SCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications

BY PCC STAFF

The Southeastern Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for students who plan to attend SCC in the fall of 2020. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 1.

The Foundation has more than 400 scholarships totaling an estimated $350,000 available to students for the upcoming school year.

Scholarships range in size from $100 to full tuition and books and are available to a wide variety of students. Awards are available by program of study, county of residence, academic accomplishment, financial need, career goal, minority group, adult students, veterans, and more.

Anyone who plans to attend or is considering attending SCC in the fall is encouraged to apply by visiting SCC’s homepage at www.scciowa.edu.

SCC Foundation Executive Director Val Giannettino encourages all students to apply.

“Students only need to fill out one application to have access to all of these scholarships,” Giannettino says. 

She says the chances of receiving a scholarship are in the applicants’ favor. However, there is one thing applicants often forget.

“More than half of the applicants receive at least one award. What we can’t stress enough is to start the application early,” Giannettino advises. “This gives those who write a reference letter plenty of time to help the students.”

To be considered for funding, an applicant must, in addition to completing the online application, provide at least one email address of a qualified individual who will write a reference letter online, submit a copy of their latest educational transcripts, and complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

As a service to residents of the area, SCC staff will be available to help applicants complete the SCC Foundation scholarship form and the FAFSA at its FAFSA Ready Iowa workshop on February 5 at both West Burlington and Keokuk campuses from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions about SCC Foundation scholarships can be directed to Julie Glasgow at (319) 208-5062 or jglasgow@scciowa.edu.

For help with SCC’s application for admission, program advising, class registration, financial aid, or other enrollment services staff can be reached at (319) 208-5000.

For more news or to learn about Southeastern Community College, visit: http://www.scciowa.edu/rss/news/index.html

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