• 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 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offers a number of scholarships and awards. Please go to the following websites for more information: https://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/how-to-enter/ and  https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/scholarships-special-achievement-awards/

    The 2020 Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize is open to all students enrolled at high schools and colleges in the United States. Since 2009, students have written essays. This year, students have the option to write a podcast interview script or an essay to address how Emir Abdelkader's legacy can be applied today. Admired by President Lincoln, Emir Abdelkader represents a model statesman and humanitarian so important for creating understanding and balance in thinking about critical issues today. In 1883, The New York Times eulogized, "The nobility of his character won him the admiration of the world." Exploring Abdelkader's legacy inspires dialog about Islam, confronting challenges, reconciling differences, creating healthy diversity and fostering respectful engagement between all people, Muslims and non-Muslims. High School Scholarships are $1,000 for first place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. Find details at abdelkaderproject.org/student-contest-2020Entries are due March 15, 2020.

    JUNIORS!  Are you working on a project that will improve our community, state or even the world? Apply for a Hoover Uncommon Student Award. In the spring of their junior year, Iowa high school students are invited to submit a project proposal and two letters of recommendation. Approximately 15 students are selected based on the ambitious nature of the stated project goal and detailed plans to reach that goal. Students work on their projects during the summer months. These finalists receive $1,500 after completing and presenting their projects. Three of these students are chosen to receive a $10,000 college scholarship. More infomation is available here. Applications are due by March 15th, 2020. 
    Iowa Student Loan offers the College Funding Forecaster Giveaway. Open to Iowa high school seniors attending college in fall 2020 and their parents or guardians. There are 10 $1,000 awards sent directly to each students' college for fall 2020. www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway Application dates available: March 16 - April 30, 2020 
    The First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) is an educational, non-profit group for gay, bisexual, and transgender men. The FFBC awards $3,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in efforts to increase education and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities. Applicants must be Iowa residents with plans to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the educational institution where post-secondary education is pursued. Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, marital or employment status, or sexual orientation. The application is available here and is due, with a transcript, by March 16, 2020.
    Mattress Advisor offers scholarships to students interested in studying or pursuing a degree in sleep science, feel passionately about their dreams, or are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which starts by improving sleep quality. 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, online and undocumented students are welcome to apply. Applicants will submit a written piece exploring their personal relationship with sleep health and the impact it’s had on their education in an 800-1000 word essay. It should quote research from recent studies in this field and explain what resources are available to help reduce poor sleep health. Mattress Advisor will contact the winning applicant and their institution’s financial aid office to gift a $1000 check towards educational expenses. The scholarship is non-renewable. Proof of enrollment is required; a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill are accepted. The application form is hereDeadline to apply is March 20, 2020.
    JUNIORS - The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program seeks high-achieving high school juniors who come from families with a household income of less that $65,000 per year. High-achieving is defined in this case as: top 5 - 10% of class, 1280+ SAT or 27+ ACT (if taken), and leadership in extracurricular activities or community service. The program awards a scholarship to a summer program at a highly selective college (covering travel, tuition, room and board) and other awards and services. The application is available here. Brochures are availalbe in Guidance with more information. Applications are due March 24, 2020.
    The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers in engineering and the physical sciences. Applicants must: live within a 100 mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois; be a U.S. Citizen; have at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale; be a graduating high school senior accepted at an accredited, 4-year engineering or science college; and have completed engineering prep and/or math and science curriculum in high school. More details and the complete application are available here. The application deadline is March 25, 2020.
    The Mary and Moriah Reiman Scholarship  - For students who turned in an application for this scholarship while we were still at school, or sent Amy Sundermann their application via email, these applications have been submitted on the students' behalf. No additional applications are being accepted for this year. The Reiman Scholarship committee will announce the recipient in May. 
    Quota International of Cedar Rapids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help/support the hearing impaired. They are offering a scholarship in 2020 for high school students with a hearing disability. To apply, students should: complete all sections of the application form, include a transcript with the application form, and contact the three parties listed as references requesting them to send their letters of recommendation before the March 27, 2020 deadline. The application, transcript, letters of recommendation, and any other correspondence shall be emailed to dschebler@tsf-structures.com or mailed to: Deborah Schebler, Quota International of Cedar Rapids, 3129 Thorncrest Lane NE, Solon, Iowa  52333. Deadline is March 27, 2020.
