Scholarships

  • 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. 

    An opportunity for Black males interested in medical or dental school: There is a program between Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College where the student attends TSU for three years and attends Meharry to become an MD or DDS in 7 years instead of the traditional 8 years. Currently the available positions for Black females are full but the program is seeking more Black male students. Requirements are a minimum 28 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA.  This opportunity offers a possible free ride at Tennessee State University. Prospective candidates' can send their information to: Gussie.fuller@gmail.com and she will forward it to the review committee. 

    Children's Cancer Connection Scholarship - To qualify for this scholarship applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer befor the age of 18, or a sibling, must be within Children's Cancer Connection service area(living, treated or diagnoised in the state of Iowa, must attend or plan to attend an accrediated two -or four-year institution (trade school, college or university).  Applications for the Fall 2022 semester will be due on Monday, January 31, 2022 and applications for the Spring of 2023 semester will be due Wednesday, August 31, 2022. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=f2d683893e&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1713372831523242067&th=17c71f832ebf8053&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=17c629e339efc5ec5332

    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students. .  Students need to have a 3.0 GPA and fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern.  

    College Raptor is offering $2500 in scholarships to students that visit their website.  Please go to www.collegeraptor.com/2500 for more information.

    Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. is offering 60 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each.  Please check out the website at https://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ScholarshipApplication_2022.pdf for information.  Deadline is February 1, 2022.

    Iowa Games Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to one female and male individual in their junior or senior year of high school.  In order to apply, applicants need to have participated in the Iowa Games at least once in their lifetime. More information can be found at the website https://www.iowagames.org/brian-pearson-memorial-scholarship/  Deadline for the scholarship is April 4, 2022

    Iowa State University - Christina Hixson Opportunity Award - Student's applying for this award must have faced challenges of personal and/or finanical hardships - resident of Iowa - must determine financial need and wanting to attend Iowa State University.  The application process is: Complete the FAFSA by December 1, 2021 - Complete the online application for the Hixson Opportunity Award by December 15, 2021 and complete the Iowa State University admissions process by December 15, 2021.  www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu

    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation - 2022 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Seniors.  Top 25 Students Recieve Awards...First-place prize is $10,000.  Go to jfklibrary.org/essaycontest  Deadline is January 14, 2022.

    National Honor Society Scholarship - NHS is officially accepting applications for this year!  https://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship/ The application is now open and the deadline is Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  This is a great opportunity for NHS seniors to get recognized for their hard work and leadership. A former West High graduate was awarded a scholarship over $5,000 to put towards their college tuition. 

    Several national scholarships are available at the Student Scholarships.org newsletter.php  The early application deadlines range from October 29, 2021 to December 15, 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 information and the application are available here. The application is due no later than 2022 Application is coming soon. 

    The Thelma V. and John T. McColm Scholarship - This scholarship is for seniors who are planning to attend Iowa State University in the Fall. Students must complete the following requirements: complete the application and complete the FAFSA, by January 3, 2022.  The link to the application is https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/

    The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship (plus summer stipends) is now open.  If you are choosing a career in English/Writing, then check this scholarship out.  Step 1 an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15, 2021; and, Step 2 an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15, 2021. More information on this scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and awards/

    VFW - Voice of Demoracy Scholarship.  The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here? Established in 1947, audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-theme recorded essay.  Want to apply? Check out the rules and eligibiltity requirements, and the entry form, by midnight, Oct. 31.  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships