Scholarships

Your academic success and commitment to serving Lake Tahoe Community College and our community could translate into free money for college! Scholarships make it possible for currently enrolled students at LTCC to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid, unlike student loans. While some of LTCC's scholarships are quite competitive, there is a wide variety of scholarships available that you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests: professional ambitions, program of study, demonstrated commitment to community service, and a mix of other requirements that lie outside of academic achievement. Of course, academic all-stars will also find plenty of scholarships to apply to that will reward their efforts.

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*Scholarships are available to all currently enrolled students at Lake Tahoe Community College.

 The English as a Second Language (ESL) Scholarship is awarded to students whose first language was not English but have, nevertheless, excelled academically at LTCC.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
Varied Varied Continuing at LTCC 2.3 n/a 24 English is not 1st language; School & Community Services is not a priority

The Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society is an on-campus club whose members maintain academic excellence and engage in school and community service focused on raising funds for student scholarships.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Transfer from LTCC 3.0 n/a 24 n/a

The mission of AAUW (American Association of University Women) is to advance equity for Women and Girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  In 1991 AAUW  established a scholarship fund at LTCC with a $2,000 check from the generous Salisbury family.  That endowment has grown every year, and enables AAUW to continue to provide scholarships annually to deserving young women.  The AAUW Scholarships support our mission by assisting two women annually who are graduating from LTCC to a attend a 4 - year university.   We are thrilled with the caliber of the women that have received scholarships over the last 25 years, and this year is no exception.  

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,500 2 Transfer from LTCC to a 4-year university 3.0 n/a 24 Must attend AAUW meeting on June 10 at 11:30 am at LTCC Aspen Room

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 4 Continuing at LTCC 3.0 n/a 18 n/a

In 2008 the Osher Foundation gave a lead gift of $25M to the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment. Then individual colleges including LTCC raised matching funds to ensure these scholarships would continue on an annual basis.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,100 5 Continuing at LTCC 2.0 n/a 24 Eligible for BOG Free Waiver

Presented by Bob Hassett, owner of Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina. Bob and his wife Tammy were both business students at LTCC and they feel a strong personal connection to the school and a deep appreciation for all that LTCC has given to them.  They are strong believers in the value of a community college education. 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 3 Continuing at LTCC OR Sierra Nevada College/ Global Business Transfer 3.0

Business/Culinary OR

Global Business @ Sierra Nevada College

24 Citizen of the U.S

The Cliff family STEM scholarship is focused on students majoring in STEM subjects.  These majors are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A scholarship is given to a STEM student from South Lake Tahoe High School going to LTCC and a student at LTCC completing their study.  This year there were no applicants from the high school, so two scholarships will be given to LTCC continuing students. Laura Buteau is majoring in biology at LTCC and will be studying here for another year. She then wants to transfer to a state university to get a degree in biology or zoology.  She has a 3.94 GPA.  Laura is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.Chris Fabbri is majoring in mathematics and pre-engineering at LTCC, and will be studying here for another year.  His objective is to transfer to a state university to get a degree in environmental engineering.  He has a GPA of 4.00. Chris is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC 3.5 STEM 24 degree-applicable Full-time enrollment/ School & Community Service not a priority.

Kindred started this scholarship to honor her departed daughter Michelle Dubberly. While Michelle left this earth way too early, she lived a lifetime of wisdom in her short 14 years. She taught Kindred many things… the most important was to always help others realize their potential. This scholarship is in Michelle's honor.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC OR Transferring 2.0 n/a n/a Overcome adversity to attend college

Donor would like to remain anonymous. Long-time business faculty member who is thankful for the support he received to continue his education and get an engineering degree. This scholarship is for a student continuing their education in an engineer related field of study.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Transfer from LTCC 3.0 Engineering 24 n/a
Amount # of Awards
2017-2018
Enrollment
Minimum GPA Major Completed LTCC units by end of Winter quarter Other
$1,000 1 Graduating from LT Basin Fire Academy in June 2017 3.0 Graduating form Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy (may also be pursuing an A.A. Degree in Fire Science n/a 18+ or highschool graduate. Must be registered in Fire Academy.

