The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is an award that covers the remaining tuition and institution-wide mandatory fees after non-repayable state and federal financial aid are applied. The Last-Dollar Scholarship focuses on increasing opportunities for more Iowans to acquire the skills to fill high-demand jobs and meet workforce needs, so it is not based on income but you must fill out a FAFSA to be eligible.
This scholarship is available for any student who wants to earn a post-secondary credential, up to an associate degree, that leads to a job designated as high-demand by the Iowa Workforce Development Board.
Apply in 3 Easy Steps
- 1. Complete your 2023-2024 FAFSA application at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa by August 1, 2023. Call 800-362-2793 if you need assistance.
- 2. Apply to Iowa Central at www.iowacentral.edu/admissions. Call 515-574-1004 to visit with our Admissions Office.
- 3. Enroll in one of the high demand programs listed below!
Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
- Accounting Associate
- Agriculture Business
- Agriculture Studies
- Animal Science
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Automotive Collision Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Computer Integrated Fabrication Technology
- Computer Networking Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Dental Hygiene
- Digital Media Production
- Diesel Technology
- Electrical/Mechanical Technician
- Electrical Technologies
- Engineering & Design Technology
- Heating and Air Conditioning Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Lab Technician
- Radiology Technology
- Securing Information Technology
- Web Technology
Who is eligible?
Recent Iowa high school graduates
Must be an Iowa resident enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible program. This includes students who have completed the high school equivelency diploma.
Adults (20 and over)
Must be an Iowa resident enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible program.
At Iowa Central the professors focus on the success of the students, and with small class sizes it makes interaction with the professors easier. You are not just some random number in a class at Iowa Central. The teachers are always available and can respond to any question you may have in a timely manner.