Need help with tuition? Your scholarships await!

Every year, the Indian Hills Community College Foundation awards more than nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 800 students — ranging from $600 up to a full year of tuition. All it takes is one easy online application.

Put scholarships at the top of your “ways I’m paying for college” list — they don’t create debt and they let you focus on learning.

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Save the Dates: 2024-2025 Academic Year

  • September 1, 2023: Scholarship application begins
  • March 1, 2024: Priority deadline
  • August 31, 2024: Final application deadline


By the Numbers: 2023 Fiscal Year


Active Named IHCC Foundation scholarships available



Students helped by the IHCC Foundation



Donated by IHCC Staff


Scholarships awarded by the IHCC Foundation



Awarded by the IHCC Foundation since 1975



Students helped by the IHCC Foundation since 1975

Connect 2 College: $1000 for Dual Enrollment Students

Did you know that if you’re taking Indian Hills classes while still in high school, you already qualify for a $1,000 scholarship?

You might also qualify for other Indian Hills scholarships, as well as financial aid. All you have to do is apply.

Connect 2 College Scholarship

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GO STEM Scholarship Program


Tom Arnold Scholarship


President’s Academy Scholarship


Join a Club, Get a Scholarship

Indian Hills has more than 40 student clubs, and many offer $1,200 scholarships to club participants. Just email the Club Advisor to learn more.

Find Your Clubs

How the Scholarship Application Process Works

Application Deadlines
Allocating Awards
Other Financial Aid

Remember: The Foundation Scholarship Committee can consider your application only when it’s completed in its entirety and submitted.


Did you know?

Every year, Indian Hills employees donate nearly $50,000 to the IHCC Foundation Scholarship fund. Our employees also volunteer their time to help raise funds to support scholarships.


Establishing a Scholarship

Interested in starting a scholarship fund at Indian Hills? We offer a variety of options for named scholarships:

  • A minimum gift of $600 can be donated to fund an annual scholarship.
  • A minimum initial gift of $12,000 is needed to establish a perpetual (endowed) scholarship.
  • You can choose to include the IHCC Foundation in your will or list the Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary on a life insurance policy or a retirement account.
  • The value of your gift can be increased if your employer has a matching gift program — check with your employer’s personnel office.

For more information about starting an annual or perpetual scholarship, please contact Bianca Myers.

Contact Us

Jenaya PilcherJenaya Pilcher, Scholarship Coordinator & Assistant
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5101 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5101
Email: [email protected]



Bianca MyersBianca Myers, Executive Dean, Advancement
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5302 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5302
Email: [email protected]