Anonymous donor starts LCSC scholarship to honor Robinsons

An anonymous donor has set up a scholarship endowment at Lewis-Clark State College to honor two LCSC professors for the impact they make on students as well as the Lewiston-Clarkston community.

The Clay and Mary Lou Robinson Scholarship Endowment begins distribution next fall. It was established with a $25,000 donation and the fund currently is at $27,000.

The Robinson have taught at LCSC for 25 years. Clay Robinson is a professor in the Movement and Sport Sciences Division, and also serves as the college’s Faculty Athletic Representative. Mary Lou Robinson is a professor in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division where she is also the assessment director and assistant to the chair. Both Robinsons have served on numerous committees and won several awards at the college, including both being honored with the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled full-time, have financial need, and show a commitment to community service. Preference will be given to a first-generation college student and/or a student pursuing a degree in education or a health science field and/or a student-athlete participating on the tennis, golf, track or cross country team.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the award recipient meets the scholarship criteria. (LCSC)