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. 

     

    Local Scholarships:

    Currently, all of the deadlines have passed for our local scholarships.  Please check this page periodically as we will be updating as we receive updated notices from local groups.

     

    Other Scholarships:

    10 Words or Less Scholarship - Deadline: November 15th, 2022. Scholarship Eligibility A) anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023 B) this scholarship is provided by StudentScholarhips.org. In order to apply for our scholarship you must follow a certain criteria. Click here for more information.

    American Rocketry Challenge - Deadline: December 1st, 2022. The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems. Teams that qualify for the American Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May have the chance to win a part of over $100,000 in prizes! The top 25 teams each year receive an invitation to compete in NASA's Student Launch Initiative. The top team from the National Finals goes on to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge. For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

    Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship - Deadline: December 31st, 2022. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and, except as provided in the paragraph below, have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted. The contest year is Jan 1 to Dec 31. For more information and application, please visit their website.

    Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - Deadline: December 1st, 2022. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $3,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years. For more information and application please visit their website

    Big Future Scholarship - Deadline October 31st, 2022. To be eligible, you must attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the 50 US, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other US territories and possessions, or are US Citizens of residents who attend a US Department of Defense Education Activity school outside of the United States and US territories. You also must be a senior. To apply please click here

    Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Scholarship - Deadline: December 1st, 2022. CHUCK HALL spent most of his adult life helping young people through his long-time association with junior bowling. He joined the American Junior Bowling Congress in 1959 as a field representative and quickly advanced to director of field services in 1961 and then executive director in 1962 to lead the organization's day-to-day operations. AJBC merged with the Youth Bowling Association in 1982 to form the Young American Bowling Alliance, and Hall served as YABA's executive director until his retirement in 1985. During his years with AJBC and YABA, he found many opportunities to promote youth bowling and was involved in the formation and development of what is now known as the Youth Leaders program. For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

    Children's Cancer Connection Scholarship - To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before the age of 18, or a sibling, must be within Children's Cancer Connection service area(living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa, must attend or plan to attend an accredited 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. For questions please contact scholarship@childrenscancerconnection.org.

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. 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. Eligibility requirements A) Current High school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic school year B) U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility C) Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year D) Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary insitution E) Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework. For more information, please visit their website. 

    CollegeXpress Scholarship - Deadline October 31st, 2022Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services. 

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

    Common App Scholarship - Deadline: December 31st, 2022.  To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12 B) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023 C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year D) Answer one of the essay prompts found on the Common App. For more information and applications, please visit their website

    Dell Scholars Program - Deadline: December 1st, 2022. The Dell Scholars program is a scholarship and college completion program that nurtures and empowers students on their path to a college degree. Since starting the program in 2004, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has supported 5,000 scholars, including more than 2,000 college graduates. For more information please visit the website

    First Friday Breakfast Club - The FFBC awards scholarships to graduating Iowa high school seniors committed to reducing homophobia and increasing awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) issues in their schools and communities. Awards will be made in the amount of $3,000+ per student. You can find more information at ffbciowa.org and applications here.

    Heisman High School Scholarship - Deadline: October 18, 2022. The Heisman High School Scholarship will honor community-minded high school male and female scholar-athletes who change the game - both on and off the field. Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. Applicants must also participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. For more information and applications, please visit the website

    Iowa Golf Association Foundation - The IGAF serves as host for two college scholarship programs - The Herman Sani Scholarship and the Ann Griffel Scholarship. The Sani Scholarship's purpose is to assist Iowa students to further their education. Each recipient receives $8,000 over a consecutive four-year period as long as the student is making reasonable academic progress. For more information on the Sani Scholarship, please visit the website. The Ann Griffel scholarship 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 or higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school. For more information about the Ann Griffel scholarship, please visit the website.

    Iowa Student Scholarship -  Application Deadline: September 1, 2022. A student enrolled in a school in Iowa will be awarded a $500 academic scholarship. Study.com aims to increase access to education and hopes to reduce barriers to the quality of higher education through this academic award for students in Iowa. One scholarship is awarded annually. For more information and an application form, please visit Study.com.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program - Deadline: November 17th, 2022. The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial needs who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of nearly 3,000 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni. For more information and how to apply, please visit their website

    Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship - Deadline: December 15th, 2022. Sean Carroll is a physicist, philosopher, and host of the Mindscape podcast. Mindscape is dedicated to the idea that the quest to understand our world, from a wide variety of angles, is one of the most important of all human activities. This scholarship is open to all students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake—whether that be pursuing studies in physics, philosophy, biology, mathematics, literature, or any other field that seeks better understanding of our existence—and will seek to lift up those from underrepresented communities in those fields, and first-generation college students. For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

    National Space Club Scholarship - Deadline: November 15th, 2022. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in high school through graduate students studying at an accredited education institution in the United States, who have definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. The individual selected will have the opportunity to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner. In addition to this opportunity, the selected individual will also receive a scholarship in the amount of $15,000. For more information, please visit their website

    Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - Deadline: November 15th, 2022.  The scholarship winner will be announced roughly six weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET. No late applications will be reviewed. To find out if you are eligible, please visit the website

    Overachievers Student Grant - Deadline: December 15, 2022. The 2022 $15,000 G2 Overachievers Student Grant will be awarded by Pilot Pen in recognition of an outstanding student who rises beyond the level of their everyday studies and utilizes their learnings to positively impact the world around them. Entrants for this award will also need to submit 1,000 – 2,500 handwritten words explaining how they or the person they’re nominating make a difference in the world around them and why they deserve to be recognized for these efforts. For more information and applications please visit their link

    Regeneron Science Talent Search - Deadline: November 9th, 2022. Regeneron STS has identified future leaders in STEM since 1942. High school seniors living in the United States, and US citizens living abroad, who have completed independent research projects are encouraged to apply online for the chance to win up to $250,000. For more information please check out their website.

    SP Scholarship - Deadline: November 30th, 2022. The SP High School Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. If interested, please visit their website to apply. 

    The Last Dollar Scholarship - This program is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Eligible students are those who recently completed an Iowa high school diploma, homeschool program, or high school equivalency diploma. To apply for this scholarship you have to enroll full-time in an eligible program of study and complete the FASFA. For more details please visit https://iowacollegeaid.gov/LastDollar.

    The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship - The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is a full undergraduate support for student writers and applications will be accepted from September 1 through November 15, 2022. Students must apply to both the university and the Scholarship in order to be considered. Please visit their website for more information and application. 

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Scholarship - Deadline: October 31, 2022. The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $35,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. For more information and applications, please visit their website

    Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Deadline October 31st, 2022. Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The national first place winner will receive a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/ technical school. For more information, please visit their website. 


    NROTC Scholarship (For Class of 2023) - Application is open until January 2023 and is for the graduating class of 2023. Selected candidates receive a) Full tuition, book stipend and fees - up to $200,000 with over 150 of the nation's leading colleges and universities to choose from. Plus a monthly allotment of $250-$400. b) No obligation for your entire first year of college - you can participate in the program on a "trial basis" your first year with no obligation to the Navy. Eligibility requirements are that you must be a U.S citizen, must be 17 years old and not yet 23 by September 1 of the year starting college, complete high school/equivalent certificate, and must not have more than 30 semester hours of 45 quarter hours of college credit, as well as receiving at least the minimum score required on the SAT and ACT exams. For more information and applications please click here.