COVID-19 Update: Welcome to SCC! On-site face-to-face credit classes and labs are being held at all SCC locations. Stay safe!


  • Institutional Scholarships

    The scholarship program was established to promote and encourage interest in education for the students planning to enroll, to reduce the student's financial obligation and to recognize outstanding academic achievement in course work already completed at SCC. Scholarships are considered gift aid and do not require repayment unless the donor has clearly indicated repayment procedures in the scholarship announcement.


    The SCC Educational Foundation was organized in 1975, with the sole intent of maintaining, developing and extending services to the College and to further educational opportunities to students, staff and the residents of the 15-county area which it serves.

    The student scholarship program has always been the primary objective guiding the Foundation's many activities. SCC's mission is to provide opportunities for growth and development to all students, no matter what their educational goals. Last year over $1.5 million in scholarship support was awarded to SCC students. applynow_forscholarships_btn

    View a list of current SCC Educational Foundation Scholarships.

    May 1 - May 31 Fall Semester
    Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 Spring Semester
    Dec.1 - March 1
    Current high school seniors only


    Your application will be considered and cross-referenced for all scholarships for which you qualify – you don’t have to pre-select your scholarships of interest!


    Only online application forms will be accepted.

    View the Application flyer for high school seniors.

    Please note: Thank you notes to the donor are strongly encouraged. Check your WebAdvisor page for awards or call your campus Financial Aid Office!

    If you would like to make a difference and donate money for student scholarships, please visit our SCC Educational Foundation pages.

    Outside Scholarships

    Outside scholarships are provided by organizations outside of SCC. The student is notified by the organization of their award and it is the responsibility of the student to notify the Financial Aid Office of the scholarship amount.

    Specific information regarding the outside scholarship must be provided to the Business Office for proper handling. It may be necessary for the Business Office to bill the organization for receipt of the funds. Upon receipt, the funds will be placed in an account and held until aid is officially paid, when it will be credited to the student's account.

    STEM CONNECT Scholarship

    The STEM CONNECT Scholarship program welcomes applications from students who will be first year or second year students in Fall 2020. Funded by the National Science Foundation, these scholarships seek to attract and support academically talented, low-income students with interest in careers that require strong skills in mathematics or computer science. Learn more.

    Transfer Scholarships

    Concordia University

    Students who earn an associate degree from SCC may qualify for an $18,000 scholarship. Scholarships are based on cumulative grade-point average with a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. In some cases, as a transfer student with fewer than 24 hours of college credit, you may still qualify for merit scholarships. Additional information.

    Nebraska Wesleyan University

    A $15,000 scholarship is available for two years to students transferring 64 semester credits. Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta students are eligible for $17,000 in scholarships. KBD is a national honor society for business students, and PTK is a national honor society for students at two-year colleges. In addition to the $15,000 annual scholarship, the Pathways Partnership also provides a $15 credit hour reduction in tuition for working adults. Additional information.