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Ivy Tech Scholarships

There’s nothing better than getting something for free – especially when it’s money. Scholarships give you the ability to earn free money for college, in other words, it doesn’t have to be repaid. With Ivy Tech Community College’s already affordable tuition, you are guaranteed to get the best deal for your education. Scholarships are based on a number of things, including financial need, academic performance or even both!

Ready to get started? Here are a few things you need to know: 

  •  To qualify for scholarships you must first be enrolled at Ivy Tech. Get started at
  •  Financial need is a criterion for most scholarships. Be sure to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying for scholarships. The FAFSA will also qualify you for federal aid as well - giving you a greater opportunity to receive aid.
  • You should also complete a scholarship application, which is available on MyIvy. Just log in to MyIvy and click on "Billing and Financial Aid" under the student dashboard. 
  •  Keep in mind that you only have to complete one scholarship application for each academic year to be eligible for most Ivy Tech scholarships.
  •  Ivy Tech offers hundreds of scholarships worth over $8 million. There are options for every type of student, and all you have to do is complete one scholarship application!

Scholarships are often offered at campus or community levels. Ivy Tech scholarships are typically awarded close to the beginning of each semester.  Students can see if they received an Ivy Tech scholarship by logging in to MyIvy and viewing their financial aid awards.

Prior to applying for scholarships you must have completed an Ivy Tech application.

Once your application is complete, follow these steps to apply:

  1. Log in to MyIvy
  2. Click on the Tools & Resources tab
  3. Click the Apply for Scholarships link

Scholarship Video Resources

Below is a list of scholarships offered statewide and at specific Ivy Tech campuses:


Select the location nearest you for local scholarships available or see what scholarships are available statewide.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Discover even more ways to save on your education at Ivy Tech through a variety of external scholarship options. Review the scholarships listed below for potential opportunities you can apply for.

MASFAA Access Scholarship Application

The MASFAA Access Scholarship seeks to support students facing barriers to their financial, academic, and social success. In 2022, MASFAA will provide a one-time $500 scholarship to offer financial support towards a student’s tuition, fees, books and supplies, housing, and transportation costs.

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All students (certificate, associate, undergraduate, graduate, or professional) from the MASFAA region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, or Wisconsin) are welcome to apply.

The deadline to apply is September 15, 2022. 

Applications will be scored based on the following criteria:

1. Application Completion

  • Application is fully completed (no blanks).
  • Instructions were followed (kept within word count limit).
  • Application was proofed for grammar and spelling errors.

2. Access Essay

  • Thoughtfully describes a personal experience with adversity.
  • Shares detailed strategies to overcome the obstacle.
  • Discusses the impact the experience has had on self.

3. Education and Career Goals

  • Thoughtfully describes future goals and their importance to you.
  • Description demonstrates your character, strengths, and educational goals.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The recipient of the MASFAA Scholarship will be announced mid-October.

SkillPointe Foundation 

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Since 2021, the SkillPointe Foundation has raised more than $1M to help aspiring workers afford the training they need to build rewarding careers in high-demand industries.

Awards multiple $1,000 scholarships every month for individuals pursuing technical/vocational training in construction, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and other fields.


  • 17 years of age or older.
  • Any ethnicity and educational background. 
  • U.S. citizens or legal residents, whose course of study or training program includes technical school, vocational school, or community college, are encouraged to apply.
  • Individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential, or 2-year degree. 

Online application includes two essays of up to 250 words

  • Why and how you chose this particular career path
  • How will this training help you achieve your career goal

Deadline last day of every month. Winners will be notified approximately 6 weeks from entry.

Home Depot Foundation in partnership with SkillPointe Foundation

Path to Pro Scholarship  - $2,000

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The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program.

We want to help create the next generation of skilled trade leaders by providing scholarships to further your education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.
  • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States.
  • Not be an employee or dependent of an employee of the The Home Depot. 
  • Focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management

Application Deadlines  - Quarterly 

Remaining deadlines: 

  • September 30, 2022
  • December 31, 2022

Online application includes two essays of up to 250 words

  • Your background and why you are planning a career in skilled trades
  • How education and scholarship will help you achieve your career goals

The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship

In partnership with Skillpointe and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

Awards 50 scholarships of $2,000

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In honor of retired longtime CEO Tom Donohue and his commitment to workforce development. Scholarship program supports skills training that will empower more Americans to get ahead in their careers and build better lives.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals across the United States who are pursuing high-demand careers that don’t require a four-year degree.   
  • Individuals of all backgrounds pursuing vocational training in industries such as construction, communications, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, public service, technology, and transportation.  

Online application includes two essays of up to 250 words

  • Why and how you chose this particular career path
  • How will this training help you achieve your career goal

Deadline - September 30, 2022