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External Scholarships

Resources for Your Scholarship Search

This is a comprehensive guide to finding and applying for external scholarships. It includes methods to make yourself a more attractive candidate for selection committees, how to find scholarships, tips for applying, and on-campus resources available to LC students.


Reporting Your External Scholarships

If you have been awarded an external scholarship you need to notify us in writing. The best way to do this is to make a copy of the letter you receive from the scholarship agency advising that you’ve been awarded the scholarship. Or you can report your scholarship winnings to us using the form below.

Lewis & Clark’s External Resources Policy
  • External resources will be applied first to any remaining unmet financial need.
  • If a student’s demonstrated financial need has already been met with federal, state, and/or College resources, this additional funding will reduce your need-based federal financial aid.
  • If a student’s need-based federal financial aid must be reduced, the reductions occur in the following order: Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG).
  • Lewis & Clark Grants will be reduced in a financial aid package only if the total amount of external resources combined with College grant and/or scholarship assistance exceed the student’s cost of attendance budget.
  • Although the entire resource amount may be sent to the College in one payment, scholarship funds will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship donor may request a different distribution of the student’s funds by providing written instructions to the Financial Aid Office.


External Resources Form

External Resources are scholarships or awards from an organization other than Lewis & Clark. 

Please only report the scholarships and awards you know you will receive.