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Scholarship applications are open for the 2018-19 Academic year.

Completed applications received before April 1, 2018 will be considered for Fall 2018 scholarships.

Early awarding will be done for applications received before February 1, 2018

Note: $992,875 was awarded to students during the current 2016-17 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 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 2016-2017

  • $992,875 was awarded in scholarships
  • 81% of the students who completed a scholarship application received at least one scholarship
  • The average scholarship award was $2,469
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