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The following is a summary of scholarships available through Iowa Central Community College. All scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. Please complete ONE application electronically, and submit online. Please read the application instructions carefully, which are at the top of the application. Actual amounts awarded may vary each year based on investment earnings. Scholarship Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now open. Applications, unless otherwise noted, are due March 31st. Scholarships for 2021-2022 school year will be awarded in May.

$500 per semester for three semesters (fall, spring, summer) awarded to a student attending (full-time) at Iowa Central Community College. Applicant must be in the Nursing program and have a 3.0 GPA. Recipient must also maintain a 3.0 GPA and include an essay stating why this scholarship is important in pursuing a nursing career and why you have selected the nursing field.

Required essay should be emailed with your name, scholarship name, and date to Mary Ludwig at ludwig@iowacentral.edu

Awarded to Valedictorians (Full Tuition), Salutatorians ($3,000), and students with 3.75-4.00 GPA ($800) and 3.25-3.74 GPA ($600).

For talented students in the arts, drama and music. Determined by activity director.

Awarded to full-time agriculture students attending Iowa Central Community College. First year students must have a 2.5 GPA, the GPA requirement for second year students is 2.75. The amount of the scholarship is $750 unless the student holds an Iowa FFA degree, the scholarship amount is $1000. Financial need is not a consideration. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Awarded to four students attending (at least half-time) Iowa Central Community College. This scholarship is intended for the nontraditional student (must be at least 21 years of age) and must be a resident of the Webster City School District. Recipient must also demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA, demonstrates progress toward completion of his or her educational objective, and maintains status as enrolled at least half-time.

$500 scholarship to a full time student with a GPA of 2.5 or better. First preference to music major, but not required. Student must be full-time and attending the Fort Dodge Campus. Student to write a short essay on why music is important to me. Required essay should be emailed with your name, scholarship name, and date to Mary Ludwig at ludwig@iowacentral.edu

Awarded to two Iowa students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Must be a nursing student accepted in the Nursing program.

Determined by head coaches.

Awarded to one full-time student in each of the following programs - Diesel Technology, Welding Technology, Ag Technology, Electrical Mechanical Technician, and HVAC. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA and be from Iowa. Two scholarships ($300 for tool belt and $200 for tuition) are also awarded to students going into the Carpentry program.

Awarded to two first year students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College in a medical field. Recipient must have a 2.5 average GPA and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship may be renewed for a second year with satisfactory academic progress. (Need to reapply).

Awarded to two students attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be enrolled in the FireScience/EMS courses of study with a 2.5-3.0 GPA.

Awarded to a second year student attending Iowa Central Community College. Student must be in the field of Humanities (music, theatre, or visual art studies majors).

Awarded to a student attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Student must be in the Health Care field and be a resident of Buena Vista, Sac, Ida, Pocahontas, Clay, or Cherokee County.

Awarded to a student attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Must be a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Awarded to four Nursing students attending Iowa Central Community College. Student must be enrolled summer session courses and have a 2.5 GPA or above.

Awarded to a full-time student attending Iowa Central Community College. Student must be an instrumental or vocal music graduate from Fort Dodge Senior High, St. Edmond High School, or Eagle Grove High School.

Awarded to a full-time student attending Iowa Central Community College. Student must be a track athlete from Fort Dodge Senior High, St. Edmond High School, or Eagle Grove High School.

Awarded to two students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Must be a St. Edmond or Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, maintain an average GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship is awarded to a second year culinary student who has differentiated him/herself in the classroom, in hours of community service, and in mastering culinary techniques. Scholarship is awarded by the Culinary instructors.

Awarded to students enrolled in the diesel, accounting, semi-truck driving, or information technology programs at Iowa Central. Satisfactory academic standing, good moral character, and financial need are all considered.

Deadline: May 1st

Available to students in the diesel program. Could be required to complete a 240 hour paid internship at Decker Truck Line, Inc.

Deadline: May 1st

Eligible applicants will be Decker Truck Line employees or their families. Applicant must complete the Decker Truck Line Inc. scholarship application to be considered.

Deadline: May 1st

Awarded to a sophomore, full-time student on the Track and Field team with a GPA of 2.0 or greater.

Determined by Department Head/Program Coordinator.

This scholarship is awarded to a second-year Iowa Central student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who demonstrates high ambition, accomplishments, or who fosters entrepreneurship and business leadership skills. Applicant must obtain two letters from Iowa Central faculty or staff highlighting why they meet the criteria.

