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Scholarship Deadline Amount Student Status Enrollment Status Description Criteria
Troy Swancutt Powerline Scholarship May 15, 2021 $500 Incoming Full-time student

This scholarship was established in honor of Troy Swancutt. Troy attended the NCC Powerline program in 1989 and climbed the ladder in the Powerline field over the years to eventually become Director of Operations at People’s Energy Cooperative in Rochester, MN. In September of 2020, his successful career was cut short at the age of 59 by a major heart attack.  He was proud of his career and the base that NCC gave him to move up in his field. Proceeds will be split between the two semesters immediately following the beginning of the program. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Powerline program at NCC.
  • Be considered a non-traditional student.
  • Complete a NCC Scholarship Application form.
  • Submit an essay sharing your story, including family background and other challenges you are facing while attending school.
Jerry Gorrell Memorial Powerline Scholarship March 1, 2021 $750 Either Full-time students

The Jerry Gorrell Memorial Powerline Scholarship was established in memory of Jerry Gorrell. Jerry began his career with Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) in LeMars, Iowa, in 1964. He was a journeyman lineman and foreman for 33 years. Jerry was grateful to have a job that helped people in their time of need. It was Jerry’s wish to establish this memorial scholarship to continue helping others begin their lineman career. Scholarship proceeds will be used for tuition, fees, equipment and/or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted or enrolled as a full time student in the Powerline Program. New incoming or current students are eligible to apply.
  • Submit one letter of reference from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, college instructor, former employer, or current employer indicating the student’s potential for success in this career field.
  • Current student applicants must demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities and have a good record of class attendance. These items will be evaluated by the Powerline Faculty.
Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. Diversity Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Either Full-time student

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith is one of the region’s largest and most established law firms, with offices in Sioux Falls, Sheldon and Sioux Center.  Woods Fuller Law values diversity in the workforce and the community, including the unique contributions of immigrants and their families. Proceeds from this scholarship will be evenly distributed between the Fall and Spring semesters and can be used for tuition, fees and books.  The scholarship can be awarded to a new or returning student. Preference will be given to applicants who have been impacted by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs, Special Immigrant Juvenile programs, or other immigration programs that support youth.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must apply using the NCC Scholarship Opportunities Guide application before the scholarship deadline.
  • Must be enrolled full-time and be seeking a diploma or a degree at NCC.
  • Must be a resident of the college service territory (Lyon, Sioux, O’Brien, Osceola or Cherokee county)
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point at the applicant’s most recent educational institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive full scholarship award.
  • Complete an essay, not to exceed one-page, double spaced, which will state the applicant’s personal story, future goals, and how the applicant will contribute to the diversity of NCC and the community.
Judy Winkel Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time student

The Judy Winkel Scholarship has been established to support the educational pursuits of the future leaders of northwest Iowa. Judy was raised on a farm near Ashton, graduated from Sheldon High School, the University of Iowa College of Business Administration, and the University of Iowa Law School. She spent 30 years working as an attorney/lobbyist for a major financial corporation headquartered in Dallas, TX, lobbying state legislators across the nation and Congressmen in Washington D.C. Upon retirement, she felt her hometown roots pulling her back to northwest Iowa. Since returning to Sheldon, she actively supports northwest Iowa through her community service work, including the NCC Foundation Board where she is currently the President of the Board. Proceeds from this scholarship will be evenly distributed between two semesters and can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time and be seeking a diploma or a degree at NCC.
  • Be a resident of the college service area.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative grade point at the applicant’s most recent educational institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive full scholarship award.
  • Complete an essay, not to exceed one-page, indicating why applicant is pursuing the program they chose, what their future career path is, and other notable qualities that make them an ideal recipient for the scholarship. Preference will be given to essays who indicate a desire to stay in northwest Iowa and help the area grow.
Neal Chase Lumber Co. Scholarship November 2, 2020 $1,000 Either Full-time student

