Northwest Iowa Community College Scholarships

The Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the changing needs of our global community. The College exists to provide lifelong opportunities to the people in the countries of Lyon, O’Brien, Sioux, Osceola, and Cherokee.

 

NCC has an open-door policy for all persons of post-high school age. Admission is granted on the basis of an individual’s interest, aptitude, previous experience, career objective, and ability to benefit. NCC is open to individuals who meet the above requirements and can benefit from the education. Compliance with Civil Rights Title VI, VII, IX, X,and Rehabilitation Act.

 

The College is located on a 263 acre campus along Highway 18 on the west side of Sheldon. Sheldon, Iowa is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Iowa State Highway 18 in the far northwest part of the state.

 

Sheldon is located one hour from Sioux City, IA, and Sioux Falls, SD; and less than four hours from Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN.

 

There are over 1000 students enrolled each semester at NCC. Students come from 44 of Iowa’s 99 counties. 76% are 22 or younger; 24% are 23 or older. 87% of our students work while going to school, and about half receive some type of financial aid. There are 53% female students and 47% male students.

 

Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504.

 

Various businesses and industries in northwest Iowa and across the state support the College and its programs through involvement on advisory committees, by donating equipment and scholarship money, and by hiring our graduates.

 

The Smokefree Air Act law went into effect July 1, 2008. Northwest Iowa Community College’s buildings, grounds, and college vehicles are now smoke free. In addition smoking is no longer allowed outdoors, inside vehicles parked on campus, and on any college-owned property including the residence halls.

 

 

Academic Achievement Scholarship

This is a full tuition, number of scholarships granted varies, full time students. The Northwest Iowa Community College Academic Achievement Scholarship recognizes academic excellence.

 

Scholarship proceeds must be utilized within 24 months of the initial enrollment date.

 

Eligibility

  • Must have graduated from a public or private high school in the community college district within the last 3 years.
  • Must rank in the top ten percent of their graduating class. Eligibility will be determined by their class rank at the end of the fall semester of their senior year.
  • Maintain a 3.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  • Initial enrollment must be in the fall or spring semester.

 

 

President’s Scholarship

This is full tuition, 5 scholarships granted, full time students. Primary selection criteria will be the applicant’s high school academic record.

 

The scholarship is credited toward tuition expenses for each semester. Scholarship proceeds must be utilized within 24 months of the initial enrollment date.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be a graduate of a private or public high school in the community college district within the last 3 years.
  • Must be a current resident of the community college district.
  • Must rank in the upper 1/3 of their graduating class or achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.
  • Initial enrollment must be in the fall or spring semester.
  • Submit a 350 to 400 word typed essay that follows rules of composition and grammar. The applicant should discuss his/ her academic background, other activities, educational and career objectives, and any other factors the applicant believes should be considered.

 

 

Foundation Scholarship

This is half tuition, 17 scholarships granted, full time students. A half tuition scholarship will be available for a graduate from each private or public high school in the community college district.

 

The scholarship is credited toward tuition expenses for each semester. The proceeds must be utilized within 24 months of the initial enrollment date.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be current residents of the community college district.
  • Must rank in the upper 1/3 of their graduating class or achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Must have graduated from a high school in the community college district within the last 3 years.
  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  • Initial enrollment must be in the fall or spring semester.

 

 

Trustees Scholarship

This is $500, number of scholarship granted varies, full time students. Successful applicants will receive $250 each semester or term not to exceed $500. Proceeds must be utilized within 24 months of the initial enrollment date. Students may also apply for the Foundation Scholarship.

 

Eligibility

  • Must rank above the 50th percentile on the Iowa Test of Educational Development (11th grade score), score 20 or above on the ACT test, or score at least a 550 average on the GED exam.
  • Must have graduated from high school or completed te GED exam in the last 3 years.
  • Must reside in the community college district.
  • Initial enrollment must be in the fall or spring semester.
  • Must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average.
  • ITED rank or ACT score must be on an official transcript or verified by the High School Guidance Counselor.

 

 

Find more scholarships offered by the Northwest Iowa Community College here http://files.nwicc.edu/pages/admissions/scholarships/general_list.html

 

Or simply visit this page to search for more http://files.nwicc.edu/pages/admissions/scholarships.html

 

 

Tuition And Financial Aid

Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs. This means you and your parents have a responsibility to meet as much of the costs of attending college as is reasonably possible.

 

You may meet all or some of the costs through your parents’ contribution and through your own resources, including savings and earnings from summer and school year employment. Financial aid is awarded to supplement these financial resources.

 

The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid.

 

For more information about financial aid, contact finaid@nwicc.edu

 

You can select an area of interest for the financial aid here http://files.nwicc.edu/pages/admissions/tuition.html

 

 

Contact information

603 West Park Street

Sheldon, Iowa 51201

Telephone: +1 712-324-5061

Toll free: +1-800-352-4907

Email: studentservices@nwicc.edu

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