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Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime!

Most LTCC students benefit from financial assistance including scholarships. Each quarter students attend LTCC with hopes and dreams of realizing their potential and your support can be the single most important factor to their success. This year, the LTCC Foundation awarded 94 students with more than $105,000 in Scholarships and Awards!



NEW! Maloff Scholars Program

Application Due Friday August 31 @ 4pm

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Thanks to another generous donation from Lisa Maloff, we are proud to announce the new Maloff Scholars program, which will provide financial assistance to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Lisa Maloff University Center (LMUC), located on LTCC's campus. The intent of the scholarship is to provide ten $2,000 awards for the next five years to eligible students entering a bachelor’s degree program with a partner institution at Lake Tahoe Community College’s LMUC.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Enroll full time in a bachelor’s degree program at the LMUC. Students seeking a graduate degree are not eligible at this time.
  • Complete the Maloff Scholars application.
  • Write a one-page letter explaining how they will use their education to continue Lisa’s legacy of giving back to the community.
  • Significant preference will be given to LTCC alumni who have graduated from LTCC within the previous year (graduation date any time after July 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 awards).

Students applying for the scholarship must write a one-page letter explaining how they intend to carry on Lisa Maloff’s legacy of giving back, and particularly to those in need. Lisa has become known as the “Angel of Tahoe” due to her spirit of giving and generous donations to the community. Applying students must demonstrate how, through their education at the LMUC, they intend to give back to the community and create a better world for those around them.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 31 at 4pm. Applicants can either submit their paperwork in person to Financial Aid, located in LTCC’s One-Stop Office in the Main Building Commons, or they can email their application to For more information, call Financial Aid Technician America Ramirez at (530) 541-4660 ext. 237.

The Lisa Maloff Scholarship application is available online, in the LTCC One-Stop Office in the Main Building Commons, in the Lisa Maloff University Center, and through the person of contact for each of our partner institutions. The contacts are: 

Brandman University
Amy Crown
(916) 789-6901
Sierra Nevada College
Patty Avila-Porter
(775) 413-0186
Washington State University
Dr. Nancy Swanger
(509) 335-2443



Endowed Scholarships 

Scholarship donors have an opportunity to create a named endowed scholarship for a minimum contribution of $10,000. Once the scholarship is established, the principle is never spent and annual interest is awarded to students who meet established scholarship criteria.


Foundation for the Future Scholarships

Foundation for the Future scholarships began with South Lake Tahoe High School graduates from the Class of 2000. Foundation for the Future Scholarships provide up to $1,000 to South Tahoe High School and Whittell High School graduates who demonstrate financial need and graduate with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Eligible students must successfully complete at least 10 units at LTCC in the summer or fall following high school graduation; successful students will receive a $500 scholarship during the winter quarter. Students who continue at LTCC and successfully complete at least 10 units in the winter or spring after their high school graduation, will receive another $500 scholarship during their second winter quarter.


Additional Scholarships

Many additional scholarship opportunities exist with specific criteria. Please contact Nancy Harrison, Foundation Executive Director at 530-541-4660 x 245 to discuss additional scholarship opportunities. If you already know the scholarship that you would like to create, please complete the LTCC Foundation Scholarship Contract and email it to or return it to the Foundation Office, room A-108.

Many students attending Lake Tahoe Community College from local high schools would not be continuing their education without this scholarship. Wonderful donors provide funding for the Foundation for the Future Scholarship through annual fund donations.


 Scholarship Donor Spotlight

 Thank you, Jessica Ledbetter, for giving $20,000 in scholarships
to LTCC students every year!

In 2010 Jessica Ledbetter established the Erica Faye Ledbetter Scholarship Program in memory of her sister. Jessica generously donates of $20,000 per school year, to assist Lake Tahoe Community College students with their educational expenses. Ten students who are working towards an A.A. Degree at LTCC or transferring to a four-year university receive each receive a $2,000 scholarship award to pursue their educational and career goals.

The recipients of the Erica Faye Ledbetter Scholarships are students who face hardships as they seek to complete their goals; such hardships may include coming back to school later in life to improve employment opportunities; attending college as single parent; first-generation college students; students on the track to citizenship, or new citizens; and students facing language barriers, and/or economic hardships.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 quarter units at LTCC by the end of the Winter Quarter; they must also be enrolled at LTCC during the Spring Quarter in a minimum of 12 quarter units. Applications are generally submitted in early May of each school year; recipients are notified in early June, and recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony. Scholarship awards are disbursed in the fall, after students provide proof of full-time enrollment at LTCC or a four-year university.