EWI® of Des Moines participates in the Adult Students In Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide assistance to adults (male and female) in the community who are in transitional situations or who are in need of financial aid in order to further their education. The recipients may select the career path of choice. The criteria to be used to pre-screen the candidates will include financial need, head of household with children, and/or at-risk adult. This scholarship is not intended for recent high school graduates who are starting college in the traditional timeframe. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Utilize personal assessment and/or re-entry programs available through colleges, community agencies, service groups, or career professionals
    • Clearly define career goals and objectives
    • Specify the education requirements to attain above goals and objectives
    • Provide most recent tax return
    • Applicant must be residing in the boundaries of an EWI Chapter. For EWI of Des Moines the boundaries are:

      Adair, Appanoose, Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshal, Monroe, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne, and Webster Counties.  

    The scholarship opens for applications in the first quarter of the year with a deadline in late March. If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying, please direct them to this website for more information.

    Information about the application process can be found here.  All applications must be completed online using the website.The application website address is