarship pays a minimum of $500 tuition and fees each semester. Complete the online application. The annual application deadlines are August 1st for the fall semester and January 2nd for the spring semester. Awards will be announced before the start of term.

    Illinois Scholarship Programs

    Visit https://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/ to find out more information about scholarship opportunities through the state.

    National Scholarships

    L&C promotes two prestigious national scholarships; the All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program. 

    • All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship - L&C is able to nominate four outstanding students for the All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship. To be considered for nomination, students must first complete the attached application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office by October 15th. L&C nominees will compete for this scholarship with other community college students at the national level. Twenty students from around the country will be selected to the “National Team.” Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a commemorative medallion and be presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention.
      • The top-scoring student from each of the fifty states will be named a “New Century Scholar” and will be presented at the AACC convention.
      • Fifty students will be named “Gold Scholars” and will receive a $1,500 stipend.
      • Fifty students will be named “Silver Scholars” and will receive a $1,250 stipend
      • Fifty students will be named “Bronze Scholars” and will receive a $1,000 stipend.
      • L&C nominees will be designated as “All-Illinois Scholars” and honored with other Illinois community college nominees at an annual banquet in April, held in Springfield, IL. L&C nominees will also be honored at the annual L&C Honors Banquet at the college in April.
      You can find more information about this opportunity at https://www.ptk.org/scholarships/bachelors-degree/all-usa-academic-team/
    • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program - Online applications are available at www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships and are accepted from October to January. Applications are then reviewed and recipients are notified in April. The JKC Foundation Scholarship annually awards approximately 30 - 55 scholarships to outstanding community college students to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad. The Cooke Foundation provides up to $55,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the cost of tuition and other scholarships or grants received. L&C recipients will be honored at the annual L&C Honors Banquet at the College in April. Learn more.