Scholarships

Scholarship Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

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The Paul B. Sharar Foundation for Clinton Community College awards more than 150 scholarships each year. The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization. Through gifts of many organizations, businesses, friends and staff, the Foundation is able to fund student scholarships.

Please read all instructions and the application carefully. Direct any questions you may have to the Paul B. Sharar Foundation Office of Clinton Community College, 563-244-7040.

Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committee.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Sharar Foundation Scholarships?

All current and prospective full and part-time (six hours or more) students are considered. Some are based on financial need and or/ academic excellence, and others are based on the degree you are pursuing or the location in which you live. If a student wishes to register for fewer than six hours, and can demonstrate financial need, some scholarship assistance may be available. Contact the Dean of Student Development. Scholarship amounts range from $200 to the Honor Scholarships.

A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required to be eligible for scholarships. Those individuals with lower GPA’s may wish to explain their special circumstances in the letter addressing the scholarship awarding committee.

Academic Scholarships

  • Presidential Scholarship for Academic Excellence
    for students that have completed 30 hours of college course work at Clinton Community College with a cumulative 4.00 GPA.

  • Clinton Community College Deans' Scholarships
    for a student that has completed 30 hours of college course work at Clinton Community College with a cumulative 3.50 GPA.

  • Honor Scholarships
    for a graduating senior in the top 10 percent of their class and enrolled full-time in a degree program. Renewable if a 3.50 GPA is maintained.


Red and Gold Scholarships

  • Sharar Foundation Red and Gold Scholarships
    for high school seniors graduating in upper half of class, participating in one or more student activities in high school, with letters of reference from teachers, counselors, or other school personnel. One scholarship is available to each of the following area high schools:

    • Bellevue High School
    • Calamus-Wheatland High School
    • Camanche High School
    • Central Community High School, DeWitt
    • Clinton High School
    • Easton Valley High School
    • Erie High School
    • Fulton High School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Maquoketa High School
    • Marquette High School
    • Morrison High School
    • Northeast High School
    • Prince of Peace High School
    • Prophetstown High School
    • West Carroll High School
    • Unity Christian High School


Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships

  • 3M Scholarships
    no specific guidelines

  • Ramon Abanilla Memorial Scholarship
    for a student of ethnic heritage residing in Clinton enrolled in the Humanities program demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

  • ABATE of Iowa – Jim Arey Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a student in the Mechatronics program.

  • Abstract & Title Guaranty Company Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Agatha Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships
    for a student in the Nursing program and showing academic promise. Preference will be given to those who are planning to stay in the community.

  • Archer Daniels Midland Scholarship
    awarded to a student in a Science or Math program, or an Engineering program track showing academic promise.

  • Ivan Barber Endowed Scholarship
    for a full-time freshman from the DeWitt area. Financial need and academic promise are considered. Renewable with a 3.25 GPA and new application.

  • Bemis Clysar Scholarship
    for a Bemis employee or dependent.

  • John & Mary Blong Achievement Award
    awarded to an Iowa GED graduate with financial need.

  • Howard Borup Community Service Award
    for a student demonstrating involvement in community or school activities and academic promise. Renewable with a 3.25 GPA and new application.

  • B-rrry Scurry Scholarships
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    or recent high school graduates (within 3 years of graduating from high school) that participated in track, cross country or other high school athletics. Academic promise and financial need are considered.

  • James & Juanita Byrns Scholarships
    for students demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to non-traditional students enrolled in a Business, Engineering, Science, Drafting, Electronics, Computer or Office Technology program.

  • Camanche American Legion Scholarship
    for students attending Boys State.

  • Camache Bowlers Association Scholarship
    for a student associated with the Camanche Bowling Association. Student must be full time, demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

  • Arthur & Theresa Christoffersen Endowed Scholarships
    for a student residing in the Delwood School District; second consideration for Maquoketa High School graduates; third, resident in Clinton or Jackson County. Scholarships will be awarded to Career Tech student and an Arts/Science student. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

  • Arthur & Theresa Christoffersen - Frances Beck Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a displaced homemaker.

  • Clinton Area Vietnam Veterans Association Scholarships
    for a Vietnam veteran or the descendant of a Vietnam veteran (including adoptive children), demonstrating academic promise and financial need. Renewable for second year with new application.

  • Clinton Art Association Scholarships
    for an Art major. Based on portfolio evidence of consistent excellence in graphic arts field. Must be a full-time student. Financial need is a consideration. Applicants should have at least one letter of reference from a qualified art instructor or high school art teacher. Student will be required to bring a portfolio of their work for review.

  • CCC Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
    for a non-traditional student. Financial need and academic promise considered.

  • CCC Alumni Association – Connie Seifert Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a student who demonstrates academic achievement.

  • CCC Alumni Association Member Scholarship
    for the son, daughter, or spouse of Clinton Community College Alumni Association member. (Must be a paid member for at least 2 years.) Student must be enrolled 6 or more hours and demonstrate academic promise.

