Opportunities for Students of All Types and Abilities

Many public and private organizations offer a variety of scholarships to help you fund your education.

Between Lewis and Clark Community College and the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation, more than 175 scholarships are available each year for a total value of nearly $600,000. Scholarships vary in amount, but about half cover full annual tuition and fees, approximately $4,500 for an in-district, full-time student. Download a list of scholarships.

Scholarship applications open each year for the following academic year on Oct. 1. The scholarship application for 2024-25 is closed.

How to Apply

To apply, students must have a Lewis and Clark email and password, which you’ll receive after enrolling at the college or as a high school student enrolled in a dual credit course through L&C. Once your college application is processed, you can contact L&C’s Help Desk at (618) 468-HELP to retrieve your log in credentials, then apply for scholarships.

Complete one application to be auto-matched to our list of scholarship opportunities. Applicants will be asked to complete follow-up items to be considered for scholarships with additional requirements.

More information about our scholarships and how to apply is available on the Scholarship Dashboard.

Scholarship Dashboard

Don’t have an L&C email? Contact Scholarship Program Coordinator Cora Gray for assistance.

Other Opportunities

The following applications need to be filled out separately:

  • Madison County Community Development Scholarship - This scholarship is offered through Madison County Community Development to students planning to attend college during the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 terms. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are residents of Madison County and attending a college, a university or a training program in the State of Illinois. The Community Services Block Grant program will select five students to receive a $4,000.00 scholarship. Awards will be disbursed in two $2,000 increments at the start of each semester. Download the application

  • UMSL and L&C Community College President’s Scholarship Lewis and Clark 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 one summer semester. 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 in Science (A.S.) degree and have received the degree before starting at UMSL, and be admitted to UMSL for fall semester by March 20 or for spring semester by Oct. 15. Scholarship applications are due to the L&C Financial Aid Office by March 1 (fall transfers), and Oct. 1 (spring transfers). One student will be nominated by L&C each semester, and UMSL will contact awardees.

  • Calvin and Juanita Ritchey Whitlock Education ScholarshipThe 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. The amount of money awarded will vary annually based upon available funds. Visit jerseystatebank.com for the application

Illinois Scholarships

Visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website to find out more about state scholarships.   

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 application (coming soon) and submit it to the Financial Aid Office by Oct. 15. 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 50 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. 
  • 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.