Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
* As scholarship opportunities come in, they will be communicated via email to students and parents as well as posted here.
The Guidelines for the Hy-Vee Scholarship can be found here. Applications must be post-marked by February 10th, 2017.
Students need to come get an application from the Guidance Office.
The Hixson Opportunity Award
The Hixson Opportunity Award is offered annually to 100 students attending Iowa State University and it is a half-tuition scholarship (estimated at more than $16,000 over eight semesters). They look for students with extreme financial need (which must be reflected in their FAFSA) and those who have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. The application deadline is January 15, 2017. To learn more about this scholarship and to apply please visit http://www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu
National FFA Scholarship Program
National FFA Scholarship Program (opened last week). FFA must access application through accounts linked to their FFA ID as a result of getting an invite code from you (Advisor)!
Use the link below to find out how SCC online/dual credit classes transfer to some of the more common colleges and universities. If your college or university is not listed you should check their website or contact their admissions office directly.
NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2017 Ag Scholarships
The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.
Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.
The five scholarship winners will be recognized at NCGA's annual trade show and convention,Commodity Classic, which will be held on March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2017-2018 school year. Past scholarship winners, employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.
Applications must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016.
The application is available at: http://www.ncga.com/topics/education/college-scholarships.
Please send this information on to students, educators, university staff or anyone in your community who you believe would be interested.
FAFSA HELP NIGHT:
Monday, November 14th, 2016 from 5-8 pm in the H.S. library
Mac Turner from SCC will be here to help parents and students actually file their FAFSA. Come prepared with your 2015 income tax return information.
The earliest you can file a FAFSA for next school year is October 1 at www.fafsa.gov. Even though you may not think your son/daughter will qualify for any federal aid, it is strongly recommended that you file it anyway because many scholarships require it (even if they are not need-based).