This scholarship is awarded to a male student of good character, good scholastic ability, and excellent athlete ability who plans to enroll at Iowa Central Community College.

Awarded to a student attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a student in the arts: Art, English, Speech, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Social Science, or Theatre.

Awarded to a student attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be an Area 5 resident (Buena Vista Co. Calhoun Co. Greene Co. Hamilton Co. Humboldt Co. Pocahontas Co. Sac Co. Webster Co. Wright Co.).

Awarded to a second year nursing student attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be an Area 5 resident (Buena Vista Co. Calhoun Co. Greene Co. Hamilton Co. Humboldt Co. Pocahontas Co. Sac Co. Webster Co. Wright Co.). First preference will be given to a resident of Webster County.

$500 scholarship awarded to a second year student attending Iowa Central, full time, and a member of the Iowa Central Bowling team. Recipient must have a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Awarded to two second year students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College majoring in an agricultural related field with a 3.0 GPA or higher preferred. Student must use his/her major in the chosen field to serve their rural community and perhaps return to the farm or ranch. Preference will be given to residents of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wyoming.

$425 per semester for four full-time students pursuing a business/agricultural degree who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA.

Awarded to a student attending Iowa Central Community College based on academics with demonstrated financial need. Must be Iowa resident and U.S. citizen.

Awarded to a Spring graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School planning to attend (full-time or part-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Awarded to two students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a traditional/non-traditional female student who resides in Webster County and is enrolled in a Health Science program or the Science or Education fields.

Awarded to two students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must enrolled in the Automotive Technology or Auto Restoration program and have a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to residents of Iowa.

$500 awarded to two first year students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Must be an Area 5 resident (Buena Vista Co. Calhoun Co. Greene Co. Hamilton Co. Humboldt Co. Pocahontas Co. Sac Co. Webster Co. Wright Co.) and must have an academic standing of 3.0 GPA or higher. Scholarship recipients may renew for a second year scholarship upon application. Student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply for the second year scholarship. ($625 per semester)

Awarded to a first or second year student attending Iowa Central, full time, and enrolled in the Electrical Technology program. Recipient must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

Awarded to two students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipients must be Carpentry majors with a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships will be awarded to one female and one male student.

Awarded to Valedictorians ($1,000), Salutatorians ($800), and students with 3.75-4.00 GPA ($400) and 3.25-3.74 GPA ($300).

Awarded to applicants with 2.5-3.24 GPA who are enrolled in an industrial technology program at Iowa Central. ($250 each semester).

Awarded to one student attending Iowa Central full or part time and majoring in Education. Student must be non-traditional, have a 3.0 or greater, and financial need. Applicants from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply. Two letters of recommendation are required plus an essay with an emphasis on why you qualify for the scholarship.

The James R. Stuart Memorial Scholarship is named for Professor James Stuart who spent three decades at Iowa Central teaching Developmental and Educational Psychology. Professor Stuart served as a member of the Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission, spearheaded the education associations’ bargaining unit, and was a pillar of the Iowa Central community. With his booming voice and sense of humor leading the way, Professor Stuart always made an indelible impression on his students. He endeavored to make his students engaged learners, inspiring teachers, and better people. This scholarship will be awarded to students who hope to continue his legacy of inclusion, tolerance, and equal opportunity no matter the consequences.

Awarded to an Iowa Central athlete with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Jerry was a long time active member of the Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis Club involved in service projects and community service. He has made the Fort Dodge community a better place through his involvement and significant work in promoting sports especially through his love of baseball. Preference will be given to a softball/baseball player from Iowa Central’s nine-county region. $250 per semester.

Awarded to student who is pursuing a music/art degree.

Awarded to a full time student attending Iowa Central Community College in Welding or Advanced Manufacturing. Recipient must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Awarded to a full or part-time student attending Iowa Central Community College who graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High or St. Edmond in Fort Dodge with a financial constraint. All applications must include a typed essay, approximately 500 words, explaining why you deserve the John M. Etzel Memorial Scholarship. Amount of award will vary each year. Required essay should be emailed with your name, scholarship name, and date to Mary Ludwig at ludwig@iowacentral.edu

Awarded to a student attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a Science major or enrolled in a Health Science program.

Awarded to three full or part-time non-traditional students attending Iowa Central Community College. Student may be enrolled in any major to be eligible.

This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student studying at the Webster City campus who is full-time. The student must have a GPA of 2.00 or better

Awarded to one full time or part time student who attends Iowa Central Community College in the Fire Science/EMS program and demonstrates financial need. Applicant must perform and document a minimum of 16 hours of voluntary community service, and must receive certification in field of study.

