Wallace Community College has a limited number of institutional scholarships that are awarded primarily to students who excel academically, exhibit outstanding leadership skills, or possess talent in the area of music or the arts. Institutional scholarships are tuition and fee waivers that cover 100% of in-state tuition and mandatory fees, unless otherwise indicated. Scholarships are awarded for a one-year period. If conditions are met, a scholarship may be renewed for one and one-half times the length of the program in which the student originally enrolls not to exceed 82 semester credit hours total. (Some exceptions apply.) All students interested in applying for an institutional scholarship are strongly encouraged to complete an Application for Admission to the College and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship application is now online and may be accessed on the Wallace website at during the application period.

Academic—These scholarships are based on academic achievement. Eligible students must meet all high school graduation requirements and have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Allied Health and Nursing—These scholarships are based on academic achievement for students enrolling in allied health and nursing programs. Eligible students must have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Athletic—The College awards athletic scholarships for men’s baseball and women’s softball. Tuition is provided for one year and may be renewed for another year at the discretion of the athletic director and coach. Fees for each term of scholarship support are waived. Students receiving athletic scholarships must participate in and be declared eligible for the sport under which they signed the scholarship agreement. Interested students should contact the College Athletic Director.

Leadership Development Program—These scholarships are awarded to further the development of students’ leadership philosophies through service learning opportunities and serving as official hosts/hostesses of the College. Eligible incoming students must have a 3.0 grade point average and maintain a 3.0 grade point average thereafter.

Fine Arts—These scholarships are awarded to talented students for participation in The Wallace Sound as well as in art and drama. Eligible students must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Senior Citizens Waivers—Students aged 60 or over may enroll in credit courses, tuition free, at Wallace Community College if space is available. Fees and other costs, including books, are paid by the senior adult student. Senior citizens granted a tuition waiver under the Senior Adult Scholarship program may receive such waiver only one time per course.

Technical—These scholarships are based on academic achievement in technical and general education courses as well as recommendations from high school teachers and counselors. Eligible students must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Other—Wallace Community College also offers a number of privately funded scholarships through external agencies and the two College Foundations. These scholarships may have specific requirements beyond those established by the College. Consideration is given to students who meet the requirements set forth in the respective scholarship guidelines. For information about these scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. Information may also be obtained from the College Web site at