Pottawattamie Promise is an initiative of the Iowa West Foundation in a unique partnership between Iowa Western Community College, AKSARBEN Foundation and Peter Kiewit Foundation to provide education beyond high school. The Pottawattamie Promise scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books for two years. (Housing costs are no longer covered by the scholarship; exceptions may be made for students facing extenuating circumstances). In addition, participants of the program will receive individual support and guidance while at Iowa Western to ensure successful degree completion.
Students are invited to apply for Pottawattamie Promise who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, are on track to graduate, have successfully completed the math track needed (Integrated 2A/B), demonstrate financial need, and are interested in completing a two-year degree program or postsecondary certificate at Iowa Western Community College