Neal Chase Lumber Company is a family owned business and has been in operation since 1931. They operate stores in Sheldon, Orange City, Primghar, Alton, Hospers, Sioux Center, and Remsen. Proceeds from this scholarship will be applied to the spring semester and may be utilized for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of or attended high school in Sheldon, Orange City, Primghar, Alton, Hospers, Sioux Center, and Remsen.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at NCC or at most recent educational institution.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit an essay about their future goals.
Emerging Leaders of Osceola County Scholarship March 1, 2021 $2,000 Either Full-time

This scholarship has been established to encourage northwest Iowans to pursue an education at NCC and to help finance the rising costs of post-secondary education. The future of local communities depends on today’s students who will eventually fill various leadership positions within the communities in which they reside. This scholarship is designed to recognize those students who understand the importance of community involvement and leadership throughout life and it is designed to support a student who may not have the financial means necessary to afford a post-secondary education. We recognize that future leaders come from all backgrounds, skills and careers. Preference will be given to non-traditional and/or first-generation college students. Proceeds will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters and will be renewed for a second year, if applicable. Scholarship award funds can be utilized for tuition, fees or books.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA from high school or college
  • Applicant must be a resident of Osceola County
  • Must submit an essay that discusses the following items:
    • Applicant’s short and long-term educational and career goals  o Applicant’s involvement with their local community
    • How the applicant has demonstrated the following qualities in his/her life: work ethic, honesty, integrity, persistence, a sense of humor, and a commitment to excellence
Ned DeBoer Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Either Full-time

The purpose of the Ned DeBoer Memorial Scholarship is to remember the life of Ned DeBoer. Ned was an avid sports shooter and served as the Sibley-Ocheyedan Shooting Generals coach. Ned most loved shooting trap and participating in other shooting sports activities with his son Daniel. Proceeds from this scholarship will be evenly distributed between two semesters and can be used for tuition, fees and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time and be seeking a diploma or a degree at NCC
  • Join the shooting sports program for an entire year and actively participate.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the applicant’s most recent educational institution and maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive full scholarship award.
  • Have been involved in a shooting sports program for a minimum of 1 year throughout middle/high school or college.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation addressing student’s involvement in shooting sports. This reference should not be a relative.
  • Submit an essay (500-1000 words) explaining student’s reason for applying for the scholarship, how the scholarship will benefit the student, future career goals, involvement in shooting sports, what shooting sports means to the student, and how shooting sports have impacted their overall school experience.
Den Hartog Industries Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time

Den Hartog Industries, Inc. began in 1976 in Hospers, Iowa, as a metal fabrication company, manufacturing Sowjoy Livestock equipment and VW Boat Docks.  Today, Den Hartog Industries is still family-owned and has grown into a leader in plastics manufacturing.  As the company continues to expand, they consider each of their employees as family.  Preference will be given to employees or their immediate dependents of Den Hartog Industries, Inc. Proceeds from this scholarship will be evenly distributed between two semesters and can be used for tuition, fees and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time and be seeking a diploma or a degree at NCC.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative grade point at the applicant’s most recent educational institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive full scholarship award.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current instructor or employer about the qualities possessed by the applicant.
Van’t Hul Instrumentation Scholarship March 1, 2021 $750 Either Full-time

Jamison Van’t Hul is an alum of NCC’s Industrial Instrumentation & Control program. Since his graduation in 2013, Jamison has experienced a successful career in the Instrumentation field.  Jamison established this scholarship to recognize the hard work of his parents and to emphasize that a four-year degree is not required to be successful. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, books, and/or tools.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Industrial Instrumentation & Control or Electrical Technology program at NCC.
  • Submit an essay addressing your family background, past work experience, and identify your future career goals in the instrumentation field. Because a sense of humor through life is one of the most important qualities to the Van’t Hul’s, please share your favorite (appropriate) joke.
Gary Stuva Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Incoming Full-time

This scholarship was established in honor of Gary Stuva. Gary began his long career in the electric industry in 1967 as a lineman. He retired in 2011 after working at several electrical companies in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. Aside from Gary’s own career in the electric industry, he had several family members who followed in his footsteps. Proceeds will be split between two semesters and may be utilized for tuition, fees, or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Powerline program at NCC.
  • Have a family history in the Powerline industry.
  • Submit an essay addressing your family history in the Powerline industry and how this influenced your decision to enter into this profession.
AgriVision Equipment Group Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Current Full-time

