Scholarships are offered by public and private agencies, organizations, colleges, and universities. Recipients are selected based on scholastic aptitude, essay, and financial need. Minimum or maximum awards vary. Scholarships are gift aid and do not need to be paid back.
DMACC Foundation Scholarships
Every year the DMACC Foundation receives many generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. These fundraising efforts combined with earnings from the Foundation's investments provide student scholarships to hundreds of students annually.
GEAR UP Scholarship Program
The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Scholarship is a statewide non need-based scholarship program that assists students in the GEAR UP Iowa cohort with the cost of postsecondary education. This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, and personal/living expenses while in college. Recipients are eligible to receive up to $2600 for the 201-2017 academic year. Students who attend during the summer may receive additional funding beyond the annual maximum.