Employer Innovation Fund and Last-Dollar Scholarship Applications Due Today

August 1, 2019

Today is the deadline for submitting applications for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship and Employer Innovation Fund. ABI strongly advocated for them, and the Legislature allocated just over $13 million for the Last-Dollar Scholarship and $1.2 million for the Employer Innovation Fund during the 2019 legislative session. The Last-Dollar Scholarship is available for Iowans who are new high school graduates starting college full-time or adult learners starting college at least part-time, have applied for all other available aid and plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job. The Employer Innovation Fund allows employers to apply for matching funds through Iowa Workforce Development to promote credit and non-credit education and training opportunities in high-demand jobs via innovative methods. Click on the links above for more information and application materials.