AgriVision Equipment Group is a full-service John Deere farm and consumer equipment dealer offering new and used farm equipment, tractors, combines, hay equipment, lawn mowers, skid steers and much more.  They have 17 locations to serve Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Missouri. Proceeds will be split between the fall and spring semester of the second year of the Diesel Technology program and can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the first year of the Diesel Technology program.
  • Have demonstrated good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time

The Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Scholarship was established to help the future technicians achieve his or her career aspirations in the automotive industry. This scholarship was largely funded by the instructors in NCC’s automotive programs. Proceeds will be split between the fall and spring semesters and can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be accepted to begin or be currently enrolled in the Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology program at NCC.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in their last educational institution (High School or NCC) and maintain a 2.5 while receiving scholarship.
  • Must submit an essay, one paragraph in length, explaining their future goals in the automotive industry.
Papik Motors Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Incoming Full-time

Papik Motors is an automotive dealership with locations in Luverne, MN, and Rock Rapids, IA. Papik Motors is committed to providing quality customer service and fulfilling various aspects of customers automotive needs. The scholarship was established to encourage students to pursue careers in the rewarding automotive industry. Proceeds will be utilized for the fall semester for tuition, fees, books, and/or tools. Preference will be given to a current resident of Lyon County.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Automotive & Light Duty Diesel program at NCC.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must express a desire to seek employment in the Automotive Industry.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, current employer or guidance counselor addressing the applicants potential for success in the automotive field, attendance, work habits, and attitude.
Web & Graphic Design Software Scholarship July 1, 2021 $240 Incoming Either

The Web & Graphic Design Software Scholarship was established in 2019 by faculty members that share a passion for the arts. The Web & Graphic Design program at NCC allows students with an artistic ability to combine these skills with the latest technological applications and launch their career in the virtual world of web design and digital graphics. Students are required to purchase Adobe Software to complete the program courses. This software is an additional expense on top of tuition, fees and books, and can hinder students from enrolling or continuing in the program. This scholarship was established to cover the required Adobe Software fees for the duration of the student’s first year, therefore making the program more affordable for the recipient and increasing the likelihood they complete the program.

Applicants must be an incoming student accepted for admission into the Web & Graphic Design program at NCC.

Northwest Iowa Electrical Association Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Incoming Full-time

The Northwest Iowa Electrical Association (NIEA) is a trade organization formed to promote high standards of workmanship, provide ongoing learning, and offering networking opportunities to electricians in Northwest Iowa.  The purpose of the NIEA scholarship is to assist future electricians with the cost of schooling that will prepare them for a career in the electrical industry. Proceeds will be split equally to the first two semesters of study and can be used for tuition, fees, and books. Preference will be given to students who originate from the College’s service area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Industrial Commercial Wiring program at NCC.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA while taking classes at NCC.
  • Submit a letter of support from a member of the Northwest Iowa Electrical Association prior to the scholarship deadline.  List of NIEA members can be found at nwiea.net/members or by contacting the NCC Foundation Office.
  • Submit an essay, not to exceed one page, sharing the applicant’s background and personal goals upon completing his or her degree.
NCC/Iowa Regents Transfer Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Either Full-time student

