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Applications MUST be completed by the applicant. Under no circumstances can parents, teachers or counselors complete a scholarship application for a student, nor should they. This is the first step in High School students learning to be independent and responsible as they transition to college. No scholarship or applicant information will be discussed with or released to anyone other than the applicant for most scholarship applications.


Fighting Injustice Scholarship

Finz & Finz, P.C. is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of the clients that it so proudly represents. The next generation of lawyers stands at the threshold of a new world that will be built with innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. Accordingly, we want to hear from you – current and prospective law students – to spotlight the fight against injustice and uplift those who face unfair disadvantages.

To encourage students to share their ideas for fighting injustice – and to help secure the education and tools needed to bring about a better future – we are launching a scholarship fund, awarding $1,750 in scholarships to three winners. The scholarships will be awarded as follows:

First Place – $1000

Second Place – $500

Third Place – $250

Our selection committee will determine the winners of each scholarship by judging an essay written by you that addresses the following question:

How have the events of 2020 impacted the fight against injustice
and uplifted those who face unfair disadvantages?

Who can enter?

The scholarship fund competition is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students who attend or plan to attend law school. The competition is limited to residents of the United States. Applicants who are 17 years old or younger must provide parental consent to enter.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020

Selections announced: December 29, 2020

application here

Iowa Newspaper Foundation

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to champion the quality and future of Iowa’s newspaper enterprises and the communities they serve. One avenue by which we fulfill that mission is providing scholarships to students pursuing college degrees leading to careers in the newspaper industry. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need. Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) again has college scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career. Historically, the INF awards approximately 10 scholarships totaling more than $8,000 and anticipates awarding at least as much in 2021.

Click here to view the scholarships available for 2021-2022 that are outlined . Please pass along this information to any of your students who are interested in a newspaper career.

The application process is entirely online this year and can be completed by visiting the scholarship application link on the homepage of www.INAnews.com.

Click here to apply

Deadline: February 12, 2021

Horatio Alger Association (National)

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Click Here for more information and to apply

Deadline: October 26, 2020

Horatio Alger Association (State)

Scholarships valued at $10,000 each

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and their funders, please click here.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Click Here for more information and to apply

Deadline: October 26, 2020

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open!

Click here to apply

Deadline: October 31, 2020 @ 5pm CST

The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.  In addition to the monetary award, Cook scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cook Foundation College Scholarship Program application is can only be accessed through the Common App

Click here for more information

Click here to apply through the common app

Deadline: October 30, 2020

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply.

Applications for the 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 5, 2021. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.

You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.

The PeopleService $6,000 ALAN MEYER MEMORIAL Scholarship

  • Earn an associate’s degree from an accredited college.
    • $3,000 per year for a total of $6,000!
  • Earn a 1-year diploma from an accredited college.
    • $3,000 total scholarship.

You will:

  • Work with a team of professionals in the industry.
  • Become certified in water and wastewater.
  • Gain first access to job openings.

Who Are We?

PeopleService, Inc. provides water/wastewater contract operations to small-medium sized municipalities and industries throughout the Midwest states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.  We have 180 water/wastewater professionals responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of over 190 contracts.

What Is A Water/Wastewater Professional?

No two days are alike as a water/wastewater operator – it can challenge you one day and the next can be smooth sailing. As an operator you are responsible for maintaining a variety of equipment and instruments used to sample and measure water quality – such as various valves and pumps; performing lab analyses; reading, interpreting and adjusting meters and gauges to ensure plant equipment is operating efficiently.  In addition, they are responsible for repairing and maintaining the water distribution and sewer collection pipes and pumping facilities throughout the municipality to ensure water is flowing in and out of homes.

This  is a long-term career choice because people need water to survive and it takes a lot of work to get water from natural resources – reservoirs, streams and groundwater – into people’s taps. It is an equally complicated process to convert wastewater that comes from drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.

Scholarship

The demand for certified, skilled water/wastewater operators is high due to the retirement of seasoned certified operators everywhere.  PeopleService is committed to bringing awareness to the water/wastewater industry as a rewarding and long-term career for individuals who enjoy math, science, technology, and helping protect the environment and community’s health.  Therefore, we have established a $3,000 per year scholarship program where these individuals can earn an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and upon graduation have a job.  Candidates interested in applying the for the scholarship can go to PEOPLESERVICE/GrowWithUs.

Clean drinking water and improved sanitation were named a Top Health Advancement That Changed The World.

Every community in America needs clean and safe water and wastewater to keep people and the environment safe and thriving. And, they need smart, passionate people to run these water and wastewater systems.

Here’s where you come in. In short, we want you!

  • If you want to work in a profession that helps protect health and the environment, we want to talk with you.
  • If you like math, science and technology, and applying what you know to the real world, this career path is perfect for you.
  • If you want to learn from the best who are great mentors, we’ve got you!

Just think: You will do your part to keep drinking water safe and clean. And, you’ll do your part to assure that water returned to the land, lakes and streams is safe and clean for the environment.

Information and application available HERE

Application deadline:  March 16, 2021

Pleased to support the Water Environment Technologies degree program at these community colleges:

  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Vermilion Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College

RMV Lawyer Driving Safety Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00

Scholarship Eligibility

  • All applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Application Details

Considering the statistics covering young driver car accidents, craft a 500-1,000-word essay answering the following questions:

  • Why are young people so adversely affected?
  • Despite the efforts in raising awareness among young people on driving safety, what are the reasons that driving accidents remain so high within this demographic?
  • How can those educating young people on driving safety better connect with their audience?

Submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note: if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.

Please upload your work via this form.

All applications must be submitted by January 1, 2021. The winner will be contacted via email or phone number.

Winner Selection

  • The winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from RMV lawyer.
  • The scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.
  • Questions about our scholarship can be directed to: RMVlawyerscholarship@gmail.com.
  • The scholarship funds provided by RMV Lawyer will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses.

Applicant Information Safety

  • No applicants will be contacted regarding anything other than their application.
  • All information relating to applicants is destroyed as soon as a winner is paid.
  • Applicants’ emails will not be used for any marketing purposes.
  • RMV lawyer and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • Applicants will not be asked to provide any sensitive information for their application or to claim their award if they are to win the scholarship.
  • There is no fee to apply to this scholarship or for the winning applicant to claim their award.
  • Applicants retain all rights to their work submitted.

Terms & Conditions

  • All submitted essay material must be the original work of the applicant.
  • Only one submission may be entered per student, per year.
  • Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
  • All scholarships are non-renewable.
  • By submitting an application to our scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.

Click HERE for more information

Iowa Women in Natural Resources

IWINR is sponsoring a non-gender-based scholarship opportunity for $500.00 for students planning or attending an Iowa university, college, or community college in the school year of 2020-2021. Minimum requirements and selection criteria are noted on the attached application form.
The applicant must be a senior in high school or already attending a university, college, or community college in Iowa.
Applications must be postmarked by November 20th and mailed to Lori Eberhard, IWINR Treasurer.
Iowa Women in Natural Resources (IWINR) encourages young adults to pursue careers in the natural resources fields, which include jobs in wildlife, fisheries, and environmental management; forest resources; non-game specialists; environmental education; conservation law enforcement; and various related fields.

Click here for more information

Mail Application to: 

Iowa Women in Natural Resources, ATTN: Lori Eberhard, 2659 Wyth Road, Waterloo, IA, 50701

Deadline: postmarked by November 20, 2020

Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

A state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

Eligible Students

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is available to:

NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or enroll in an eligible program part-time along with an approved work-based learning program for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

Eligible Schools

Eligible institutions are Iowa community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer qualified programs of study and that agree to provide student services (including orientation and academic and career advising) and to facilitate the assignment of a volunteer mentor if a student requests one.

Eligible Programs

Because this list is based on job demand, it might change from year to year. Students whose programs are removed from the list will still be eligible for the Last-Dollar Scholarship until they complete their credentials or leave school, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria.

Directory of eligible programs HERE

Required Application

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  FAFSA HERE

Important Dates

October 1: FAFSA will be available
August 1: FAFSA deadline for 2020-2021 School Year, 2021-2022 School Year Deadline to be determined

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998.

Pearson knew the meaning of hard work and recognized the rewards of commitment. He valued the relationships he had with his family, friends, neighbors and teammates. People who were fortunate enough to know Brian use words like integrity, honesty and courtesy to describe his life.The intent of the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship is to recognize three individuals every year: two outstanding athletes involved with the Iowa Games (one male and one female), and through that process, Brian Pearson.

One $1,000 scholarship annually will be awarded to one male and one female Iowan. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character.

Citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, perseverance and sportsmanship are just a few of the values on which this award is based.

Click here for more information

Click here for the application

Application Deadline:  April 5, 2021

 

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2021 scholarship year. Here are the details!

Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 15th. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2021.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

  • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Ames Lodge #1626 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.

Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.

For any questions, please contact me at trkelly2@aol.com or 515-291-4653.

Karla Kelly, Scholarship Chair – Ames Lodge #1626

FAFSA: Apply for Aid

  • The new 2021–22 FAFSA form will be available October 1! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage or download the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.

  • Customers who are using an Apple device (mobile and/or desktop) may encounter errors on some FAFSA fields if the “smart punctuation” feature is enabled. This feature changes apostrophes and quotation marks to invalid characters that the FAFSA form cannot recognize. Learn about solutions for this error.

Click Here to apply (available October 1, 2020)

Click here for information about Iowa specific scholarships and grants awarded through the FAFSA application

State Deadline: July 1, 2021

College Deadline: Check with each college individually (deadlines vary by school)

Federal Deadline: June 30, 2021 

Iowa State University Scholarships

With Iowa State University’s new OneApp scholarship portal, undergraduate students can submit scholarship applications in one system. The Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments, and other campus units (ex: Student Affairs Central Office, Program for Women in Science and Engineering, Student Accessibility Services, etc.) will use the information available in OneApp to select scholarship recipients.

