For Counselors

Application Packet

Each applicant must complete a single Application Packet, which will be used for consideration of all scholarships that are indicated on the List of Scholarships.

Each Application Packet Must Include the Following:

  • High School Transcript (to be mailed to the address below)
  • Completed Scholarship Application (completed online)
  • Essay (completed online if required)


The online SWIEF application deadline is March 15 each year.  Counselors or applicants should mail or deliver transcripts and support materials, in one package so that the Foundation physically receives them on or before March 22 each year. Application packets received after this date, regardless of post mark or delivery date, will not be considered.

Please send completed Application Packets to:

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation

c/o Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51503


Award Notification

Scholarships will be awarded and candidates notified by April 10 of each year. Notification will be sent via letter. Only successful candidates will be notified. Scholarship recipients, as well as their families and counselors, will be invited to attend a Scholarship Awards Reception and Coffee in May of each year, whereby all Scholarship Award donors, recipients, and their counselors will be recognized.

The 2019 Scholarship Award Reception and Coffee is scheduled for May 1, 2019 at 7:30 A.M at the New Horizon Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Thank you for your help in reaching the students in your school. We hope to continue our growth and to offer more scholarships each year for the students of Southwest Iowa.