Awarded to a non-traditional student in Business Administration or Office Technology programs attending Iowa Central Community College. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship dollars must be used for tuition, fees, or books.

Awarded to a full time student enrolled at Iowa Central Community College’s Fort Dodge campus. Student must be a St. Edmond or Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, maintain a 3.00 GPA during previous two semesters of high school and first semester at Iowa Central and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship dollars to be used for tuition and fees first.

Awarded to one student, first or second year, enrolled in the Iowa Central electrical program. Requirements include a GPA of 2.5 or higher, full or part-time enrollment, Iowa Central area V resident which includes the counties of Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, and Wright. A personal essay must be included with application explaining how the scholarship will help you. Financial need is not a consideration.

Awarded to one full time 1st year or 2nd year student enrolled at Iowa Central in Business Administration or Business classes. Must have 2.0 GPA or higher, with preference to Eagle Grove High School seniors.

Awarded to a 2nd year student from Webster County enrolled in Biology or Criminal Justice courses at Iowa Central Community College with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Awarded to two full time students attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must have a 3.0 GPA, low income, demonstrated financial need with first consideration given to students of single family households as designated on their application.

Awarded to two students attending Iowa Central Community College. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Electrical Technologies, then Ag Technology or Carpentry who show financial need and have a 2.5 GPA.

Awarded to two full time students attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a Music major, have a 3.0 GPA, and be an Area V resident (Buena Vista Co. Calhoun Co. Greene Co. Hamilton Co. Humboldt Co. Pocahontas Co. Sac Co. Webster Co. Wright Co.). Applicants must include a Letter of Recommendation from the Music Department.

Awarded to a second year student or student with 30 or more credit hours attending Iowa Central Community College majoring in education. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. First preference will be given to students from Buena Vista County.

Awarded to five second year students with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Recipient must possess high moral standards and be of good character. Must demonstrate financial need.

Awarded to seven students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a resident of Webster County.

Awarded to four students attending Iowa Central Community College. Students must fall under the New Iowan definition. That is, an immigrant who has been in Iowa no more than 5 years and in the United States no more than 7 years. The student should demonstrate financial need and the desire to prepare himself or herself for the Iowa workforce. Preference will be given to those students entering the Health Sciences, Industrial Technologies, Social Services, Agriculture or Law Enforcement fields of study.

Based on North Central Iowa Chapter membership NYCL membership.

Awarded to two students attending Iowa Central full-time. Applicants must be from Iowa and have an agriculture background. Candidates must be pursuing a degree beneficial to a cooperative career. Preferred areas of study are Agriculture, Ag Business/Accounting, Ag Technology, Truck Driving, Advanced Manufacturing, and Electrical. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, include two letters of recommendation, and financial need is not a consideration.

Awarded to one second year nursing student attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA, submit 3 letters of support, and a letter from the applicant addressing goals, accomplishments, obstacles to completing education, why they chose nursing, why applicant is deserving of the scholarship, and how applicant would benefit from the scholarship.

Awarded to two students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must have attended high school in Wright County and demonstrate financial need.

Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in elementary education. Must demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Awarded to a student from Webster County who attends Iowa Central Community College and demonstrates financial need.

Awarded to an Outstanding Female Athlete who is a returning sophomore enrolled fulltime at Iowa Central Community College. GPA and leadership skills will be considered along with athletic achievements.

Awarded to a 1st year, full time student attending Iowa Central in the Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science or Criminal Justice program. Applicant must reside in Region V (Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster or Wright county). Application must include an essay of 500 words or more explaining why you have chosen your field of study and a letter of recommendation. Scholarship is renewable for 2nd year with a 2.5 GPA.

Awarded to one full time student enrolled in the Engineering, Pharmacy, or Education field of study at Iowa Central Community College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and maintain an average GPA. Recipient must be a Region V resident with preference to residents of Webster County. Region V includes Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, or Wright County in Iowa.

Awarded to a student attending Iowa Central Community College enrolled in Computer Programming. The purpose of the Rural Forge Scholarship is to significantly reduce financial barriers for students in rural areas to gain access to expert faculty and staff at Iowa Central Community College. Eligible students can receive up to $7,500 towards tuition, fees and books. Created in 2019, the Rural Forge Scholarship is the result of a partnership between Accenture and Corteva Agriscience to educate and train students in high-demand, high-value software technology skills.

