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DMACC and Other Scholarship Opportunities

Check out these outside scholarships for possible opportunities! They are listed according to application deadline date, and they have links to actual application sites where possible. Applications for those with an asterisk (*) can be obtained from the Scholarship office in Bldg. 1, Ankeny Campus. Off campus students call 515-965-7179. We'll send you one!

Click here for information on Applying for DMACC and Outside Scholarships and Grants

Click here for scholarships from the DMACC Foundation

Click here to apply for a DMACC Valedictorian Scholarship

Click here to apply for admission to the Honors Program at DMACC

DMACC Scholarships

DMACC students seeking tuition assistance can apply online for scholarships funded by donations to the DMACC Foundation. Minimum for most awards is a 2.0 GPA and completion of six DMACC credits during the award term. Application deadlines vary throughout the year.

DMACC awards eligible Iowa high school valedictorians full tuition for four semesters plus a $500 annual book stipend. In addition, full-time students who are accepted into the Honors Program at DMACC are eligible to receive the Honors Program Tuition Award, an award that pays for up to 20 credits of Honors coursework at DMACC. Students may apply for the Valedictorian Scholarship and for admission into the Honors Program here.

Honors Program students enrolled full time are eligible to receive the Honors Program Tuition Award, paying for up to 20 credits of honors college coursework at DMACC.

Transfer Scholarship Information

Many colleges have scholarships specifically for transfer students.  Listed below are links to scholarship information for many of DMACC's partner institutions.   In addition to checking out the transfer scholarships, be sure to look for scholarships in your program/area of study as well.

Also pay close attention to any deadlines for scholarship applications so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities. If you have questions about any of the scholarships, contact the Financial Aid or Admissions office at your transfer college.

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Ashford University

Bellevue University

Bradley University

Buena Vista University

Capella University

Central College

Clarke University

Clarkson College

Des Moines University

Drake University

Faith Baptist College

Graceland University

Grand View University

Grinnell College

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy - Contact Financial Aid or Admissions Office

Iowa Methodist Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology - Contact Financial Aid or Admissions Office

Iowa State University

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kaplan University

Missouri Western State University

Morningside College

Mount Mercy College

Northwest Missouri State University

Simpson College

Truman State University

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

University of Phoenix

Upper Iowa University

Waldorf College

Wartburg College

William Penn University - Contact Financial Aid or Admissions Office

 

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Each year many business and civic groups offer scholarships. Below are just some of the opportunities we are aware of. Be sure to check these out and look for others for which you might be qualified.

A Place For Mom Scholarship

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Contact Information: Website

Abbott and Fenner Scholarships

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Contact Information: Website

Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Ames Chapter #158

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Contact Information: Website

Adair County memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

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Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship, offered through the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI)

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Contact Information: Website

AES Engineering Scholarship

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Contact Information: Website

AFWA Chapter Scholarship

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Contact Information: Website

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

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All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

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Allied Van Lines Scholarship

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Contact Information: Website

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship

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American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Scholarships

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American Cancer Society: Youth Scholarship Program – Midwest Division

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American Federation State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Scholarships

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American Heart Association Go Red(tm) Multicultural Scholarship

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American Red Cross – Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

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American Welding Society - D. Fred & Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship

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America's Career InfoNet: Scholarship web search tool

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APIASF Scholarship Program

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APS Minority Scholarship

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Asbestos.com Scholarship

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

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Autism Society of Iowa

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Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

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BBG Communications Scholarship 2015

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Boone County Hospital Scholarships:

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Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund: Children of Fallen Iowa Service Member Scholarship

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Bright Futures Scholarship

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Burns United Methodist Church Scholarships

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Business and Professional Women of Iowa (BPW/Iowa) Foundation Scholarship

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Carver Scholarship Program

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Century Link Quote Scholarship

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Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships

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College Board

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Collision Student Scholarships

