DMACC and Other Scholarship Opportunities

When looking at any scholarship, pay close attention to any application deadlines so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by public and private agencies, organizations, colleges, and universities.  Recipients are selected based on scholastic aptitude, essay, and financial need.  Minimum or maximum awards vary.  Scholarships are gift aid and do not need to be paid back. 

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DMACC Foundation Scholarships

Every year the DMACC Foundation receives many generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. These fundraising efforts combined with earnings from the Foundation's investments provide student scholarships to hundreds of students annually.

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GEAR UP Scholarship Program

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Scholarship is a statewide non need-based scholarship program that assists students in the GEAR UP Iowa cohort with the cost of postsecondary education. This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, and personal/living expenses while in college.  Recipients are eligible to receive up to $2600 for the 201-2017 academic year.  Students who attend during the summer may receive additional funding beyond the annual maximum. 

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS) is a state-funded scholarship program for students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need.  The maximum award for 2016-2017 academic year is $8,368. Students can choose to receive the full amount for the 2016-2017 academic year or have it divided between the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.  Recipients must have graduated from an eligible Iowa high school with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale or its equivalent.  Priority is given for applicants who participated in certain federal TRIO programs, graduated from alternative high schools or alternative high school programs, or participated in a Federal GEAR UP grant program in Iowa.

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DMACC Honors Program

Designed for students with high academic standards to expand their boundaries. Admittance into the DMACC Honors Program comes with opportunity to received merit-based Honors tuition awards.

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A Place For Mom Scholarship

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarships

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Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Ames Chapter #158

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Adair County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

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Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship, offered through the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI)

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AES Engineering Scholarship

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AFWA Chapter Scholarship

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All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

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Allied Van Lines Scholarship

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American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship

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American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Scholarships - National Scholarships

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American Federation State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Scholarships

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American Heart Association Go Red(tm) Multicultural Scholarship

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American Red Cross – Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

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American Welding Society Scholarships

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Asbestos.com Scholarship

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Asian & PAcific Islander American (APIASF) Scholarship Program

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Autism Society of Iowa Scholarships

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Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

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BBG Communications Scholarship

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Boone County Hospital Scholarships:

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Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund: Children of Fallen Iowa Service Member Scholarship

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Bright Futures Scholarship

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Business and Professional Women of Iowa (BPW/Iowa) Foundation Scholarship

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Careeronestop Scholarship Search

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CenturyLink Quote Scholarship

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Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships

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Collision Student Scholarships

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Community 1st Credit Union

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarships

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Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship

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Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM) College Scholarship

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Des Moines Women's Club - various awards available

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Excellence in Ag Scholarship

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Exceptional Nurse Scholarship

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Fastweb – several scholarships listed

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

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GoodCall Scholarships

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Got a Spine

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Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

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Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarships

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Greater Des Moines Heating and Cooling Association Scholarship

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Greater Iowa Credit Union Scholarships

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Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation (GCMH) Healthcare Career Scholarship

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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Home Builders Association of Iowa Scholarship

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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

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INGOAUX Scholarship

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Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship

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Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN) Scholarship

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Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

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Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Alice Barton Scholarship

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Iowa College Student Aid Commission

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Iowa Court Reporters Association (ICRA) Scholarships

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Iowa Dental Foundation Scholarship

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Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) Scholarship

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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

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Iowa Firefighter's Association Scholarship

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Iowa Funeral Directors Association Scholarships

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Iowa Grocery Industry Association Scholarships

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Iowa Heart Foundation Scholarships

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Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Healthcare Career Scholarship

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Iowa Motor Truck Association

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Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grants (NGEAP)

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Iowa National Guard Officers Association (INGOA) Scholarship

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Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

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Iowa Pork Producers Association Scholarship

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Iowa PTA Scholarships

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Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship

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Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

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Iowa School Buildings & Grounds Association Scholarship

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Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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James B. Morris Scholarship Fund

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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

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Karman Healthcare Scholarship

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Larry W. Carter Scholarship

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Latinos Unidos College Scholarship

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Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship

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LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program

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LifeServe Blood Center Scholarship

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Louie and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation

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Louise Rosenfeld Vocational Scholarship

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Marine Credit Union Scholarship Programs

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Mary E. Wood Scholarship

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Mary Greeley Medical Center Scholarship Opportunities

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Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship

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McGregor Scholarship - Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Mediacom World Class Scholarship

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Military Scholarships

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Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship

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Minority Student Scholarships

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

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National Garden Clubs Scholarship Program

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

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Northeast Webster County (NEW) Cooperative Agriculture Scholarship

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Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

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NURSE Corps Scholarship

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P.E.O. International Scholarships

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Pella Regional Health Center: Mary Evers Nursing Scholarship,

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

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Prairie Meadows Scholarship

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Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Scholarships

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Iowa Chapter Scholarship

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Public Health Online Scholarships

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Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship

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Robert D. Blue Scholarship

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Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

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Scholarships for Military Families

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Scholarships For Minority Students

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Scholarships for Women

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Scholarships.com

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Shopko Teammate and Family Member Scholarships

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Soroptimist International of Des Moines - Women's Opportunity Awards

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Spina Bifida Association Scholarships

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital Scholarships

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Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF)

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood(r) Iowa Scholarship

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

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The American Council of the Blind Scholarship

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The Carver Scholars Program

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The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarships

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The Iowa Corn Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship Program

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The Iowa Golf Association Scholarships

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The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

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The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

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U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

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Undocumented Student Scholarships

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United States Bowling Congress Scholarships

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Veridian Credit Union Undergraduate Scholarship

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Walmart Associate Scholarship

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Women In Defense (WID) HORIZONS Scholarship

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Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

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