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 2022-2023 FAFSA application at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa by July 1, 2022. Call 800-362-2793 if you need assistance.
- 2. Apply to Iowa Central at www.iowacentral.edu/admissions. Call 515-574-1005 to visit with our Admissions Office.
- 3. Enroll in one of the high demand programs listed below!
Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
- 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 and enrolled full-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.
Iowa Central is awesome. There are personable teachers, a large campus feel, excellent music and drama departments, and the college is generous with scholarships. I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life here.