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Financial Aid Office, Calmar
Student Center 167
800.728.2256, ext. 347
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office, Peosta
Main Building 215
800.728.7367, ext. 219 or 220
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NICC Scholarships

To apply for any of the scholarships listed, download and complete the official NICC Scholarship application and submit to the Financial Aid Office by the posted deadline.

View scholarships by the following categories:

All Programs
Agriculture and Animal Science
Auto Tech, Mechanics and Transportation
Business, Communication and Marketing
Education, Human and Public Services
First-Time Students
Health Sciences
STEM, Manufacturing and Construction
Other Awards

All Programs of Study

  • American Legion of Iowa Foundation Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Veteran or family member of veteran

  • Dan Barton Family Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Resident of the NICC district

  • Darwin & Barbara Schrage Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Resident of the NICC district

  • Dubuque Bank & Trust Endowed Scholarship

  • DuTrac Community Credit Union Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Ed Adrian Memorial Scholarship
    Requirements: GPA of 2.75 or higher; documented disability

  • Heritage Scholarship
    Requirements: First generation student, latina or latino, from the Postville area

  • J & J Vending Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • John and Mabel Heinen Family Endowment

  • Mark and Vicki Donhowe Endowment

  • Mavis G. Young Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Unemployed, lost source of financial support or worked in the home

  • McKesson Corporation Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, plans to transfer to a local four-year college

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Boards Scholarship
    Requirements: High school graduate, GPA of 2.5 or higher and resident of Iowa

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Insurance Advisory Committee Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirements: GPA of 3.0 or higher, resident of Iowa and NICC district

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, resident of Iowa

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Opportunity Award
    Requirement: High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (HSED)

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Staff Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Norma Denlinger/DRA Community Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Pepsi Cola Scholarship
    Enrollment Status:  Completed first semester
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Prudential Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Preference given to a non-traditional student

  • Ron and Penny Wills Scholarship
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, preference to non-traditional student, displaced worker or single parent

  • Sim Suy Gek Memorial Scholarship
    Requirement: High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (HSED)

  • Steven James Bruening Memorial Scholarship
    Requirement: Preference given to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. employees and children

  • Student Veterans Club Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: GPA of 2.0 or higher and eligible to receive VA educational benefits or show documentation that they were once eligible

  • Waukon Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Resident of the Waukon, Iowa, area

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Agriculture & Animal Science

Agriculture

  • Classic Tractors of Northeast Iowa, Inc.
    Requirement: Given to Calmar campus student who has completed the first-year of their program with a 2.0 GPA or better. Recipient must be a resident of Fayette, Clayton, Winneshiek or Allamakee County. Note: Awarded in spring semester

  • K. and L. Green Agriculture Scholarship
    Requirement: Resident of Clayton or Fayette County

  • Lynch Livestock Agriculture Scholarship
    Requirement: Given to a Calmar campus student with a 3.0 GPA within an agriculture program.

  • Norby Distributing Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: GPA OF 2.5 or higher, resident of Manchester, West Union, Elkader or Decorah

Ag Business

  • Farm Credit Services of America Scholarship
    Requirement: Resident of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming

Dairy Science

  • Jim Hosch Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed two semesters
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Kent & Beverly Lehs Dairy Scholarship
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher

Dairy Science Technology

  • George R. and Elizabeth F. Shearer Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: Resident of Delaware County

  • Kregel Family Dairy Science Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Shull/Denson Memorial Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • John and Roberts Rodecap Agriculture Transfer Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, pursuing a four-year degree at Iowa State University, University of Wisconsin - Madison or University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

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Auto Tech, Mechanics and Transportation

  • Matthew Kelley Automotive Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Robert A. Klimesh Family Memorial Automotive Award

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Business, Communication and Marketing

Business and Accounting

  • Thomas C. Beadle - Mathis Pfohl Foundation Scholarship

  • William "Bill" Wermers Memorial Scholarship

  • Willis and Patricia Hansen Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, preference given to a resident of Chickasaw County

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Education, Human and Public Services

Cosmetology

  • Blanche J. Hendren Cosmetology Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

Early Childhood Education

  • Karen E. Bolson Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: Preference given to a Decorah High School senior or resident of Winneshiek County

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Health Sciences

Dental Assisting

  • Dr. Bruce R. Meyer Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

Nursing

  • Donna R. Jesser Nursing Award

  • Edith L. Willer Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year

  • Kathy Healy Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Maryls Seitz Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirements: GPA of 3.0 or above, preference to resident of the MFL-Mar Mac School District

  • Mary Lux Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, non-traditional student

  • Mercy School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirement: GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Sherman Oyen Endowed Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Sister Rosalie Whalen Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Virginia Heim Memorial Nursing Award
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year

Respiratory Care

  • Scott Sieverding Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirement: GPA of 2.75 or higher

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STEM, Manufacturing and Construction

Building Materials Management

  • Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. Scholarship
    Requirements: GPA or 2.75 or higher and resident of Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. service area

Electronic Technology

  • Alliance Pipeline Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year

Gas Utility, Construction and Service

  • Alliant Energy Scholarship

  • American Gas Association Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester
    Requirements: GPA of 2.8 or higher

  • Improving Life with Energy: Black Hills Energy Scholarship
    Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, ranked in top 50% of high school graduating class and family is a current customer of Black Hills Energy.

 Industrial Electrician

  • Oliver Merrill Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first year
    Requirement: GPA of 3.0 or higher

Industrial Technology

  • Bear Creek Archaeology Scholarship

  • Jim Oberle Industrial Technology Scholarship
    Requirement: Given to a Calmar or Peosta student with preference given to female students within the Industrial Technology program

Welding

  • Gene "Deeder" Bauer Memorial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

  • Matthew Kelley Welding Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

Welding, CNC, Electronic or Diesel Mechanic

  • John Deere Foundation Industrial Scholarship
    Enrollment Status: Completed first semester

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First Time Students Only

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Dollars for Scholars Matching Funds

NICC will provide a one-time match, dollar for dollar, up to $150 of your local Dollars for Scholars Award. In order to receive the match, students must meet two requirements:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Successfully complete first semester at NICC and enroll in the next term

The annual funding for this program is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office early.

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