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 1.  All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

  • Iowa resident
  • Attending an eligible Iowa college or university
  • Must have graduated from an eligible Iowa high school or completed a high school equivalency diploma within the last 2 years
  • Be a first-time college freshman in the fall 2019 or spring 2020 semesters (unless you are renewing your scholarship award)
  • Must be continuously enrolled in college and continuously receiving a scholarship disbursement to renew a scholarship
  • Enroll for at least 3 semester hours (or the trimester or quarter equivalent) in a program leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1
  • Have an eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the 2019-20 FAFSA. (The 2019-20 eligible EFC won't be determined until Spring 2019. For reference, the 2018-19 eligible EFC was $0 - $9,064)

 

2.  Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Grant

 
  • The age of 18 or aged out of court-ordered foster care and custody of the DHS/JCS.
  • The age of 18 or aged out of court-ordered foster care and custody of the DHS/JCS and ordered to live with a relative or suitable person.
  • Between the ages of 16 and 26, as of July 1, and was in one of the living situations described above until the age of 18. 
  • Previously in Iowa foster care and was legally adopted after the age of 16. Student will be under the age of 26, as of July 1, on the day he or she begins college.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application 

3.  GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

 

To receive GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship funds, each student must:

  • Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma (HiSET/GED), or home school diploma
  • Be a GEAR UP Iowa Program participant, as certified by GEAR UP Iowa staff at Iowa College Aid
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be under the age of 22 upon first receipt of GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship funds
  • Enroll in at least 3 semester hours (or trimester or quarter equivalent) in a Title IV eligible undergraduate program of study* at a Title IV college/university** in Iowa or out-of-state
  • Complete the FAFSA annually to apply for funding
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policies of their college/university to receive the GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship in subsequent year

4.  Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

 

High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2019 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%)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1

5.  Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Program (NGEAP)

 
  • Iowa resident
  • Member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits
  • Satisfactorily complete required Guard training
  • Maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty
  • Pursue a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa college or university (students with BA degrees are not eligible to participate even if pursuing a second BA degree) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Note: A qualified individual cannot receive an NGEAP award for more than 120 semester credit hours or the equivalent (effective July 1, 2015) of undergraduate study.

6.  Iowa Tuition Grant

 

Iowa Tuition Grants are awarded to Iowa residents enrolled at one of Iowa's eligible private colleges and universities. Priority is given to applicants with the greatest financial need. The statutory maximum award is set at the average Regent tuition and fee rate, although the maximum award for an academic year may be less depending on the funding available and number of projected recipients. Recipients can receive grants for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iowa resident
  • Undergraduate enrollment
  • Enrolled at an eligible Iowa private college or university

Required Application

Important Dates

  • The FAFSA is available October 1.
  • The final FAFSA deadline is July 1Applications must be received by the processing center on or before July 1.

7.  Iowa Vocational-Technical Grant

 

Iowa residents enrolled in career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible to receive this grant. The maximum award is $900 per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iowa resident
  • Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least a 15-week duration)
  • Enrolled at an Iowa community college
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Required Application

Important Dates

  • The FAFSA is available October 1.
  • Completed FAFSAs must be received by the processing center on or before July 1.

8.  Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)


Iowa residents enrolled in specified career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible for this grant program. The maximum Kibbie Grant award is one-half of the average Iowa community college tuition and mandatory fees per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for prorated amounts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iowa resident
  • Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least 15 weeks duration)
  • Enrolled at an Iowa community college
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Required Application

Important Dates

  • The FAFSA is available October 1.
  • Completed FAFSA Applications must be received by the processing center on or before July 1. 