As a commitment to the Everyone Knows Someone Who Chose NCC campaign, Jan and Tom Snyder have created an endowment to fund the NCC/Iowa Regents Scholarship annually in perpetuity. This scholarship is to encourage students to use NCC as a bridge to continue their bachelor’s degrees at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, or University of Northern Iowa. The Snyders have spent the majority of their careers in the public sector. Jan Snyder, Ph.D., was a longtime administrator at NCC, retiring as the Vice-President of Institutional Advancement & External Affairs in 2018. Tom Snyder, P.E., served as the County Engineer in Ringgold, Osceola, and O’Brien counties retiring in 2018. Jan and Tom, along with their children Sara and Eric and their spouses, and several extended family members have multiple degrees from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Their experiences through the Regents institutions have served them well personally and professionally. The scholarship will be used for tuition to an area high school graduate or an NCC student who meets the following criteria. The first $500 will be awarded to benefit the student during their enrollment at NCC and $500 will be sent directly to the Regent University of choice by the NCC Foundation at the time of transfer. Or the total award may be sent to the Regents institution at the appropriate time. In this case of a President’s Scholarship recipient, the $1,000 award would be made available to the Regents institution at the time of transfer. Preference may be given to any student who originates from the Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school graduate from the college’s service area or a registered student in good standing in their first year at NCC.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative high school or NCC GPA at time of application and maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive continued funding.
  • Submit a one-page essay sharing the applicants career aspirations and why they chose the community college as their bridge to a bachelor’s degree. Please include regent school intending to enroll in and an anticipated start date in narrative.
Ziegler AAS Degree Scholarship September 15, 2020 N/A Current Full-time students

The Ziegler AAS Degree Scholarship was established to encourage and assist students to become diesel technicians. With locations in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri, Ziegler is one of the largest Cat dealers in North America. Ziegler sells and services Cat construction, paving, forestry, and mining equipment, as well as Cat trucks, generators, and industrial engines. In the agricultural market, Ziegler represents Challenger, AGCO application, and Lexion.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time student enrolled in the first or second year Diesel Technology program.
  • Apply and interview with Ziegler Hiring Team.
  • Complete assessment testing with Ziegler.
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA minimum.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your instructor, which should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program.

Apply at the Ziegler website: www.zieglercat.com/company/careers/student-technician-internships

Wesley and Rita Freml Memorial Scholarship November 2, 2020 & March 1, 2021 $500 Current Full-time students

The Wesley and Rita Freml Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Wesley and Rita Freml. The Freml’s raised six boys, all of which became employed by power cooperatives throughout the state of Iowa. Proceeds can be used for tuition, fees, and books and will be applied to the recipients next semester’s bill. Preference will be given to students who originate from Iowa.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in their first year at NCC.
  • Be enrolled in the Powerline program and have at least one more semester to complete.
Vollink Trades Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Current Full-time student

The Vollink Trades Scholarship recognizes the instructional accomplishments of Ron Vollink, Carpentry Instructor from 1987 to 1998. Since that time, Ron’s family members have graduated from various NCC programs and have established successful businesses and careers. This scholarship has evolved to encourage excellence in the diesel/trucking industry. Proceeds will be used for tuition and will be split between two semesters.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or accepted in the Diesel Technology program.
  • Possess a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 or currently have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at NCC.
  • Have graduated from high school by the start of the fall semester.
  • Have a good record of class attendance in high school and/or part-time employment.
  • Reside in the 4 ½ county area served by NCC—Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux, and part of Cherokee.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, administrator, or current employer addressing the applicant’s potential for success in the diesel field, your attendance, and work ethic/habits.
Vander Haag’s, Inc. Diesel Technology Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Current Full-time students

The Vander Haag’s, Inc. Diesel Technology Scholarships were established to encourage and assist students to become truck and diesel technicians. Vander Haag’s, Inc. was founded in 1939 and operates truck and parts sales/repair facilities in six cities in the Midwest. Proceeds will be split equally between the fall and spring semester and will be utilized for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed one semester of Diesel Technology program.
  • Demonstrate exemplary work habits, a positive attitude, and excellent attendance.
Traer Municipal Utilities Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time student

The Traer Municipal Utilities is a municipal electric utility serving 1,250 customer-owners in and around Traer, Iowa. The utility has benefited directly by hiring many graduates of the NCC Powerline program. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to pursue careers in the energy distribution field. Either incoming or current students may apply. Recipients may be either first or second year students, but are eligible for only one scholarship. Proceeds will be split evenly between two semesters of study and may be used for tuition, fees, or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applied and been accepted (or currently enrolled) in the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Be a student or graduate of North Tama County Community Schools, OR their immediate family (father-mother) or legal guardian must be a current customer of Traer Municipal Utilities. Non-traditional students, such as persons seeking a career change, are also eligible.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0; must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in the program.
  • Submit two letters of reference from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, former employer, or current employer indicating the student’s interest in and potential for success in this career field.
Substation Technician Scholarship March 1, 2021 $250 Incoming Full-time student