The Summy Fatehyar Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2009 after Summy’s untimely death. He had started at LTCC while in high school and eventually ended up at the University of Baltimore studying international law until his passing. He believed that through the power of education, he could change this world for the better. To continue his legacy this scholarship was created to help aspiring students, who believe they, too, can change the world for the better. The Fatehyar family is proud of every single student who has thus far received this scholarship and look forward to the many more incredible students continuing the legacy of Summy.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Transfer from LTCC 3.0 Political Science/ Pre-Law/ International Studies n/a n/a

Lyra Fisher was a bright and promising LTCC student who was tragically murdered by her husband in 2012. The scholarship in Lyra's memory to bring awareness to the problem of domestic and dating violence. This year's Lyra Fisher scholarship goes to Jerrel Cato who was not able to attend today. 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$380 1 Continuing at LTCC OR Transferring 3.0 n/a 18 n/a

The purpose of the friends of Ally club is to promote awareness and education on sexual equality and diversity. The club also hosts fundraisers for scholarships and outreach efforts in the community and to provide a link of support for high school students who are entering college. Ally club offers a safe, warm and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community and provide resources for their family. 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$300 1 Continuing at LTCC OR Transferring 2.0 n/a 18 n/a

The purpose of Future Business Leaders of Tahoe (FBLT) is to create, promote, and facilitate the building and maintenance of relationships between LTCC business students and the local business community. The club provides business  students opportunities to apply their learning received in the classroom via various forums and activities. FBLT also generates scholarship funds for aspiring and current LTCC students.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$250 2 Continuing at LTCC 3.0 n/a 18 n/a
Amount # of awards 2017-2018 Enrollment Minimum GPA Major
Completed LTCC units by end of 2017 Winter quarter
Other
$200 2 Continuing at LTCC 30 n/a 24 Volunteer at least 10 hours in local community.
Amount # of awards 2017-2018 Enrollment Minimum GPA Major
Completed units at LTCC by end of
2017 Winter quarter
Other
$400 1
Continuing at LTCC or
Transferring
2.0 n/a n/a DREAMer student
  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing OR Transferring 3.0 Science 24 n/a

The Sue Huff Memorial scholarships are the legacy of the former Classified Employees Association, and they were first envisioned during the 2004-05 school year by C.E.A.’s President--Deborah Sue Huff.  Sue was determined to support LTCC’s students through establishing a scholarship fund. Today the Sue Huff Memorial Scholarships carry on that legacy of honoring LTCC students who are working towards vocational degrees. : Shaina Aquino, Shaina Aquino, Lisa Harlow, Esperanza Moreno

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$750 3 Continuing at LTCC 2.0 Certificate of occupational A.A. degree major 18 Completing Certificate of Achievement/ occupational A.A. degree

The Mission of Kiwanis is to help children of the world. This year the organization gave out $60K in scholarships to South Lake Tahoe students including $7K to LTCC students.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500- $1,000 awards n/a Continuing OR Transferring 3.0 n/a 24 n/a

The Mission of Kiwanis is to help children of the world. This year the organization gave out $60K in scholarships to South Lake Tahoe students including $7K to LTCC students.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Continuing at LTCC 3.0 n/a 24 n/a

Guy Lease, a former LTCC president, made a matching donation to the Osher Fund to ensure this scholarship would continue on an annual basis. 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,100 1 Continuing at LTCC 2.0 n/a n/a n/a

Jessica Ledbetter established  The Erica Faye Ledbetter Scholarship in the Fall of 2011 in memory of her sister, Erica.  With a generous donation of $20,000 per school year, this scholarship assists LTCC students with their educational expenses, providing up to $2000 to each selected student working towards an AA or transferring to a four-year college. Erica was a life-long resident of South Lake Tahoe, starting her education at Al Tahoe Elementary and graduating from South Tahoe High School in 1979.  Erica attended Sacramento City College, where she worked on her love of creative writing.  Erica loved the Tahoe outdoors, and was an avid horsewoman, motorcyclist, snowmobiler, and skier.  She loved to drive around Tahoe in her restored Jeep.  Erica loved and cared for animals, especially cats.  She was very interested in genealogy and was the family historian.  Erica worked at Harvey’s as an Executive Assistant.  Erica believed in the importance of education.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$2,000 10 Continuing OR Transferring 2.0 n/a n/a
Length of time in Tahoe is taken into consideration. Hardships:i.e. single parent, re-entry student,
1st generation college student, new citizen or
moving towards citizenship; disability,
language barrier; and/or homeless

