Editor’s note: The coverage below is an excerpt containing only Macoupin County Students. View the entire list on Lewis and Clark’s website.
GODFREY – Through various opportunities, L&C is empowering students by making higher education more accessible.
“Together, Lewis and Clark Community College’s Financial Aid department and the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation have produced stunning scholarship results despite these difficult times,” said Mark Kratschmer, president of the L&C Foundation’s Board of Directors.
More than 300 students from throughout the college’s district applied for scholarships, including opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and levels of academic achievement, for the 2020-2021 academic year.
In total, between the college’s Financial Aid department and L&C Foundation, 147 scholarships totaling nearly $475,000 are being awarded.
“Almost two-thirds of the scholarships are funded by donors,” Kratschmer said. “We are grateful for their faith in our students and for their trust.”
The application is made available each year in November at www.lc.edu/scholarships. Applicants complete one online application and are automatically matched to scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarships are awarded in April by a committee of local educators. Selected students have until June 30 to accept their award. If they decline, the scholarship is awarded to another qualified student.
The L&C Foundation still has about $27,000 worth of remaining scholarships available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must apply at www.lc.edu/scholarships by Aug. 7.
Scholarships vary in value, but about half cover full tuition and fees, approximately $4,500 for an in-district, full time student.
Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients:
Benld – Suzanne Demartini, Busey Bank Scholarship; Briget Dolliger, L&C Salutatorian Scholarship; Bryce Higginbotham, Distinguished Scholars Award;
Brighton – Blaine Embley, Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club-William E. Moyer Vocational Arts & Science Scholarship; Gabrielle Emmons, L&C Valedictorian Scholarship; Payne Hubbs, L&C Board of Trustees Career Scholarship – Fire Science; Tonya Strohbeck, Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River Scholarship; Trinity Swift, John F. Schmidt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Dailyn Young, L&C Transfer Scholarship;
Bunker Hill – Wyatt Heflin, Distinguished Scholars Award; Emily Manar, The Alice Stebbin Wells Scholarship for Criminal Justice; Matthew Weidner, L&C Board of Trustees Career Scholarship – Engineering Science; Emma Wilkinson, L&C Board of Trustees Career Scholarship – Medical Assisting;
Gillespie – Liberty Hartley, Roberts Motors Endowed Scholarship; Emily Schmidt, L&C Valedictorian Scholarship;
Medora – Ashton Wilson, L&C Transfer Scholarship;
Shipman – Gary Chapman, The Albert Stevens Scholarship for Mass Communications.