OneApp will be open for the 21-22 year September 1, 2020. Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity, so we encourage students to log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met. Once submitted, students can still access and revise their applications until the scholarship close date. Scholarship selection committees will use the information available in the system (e.g., data from student records and/or information provided on the General Application, Conditional Application, and any Recommended Opportunities) as of when the committee begins their review of applications.

There will be some university scholarships not using OneApp to award 2021-22 scholarships. Go to the additional ISU scholarships page to view other scholarships available at Iowa State.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Applicants: You must set up your ISU Net-ID prior to completing OneApp.

If you have questions regarding scholarships, check out our FAQ page or email us at scholarships@iastate.edu.

Click Here for ISU Scholarships Website

Deadline: Multiple

University of Northern Iowa Scholarships

Some scholarships are awarded at the time of admissions. You will be notified of your selection for these awards by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. All other scholarships at UNI require the completion of the UNI Scholarship Application. The application is available leading into the students senior year of high school. Incoming students must apply to UNI before they are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Admissions Scholarships (for new students entering Fall 2021)

These scholarships are awarded at the time of admissions and do not require an application. Admissions scholarships can be stacked within the award. For example, a student could receive multiple Admissions Based Scholarships if they are eligible for each of them.

All scholarships require continuous, full-time enrollment for renewal, along with a college cumulative GPA of 2.5.

In-State Scholarships

RaiseMe

Begin earning scholarships at UNI throughout your high school career at any time! RaiseMe is an online platform and app that allows you to earn scholarship dollars based on your achievements throughout high school, such as getting good grades and being involved. Dollars can be awarded as scholarships throughout your academic career at UNI. Follow UNI and start earning today.

Click here for more information about UNI scholarships

Click here to apply

Raise Me

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student’s college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

“RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade…”

Over a million students – representing 2 out of 3 high schools in America – have signed up to earn ‘micro-scholarships’ from a diverse set of over 250 colleges and universities, including Northeastern, Colby, Penn State, Michigan State, Tulane and Rollins College. At RaiseMe, we’re focused every day on making sure every student has the opportunity to achieve their college ambitions and go as far as their skills and smarts will take them.

Click here for more information

Click here to sign up

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa’s scholarship information can be accessed HERE.

Discover Business – Business Majors Only

The following website contains multiple scholarships with multiple due dates.  If you are interested in pursuing a degree in the business field, feel free to check out these scholarship options.

Click here for website

Deadline:  Multiple deadlines

Multicultural Vision Program Application

Eligibility Criteria

To meet eligibility requirements for MVP, prospective students must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Iowa, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be admissible to Iowa State University
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission; or who have participated in a federally funded Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound program
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships

How To Apply for the MVP Scholarship:

  • Apply to Iowa State University
  • Submit the MVP Application by December 1, 2020.

Complete FAFSA by December 1, 2020 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

  • School code is 001869

Click here for website

Coca-Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open!

Learn more HERE

Apply HERE

Deadline: October 31st, 2020

Scholarships Past Due Date

Minnesota State University – Mankato: In State Tuition Scholarships

In State Tuition Scholarships (a value or $8,292 per year for IA residents) are awarded to all students in the top 15% of their graduating class OR those who possess a 3.80 or higher GPA, OR have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher.

Their new, first-year student scholarship process has changed.  Most of the scholarships will be awarded through RasieMe.  Students can find our opportunities HERE.

  • Students from 9-12th grades can enter their academic, extracurricular and family activities and track their earnings throughout high school.
  • The tool allows MNSU to reward behavior/activities that help students prepare for success in college.

October is College Knowledge Month!  The application fee will be waived for all students who apply to Minnesota State Mankato during the ENTIRE month of October!

Click Here for More Information and to apply to MNSU – Mankato

Click Here for scholarship application

Deadline: FAFSA opens October 1, 2019

 

DMACC Foundation Scholarships

Applicants are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible, however, a student may receive only one Foundation scholarship. Scholarship criteria vary. Some scholarships are for specific areas of study, students attending a specific campus, or for individuals with specific backgrounds or needs. The online application will determine your eligibility based on your questionnaire answers.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed DMACC Admissions Application must be on file -OR- must be enrolled as a current DMACC student.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for most recent coursework to semester start date.
  • Students who have completed less than 6 DMACC credits (to semester start date) will be instructed to upload or send a transcript (official, unofficial or scanned copy) from their most recent school, to be received in the DMACC Scholarship Office by the application deadline. Applicants with no recorded grade within the last 10 years will be exempt from this requirement.
  • Students on financial aid suspension are not eligible for a DMACC Foundation Scholarship.

Click Here for more information and to apply

Deadlines:

Foundation scholarships are awarded for the fall, spring, and summer terms.  The deadlines for the 2019-2020 academic year are:​​​​

  • ​​Spring 2020: November 1, 2019 @ 4 p.m. (CST) ​
  • Spring 2020 High​ School Graduates: March 6, 2020 @ 4 p.m. (CST): Only for Class of 2020 High School Seniors. High School Seniors can still apply AFTER 3/6/20, but will then be competing against all other current DMACC students. ​
  • Prairie Trail Scholarship: March ​​​3​1, 2020 at 4 p.m. (CST): Open ONLY to students OR dependents of homeowners living in the Prairie Trail Housing Development. ​
  • Summer 2020: April 3, 2020 @ 4 p.m.​ (CST)
  • Fall 2020: May 1, 2020 @ 4 p.m. (CST)

 

LifeServe Scholarship Program – Dollars for Donors

Looking for some extra cash for school expenses?

High school and college students can earn a $500 scholarship through our student scholarship program by organizing a blood drive!

• LifeServe will award a $500 scholarship to students who organize a successful blood drive during specified dates in summer months (Memorial Day – Labor Day) or winter months (December – January).

• To be eligible to win, students must recruit donors and act as the chairperson for the blood drive and meet a minimum of 40 registered donors at their blood drive.

Click Here for more information

Deadline: Blood drive must be scheduled for December or January

For a complete list of guidelines and additional details, please contact your Territory Representative at 800-287-4903 or visit lifeservebloodcenter.org.

Donor of Distinction Program

LifeServe Blood Center wants to honor high school students who demonstrate a commitment to saving lives! Become a Donor of Distinction by registering to donate blood three times before graduation. For those not eligible to donate, red cord honors are available to students who host a scholarship blood drive!

As a Donor of Distinction, you will receive the following:

  • Special honors cord to wear at graduation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Letter of accomplishment from LifeServe Blood Center President
  • Recognition in press release sent to local newspaper

In order to become a Donor of Distinction, you must register to donate blood five times with LifeServe Blood Center by May 1 of your senior year. To achieve this honor, you may have to donate at community blood drives in addition to school sponsored blood drives. Contact us to learn more! Call 800.287.4903

 

Mount Mercy University – Catherine McAuley Scholarship

The Catherine McAuley Scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years.  To be eligible, students simply need to:

  • Be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school.
  • Be admitted as a new freshmen to Mount Mercy.
    • Apply to Mount Mercy HERE. There is no application fee
  • Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year.
  • Participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus.
  • File the FAFSA* no later than June 30, 2020 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years) that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.

Students are automatically considered for the Catherine McAuley Scholarship upon admittance to Mount Mercy University.

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

Deadline:  Though there is no application deadline, we receive the majority of our applications by late winter/early spring.

 

Militaryscholar.org Scholarship for Service Search:

Find funding for your educational goals. You and your family’s service for our country qualifies you for unique funding opportunities. We’ll help you find the best matches for your educational goals.

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Iowa State Elks Vocational Grant Application

The Iowa State Elks Association is pleased to offer twenty (20) $1,500.00 Vocational Grants to individuals pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/educational program. These grants are open to current high school seniors or any non-traditional student pursuing such a program at an accredited school. These grants ARE NOT intended for students pursuing a 4-year course of study that will lead to a bachelor’s degree. Applications received for persons ultimately pursuing a 4-year course of study will be
disqualified from consideration.
WHO MAY APPLY: Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of a
B.P.O. Elks Lodge belonging to the Iowa State Elks Association (iowaelks.org) who plans to pursue an
eligible educational program above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level, may file an application. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. This application must be filed with the Lodge Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler, or Secretary of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area in which the student has legal residence, on or before March 9, 2020. Only one application may be filed and must be filed with the Lodge of Jurisdiction. No applicant may receive more than one (1) Iowa State Elks Association Grant in any one year.
A STUDENT MUST ENROLL IN A FULL TIME PROGRAM in an accredited institution of furthering
education. This grant is to be used only during the 2020-2021 academic year. A student may apply for a
second year grant. No student may be awarded more than two (2) grants.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: March 9, 2020

CORE’s Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship Program

CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face on their road to college despite having met the academic requirements asked of them by educators, schools, and colleges. We, at CORE, hope that our scholarship (and those like ours) will serve as one step towards fulfilling the promise that college is for everyone. The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. ¡Ójala que llueva café!

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Deadline: March 14, 2020

 

Sons of the American Legion Scholarship

The Sons of the American Legion will be awarding $500 and $1,000 scholarships to students in Gilbert High school or Ames High School.  This award is to assist the application in college, university, professional, nursing, or vocational in a state accredited school operated in the United States.

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Deadline:  Must be received by March 15, 2020

 

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the manufacturing sector’s 220,989 jobs accounted for 10.6% of Iowa’s total employment in 2016. These well-paying careers require education and training beyond high school, but many don’t require the often burdensome cost of a bachelor’s degree. Recent studies have shown that two-year degree holders, especially in high-demand manufacturing occupations, can earn salaries that surpass those of college graduates. A career in manufacturing means being able to join the workforce sooner, with less debt. Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. In 2020, Elevate is offering (15) $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges – one award will be given per college region. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Legends in Manufacturing Dinner at no cost in the fall of 2020. The event will be held in Altoona, Iowa.

