Clifford Christopherson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Clifford Christopherson enjoyed working in his upholstery/wood working shop. He made arts and crafts, furniture and household items. Clifford ended his formal education at grade six because he needed to help support his family. He lost all his fingers on his left hand in a corn picker and lost two of his fingers on his right hand in an industrial accident at a furniture factory. He battled heart disease for 25+ years and never allowed his lack of education or physical limitations to stop him from meeting any challenge.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding for students who have faced and are working to overcome barriers to their educational success.
Recipients will be selected based on the following:
Academic Subject Area: Any subject area
Recipient must show financial need
Must be Oregon Resident
May be an international student
Funds may be used for dual enrollment expenses
Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5
Preference given to underrepresented groups
Student’s year at LBCC when receiving award: No Preference
Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits) in a transfer or professional technical major. A written statement must be included with application indicating student’s life challenges and their steps to successfully overcome these challenges. Preference will be given to students with a disability.

Scholarships can be used for: Tuition, fees, books, childcare, living expenses and/or special needs.
Award Amount: $1,150
Number of Awards available: 1
Apply during Fall Term
Enrollment requirement per term: 6 or more credit hours
Term(s) award to be paid: Winter
Attendance at annual scholarship reception is expected. A thank you note must be received by the Foundation Office no later than the 3rd week of Winter term.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write a statement describing your life challenges and the steps you are taking to overcome these challenges.