External Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships available to (but not restricted to) students of Southeastern Community College.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Founders' Scholarship ($1,500) - application due February 28, 2017

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related training program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, community college, technical school or equivalent and must be obtaining training in a construction-related craft or trade. Applications are available athttp://www.nawic.org/images/nawic/nfsf/2017_Construction_Trades_Application.pdf


Masonry Institute of Iowa - application due March 10, 2017

Our 2017 scholarship program has been announced and is open to all HS seniors and college students that are in/going into the construction/architectural/engineering/masonry fields. Apply online at http://www.masonryinstituteofiowa.org/scholarships.


IHERF Scholarship Program - application due March 30, 2017

The goal of this program is to fill healthcare positions that currently have a significant number of openings across the state, and to recruit students with the opportunity to obtain significant scholarships to help cover the costs of healthcare education. In exchange for financial support, each award recipient must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award. Apply at https://iherfscholarship.fluidreview.com/


Edward B. Gnahn Memorial Scholarship (up to $1,500) - application due March 31, 2017

Scholarships may be granted to any person training to work in a health related field of study or to a disabled person. Applicants must have graduated from a Des Moines County high school or have been a resident of Des Moines County for the last five years. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship ($1,000) - application due March 31, 2017

The Sigma Chapter of Burlington is offering a scholarship to Des Moines County undergraduates who are majoring in education. We are looking for scholarship candidates who are successful academically and who demonstrate leadership qualities. While financial need will be considered, it will not necessarily be the primary qualification. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship ($500) - application due March 31, 2017

This scholarship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students (including incoming freshman and law school students), with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and an interest in public service, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Application information can be found at http://criminallawdc.com/public-servant-scholarship.html.




Mary Greeley Medical Center Scholarships - application due March 31, 2017


Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation is pleased to offer several scholarships for healthcare students. Scholarship information and applications are available at www.mgmc.org/scholarships. The scholarship selection committees will meet to determine recipients and will notify in April. Call 515-239-2147 if you have any questions.




Shawn Sukumar Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship ($500) - application due March 31, 2017


The scholarship candidate must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Application information can be found at http://www.washingtondccriminallawyer.net/2016-scholarship/



Burlington Area Bowling Associations Scholarship ($250) - application due April 1, 2017

Applicants must belong to one of the Burlington Area Bowling Associations (or be a family member of a Burlington Area Bowling Association member). This scholarship is for a student attending the West Burlington campus. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


Business of Professional Women's Organization ($200) - application due April 1, 2017

Three scholarships are being offered for traditional and non-traditional students. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington Campus.


Des Moines Mothers of Multiples ($500) - application due April 1, 2017

Applicant must be a multiple birth student (twin, triplet, etc.) who resides in Iowa. GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Application materials are available online at http://www.dmmom.com/scholarship or in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


Delbert and Edythe Barnes Memorial Scholarship (up to $500) - application due April 3, 2017

This scholarship was established for students your have graduated or will be graduating from any Lee County, Hancock County or Clark County School District. GED students are also eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients must attend or be enrolled at Southeastern Community College with the intention of matriculating and receiving a degree in the area of Construction & Manufacturing. Download the application at www.keokukfoundation.org/barnes-scholarship.


2017 Senior Care Scholarship ($1,000) - application due April 15, 2017

A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to college and university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. The annual scholarship award is for (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. Please visit http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship for eligibility criteria and application instructions.


Point Foundation Community College Scholarship (up to $3,700) - application due April 30, 2017

The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university. Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed. Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2017. More information is available at https://www.pointfoundation.org/communitycollege.


Dr. Robert D. Rowley Memorial Scholarship (up to $2,000) - application due April 30, 2017

Available annually to two to four students who are actively engaged in study in any field of health care at Southeastern Community College, the University of Iowa, or Iowa Wesleyan University, and who resided in or attended secondary school in one of the following Iowa counties: Des Moines, Lee, Henry, or Louisa. Guidelines and application are available at www.tworiversbank.com and in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


Transfer Times Scholarship (up to $6,000) - entry deadline is May 1, 2017

Two $6,000 scholarships are awarded per academic year to qualifying students from community colleges.  More details and entry form are available at http://transfertimes.com/scholarship.aspx.


Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship ($1,000) - application due May 12, 2017

If you plan to go to college in Iowa, register now for a chance at one of five scholarships available to high school seniors in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who will attend an Iowa college in fall 2017. Read the scholarship rules and register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa between Feb. 13 and May 12, 2017. After registering, follow the instructions you will receive by email to complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related assessment by 4 p.m. on May 12, 2017.


Azazie Scholarship ($1,000) - application due May 31, 2017

Here at AZAZIE, we are proud to invest in the future by awarding scholarships to help promising students with rising tuition costs. Share us with your insight about "how technology would influence the fashion industry in the future" by May 31, 2017 and you might be the next AZAZIE Scholar to receive a grant of USD $1,000 with us!  More information at https://www.azazie.com/scholarship.


Devcon Home Security Scholarship ($2,500) - application due August 15, 2017

Devconhomesecurity is offering a $2,500 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $2,500 dollars towards their costs of education. Application link: http://devconhomesecurity.com/scholarship 


Buenas Opiniones Scholarship ($2,500) - application due August 31, 2017

This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years. Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities. Application information can be found at https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/.


Karman Healthcare Scholarships ($500) - application due September 1, 2017

Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. For additional details, please visit: http://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/


Quincy Dentists Scholarship ($500) - application due August 25, 2018

Students will be eligible to apply if they are enrolled as full-time or part-time students with a school or equivalent academic program. More information can be found at: http://www.mydentistquincy.com/a-gift-from-quincy-dentists-scholarship/


Great River Friends

Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, which provides up to $10,000 in scholarships each year. Four scholarships are available with funding from Great River Friends. Apply at www.greatrivermedical.org/auxapps.php.


Two Rivers Investment Services

At various times during the year, scholarships are available through Two Rivers Investment Services. Please visit www.tworiversbank.com/about-us/scholarships.html for more information.


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA is a scholarship program for students who are currently employed in early childhood programs (day care centers, preschools, or in home programs) and working towards degrees in Early Childhood Education. Obtain an application at www.iowaaeyc.org.