Foundation Scholarships

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The SCC Foundation offers $400,000 in scholarships to SCC students every year.

SCC Foundation scholarships are available to students for a variety of reasons: merit, need, program of study, intended career path, or county of residence, among others.

Who can apply?

New and continuing SCC students taking credit classes are eligible to apply.

Remember to be eligible for scholarships at SCC, you have to apply to SCC first. Head to the apply page to get started!

Did you know: If you are graduating from SCC and plan to transfer to another institution, or pursue second degree at SCC, we have Transfer/Continuation Scholarships for you.

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 submitted within your online application. (More than one is even better!)
    • Note: Before you begin, have the email address of your reference writer available. You cannot submit a completed application without at least one reference email address. We encourage you to check back on your application a few days after you submit to see if your reference letter has been returned. If not, contact the letter writer to kindly remind them about the deadline.

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Do I have to apply for individual SCC Foundation scholarships?

Nope! Complete one application and we'll do the work to find the ones you're eligible for!

Check out a list of SCC Foundation scholarships.

Why do I have to reapply every year?

You must complete a new application (with a new reference letter) every academic year to be considered because your eligibility circumstances (like GPA, financial need level, academic program/major) can change from one academic year to the next. You'll want your application to be as accurate as possible to increase your chances of being approved for funding.

When can I apply?

Deadline for Fall Term awards: March 1, 4:30 pm CST (awards may be used for summer term upon request; you must take a minimum of 6 credit hours). When you complete the application by March 1, you will also be considered for Spring Term Only awards.

Deadline for Spring Term Only awards: October 1, 4:30 pm CST (awards may be carried over to summer term upon request; you must take a minimum of 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 late November for spring term awards.

The deadline to submit your application for spring 2021 awards is October 1, 2020 by 4:30 PM CST.

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Apply for Scholarships

Contact
Southeastern Community College Foundation
(319) 208-5065 or (319) 208-5062
foundation@scciowa.edu