SCC Scholarships

mankato Campus PhotoScholarships provide free money you don't have to pay back!

The Foundations on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses of SCC annually award over $300,000 dollars in scholarships! Funds for these scholarships are raised in a variety of ways including community-wide fund drives, faculty, staff, and alumni contributions, earnings on endowed funds, grants, and special fundraising events.

Foundation volunteers work hard each year to raise funds for these scholarships, and we have had overwhelming support from the businesses and individuals in Mankato, Faribault and the surrounding communities. Supporters of the Foundations want to help SCC students succeed at achieving their goals!

$50,000 in Scholarships Awarded at Signing Day on February 15!

signing day photoAs part of Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day, new students choosing a technical program at South Central College will have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 - $2,500 scholarship from SCC’s Foundations and the Minnesota Workforce Development Sponsorship Pilot. To be eligible for these special scholarships, submit your 2018-19 Scholarships online by February 1, 2018. And you’ll also be eligible for additional scholarships that are awarded each fall by the South Central college’s Foundations!



2018-19 Scholarships Application
Apply for 2018-19 Scholarships online now!  Scholarship funds will be disbursed at the start of Fall Semester, 2018.

Variety of Criteria - It's Likely YOU qualify
There are many types of scholarships available, and you don’t have to be a straight-A student to qualify for an award. Depending on the award, criteria may include program area, work experience, academic achievement, community involvement, activities, financial need, etc. Awards range from $100 to full tuition, and all SCC students are eligible to apply!


Machining Scholarship for Spring Semester 2018
Opportunities for high wage machining jobs throughout the region!  Learn what you need to know to start out or advance in this rewarding field. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available for Machining students starting Spring Semester - Apply by January 4, 2018 by completing the pdf2018 Machining Scholarship Application Form.

Welding Scholarship for Spring Semester 2018
You can earn your welding certificate in as little as one semester.  Scholarships of up to $500 are available for Welding students starting Spring Semester on our Faribault Campus - Apply by January 4, 2018 by completing the 2018 Welding Scholarship Application Form.   

Presidential Scholarships
Presidential Scholarships are a full-tuition scholarship available to high school seniors admitted as full-time SCC students for the Fall semester. To qualify for this award, students must possess a GPA of 3.75 or above and exhibit leadership skills and community involvement. This is just one example, and there are hundreds of other scholarships available based on many different criteria. Students who complete the scholarship application will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

View Scholarship Award Photographs from previous years.