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Scholarship Information and Policies

Academic Scholarships (award year 2017/18):

  • Presidential: 3.5-4.0 GPA, 27 or higher ACT, 2002-2013 GED® Average Score of 640 or higher, or 2014 or later GED® Total Score of 680-800– Tuition up to 36 hours per award year. Must enroll in at least 15 hours. (International students can receive up to the out-of-state tuition rate). 
  • Vice President's: 3.0-3.49 GPA, 23-26 ACT, 2002-2013 GED® Average Score of 580-630, or 2014 or later GED® Total Score of 660-679 – Up to $1000 annually ($500 per Fall/Spring semester) toward tuition. Must enroll in at least 15 hours.
  • Concurrent Transfer: High school graduates who maintained 2.75 GPA in 12 hours of ICC classes while enrolled in high school – Tuition up to 36 hours per award year.  Must enroll in at least 15 hours and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Academic Athlete: Awarded to students on an athletic letter of intent who have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA - $1,000 annually ($500 per Fall/Spring semester).
  • Students awarded any of the above scholarships will be eligible to continue receiving the award through award year 2018/19 (if criteria is met).

Athletic Scholarships:

Athletic Scholarships cover the cost of Tuition for up to 36 hours per award year. Students must be full-time student and have a signed Letter of Intent (LOI).

  • Football (M)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Softball (W)
  • Volleyball (W)
  • Basketball (M & W)
  • Golf (M)

Co-Curricular Scholarships:

Co-Curricular Scholarships cover the cost of Tuition for up to 36 hours per award year. Students must be full-time, maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and fulfill the scholarship contract agreements.

  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Band
  • Cheer/Dance
  • Vocal Music
  • Sports Management
  • Student Ambassador
  • Team Manager
  • Theatre/Playwriting
  • Speech/Debate
  • Writing

Other Tuition Scholarships:

  • In-District (Reside in ICC tax district)*
  • Senior Citizen (55 and older)*

*These awards do not require completion of scholarship application or FAFSA

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Policies:

  • Scholarship priority deadlines: Fall-June 1st, Spring- November 1st, and Summer- April 1st. Scholarships will not be awarded after certification day each semester.  
  • Scholarship applications are good for one award year (August-July). Scholarships DO NOT automatically renew. A new scholarship application must be submitted every award year.
  • All scholarship recipients must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • High school and official college transcripts must be on file with ICC before the add/drop date each semester. It is the student's responsibility to ensure offical transcripts have been sent to ICC. All records submitted become the property of ICC and will not be returned to the student. 
  • Awards offered without official transcripts submitted to ICC will be tentative. Final awards will be based on final cumulative GPA after transcripts are on file.
  • The cumulative, academic Grade Point Average (GPA) of all Academic & Co-curricular scholarship recipients will be evaluated each semester using the progress policy established by Academics. Recipients not meeting the campus-wide minimum GPA will forfeit their scholarships. 
  • If a student does not meet the scholarship and/or institutional requirements each semester, ICC reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award. If scholarships are revoked students will be notified in writing by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Academic scholarships are offered and awarded through the Office of Student Financial Aid. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicants academic GPA, ACT scores, SAT scores, GED®test scores, or other approved high school equivalency exam. Applicants who wish to apply for an academic scholarship must submit a scholarship application. A tentative award will be offered to High School seniors based on 6th or 7th semester high school transcripts.
  • Students awarded an academic, athletic, or co-curricular scholarship who reside outside of a 50- mile radius of the institution, will be required to live in the residence halls and purchase room and board plan. Students wishing to be exempted from this policy must receive advance approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs. Approved requests will receive the original scholarship award. If request is not approved, and student chooses to live off campus, the scholarship award will be reduced to $500 per semester. International students who reside with host families are exempt from the 50-mile radius rule
  • Athletes who are competing with athletic teams are not eligible for foundation scholarships
  • International students are eligible for the out-of-state portion of the student’s tuition. Scholarships do not cover the full international amount of tuition. An exception is for International athletic students whose international amounts may be covered by the ICC Foundation.
  • New scholarships are requested through the Office of Student Financial Aid and approved by the President.
  • Scholarships offered by a Certificate award are redeemed by submitting the original certificate to the Office of Student Financial Aid, completing the scholarship application, and FAFSA. If the student would like to retain the original certificate, it will be marked “Redeemed” with the date it was redeemed. A photocopy will be maintained in the Office of Student Financial Aid and the original will be returned to the student.
  • All tuition scholarships include the use of books
  • All scholarships may only be used toward the cost of tuition or ICC room and board. Scholarships DO NOT cover fees.
  • Institutional scholarships are not available for students currently holding a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Students who have received Academic Renewal at ICC are not eligible for academic scholarships. Students who have defaulted on student loans are not eligible for scholarships.
  • First time award recipients in the Summer must maintain at least 6 credit hours, unless the student was Full-time in the Fall and Spring Semesters and received a scholarship. Full-Time Fall and Spring Students may use balance of the 36 credit hours and will be waived the 6-credit hour minimum.
  • Academic Athlete and Vice President Scholarships are not available in the summer.
  • The In-District Scholarship cannot be applied along with a Federal PELL Grant; the student will receive either the In-District Scholarship or the PELL Grant, whichever is the higher award. 
  • No scholarship awards may be combined or stacked except the Academic Athlete Award

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Accreditation:

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment and all unions or professional organizations holding negotiated agreements or professional agreements with the institution are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Independence Community College's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 is directed to contact the coordinators who have been designated to coordinate the educational institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing these laws.

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