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. 

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

    Several national scholarships are available at the StudentScholarships.org website. The application deadlines range from April 30th - June 20th, 2021.

    The Community Foundation of Johnson County is hosting two scholarships for students in Johnson County:

    • The Ada Woo and William Ching Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship, designed to assist first-generation college/university students who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field.  Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
      • Be a senior at a Johnson County public high school
      • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
      • Be a first-generation college student
      • Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university
      • Plan to major in a STEM field
    • The First Baptist Church Scholarship is a one-time $3,750 scholarship, designed to assist senior high school students who are pursuing a degree in Education from a post-secondary institution in the state of Iowa.  Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
      • A student must reside in and attend a high school in Johnson County
      • Pursuing post-secondary education
      • Majoring in education
      • Attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Iowa

    Both applications are available at the Community Foundation of Johnson County website. The deadline to apply is April 20th, 2021 by 5:00pm.

    The Student-View Scholarship is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.  The following prizes are awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school: One (1) individual prize of a $5,000 scholarship, Three (3) individual prizes of a $1,000 scholarship, Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each. Applicants must complete a 15 - 20 minute survey about colleges in your area. More information is available here. Deadline is April 22nd, 2021.

    The Iowa City Education Association (ICEA) is offering three scholarships of $1000 each. These scholarships are available to ICCSD teachers' union members’ children to attend an accredited higher education institution to include vocational schools, community colleges and colleges. Students with any major or educational program are eligible. The scholarship is open to children of ICEA members who are graduating seniors. More information and the application process are available here. Deadline is April 23rd, 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 18th, 2021.