Supporting the DMACC & SWCC Foundations

Supporting the local community by helping local students pursue careers and technical education degrees with scholarships through

Supporting the Local community

Proceeds from the JunctionTown Showdown will benefit the local community by helping local students pursue careers and technical education degrees with scholarships through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation and the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation.

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Des Moines Area Community College Foundation

The DMACC Foundation scholarships reflect DMACC’s continued commitment to offering the lowest tuition and fees of any college or university in Iowa. DMACC is also the largest undergraduate institution in Iowa, serving nearly 60,000 students across the College’s six campuses and seven learning centers each year.

Students can use DMACC Foundation scholarships toward tuition, books, fees, and other college-related expenses, but it depends on the scholarship they earn.

Anyone planning to attend DMACC this fall should apply for a DMACC Foundation scholarship now through July 15. Learn more.

Hundreds of scholarships are available for qualified students, with award amounts ranging from $500 to thousands of dollars per student for the entire 2023-24 academic year.​

“Our donors have been very generous and want to support our students in eliminating the financial barriers for them to earn a degree, diploma or certificate from DMACC,” said Tara Connolly, DMACC Foundation Executive Director. “This year, we’re allocating a record $2.2 million in scholarships, and we’re eager to award this money to DMACC students.”

DMACC by the Numbers:

  • 98% of grads are employed or continuing education
  • 18 average class size
  • 12 campuses & learning centers
  • 200 degrees, diplomas, certificates
  • 355 scholarships
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Southwestern Community College Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to providing services and assistance to students, faculty & staff, alumni, and the community.

Hard work and generosity from individuals assists in ensuring the success of the foundation and the advancement of Southwestern Community College.

If you have questions regarding the Education Foundation, please contact SWCC’s Education Foundation office at 641.782.7081, ext. 453, or 641.782.1453.

For students whose goal is a rewarding career – without a lot of debt – this is the right place! Whether students choose a nine-month certificate program, a one-year diploma, or a two-year degree or decide to transfer to a four-year college or university, SWCC is the place to go!

At Southwestern Community College, students get the education they need to get the job they want faster and for less money than at other schools.

Career & Technical Education Programs

The Career & Technical Education programs available at Southwestern are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Information Technology
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Agricultural Programs (Ag Business, Livestock Production, Crop Production)
  • Auto Collision Repair/Refinish
  • Automotive Repair Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Carpentry & Building Trades
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Technology Systems Networking
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education (LPN and RN)
  • Welding Technology

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

For Questions regarding the JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show & Tractor Pull, contact:

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Jesse Giza
(641)​ 344-3072

Keaton Giza
(641) 202-6332

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