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Scholarship applications are now open for the 2016-17 Academic year. The selection process for an application received prior to the April 1, 2016 deadline is in progress.

Any applications completed after the April 1, 2016 deadline will be considered for scholarships during the second round of the selection process. The deadline for second round consideration is October 1, 2016.

Note: $
1,033,410 was awarded to students during the current 2015-16 college year! 

Reminder: If you received a scholarship, please send your thank you letter(s) to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 S 7th St., Estherville, IA, 51334, or email We will forward your letter(s) onto the scholarship donor(s).

All notifications were emailed to the email address provided on your scholarship application.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tony at 712-362-0491 or email


How do I apply for scholarships?

Follow this link for the application: Online Scholarship Application.

Questions? Call the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491 or e-mail

Do I have to apply for scholarships each academic year?

Yes, scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and require a new online application each academic year.

If I apply at the April 1 scholarship deadline, do I have to do another application for the October 1 deadline?

No, one online application per academic year covers both deadlines.

How do I choose which scholarships I want to apply for?

You do not choose which scholarships you want to apply for. The online scholarship manager program (Next Gen Web Solutions) screens the answers you supply in your application and ‘matches’ you to scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

What is the most common mistake applicants make?

Not filling in pertinent fields and not monitoring their application to be sure two recommenders finish the process. Without two recommenders an application is not considered for any scholarships.

Are there any scholarships available for the summer semester?

No, currently there are no donors that fund the summer semester and most of our donors only fund full-time students!

Scholarship awards for 2015-2016

  • $1,033,410 was awarded in scholarships
  • 76.5% of the students who completed a scholarship application received at least one scholarship
  • The average scholarship award was $2,649.77
Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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