  • CCC Alumni Association Recognition Scholarship
    for a GED graduate. Must demonstrate financial need, academic promise and commitment to complete program.

  • CCC Staff/Faculty Scholarshipfor a senior graduating with a GPA of 3.5, ACT of 25 or higher, or in the top 10% of class. GED recipients with composite score of 60 or better are also considered.

  • CCC Student Senate Scholarships
    for Student Senate participants showing a commitment to Clinton Community College.

  • CCC Support Staff Scholarships
    awarded to a student in the AOS program.

  • Clinton County Development Association
    for graduating seniors from Clinton County High Schools.

  • Clinton County Whitetails Scholarships
    to students studying in an Environmental Science program.

  • Clinton Engineering Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in the Mechatronics program.

  • Clinton Jaycees Scholarship
    for a graduating senior from a Clinton area high school. Must demonstrate financial need.

  • Clinton Kiwanis Club GED Scholarship
    for a Clinton resident or resident in the Clinton Kiwanis service area. Must be a full-time student demonstrating academic promise and financial need.

  • Clinton Kiwanis Club Scholarship
    for a Clinton resident or resident in the Clinton Kiwanis service area. Must be a full-time student demonstrating academic promise and financial need.

  • J.T. Cullen Company Scholarship
    awarded to an employee or dependent of J.T. Cullen Company.

  • Barbara Ellen Dannels Scholarshipin memory of CCC graduate Tim Dannels’ mother, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving CCC student.

  • Gladys Dege Memorial Nursing Scholarships
    for a student enrolled in the Nursing program. Financial need is considered.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
    awarded to a female Education major.

  • Dewitt Area Scholarship
    for a student from the DeWitt area. Financial need, academic promise and community service are considered.

  • Wilbur Dosland Scholarships
    for a student living in the Calamus, Lost Nation, Oxford Junction or Wheatland area. Financial need and academic promise are considered.

  • Drives Inc. Scholarship
    for a student demonstrating academic promise.

  • James & Pauline Durgin Foundation Honor Scholarships (3)
    awarded to active members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

  • Cy Eckelberg Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in a Humanities program.

  • Sheila Eickert Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in the Nursing program.

  • Endeavor Scholarship
    for first generation ESL students.

  • Melvin Erickson Scholarship
    for the editor of the student newspaper, THE GALLERY.

  • ESL Credit Scholarship
    for an ESL student taking ESL credit classes.

  • Roger & Marian Evers Nursing Scholarship
    for a Clinton High School graduate enrolled in the Nursing program demonstrating financial need and academic promise.

  • John W. Fagerland Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a GED graduate demonstrating active community service.

  • Fred Friedman Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a student who is active in the community.

  • Charles & Jerre Goodell Scholarship
    for a student in the Drafting or Electronics program. Financial need and academic promise are considered. Renewable with a 3.00 GPA and new application.

  • Patricia M. Gorman Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Patricia M. Gorman Science/Nursing Scholarship
    for a student studying Science or Nursing showing academic promise.

  • Krista L. Grant Memorial Scholarship
    for a non-traditional student from Jackson County demonstrating academic promise.

  • Harry D. Katherine Grayes Scholarship
    for a Clinton High School graduate. Financial need and academic promise are considered.

  • Debbie Sansom Haas Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    awarded to a Nursing student.

  • Dr. Pamela Hahn Pre-Chiropractic Scholarship
    for a Pre-Chiropractic student with financial need who graduated from Clinton High School and has shown academic promise.

  • Laureen and Thomas J. Hanifan, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
    for a non-traditional Clinton area student pursuing a career in Education.

  • Thomas Hanson Scholarships
    awarded to students committed to their education.

  • Thomas Hanson GED Scholarships
    awarded to GED graduates committed to their education.

  • Happy Joe's Pizza Scholarship
    for a present/past Happy Joe’s employee or dependent. Applicant must be enrolled as a Business major and maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

  • Marguerite N. & Jay D. Henry Nursing Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in the Nursing program.

  • Louis J. Emma E. Holm Memorial Scholarships
    for non-traditional students living in Clinton County.

  • William D. & Shirley J. Homrighausen
    for a graduate of Central Community High School, DeWitt, demonstrating academic promise and financial need.

  • Sandra Hove Memorial Humanitarian Scholarship
    awarded to a Nursing student with a commitment to community service.

  • Bernice Kinney Memorial Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in Business.

  • Beverly Smith Kraciun Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    for a student dedicated to the Nursing profession and academic promise. Preference will be given to a graduate of East Central High School or a family member of a Jane Lamb School of Nursing graduate.

  • Pamela J. Lafollette Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
    for a freshman enrolled in the Nursing program, demonstrating academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to a single parent.

  • Cliff & Joanna Lund/Healthy Exchanges Scholarship
    for a graduating senior from DeWitt Central High School, planning to continue to earn a four-year degree and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

  • Lyondellbasell Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in a Science, Math or Career Technical program.

