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.  

     The Guided Pathway Support Program is now accepting applications from the Classes of 2021 and 2022. The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) is a free college access program that empowers African-American high school juniors and seniors through the college application process by providing the inspiration and information needed to reach their best-fit colleges. Eligible applicants must: identify as African-American, have a strong academic record (no minimum GPA requirement), be a current/rising high school junior or senior, and have demonstrated leadership and active involvement in school or in the community. Apply at rbsgps.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

     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/

    Iowa Student Loan offers several free college college funding opportunities. There are two programs with remaining availability dates.

    • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship. Open to Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2020. Awards 30 $2,000 college scholarships plus $250 to each recipient's high school. www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship Application dates available: October 15, 2019 - February 21, 2020
    • College Funding Forecaster Giveaway. Open to Iowa high school seniors attending college in fall 2020 and their parents or guardians. Awards 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 Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M., will award scholarships to several high school seniors who will graduate in 2020 in the state of Iowa. The dollar amount will vary, but in 2019 sixty scholarships of $2,000 each and ten scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. The scholarships are intended to assist graduating seniors in pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two- or four-year college program. The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school-related expense such as tuition, fees, and books. Applicants need not have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing on the selection process. Recipients are selected after completing a comprehensive written application and an indepth interview. The application must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2020 for the signed application and all supporting materials. 

    FIRST Students of Iowa Triangle Scholarship - Triangle Fraternity provides a social, educational, and professional resource for engineers, scientists, and architects while in pursuit of their careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Today, the Triangle Education Foundation and Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity is honored to continue this legacy by offering two (2) $2,500 scholarships for students who are current members of a FIRST robotics team and who will continue their education in STEM areas at Iowa State University. The application is available here and more information is available here. Deadline is February 1, 2020.

    Men attending Iowa State University - The 2020 Iowa State Triangle Scholar-Leader Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for freshmen and sophomore men enrolled at Iowa State in engineering, architecture, and science majors. The ideal candidate demonstrates credible academics, passion for their field, leadership, and community involvement.  The application is available here amd more information is here. Deadline is February 1, 2020.

    The Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association will award $1,000 scholarships to two Iowa high school students graduating in 2020 who have participated in a shooting club or team during high school. The application is available here. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2020. 

    Do you work at Hy-Vee? Hy-Vee offers 80 $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a 4-year degree. Look here for more information. Deadline February 10, 2020

    Do you plan on a career in Journalism?  The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) has college scholarships available to students preparing for a newspaper career. The application process is entirely online and can be accessed on the INA website. Deadline is February 14, 2020.

    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 Hills Bank Leadership Grants will be available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation web page https://iowa4h.awardspring.com beginning on November 20th.  Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM, March 1, 2020 for consideration. 

    Iowa Farm Bureau Federation will award $1,000 renewable scholarships to high school and college students working toward a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in agriculture or agribusiness. The scholarship can help cover tuition only. Applicants must be the son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member; accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college; and working toward a degree in an occupational area of agriculture and/or agribusiness. To learn more or to access the application visit www.IowaFarmBureau.com or visit your local County Farm Bureau office. More information is available hereDeadline: March 1, 2020
     

    The Iowa City Masonic Family of Organizations and Foundation is going to give ten (10) awards totaling over $10,000 dollars. The application is available here. There are options for General Academic Scholarships as well as a scholarship designated for Industrial Arts/Technology. The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

    The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education will award scholarships of $2,500 each in the spring of 2020. Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. Excluded from consideration are those whose parent is the designated dealer principal of a car or truck dealership. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. More information and the application form are available here. Applications must be received at IDA headquarters by 5:00pm on March 2, 2020.

    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 information and the application are available here. Applications are due by March 15th, 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.
     
    The Mary and Moriah Reiman Scholarship is awarded annually to a West High, City High, or Liberty High female graduate in memory of Mary and Moriah Reiman. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a young woman who has exhibited outstanding citizenship, scholarship, and concern for others throughout her high school years. Mary Reiman was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, through which this scholarship is administered. Moriah, her daughter, was a graduate of West High School. The scholarship will be at least $840.00, and will be awarded to the recipient's school in the second semester. Interested students should pick up an application packet in the Guidance Office. Applications are due by 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.org. Deadline 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 3, 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 3, 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 include 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 application and supporting materials must be returned to the West High Guidance Office on or before April 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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.” Students who demonstrate a “growth mindset” seek help from teachers and/or other supports (Tutor Express, Success Center, AFT requests, 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). The application is available here. Completed applications are due to the West High Guidance Office by April 3, 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.
     
    The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship - Students planning to attend the University of Iowa and who are a resident of Iowa and a member of the Protestant faith are invited to apply for the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is paid in installments of $2,500 at the beginning of each semester, and sent directly to the University of Iowa Office of Financial Aid. The application is availalbe here. The application and supporting materials are due by May 1, 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.