There are many scholarships available through the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation. These scholarships are possible because of generous support from individuals and businesses.

If you have any questions regarding scholarship opportunities administered by the NCC Foundation, please contact us.

  • Stop by the Foundation Office, Bldg D – Room 405
  • Call us at 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907
  • Email NCC Foundation

How to Apply

In order to apply for scholarships at Northwest Iowa Community College, you must be accepted to NCC in a degree-seeking program. If you have not yet been accepted to NCC, you will not have log in credentials to complete your scholarship application. If this is the case, please contact the NCC Admissions Office for guidance on the admission process.  

The NCC Foundation has two main deadlines per year, March 1 and November 1. The next available application will open on January 1, 2024 with a deadline of March 1, 2024.

All scholarships with a deadline of March 1 would be applied to a students fall 2024 and/or spring 2025 semesters. All scholarships with a deadline of November 1 would be applied to a students spring 2025 and/or summer 2025 semesters.

*Students accepted to NCC for spring 2025 or later will not be able to log in to the scholarship application or apply for scholarships at this time.

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Future Ready Iowa Scholarships


Iowa needs people like you to fill exciting jobs in growing industries. To help keep Iowa moving forward, you could potentially qualify for free tuition for programs that lead to high-demand jobs and good-paying careers. This is not a needs based scholarship. Earn a one-year or two-year degree—all with free tuition.

The application to determine if you qualify for the Last Dollar Scholarship is your FAFSA. Questions regarding the Last Dollar Scholarship can be directed to the NCC Financial Aid Office at or (712) 324-5061.