Last-Dollar Scholarship State Funding Program for NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students enrolled in several high-employment demand programs will qualify to receive additional financial aid from the state of Iowa to support their education and training.

The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship, signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on June 3, will be available for students whose federal and state aid does not cover the entire cost of a program, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

The supplementary aid may be used by students enrolled in certificate, diploma, and associate’s degree programs at Northeast Iowa Community College, provided that the programs are training students for in-demand occupations identified by the state, according to Wendy Mihm-Herold, Ph.D., NICC vice president of business and community solutions.

Applicable programs offered by NICC that qualify for the new scholarship include: Carpentry, Computer Analyst: Networking Administration and Tech Support, Computer Technology, Networking and Programming, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician, Dental Assisting, Electrician: Commercial / Residential, Gas Utility Construction and Service, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Maintenance Technician, John Deere TECH, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing: Associates Degree, Nursing: Practical, Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, Renewable Energy, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology and Welding.

To be eligible, new high school students must enroll full-time. Adult learners may enroll full- or part-time.

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