Native American/Minority & Veterans Services

Contact Information

Director: Bob Sobotta, M Ed
Office: RCH 214
Phone: 208-792-2812
FAX: 208-792-2193

LCSC is committed to establishing and maintaining a campus environment that promotes cultural diversity. Native American and Minority Student Services offers programs and services designed to assist students of color in meeting their educational goals, both in and out of the classroom. Assistance (academic and financial aid support systems, cultural activities and programming) is available for students from admission through graduation.


Native American and Minority Student Services supports students through:

  • Academic and personal advising
  • Student mentoring and advocacy
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid information
  • Campus and community referrals
  • Tribal contacting/networking
  • Student clubs and organization involvement
  • Admissions support
  • Cultural awareness programming
  • LCSC/Lapwai van transportation
  • Minority Student Orientation
  • Student Development Courses

The Pi’amkinwaas American Indian Center also works in collaboration to assist students in meeting their academic goals while on campus. Computer labs, tutoring, advocacy and mentoring are all aspects of support the Pi’amkinwaas shares with Native American and Minority Student Services. For more information contact 208-792-2744.


Native American and Minority Student Services works closely with the Financial Aid Office and other campus programs in providing and promoting scholarship opportunities. The following is a list of minority scholarships available to students:

  • Avista Minds in Motion Minority Scholarship
  • Isaac Wilson Memorial Scholarship
  • Dean and Colleen Mahoney Scholarship
  • Andrew L. Smith Memorial Scholarship
  • Plateau Native American Trust Scholarship
  • Nez Perce Vocational/Technical Waivers
  • Leona H. Craw Memorial
  • Riddle Family Scholarship
  • LCSC Native American Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Scholarships offered are subject to change; some scholarships are awarded only as funding permits. For more information please visit the Financial Aid website:


LCSC sponsors, or co-sponsors, a number of activities and events that promote and enhance cultural enrichment to the community. Annual events that are celebrated on campus include:

  • Native American Awareness Week
  • Idaho Human Rights/MLK Jr. Day
  • Black History Month
  • Multicultural Week
  • Farmworker Awareness
  • Indian Education Summer Teacher Institute