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Deadline: March 14, 2020

 

Leaonard M. Perryman Scholarship

The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for the undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.

The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including electronic and print journalism.

One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.

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Deadline: March 15, 2020

 

First Friday Breakfast Club

Annually the First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) awards scholarships to graduating Iowa high school seniors committed to reducing homophobia and increasing awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in their schools and communities.  Awards will be made in the amount of $3,000 per student.  As a result of fundraising efforts this year, it is expected that at least seven awards will be available.  Since 1997, the FFBC has awarded more than 100 scholarships totaling over $275,000.

An applicant must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education.  Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, marital or employment status or gender/sexual orientation of the prospective recipient of his/her relatives.  Additionally, there is no restriction on the type of location of the educational institution where post-secondary education is pursued.

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Deadline: Postmarked no later than March 15, 2020

 

Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship

Our commitment to sleep science began with helping our readers understand the importance of sleep and its impact on every aspect of health and wellbeing. Over time we have built out a sleep resources directory dedicated to updating readers about the latest strides in sleep science and generating further awareness of the importance of sleep health.

Our research has highlighted the profound impact of sleep health on education. Many students struggle with sleep problems during their college years. Students are faced with challenges that interrupt their sleep including increased stress and anxiety from the pressures to succeed, dealing with the difficulty of balancing a social life, and troubles managing their own time.

This inspired us to help students by introducing our own sleep scholarship as well as curating a number of other sleep scholarships available.

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Deadline: March 20, 2020 

 

Mary Greeley Medical Center Auxiliary and the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation

Scholarship Information

  • Selection is made without regard to gender, ethnicity or religion.
  • Scholarships will be selected by a committee from the Mary Greeley Medical Center Auxiliary and Foundation Boards.
  • Scholarship disbursement paid directly to educational institution in July. No outright gifts to recipients will be made.
  • You will need the following information to complete your application:
    • Electronic Transcript
    • 3 References – name and email addresses
      IMPORTANT: a reference request email is automatically sent to your references upon submitting the application.
    • Verification of enrollment (or prior to disbursement if not currently available)

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Click Here to apply for Foundation Scholarship

Click Here to apply for Auxiliary Scholarship

Deadline: March 20, 2020

 

Islamic Scholarship Fund

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21, 2020.

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship:
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;
Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2020;
Majoring in an ISF supported major;
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD) by August 2020.

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Deadline: March 21, 2020

 

Delta Sigma Theta Helen Lemme Scholarship

If you are an African American high school senior or securing a GED diploma and live in the state of Iowa, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

To be considered, you MUST:

1. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

2. Submit an application online or print the application and submit a typed application via the U.S. postal service.

3. Submit two (2) typed letters of recommendations from individuals who are not relatives. At least one letter of reference must be from a current or former teacher. Letters should include specifics on how the reference knows the student, the student’s academic performance, student involvement in school and community activities, and student potential for success in college.

4. Submit an OFFICIAL copy of your high school transcript from the registrar or GED diploma. Copies WILL NOT be accepted.

5. Submit a typed essay, maximum 2 pages, discussing the following: What do you aspire to be and why? Your essay should also include how the Helen Lemme Scholarship will help you achieve your goal. Your essay should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point font, and double spaced.

6. Submit a recent photograph via the U.S. postal service or online.

7. Consent to use photograph

8. Participate in a personal interview.

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Deadline: March 22, 2020

 

United Community School Foundation Scholarship

The United Education Foundation is proud to announce that high school seniors who have
attended United Community Schools for at least 3 years between kindergarten through sixth
grade are eligible for a Foundation Scholarship. This is a one time scholarship for those high
school graduates who are continuing their education (i.e. college, trade school, community
college).

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Click here to apply

Deadline: March 23, 2020

 

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) –      Health Care Careers Scholarship

In 2020, we will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to two years) and $1,000 to the Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Certification Program. IHERF has supported higher education for more than 500 Iowa college students since 2004.

The goal of the Health Care Careers Scholarship program is to fill Iowa health care positions that have a notable number of openings by offering significant financial support to students seeking health care education or training.

In exchange, each $3,500 award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of the scholarship award. The $1,000 award recipient must commit to working one year with a hospital-based or hospital-contracted emergency medical service. IHERF will identify placement opportunities in each IHA geographic district (a district map is included with the application).

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and be within two-years of completing their professional education. Please see the attached list of qualifying programs.

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Deadline: March 30, 2020

 

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Alpha Delta Kappa is a national organization for teachers dedicated to the education of young people. Our membership consists of teachers from every level and subject area, including those who have retired from teaching. All of these educators care about the students in today’s classrooms For this reason, the Ames ADK Pi Chapter is sponsoring a $750 scholarship for a graduating high school senior who has chosen education as her/his profession.

In addition to completing the application form, please provide us with the following:

1. In 200 words or less, tell us what you see as the teacher’s role in today’s changing society.

2. An official high school transcript

3. A recent photograph

4. Three personal references, one from each of the following categories:

  • a faculty member from your school
  • someone who has observed you working with children
  • your choice (non-family member)

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Deadline: March 30, 2020

 

Key Cooperative

THE PROGRAM

The Key Cooperative Community Scholarship Program recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of high school seniors graduating from schools in communities where Key Cooperative has a presence. Twelve high school seniors will receive non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability, or national origin. Dependents of Key Cooperative employees and/or Directors are not eligible for this scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the program must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a parent or guardian that is a Class A or Class B member of Key Cooperative, in good standing
  • Be a high school senior who will be graduating in 2020
  • Have a minimum cumulative non-weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.65 based on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational or trade school program in the U.S.
  • Major course of study in an agricultural or ag-business field. Other acceptable majors are: animal science, communications, information systems, accounting, carpentry or masonry construction

 

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Deadline: March 30, 2020

 

Altrusa International: High School Service Award

Altrusa of Ames is an international organization with an emphasis on service. We will be giving awards of $500 to selected graduating high school seniors from Story County high schools. Awards will be given to individuals who have demonstrated an active and dedicated involvement in service projects in their school and community during high school. We require that you follow the requested format and that it is completed in a typed/computer format.  Should you have any questions, please contact Mary Mekemson, Altrusa Service Committee Chair at 515-451-3151 or Jan Hopper at 515-290-0642.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020 by 7PM

 

Beta Sigma Psi – Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship

The Alumni of Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity will be awarding three $2,000 scholarships to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State University in the fall of 2020. Applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches. Applications posted prior to January 11th, 2020 will be eligible for all three scholarships. If you are not selected for the first scholarship, however, and turned in an early application, your application will be reviewed for the second and third scholarships. Applications posted after January 11th but before March 30th, 2020 will be eligible for two of the three scholarships. Applications posted after March 30th but before July 1st, 2020 will be eligible for the last scholarship.

Beta Sigma Psi is founded on three “S’s”: Spiritual, Scholastic, and Social. Beta Sigma Psi wishes to reward students exhibiting strength in these areas.

Candidates will be contacted by a scholarship administrator for further instruction on what additional application materials are required. The top candidates will be invited to Iowa State University for an interview. Recipients will be selected from this group. Scholarships will be awarded during Homecoming Week of 2020. Good luck and thank you for taking the time to apply.

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Deadline: January 11, 2020; March 30th, 2020; July 1st, 2020

 

The Koehler & Dramm Floral Arts Scholarship

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP & CRITERIA

The Floral Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving high school student senior or recent graduate (within the last year from date of graduation) who has demonstrated a passion for flowers and design, a strong desire to expand their knowledge, and has aspirations of a career in the floral industry.

A $1,000 total scholarship provides financial assistance towards the tuition fees of five designated courses. Awards in the amount of $200 will be used towards each of the following: Floristry 1 – Foundations, Floristry 2 – Intermediate, Corsages & Boutonnieres, Today’s Tribute Designs, and Potter’s Bench Profits. There will be no exceptions to scholarship disbursement, awards are non-transferrable, and all four classes must be completed within three years of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship funds not used within the allotted three-year time frame will be forfeit.

To be considered, applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old or have parental consent, must enroll or be currently enrolled in coursework at the Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry (KDIOF), and must have declared intent to complete the Diploma of Floral Arts & Sciences (DOFAS) program. Previous recipients of the Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts (or Tony Sciortino) Scholarship are not eligible, but previous applicants who have not been awarded the scholarship may reapply. Applications must be submitted annually by the December 31st deadline. Any incomplete applications or those that do not meet all requirements will not be considered.

 REQUIREMENTS

To apply, please describe in writing why you would like to receive the K&D Floral Arts Scholarship, what your floral industry career goals are, how the scholarship would help you achieve them, and why you feel you are the best candidate. Essays must be typed, single-spaced, and no more than one page in length. You must complete the included application form and return it with your essay by mail (postmarked no later than March 31st) to:

Click here for more information and to download application

Deadline: application needs to be postmarked by March 31, 2020

U of Iowa ACACIA Fraternity –

Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship

The Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior who attends The University of Iowa. The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion. This scholarship is NOT transferable to another person or attendance at another university.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation is a nonprofit that helps families affected by workplace accidents by providing scholarships to children of workers disabled or killed in work-related accidents. The financial burden of putting a student through college is real.  Add a catastrophic injury into the mix and affording college is an even bigger challenge.  We help education be more affordable for these students and their families by offering multi-year post-secondary scholarships.

We know that serious work accidents don’t only affect the injured worker, they impact the entire family. The cost of college can be very overwhelming with a parent working fewer hours — or not at all. While we can’t ease the pain and suffering caused by your parent’s injury, we can help make college more affordable so you can pursue your dreams.

SFM Foundation scholarships may be used toward the costs of attending a two-year or four-year university, college or vocational school. To qualify, students must have a parent who was disabled or fatally injured while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum of $10,000 a year, and are renewable for two years for a 2-year program, and up to 5 years for a bachelor’s degree.

