How to Apply & FAQ

Looking for cash for SCC? Start here.

Before you start your application for the SCC Foundation scholarships, skim the FAQ and info below.

To apply for an SCC Foundation Scholarship you will need to:

  • Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Take time to write your essay. (see tips below)
  • Gather a list of references with contact information. (You will need this for your application)

Apply for SCC Foundation Scholarships

(Link goes to an external application webpage)

Are you graduating from SCC and plan to continue your education next year? Then you may be looking for our SCC Alumni Association and SCC Foundation transfer scholarships.


What is a Trustee Scholarship?

The Board of Trustees have established the Honors Scholarship for valedictorians and salutatorians, and the Diversity Scholarship for students with select ethnic-racial backgrounds.

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.

Trustee Honors and Diversity Scholarships

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!

What are the deadlines?

April 1: Priority deadline for high school seniors
April 1: SCC graduates transferring to a 4-year college
June 1: First round awarding for incoming and returning students
September 1: Second round awarding for incoming and returning students

Do I need to apply for individual SCC Foundation scholarships?

Nope! Complete one application and we'll do the work to match the scholarships with you!

Do I need to reapply every year?

Yes. 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.

Do you offer scholarships to valedictorians or salutatorians?

Yes and congratulations on your accomplishment! The Board of Trustees have established the Honors Scholarship for valedictorians and salutatorians. It's pretty much a full ride scholarship.

Trustee Honors Scholarships

Graduating from SCC this year?

The SCC Foundation offers transfer and list of transfer and continuation scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships

How are recipients notified?

Recipients are notified by the email they used in their scholarship application at the time they are awarded.

Have tips to complete an application?

Here are a two documents that will help you write a great application that's guaranteed to get noticed.

Keep them handy as you complete your application.



Contact Us

Val Giannettino
Executive Director
Call: (319) 208-5065

Lisa Hunter
Account Specialist
Call: (319) 208-5062

Rebecca Chase
Administrative Assistant
Call: (319) 208-5066

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