Financial Aid

Scholastic Achievement Scholarships for Idaho Students

2018-2019 Academic Year

The following table outlines merit-based awards for incoming Idaho freshman*. These renewable awards are based on being admitted tentatively by the March 1 Priority Deadline and having your 7th semester or 11th trimester transcripts on file with the Admissions Office.

Scholarship Name Award Criteria** Award Amount Maintenance Criteria Increase Criteria ($500/year)
Presidential

3.75-4.0 GPA OR 

ACT 30/SAT 1400

$2500/year 3.75 Semester GPA and complete 12 credits each semester 3.75 GPA and complete 30 credits annually
Provost

3.25-3.74 GPA OR ACT 22/SAT 1100

$1500/year 3.25 Semester GPA and complete 12 credits each semester 3.25 GPA and complete 30 credits annually
Dean

3.0-3.24 GPA OR

ACT 20/SAT 1020

$1000/year 3.0 Semester GPA and complete 12 credits each semester 3.0 GPA and complete 30 credits annually

*Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year. Students awarded prior to 2018-2019 should review the terms of their scholarship contract. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.

**ACT is composite score. SAT score is a combination of critical reading and math.

Maintenance Criteria Information

  • If students are not able to meet the maintenance criteria for the scholarship they were initially awarded, they will automatically drop down to the tier of the GPA they met.  Students will not be eligible for the $500 increase if they move down a tier.

Presidential Scholarship: 3.75-4.0 GPA

(Maintenance: 3.75 GPA, complete 24 credits annually)

 ↓

Provost Scholarship: 3.25-3.74 GPA

(Maintenance: 3.25 GPA, complete 24 credits annually)

 ↓

Dean Scholarship: 3.0-3.24 GPA

(Maintenance: 3.0 GPA, complete 24 credits annually)

  • Example: if you are awarded the Provost Scholarship, you must maintain a 3.25 semester GPA  and complete 12 credits per semester to continue to receive the scholarship.
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirements for your tier you will move down to the tier of the GPA you met. Example: If you're initially awarded the Presidential Scholarship (3.75 GPA), but you only earn a 3.0 semester GPA, you will receive the Dean Scholarship moving forward and not be eligible for annual increases.
  • Your award will stay at the initial award tier and will not increase to the next tier if you exceed GPA requirements. Example: You've received the Dean Scholarship with a 3.0 GPA. Your first semester you receive a 3.5 GPA. You will continue to receive the Dean Scholarship and not move up to the Provost tier.

Increase Criteria Information

  • You must maintain the respective minimum cumulative GPA for the initial scholarship you were awarded and complete 30 credits annually. (Presidential: 3.75 GPA, Provost: 3.25 GPA, Dean: 3.0 GPA).
  • Increase amount is $500 per year
  • Failing to meet increase criteria will keep your award amount at the current amount, based on meeting the maintenance criteria. Example: You have the Provost Scholarship. Your freshman year you earn a 3.25 GPA but only complete 26 credits. You will continue to receive the $2000 Provost Scholarship and will not be eligible for any increases moving forward. 

For more information on the Presidential, Provost and Dean scholarships, visit the Merit and Academic Scholarship Page

This is effective beginning the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients awarded prior to the 2018-2019 academic year should refer to their award contract or the Financial Aid Office for yearly award amounts.

  1. Scholarship are awarded Fall semester directly following high school graduation.
  2. Students must meet the scholarship eligiblity requirements, enroll as a full time student for the Fall semester directly following high school graduation from an accredited Idaho institution, and be tentatively admitted by the March 1 Priority Deadline.
  3. Students must meet maintenance criteria for each subsequent semester.

Note: Students are only eligible to receive one award. Example: Presidential Scholarship awardees are not eligible to receive the Provost Scholarship as well.

Awards are not official without an Award Letter and Scholarship Contract from the LCSC Financial Aid Office.

Awards are not final until a signed Award Letter and Scholarship Contract are returned to the Financial Aid Office. Award Letters and Contracts returned after the deadline will not be accepted.

There are many other scholarships available at Lewis-Clark State College.  

  • Scholarships are available for various majors, minority students and first-year freshman. Awards are based on academic merit, financial need or a combination of both.
  • Be sure to visit our Scholarships and Waivers page for a full listing of the Scholarships Lewis-Clark State College has to offer.

If you have any questions please feel free to utilize the Financial Aid Office as a resource by emailing us at scholarships@lcsc.edu


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