    The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® (ICAAR) Scholarship Foundation is happy to announce the opening of applications for the 2020 ICAAR Community Service Scholarship Program. They have designated $4,000 to be awarded in the form of one $2,000, one $1,000 and two $500 scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors at high schools within the ICAAR service area (Cedar, Iowa, Johnson,  Washington and Muscatine Counties). The student must attend high school in one of the aforementioned counties. Applications and letters of recommendation will be submitted electronically via the link provided. Application information can also be found on icaar.org. Students chosen to receive scholarships will be asked to provide a school photo for use in press releases.  Scholarships awarded through the ICAAR Community Service Scholarship Program are intended to be used for college education and expenses at any accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school. Children of REALTORS®/members of ICAAR are not eligible to apply (separate scholarship opportunities are available). It is important to understand that determination of the relative merit of submitted applicants will be judged primarily on the information provided in the short answer section of the application. Although academic standing and extra curricular activities are important, they will not be the emphasis for this award. The primary focus will be on community involvement and service to others. This emphasis on community service mirrors the philosophy of the REALTOR® members who devote so many hours service to community and civic activities. We hope that these scholarships will encourage students to continue to seek opportunities to serve. Deadline March 27, 2020.
    The SFM Foundation/Kids Chance provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. The application is available at https://www.sfmfoundation.com/apply/ Applications are due by March 31, 2020.
    Acacia Fraternity at the University of Iowa is offering the Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship. The fraternity will give away up to $10,000 to deserving men who will be freshmen at the University of Iowa in the fall of 2020. The scholarships are awarded based on academics, human service, and extra-curricular activities. The application can be found here and upon completion should be emailed to iowa20@acacia.orgDeadline is March 31, 2020.
    Golfers! Here are 2 scholarship opportunities:
    • The IGAF awards a $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarship to Iowa high school senior girls who have a passion for golf and intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school.  ONLINE APPLICATION & INFO: http://iowagolf.org/scholarships/ Deadline April 1, 2020.
    • Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa with experience or background in golf is eligible to apply for the IGAF - HERMAN SANI SCHOLARSHIP. 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. ONLINE APPLICATION & INFO: http://iowagolf.org/scholarships/ Deadline April 1, 2020.
    Gatens Memorial Scholarship - The ICCSD Foundation annually administers two $400 scholarships to one senior student at City High School and one senior student at West High School. Scholarship recipients will be chosen for their athletic participation, good academic standing, community involvement, and citizenship. To be considered for the Gatens Memorial Scholarship, students must complete this application and have participated in athletic activities through their senior year. The application is due to the West High Guidance Office on or before April 10, 2020. 
    The Doug Robertson Scholarship is available to a graduating senior from City or West High School whose health has presented additional challenges during high school. The $700 scholarship may be used by the student to continue their post-secondary education on a full- or part-time basis at a community college, technical school or four year college or university. The scholarship was established in memory of Douglas Robertson, a 1980 West High graduate, who passed away in May 2017. Doug survived a brain tumor while in high school, but was challenged all his life by the treatments that saved him. The application is due to the West High Guidance Office by April 10, 2020.
    The David and Rosalie Braverman Family Community Service Award - The ICCSD Foundation annually administers a $1,000 scholarship to one senior student at City High School, one senior student at West High School, and one senior student at Liberty High School who have excelled in the area of community service. To be considered for the David and Rosalie Braverman Family Community Service Scholarship, students must complete this application and send at least one letter of recommendation from an agency or organization for which you have participated in community service activities. A second letter of support is preferred but not required. The supporting materials must be returned to Greg Yoder at yoder.greg@iowacityschools.org on or before April 10, 2020. 

    Kanellis Memorial Scholarship Application  - The ICCSD Foundation annually administers a $500 scholarship to one senior student at West High School who plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa in order to become a teacher. To be considered for the Kanellis Scholarship, students must complete this application and include at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or supervisor. A second letter of support is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The application is due to the West High Guidance Office on or before April 10, 2020. 

    The Brian Cretzmeyer Music Scholarship is established in memory of Brian Cretzmeyer, a 1997 West High graduate and talented musician and artist who inspired others with his music. Funding for the scholarship is through the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians, which is dedicated to providing access to quality music instruction for children, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. To be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, a student must be a graduating senior planning to study music after high school and must also demonstrate need by either qualifying for free/reduced lunch while in high school or attach proof of their EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA with the scholarship application. Completed applications are due to the West High Guidance Office by April 10, 2020.

