Every student should apply for scholarships — Iowa residents and non-residents alike.

Scholarships are an excellent way to cut your college expenses, saving you time and money.

Landing a scholarship starts with these steps:

  • Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Write a killer essay describing your experiences, achievements, and why you should be considered for the scholarship (see tips below)
  • Gather a list of references or reference letters, complete with contact information
  • Collect copies of your high school transcript & any past college transcripts

Internal and External Scholarships

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SCC Foundation Scholarships

The SCC Foundation offers $350,000 in scholarships to SCC students every year. Best part: apply once and the right scholarship will find you.

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External Scholarships

These mostly Iowa-based scholarships are offered through third parties like civic organizations, churches, professional groups and social clubs. They vary by availability and time of year.

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Snag that scholarship!

Use these tried-and-true tips to make your application stands out from the crowd.

Don't worry — it's not hard to write a good scholarship application essay. Check out these 10 Tips for writing your scholarship essays.

Letters of recommendation demonstrate that others think you'd make a great recipient. A thank-you letter is a simple way to show that you really appreciate that someone else has invested in your future. Find tips for how to make both of these shine with this handy reference guide

Scholarship Tips

Contact Us

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