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Welcome to the Iowa Western Foundation Scholarship Website

Welcome to the Iowa Western scholarship application home page!  The Iowa Western Foundation awards over $2.5 million in scholarships each year.  Many of which, are made possible by generous donations from Iowa Western alumni, employees and board members; area businesses and organizations and other friends of the college. 
Please follow these simple instructions when filling out your application to be considered for a scholarship.  The follow steps are REQUIRED to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Apply by stated deadline
  • Complete the entire application
  • Have a high school, HiSET or GED diploma
  • Secure at least one letter of recommendation
Annual applications are required, even for “continuing” awards, unless otherwise stated or notified.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online to be considered.

The 2022-2023 Academic Year scholarship application is now OPEN.

  • Foundation Scholarships
    • Priority deadline - April 22nd by midnight CST for full-year awards (Fall/Spring)
    • Final deadline - May 15th by midnight CST for full-year awards (Fall/Spring)
    • November 15th by midnight CST for spring-only award
  •  Presidential Scholarship - March 15th by midnight CST

Iowa Western reserves the right to open a second application window to accommodate late enrollments. The decision to offer a late enrollment scholarship deadline is made at the discretion of the department of Institutional Advancement.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. 
Questions or complaints? Contact Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Students, Reanna Heim; Robyn Porter, Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Employees; or ADA Coordinator for Students, Samantha Larson,, 712-325-3200, or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:


To apply online for scholarships, please select the appropriate link below:
First Time Users: You will be asked to create an account in order to access the scholarship application (this will be different then your ROC log-in information).  In order to create an account, you need to have been accepted to Iowa Western Community College.  If you have not yet applied for admissions, please visit the Iowa Western Admissions page.
If you have been accepted, please click the Create Account link to proceed.  When creating your account, you will need to select a password.  We recommend you use something that you will be able to remember for future logins.  You may wish to save your user name and password in a secure location for future reference.
When selecting a password, please note that your password must be eight characters long and contain characters from three of the following four groups:
  • Lower case letters (i.e. a,b,c)
  • Upper case letters (i.e. A,B,C)
  • Numbers (i.e. 1,2,3)
  • Alphanumeric characters or symbols (i.e. @, $, &)
  • A sample password is Welcome1   

Returning Users: You will be asked for your student ID and the password you entered when you first created your account. 
If you have already started this year's application, you are a returning user.