External Scholarships

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

Community Foundation Great River Bend (various amounts) - application due February 15, 2018

The Community Foundation administers multiple scholarship funds, all started by caring donors who are passionate about helping others attain higher education credentials. Over 35 scholarship applications are available through our website. Including renewable scholarships, these applications result in nearly $400,000 in scholarships being distributed by the Community Foundation every year to help students meet their higher education goals. Visit http://www.cfgrb.org/student-scholarships.html for more information.


GateHouse Media National Scholarship Essay Competition ($3,000 & $1,000) - application due February 16, 2018

Six scholarships will be awarded - a top scholarship of $3,000 and five scholarships of $1,000 each. Submit an essay of up to 500 words, writing about what one of the following four words means to you: trusted, community, local, or impact. Essays can be submitted at the following link: http://gatehouse.secondstreetapp.com/GHM-Scholarship-Essay-Contest/


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship ($1,000) - application due February 20, 2018

You are eligible for consideration if: 1. You were employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after June 1, 2017, 2. You are classified as a full-time student in your freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college during time of application process, AND 3. You will be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in college at the time funds are disbursed. A total of 80 scholarships will be awarded. More details and application forms are available at: https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx


Burlington Fine Arts League - application due February 24, 2018

The Burlington Fine Arts League seeks to support Des Moines County students majoring in the arts through its scholarship program. Keep in mind that in addition to the typical arts majors – dance, theater, music, and visual arts – majors in fields like fashion design, communications, and architecture will be considered. Applications can be mailed to BFAL, P.O. Box 243, Burlington, IA 52601, or dropped off at the Burlington Public Library. Application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus.


2018 NAWIC Founder's Scholarship ($500 - $2,500) - application due February 28, 2018

Each year the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City NAWIC Chapter 160, in an effort to promote excellence in all aspects of the construction industry, is proud to offer scholarships to candidates (male or female) pursuing a career in the construction industry. All who possess a commitment to obtaining an education leading to a degree through a course of study in construction are encouraged to review the scholarship guidelines and eligibility requirements and submit their application for consideration. The dollar amount of scholarships awards ranges from $500 to $2,500. The scholarship application can be found online at http://nfsf.nawic.org


Pro Best Reviews Scholarship ($500) - application due March 5, 2018

Pro Best Reviews, an online product review publication, is offering a $500 scholarship to a student who is currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Through this scholarship, our organization wishes to foster individual growth and hopefully lead to a brighter future. As such, we are determined to assist students financially and help them on their chosen career paths. Visit the following link for details: https://probestreviews.com/scholarship/


Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Scholarships ($1,000 and up) - application is open February 1 - March 30, 2018

The Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Care Career Scholarship and the Millane Scholarship are two scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a degree in health care, particularly those interested in pursing employment in southeast Iowa. There are specific county of residence requirements for both of these scholarships. Interested parties may apply through the online portal at www.orlf.org.  


Alpha Delta Kappa Iowa Sigma Chapter Scholarship ($1,000)  - application due March 31, 2018

Sigma Chapter of Burlington, Iowa, is offering one $1,000 scholarship to Des Moines County undergraduates who will be majoring in education, or college freshmen through seniors of Des Moines County who are majoring in education. We are looking for scholarship candidates who are successful academically and who demonstrate leadership qualities. Application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office on the West Burlington campus. 


2017 Oleg Fastovsky Outstanding Citizen Scholarship ($500) - application due March 31, 2018

All applicants must submit a 500-word essay that answers the following question: What is one of the most important ways an individual can serve his or her community, and how have you served your community in this way? All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. For more information, visit our scholarship page at: http://mdcriminalattorney.net/#scholarship.