Committed to the industry, the Substation Technician Scholarship is available to offer scholarship opportunities to students who wish to pursue a career in the Powerline industry. A 1983 NCC Powerline graduate established this scholarship and believes in paying it forward. The scholarship will be split equally between the first two semesters of enrollment and will be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted in the Powerline program.
  • Achieve a high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum grade point average; eligibility shall be reviewed each semester.
  • Reside in the eastern half of the state of Iowa.
  • Submit a reference letter from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, current employer, or manager with their application. This reference letter should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program chosen for enrollment.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation Scholarships February 1, 2021 $1,000-$5,000 Either N/A

Students pursuing careers in machining technology and manufacturing technology will have scholarships available through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation. The application and more information about these and other scholarships can be found online at www.smeef.org/scholarships

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SkillsUSA Scholarship August 15, 2021 $500-1,500 Either Full-time students

The purpose of the SkillsUSA Scholarship is to recognize the achievements of students who have experienced success at the National or State SkillsUSA competition. The SkillsUSA Scholarship will be awarded to high school graduates who have participated in a competition at the state level and received a gold, silver or bronze medal. Students must send a copy of their certificate with the scholarship application. In the case where a student has received multiple awards throughout his/her high school career, total scholarship will not exceed $1,500. High school students are not eligible for this award if they are dual enrolled in JA or PSEO classes. They will be eligible for this scholarship if they choose to attend NCC as a full-time student in the fall or spring semester after graduation from high school.

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Sheldon Competition Park’s Legacy Scholarship December 18, 2020 $250 Current Full-time students

Sheldon Competition Park was a motor sports complex that offered Motocross, Demolition Derby, Go-Karts and Mud Drags. The complex was constructed with the aid of NCC’s Powerline and Heavy Equipment programs. The dedication and hard work of all the volunteers who made the organization successful has created this scholarship as a legacy to encourage students interested in Powerline and Heavy Equipment to use their talents for the betterment of their communities.The legacy scholarship will be given to a full-time student in each of the programs. Preference will be given to a local graduate.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the Powerline or Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance program with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Have a record of good attendance.
  • Demonstrate exemplary work habits, leadership qualities, and financial need as evaluated by instructors’ input.
  • Submit an answer to the following questions: “What type of volunteering have you been involved within your community? How do you plan to be involved in your community once you have obtained your diploma/degree?”
Rodney Anderson Agriculture Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time students

Rodney Anderson has been part of the farming community in O’Brien County since he was 4 years old. The Rodney Anderson Agriculture Scholarship is to support the achievement of students who attend NCC and enroll as a full-time student in one of the programs listed. Scholarship proceeds will be split equally between two semesters and may be used for tuition, fees and/or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have attained a 2.5 GPA from high school or have successfully completed a high school equivalency exam.
  • Be enrolled in one of the following programs: Heavy Equipment, Diesel Technology, Powerline, Industrial Instrumentation & Control, or Electrical Technology.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, or employer which should address the applicant’s potential for success in their chosen program of study.
Rock Valley Economic Development Corp. Heavy Equipment Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Current Full-time students

The Rock Valley Economic Development Corp. Heavy Equipment Scholarship was established to show appreciation to the partnership with the NCC Heavy Equipment program and its role in preparing properties in Rock Valley for industrial and residential growth. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, and books and split between the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must exhibit an enthusiasm and proficiency for the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance profession.
  • Must be entering into the second year of the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program.
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
Powerline Scholarship December 18, 2020 N/A Current Full-time students

The Powerline Scholarship has been endowed by the electrical power industry.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the first year of the Powerline program.
  • Attain high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average in the Powerline program.
  • Demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Osceola Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time student

