Scholarships are added as they come into our office. Please look closely at the due date. Scholarships will be removed from the website once the due date has passed.
College Raptor is offering $2500 in scholarships to students that visit their website. Please go to www.collegeraptor.com/2500 for more information.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships via the Most Valuable Student Scholaship program. 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. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. More information is available here. Deadline is November 15th, 2020.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Program, presented by the United States Marine Corp, recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. Open to JUNIORS, successful candidates will be chosen based on moral character and academic performance, in addition to athletic abilities. While not a financial scholarship, selected students and a mentor will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Battles Won Academy next July in Washington, D.C. and honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American. The application is available here. Deadline is November 30th, 2020.
Points Scholarship - Ten awards of $10,000 each. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021, and answer the essay question on the sponsors website. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14803/points_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is November 30th, 2020.
Dell Scholars Program - 300 awards of $20,000 each. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. B) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9745/dell_scholars_program_scholarship.php Deadline is December 1st, 2020
Iowa State University Multicultural Vision Program is a four-year, full tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. 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; 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. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships. More information is available here. Deadline is December 1st, 2020.
Iowa State University Students - The Thelma V. and John T. McColm Scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen at Iowa State University. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable for three additional years, provided the student fulfills the scholarship requirements. First priority is given to students from West Liberty High School or L&M High School. Second priority is given to students from Muscatine County or Louisa County. Third priority is given to students from Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Johnson, Scott and Washington counties. To be considered for the award, students must complete the online scholarship application, file the FAFSA, and have an offer to attend Iowa State University by December 1st, 2020. Preference is given to students who deomonstrate financial need.
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - Five $5,000 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US. B) Have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.php Deadline is December 5th, 2020.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - 180 Awards of $3,500 (Deadline: December 6, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021. B) Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13676/hispanic_heritage_youth_awards_scholarship.php Deadline: December 6th, 2020
Science Ambassador Scholarship - One Award of $40,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student. B) You must attend a school in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14669/science_ambassador_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is December 14th, 2020
Edison Scholars Program - 30 awards of $40,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need. Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13965/edison_scholars_program_scholarship.php Deadline is December 14th, 2020
Hixson Opportunity Awards at Iowa State University are designed to demonstrate Iowa State University's commitment to the student potential that exists in various ways beyond the measures of class rank or standardized test scores. This scholarship is currently available to high school seniors graduating in 2021 who will be entering as a first-year student at Iowa State University in Fall 2021. This program will provide 100 undergraduates with half-tuition scholarships (estimated value of more than $18,000 over eight semesters). Selection is based on the student's county, eligibility and potential as demonstrated through the application, letter of recommendation, and financial need analysis. Students may major in any curriculum and must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for renewal. Priority is given to students with extreme financial need, as demonstrated by the FAFSA. More information and the application are available here. Deadline to apply is December 15th, 2020 and applicants must accept their Iowa State University offer of admission before applying for the scholarship.
SOPHOMORES! SUPER 20 is a high school leadership program that helps underrepresented students find their purpose in their college and career paths. It provides the resources, support, and coaching to help motivated college-bound high school students reach their true potential. SUPER 20 gives students: A $5,000 scholarship to the U.S. college of their choice; two years of mentoring with a successful professional who provides career advice, opportunities for growth, and professional opportunities; and a four-week leadership course in summer 2021 (two weeks in person, two weeks online). SUPER 20 is open to Iowa high school sophomores from historically underrepresented student populations, including but not limited to: racial/ethnic minorities; first-generation students (first in family to go to college); students from underprivileged backgrounds; and students in underrepresented majors. More information and the application are available here. Recommendations and application deadline are December 15th, 2020.
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - Three awards of $1,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident). B) Be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11374/north_american_van_lines_logistics_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is December 15th, 2020
Equitable Excellence Scholarship - 52 awards of $25,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico. B) Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/equitable_excellence_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is December 15th, 2020.
You Deserve It Scholarship - One award of $1,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories. B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15589/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is December 29th, 2020
Design Thinking Scholarship - Two awards of $1,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four-year college or university located in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11010/design_thinking_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline of December 31st, 2020
CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship - Five awards of $2,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a US resident under the age of 30 that carries a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13729/cc_bank_s_young_scholars_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline is December 31st, 2020.
The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to: medical issues; peer issues such as bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.; or family issues such as divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc. Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay and letters of recommendation; there is no GPA requirement. Look here for more information and how to apply. The priority deadline is December 31st, 2020.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) advances higher education and improves the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and accelerates their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. The RBSP awards 20 or more new scholarships in the amount of $40,000 each year ($10,000 per year for 4 years) to talented high school seniors. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. More information and the application are available here. Applications must be postmarked by January 9th, 2021.
Automotive Women's Association Scholarships - 15 Awards of $2,500. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be accepted to a college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA during your last school year. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14064/automotive_women_s_association_scholarships_scholarship.php Deadline: January 9th, 2021
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - 39 awards of $5,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school senior who is a US citizen and planning a career of service to the US in local, state, or federal government. Applications can be found by going to:https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10091/washington_crossing_foundation_scholarship_scholarship.php Deadline: January 15th, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. All submissions must adhere to contest requirements. The awards are as follows: First-place: $10,000, Second-place: $3,000, Five Finalists: $1,000 each, Eight Semi-finalists: $100 each. More information is available here. The contest deadline is January 15, 2021.
