LCC administers scholarships offered by the institution itself, foundations, and private agencies. For more detailed information on available scholarships, call 719.336.1590 or email

Scholarship Due Apply
Colorado Merit Scholarships
With funding provided by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, LCC offers Colorado Merit Scholarships to Colorado resident students with at least a 2.75 GPA or 550 GED score.  One-time scholarships are available for Spring 2015.
 11/7/14 application
Service Area LCC Scholarships
LCC is investing in our communities by offering $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors and ASCENT students from Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties and/or SE BOCES member districts. This one-year scholarship has no GPA requirement.
4/15/14 application
Ag / HTM / Rodeo Scholarships
LCC Ag Department and Rodeo scholarships for new and current students.
4/10/14 application
The Lamar Community College Foundation is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1974, which receives gifts, bequests, and donations for the College, many of which provide necessary scholarships. The Foundation actively seeks donations from interested parties. Please contact the Foundation Office at 719.336.1511.
Presidential Scholarships: The Foundation solicits donations from community members, businesses and alumni for academic merit scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors. 3/12/15 application
Anschutz Family Foundation ECE Scholarships: Funded by a grant from the Anschutz Family Foundation, the Lamar Community College Foundation is pleased to offer $5,000 in Early Childhood Education scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students with a designated Early Childhood Education program of study are eligible to apply for these awards.  7/31/14 application
Community Scholarships: The LCC Foundation administers several community-supported scholarships through its Community Scholarship application, including Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Scholarships and Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Financial Aid Awards. With one submission, a student can apply for all applicable awards. 1/15/15 application
LCC Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club Scholarships: The LCC Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to current and incoming student-athletes. 3/1/14 application
Kane Family Foundation Ag Scholarships
The Kane Family Foundation is proud to extend its partnership with LCC to offer two scholarships for students intending to complete Agriculture degrees (AGS or AAS) at LCC.  The scholarships cover tuition & fees for up to a total of four semesters or two years.
8/19/14 application Revised 8/7/14
Kaiser Permanente Health Science Scholarships
The Lamar Community College Foundation (LCCF) announces a tremendous NEW scholarship opportunity for the upcoming academic year.  Due to a challenge grant from Kaiser Permanente and generous area contributors, the LCCF will offer $19,650 in Health Science scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.  These scholarships will be split between Emergency Medical Services, Nurse Aide, and Nursing program students.
Extended to 1/19/15 application
Wade Parker Memorial Scholarship
The Wade Parker Memorial Scholarships were created in honor of Wade Parker, a former Runnin’ Lope baseball player and one of 19 firefighters killed on June 30, 2013 while fighting the Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fire. With continued support from Crop Risk Advisors of Lamar and the community, two $2,000 Wade Parker Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to LCC baseball players each year ($1,000 for fall and spring semesters; scholarships are renewable).
7/31/14 application
Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship
Southeastern Developmental Services will be awarding a $500 scholarship in memory of Walter Ely. Anyone who wishes to further their education is encouaged to apply. There are no age restrictions. To enter, please submit a 1000 word essay as to why you should be awarded the scholarship. The deadline for entries is May 5, 2014.The winner will be announced in June 2014. All entries must be mailed to SDS Board of Directors, P.O. Box 328, Lamar, CO 81052. For more information call 719.336.3244 ext 12.
Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation
Open scholarship with matching LCC funds.  For more information or to apply, visit their website:
Voces Unidas
Voces Unidas, an arm of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, proudly offers a $500 scholarship to Lamar Community College.
4/30/14 application
Zonta LCC Scholarship
$1,500 Scholarship to Lamar Community College for full-time female student from Baca, Bent, Kiowa or Prowers Counties.
TBA application
Zonta Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
$1,200 Scholarship for full-time female non-tradtional student from Baca, Bent, Kiowa or Prowers Counties.
TBA application

General Scholarship Opportunities

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

» Sallie Mae College Answer
» Hispanic Scholarship Fund
» Scholarship Search
» CollegeNET – MACH 25 Scholarship Search
» FastWEB Scholarship Search
» Campus Explorer Scholarship Search

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships have been submitted to LCC for distribution to current and prospective students. They are not necessarily endorsed by Lamar Community College.

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is  pleased to announce that the CREDIT UNION OF COLORADO FOUNDATION is offering scholarships to students enrolled at any of the 13 colleges of the Colorado Community College System. Scholarships will be available for both full-time and part-time students. There will be up to 3 full-time $1,500, and 4 part-time $750 scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12, 2014, at 5:00 pm. Application. Renewal Application.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Sponsored by The Gallery Collection, this scholarship is open to both students and active members of the United States Military. Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in The Gallery Collection’s line.  Entries due by February 18, 2015.  Apply here.

Drive to Learn Scholarship

Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences—both good and bad—as a driver and/or a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Share your experiences with us and take advantage of our new scholarship opportunity! Shift Insurance is offering The Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000!

Educator Scholarships Available through the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation

National and District Educators Scholarships are available.  The deadline is March 1st.

National Level Eligibility: 1) Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university with a degree program in the applicant’s area of study; 2) Applicants must have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA in degree program courses; 3) Applicants must be pursuing an AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degree in an area related to Welding (eg. Welding Technology, Welding Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics) or Education related to welding (eg. Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, etc.).National recipients will be selected by the Education Scholarship CommitteeThere are three awards:  Earl C. Lipphardt Educators Scholarship $3,500; William (Bill) Kielhorn Educators Scholarship $2,500; and Timothy Turner Educators Scholarship $2,500

District Level Eligibility: 1) Applicants may use funds for professional development courses; 2) Preference will be given to applicants pursuing an AS, AAS, BS, MS, or PhD degree in an area related to Welding (eg. Welding Technology, Welding Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics) or Education related to welding (eg. Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, etc.; 3) Applicant must attend an educational institution within the boundaries of the pertinent AWS District in which they applyDistrict recipients are selected by the District in which they apply. Each District is provided $750 to award to an educator in their District for additional education.

LCC students who are pursuing their AAS in Construction Trades with an emphasis in Welding are eligible to apply. Click here to the view the application.

Financial Aid for Minority Students

This site lists a variety of scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Q Link’s $1000.00 College Scholarship

Q Link Wireless, a leading provider of the Federal Lifeline Program, is proud to  announce our first $1,000 scholarship available to current college students and  graduating high school students. This scholarship is for the 2014 academic year  and can be applied to tuition, books and other education related costs.

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

Each scholarship is for $2500, and is awarded yearly by the RMWEA. The scholarship also entitles the award recipients to a one-year complimentary student or associate membership in the RMWEA.

The awards are based on academic performance and demonstrated interest in environmental protection. The aim of the scholarships is to encourage and provide incentive for capable and motivated individuals to pursue or continue their studies in the advancement of water environment protection and to enhance and promote the quality of their performance as environmental professionals.