    The Levy ICCSD Foundation 2020 “Growth Mindset” Scholarship, established by Steve and Barcey Levy, is a $500 award given to one or two graduating seniors at West High School who exemplify a “growth mindset.” Therse are students who have faced significant obstacles or barriers to learning, yet demonstrate a “growth mindset.” Students with a growth mindset believe in themselves as learners and put forth great effort to learn new concepts. Students with a “growth mindset” seek help from teachers and/or other supports (Success Center, AFT requests, peer tutors, etc.), when faced with challenges and roadblocks to learning and understanding. Students must be planning to pursue a post-secondary education (college/university, community college, technical/vocational programs). A committee convened by West High will review all applications and determine the award recipient(s). An interview may be requested. The application is available here. Completed applications are due to the West High Guidance Office by April 10, 2020. Email to Greg Yoder at yoder.greg@iowacityschools.org.

    The Witinok Advancing Science Education Award is an annual award that was established by two ICCSD families in honor of Dr. Witinok, who retired in 2017 after 37 years of teaching science in the District. Two or more Witinok Advancing Science Education Awards from $250 to $750 will be available to fund or subsidize the science experience of grades 7-12 students, to further the growth or education of grades 7-12 science staff, or to support a secondary school project that furthers sustainability in the schools or surroundings. Examples of activities appropriate for funding might include: subsidizing a summer science mini course for a student or staff member, a research experience or high school trip for a student, subsidizing a science teacher taking a science course for advancement, a grant to establish composting or recycling in a school, or a science magazine subscription for a school. For personal awards, the financial need of the student or faculty applying will be considered.  Applications are due April 10, 2020.  

    The Iowa Games has begun accepting applications for the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. Each year the Iowa Games awards the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship of $1000 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 2019-2020 school year. The application requirements are available here. More information regarding the scholarship can be found online at https://www.iowagames.org/brian-pearson-memorial-scholarship/Applications are due April 6, 2020.
    JUNIORS interested in business - The Tippie Gateway Program at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business offers a 6-day residential program, Sunday June 21 - Friday, June 26, 2020. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in business including minority, low-income, and/or first-generation college students. Forty-five students will be selected to participate in this scholarship-funded program. The only cost for participants is their travel to and from campus. You can see a preview of the program by watching this video and apply hereDeadline is April 10, 2020
    The Associated General Contractors of Iowa will be award two types of scholarships this spring to Iowa high school seniors.  The first is Diesel Technology. Five (5) $1000 scholarships will go to to Iowa high school seniors planning on entering a Diesel Technology Program at a community college in the Fall of 2020. The second is Heavy Equipment Operation, Engineering Tech., General Construction. Five (5) $1000 scholarships will go to to Iowa high school seniors planning on studying heavy equipment operation, engineering technology, or general construction at a community college in the Fall of 2020. Application deadline is April 122020
    The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association Women’s Council will award one or more scholarships during 2020. The number and amounts depend on the quality of applicants. Typically, the scholarships go to graduates planning to enter the skilled trades arena, Architecture-Construction-Engineering or other fields associated with home building. The Application is available here. Deadline is April 17, 2020.
    The 2020 Student View Scholarship Program is offering one $5,000 scholarship. two $1,000 scholarships, and ten $500 scholarships. Go to www.student-view.com and complete a brief application survey about colleges in your area. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community college, or career school. Application deadline is April 22, 2020.
    SOPHOMORES!  Participate in the Paul Engle High School Essay Contest. The winner receives one year of free tuition to the University of Iowa and runners up receive $500 awards. More information is available here. Deadline is May 22, 2020.
    The Matt Bertell Memorial Scholarship is in honor of West High graduate Matt Bertell. Applicants must be seniors who plan to attend further schooling at an accredited institution the fall after graduation. Preference will be given to students who bowled in high school, who plan to bowl competitively in college, students who plan to attend the University of Iowa, and/or students who have a diagnosis of, and/or experience, social difficulty and/or similar challenges. For more infomation, see the Foundation Facebook page or stop by the guidance office for an application. Deadline June 10, 2020.

    The Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkhart. It is open to any graduating high school senior residing within the Iowa PGA Section or the state of Iowa. At least one high school graduate will be the 2020 recipient of $1,500 per year for four years at a college or university of their choice. Scholarship winners are selected based on their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, and then on their academic/professional ability and financial need. The application can be found here and must be mailed or emailed to the scholarship committee on or prior to June 19, 2020.