Timberline Billing Services has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to high school graduates in Iowa and Illinois. This scholarship is designated specifically for students who have an IEP and will award $2,000 each to five students to pursue their dreams of higher education. More information and the application are available here. Deadline is January 15th, 2021.
JUNIORS! The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here and the application is available at https://coolidgescholars.org/. The application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, applicants are encouraged to begin the application early so that they have plenty of time. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
The Grand Lodge of Iowa is offering up to 60 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to Iowa Public High School Seniors graduating in 2021. The principal criterion for these scholarships is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. From all the applications received, the Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview. These interviews will be conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing. Upon completion of the interviews, the committee will then select those who will receive scholarships. Public high school seniors who feel they meet the criteria for eligibility and selection are invited to apply. The application is available here. Applications must be postmarked by February 1st, 2021.
The ARMY ROTC program offers scholarships for students who plan to attend a four-year college and who wish to make a commitment for service in the Army. Information about how to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship is available here, and the deadline is February 4th, 2021. The University of Northern Iowa is one school for which these scholarships are applicable and they have provided information about their Army ROTC program.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - Three awards of $10,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a senior in high school in the United States. B) Have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applications can be found by going to:https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9544/vegetarian_resource_group_scholarships_scholarship.php Deadline: February 20th, 2021
Iowa Farm Bureau awards annual scholarships to students from across the state. To be considered, the graduating high school senior must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be involved in extra-curricular activities and accepted into an accredited higher education institution, including community colleges and technical schools. To apply, students must demonstrate their leadership and community involvement and submit a typewritten essay detailing how they would use a scholarship award to support Iowa Farm Bureau’s mission of creating a vibrant future for agriculture, farm families and their communities. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or contact the Iowa Farm Bureau Community Resources office at (515) 225-5461. All applications for the Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship must be typed and submitted to the appropriate county Farm Bureau office by February 26, 2021.
JUNIORS! - Hills Bank has established a permanent scholarship endowment, which now provides twenty $1,000 grants for high school seniors to attend any accredited Iowa college, university, or community college. Applicants apply during their junior year in high school and must attend at least nine hours of leadership training during their senior year in order to qualify for the award. Students must reside or attend school in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, or Washington counties in Iowa. Applicants do not need to be 4-H members. Information and applications for the Hill Bank Leadership Grants will be available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation web page https://iowa4h.
awardspring.combeginning on November 20th. A road map to success can be found at this web site https://www. iowa4hfoundation.org/en/Look for the reference to the Hills Bank Leadership application. For questions regarding the Hills Bank and Trust Leadership Grants, please contact Mary Clancy, Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 830-1321. Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM, March 1, 2021 for consideration. funding_for_4hers/ scholarships/
First Friday Breakfast Club awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who fight homophobia and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards. The scholarships are $3,000 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available. Applicants must be Iowa residents and plan to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the institution where post-secondary education is obtained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, race, religion, marital status or employment status of the prospective recipient. More information and the application are available here. Deadline is March 15th, 2021.
Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. Each year the Iowa Games awards the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship of $1000 each to one male and one female Iowan who have been involved in Iowa Games events in their lifetime. Applicants must be juniors or seniors during the 2020-2021 school year. Application information is here. Deadline is April 5th, 2021.
The Matt Bertell Memorial Scholarship is in honor of West High graduate Matt Bertell. Matt loved bowling and bowled all four years of high school at West. He then went to the University of Iowa, where he majored in Sports Management and bowled competitively on the UI Bowling Club team. Applicants for this scholarship must be a senior in high school and graduating the same year as applying for this scholarship. They must also attend further educational schooling that same fall (August/September) after high school graduation, at an accredited institution. Preference will be given to students who (in no particular order):
- Bowled competitively in high school, with additional preference if bowled for West High or City High in Iowa City.
- Plan to bowl competitively in college (collegiate team - club or sanctioned).
- Plan to attend the University of Iowa.
- Have a diagnoses of, and/or experience social difficulty and/or similar challenges.
The scholarship will be awarded annually, with at least one $1,000 award, or two $500 awards (to multiple recipients). More details and the application are available here. Applications are due by April 30th, 2021.
The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship for eligible students who will attend the University of Iowa. Each recipient 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. More information and the application are available here. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is May 3rd, 2021.
Children's Cancer Connection has focused on the mission of enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer. To qualify for Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships the applicant must: 1) be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18 or a sibling of that individual), 2) live within the Children’s Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa), and 3) attend or plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution (trade school, college or university). More information and the scholarship application are available here. Deadline for the fall 2021 semester is May 28th, 2021.
The Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart. At least one high school graduate will be the 2021 recipient of $1500 per year for four years at the college or university of their choice. 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. More infromation and the application are available here. The application is due no later than June 18, 2021.