9.  Robert D. Blue Scholarship


Robert D. Blue Scholarship

The Robert D. Blue Scholarship, named after the former Iowa governor, provides funds ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Iowa students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character.  Applicants for this scholarship can be current high school seniors or students already enrolled at an Iowa college or university.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iowa resident
  • Attend or plan to attend an Iowa college or university

Each applicant will be evaluated upon the following:

  • High school GPA
  • Financial need
  • Reference letters (2 letters are required); and
  • 500-word essay

Required Application

Important Dates

  • Application deadline is May 10

Contact Information

Michael L. Fitzgerald
Treasure of State
Robert D. Blue Scholarship
State Capitol Building
Des Moines, IA  50319
Phone: (515) 242-5270
Email: rdbluescholarship@iowa.gov

 

10.  GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs Scholarships (recipient can be male or female)

  • E Lucille Miller Memorial Music Scholarship--open to a graduating high school senior majoring in Music at an accredited four-year Iowa College or University.
  • GFWC/Iowa Scholarship--Open to a graduating high school senior enrolled in Undergraduate studies attending an accredited four-year Iowa College or University.
  • Community College scholarship--open to a graduating high school senior enrolled in a 2-year accredited Iowa Community College/Technical School or other comparable accreditation/certification programs.

 

Application available in  the Guidance Office

Deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

11.  Seaboard Foods Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1, 2019

 

12.  Smithfield Foods Scholarship

  • Smithfield Foods is Partnering with NCC in Sheldon to offer full tuition to a 2-year Industrial maintenance program to a single student who demonstrates interest, aptitude and a positive attitude
  • applications can be picked up at the Smithfield plant in Sioux Center, IA

Deadline:  January 15, 2019

 

13.  WestMar Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • first consideration goes to students whose family member went to Westmar, are residents of Le Mars, or have afamily member who was an employee of Westmar.
    • must have a minimun GPA of 3.0
    • must be attending one of the following colleges:
      • Briar Cliff University, Sioux City
        Buena Vista University, Storm Lake
        Central College, Pella
        Clarke University, Dubuque
        Coe College, Cedar Rapids
        Cornell College, Mount Vernon
        Dordt College, Sioux Center
        Drake University, Des Moines
        Graceland University, Lamoni
        Grand View University, Des Moines
        Grinnell College, Grinnell
        Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant
                   Loras College, Dubuque
        Luther College, Decorah
        Morningside College, Sioux City
        Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids
        Northwestern College, Orange City
        St. Ambrose University, Davenport
        Simpson College, Indianola
        University of Dubuque, Dubuque
        Upper Iowa University, Fayette
        Wartburg College, Waverly
        William Penn University, Oskaloosa

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

 

14.  Foundation for Rural Service (Premier Communications)

  • Criteria:
    • must be a US citizen
    • high school senior
    • must be sponsored by a current NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association member.
    • must be accepted by an accredited two or four year college, university of vocation-technical school
    • Have at least a C GPA
    • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
    • application can be found in the Guidance office

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

 

15.  Farmers Coop Society Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a graduating high school senior who will enroll in college or technical school this fall (2019)
    • possess a GPA of 3.0 or better
    • a designated major or interest in an ag-related field, or ag or rural background.
    • recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, and ag-related community involvement.
    • Application can be found in the Guidance Office or HERE.

Deadline:  March 15, 2019 Postmarked

 

16.  Lions Pride Scholarships--application can be found in the Guidance Office

Central Lyon Foundation, Inc.                                       5                                  $500

Must be a Central Lyon graduating senior.

 

DeBerg Brothers                                                              2                                  $500

Graduating senior with preference to students with good grades, a great involvement in diverse school activities and enrolled at Iowa State, University of Iowa, or University of Northern Iowa. 

 

Ellen O Johnson                                                              1                                  $400

Preference given to students enrolled in education field

 

Glascock                                                                          2                                  $500

Preference given to students going into pharmacy or some type of Health Care.

 

Mary Ellen Roach Sinclair 4-H                                   1                                  $250

Graduating senior 4-H’er.  Letter of recommendation from 4-H leader required.

 

Matthew Stewart Memorial                                           1                                  $500

Graduating senior enrolling in a 2 or 4 year program in any of the following:  computer science, computer technology, game design, computer programming, and software engineering.  Any other major(s) that are strongly related to working with computers or video game design are also eligible.  Will be awarded upon successful completion of 1 semester in post-secondary institution

 

Stewart Family                                                               1                                  $500

Graduating senior enrolling in trade, vo-tech or specialized school.  Will be awarded upon successful completion of 1 semester in post-secondary institution.

