Michael Weiss Memorial Scholarship

Michael Weiss was a history instructor at LBCC for sixteen years, dedicated equally to his subject and his students. He taught Western Civilization, American History, and the History of Latin America. His interests ranged from a fascination with natural history to ancient and medieval civilizations, to world events of this century. Michael’s classes brought history alive for many students through his integration of travel abroad experiences, ancient artifacts, period clothing, media and film and his deep concern for the well being of each student.

Michael had a lifelong love for museums of natural history and art. He was a world traveler who spent time in Egypt, Turkey, Europe, the NW territories and Mexico, and had camped in national forests of nearly every state in the US.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student in a social science major (history, political science, psychology, sociology, philosophy/religion, anthropology etc.)
Academic Subject Area: Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
May be an international student
May be a dual-enrollment student
Funds may be used for dual enrollment expenses
Requires a minimum GPA of 2.75
Student’s year at LBCC when receiving award: No Preference
Student applicants must submit a written essay with the application about their dedication to a field in the social sciences and future career goals. Minimum enrollment for students in the Dual Enrollment/Degree Partnership Program is 6 credits at LBCC.
Scholarships can be used for: tuition/fees, books, childcare, living expenses and/or special needs such as travel for research, study abroad, photography
Award Amount: $1,300
Number of Awards available: 1
Student can receive scholarship multiple times
Apply during: Fall Term
Enrollment requirement per term: 12 or more credit hrs.
Term(s) award to be paid: Winter

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay regarding your dedication to a field of social sciences and share your future career goals.