2016-2017 ICC Foundation Scholarship Application

The deadline for submission is March 4, 2016 at 3:30pm.

Please thoroughly read all instructions.

Please complete the following application and submit only once. Be sure to read the list of scholarships available; some have very specific requirements, and it is up to the applicant to know what additional materials each scholarship may require. ALL additional materials (high school and/or college transcripts, etc.) must be received in the Foundation Office in the Administration Building by 3:30 PM on March 4, 2016.  Be sure you are completely ready to submit your application; once you start this process you cannot save and come back later to finish. Scholarships are awarded and paid out to Itasca Community College students who are enrolled in and working on an Itasca Community College degree/diploma/certificate.  Scholarships cannot be transferred to any other college/university.

PERSONAL INFORMATION- must be current information for 2016 Spring Semester.


Some scholarships require the following information.


Some scholarships are based on financial need and require a 2016-2017 FAFSA to determine eligibility. ICC must have electronically received your FAFSA by March 4, 2016 to be considered for need-based scholarships. Submit your FAFSA as early as possible to avoid significant transmission delays.





Some scholarships have specific eligibility criteria which students must meet to receive the award.  Answers to the following questions will help determine eligibility for specific scholarships.


All applicants are required to answer the essay question listed below in 400 - 500 words (essays will be cut off at 500 words).  DO NOT USE YOUR NAME ANYWHERE IN YOUR ESSAY.

What do you consider to be the single most important societal problem? Why? How would you solve it?

You are competing with other applicants to earn an ICC Foundation Scholarship. Your essay will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Thinking Level – Have you completely answered the question being asked, organized your thoughts, applied your own knowledge, made a judgment, formed an opinion, created new thoughts or ideas?
• Quantitative Level -- Have you made personal connections, provided details, clarified beliefs, supported your statements, shown depth?
• Mechanics of Writing – Have you demonstrated correct spelling, sentence structure, language usage and punctuation?

PLEASE NOTE:To increase application success, the ICC Foundation strongly encourages applicants to seek assistance in essay development and composition with the Itasca Community College Writing Center. Please contact Cole Perry at 218-322-2454 or via email at writingcenter@itascacc.edu, or come to the ICC library to make an appointment.


I understand my scholarship application and all documents required are due on or before 3:30 PM on March 4, 2016. at the address or fax listed below.

I understand it is my responsibility to submit additional materials.  This includes, but is not limited to, high school and college transcripts, and FAFSA documents.  It is my responsibility to know what is required and clearly mark these documents with my name when submitting them.

I have completed the goal statement, the list of extracurricular activities, and the required essay.

I understand that if I have questions about the application or requirements, I can ask staff in the Foundation Office located in the Administration Building for clarification or call 218-322-2451.

I understand that late applications are never considered for scholarships.

I understand that any required field left blank in the application may be reason for disqualification. 

I understand that if I am awarded a scholarship, the Itasca Community College Foundation will use information from my application and essays to inform the donor about me, my program, activities, and goals. 

I understand that if I am awarded an ICC Foundation Scholarship, I am required to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) and send a copy to the ICC Foundation within one month of receiving my scholarship award letter.  If I fail to comply with this requirement, the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.  

I understand the ICC Foundation reserves the right to modify any award amount, award number, or other criteria at any time due to legal, fund, or market conditions.

I understand if I would like a copy of my application, it is my responsibility to make my own copy before submission. After submission, this document becomes the property of the ICC Foundation.

I understand that by submitting my application, I am giving ICC and the ICC Foundation permission to share my application information with members of the selection committee and /or scholarship donors.  This includes any data and FAFSA information necessary for the selection process.

I understand that I will be contacted through ICC's preferred method of correspondance, which is email, and I have supplied an email address that is valid. Check junk mail.

I have read and accept to the "Statements of Understanding" listed above.

Any additional materials can be submitted by fax, in person, or by mail.

FAX:            218-322-2466
In Person:    ICC Foundation Office, Administration Building, 1851 E Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Mail:            ICC Foundation, 1851 E Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN   55744

Once you click on the 'SUBMIT' button you will no longer have access to this application. Please be sure all fields are accurately completed.