 

Marion C. Soehl Family Scholarship                            1                                  $300

Preference given to a student enrolled in education or veterinary medicine.

 

Central Lyon Scholarship                                              1                                  $500

Must be a graduating senior.

 

Rock Rapids Business Women                                      1                                  $500

Must be a graduating senior.  Male or Female

 

Appel Family Scholarship                                             1                                  $500

Preference given to a student majoring in journalism, business or sustainable agriculture.

 

Fred Roach Scholarship                                                 1                                  $300

Preference given to a talented Journalism student         

 

Harding Family Scholarship                                          4-6                               approx. $1000

Preference given to an agricultural related field of study…based on need or merit

 

Lions Pride Scholarship                                                TBD                             $500

Must be a Central Lyon graduating Senior.

 

Mr. Electric Vocational Scholarship                              1                                  $250

Must be seeking a vocational career.  Can be used to assist in purchasing tools, equipment or supplies.  Can be used for schooling, training or apprenticeship.

 

Deadline:  March 29, 2018

 

17.  Central Lyon Student Council Scholarship

  •  Criteria:
    • must currently or have been a member of Central Lyon Student Council 

Deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

18.  Missouri River Energy Services (MRES)

  • Criteria:
    • parents must be a customer of Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities 
    • student must be a high school senior
    • application can be found HERE

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

 

19.  Lyon County Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a high school senior
    • must be attending college to major in agriculture
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office or HERE

Deadline:  February 15, 2019

 

20.  Collins Trust

  • Criteria:
    • last name must be in the Manhatten, New York phone book (exact spelling)
    • applications can be found at US Bank in Rock Rapids

Deadline:  June 1, 2019

 

21.  Dr. Cody Hoefert/Future of Healthcare Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a Central Lyon Senior
    • must be attending a post-secondary institution following graduation
    • must be pursuing an education in a healthcare field
    • must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

Deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

22.  BETA IOTA TAU Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a Central Lyon Senior
    • must have been involved in the community and giving back to the community
    • must be female
    • must have a cumulative GPA 2.75 or above

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

 

23.  Frank Boon Trust Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a Central Lyon Senior
    • financial need and grades will be considered

Deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

 

24.  Lyon REC scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a dependent child of a member-system consumer or a dependent child of an employee
    • must be a US citizen
    • must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university of vocational tech school
    • more information and application can be found HERE or in the Guidance Office

DEADLINE:  February 11, 2019

 

25.  Cooperative Energy Company Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • someone who wants to pursue a 2 or 4 year college education in a field that compliments the careers offered at Cooperative Energy Company.  Some of the careers include:  Accounting and Administrative Assistants, C-Store managers, location managers, diesel service technicians, auto service technicians, tire service technicians, fuel delivery drivers, propane service and delivery drivers
    • Some ideal 2 or 4 year college programs that support these careers could be:
      • Business Management
      • Accounting
      • Administrative Office Management
      • Auto/Diesel Tech or Transportation
    • application can be obtained in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

 

26.  Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a senior who attends one of the local NW Iowa high schools
    • must be a child of a Farmers Mutual Insurance policy holder
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 8, 2019

 

27.  Grinnell Mutual Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be currently insured through a personal auto policy with Grinnell Mutual or Grinnell Select or is a dependent named on a Grinnell Mutual or Grinnell Select insurance policy.
    • must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • must have a clean driving record
    • must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the fall of 2019 as a full-time student
    • is not a dependent of any Grinnell Mutual employee or affiliated agent
    • application can be found HERE

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

 

 

28.  Boyle Nursing Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a graduating senior
    • must be attending a post-secondary school for a career in the field of Nursing or Nursing Home Administration.
    • must be graduating from Creston, Onawa, Rock Rapids or Shenandoah, IA or North Platte, NE

 

Deadline:  February 15, 2019

 

29.  Northwest Iowa League of Cities Senior Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a high school senior residing in a paid member community
    • must intend to enroll in a post-secondary program that may result in employment by city government
    • must be accepted in a post-secondary insitution.

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

 

30.  Siouxland Officials Association Scholarship

 

  • Criteria:
    • must be a senior within 75 miles of Sioux City
    • must have participated in at least one sport for at least three years of high school, including their senior year
    • must have a 3.00 GPA
    • must exhibit outstanding character, be a total team player, demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship  during their career and serve as a role model for all students at their high school.
    • must have applied at a qualified post secondary educational institution for 2019-2020
    • application can be obtained in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

31.  Three Rivers Pheasants Forever

 

  • Criteria:
    • must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0
    • must be a member or have a parent, grandparent or guardian  that is a member  of the Three Rivers Pheasants Forever
    • Preference may be given to students pursuing a career in conservation, natural resources, environmental education, conservation law enforcement, agriculture, biology or related field at an accredited institute of higher education
    • must demonstrate leadership skills, the motivation to participate in extracurricular activities and a passion for conservation and improvement of wildlife habitat
    • application can be obtained in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 30, 2019

 

32.  Town & Country Implement Technician Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a graduating senior
    • must be entering a diesel technology program in college and intend to work with farm equipment in the future.
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

 

33.  CLEA/Van Roekel  Memorial Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be in their 2nd year of college
    • proof of acceptance or enrollment in the school o f education
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

34.  Richard Hatz Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a resident of Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee  and Ida Counties
    • must be obtaining a degree in:  Business, Health, Nutrition, Early Education  and Energy Conservation
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 22, 2019

 

35.  DGR Engineering Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must have completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1, 2019 in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within he upper Midwest 
    • must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • preference may be given to those in an electrical, civil, environmental or agricultural engineering program.
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  May 15, 2019

 

36.  Lyon County Pork Producers Ambassador

 

  • Criteria:
    • can be male or female
    • must be a senior ag student
    • more information can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  February 25, 2019

 

37.  Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa

  • Criteria:
    • must be an Iowa high school senior
    • preference is given to a current member of LDA-IA, parent is a current member of LDA-IA, or is recommended by a current member of LDA-IA

Deadline:  March 30, 2019

 

 

State Scholarships

 

1.  Iowa Student Loan Scholarships

  • Save Now, Save Later:  college Savings Plan Parent Giveaway
    • Sept 4-Oct 21
    • Open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12
    • Fifty $1000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts
    • Requirements:  visit the new parent handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register
    • www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship
    • Oct 22-Feb 22
    • Open to Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2018
    • Thirty $2000 college scholarships plus $500 to each recipient's high school
    • Requirements:  register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment.  Essays may be required as a tiebreaker.
    • www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
  • College Funding Forecaster Giveaway
    • March 18-April 30
    • Open to Iowa high school students and their parents  or guardians
    • Weekly drawings for educational expense awards plus two college scholarships for high school seniors attending college in fall 2018
    • Requirements:  complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college costs over four years and enter contact information to register.
    • www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway

2.  HyVee Foundation Scholarship Program

  • 80 $1000 scholarships 
  • Criteria:
    • applicant must be a high-school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began  employment  on or before September 15, 2017 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full, regular, or part time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as a of September 15, 2017
    • applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time
    • application can be found at www.hy-vee.com

Deadline:  February 8, 2019

 

3.Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships

  • Robert K and Evelyn M Reiste Memorial Scholarship
    • awarded to an Iowa student attending a two or four year Iowa college or university majoring in photojournalism or journalism/mass communications
  • Carter Pitts Scholarships
  • INF Scholarships
    • Iowa students preparing for an Iowa newspaper career at in-state colleges or universities
  • Woodward Scholarship
    • student studying journalism, communications, mass communications, photojournalism, graphic design, marketing or public relations at a college or university in Iowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin
  • Shaw Scholarship
    • awarded to students who are dependents of men  or women who work for Iowa newspapers
  • Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships
    • must be interested in Iowa  community newspaper careers and who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in newspaper journalism at any college or university in the nation
  • Iowa College Media Association Scholarship
  • Morlan Scholarship
    • Iowa high school senior from a city or community of fewer than  10,000 enrolling in a two or four year journalism program at an Iowa institution of higher learning

 

 Application can be found at www.INAnews.com 

Deadline:  February 15, 2019

 

4.  Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarships

  • MCEC Technical Scholarships
    • Criteria:
      • must be a graduating Iowa public high school senior who plans to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College
      • Application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