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Deadline:  March 31, 2020

 

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

LNESC and LULAC established the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that fund educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names. This model results in a true grassroots/corporate partnership for the empowerment of the Latino community. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education. A rigorous selection process assures the expectation that future recipients will demonstrate the same level of excellence.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

Mesothelioma.com Scholarship

Mesothelioma.com is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship

Montem Outdoor Gear understands the importance of learning and practicing healthy habits. We have created the Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship for high school, undergraduate or postgraduate students who are committed to a lifetime of healthy habits to receive a $1,500 award.

Eligibility

Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. Passion for a healthy lifestyle is a must. 

The piece of content you are going to create must be unique and creative. The words of your content must be able to convince anyone that you appreciate a healthy lifestyle.

While reading the applications that are submitted, we will take note of several factors including creativity, value of the provided information and a few other criteria that we will not disclose.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an upto $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal. The amount of the award varies from year to year, because it is based on interest earned on the funds in the account.

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

Independent Professional Seed Association Scholarship

The Independent Professional Seed Association is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship period for the 2019/2020 school year. Working with the IPSA Education Committee, the IPSA Board intends to award ten $2,000 scholarships to students studying in the field of agriculture.

 

The IPSA scholarship program was created by the Myron “Ted” Asplin Family to benefit to future of agriculture by supporting and encouraging the education of future ag professionals.

  • IPSA considers both high school seniors as well as active college students.
  • You must be majoring in an Agriculture related degree to be considered. Non-agriculture major applicants will NOT be considered under any circumstances
  • Preference is given to Agronomy and Science related fields (Agronomy, Crop, Soil, Engineering), and Business fields (Agriculture Business, Communications, Economics, Marketing).  The IPSA Scholarship Program does not prioritize Animal Science or Pre Vet Majors.
  • Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, community and agricultural involvement. All applications will be reviewed by the IPSA Scholarship Awards Committee and the Board of Directors of the Independent Professional Seed Association
  • Applications must be completed in full including complete contact information with name, address, email, cell phone.  Incomplete applications will be disregarded.
  • Social Media handles [if applicable] are required.
  • Finalists for the IPSA Scholarships must be available for a Skype based interview with the IPSA Scholarship Awards Committee

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Deadline:  March 31, 2020

College Raptor Scholarship

To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • Be legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory.
  • Be age 16 or older.
  • Be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

Mike Rowe Works Foundation

It’s the time of year we recognize the folks we consider rock stars…

The hardworking people who keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing—the next generation of skilled workers who will work smart and hard.

The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing the people who understand the importance of personal responsibility, delayed gratification, a positive attitude, and, of course, work ethic. These are the folks we consider rock stars, and we want to reward them.

We’re now accepting applications for the 2020 Work Ethic Scholarship Program. If you want to help us make work cool again, check out the details below and apply now.

Don’t get us wrong—it ain’t easy being a rock star.

There’ll be hoops to jump through. The short version is, you’ll have to:
  • Enroll in an approved program
  • Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers.
  • Answer 4 questions.
  • Make a short video.
  • Verify school costs.
  • Provide high school/college transcript.
  • Submit financial info

Click here for more info and to apply

Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

Gilbert Beta Gamma Master Chapter – Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

The Beta Sigma Phi chapter will be offering its annual scholarship for senior girls graduating from Gilbert High School.

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Deadline:  April 1, 2020 – must return to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Iowa Golf Association – Ann Griffel & Herman Sani Scholarships

The Iowa Golf Association Foundation (IGAF) was established to preserve the game and develop more programs to promote the future of golf in Iowa. The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa high school senior girls who intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school.

The Iowa Golf Association administers and maintains the Herman Sani Scholarship Program. Each recipient receives $8,000 ($2,000 per year) over a consecutive four-year period as long as the student is making reasonable academic progress. Each year, the recipients and their families are honored at the Herman Sani Scholarship Award Banquet which is held following the conclusion of the first round of the Herman Sani Golf Tournament.

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Deadline: April 1, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.

 

Accumold Scholars Program

Accumold, a precision mold-building company in Ankeny, Iowa has elected to provide at least four scholarships each year to DMACC students enrolled in eligible programs. Students who meet the requirements of the Accumold Scholars program, can receive tuition assistance to cover MOST of their tuition OR tools.  This scholarship would be in conjunction with a job at Accumold with the anticipation of full-time employment after graduation from DMACC.

DMACC is hosting an information meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm in Building 3E, Room 101 at DMACC Ankeny Campus.  Representatives from Accumold and DMACC will explain the program and answer questions at that time.

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Meeting: April 1, 2020

 

Preply Essay Competition

“How language learning helps foster gender equality”

Describe your vision of gender and languages and win up to $3000 or equivalent sum for learning on Preply

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: April 4, 2020

Geil Family Scholarship

The Geil family is offering a scholarship to high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement or Aviation.    

This is a $1,000 award and available only to Gilbert High School students.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: April 3, 2020

 

Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe in Story City

Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe in Story City is offering a $500 scholarship again this year. Seniors from Story County high schools who have been active in theater and drama are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information and to apply

Please direct questions to us at judgestorytroupe@gmail.com

Deadline:  Must be received by April 3, 2020

Danfoss 2020 Scholarship

Danfoss is a global company that engineers energy-efficient technologies to create a more sustainable world.  Because of Danfoss’ strong belief that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are critical to addressing the world’s global challenges today and tomorrow, our Danfoss Power Solutions campus in Ames partners with local schools to advance STEM education.

Danfoss is offering one $500 scholarship at Gilbert High School for a graduating senior pursuing a STEM-related field.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Is planning to study STEM-related field through either a technical program or university.
  • Currently has a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: April 4, 2020; Applications must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson

 

AGCIA Scholarships

Highway Construction (Heavy equipment operation, Engineering Tech., construction)

BACKGROUND: The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) is a non-profit trade association designed to further the heavy highway construction industry in Iowa. We have 170 contractor members around the state and perform over 90% of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s construction work every year. AGC Iowa also has a non-profit charitable foundation that awards scholarships to students attending many community colleges and four-year universities/colleges. Currently, the heavy highway industry is facing a shortage of qualified individuals. The AGC Iowa Foundation has decided to offer scholarships to high school seniors interested in Heavy Equipment Operation, Engineering Technician, or general construction programs. Preference will be given to individuals who are interested in working in the heavy highway industry.

Method of Submission: bbales@agcia.org or fax (515) 244-6289 Call if you have questions: (515) 283-2424 (Becky Bales)

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Deadline: April 12, 2020

AGCIA Scholarships

Diesel Technology

BACKGROUND: The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) is a non-profit trade association designed to further the heavy highway construction industry in Iowa. We have 170 contractor members around the state and perform over 90% of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s construction work every year. AGC Iowa also has a non-profit charitable foundation that awards scholarships to students attending many community colleges and four-year universities/colleges. Currently, the heavy highway industry is facing a shortage of diesel technicians/mechanics. AGC Iowa Foundation has decided to offer scholarships to high school seniors entering diesel technician or diesel engine diploma programs at community colleges across the state. Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire to work on diesel engines and preference will be given to individuals who are interested in working in the heavy highway industry.

Method of Submission: bbales@agcia.org or fax (515) 244-6289 Call if you have questions: (515) 283-2424 (Becky Bales)

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Deadline: April 12, 2020

 

Karsyn’s Krusaders / Jessica Miller Memorial Scholarship

Karsyn’s Krusaders is pleased to offer a Young Cancer Survivors’ & Survivor’s Sibling Scholarship Program. We will be awarding five $1,000.00 scholarships for the 2020/2021 school year.  These scholarships are paid directly to the accredited institution. Scholarships are awarded based on the majority decision of the Review Committee.  All decisions made by the Karsyn’s Krusaders Scholarship Review Committee are final.

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Deadline: April 13, 2020

 

La Societe Forty and Eight, Voiture 285

The Scholarship Committee of La Societe Forty and Eight, Voiture 285, Story County, IA, announces their annual Nursing Education Scholarship for 2019.

The 40 & 8 is a patriotic organization, founded in 1920 by veterans of World War I.  In 1955, the aging veterans of “The Great War”, recalling their memories of the “Angels on the Battlefield,” created a scholarship program for students entering college to study nursing.  To date, over $20 million have been awarded to over 23,000 students.

Students who are residents of Story County, who plan to or are currently enrolled in formal nursing or nursing aid education at the post secondary level are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: April 15, 2020

 

Bly, Schwenk, Shepard Scholarships – Gilbert Foundation

The Gilbert Foundation will be offering three scholarships with awards as follows:

Marge Bly – $1,000 (offering two scholarships)

V.L. Schwenk – $500 (offering one scholarship)

Clare Shepard – $500 (offering one scholarship)

One application will apply for these three scholarships.

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Deadline:  April 17, 2020 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Musgrove Scholarship – Gilbert Foundation

The Musgrove Scholarship is a $100 award for students interested in majoring in an agricultural area.

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Deadline: April 17, 2020 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Chris Covell Music Scholarship – Gilbert Foundation

Chris Covell was the GHS Band Director from 1993-2011.  Chris’s legacy lives on in many students who had gone on themselves to be band directors and musicians following their graduation.

Chris lived in Ames with his wife Pamela until his death in 2011. This $100 scholarship will go to a graduating senior chosen by the Gilbert Education Foundation Scholarship Committee.

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Deadline: April 17, 2020 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Cory Keith Patterson Scholarship – Gilbert Foundation

The Gilbert Foundation will be awarding a scholarship in honor of Cory Keith Patterson.  Eligibility for this scholarship is as follows:

1) Student must have competed on the Gilbert High School wrestling team for a minimum of two years including the student’s senior year or served as a wrestling cheerleader for a similar time period.

2) Student must be planning to further his/her education at a two or four-year institution.

3) Student must have exhibited a high degree of athletic effort, sportsmanship and leadership in the wrestling room and on the wrestling mat.

4) Please describe your experience as a member of the Gilbert High School wrestling team / cheer leading squad and the importance it has played in both your overall high school experience and personal growth.

