Southeastern Community College

Transfer Scholarships

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Complete this application if you are graduating in May!

The SCC Alumni Association and the SCC Foundation offer several scholarships to graduating SCC students who are planning to continue their education after receiving a degree from SCC.

Students only need to apply once to be considered for all scholarships. Additionally, the SCC Distinguished Alumni $1000 Scholarship awarded on each campus can be used by SCC graduates to go to another college or to return to SCC for another degree. Winners of these scholarships are announced at the recipient's graduation ceremony.

Deadline: April 1 at 4:30 pm CST

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SCC Alumni Association Transfer Scholarships

Two $1,000 (non-renewable) scholarships are presented annually at graduation, one per campus graduation. Graduating SCC students can be either transferring to a 4-year institution or continuing at SCC to pursue another degree. GPA and financial need are considered.

Dr. Edward C. Stone STEM Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Edward C. Stone because he had received a continuation scholarship upon graduating from BJC in 1956. Dr. Stone served from 1991-2001 as Director of the Jet Propulsion Lab and continues to serve as the Morrisroe Professor of Physics at CalTech. Since 1972 he has led the Voyageur mission teams to the outer limits of the solar system and he has been project lead for all the Pathfinder missions to Mars. He is currently developing the world's largest optical telescope. He was named the first SCC Distinguished Alumnus in 1997.

To be considered for this non-renewable scholarship, graduating SCC students must be transferring to a 4-year institution in pursuit of a STEM degree. The individual who is selected will have the highest grade point in their STEM program. In a tie breaker situation, students who have completed all college course work at SCC will receive preference.

This award varies in amount.

Note: Following the National Science Foundation (NSF) definition, a program in the health occupations/medical sciences is not generally considered as a STEM career.

Clint & Betty Dodds Continuation Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Patt Dodds in honor of her parents. Dr. Dodds received a similar award upon her 1966 graduation from Burlington Community College, a predecessor of SCC. She went on to write the curriculum for Physical Education Teacher Education that remains the standard in the world today. She was named SCC Distinguished Alumnus West Burlington Campus in 2007.

This non-renewable $500 award goes to the graduating SCC student who applies using the Transfer Scholarship application below and has the highest GPA of all applicants. In a tie-breaker situation, the person who qualifies as a minority (broad definition - a person of color or a person with a disability) will receive first preference, while an applicant pursuing an education degree will receive second preference. One or more awards are made each year with the number varying based on funding.

Mason Roberts Memorial Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Erin and Cole Roberts in memory of their son Mason Roberts to assist students who are continuing their education after graduating from the ADN program at Southeastern Community College. Students from either campus can apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed their associate degree in nursing at SCC, be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree program in nursing, have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be any age. The funds received by the SCC payroll deduction and other donors will be held by the SCC Foundation in a restricted scholarship account.

The award can be used for tuition, fees, and required books, equipment and supplies.

Darrius Baker Transfer Scholarship

 Darrius Baker is a proud alumnus of Southeastern Community College. Although he went on to graduate with a degree in finance from the University of Iowa, SCC was an important part of his educational journey. Southeastern Community College set the foundation for an education which allowed Darrius to pursue a very successful career with Swiss Re America.

The Darrius Baker Transfer Scholarship was established in January 2022 to assist students who transfer from SCC after graduation to a 4-year university. This $1,000 award will be presented at the West Burlington graduation ceremony. Preference is given to a student who is majoring in Business or Arts & Sciences and who has a career goal of Business, Finance or Insurance.



Val Giannettino
Executive Director
(319) 208-5065