  • Masonic Scholarships
    • Criteria:
      • must be a graduating senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four year college program
      • Application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  February 1, 2019

5.  College Savings Iowa 

  • Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is celebrating 20 Years of College Savings Iowa. To commemorate the occasion, they have announced that they are giving away nine College Savings Iowa accounts totaling $22,645, made up of four (4) $5000 grand prize accounts, as well as five (5) $529 accounts. Parents are not required to open an account to be eligible, they just need to go to www.iowa529contest.com to enter the giveaway. The giveaway will be open through October 31st and the winners will be drawn in November.

    College Savings Iowa is a program administered by the office of the State Treasurer to help provide families with a low cost, tax advantaged way to save for post-secondary education. Over the last twenty years, hundreds of thousands of Iowa families have saved for their future. Currently, there are more than 250,000 College Savings Iowa accounts with nearly $5 billion invested.

Deadline:  October 31, 2018

 

6.  Iowa Automobile Foundation Scholarship

  • Criteria:

    • must be pursuing automotive related studies

    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

 

Deadline:  March  1, 2019

 

7.  Iowa Golf Association Scholarships

  • Ann Griffel Scholarship--high school girl intends to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning
  • Herman Sani Scholarship--resident of the state of iowa with experience or background in golf 

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

 

8.  SFM Foundation Scholarship 

  • must have had a parent killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers
  • application can be found at www.sfmfoundation.com

Deadline:  March 31, 2019

 

9.  Iowa Communications Alliance

  • Traditional Scholarship
    • must be a high school senior who lives in member service territories (Premier Communications)
    • Application can be found HERE

Deadline:  March 13, 2019

  • Member Scholarship
    • any high school senior whose parent or guardian is currently employed by an Iowa Communications Alliance Company (Premier Communications)
    • Application can be found HERE

Deadline:  March 13, 2019

 

10.  First Friday Breakfast Club

  • Criteria:
    • graduating senior from an Iowa high school
    • resident of the state of Iowa planning to pursue post-secondary education
    • participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance in his or her school and/or community
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office or HERE

​​​​​​​Deadline:  March 15, 2019

 

11.  Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarships

  • MCEC Technical Scholarships
    • Criteria:
      • must be a graduating Iowa public high school senior who plans to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College
      • Application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

  • Masonic Scholarships
    • Criteria:
      • must be a graduating senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four year college program
      • Application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

12.  IT Leadership Forum Technology Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • ​​​​​​​high school senior
    • minimum 3.0 GPA
    • must be planning to pursue a technology related degree at an Iowa college, university or community college
    • application can ge found HERE

​​​​​​​Deadline:  March 1, 2019

 

13.  Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation

  • Criteria:
    • plan to enroll in a qualified health care career
    • must be willing to work in an Iowa Hospital for one year after graduation
    • application can be found HERE

​​​​​​​Deadline:  March 30, 2019

 

14.  ​​​​​​​Iowa's 2018 Matthew Shepard Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a graduating high school senior
    • must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • must have an ACT  of 22 or higher
    • must be openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer
    • must demonstrate LGBTQ activism and community service
    • must have high moral and ethical standards and conduct
    • application  can  be found at matthewshepardscholarship.com

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

15.  Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a high school senior
    • must be planning to attend a college/university 
    • must be planning to go into a career in Agriculture or Safety.
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  April 15, 2019

 

16.  Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • ​​​​​​​must be a high school senior
    • must be attending an Iowa community college
    • must be interested in a manufacturing career
    • application  can be found HERE

Deadline:  March  1, 2019

17.  Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a junior or senior who  has participated in any of the Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc)
    • application can  be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  April 8, 2019

 

 

National Scholarships

1.  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Criteria:
    • must be in grades 5-12 as of November 6, 2018 and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states
    • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occured at least in part after September 1, 2017
    • application can be found at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit

 

Deadline:  November 6, 2018

 

2.  AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline:  December 14, 2018

 

 