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Deadline: April 17, 2020 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Lindsay Ellingson Scholarship – Gilbert Foundation

The $1,000 award winner will be selected by a scholarship committee.  The selection will be based on service, character, leadership, and work ethic using information supplied by the applicant and their references.

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Deadline: April 17, 2020 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Bill Ludwig Memorial Lion’s Club Scholarship

The selection of the award winner will be done by a panel of Lion’s Club members from a neighboring community.  The selection will be based on service, citizenship and moral integrity with information supplied by the applicant and their references.

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Deadline:  April 17, 2020 – must be returned to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Gilbert Education Association (GEA) Scholarship

The GEA (Gilbert Education Association) is an organization of Gilbert teachers who raise money for a scholarship to be given to a Gilbert senior planning to major in education.

This year the scholarship amount is $500.

To apply for this scholarship, the applicants must submit the following information:

  •  Your name;
  •  A list of school activities in which you have participated;
  •  A list of community activities in which you have participated;
  •  And, a list of the college or colleges to which you have applied.

Include with your application an essay of 300-500 words explaining why you want to become a teacher and what subject/grade level you want to teach.

Click here for the application

Deadline:  April 17, 2020- must be returned to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Arcadia Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Arcadia Masonic Lodge is again presenting 2 each $1,000 scholarships for deserving graduating seniors this spring.

  1. There will be 2 each $1,000 scholarships awarded to 2 individuals selected from the Ames or Gilbert High School systems for the Spring 2019 school year.  No restrictions apply, and the 2 awards can be awarded to students from the same school or from 2 different schools.
  2. We recommend that students apply electronically, expanding the application form as required (docx format).  All associated documentation may be in electronic format (completed application, transcripts, letters, other supporting documents).  Hand written applications and hardcopy documentation is also acceptable, with hardcopy applications available from the school counselor.
  3. Letters of Recommendation should include the person’s contact information.
  4. If there are any questions about the scholarship requirements, the form, or about Masonry in general, do not hesitate to contact John Fitzsimmons.

Click here for application

Deadline:  April 24, 2020

 

Tiger Strength Scholarship

The Tiger Strength program awards two $150 scholarships annually to one female and one male
graduating athletes or two qualified athletes.

Eligibility: The graduating student must have participated in at least one sport for two
consecutive years during his/her high school career.

The participant must have demonstrated:

  • Individual Effort
  • Commitment to Tiger Strength program
  • Leadership to younger athletes
  • Good character in activities outside of their participating sports

Click here for application

Deadline: April 24, 2020 – must be returned to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Gilbert Cross Country and Track Scholarship

Deb Anderson was a dedicated teacher and coach for 34 years at Gilbert. Teaching PE was very rewarding, but coaching Cross Country and Track & field were her true passion.  She would like to award two $250 scholarships to two senior athletes who have competed for all 4 years in high school Cross Country AND Track & Field.

Click here for application

Deadline: April 24, 2020 – must be returned to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Modern Castle $1000 Scholarship

To enter for a chance to win the Modern Castle $1,000 scholarship please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the following questions:

  • While you were growing up, what aspects of your home felt modern?
  • What technological trends do you think will most dramatically impact the way the modern home runs in the future?
  • What aspects of the home do you feel are most in need of modernization? Using current and / or near-future technology, how would you modernize it?

Please upload your video to YouTube and email the video link here.

The winning video submission will be the video that best answers the above questions in the most interesting, entertaining, informative, creative, and engaging way.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – University of Iowa

MidWestOne Bank is pleased to announce the availability of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Prior to her death in 1965, Pearl Hull Falk resided in Iowa City where her husband was a prominent banker during the early 1900’s.  The trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Falk to provide annual scholarships to needy and worthy students attending the University of Iowa.  The award amount is $800 with installments of $400 being paid at the beginning of each semester directly to the University of Iowa.

Eligibility Criteria:

Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be:

  1.  of the Protestant Faith
  2. a resident of the State of Iowa, and
  3. a full time student at the University of Iowa

At least one of the recipients myst be a member of an Episcopal Church, and at least one must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career in banking.  All recipients must be of good character and have a good scholastic record.

Click here for the application

Deadline: May 1, 2020

University of Iowa Scholarships

Scholarship Awarding

Students are automatically considered for Office of Admissions scholarships based upon high school credentials and standardized test scores. The following deadlines must be met in order to be considered for scholarships.

  • Determination of merit-based scholarship eligibility will only consider standardized test scores administered through February prior to a student’s admission session.
  • Submissions of new or updated academic information will be automatically reviewed, and any upgrades to scholarships or award amounts will be sent to students beginning February 1.
  • March 1 is the deadline for students to apply for admission in order to be considered for these scholarships (prior to a student’s admission session).
  • April 1 is the deadline to submit updated transcript and/or official test scores for scholarship reconsideration (prior to a stude’t’s admission session). Changes to GPA in the final grading period (8th semester) will only be used for admission purposes, not scholarship awarding.
  • May 1 is the deadline for all admitted students to accept admission and pay the acceptance fee. Students not meeting this deadline are not eligible for scholarships, and any previously awarded scholarships will be canceled.

Multiple test scores will not be used to calculate a superscore for scholarship consideration.

Cumulative high school GPA is used for scholarship consideration. If a GPA is not on a 4-point grading scale, it will be converted. If a high school provides both a weighted and unweighted GPA, the higher GPA is used.

The following merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions may not be combined. A student may receive one of these merit-based scholarships: Iowa Flagship Award, Old Gold Scholarship, Iowa Scholars Award and National Scholars Award. If a student meets the minimum requirements for multiple awards, they will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest dollar amount.

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Click Here to apply

Deadlines: Apply for admission by March, 2020

                    Submit transcripts and/or official test scores by April 1, 2020

                    Accept admission and pay acceptance fee by May 1, 2020

 

Story County Master Gardner Association

The Story County Master Gardner Association will be offering several $1,000 scholarships to students entering a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution with academic majors in horticulture, floriculture, landscape horticulture, nursery & garden center mgt. greenhouse production, urban/community forestry, and turfgrass science & management.

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Click here for application

Deadline:  May 1, 2020

 

PB&J Scholarship

Amount: $500 – $1,000

The PB&J scholarship is awarded to students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to reflect well academically, but who have the drive to succeed.

Priority deadline is December 16, 2019. Applicants who apply before this date will be considered for an award of $500. The deadline for the main scholarship of $1,000 is May 31st.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: May 31, 2020

 

Iowa PGA Foundation: Charlie Burkart

The Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship opportunity in memory of Charlie Burkart.  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education.  It is open to any graduating high school senior or previous graduate residing within the Iowa PGA Section or the state of Iowa.  At least one high school graduate will be the 2020 recipient of $1500 per year for four years at a college or university of their choice.  Other perviously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible.

Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.

Each applicant is required to submit the following when applying for the scholarship:

1. High school transcript of work completed and description of any post-secondary academic achievement.

2. Two recommendations – may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family connections.

3. Applicant must include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans/career goals and financial need.

4. Applicant is requested to send a list of other scholarship they have applied for and those that they have received.

Click here for application

Deadline: June 19, 2020

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: June 30, 2020

 

Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship (DMACC)

Covers Tuition for Many High-Demand Career & Technical Areas

The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship covers any tuition gaps not covered by other federal and state grants/scholarships for eligible Iowa residents enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs at DMACC. This first-of-its-kind financial assistance program offers an affordable pathway into many exciting and growing careers.  Iowa employers are hiring graduates with these skills.

To be eligible for this program you must file your FAFSA as soon as possible and make sure to include DMACC’s School Code 004​​589. The FAFSA deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year was August 1, 2019. The FAFSA deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is July 1, 2020. If you qualify, you will be notified by the DMACC Financial Aid Office via an award notification sent to your DMACC email address.

Click here for more information

Click here to view a complete list of DMACC degrees, diplomas and certificates that are eligible for Iowa LDS.

Deadline: July 1, 2020 however applying earlier is better

 

Epic Flight Academy

4th Annual Aviation Scholarship Awards

Do you have students whose heads are in the clouds? We invite high school juniors and seniors who are interested in flight training to apply for Epic Flight Academy’s aviation scholarships. This is our fourth year of supporting young aviators. Please join us in supporting their dreams by sharing this scholarship information. Thank you!

  • Open to current high school juniors and seniors
  • Two scholarships ($20,000 and $5,000)
  • Deadline to apply is October 11th
  • Award ceremony is Saturday, October 26th at Epic Flight Academy in New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Read about scholarship recipient Ryan Groel who completed his Commercial Pilot License just 7 weeks after graduating!
Deadline: October 1, 2020

 


 

Bonsai Finance Veterans Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY FOR BONSAI FINANCE VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must:

  • Be a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. Military service, or a direct dependent (i.e., son, daughter, spouse)
  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.

To apply for the Bonsai Finance Veteran’s Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the questions posed. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.

Winners will be required to provide proof of status as a Veteran or dependent.

Click here for more information

Deadline: September 28, 2019

 

AES Engineering

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Click here for more information

Deadline: October 6, 2019

Iowa Student Loan

Iowa Student Loan will award 30 Iowa high school students each $2,000 to use for their 2020-2021 college expenses.  Interested seniors should go to www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter to register and read the complete scholarship rules between October 15 through February 21.  The 30 students with the highest scores on the assessment will each earn $2,000 to be sent directly to their college or university in the fall.  No purchase is necessary to enter the scholarship.

Click here for complete rules and registration

Click here to apply

Deadline: October 15, 2019 – February 21, 2020

 

 

 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that in are in good standing with their state boards or education.

DAR Good Citizens who enter the scholarship contest are eligible for the awards beyond the chapter level.  Each state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250 and a special state DAR Good Citizen pin and certificate.  National Division will receive a $500 cash award with two of the national division students receiving $5,000.

