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One Easy Application

Kirkwood’s scholarship program provides support for students at all academic and financial levels, and for all credit programs. Kirkwood uses a scholarship-matching tool to connect Kirkwood Eagles to hundreds of internal and external scholarship opportunities! Best of all, Kirkwood students only need to complete one easy application to be considered for the hundreds of internal scholarships offered through the Kirkwood Foundation.

The application for Kirkwood scholarships is now closed for the 2022-23 academic year. Students can still apply for external scholarships, or check back after Oct. 1 to start a scholarship application for the 2023-24 academic year.

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At Kirkwood, we make applying for scholarships easy!

Just follow the four simple steps to be considered for your part of the more than $3 million we award to students each year.

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Get your questions about scholarships, the application process, and eligibility answered fast!

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October 1:

  • Application for Kirkwood Scholarships opens
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete online

March 15:

  • First application deadline for Kirkwood Scholarships

July 15:

  • Second application deadline for Kirkwood Scholarships

Writing Thank-You Letters

Once you're notified that you've received a scholarship, it's important to write the donor a thank you note to show your appreciation.

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Shelby Woods

“I get to be close to home and have one-on-one time with my teacher because of the smaller classes – and I'm going for free thanks to the scholarship opportunities available!”

Shelby Woods,
Robins, Iowa


Kirkwood Foundation