Foundation Scholarships

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The SCC Foundation provides over $300,000 in scholarship assistance to SCC students every year. 

Applicants: Apply once and the right scholarship will find YOU. (Scroll down for the Apply Now button.)

Donors: Click here to contribute or to create a scholarship!

SCC Foundation scholarships are available for all types of students. They can be based on merit, need, program of study, intended career path or county of residence, among others.

Who can apply?

New or continuing SCC students taking credit classes are eligible to apply. International students may be considered for certain individual scholarships as per donor specifications.

STOP! If you are graduating from SCC and plan to transfer to another institution or by pursue another degree at SCC, please go to the Alumni tab and apply for Transfer/Continuation Scholarships.

How do I apply?

The application must be completed online. In addition, SCC Foundation scholarships require:

  • A completed FAFSA on file in the SCC Financial Aid Office. Not sure where to start? We can help.
  • Most recent school transcript or high school equivalency test scores on file in SCC Enrollment Services
  • At least one reference letter requested and submitted within your online application. Note: Before you begin, have the email address of your reference writer available, as you cannot submit a completed application without at least one reference email address.

For tips on writing winning scholarship applications and essays, click HERE.

Do I have to apply for individual SCC Foundation scholarships?

No. You just need to complete the application once. You will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which you meet all requirements.

However, you're welcome to view a LIST of SCC Foundation scholarships.

When can I apply?

Deadline for spring term awards: October 1, 4:30pm CST (awards may be carried over to summer term upon request; minimum 6 credit hours)

Deadline for fall term awards: March 1, 4:30pm CST (awards may be used for summer term upon request; minimum 6 credit hours)

How are recipients notified?

Recipients are notified via email generally by the middle of May for fall term awards, and generally by early November for spring term awards.

Note: Scholarship recipients are required to attend or send a delegate to the annual Donor & Recipient reception scheduled on the Sunday that falls two weeks before Thanksgiving in Loren Walker Arena on the West Burlington campus.

The Fall scholarship award application deadline has passed.

Spring 2019 award applications are now open. Deadline for spring awards is October 1, 2018.

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Becky Rump 
SCC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
(319) 208-5065 
Toll-free at 1-866-722-4692, ext. 5065 or