*Please see Mr. Jacobson in the counseling office if you would like to be nominated for this award.

Deadline:  October 30, 2018

 

Electric: Mobile Device IT Innovation Scholarship

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Interested in an IT Career Path.

The Electric NYCMobile Device Management IT Innovation Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT (software or hardware) space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in MDM technology.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for a solution that could help the world with our ever-expanding usage of mobile devices and our collective needs to manage, secure, use and improve them.

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Deadline: November, 1, 2019

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are presented annually on the local, state and national level.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 9-12 as of November 5
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 5.

Click here for more information

Click here for application

Deadline: November 5, 2019

 

Elks National Foundation Awards: Ames Elk Lodge

The Elks National Foundation Awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student contest.  Applicants will be notified via email at each stage of the competition by the Elks National Foundation’s contest partner International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Awards:

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
Click here for application

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Multicultural Vision Program Application – Iowa State

Eligibility Criteria

To meet eligibility requirements for MVP, prospective students must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Iowa, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be admissible to Iowa State University
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission; or who have participated in a federally funded Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound program
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships

Click here for more information AND application

Deadline: December 1, 2019

 

Iowa State University – Hixson Opportunity Awards

  1. Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA.
    • In order to be considered for the Hixson Opportunity Award, your FAFSA must be verified as complete when application review begins (approximately January 1)
    • A delay in meeting the deadlines below will affect your eligibility for the Hixson Award
    • Complete the following by the suggested deadlines:
      • File FAFSA by December 1 (Iowa State University deadline)
      • Select IRS data porting option when filing FAFSA
      • Review and correct your Student Aid Report (SAR) promptly when returned from FAFSA or review the FAFSA status page at accessplus.iastate.edu
      • If selected for further verification, it is your responsibility to complete the process in time for application review (approximately January 1)
  2. Applicant must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship and demonstrate this information in the student essay, recommendation and FAFSA
  3. Applicant must be a resident of Iowa
  4. Applicant must be admissible to Iowa State University
  5. Applicant must possess the potential to succeed 

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

Deadlines: Complete FAFSA by December 1, 2019

                    Complete Application for Opportunity Award by December 15, 2019

                    Complete the Iowa State University Admission process by December 15, 2019

 

Worth It Scholarship

Distracted driving is no accident. It’s a choice. The Worth It scholarship program, sponsored by UFG Insurance, gives qualifying high school seniors or current undergraduates an opportunity to reflect on why staying focused while driving is worth it. UFG has partnered with Scholarship America® to administer this scholarship program.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Worth It Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award, which will be payable to their college. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.

Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

Deadline: December 13, 2019 @ 3PM CST

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

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Click Here to apply

Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

 A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Auto Accidents

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

Auto accidents can be life changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Burger King Scholars Program

BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees’ spouses or domestic partners, employees’ children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

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Click here to apply

Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

The HotelPlanner.com Graduate TechnologyScholarship For Military Veterans

Providing $10,000 in Financial Assistance to Military Veterans and their Families Pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Related to Technology

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.

HotelPlanner recognizes the incomparable commitment made by the brave men and women of the military who fight to keep the country safe. As such, it is committed to support those individuals who choose to pursue a college degree and are in need of additional funds to help defray the costs of higher education.

As the leader in booking group and individual hotel travel online, technology is at the heart of everything HotelPlanner does and critical to the success of its business. Similarly, companies, governments and military operations around the world are increasingly dependent on those who understand and work with technology. This scholarship is intended to grow the pool of qualified individuals by helping to make their education in technology a reality.

Recipients

Awarded to ten applicants (veterans or veteran’s spouses/partner and children) seeking a graduate education in an accredited degree program related to technology.

Awarded to ten recipients, two times per year – $1,000 each. Recipients may re-apply as long as they continue to meet the requirements. Funds will be issued via check made payable to the institution and mailed to the recipient’s mailing address on file.

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Click here to apply

Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

Student of Integrity – Better Business Bureau

Every year, the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation proudly recognizes five high school seniors from greater Iowa and 3 seniors from the Quad Cities who personify sound ethical behavior and decision making in their leadership roles at school and in their community. Student honorees are selected by a panel of judges to receive a $2,500 scholarship paid to the school/college of their choice. The scholarships will be presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate exemplary business practices.

About the Awards

  • All applicants must be recommended by a school official.
  • Only one application per school will be accepted.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2020.
  • Applicant must be from BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad City and Siouxland Region service area.

*Please see Mr. Jacobson in the counseling office if you are interested in being nominated for this award

Deadline: January 13, 2020

 

ClaimAid and IASB Scholarships

ClaimAid, in coordination with Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) is, again this year, offering two scholarships to graduating seniors who will be continuing their education at a college or university.  To be eligible the student must:

  • Graduate in 2020
  • Continue his/her education at a college or university
  • Attend a school within a school district that participates in the IASB/ClaimAid Medicaid Reimbursement Program (IMED). The school district must be a participant in good standing and part of the program at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Complete the on-line application by the January 15, 2020 deadline

Two separate scholarships will be awarded:

The Star Student Scholarship of Iowa:

Special Education graduating senior student who will continue his/her education at a college or university.

The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa

Graduating Senior Student who will continue his/her education at a college or university, and is planning to study Education, specifically Special Education.

Each scholarship will be a one-time $2,000 award.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: January, 15, 2020

 

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship 

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

The Scholarship program for 2019-2020 is currently open.

Click here for more information

The 2019-2020 Scholarship Application is in Word format.

Deadline: January 24, 2020

 

University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy awards one $1000 grant each year, renewable for up to three (3) successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa. This person is selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the state’s best qualified applicant who matriculates at the University of Iowa and has declared physics or astronomy as their major. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need.

As long as a scholarship winner maintains a 3.2 grade point average, and remains in the declared major specified above, the scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.

To request a copy of the application, please contact Heather R. Mineart at 319-335-1688 or heather-mineart@uiowa.edu. Please specify if you would like to receive a copy electronically as a Word attachment or if you would prefer us to send you a hard copy.

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Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

Phen Clinics – $1,000 Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship Application

The ideal candidate is a student interested in nutrition science, medical weight loss, bariatrics, and even internal medicine. With that said, these interest are not required for a chance to win the scholarship.

Opportunity Details

To participate in the scholarship, please create a unique content piece in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifstyle in 2019. We’d like to see the following discussions included:

  • Trends in nutrition (intermittent fasting, carb backloading, paleo, IIFYM, etc)
  • Trends in workout/fitness methods
  • How tech (like mobile devices) has affected the idea of a healthy lifestyle
  • Your own ideas are also welcome.

We will review all submissions and choose the best content piece. The winner will receive the $1,000 scholarship reward which is intended to be used for educational purposes.

Qualifications

To be eligible for this scholarship, the following must apply to you:

  • You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school
  • The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader.
  • Creative, high quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.

Click here for more information

To apply: 

Please create a unique content piece in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifstyle in 2019 (as described in the “Opportunity Details” section).

E-mail the document (word doc, open office or google doc) to us at scholarship@phentermineclinics.net along with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your phone number
  • Your address
  • School name
  • Area of study
  • Proof that you are a student at the school you specified

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

 

2019 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Through the BluePay STEM Scholarship, we will award a winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we will award $250 book scholarships to two runners-up. Featured essays may be published in part or in entirety on the BluePay blog, citing the author.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university.

Attach an essay below answering 1 of these 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

Applicants will have the opportunity to be featured on the BluePay blog with approval.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

College Raptor Scholarship Program

To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship.

For eligibility, applicants must:

  • Be legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory.
  • Be age 16 or older.
  • Be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

The Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts Scholarship

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP & CRITERIA

Ardith’s many years in the industry and her influence in floral artistry and design education have been impactful beyond measure, and The Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts Scholarship was established in 2018 to continue Ardith’s legacy by supporting people who share her passion for flowers and want to thrive and succeed in the floral industry. The Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving recipient who has demonstrated a passion for flowers, a strong desire to expand their knowledge in the floral world, and aspirations of a career in the floral industry.

A $1,000 total scholarship provides financial assistance towards the tuition fees of five designated courses. Awards in the amount of $200 will be used towards each of the following: Floristry 1 – Foundations, Floristry 2 – Intermediate, Corsages & Boutonnieres, Today’s Tribute Designs, and Potter’s Bench Profits. There will be no exceptions to scholarship disbursement, awards are non-transferrable, and all four classes must be completed within three years of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship funds not used within the allotted three-year time frame will be forfeit.

To be considered, applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old or have parental consent, must enroll or be currently enrolled in coursework at the Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry (KDIOF), and must have declared intent to complete the Diploma of Floral Arts & Sciences (DOFAS) program. Previous recipients of the Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts (or Tony Sciortino) Scholarship are not eligible, but previous applicants who have not been awarded the scholarship may reapply. Applications must be submitted annually by the December 31st deadline. Any incomplete applications or those that do not meet all requirements will not be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

To apply, please describe in writing why you would like to receive the Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts Scholarship, what your floral industry career goals are, how the scholarship would help you achieve them, and why you feel you are the best candidate. Essays must be typed, single-spaced, and no more than one page in length. You must complete the included application form and return it with your essay by mail (postmarked no later than December 31st) to:

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Deadline: application needs to be postmarked by December 31, 2019

 

Central Iowa Wind Ensemble

A founding member of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble, Aimee Krug shined as a gifted oboe instructor and performer. Her passion for teaching students was demonstrated by having several All-State qualifying students over the years.

Aimee passed from this life on Saturday, April 3, 2010 following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Aimee was a cherished member of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and we are dedicating this solo competition to her memory.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded along with a solo performance opportunity with the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble.

Click here for application and information

Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship

The E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award was established in 1993 as a tribute to the man who served as Executive Director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union from 1954 through 2002. The recipient of this award is recognized as being representative of the most elite of the superlative Iowa Girl, not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom, in her school and in her community. Her profile will reflect discipline, perseverance, character, citizenship and leadership, which personified the life and expectations of E. Wayne Cooley.