  • Maquoketa Area Scholarshipsor a student from the Maquoketa area, demonstrating financial need, academic promise and community service. One scholarship is reserved for a graduating Maquoketa High School senior.

  • John & Ludy Marhoul EndowedScholarships
    for Clinton High School graduates enrolled in a two-year Career Technical program. Financial need and academic promise are considered.

  • Alan Marshall Memorial Scholarship
    for a full-time graduating senior from Clinton, Camanche, or Prince of Peace High School, demonstrating financial need and academic promise.

  • Joe McClimon and Family EndowedScholarship
    for a graduating senior from Clinton or Prince of Peace High School. Must be full-time, demonstrating financial need and academic promise.

  • Rachel I. Mueller MemorialScholarship
    or a non-traditional woman showing academic promise majoring in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Education.

  • Donald Murray EndowedScholarship
    for a non-traditional woman.

  • Nestle-Purina Petcare Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Mildred Paaske Memorial Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Pacific Coast FeatherScholarship
    awarded to a full-time Maquoketa area student demonstrating academic promise.

  • Ruthann Papke NursingScholarship
    awarded to a Nursing student committed to their education.

  • P.E.O. Chapter FIScholarship
    for a female demonstrating academic promise.

  • P.E.O. Chapter KYScholarship
    for a female demonstrating academic promise.

  • P.E.O. ReciprocityScholarship
    for a female demonstrating academic promise.

  • Pacific Coast Feather Company Scholarship
    for a student from the Maquoketa area, enrolled full time, demonstrating academic promise and financial need.

  • A.E. Pearson Foundation Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Christopher Phillips Memorial Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in Graphic Arts and Printing program. Financial need and academic promise will be considered.

  • Lucille & Sam Ruma MemorialScholarship
    awarded to a non-traditional student demonstrating academic promise and commitment to education.

  • Pacia Sauer Memorial Scholarshipawarded to a non-traditional student who shows commitment to their education.

  • Leo J. Schrody Memorial Scholarship
    for a student pursuing education.

  • Dawn Sear Memorial NursingScholarship
    for a student enrolled in either the ADN or LPN Nursing program showing financial need and academic promise.

  • Leo J. Shrody MemorialScholarship
    awarded to a student involved in community service.

  • Sendona StaffingScholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Joshua Serpliss Memorial Scholarship
    awarded to a GED graduate demonstrating academic promise and financial need.

  • David Shaff Memorial Scholarship
    for a student active in community service.

  • Roger & Marian Shaff Memorial Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Dorothy E. Sharar Memorial EndowedScholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Sharar Foundation BoardScholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • Paul B. Sharar Foundation Opportunity Grant
    awarded to students who have exhausted their financial aid options.

  • Terry L. Smith Memorial NursingScholarship
    awarded to a Nursing student who demonstrates academic promise and financial need.

  • Helen Stoddard EndowedScholarships
    for a student pursuing a career in Education.

  • Dr. Ahmed A. Taha Family Memorial /Medical Associates Scholarship
    for a student entering a medical or nursing field and demonstrating academic promise.

  • TELECOM USA Endowed Scholarship
    no specific guidelines

  • TMK IPSCO Scholarship
    for a dependent of a TMK IPSCO employee.

  • Edward L. TubbsScholarship
    for a non-traditional student from Jackson or Western Clinton County.

  • Ellis Vetter Memorial Scholarship
    for a sophomore having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrating financial need, and from a rural area. Preference given to dependents of farmers.

  • WA-TAN-YE Scholarship
    for a non-traditional female student from Clinton (first priority), or Camanche or Fulton.

  • Wagner Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy Scholarship
    awarded to a student in the Pre-Pharmacy program.

  • Myron Weil Scholarship
    for a student enrolled in the two-year degree Administrative and Office Support program, showing commitment to a secretarial career, and demonstrating academic promise. Financial need is considered. Renewable with a 2.50 GPA and new application.

  • Jack C. Whipple Accounting Scholarships
    for a full-time freshman enrolled in the Accounting program with a GPA of 3.00 or GED composite score of at least 60. Renewable for sophomore year with a GPA of 3.0, full-time status, and new application.

  • Winkel, Parker, Foster, CPA Scholarship
    awarded to a student showing academic achievement in Accounting.

  • Elizabeth A. Wood Math/Science Scholarship
    for a female in a Math or Science program.


Organizations

Many organizations in the community offer scholarships. Contact your high school guidance counselor for assistance. Be sure to check religious organizations, civic groups and/or any other clubs you or your family may be involved in.

Outside Scholarship

On occasion, some organizations contact the Financial Aid Office with information on other scholarships that may be available. Be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance in locating the scholarship bulletin board where you can find information on these outside scholarships. The Financial Aid Office posts this type of information as it is received.

You may wish to check with your public library or the Clinton Community College library for other reference books on scholarships. Scholarship information is also available on the internet from FinAid and FastWeb