The LCC Foundation and College administer scholarships offered by the institutions,

other foundations, organizations and agencies. Most scholarships have been awarded for the current year.  2018-2019 scholarships will open after 11/1/18.  

For more detailed information on available scholarships, call 719.336.1590 or email

Scholarships Available

Scholarship NameSponsorCategoryDescriptionDueAmountApply
Horse Training & Management ScholarshipLCC HTM DepartmentAgriculture / EquineCreated to reward those individuals who exhibit integrity, desire and dedication in the area of horse training.closedvariesHorse Training & Management Scholarship apply online
Agriculture ScholarshipLCC Agriculture Department & donorsAgriculture / EquineAvailable to students who possess a strong academic and leadership background and have an educational interest in agriculture.closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)Agriculture Scholarship apply online
John E. Ketcham Memorial ScholarshipFriends & family of John KetchamAgriculture / EquineIntended for Horse Training & Management and/or LCC Rodeo students entering their sophomore year.closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)John E. Ketcham Memorial Scholarship apply online
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship National Western Stock ShowAgriculture / EquineAvailable for a freshman student studying in an agriculture-related area.closed$1,750 / semester (fall, spring)National Western Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship apply online
Robert H. Rawlings ScholarshipsRobert H. Rawlings FoundationBusiness / JournalismStudents intending to complete their associate degrees and continue toward Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (preferred) or business.closed $1,000 / semester (fall, spring)Robert Hoag Rawlings Scholarships apply online
Colorado Merit ScholarshipColorado Department of Higher EducationGeneral2.75 GPA or higher or GED score 550 or higher
Colorado residents only
Must be eligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid as determined by FAFSA and enrolled at least half-time.
7/1/18$500 / semester (fall, spring)Colorado Merit Scholarship apply online
Kane Family Foundation LCC ScholarshipsKane Family FoundationGeneralTwo-year scholarships for two full-time students completing studies at LCC.closedFull tuition, mandatory fees, & booksKane Family Foundation LCC Scholarships apply online
Lamar Rotary Club ScholarshipLamar Rotary ClubGeneralLocal full-time student with preference given to applicant who is an active volunteer in the community.closed$250 / semester (fall, spring)Lamar Rotary Club Scholarship apply online
Presidential ScholarshipsLamar Community College Foundation & SponsorsGeneralFull-time students with a minimum 3.25 GPA.closed$1,000 / semester (fall, spring)Presidential Scholarships apply online
Rawlings EMT ScholarshipsRobert H. Rawlings FoundationNursing / Allied HealthFor students completing Emergency Medical Technician certificates.2/1/19 †$500-1,000 toward tuition, fees, & booksRawlings EMT Scholarship apply online
York Rite ScholarshipLamar York Rite Bodies & Order of Eastern Star #112Nursing / Allied HealthBook scholarship for student entering Level I of LCC’s Nursing program.closed$250 for fall semesterYork Rite Scholarship apply online
Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing ScholarshipsProwers Medical Center AuxiliaryNursing / Allied HealthMust be enrolled in Level II Nursing courses.closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships apply online
Rich Lovell Nursing Scholarship Friends & family of Rich LovellNursing / Allied HealthMust be enrolled in Level II Nursing courses.closed$250 / semester (fall, spring)Rich Lovell Nursing Scholarship apply online
Zonta Club of Prowers County Young Women in Public Affairs ScholarshipZonta InternationalGeneralMust have volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. closedZonta Club of Prowers County Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship application form
Stone Family Foundation ScholarshipStone Family Foundation / Foundation for Colorado Community CollegesGeneralNeed-based scholarships to CCCS students to be used for tuition, fees, books, & required supplies.closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)Stone Family Foundation Scholarship more information
Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation ScholarshipsPueblo Hispanic Education Foundation & LCCGeneralSelection based primarily on an applicant’s financial need, proven academic ability, personal essay, and educational desire, in addition to the following criteria:
• SE Colorado resident
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
closed$1,000 / semester (fall, spring). $500 PHEF/$500 LCCPueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Scholarships application form
Zonta Club of Prowers County Scholarships - LCC & Non-TraditionalProwers County ZontaGeneralMust be a full-time female student from Prowers, Kiowa, Baca or Bent County, CO. working toward a degree which will advance the status of women. Maintain a grade point average (GPA) 3.0 or better. closed$600 / semester (fall, spring)Zonta Club of Prowers County Scholarships - LCC & Non-Traditional application form
