Accessible education is the cornerstone of the Kirkwood mission. Yet increasing costs, combined with uncertain support from state and federal programs, jeopardize many students' opportunities. A scholarship is more than financial aid - it may determine whether a student can attend college.
Some Kirkwood scholarships are based on academic excellence, while many are based on factors such as financial need, community involvement, leadership, program or major, or other requirements. A scholarship committee composed of Kirkwood faculty and staff, representing multiple areas of the college, screens the applications. For specific scholarships, academic department scholarship committees choose recipients.
Student Support Programs
Assists a variety of students with programs such as Project START, County Center scholarships, International scholarships, and Returning Adult scholarships.
Area of Greatest Need
A student may face an unexpected financial emergency that would interrupt or end his or her pursuit of a college education. With input from faculty, staff, and administration, the Foundation uses this fund to respond to unpredictable financial needs and keep our students moving forward in their education.