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Community 1st Credit Union

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarships

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Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship/The Minnesota Crop Production Retailers

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Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship

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Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM) College Scholarship

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Des Moines Women's Club - various awards available

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

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Excellence in Ag Scholarship

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Exceptional Nurse Scholarship

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Fastweb – several scholarships listed

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

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Got a Spine

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Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

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Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarships

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Great Lakes National Scholarship

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Greater Des Moines Heating and Cooling Association Scholarship

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Greater Iowa Credit Union Scholarships

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Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation (GCMH) Healthcare Career Scholarship

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Herman Sani Scholarship

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Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

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Home Builders Association of Iowa Scholarship

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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

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I Have A Plan Iowa Scholarship Search

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INGOAUX Scholarship

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Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship

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Iowa Association of Naturalists Scholarship

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Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

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Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Alice Barton Scholarship

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Iowa College Student Aid Commission

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Iowa Court Reporters Association (ICRA)

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Iowa Dental Foundation Scholarship

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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

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Iowa Firefighter's Association Scholarship

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Iowa Foundation For Agricultural Advancement

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Iowa Funeral Directors Association Scholarships

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Iowa Grocery Industry Association Scholarship

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Iowa Heart Foundation Scholarships

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Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Healthcare Career Scholarship

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Iowa Motor Truck Association

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Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grants (NGEAP)

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Iowa National Guard Officers Association (INGOA) Scholarship

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Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

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Iowa Pork Producers Association Scholarship

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Iowa PTA Scholarships

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Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship

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Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

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Iowa School Buildings & Grounds Association Scholarship

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Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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James B. Morris Scholarship Fund

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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

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Karman Healthcare Scholarship

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Keating Dental Arts Scholarship

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Larry W. Carter Scholarship

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Latinos Unidos College Scholarship

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Le Tendre Education Fund For Homeless Children

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Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship

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Legal Support Professionals of Iowa (LSPI)

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LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program

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LifeServe Blood Center Scholarship

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Louie and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation

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Louise Rosenfeld Vocational Scholarship

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Marine Credit Union 2016 Member Scholarship

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Mary E. Wood Scholarship

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Mary Evers Nursing Scholarship, Pella Regional Health Center

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Mary Greeley Medical Center Scholarship Opportunities

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Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship

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Mass Mutual Scholars Program

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MCEC Technical Scholarship

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McGregor Scholarship - Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Mediacom World Class Scholarship

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Military Scholarships

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Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship

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Minority Student Scholarships

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

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National Garden Clubs Scholarship Program

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

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NAWIC Construction Trades Scholarships

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New Cooperative Scholarship

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Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

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NURSE Corps Scholarship

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Nurses Training Scholarship

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Odenza Vacations Scholarship

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P.E.O. International Scholarships

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

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Prairie Meadows Scholarship

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Professional Educators of Iowa (PEIF) Scholarships

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Iowa Chapter Scholarship

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Public Health Online Scholarships

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Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship

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Robert D. Blue Scholarship

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Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

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Scholarships for Military Families

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Scholarships For Minority Students

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Scholarships for Women

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Scholarships.com

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SchoolSoup.com

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Shopko Foundation Scholarship

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Skiff Medical Center Auxillary Scholarships

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SLAC Scholarship

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Soroptimist International of Des Moines - Women's Opportunity Awards

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SP Scholarship

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Contact Information: Application Website

Spina Bifida Association Scholarships

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St. Anthony Scholarships

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Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarship (SBMEF)

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood(r) Iowa Scholarship

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Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

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The American Council of the Blind Scholarship

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The Carver Scholars Program

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The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarships

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The Iowa Corn Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship Program

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The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

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The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

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The Roxann Harmon Memorial Scholarship

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The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

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U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

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United States Bowling Congress Scholarships

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Veridian Credit Union Undergraduate Scholarship

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Walmart Associate Scholarship

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Women In Defense (WID) HORIZONS Scholarship

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Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

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