Each high school is limited to one nomination. It is the responsibility of the local school to determine how the nominee is selected. The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Minimum ACT score of 25
  • Must have participated in at least two sports each year of high school
  • Shall have earned at least one varsity letter in a minimum of two sports
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU member school
  • Must be an Iowa resident
  • Must attend an Iowa college or university
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout her college career

Six finalists will be selected from the submitted applications for personal interviews with the selection jury in late January or early February.

Five finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship grant. The E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship ($3,750 annually). All nominees will receive a plaque commemorating their nomination by their school.

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Please see Mr. Jacobson if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship

Application Due: December 31, 2019

 

$1000 HeadsetPlus.com 2019 College Scholarship

HeadsetPlus.com, an on-line retailer for headsets, would like to help an ambitious college student toward his/her college expenses with a $1000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples what you have achieved in school and outside of school.

Eligibility:

  • High school senior entering college, current college students, or graduate school
  • Student must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must be at least 16 years of age
  • Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States.

Click here for more information and submission instructions

Deadline: December 31, 2019 (One winner will be selected and notified by January 15, 2020)

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

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Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

UNIGO – 10 THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOU

There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That’s it? “But, I’m amazing,” you say. We hear you, and we know that it’s tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason.

So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.

Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship? Our Top Ten List Scholarship can only have one winner, so start narrowing down your own list and apply today!

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
“Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.” (250 words or less)

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Click here to apply

Deadline: December 31, 2019

UNIGO $10K SCHOLARSHIP

 

Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
“Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?” (250 words or less)

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline December 31, 2019

Iowa School Counseling Association

Any student interested in pursuing a post-secondary degree is eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Iowa School Counseling Association.  The application includes an essay about how a school counselor has impacted you.  Applicants must be 12th grade students attending high school in Iowa. Applicants must be willing to share their essay response with others and be aware they might be published.

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Deadline: January 4, 2019

Iowa National Guard Auxiliary Scholarship

The Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary has three scholarships available for graduating seniors.
Applicants need to be a dependent of a currently serving or retired Iowa National Guard service member.
Applications are now open for these student scholarships.
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M.

The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa is please to announce that again scholarships will be awarded to a number of students that will graduate this academic year from public high schools within the state.  Last year 60 scholarships were awarded for $2,000 each.  The final determination of the number and the amount for this year is dependent upon the investment income earned.

Interested students should first read the informational page included in the application to determine if they meet eligibility and selection criteria.  In the selection process, an applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and financial need are considered carefully.  However, the principal criterion is that of service to school and community with special emphasis on leadership roles in these areas.  Only those students who feel they satisfy this criterion should apply.

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Deadline: February 1, 2020

Iowa State Triangle Scholar-Leader Scholarship 

The Iowa State Triangle Scholar-Leader Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for freshmen & sophomore men enrolled at Iowa State in engineering, architecture, and science majors. The ideal candidate demonstrates credible academics, passion for their field, leadership and community involvement.

Awards (estimated $5,000) will be awarded based on merit.
REQUIREMENTS:

I. A male enrolled in STEM/Architecture major
II. Incoming transfer, freshman or sophomore full time student
III. Evidence of sound academic achievement (>3.0 GPA)
IV. Commitment to community improvement (i.e. philanthropy or extra curricular leadership)

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Deadline: February 2, 2020 

Iowa State Triangle Scholar – Students of First Robotics

Triangle Fraternity was born in the spring of 1907 in order to provide a social, educational, and professional resource for engineers, scientists, and architects while in pursuit of their careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Today, the Triangle Education Foundation and Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity is honored to continue this legacy by offering two (2) $2,500 scholarships for students of FIRST robotics as they seek continuing education in STEM areas at Iowa State University. If you have any questions about the scholarship or application process, please email first@triangle.org.

REQUIREMENTS:
I. Must be a current member of a FIRST Robotics team
II. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
III. Must be a current high school senior, accepted to Iowa State University planning to

attend in the fall of 2020.
IV. Must intend to pursue a major/concentration relating to STEM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics)

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Deadline: February 2, 2020

 

New Century FS Scholarship Program

New Century FS is dedicated to supporting the local communities in which they do business.  As part of this commitment to their communities, they are offering scholarship opportunities to local students with an interest in a career in agriculture.  This year New Century FS is offering five $1,500 scholarships to eligible students.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:

– Be an active or seeking membership in local agriculture groups, including membership in her/her local FFA chapter of 4H

– Be a dependent of a New Century FS customer, member, or employee

– Be at least a high school senior of already enrolled in a college and must have maintained a satisfactory GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (official high school transcripts will need to be submitted)

– Scholarship recipients agree to attend a New Century FS Board meeting or company-sponsored event

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline:  Must be received by February 3, 2020

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

About HSF

HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

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Deadline: February 15, 2020

 

Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship

Each year Iowa Farm Bureau Federation awards $1,000 renewable scholarships to high school and college students working toward a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in agriculture or agribusiness. The scholarship can help cover tuition only.
Requirements:
  • Son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college
  • Working toward a degree in an occupational area of agriculture and/or agribusiness:
    • Ag Production – ie. Animal Science, Dairy Science, Equine Science,
      Veterinary Science including Veterinary Pharmacy
    • Ag Products & Processing – ie. Food Science, Nutritional Sciences
    • Ag Business – must relate to agriculture and include ag course work
    • Agricultural Research – ie. Biofuels, Biorenewables, Genetics
    • Conservation and Natural Resources – ie. Environmental Studies, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
    • Economics – ie. Agricultural Economics, Public Services & Administration in Agriculture, Global-International Agricultural Studies
    • Education – ie. Ag Education & Studies and/or Elementary or Secondary teachers only
    • Environmental Systems – ie. Wind Turbine Energy, Mechanical Engineering
    • Forestry – ie. Natural Resources, Ecology, Forestry
    • Horticulture – ie. Agronomy, Landscape Horticulture/Architecture
    • Mechanization – ie. Agricultural Systems Technology, Agricultural Engineering
    • Nursing – BSN or RN – explain how applicant will work with clients in rural communities

Hero’s Legacy Scholarship

The Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. Please review the scholarship eligibility requirements and the checklist of what’s needed to complete an application.

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Deadline: February 26, 2020

 

Scholarships for Military Children Program

Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

The Scholarships for Military Children Program is primarily funded through the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military commissaries, worldwide. We encourage military families to take advantage of their commissary benefits that not only provide a savings of more than 30 percent on the products purchased, but also support the military community through programs such as this scholarship. The purchase of products from these companies funds the Scholarships for Military Children program.

The Fisher House Foundation is honored to be involved with the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Fisher House Foundation provides a “Home Away from Home” near military medical centers for families experiencing a personal medical crisis and is one of the premiere quality of life organizations supporting military families. The Foundation volunteered to underwrite the administration of this program.

A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2020-21. There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a prorate basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants.

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Deadline: February 26, 2020

Landus Cooperative – Excellence in Agriculture

High School seniors pursuing a career in agriculture, life sciences. or ag-related fields are invited to apply for the Landus Cooperative 2019-2020 Excellence in Agriculture scholarship.  The Excellence in Agriculture scholarship awards five $2,000 scholarships for any accredited post-secondary program.

Scholarship requirements:

– Applicant and/or parent must be a voting member, in good standing, of Landus Cooperative.

– Applicant must be a high school senior and graduate in the spring of the 2019-2020 school year.

– Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale through his/her junior year.

– Applicant must pursue a career in agriculture or enter an ag-related field of study at any accredited post-secondary school of her or her choice.

– Dependents of directors and officers of Landus Cooperative are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

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Deadline: February 28, 2020

 

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS –

Applicant must be:

A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2019 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2019.

Applicant must not be:

An immediate family member of a Hy-Vee Vice President or above. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

We advise reading the information below before you start your application so you can be fully prepared. The application must be typed and postmarked on or before February 10, 2020 to qualify.

Important Items You Will Need

  • An official transcript
  • typed personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of a customer.
  • typed resume, including accomplishments in academics, activities, arts, athletics, community service and future postsecondary plans.
  • personal reference regarding your skills and qualifications
  • High School students ONLY – ACT or SAT examination scores

Questions? Contact us at Hy-VeeUniversity@hy-vee.com

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: February, 28,2020

 

ICAPS Iowa College Aid Processing System

The Iowa Financial Aid Application provides Iowans with an opportunity to apply for scholarships, grants and loan repayment programs offered through the State of Iowa, private funds, and in some cases, the Federal Government.

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

Boone County Pork Producers

The Boone County Pork Producers are proud to offer a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Boone County.  The interested student must be planning to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution and to pursue a course of study related to agriculture.

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Click here for the application

Deadline:  March 1, 2020

 

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Scholarship Packet  |  Scholarship Bulletin Insert

The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence. We offer:

There are also other scholarship opportunities available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and United Methodist Higher Education Foundation that the Iowa United Methodist Foundation participates in.

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Innovative Ag Services Scholarships

Innovative Ag Services, Co. (IAS) is proud to announce we will be awarding six scholarships in 2020. Each scholarship is an award of $1,000 to a student who wishes to pursue a degree in the agriculture industry. Please see the below detailed information and criteria of the program:

· Parent or guardian must be an active patron of IAS having purchased production supplies from the cooperative or sold grain to the cooperative within the past year

· Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be majoring in an agricultural related field of study

· Applicant must attend an accredited college or university

· Applicant must enroll as a full-time student

· Three of the scholarships will be issued to those attending a two-year college with an agricultural major. The remaining three scholarships will be awarded to those attending a four year college with an agricultural major.

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Click here to apply

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship – Iowa State University

The ACACIA Leadership Scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement.  The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends Iowa State University.  The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni Corporate Board of Acacia Fraternity at Iowa State University.  Scholarships that are awarded are not transferrable to another institution.  Financial need is not a criterion.