Colorado Pride ScholarshipLamar Community College / LCC FoundationGeneralNo minimum GPA.
2018 HS graduates
Colorado residents only.
Complete 2018-19 FAFSA to apply. Must be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Student Aid as determined by FAFSA and must attend LCC full-time in Fall 2018 & Spring 2019. Follow-up: submit final hs transcript and all financial aid requirements by 8/15/18.
Recipients receive $1000 of either Federal Pell Grant or CO Pride Scholarship, or a combination, not to exceed $1000. Colorado Pride FAQs
closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)apply online with the FAFSA
Thomas T. Grimshaw Scholarship Foundation for Colorado Community CollegesGeneralAvailable to two CCCS students each year. These scholarships are renewable for one additional year.closedAt least $300 / semester (fall, spring)Thomas T. Grimshaw Scholarship more information
Credit Union of Colorado Foundation ScholarshipsCredit Union of Colorado FoundationGeneralAvailable to part-time or full-time CCCS students who are Credit Union of Colorado members and have submitted their FAFSAs.closed$375 - 750 / semester (fall, spring) Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarships more information
Cliff VanCampen Memorial ScholarshipLamar Elks Lodge #1319Athletic / Equine Available to Lamar residents/LHS graduates intending to participate in LCC Basketball or complete studies in equine-related program. closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)Cliff VanCampen Scholarship apply online
Online Student ScholarshipLamar Community CollegeGeneralDegree-seeking students enrolled in 12 or more credits online are eligible to apply. ongoing$1,000 / semester (fall, spring)LCC Online Student Scholarship apply online
CTE Tuition ScholarshipColorado Department of Higher EducationNursing / Allied HealthFor Colorado resident students completing Nurse Aide Certificate courses.1/8/18 †Up to full tuition costCTE Tuition apply online and
complete FAFSA
Walter Ely Memorial ScholarshipFriends & family of Walter ElyGeneralSDS encourages all individuals who wish to further their education in the fields of Human Services or Education with an emphasis in Special Education to apply. Priority will be given to those who document a connection to someone with an intellectual and/or developmental disability or a love for recycling.closed$1,500 totalWalter Ely Memorial Scholarship application form
COSI/Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative - Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, & ProwersColorado Dept. of Higher Education & individual donorsGeneralAvailable to Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, and Kiowa County students with EFCs within 250% of Pell eligibility and completing their certificate or degreeongoing$1,000 / semester (fall, spring, and/or summer)Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) - Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, & Prowers apply online
Ted Geringer Lamar Lions ScholarshipsLamar Lions ClubGeneralAvailable to two graduating Prowers County seniors attending LCC in 2018-2019 academic year.closed$5002018 Lions Scholarship
Last Mile ScholarshipFoundation for Colorado Community CollegesGeneralAvailable for students who are within 15 credits (one semester) of graduating, enabling students to focus on studies and graduate when it might not be possible.ongoing$100 - $2,000 as determined by financial aidContact LCC Financial Aid at
Audrey D. & Harvey D. Rothenberg ScholarshipFoundation for Colorado Community CollegesGeneralNon-traditional CCCS student scholarship pursuing a degree or certificate.closed$500 / semester (fall, spring)more information
Cannopy Corporation ScholarshipsCannopy CorporationAgriculture or BiochemistryAvailable to graduating high school seniors or current college students in agriculture or biochemistry studies.10/19/18$500 / semester (fall, spring)Cannopy Corporation Scholarships application form
Colorado Garden Foundation ScholarshipsColorado Garden FoundationAgricultureAvailable to full-time student pursuing degree in Soil & Crop Science or Ag Education.closed$5,000 annual awardmore information
Senior Citizen ScholarshipLamar Community CollegeGeneralAvailable to all in-state residents 60 years and olderongoingUp to 1/2 net tuition after COF applied.Contact LCC Cashier's Office at
Bette Doty Hershey Memorial ScholarshipSheryl Shaban, Doug Appel & Greg AppelCosmetologyAvailable to full-time Cosmetology student with unmet needclosed$2,000 annual awardBette Doty Hershey Scholarship apply online

† priority deadline.  Applications submitted after priority deadline date will be considered based on available funding.

General Scholarships

There are multitudes of scholarships available in Colorado and nationwide to qualifying students. For more information about government and organizational scholarships not affiliated with LCC, please visit:

  • County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarships – available to permanent residents of alternating counties each year. In example, Baca, Kiowa, and Prowers County residents may apply in event years.  Bent, Cheyenne, and Otero scholarships are funded in odd years.