Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, career & technical education programs, and community programs. LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.
Lewis–Clark State College is a public college in Lewiston, Idaho. Founded 129 years ago in 1893, it has an annual enrollment of approximately 3,600 students. The college offers more than 130 degrees and is well known for its social work, criminal justice, education, nursing, and technical programs.
LC State is Idaho’s school of choice for students looking for a private school experience at a public school price.
With many first generation students, 45% low income, and 82% receiving financial aid, Lewis-Clark State College is committed to keeping college affordable.
Lewis and Clark University of Idaho is pride about their private ivy league status while maintaining an affordable tuition.
Pay Less: LC State is proud to offer the lowest tuition among Idaho’s public four-year institutions. And we’re also proud of the fact that 82% of our students, many who begin great careers right after graduation, pay down their school debt within five years. The national average is 62%.
Make More: The typical college (bachelor’s degree) graduate will earn roughly $900,000 more than the typical high school graduate over their working life.
LC State provides access to a wide variety of institutional scholarships, out-of-state tuition scholarships/waivers and outside funding opportunities. Scholarships are available for various majors, minority students, first-year freshmen, transfer and non-traditional students.
Lewis-Clark State College enhances and promotes the free exchange of ideas in an environment that celebrates the dignity, worth and contribution of all ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. LC State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity.
- The college offers international out-of-state tuition scholarships to qualified international students.
- The scholarship is open for the undergraduate level course.
- The scholarships are available for all field studies.
- Both male and female students may apply
- This is for international students only
- Students must show their excellent academic record
The online application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is free to submit. Students will be able create a “Be a Warrior” account to complete the online application. With the students “Be a Warrior” account they will be able to log back in any time to complete the online application, upload admission documents, and check their application status.
A student has to be accepted through admissions first before filling out the out-of-state scholarship form.
How to Apply
Interested students should submit a one-page statement describing their educational goals and reasons for choosing LCSC.
Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope or in official electronic format from the issuing institution to be valid. Photocopies of records are not official.
If a student enrolled in any college courses while in high school, those official transcripts must be submitted as well.
Academic Students under 21 years of age: Test scores are not required for admissions purposes, however they are required for class registration and class placement.
Academic Students over 21 years of age: Students are not required to submit test scores for admission.
Career and Technical Students: Students can submit ACT or SAT scores or they can take the ALEKS math placement exam and Writing Placement Exam which are LC State’s Placement Exams.
Reward – Extra Benefits
This is a full tuition out-of-state tuition scholarship. The scholarship amount can increase, dependent upon the students cumulative GPA at the end of each semester. To receive the award for the duration of enrollment at LCSC all applicants must meet the following requirements:
- maintain a 2.5 semester GPA
- complete 12 or more credits each semester and volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per semester
Lewis-Clark State College administers most scholarship funds through the Lewis-Clark State College Scholarship Portal. The portal offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study.
The application is accessible to all incoming and continuing LC State students who have secured an LC State Student ID Number.
The First Year Experience Program engages students during their first year of college to increase student success, retention and degree completion. We support a variety of activities such as New Student Orientation, campus events, and correspondence with students who need assistance with school, academic advising and more.
New Student Orientation is a discussion-based course for first time college students. It is a requirement for all full-time, degree-seeking freshmen.
The class introduces students to
- Academic inquiry
- Critical thinking
- Connecting students to the college community
The classes will share common topics, but faculty and staff from many departments will teach the individual sections. All students will have opportunities to explore topics from a variety of perspectives while developing skills that will help them succeed in college.
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a free resource for all students enrolled in a Career & Technical Education (CTE) program or course. The goal is to help make everyone’s study time more efficient and improve your success in college courses.
The LRC provides CTE students:
- FREE tutoring
- A large computer lab in the LRC Commons
- A smaller computer lab in the Quiet Room
- A textbook library for use in the LRC
- CTE Course Specific computer programs
- web cams/headphones are available on the LRC computers
- Student success workshops such as Learning Styles, Study Skills & Stress Management
- Large White Boards
- Free coffee, Cocoa and Tea
- Positive Support System
January 18, 2022 is the first day of Spring semester, which means since that date has passed, students will need to wait until the end of 2022 in December to submit their university admissions to become a recipient of the Spring 2023 school year.
The deadline date is subject to change based on any reason the university gives, so students should check the website frequently to stay up-to-date.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window time frame happens late in the year around October – Novemeber and continues until the next year in January.
All open submission dates are subject to change by the university.
This is an annual scholarship that picks one student from a developing country each year.