Last-Dollar Scholarship Programs

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Don't let money worries stop you from getting your education. 

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is a state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are new high school graduates starting college full-time or adult learners starting college at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program aims to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants or scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include post-secondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

WHO QUALIFIES?

NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements

WHAT CAN I STUDY?

Advanced Technology & Welding

Computer-Aided Design Technology (CAD)

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Welding Technology

Agriculture Studies

Modern Food Production, Agriculture, and the Environment

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology - Management

Health

Emergency Medical Services

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Respiratory Care

IT/Multimedia

Network Administration & Cyber Security

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. Apply to SCC - Remember to contact us for program eligibility and related steps
  2. Complete your FAFSA - Absolutely required before you can be considered for Last Dollar Scholarship funds


Call or visit SCC Enrollment Services
(319) 208-5000

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO KNOW?

Applicants must apply for all other available aid before moving to steps to receive funds for the Last-Dollar Scholarship.

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is part of the Future Ready Iowa initiative to build Iowa’s workforce. The goal is to connect Iowans to the training and education needed for high-paying jobs and the bright futures they deserve. This program is intended to cover any remaining tuition after scholarships and federal and state grants are applied. Credentials include post-secondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. The Last-Dollar Scholarship will be available in fall 2019.

Learn more about Last-Dollar Scholarships at futurereadyiowa.gov
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