 

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. – Technical Scholarship

The Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation is pleased to offer the MCEC Technical Scholarships.  The scholarships, known as the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships,” will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa public high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  The scholarships may be used for may bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, books, and tools.  The final determination of the number of scholarships and the amount is dependent on the investment income earned.

Click here for the application

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

ACS Scholars Program

Approximately $900,000 in scholarship funds are awarded to 350 students annually

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

*Number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need, and available funding

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

National Press Club Scholarship for Diversity

The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Governor Terry E. Brandstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

The Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair. Up to ten awards, not to exceed $5,000 per award, will be awarded annually. No student shall receive more than the student’s established financial need. Scholarships are awarded for the recipient’s first year of college only.

Eligibility Criteria

High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2020 are eligible for the Gov. Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

  • Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present);
  • Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school; and
  • Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university

The selection committee will consider the following criteria and percentage factors for selection when reviewing the applications:

  • Exhibits/Performances/Participation in the Iowa State Fair (20%)
  • Financial Need (20%)
  • Essay explaining the impact the Iowa State Fair has had on your life (15%)
  • Extracurricular and community activities (15%)
  • Community Service/Volunteerism (15%)
  • GPA (10%)

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Guardian Scholars Foundation

The Guardian Scholars Foundation seeks high school graduates who have shown a desire to continue onto an undergraduate program; young adults who have proven academic merit and drive; those who have exercised a motivation to succeed inside and outside of the classroom shown through leadership and good decision-making.  After meeting the minimum requirements set by the individual colleges, a potential Guardian Scholar must:

  • have graduated in good standing with a minimum of a 2.3 GPA from high school or have shown considerable improvement while attending secondary education and spent time in Iowa foster care between the ages of 14-18. Scholarships are for students from Iowa going to school in the state of Iowa.
  • gain admission to the chosen college(s) and receive their financial aid package.
  • submit a Guardian Scholars application and Release and Consent Form as soon as possible after gaining admission to college.

Applications are due March 1st for the upcoming Fall semester.  Submitting your application package as soon as possible after applying to your chosen colleges is encouraged.

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Iowa Association of Naturalists – Joe Halbur Scholarhsip

The Joe Halbur Scholarship is awarded to students who plan to further their education in programs of environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation. This year IAN is offering a $500 scholarship. Application deadline is March 1. Inquiries and application materials can be printed from this website or may be obtained from Maria Koschmeder, Joe Halbur Scholarship Chair, 2347 L Ave, Williamsburg, IA 52361; Koschmeder@commspeed.net; 319-329-9821.

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and are pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2019, SWE disbursed nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $810,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 Matthew Shepard Scholarship

Matthew Shepard scholarships are awarded to students with a reputation for honesty, integrity and community service, who represent themselves and others and who conducts themselves in such a way as to demonstrate moral and ethical leadership in their own lives and inspire others in kind.

Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $14,500 over four years.  The initial scholarship of $1,000 per semester may be used for tuition, books or fees at any college or university in the United States, with preference given to students attending Iowa colleges and universities.

All scholarships are renewable each semester for up to four years upon successfully maintaining a 3.0 GPA, continued service to the LGBTQ community and an interview with the scholarship committee.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Graduating High School Senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT of 22 or better
  • Openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer
  • Demonstrate LGBTQ activism and community service
  • High moral and ethical standards and conduct

Click here for application

Deadline: March 1, 2019

DMACC Foundation Scholarship

The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation is once again offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  Students who apply after the March 1st deadline will be competing with other DMACC students for scholarships.

Click here for more information & application

Deadline:  March 1, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. CST

Story County Pork Producers

THE STORY COUNTY PORK PRODUCERS will award (1) $1000 scholarship annually to an applicant meeting the following criteria:

1. Applicant must currently be enrolled as a high school senior

2. Applicant must be a resident of Story County, Iowa or attend high school in Story County, Iowa

3. Selected field of study must be agricultural related requiring a minimum of 2 years of study

For information and to apply click here

Deadline:  March 1, 2020. Typed submissions preferred.

Iowa Arts Council

Apply for funding to pursue a post-secondary education in the arts. The Scholarship for the Arts provides support to Iowa high school seniors who excel and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an arts-related major at an Iowa college or university.

Who: Iowa High School Seniors
What: $1,500 scholarship
When: Deadline is March 2, 2020 to receive support for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: March 2, 2020

 

Rotarians Supporting Women Scholarship

The Rotarians Supporting Women Committee was established in 2016 within the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club. It is our hope that the recipient of this scholarship will use the opportunity for post high school education to develop new skills that can be used to live the ideal characteristics of Rotary.

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Deadline: March 2, 2020

 

AOPA Scholarship Program

Starting January 3, 2020, AOPA members are invited to apply for primary and advanced flight training scholarships, made possible through donations to the AOPA Foundation. Last year, 123 scholarships totaling more than $1 million were awarded.

These scholarship awards are a major benefit of AOPA membership, helping members reach their aviation goals.

The scholarship awards are broken down into four categories: AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarship, and AOPA Advanced Rating Scholarship.

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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:

To receive priority consideration, scholarship applications must be received by Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). The final deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education will award scholarships of $2,500 each to selected students.  One of the scholarships will be awarded in the name of M.O. Kahn of Des Moines.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.
  • Applicants must submit the following to be considered for a scholarship:
    • A letter written by the applicant detailing their career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career
    • A recommendation from a high school or college teacher, counselor, or co-worker
    • An unofficial transcript of high school or college grades
    • A copy of the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA

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Deadline:  Must be received by March 2, 2020

 

Ames Kiwanis Scholarship

Our Kiwanis Club is again planning to award up to 3 scholarship applications for $1,000 each to Ames and Gilbert High School seniors.  The scholarship is based primarily on Community Service.

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Deadline:  Must return to Mr. Jacobson’s office by March 8, 2019

Delta Kappa Gamma – BETA GAMMA CHAPTER

Delta Kappa Gamma is an organization of educators. Our organization feels it is important to encourage and support young people entering the field of education.

The Story and Marshall County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is offering a $500 recruitment grant scholarship for any graduating senior who is planning to further their education in the field of education.  Applicants must be accepted at an accredited community college, junior college or four-year college.

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Deadline:  April 5, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

Ames Rotary Scholarship

WANTED:  Qualified scholars seeking to promote the Rotary Ideal Of “being thoughtful of and helpful to others in every worthwhile human activity.

 

QUALIFICATION/INFORMATION

  1. Applicant must be a graduating senior or an alumnus/alumna of Ames High School or Gilbert High School.
  1. Applicant must be a student who is or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year higher education institution in the State of Iowa.
  1. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, commitment to the pursuit of learning, participation in extra-curricular or community activities, financial need, and a willingness to promote the Rotary Ideal.
  1. Spouses and children of Rotarians are not eligible to receive scholarships from the Ames Rotary Scholarship Foundation.
  1. The amount of the scholarship shall be determined the Foundation, but will not exceed the average yearly tuition for the four-year public higher education institutions in the State of Iowa. The Foundation anticipates awarding one or more scholarships of at least $ 1,000. In the prior few years, the amount was $ 2,000.

 

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Deadline:  April 15, 2019 

Beta Tau Delta Scholarship

The Beta Tau Delta Sorority will be offering $1,500 scholarships for high school graduates planning to attend college or vocational school this fall.  Scholarships will be awarded on a basis of achievement and financial need.

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Deadline:  April 15, 2019 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

Doug and Pam Williams Scholarship – Gilbert Foundation

Doug and Pam Williams will be awarding a $750 scholarship to two Gilbert High School graduates who will be attending Des Moines Area Community College in the fall of 2019.

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Deadline: April 16, 2019 – must be turned in to Mr. Jacobson’s office

Gilbert Athletic Boosters

The Athletic Booster Club awards four scholarships annually to graduating athletes or
cheerleaders.  The award amount this year is $1,000.
Eligibility: The graduating student must have participated in at least one sport for two consecutive years
during their high school career. The participant must have demonstrated:

– Individual Effort
– Team Spirit
– Good Sportsmanship
– Good character and positive leadership during competition and in activities outside of
– Their participating sports

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Deadline: April 16, 2019 – must return to Mr. Jacobson’s office

Gilbert Fine Arts Boosters Scholarship

The Gilbert Fine Arts Boosters will be offering several $500 scholarships for students who have participated in fine arts at Gilbert High School.

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Deadline:  April 19, 2019 – returned electronically OR to Mr. Jacobson’s office

 

Land-a-Grand Scholarship

Greater Iowa Credit Union promises to provide lifelong, personal service and innovative financial products to our members; this includes providing guidance for our youngest members to establish a strong financial future. That’s why we’ve created the Greater Iowa “Land-a-Grand” Scholarship – to encourage soon-to-be college students to  learn how to manage their money before they get in over their heads. Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors in 2019.

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Deadline:  April 23, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship

Members of the Iowa Association of Building Officials want to promote their safety and awareness objectives and the IABO association through awarding two scholarships to deserving college students.  One 4-year program student will receive $500 annually for up to 4 years ($2000 total) One 2-year program student will receive $500 annually for up to 2 years ($1000 total).

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Iowa residency

• Iowa high school diploma or GED

• Admittance to, or good academic standing in an eligible program

 

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Deadline: May 1, 2019

Story Medical Center Endowment Foundation’s Scholarships

The Story Medical Center Endowment Foundation will be awarding two $500 scholarships to eligible students.  This scholarship has been designed to assist graduating
seniors who desire to pursue a post-secondary education in any state-accredited institution
which provides training in a health-related field. This scholarship money may be used for
any bona fide school expenses such as tuition, fees and books.

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Deadline:  May 8, 2019

Avive Life College Scholarship

Avive.life is offering a bi-annual (twice a year) scholarship of $750 to eligible students.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of the U.S

  • Be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university

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Deadline: June 30, 2019