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Scholarships

For many students, the dream of a higher education can seem out of reach. Even though attending Itasca Community College is much less expensive than attending other public and private institutions, the costs of tuition, textbooks, fees, supplies, transportation, and living expenses add up.

The Itasca Community College Foundation supports our students by awarding a variety of scholarships to help ease the financial burden of earning a degree.

The Online Scholarship Application can be found at iccfoundation.awardspring.com

Students

What does it take to earn an ICC Scholarship? Discover the who, what, when, where, why, and how!

Who
ICC Foundation scholarships are available to everyone. Whether you are a high school student or a new or continuing student at ICC, whether full- or part-time, you can apply.

What
Scholarships can range from $500 to $3,500 and are divided equally between the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters. Awards are placed on your account in the Business Office and applied to the costs of tuition and books. Some scholarships have specific criteria (e.g., program, geographic location, grade point average, campus/community involvement, financial need), and many are available to any student. Unlike some other other forms of financial aid, scholarships do not have to be repaid.

When
Scholarship applications become available in early February and are due in March. Students who have received a scholarship are notified in April. Students must complete and submit a new scholarship application each year.

Where
The online application is as close as your nearest computer. When the application becomes available each February, links can be found through this website and the ICC website. You can also see a list of scholarships available, along with their criteria and requirements.

Why
Save money! Feel great! Add it to your résumé!

How
There is only one online application to fill out, which can be found at iccfoundation.awardspring.com. Although ICC staff place student names on a list of every scholarship for which they are eligible, applicants must make sure they submit all the required information.

The applications are reviewed and essays scored by a committee that makes the awards based on application scores. Incomplete or late applications are not considered for awards.

Donors

Your contribution will make a lasting impact on a student today. You can help by providing a scholarship to an ICC student. As students face increasing costs for tuition, textbooks, transportation, and living expenses, the ICC Foundation is responding by increasing not only the number of scholarships but the dollar amount of each award as well.

“I couldn’t have done it without your help!”

That sentiment is repeated again and again in the thank-you letters students write to the generous individuals, organizations, and businesses who sponsor scholarships.

Supporting higher education through scholarships is one way to give back to the community and at the same time contribute to the productive future of Northern Minnesota by educating its citizens.

Through scholarships, you are supporting our future nurses, engineers, teachers, businesspeople, and accountants. .

All of these students will benefit our community and our lives when they graduate. Sometimes they just need a little help to reach their goals.

  • Annual scholarship – Gifts provide awards for both full- and part-time students. A minimum gift of $500 is necessary to establish a named scholarship. The donor can name the scholarship and determine the criteria upon which the award is made. The contribution can be a one-time gift or can recur every year, as the donor wishes.
  • General Scholarship Fund – In this fund, smaller gifts are combined to make a big difference for the students who receive the awards.
  • Endowed Scholarships – Endowments are special funds in which the gift is permanently restricted and only the earnings are used to fund scholarships. An endowment can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000, which can be paid over a period of 5 years.

In Addition
Scholarship recipients, their families, and donors are invited to a special reception in the spring. Donors receive a letter from the Foundation regarding the recipient of their scholarship and a thank-you letter from the student. For 2016–2017, the Foundation awarded 208 scholarships valued at $140,000 to 126 students.

For a list of the 2015-2016 scholarship donors and recipients, click here.

Help an ICC student today!

For more information about establishing a scholarship, please contact Susan Lynch, Foundation/Alumni Director at susan.lynch@itascacc.edu or by phone at 218-322-2451.

Click here to get tips on filling out scholarship applications