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Scholarship Information

College is expensive and finding financial assistance can be difficult and confusing. We strive to support our students in all aspects of their time at Lewis & Clark and created this page to provide some guidance on where to look for scholarships. Take a look below at some of the scholarships we have found that are targeted towards students from diverse backgrounds as well as some great resources for your own research. 

We update this list as we find more unique scholarships so keep an eye out for more opportunities here! 


Beat the Odds 2017 Scholarship


- Apply Now! Applications due Sep. 12, 2017-

The Beat the Odds Scholarship is a $2,500 renewable scholarship for students who have overcome adversity to succeed in school. Four $2,500 renewable scholarships will be awarded in November 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Stand for Children is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for (and with access to) college or career training. This includes low-income children, children of color, and children facing significant personal hardships.  

For more information and to apply visit: 


Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship


-Apply Now! Applications due Oct. 24th, 2017-

Community college sophomores and recent graduates are eligible for this scholarship. Receive up to $40,000 per year to complete your bachelor’s degree, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

U.S. Citizenship is not required for consideration!

For more information visit:



 Health Professional Student Scholarship


-Apply Now! Applications due Oct. 6th, 2017-

The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program  is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools. 

Open to any student enrolled full time in the following accredited Graduate programs: Dental, Medical (allopathic or osteopathic), Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health or Health Policy. This Scholarship program is DACA friendly. 

For more information visit:


Resources to help you with your own research

Everyone has unique needs and priorities when looking for scholarships. Accordingly, everyone’s scholarship search will look a little different. Here are some resources with a broad range that we thought may be useful to you. 


JLV College Counseling


A free personal college counselor and scholarship guru who understands that access to this information is a priority for all students! Check out her scholarship pages that you can tailor to your needs.

Information on scholarships for: LQBTQ+ students, military personnel and veterans, students of color, religious scholarships, international students, parents, non-traditionally aged students, disability and health scholarships, study abroad, and so much more.

She also has great information on the admissions process and many other parts of the path to higher education. Jessica was a first-generation student who ended up working in higher education for many years after graduation. 

You can find her blog here:




Diversity and Inclusion

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    Diversity and Inclusion is located in room 257A of Templeton Campus Center on the undergraduate Campus.


    voice 503-768-7063

    Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
    Janet Steverson
    Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence
    Voice: 503-768-6667

    Program Manager for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion/Executive assistant to the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
    Bruce Taft Jr., BA’ 15 
    Voice: 503-768-7063

    Diversity and Inclusion

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