Tips and Advice for Scholarship Applications

Tips and Advice for Scholarship Applications

Applying for LBCC Scholarships is easy! Our on-line system allows you to create an application where you will automatically be considered for close to 200 scholarships! Great news? Only LBCC students can apply for our scholarships so the pool is smaller.

LBCC Scholarships come from donors who have chosen to give to LBCC to help students like you! Donors come from difference backgrounds resulting in scholarships for various areas of study. Donors know the juggling act students at LBCC have with school, work and family. They give to help support students often seeking to help hard working students with a compelling story with financial need. Merit and top grades are not as important to many donors as making your education a top priority and reaching your goals of a degree.

Do I Qualify?
Are you an admitted student at LBCC for a future term? Are you already enrolled as a degree seeking student? If you answered yes to either question, you can apply! High school students who have been admitted to LBCC for a future term can apply once their application is finalized.

Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA and some scholarships do require full time enrollment (12 or more credits).

International students and students without a FAFSA can apply, however, select opportunities do require a FAFSA to be filed. When a FAFSA is not available, the budget worksheet will be considered to show financial need.

Community Ed students do not qualify for scholarships.

Access Issues?
Contact LBCCscholarships@linnbenton.edu if you believe you qualify and are having issues with access.

What do I need to get started?
The LBCC Scholarship system will only allow for you to create an application during an active Scholarship cycle. We have two cycles each year; one in the early Spring and one in the fall. The 2019 Fall cycle will open on Welcome Day, Wednesday, September 25th and close on Wednesday, October 23rd. The 2020 Spring Scholarship cycle will open on February 24th

You need to log on to our system using your LBCC student e-mail and complete the general application. Be sure to include information on where you attended high school, even if it was decades ago. Answer all the questions and take time to prepare the parts with statements. Be sure to include volunteer and community work in the Activities section.

How to Prepare for your Application
The application has a section to write a statement regarding your educational and career goals. This portion is very important as it gives insight to your life and what you would like to accomplish by gaining an education at LBCC. Share what has motivated you to select your field or study and include what you hope to accomplish in the future. Don’t let this piece scare you! Take time to write it and share it with a friend or family for input. Be sure to use spell check!

The personal statement is followed by a question regarding your financial need. Share your financial situation and include any exceptional circumstance that you would like to have reviewers consider.

You must prepare and attached a work sheet with your budget. This does require Excel. We recommend while you can complete your application from any computer or mobile device, this piece can be completed using a computer at LBCC in the library or a computer lab. This is an important part of your overall application. Take the time to complete it and remember to upload it to your application.  

At least two references are required. References can be teachers, staff, mentors, coaches, employers, etc. Do not ask family to be references. The application will require an email for each reference, the system will automatically email your reference. The process takes less than 5 minutes for your reference to complete their part. You will want to let them know beforehand that you are asking for their input.

Scholarship information is subject to change. Please be aware that some awards require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can check the requirements for each scholarship before applying.  FAFSA forms are available at the Financial Aid Office, Takena Hall 117, or online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Detailed information on each scholarship is available by going to the Online Scholarship and Application System clicking on the title. 

  • FAFSA information has been received prior to these processes
  • Transcripts from ANY other college/university have been requested and received prior to the application due date
  • References/recommendations are secured well in advance of the due date. You will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of 2-3 references as part of the application process.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply for scholarships
  • Applicants have a declared major and it is correctly listed with the Registrar's Office. To check your declared major in WebRunner, follow steps in box below:
  • Log into WebRunner
  • Choose Student and Financial Aid information
  • Choose Student Records
  • View Student Information
  • Scroll down and hit submit
  • Look under Primary Curriculum
  • Major is listed at the bottom
  • If the major listed is incorrect, please go to Admissions and Registration to update your major
  • Proceed to WebRunner

Other Resources

http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.osac.state.or.us/
http://www.finaid.org/

These sites are NOT endorsed by LBCC, but are listed for your convenience to search for outside scholarship money. The above links will take you to pages located off the LBCC server. LBCC is not responsible for their content.