The Osceola Electric Coop is a distribution cooperative serving 1200 member-owners in Osceola County. The coop has benefited directly by hiring many graduates of the Powerline program. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to pursue careers in the energy distribution field. Either incoming or current students may apply. Proceeds will be split equally between two semesters of study and may be used for tuition, fees, or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted (or currently enrolled) into the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Be a resident of Osceola County.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in the program.
  • Submit two letters of reference from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, former employer, or current employer indicating the student’s interest in and potential for success in this career field.
Midland Power Cooperative Powerline Scholarship June 1, 2021 $2,000 Either Full-time student

Midland Power Cooperative, Jefferson, Iowa, is interested in maintaining a skilled and educated workforce; therefore, it has established a scholarship to assist students pursuing a postsecondary education in an electric utility lineworker program. A scholarship committee will evaluate all applications. The scholarship will be applied at the beginning of the student’s second semester. Scholarship proceeds shall be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have applied and been accepted into the Powerline program (or show proof they are on a waiting list).
  • Student must start school within 12 months of the application deadline.
  • Be a dependent child of a current Midland Power Cooperative member, or be a current member of the Cooperative. Preference will be given to residents of Hardin County, Iowa.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.75.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, current employer, or manager of a member electric cooperative, which should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program chosen at enrollment.

Contact the NCC Foundation Office for an application.

MidAmerican Energy Company Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Either Full-time students

The MidAmerican Energy Company Scholarship was created to encourage individuals to pursue post-secondary education opportunities at NCC.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in either the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Be a current resident of a community that has a MidAmerican utility in its service area.
  • Achieve a high school grade point average of 2.5.
  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, or current employer, which should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program.
Mel Marcotte Memorial Powerline Scholarship December 18, 2020 $500 Current Full-time student

This scholarship was established in memory of Mel Marcotte. Mel was an instructor at NCC from 1967 to 1990. Mel was instrumental in creating the Powerline Program and was the first instructor. Mel passed away in 2005. An endowment has been set up at the College for scholarship purposes through funds from former students, industry leaders, Powerline program funds, current Powerline instructors, and Mel’s children.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the Powerline program.
  • Attained high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average in the Powerline program.
  • Demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time student

Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in Rock Rapids, Iowa. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students from our service area to enroll in the Powerline program. Either incoming or current students may apply. Proceeds will be split equally between two semesters of study and may be used for tuition, fees, or books. Preference will be given to a member of a family served by the cooperative, including Larchwood, Iowa.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted (or currently enrolled) into the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Be a resident of Lyon, Sioux, or Osceola counties.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.5 and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in the program.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, former employer, or current employer indicating the student’s potential for success in this career field.
Linn County REC Allen Feickert Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Either Full-time student

The purpose of the Linn County REC Allen Feickert Memorial Scholarship is to recognize Allen Feickert’s many years of dedicated service to the Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative. Scholarship proceeds will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters and must be used for educational costs.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 3 ½ years of high school.
  • Be accepted into the Powerline program.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at NCC; eligibility shall be reviewed each semester.
  • Complete a scholarship application form on the website listed below. Application can only be made online.
  • Submit an application form, a personal cover letter, and three letters of recommendation which should address the applicant’s potential for success in the Powerline field.

Additional information and application forms available at www.linncountyrec.com/your-cooperative/scholarships

Lems Auto Recyclers Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time student

This scholarship has been established to encourage students to enter the automotive field. Lems Auto Recyclers was started in 1947, and they currently operate in their original location in Doon, Iowa. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming student. Proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, or books and will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology program.
  • Be a current resident of the College district.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 while enrolled in the program.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor or current employer addressing the applicant’s potential for success in the automotive field, attendance, work habits, and attitude.
Jebro, Inc.–Knife River Corporation Scholarship November 2, 2020 $1,500 Current Full-time students

