​​​​​The following are scholarship opportunities for DMACC WET students.


  • DMACC Water and Wastewater Scholarship Fund

    Deadline:  Ongoing
    A $1000 scholarship is provided to all incoming Water Environmental Technology students at DMACC, awarded when the student successfully starts in the program.  This scholarship is the result of the generous donations made to the DMACC Foundation from several industry groups that support the program.  Funds are raised at an annual Shrimp & Bingo fundraising event.  The scholarship is renewable for a 2nd year to students in good standing in the program.


  • Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship

    Deadline:  July 1, 2023
    The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship covers any tuition gaps not covered by other federal and state grants/scholarships for eligible Iowa residents enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs at DMACC; the DMACC Water/Wastewater Diplomas and the AAS degree are on this list. This first-of-its-kind financial assistance program offers an affordable pathway into many exciting and growing careers. Iowa employers are hiring graduates with these skills. To be eligible for this program you must meet the qualifications below AND file your FAFSA before the deadline. Make sure to include DMACC's School Code 004​​589. More information about the scholarship can be found here.


  • DMACC Foundation Scholarships

    Deadline for 2023-24: March 1, 2023 – 1st cycle, July 15, 2023 – 2nd cycle.
    The DMACC Foundation is accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. ​Awards vary from $250 - $1,500 per semester for part-time and full-time students in good standing. These awards are made possible by generous donations from DMACC Board members, DMACC faculty and staff, area businesses, service organizations and many other friends of DMACC. Click here for more information about eligibility, application process, awards and disbursement.  


  • PeopleService, Inc. Alan Meyer Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: 2023 deadline is March ​31, 2023
    This new scholarship program awards up to $6,000 ($1,500 per semester) to students enrolled in the DMACC Water Environmental Tech AAS program. Applicants will be connected to PeopleService, Inc.(a Water/Wastewater operator management firm with service to clients in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Missouri) for their internship while in school and agree to 2 years employment upon graduation. See  for the application and details.  Be sure to click on “More information” on their scholarship page to see selection criteria and scholarship details.   


  • Iowa Rural Water Association Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6th, 2023

    This scholarship is open to the Iowa Rural Water Associations members’ children under 26 years of age ​to assist them in their pursuit of higher education and a potential career in the water and/or wastewater industry. The IRWA scholarship program is designed to help defray the costs of tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship will be based upon the number of applicants and amount of funds in the trust for the school year. More information about the scholarship.


  • 2023 Iowa Elks Vocational Grant

    Deadline: March 6, 2023

    The Iowa State Elks Association is pleased to offer twenty (20) $1,500.00 Vocational Grants to individuals pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/educational program. These grants are open to current high school seniors or any non-traditional student pursuing such a program at an accredited school. These grants are NOT intended for students pursuing a 4-year course of study. See for more details and the application. Students turn in their application to their local lodge by the deadline. Click “LODGES” in the blue banner at the top of the link to find information on their local lodge.​​


  • 2023 Collins Community Credit Union Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Early deadline of March 17 for a chance to win $5,000)

    Collins Community Credit Union is pleased to offer three $2,500 scholarships for student members who demonstrate financial responsibility and academic excellence. 1) Incoming First-Year Student, 2) Undergraduate Scholarship, and 3) Technical/Trade Scholarship. See for more details and the application.​​

  • Utility-Focused Scholarship​

    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    4 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to students who reside in a city that is a verified customer of an IAMU member. If you are unsure whether your local area is an IAMU member, contact your city hall. Applicants must be a high school graduate, attending an Iowa post-high school program in fall of 2023 with preference given to applicants entering a utility-related trades program leading to careers in difficult to fill utility careers such as electrical utility, water treatment, or distribution operator. More information about the scholarship and how to apply here:

  • ​Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship

    Deadline: Not Anounced. See link​​.
    Applicants must be an honorably discharged veteran of US military, or the spouse of a disabled veteran, and enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Total award is determined after military benefits and other grants/scholarships are calculated, and renewable. To be used for educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and transportation. To learn more and apply, visit:​ 

  • ​Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

    No Dead​line - grants are awarded ​​on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted

    Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled fulltime in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school (rent, utilities, medical, auto repair, transportation, childcare). Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $1,000 based on the cost of the emergency need. To learn more and apply, visit: ​


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  • Private Scholarships

    Federal and state awards aren’t the only sources of free financial aid for students. Other places to look:
    • Corporations: Some offer scholarships to children of employees.
    • School networks: Check with your high school counselor for graduating students or check with the area alumni association of your school or parent connections.
    • Community organizations: Many local groups sponsor scholarships. Check with your city or community center for a list of nonprofit and government groups.
    • Financial Institutions: Credit unions and banks may offer scholarships and also can be a source for responsible financial management education.
    • Religious organizations: Your place of worship might offer scholarships. If not, it might partner with other organizations.

Two websites that we recommend are College Greenlight and BigFuture.
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