SCC Foundation Scholarships

The SCC Foundation provides over $250,000 in scholarship assistance to SCC students every year. Learn more below.

SCC Foundation Scholarships

Who can apply?
New or continuing SCC students can apply for scholarships using a single online application.

How do I apply?
The application form is completed online. In addition, SCC Foundation scholarships require:

  • FAFSA information
  • Most recent education transcript or GED scores
  • At least one reference letter requested and submitted within your online application (before you start your application, have the email address of your reference writer available).

When can I apply?

  • Deadline for spring awards: October 1, 4:30pm CST
  • Deadline for fall awards: April 1, 4:30pm CST

Note: Scholarship recipients are required to attend or send a delegate to the annual Donor/Recipient reception scheduled on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in the West Burlington Loren Walker Arena/gym.

SCC Alumni Association (SCCAA) Scholarships

Who can apply?
The SCCAA offers scholarships to graduating SCC students who are continuing their education as well as current SCC students.

  • Transfer scholarships to graduates leaving SCC include two $1,000 awards (one at each campus)
  • One $500 award to the highest overall GPA, and one variable award to a student pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) career (also chosen by the Registrar). These are announced at graduation.
  • The SCCAA also provides $500 awards to two continuing SCC students (one at each campus).

How do I apply?
All SCCAA scholarships require:

  • FAFSA information
  • Most recent educational transcript or GED scores
  • At least one reference letter. All notifications are conducted via email.
  • Graduating SCC students can applyfor an SCCAA scholarship by completing the SCCAA Scholarship Application.
  • Continuing SCC students can apply for the SCCAA continuing scholarship by completing the SCC Foundation Scholarship Application.

For tips on writing scholarship application essays, click here.

Establish a scholarship at SCC
Click here for the "Steps In Establishing Scholarships And Gifts Worksheet"

Interested in Donating?

It's very easy to give to the SCC Foundation. You can establish a scholarship, create a special program fund, support an ongoing college initiative - it's up to you. To make your gift, you can donate online, use ACH (automatic debit authorization), send us a check, or make a planned gift. If you need some guidance or wish to discuss your wishes, feel free to contact us by phone or email.


Becky Rump
SCC Foundation/Alumni Association Executive Director
(319) 208-5065
Toll-free at 1-866-722-4692, ext. 5065 or

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