The purpose of the Jebro, Inc.–Knife River Corporation Scholarship is to support the achievements of students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology programs. Proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, and books and will be applied to the spring semester. An interview process with the Selection Committee may be deemed appropriate depending upon the number of applicants.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology.
  • Demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the faculty.
  • Attain high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average in the Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology program.
  • Express a desire to seek employment in the Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology field in construction following graduation in an area served by Jebro, Inc. or Knife River Corporation (Iowa, Wyoming, South Dakota, Texas, Minnesota, or North Dakota).
  • Have a good record of class attendance.
Iowa Land Improvement Contractor’s Association Northwest District Heavy Equipment Scholarship December 18, 2020 $500 Current Full-time student

The Iowa Land Improvement Contractor’s Association Northwest District Heavy Equipment Scholarship supports the achievements of students enrolled in the NCC Heavy Equipment Program. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition, fees, and books and will be applied to the spring semester.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the second year of the Heavy Equipment program.
  • Demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the heavy equipment faculty.
  • Attain a high level of academic achievement as determined by cumulative grade point average.
  • Express a desire to work in the heavy equipment field following graduation.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives— Pioneer Trust Traditional Student Scholarship November 2, 2020 $1,000 Current Full-time student

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives—Pioneer Trust Traditional Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a traditional student enrolled in the Powerline or Powerline Technology program. Proceeds will be applied to the spring semester and may be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered traditional student in good standing in the first year of the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Attained high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average, in the Powerline courses.
  • Demonstrated good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives— Pioneer Trust Non-Traditional Student Scholarship November 2, 2020 $1,000 Current Full-time student

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives—Pioneer Trust Non-traditional Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student enrolled in the Powerline or Powerline Technology program. Proceeds will be applied to the spring semester and may be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered non-traditional student in good standing in the first year of the Powerline or Powerline Technology program.
  • Attained high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average, in the Powerline courses.
  • Demonstrated good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
Interstates Companies Scholarship October 19, 2020 Dollar amount varies Current Full-time student

Interstates Companies, Sioux Center, Iowa has established a scholarship program.

The following criteria that must be met by applicants:

  • Be a second-year student in the Industrial & Commercial Wiring or Industrial Instrumentation & Control program.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Submit a 250–400 word typed essay on “Why I am interestedin a career in the Industrial & Commercial Wiring and/or Industrial Instrumentation & Control Field”.
Industrial Instrumentation Scholarship (ISA Scholarship) April 1, 2021 Dollar amount varies Current Full-time students

Sponsored by the Instrumentation Systems & Automation Society ISA District #6 Omaha Section, the Industrial Instrumentation Scholarship is awarded on the basis of a student’s achievements.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the first year of the Industrial Instrumentation & Control program.
  • Demonstrated good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Have a record of good class attendance.
  • Be a student member of the International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA).
  • Complete a 250–400 word typed essay on “Why I am Interested in a Career in the Automation Field”.
Industrial & Commercial Wiring Scholarship April 16, 2021 Dollar amount varies Current Either

The Industrial & Commercial Wiring Scholarship was established to recognize students who exhibit a desire to succeed in the Industrial & Commercial Wiring program at NCC and demonstrate potential for future success in the profession. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition and fees for the summer term.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 12 credits within their program of study prior to application deadline.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at time of application.
  • Submit a 250–400 word typed essay with the application entitled: “My Future in the Electrical Trade”.
Ford/AAA Auto Skills Scholarship August 15, 2021 $200-500 Either Full-time students

The purpose of the Ford/AAA Auto Skills Scholarship is to recognize the achievements of students from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota who are successful in the state Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition prior to their enrollment in the Automotive program at NCC. The Ford/AAA Auto Skills Scholarship will be awarded to high school graduates who have participated at their state level and received a gold, silver, or bronze medal. In the case where the student has received multiple awards throughout his/her high school career, total scholarship will not exceed $500. Students must send a copy of their certificate with the scholarship application.