Since 2013, Liberty Utilities has worked in partnership with the communities they serve to offer scholarships to deserving students. They currently offer seven high school scholarships of $500 each, and one $750 scholarship to a deserving student at Lake Tahoe Community College. Jeff Matthews, Liberty’s manager of engineering and planning, is here today to present both a certificate and check to Liberty’s winner this year….William Tovar.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$750 1 Continuing at LTCC 2.5 n/a 18 Community service.

Robert Mason had his own architectural business in Tahoe for over 40 years, the family wants to support students going into architecture, engineering or mathematics fields. 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Transferring 3.0 Architecture, Math, Engineering 40 n/a

 

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC OR Transferring 2.0

Pursuing a career related to writing;

Related major

18
Short essay explaining career goals;
Short essay on your reading life;
Writing sample;
5 poems OR 5-10 pages of fiction or creative
non-fiction
(NO academic essays)

Due in Financial Aid Office by
Friday, May 19th at 5:00 pm
  Amount                 # of awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 2.0 n/a 18 Immediate family immigrated to U.S.
Amount # of awards 2017-2018 Enrollment Minimum GPA Major    
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring
Contact Art Department
for requirements
Pursuing    
  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 2.5 n/a 24 Registered with LTCC Disability Resource Center

Willette "Willy " and Lester Strong were long-time Tahoe residents. Willie was a successful businesswomen and a generous philanthropist who supported many Tahoe causes in additional to LTCC.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Continuing at LTCC 3.0 Business 24 Woman student

Tahoe Pride is a safe, welcoming place for LGBT people and their friends, a place to build a strong community while forming lasting friendships. We build community by organizing a variety of social, cultural and outdoor activities where we promote equality and respect toward each other.  Our goal as a group is to increase LGBT awareness, visibility, support, and acceptance in Lake Tahoe. We are committed to diversity and are open to all: men and women; straight and gay; couples and singles. Tahoe Pride and its friends care strongly about equal rights. We strive to promote tolerance, education and communication about issues that affect our community through being active and visible in the community in which we live. All of our fundraising efforts go to support the Tahoe Pride Scholarship at LTCC.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 2 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 2.0 n/a 24 n/a
  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$500 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 2.5 n/a 24 n/a

Mitch Underhill was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and passed away in September of 2013. Mitch was an exceptional father, son, husband, brother, adventure athlete, and paramedic firefighter. He loved sharing his passion for Tahoe and the mountains with his young sons and enjoyed serving his community. Mitch was a true inspiration to all who knew him. His wife, Sarah Underhill, started the Mitch Underhill Mountain Fund to continue Mitch's legacy and inspiration by providing opportunities to those passionate about their field and Lake Tahoe. This vision is made possible through scholarships to Lake Tahoe Community College students enrolled in the Wilderness Education or Fire Science Programs.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 3.0
Fire Science, Fire Academy,
Wilderness Education
n/a n/a

The Carl Young Memorial Earth Science Scholarship Fund began three years ago. Carl was a National Geographic Explorer on assignment with Tim and Paul Samaras . They lost their lives in El Reno, Oklahoma while conducting tornado studies on May 31, 2013. Carl was a student at Lake Tahoe Community College, then later became an Earth Science Instructor with Scott Valentine. Carl loved nature and being an instructor in-between explorations of extreme weather phenomenon . Ten Earth Science Scholarships have now been awarded.

  Amount                 # of Awards     2017-2018 Enrollment     Minimum GPA     Major       Completed LTCC units      Other
$1,000 1 Continuing at LTCC or Transferring 2.0 Earth Sciences n/a Completed 12+ units in GEO, GEG, PHYS