The president initiates major projects that aid the college in realizing its mission to prepare students for lives of local and global engagement, explore emerging ideas and technologies that transform students’ educational experiences, and support innovative pedagogical and programmatic efforts of faculty.
President’s Scholarship for Student Engagement
Three $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to students with sophomore standing in 2015-16 for use in their junior year. The President’s Scholarships were established in 2012, and this is the third year that they have been awarded. Faculty members nominate sophomore students whose engagement in their liberal arts experience inside and outside the classroom is of such high quality and visibility as to be exemplary for their peers. Students must have a GPA of 3.25 or better to qualify. A selection committee composed of emeriti faculty members who have likewise demonstrated commitment to the College’s liberal arts mission review and recommend applicants to the President for selection as scholarship awardees. Awards are renewable for the senior year based on continued excellence, making this a $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded regardless of financial need; however, the total scholarship and grant funds received by the student from all sources may not exceed the total cost of tuition, room, and board.
Strategic Initiative Fund
The President’s Strategic Initiatives Fund provides annual support for projects that help Lewis & Clark advance key priorities. In order to be considered for funding, one or more Executive Council members must sponsor each project.