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Elmer J. Steuck Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,500 Either Full-time student

The Elmer J. Steuck Memorial Scholarship was established to support students who will be enrolled at NCC. This scholarship was established by Lu Vella C. Burnett in memory of her brother, Elmer. Elmer farmed for over 60 years in the Primghar area and was a World War II Veteran and served as an Army nurse in a field hospital. Proceeds will be split equally between the fall and spring semester of study and will be utilized for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the Heavy Equipment, Diesel Technology, or Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology program.
  • Achieved a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in high school or currently have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at NCC.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, college instructor, or current employer, which should address the applicant’s potential for success in his/her chosen program.
Edward Archer Memorial/MP&W Powerline Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Either

The Edward Archer Memorial/MP&W Powerline Scholarship was established in memory of Ed Archer. Ed graduated from the Northwest Iowa Technical College Powerline Program in 1970. Throughout his 37-year career, he worked as a lineman, electric crew foreman, electric superintendent, and system operator. Ed worked at Muscatine Power and Water as a Lineman and a System Operator. This memorial has been established by Ed’s wife, Kathy, and Muscatine Power and Water to promote the lineman trade and assist students preparing for a career in this field. To learn more about Muscatine Power and Water, please visit www.mpw.org. Preference is given to students from Muscatine or its surrounding communities. Scholarship proceeds will be used for tuition, fees, and books and applied to the student’s fall and spring semester tuition.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applied and been accepted into the Powerline program.
  • Possess a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have a record of good class attendance and demonstrated leadership.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, high school guidance counselor, or current employer.
  • Submit a personal letter addressing your desire to succeed in the profession.
ECHO Electrical Supply Scholarship April 16, 2021 $500 Current Full-time student

The ECHO Electrical Supply Scholarship was created to recognize students who exhibit a desire to succeed in the Electrical Technology Program at NCC and demonstrate potential for future success in the profession. Scholarship proceeds will be utilized for tuition and fees for the summer term of the Electrical Technology Program.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Intend to pursue an Electrical Technology Advanced Standing Degree.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at time of application.
  • Submit a 250–400 word typed essay with the application entitled: “My Educational/Career Goals”
Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative Scholarship December 18, 2020 Varies Current Either

To be considered a candidate for the Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative Scholarship.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in one of the following counties: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Johnson, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, or Washington.
  • Have a GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  • Recipients can be new or returning students but preference will be given to someone with one semester or more of Powerline completed.
Dennis Van Wyk Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 Current Full-time student

The Dennis Van Wyk Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dennis Van Wyk by his wife, Gert, and their children. Denny was a long-time member of the Truck & Diesel Technology Program Advisory Committee and hired several graduates from the program. He was an avid supporter of NCC in the early years of the College. Proceeds will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters and may be utilized for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed one semester of the Diesel Technology program.
  • Demonstrated exemplary work habits, a positive attitude, and excellent attendance.
Dave Imhoff Automotive Scholarship May 14, 2021 $500 Current Full-time student

The Dave Imhoff Automotive Scholarship is to encourage and assist qualified students to become automotive technicians.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student in good standing in the first year of the Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology program.
  • Maintain high academic achievement, as determined by cumulative grade point average.
  • Possess strong career goals.
  • Demonstrate good work habits and leadership qualities as evaluated by the instructional staff.
  • Maintain a record of good class attendance.
  • Submit a narrative which addresses the following questions:
    1. Why are you in need of this scholarship?
    2. What is your career goal?
Corn Belt Power Cooperative Scholarship March 1, 2021 $500 Either Full-time students

Committed to the communities it serves, Corn Belt Power Cooperative partners with NCC to offer scholarship opportunities to students who reside in a county served by a cooperative in the Corn Belt Power system. Corn Belt Power is interested in maintaining a skilled and educated workforce to serve its members well into the future. Recipients may be either first or second year students, but are eligible for only one scholarship. Each scholarship will be split equally between the first two semesters of enrollment after receiving the scholarship. Scholarship proceeds will be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted as a full time student in Industrial & Commercial Wiring, Powerline, or Powerline Technology program.
  • Reside in a county served by a member cooperative of Corn Belt Power.
  • Achieve a high school grade point average of 2.5.
  • Maintain 2.5 minimum grade point average; eligibility shall be reviewed each semester.
  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, current employer, or manager of a member electric cooperative, which should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program chosen at enrollment.
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