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Scholarship applications are open for the 2020-21 Academic year.

Priority Awarding occurs for scholarships completed prior to midnight C.S.T. Feb. 1, 2020.

Early Awarding occurs for scholarships completed prior to midnight C.S.T. Mar. 1, 2020.

Applications completed prior to midnight April 1, 2020 will be scored.

Scholarships awarded resulting from any of these opportunities, awards are divided equally between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Note: $847,450 was awarded to students during the 2018-19 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. We will forward your letter(s) onto the scholarship donor(s).

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

How do I apply for scholarships?

Follow this link for the application: Online Scholarship Application.

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 complete my application by April 1, 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 2018-2019

  • $847,450 was awarded in scholarships
  • 79.3% of the students who completed a scholarship application received at least one scholarship
  • The average scholarship award was $2,230
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