CCC Sharar Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1



Paul B. Sharar Foundation logoThe Paul B. Sharar Foundation for Clinton Community College has announced that March 1 is the deadline to apply for 2021-2022 academic year scholarships.  The information form, a Goal Statement, transcripts, plus 2 references, is a complete application.  Applications can be made with the official form available at Clinton Community College or online.

In 2020-21, Sharar Foundation scholarships totaling $220,000 were awarded to Clinton Community College students.  Scholarships are awarded based on the donors’ guidelines. These may include academic achievement, geographic area, academic promise, area of study, financial need, and no specifc guidelines.  In addtion, each graduate of the High School Equivalency Program receive a three-credit tuition voucher to attend their first college course.  The Sharar Foundation board members work with area donors in developing these important awards.  Area businesses, organizations and individuals make possible these scholarships through their generous contributions. 

The history of Clinton Community College covers 75 years.  In March of 1946, a public referendum was presented to the citizens of Clinton. The answer was a resounding “yes” and on September 9, 1946, Clinton Junior College officially opened its doors.  Clinton Community College is planning to celebrate the 75th Anniversary in fall of 2021. 

Founded in 1966, the Paul B. Sharar Foundation is named in honor of the first dean of Clinton Community College.  Dean Sharar was a leader with dignity who had a vision of education as the way people learn to live more useful lives for themselves and for their fellow citizens so they feel the joy of accomplishment above and beyond the common-place that might have been.  For 55 years, the Sharar Foundation has continued with that vision by providing monetary and advisory assistance to students, staff & faculty and college programs.

To complete a Sharar Foundation scholarship application, visit  Or contact Ann Eisenman in the Sharar Foundation, 563-244-7040, to request a form and for more information.