For a limited time, select residents of western Iowa, who have graduated from Southwestern Community College, are eligible for $1,000 scholarships to enroll in distance education programs at one of Iowa's three state universities.

To be eligible, people must reside in areas served by Southwestern, Iowa Western, Northwest Iowa, or Western Iowa Tech Community College; have completed an associate's degree; and be admitted to a distance education program at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, or the University of Northern Iowa. All three universities have four-year degree programs that can be completed without leaving home. Applications are available for the upcoming spring semester on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, potential students should contact Deb Pantini at 641.782.1458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional contact information is available on the Western Iowa Regents Resource Center's website - wirrc.org/contact-us.