$10,000 in Scholarships Available for Adult Students

DES MOINES, IA (02/22/2021) (readMedia)-- EWI of Des Moines offers the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program in the central Iowa area. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to adult students in a non-traditional or transitional educational situation. EWI believes that the ASIST Program will positively impact the personal life, employment, family and community of the applicant.

Scholarship Awards:

EWI Des Moines has $10,000 available to award in scholarships in 2021. Amounts will vary based on the number of applicants and their respective need. Historically, awards have been in the $1000 - $3000 range. Awards can be used for the recipient's tuition and related expenses, which can include books and mandatory fees. Not included are items such as rent, utility payments, travel expense, childcare expense or repayment of existing loans.

Who Can Apply:

ASIST is available to adults (18 years of age or older) facing economic, social or physical challenges who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities. This would include individuals who are past high school age who are entering an accredited college, university or trade school for the first time; non-traditional students already enrolled in an accredited program, an individual seeking training due to changes in the workplace or who are otherwise not a traditional college/trade school student recently finished with high school. Selection criteria include financial need; socially, physically and/or economically disadvantaged adults; displaced homemakers; and heads of household with small children or dependent adults.

Applicants for the EWI Des Moines scholarship must reside in one of the following counties: Adair, Appanoose, Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne or Webster.

To apply, applicants must be able to:

• Clearly define their career goals and objectives.

• Specify the educational requirements needed to attain the above goals and objectives.

• Utilize re-entry programs or personal assessment programs available through colleges, universities, community agencies, service groups or career professionals.

• Demonstrate financial need.

Application Process:

Applications are completed online through Kaleidoscope.com. No paper applications will be accepted.

Access is available at https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/asist. A link can also be found on the EWI Des Moines website at https://ewidsm.org under the Community/Scholarship section.

The application deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.


Please contact Robin Taylor, EWI Des Moines Scholarship Committee Chair if you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process.

Robin Taylor