List of commonly asked questions about scholarships. If you cannot find an answer, please contact scholarship staff listed at the bottom of the page.
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You can apply for multiple scholarships with only one application.
There are more than 100 scholarships awarded totaling more than $270,000 each year!
Some scholarships may also be used to pay for other school related expenses, like transportation or child care.
LCC Scholarships are not transferable to other schools.
You must use your LCC username and LCC password to login to the online scholarship application process. If you do not know your username or password, go to LCC's Online Services and scroll to Student Accounts, then click "Get my Username and Password".
Be thoughtful. These are worth the most points in the scoring of your application.
The questions are:
Essay Tip! Compose your responses beforehand in a Word document and then copy and paste into your online scholarship application. You can use them for other scholarship opportunities!
Essay Tip! Spelling and grammar count! Ask someone to proofread your responses and give you feedback. Your responses help tell the Scholarship Committee who you are. This is your opportunity to show that you're a strong and serious candidate who will make a positive difference of this investment in your future.
Follow the directions in the "attach documents" portion of your online application. If you need help there is a scanner available for student use in the Career and Employment office at the LCC Admissions Center.
These specific recommendation requests will be available with the individual opportunity. There is also an optional LCC Recommendation Form available in the general application. Recommendations are sent and received via email. Responses will be uploaded directly to your LCC Scholarship application. The recommendation will not be viewable by students, but will show applicants whether the request has been completed or not.
Simply review and answer the supplemental questions and then click "Finish and submit".
Notifications will be sent to your Lower Columbia College student Gmail account notifying you of the LCC Scholarship Committee's decision regarding the scholarships that you applied for.
Award notification typically begins in June. All scholarship notifications are sent through you LCC student email. LCC uses Gmail for student email accounts. Please check this account often.
For help with your LCC student email account please see Technical Help & Resources/Gmail
To login to your LCC student email see Email - Students.
The link to login to your student email is accessible from any page on the LCC website. Click the drop down arrow located at the top right of any page and select 'Email - Students'.
If there is any extra money, a voucher may be issued for you to purchase books and supplies in the LCC bookstore. Scholarship awards less than $1,000 are usually paid out in a single quarter. Awards greater than $1,000 are usually distributed over fall, winter, and spring quarters.