Scholarship eligibility requirements: Student must be enrolled in Computer Programming, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (10 years or more with no recorded GPA are exempt), and reside in one of the following rural Iowa communities served by the Lincoln Corridor.

The Lincoln Corridor is defined as the following communities in the State of Iowa: Adaza, Angus, Bagley, Bayard, Beaver, Berkley, Boone, Bouton, Boxholm, Carroll, Churdan, Coon Rapids, Cooper, Dana, Dawson, Dedham, Farnhamville, Fraser, Glidden, Gowrie, Grand Junction, Green Brier, Harcourt, Jamaica, Jefferson, Lake City, Lanesboro, Lanyon, Lidderdale, Lohrville, Ogden, Paton, Perry, Pilot Mound, Ralston, Rippey, Scranton, Willey and Winkelmans.

The scholarship may be renewed for the student’s second year as long as the student remains in good academic standing and has a minimum GPA at Iowa Central Community College of 3.0.

Scholarships are non-refundable to the student; any unused or refunded portion is returned to the Rural Forge Scholarship at the Iowa Central Community College Foundation.

  • Preference is to award 50% of scholarships to female students.
  • Preference is to award 15% of scholarships to applicants of historically underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic groups (e.g., Black/African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders)

Awarded to up to four first-year students, four second-year students, and four continuing degree students attending Iowa Central Community College. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more in the Accounting Associate major -ACC.AS) or parttime (9 credit hours or more in the Numbers at Night major – ACCN.AS) and have a 3.0 or above GPA. Scholarships can be renewed upon meeting the criteria. Applicants who graduate from Iowa Central can apply for a scholarship to continue pursuing an accounting degree at a four year college. (Scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university upon proof of enrollment.)

Awarded to Eagle Grove students continuing their education at Iowa Central Community College.

Awarded to a Fort Dodge Senior High School graduating senior planning to attend (full-time) Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain the scholarship each semester. Financial need will be considered when awarding scholarship. (Family awards)

Awarded to one student attending Iowa Central Community College. First preference to be a student (from Calhoun County) enrolled in the Health Care field with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Based on leadership, character and community involvement.

Awarded to two full or part-time students attending Iowa Central Community College. Students must be in the Bioscience or Health Sciences fields and have a 3.0 GPA or above. Preference will be given to students with need who are planning to work in the Fort Dodge area.

Awarded to a full-time student attending Iowa Central Community College who is majoring in Agriculture or Diesel Technology and has a 2.5 GPA or above. $200 per semester

Awarded to a Carpentry student attending Iowa Central Community College. Recipient must be a resident of Fort Dodge.

$575 per semester to four students pursuing a career in the Health Sciences field with a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Awarded to a first year, full-time student attending Iowa Central Community College who resides in the Iowa Central Region of Area V (counties include Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster and Wright). GPA of 3.0 or higher is required and financial need is considered. All applications must include a typed essay, approximately 500 words, explaining how the scholarship will help you.

Awarded to one student attending Iowa Central full-time and participating in the Rugby program. Applicants must be a second year student and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. An essay and community service participation is required. Financial need is not a consideration.

Awarded to a first or second year student attending Iowa Central, full time, and a member of the Iowa Central Rodeo team. Recipient must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must submit a one page essay describing what “living 8 seconds at a time” means to them. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or supplies. Application, including essay, is due April 30th. Required essay should be emailed with your name, scholarship name, and date to Mary Ludwig at ludwig@iowacentral.edu

Ty Carlson, a 2016 graduate of Colfax-Mingo High School, was a member of the Iowa Central Rodeo Team before his passing. Ty’s parents established the scholarship in his memory to pay tribute to the young cowboy who was pursuing his passion of becoming a bull rider and highly skilled horse trainer.

Awarded to a Webster County resident going into any one of the agriculture related fields at Iowa Central. Recipient must be a full-time student and have a 2.75 GPA.

Awarded to first or second year first-generation college students or first-generation veterans with unmet need who are seeking an associate’s degree or are in a diploma program offered at Iowa Central with a 2.5 GPA or higher. First preference will be given to Iowa students. $500 per semester for students enrolled in 6-12 hours and $1000 per semester for students enrolled in 12+ hours.

Awarded to seven students attending Iowa Central Community College that are also pursuing a 4-year degree. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA and preference will be given to residents of Iowa and students that demonstrate financial need.

Awarded to two female students attending (full-time) Iowa Central Community College who are pursuing a career in industry. Recipients must be enrolled in an Industrial Technology program or the Biotechnology program with a 2.5 GPA.

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