Conex Boxes Scholarship ($1,000) - application due March 31, 2018

Our team cares a lot about the youth and we recognize the need of continued education, and that’s why we are committed to our $1,000 college scholarship program. In April, we award a $1,000 college scholarship to one U.S. undergraduate in business, business management, marketing /advertising, or similar fields. You must hold at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. For more information, please visit http://conexboxes.com/scholarship/


Des Moines Mothers of Multiples ($500) - application due April 1, 2018

This scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a twin, triplet, or higher order multiple (copies of birth certificates required). Applicant must an be Iowa resident with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additional requirements and application forms are available at https://www.dmmom.com/scholarship.


Delbert and Edythe Barnes Memorial Scholarship - application due April 13, 2018

This scholarship was established for high school senior and graduates from any Lee County, Hancock County, or Clark County School District. GED and current SCC students are also eligible to apply. Scholarships will be provided to students wishing to attend SCC with the intention of receiving a degree in the area of Construction & Manufacturing. Candidates may apply online at www.keokukfoundation.org/barnes-scholarship.


Bulldog Movers Scholarship - application due May 11, 2018

As an aspiring entrepreneur, write an essay naming 3-5 characteristics you believe a business owner should possess to be successful, and how those traits contribute to a thriving business. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in education, business, or logistics. Details at: http://www.bulldogmovers.net/scholarship.html


BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship ($1,000) - application due May 19, 2018

At BestMattressReviews.com, we value education highly and want to give back to our community at large. We are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. This scholarship is intended to be used for tuition during the 2018-19 school year. Apply at https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/


SurveysSay Yearly Marketing Scholarship ($1,000) - application due May 31, 2018

Open to any currently enrolled students with a major or minor in Marketing, Business, Economics, IT, Communication, Advertising, Management. Also open to high school students with an acceptance letter to a college or university and with intentions to study in an aforementioned field.​ Apply at https://www.surveyssay.com/get-scholarship/.


Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship - application due May 31, 2018

If you plan to go to college in Iowa, register now for a chance at one of five $1,000 scholarships, available to high school seniors in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will attend an Iowa college in fall 2018. Register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa between Feb. 5 and May 31, 2018. 


Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship ($1,000) - application due June 1, 2018

The scholarship will be awarded yearly to one student who is a legal resident of the United States (or holding a valid student visa), enrolled in a two or four-year U.S. based college and majoring in healthcare studies. Visit the following link to apply: https://www.ciamedical.com/scholarship.


Indy Displays Scholarship ($1,000) - application due July 1, 2018

The team at Indy Displays is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals in graphic design and visual arts. The work of great designers is crucial to the production of each outstanding display we deliver to our clients. Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is offering a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts. Apply at http://www.indydisplays.com/content/16-graphic-arts-scholarship.


SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship ($2,000) - application due July 15, 2018

We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative.  One student, who will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2018, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. Apply at: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2018


Logo Realm Scholarship ($500) - application due August 1, 2018

Applicant must be currently studying graphic design or have a demonstrated interest in it. This scholarship involves creating an original infographic based on a Logo Realm article. Additional information at: https://logorealm.com/scholarship/


RouterInstructions.com Scholarship ($1,500) - application due August 1, 2018

Our annual $1,500 external scholarship always goes to a student that shares the best story on “Why WiFi is needed in schools”. Our annual scholarship program is open to all students that complete high school and are just preparing to join higher education institutions. Also, it is open for those who are already in colleges and universities. However, to be eligible for our scholarship, those that are already in college should have a GPA of at least 2.5. Also, any students below the legal age (18 years) should attain consent from parents/guardians. Application instructions can be found at https://www.routerinstructions.com/scholarship/ 


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/


2018 Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship ($500) - application due September 1, 2018

Karman Healthcare is  proud to announce that we will be providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. We will be offering two $500 scholarships for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements. This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund. Additional details at: https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/


Mattress Help Scholarship Program ($1,000) - application due September 25, 2018

MattressHelp.org is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education. To apply, you will create a short video on the topic of sleep health. Eligibility and submission information can be found at https://mattresshelp.org/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.


ZipRecruiter ($3,000) - offered quarterly

ZipRecruiter offers a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student in their quarterly Scholarship Promotion. Apply at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship.


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.