3.  Army Minutemen Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • Currently in the Army Reserve or eligible to enlist (meaning test and physically qualified but not sworn in
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Between the ages of 17-30
    • Valid Chapter 2 MEPS physical
    • Able to pass a valid Army Physical Fitness Test (required to sign contract and receive scholarship benefits)
    • Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
    • Official University/College acceptance letter
    • 4YR scholarship for non-prior service applicants require: 2.5 GPA SAT-1200 and/or ACT-24
    • 1000 SAT, 19 ACT, 2.5 GPA if MOSQ
    • Participate in Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
    • Once commissioned…8-year service obligation
    • Graduate students can apply! (Can receive up to a 2YR scholarship)
    • Be able to commission before reaching the age of 31
    • application can be found at http://www.usar.army.mil/MinutemanScholarship/

Deadline:  December 1, 2018

 

4.  United States Senate Youth Program

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a junior or senior high school student
    • must demonstrate leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions.
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  October 2,  2018

 

 

5.   United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • graduating high school senior
    • must be a US citizen
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office

Deadline:  Janua1ry , 2019

 

6.  AES Scholarship

 

Deadline:  October 6, 2018

 

7.  B. Davis Scholarship

  • Criteria:    
    • This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. 
    • There is no age restriction
    • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
    • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
      Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
    • application and more information  can be found at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Deadline:  May 24, 2019

 

8.  Hagan Scholarship Foundation

  • Criteria:
    • must be a US citizen
    • must attend an eligible public high school
    • must be a student in the high school graduating class
    • must have achieved a 3.50 GPA or higher
    • must score 23 or higher on the ACT
    • must enrollat an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation
    • must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college
    • must complete the FAFSA in 2017
    • EFC must be less than $6500
    • must apply for eligible federal and state grants
    • must not have been convicted of a felony.
    • more information and application can be found at www.hsfmo.org

Deadline:  November 15, 2018

 

9.  Big Sun Scholarship

  • Criteria:
    • must be a high school senior who is currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community
    • application can be found at http://www.bigsunathletics.com

Deadline:  June 19, 2019

​​​​​​​10.  Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

  • full details can be found HERE

Deadline:  June 14, 2019

 

11.  Hoover Uncommon Student Award

  • Criteria:
    • must be a junior from an Iowa high school 
    • must be a US Citizen, US National or permanent resident
    • application can be found HERE

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

School Specific Scholarships

 

1.  University of Iowa

  • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1, 2019
    • must be of the Protestant faith
    • must be a resident of the State of Iowa
    • must be attending the University of Iowa full-time
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office
  • Strayer-Rairden Scholarship  Deadline:  January 31, 2019
    • has declared physics or astronomy as their major
  • Homegrown Hawkeyes
    • female athletes who have never rowed but are driven to compete at the highest level of NCAA athletics
    • If interested contact Jeff Garbutt at (319) 353-5532
  • ACACIA scholarship         Deadline:  March 31, 2019
    • high school senior
    • must be a male who has exhibited exceptional ability in the fields of academics, extra-curicular activities and human service.
    • financial need is NOT a criterion
    • application can be found HERE

2.  Northwest Iowa Community College    Deadline: Varies

  • Numerous Scholarship Opportunities are available in the scholarship handbook.
  • Handbook is available in the Guidance Office.

3.  Buena Vista University

4.  University of South Dakota

  • Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship
  • must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000  or less family income required)
  • be involved in community service activities
  • display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Be a US citizen

5.  Iowa State University

  • Christina Hixson  Deadline:  December 15, 2018
    • must have faced personal and/or financial hardship
    • must be a resident of Iowa
    • must possess the potential to succeed
    • must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA
    • must be admissable to Iowa State University
    • application can be found at www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu

6.  Mount Mercy University

  • Catherine McAuley Scholarship    Deadline: June 30, 2019
    • must apply to Mount Mercy
    • must complete the FAFSA

7.  Drake University

  • Drake Physics Prize    Deadline:  February 4, 2019 1pm

8.  Northwest Iowa Community College

  • Scholarship Guide is available by going HERE    Deadline:  Varies

9.  Morningside College

  • Nursing Scholarship    Deadline:  March 8, 2019
    • must be an incoming nursing student interested in pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree
    • application can be found in the Guidance Office