Scholarships

Scholarship gifts represent a commitment to the future of students at Independence Community College.   

Scholarship are a form of aid that help students pay for their education.  Unlike loans, they do not have to be repaid.  Scholarships recognize superior leadership, academic achievement, and community service.
The ICC Foundation will work with you to set up the type of scholarship that meets your needs.

Annual Scholarships

An Annual Scholarship is awarded every year and used during that year.  Annual scholarships are renewed on a yearly basis and may be given as a memorial, a designated club's donation, a business donation, or in any person's or family's name.  This scholarship may be given one or both semesters during the school year.

Endowment Scholarships

An Endowment Scholarship is established through the donation of a sizeable amount of money so that the actual scholarship itself comes from the interest money generated by the principal amount.  This type of scholarship is established so that it will be a permanent memorial to the donor.  It may be set up as a family scholarship, in a person's name, as a memorial, or in numerous other ways.  It may be given one or both semesters during the school year.

Scholarship are a form of aid that help students pay for their education.  Unlike loans, they do not have to be repaid.  Scholarships recognize superior leadership, academic achievement, and community service.
The ICC Foundation will work with you to set up the type of scholarship that meets your needs.

Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to new and continuing students based on academic excellence, leadership, intended major of study, service, talent, financial need, and any criteria required by the scholarship donor. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. The scholarship applicant is responsible for completing forms and providing a valid letter of recommendation for scholarship consideration.

Annual Giving

While endowments and planned gifts guarantee future funding sources for the ICC Foundation, annual giving ensures direct financial support for ICC Foundation scholarships and projects.  Donors who recognize this need provide immediate encouragement for current ICC students, faculty, and staff.

Annual gifts can be directed to any campus project, department or area to reflect your interest. Personalize your gift by calling the ICC Foundation and explore your opportunities to give.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can be revocable such as a charitable bequest in your will or they can be irrevocable such as an outright gift so that you benefit from an immediate income tax deduction.

Corporate Matching

Many companies nationwide have matching gift programs that will match their employee's and retiree's contributions.

Donors who wish to endow scholarships or other gifts can do so at a significantly lower cost with their employer's assistance. 

By completing just a few quick steps, donors can double or triple their gift to maker a greater impact at ICC.

  • Contact your company's human resource department.
  • Complete your company's matching gift form.
  • Send the form and your gift to the ICC Foundation.