Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship

The Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship application is closed for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship will provide financial support to assist with your educational expenses for up to two (2) years in specific, high-demand degree and certificate programs.

These programs are designed for you to complete and find employment or transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree and then enter your career.

We know you're busy with life. You can enroll full-time or part-time. In addition to typical daytime classes, there are several programs available online as well as some options for evenings and weekends.

Space is limited. Program openings may fill at any time.


The Ellbogen Foundation will provide funding for scholarships to students who have been accepted by and enroll in LCCC in the fall of 2021, and who meet the following qualifications:

  • Students are 24 years of age or older
  • Students have demonstrated Wyoming residency for at least three years
  • Preference will be given to students who have not already earned an associate degree or higher
  • Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and have unmet financial need
  • Students must enroll in one of the approved programs:
Available Online
Ag & Equine Pathway  
Agriculture Production Technology (AAS)  
Animal Science (AS)  
Agriculture & Equine (AAS)  
Business & Accounting Pathway  
Business - Accounting Services (AAS)  Yes
Business - Entrepreneurship (Credit Diploma)  Yes
Business - Financial Services (AAS)  
Business and Accounting (AS)   
Business - Supply Chain Management (AAS)  
Information Technology Pathway
Computer Information Systems (AAS)   Yes
Cybersecurity (AAS)  Yes
Datacenter Technician (Credit Diploma)  Yes
Human & Public Services Pathway  
Elementary and Early Childhood Education (AA) Yes
Paralegal (AAS) (combination of synchronous and online instruction) Yes
Health Sciences & Wellness Pathway  
Health Information Technology and Management (AAS) (Fall start only) Yes
Health Information Technology Medical Claims Coding (Certificate) (Fall start only) Yes
Health Information Technology Medical Office Essentials (Credit Diploma) (Fall start only) Yes
Speech Language Pathology Assistant (AAS) (This program has synchronous sessions in the evenings.) (Fall start only) Yes
Surgical Technology (AAS) (Fall start only)  
STEM Pathway  
Computer Science (AS)  
Trades & Technical Studies Pathway  
Automotive Technology (Credit Diploma)  
Diesel Technology (Credit Diploma)  
Industrial Systems Technology (Certificate)  
Electrical Technology (Certificate)  
HVAC/R programs  
Welding (Credit Diplomas) (Fall start only)  
Wind Energy (AAS) (Fall start only)  


Scholarship Award Amounts

  • $1,500/semester: maximum award for a full-time student (12+ credit hours)
  • $1,250/semester: maximum award for a 3/4-time student (9-11 credit hours)
  • $750/semester: maximum award for a part-time student (6-8 credit hours)

The scholarship may be awarded for up to a maximum of two academic years, which may include a single summer semester for students who maintain continuous enrollment and meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.

Steps to Apply for the Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship


Apply to LCCC

Fill out and submit your degree-seeking application at lccc.wy.edu/apply. Complete the enrollment steps. 

When you apply, please make sure you choose one of the above programs that are eligible for the Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship.



File your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for all federal financial aid programs, some state programs and all LCCC scholarship and grant programs. Students must complete a FAFSA each year.

Fill out your FAFSA online here

Share your FAFSA financial aid information with LCCC. Enter LCCC's school code: 009259.


Apply for the Scholarship

Complete the application for the Ellbogen Opportunity Scholarship.


To remain eligible for the scholarship, students shall:

  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 evaluated at the end of each academic term