Need money for college? The ICC Education Foundation has more than 600 scholarships available – and one might have your name on it. All it takes is one easy application.
Apply For Scholarships
The scholarship application process is open all year long at ICC.
You can apply now for the 2023-2024 year, with a priority deadline of March 1, 2023.
After March 1, 2023, applications will be accepted until September 30, 2023 for any remaining 2023-2024 scholarships.Apply Now
To receive a scholarship from the ICC Educational Foundation, you must be:
- A resident of ICC District #514 and enrolled at ICC
- A high school graduate or equivalent
- Eligible to apply for federal financial aid (or noncitizen requirements for international students) and have completed your FAFSA (ICC Code: 006753)
- In good academic standing (2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) each semester and cumulatively, with 67% of your enrolled classes completed with a grade of a C or better. NOTE: Some scholarships require a higher GPA.
- Not a recipient of a tuition waiver
If that’s you, keep reading….
How to Apply
Ready to get your scholarship money? To start, you’ll need to apply to ICC or already be enrolled. Then you’ll need a bit of preparation for your online application.
- ICC eServices username and password
- Social Security Number or ICC student ID number
- ACT score (if applicable)
- Email address (helpful, but not required)
Background and Goals
You’ll be asked to share your background, future plans, needs, and activities.
You’ll need records of income for the previous year, such as W-2 forms for yourself and your parents, according to federal guidelines.
If you’re over the age of 24 or married, you won’t need parent income.
Letters of Recommendation
You’ll need the contact information for your references. These should be teachers, counselors, or work supervisors – recommendations from family members aren’t accepted.
The people you ask for a reference will submit their recommendation online. You’ll see detailed instructions during the application process.
Completing the Application
- You can complete and submit the scholarship application in one sitting, or you can finish each section and save it for later.
- To save a section of the application, complete the entire section and select the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
- If you need to make corrections or additions, you can edit your application until the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on March 1.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Computers are available for scholarship applications in all ICC libraries.
Need help due to extenuating circumstances? Call the Financial Assistance Office at 309-694-5324.
After You Hit Submit
Once you’ve applied, you’ll automatically be considered for each and every scholarship you qualify for. We’ll send written notification about any scholarships you receive no later than July 15.
Many scholarships require students to apply for federal aid, so you’ll need to complete your FAFSA before submitting your ICC scholarship application. If you don’t qualify for federal aid, you can still qualify for many Foundation scholarships.
If you’re receiving other financial aid for the academic year, your scholarship award may be reduced to remain in compliance with federal regulations.
- Foundation scholarships are for use only at ICC — a few exceptions are made for transfer scholarships.
- Your scholarship money will be divided equally between fall and spring semesters to fund direct college costs. This covers tuition, books and supplies, and academic-related expenses — with priority in that order and subject to each scholarship’s allowances.
- If you need to use your scholarship funds to purchase books, visit the Scholarship Adviser in the Financial Assistance office to establish bookstore credit.
- The specific amount of your scholarship award may vary depending upon available funds, and it may be adjusted based on your hours of enrollment at the time your student account is credited.
- Your ICC Foundation scholarship connects with your student account to keep you from being dropped from classes. Any remaining balance is your responsibility.