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:

    Brian Cretzmeyer Music Scholarship - Deadline April 7th, 2023. The Brian Cretzmeyer scholarship was established in memory of Brian Cretzmeyer, a 1997 West High graduate, who was a talented musician and artist who inspired others with his music. To be eligible, you must be a graduating senior planning to study Music after high school and must also demonstrate a need by either qualifying for free/reduced lunch while in high school or attach proof of their EFC from the FASFA with the scholarship application. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.

    David and Rosalie Braverman Family Community Service Award - Deadline: April 7th, 2023. The ICCSD foundation annually administers a $1,000 scholarship to one senior at City High, West High, and Liberty High Schools who has excelled in the area of community service. To be considered for the award, you must complete the application and include at least one letter of recommendation from an agency or organization for which you have participated in community service activities. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.

    Doug Robertson Scholarship - Deadline: April 7th, 2023. The Doug Roberston 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. Scholarship criteria is that of a graduating senior from West or City High School whose health has presented additional challenges during high school. The 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. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.  

    Gatens Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 7th, 2023. The ICCSD foundation annually administers two $400 scholarships to one senior student at City, West, and Liberty High Schools. Graduating seniors will be chosen for their athletic participation, good academic standing, community involvement, and citizenship. To be considered for the Gatens Memorial Scholarship, you must complete the application and have participated in athletic activities through your senior year. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.  

    Growth Mindset Scholarship - Deadline: April 7th, 2023.  The Growth Mindset Scholarship was established by Steve and Barcy Levy and is a $500 award given to graduating seniors (1-2) at West High School who exemplify a 'growth mindset'. Students with a growth mindset are students who have faced significant obstacles or barriers to learning, yet believe in themselves as learners and put forth great effort to learn new concepts, seek help from teachers and/or other support when faced with challenges and roadblocks to learning and understanding. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.  

    Kanellis Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 7th, 2023.  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, the student must complete the application and include at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or supervisor. The student must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.    

    Mary and Moriah Reiman Scholarship - Deadline: March 24, 2023. The Mary and Moriah Reiman Scholarship is awarded annually to a City High School, West High School or Liberty High School female senior student in memory of Mary and Moriah Reiman. Mary Reiman was an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood through which this scholarship is administered. Moriah, her daughter, was a graduate of West High School. Both died as a result of an automobile accident in 2005. For the 2023-24 academic year, the scholarship will be awarded to assist the student with her education beyond high school at a two or four-year college and will be in the amount of at least $1,000. It will be paid to the school in the second semester. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.

    Robert Stack Scholarship - Deadline: April 7th, 2023. The Robert Stack Scholarship is given to a West High graduating senior who plans to attend the University of Iowa. The award is based on academics, activities, volunteer/service, character, future potential, financial need will be a consideration. For application please email Brittany McConnell at mcconnell.brittany@iowacityschools.org.  

    Matt Bertell Memorial Scholarship -    Deadline: April 30, 2023.  Matt Bertell was born and raised in Iowa City. He graduated from West High in 2016 and bowled all four years. He continued his passion for bowling in his college years, competing for the University of Iowa Bowling Club team. Matt was diagnosed with NVLD, which led him to take his own life. Matt's family has set up a scholarship in his name. The scholarship is awarded annually, with at least one $1,000 award, or two $500 awards. For more information and application, please click HERE.

    Other Scholarships:

    Abbot and Fenner Scholarship - Deadline June 10, 2023. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.  The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Please click HERE for more information and application.

    Beta Sigma Psi - Beta Sigma Pi will be providing three $2,000 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to men attending Iowa State University in the Fall of 2023. You are not required to join Beta Sigma Pi to receive the $2,000 scholarships. For more information, please visit the website.

    Coolidge Scholarship - Deadline February 23, 2023 at 5:00pm ET. The Coolidge Scholaship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may by used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. More information and applications can be found at coolidgescholars.org. 

    Coast Guard Exchange Scholarship Program - $2,000 - 20 Awards (Deadline: February 28th, 2023). To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must  A)Be in the last year of high school and scheduled to attend college full-time during the subsequent year B)Be a dependent of a Coast Guard active duty, reserve, current civilian NAF and APF employees, or current Coast Guard Auxilliarists. For more information and applications, please visit the website

    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. 

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

    Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Scholarship Program - Deadline: March 10, 2023. The Cooperative’s scholarship program includes 21 $1,000 scholarships. The Cooperative’s scholarship program is open to all 2023 high school seniors, whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative.  This includes children of Cooperative directors and employees.  

    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.

    Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic, A.F & A.M Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2023. The scholarship selection committee will be awarding fifteen $5,000 scholarships and ten $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from across the state of Iowa. Applicants need not have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing in the selection process. Recipients are selected after completing a comprehensive written application and an in-depth personal interview. Applications can be found here

    Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award - Deadline: March 15, 2023. The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award is a $10,000 scholarship program for Iowa high school juniors. The award, identifies approximately 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish projects of their own design. The projects the students propose should demonstrate the values that Herbert Hoover exemplified in his life of public service. To be eligible, a student must  be a U.S citizen, a junior in an Iowa high school or home-schooled program in the spring of 2023, with a high school graduation date of spring 2024. Students are required to give a presentation at the library and museum sometime between 9 a.m and 4 p.m on Saturday, October 28, 2023. If you are not available for the presentation, please do not apply. For more information and application, please visit their website

    Horatio Alger Scholarship - Deadline: March 15, 2023 The Horatio Alger Scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in value from $10,000-$25,000. Eligible students must be a high school junior, has demonstrated critical financial need, and a United States citizen. For more information and applications, please visit the website.

    Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2023. The IAD Foundation will award scholarships each spring. Applicants must be committed to pursuing automotive-related studies at a two- or four-year post-secondary institution and must demonstrate satisfactory performance in those studies. Students who have received scholarships come from all over Iowa. Most attend an Iowa community college. Many scholarship winners study to be automotive technicians, while others study collision repair or pursue diesel training. For more information and application please click HERE.

    Iowa Elks Association - Deadline: March 6, 2023 Iowa Vocational Grant applications are currently open. Twenty $1,500 Vocational Grants will be offered to individuals pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/program. These grants are open to current high school seniors or any non-traditional student (second career, etc.) pursuing such a program at an accredited school. For more information and application please click HERE.

    Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship - ISL Education Lending will award up to 50 scholarships of $1,000 each to Iowa high school seniors. Interested seniors should go to www. IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter to register and read the complete scholarship rules between now and March 31st, 2023, to be considered for the scholarship.

    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 Professional Golfers' Association Foundation - Deadline: Applications must be submitted prior to June 18, 2023.  The Iowa PGA Section annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Iowa Golf Hall of Famer, Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 49 years and head professional at the Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 42 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education. Any graduating high school senior residing within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible. Please visit the website for more information. 

    Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarships - Deadline: February 1, 2023. The Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary has scholarships available for graduating seniors. Applicants need to be a dependent of a currently serving or retired (20+ years or medically discharged) Iowa National Guard service member. Applications are to be filled out online and choose the 'Student Scholarship' link

    Jet Future Business Leaders Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 28th, 2023). To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student planning on pursing a career in business. For more information and application please visit the website.

    Mark Earl & Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship - Deadline: March 1st, 2023. This scholarship is offered by The Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. and its Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation to graduates of Iowa public high schools who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College in 2023. Questions or comments should be directed to the Grand Lodge of Iowa at (319)365-1438. For application please visit the website.  

    Men's College Scholarship - Deadline April 4, 2023. The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male senior graduating high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded through the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required.  To be eligible, you must be a graduating high school senior in the United States and must identify as male. For more information and application please click this link.

    Mensa US Scholarship - $2,500 - 178 Awards (Deadline: January 15th, 2023). To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must: A)Be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution during the 2023-24 academic year. B)Submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Applications can be found on the website

    Professional Women in Building Scholarship - Deadline: April 15, 2023. In order to qualify for the Professional Women in Building Scholarship, applicants must be 1. Be a resident of Johnson, Washington, Iowa or Cedar Counties in Iowa or family of a member of The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association 2. Must be enrolled in, or attending if graduated in December, an accredited post-secondary school. For more information and application please click HERE.

    Sport Injury Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 28th, 2023). To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student who is enrolled in either a vocational program or a 2-5 year post-secondary institution. Applications can be found on the website.

    Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics - Deadline: January 31, 2023. The Department of Physics and Astronomy awards one $1,000 grant each year, renewable for up to three successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa.To be eligible, students must be from the state of Iowa and have applied for admission to the University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as their major. Please visit the website for more information and application.

    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 Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship - Deadline: May 1, 2023. The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship is administered by MidWestOne Bank. The award amount is $5,000.00 and the eligibility requirements are 1). Student must be of Protestant faith 2). Student must be a resident of the State of Iowa and 3). Student must attend the University of Iowa full-time. Click HERE for a scholarship application. 

    World Class - Mediacom Scholarship Program - Deadline February 28, 2023. Just like most American families, the Mediacom family believes in the importance of higher education. As a corporation with strong community roots, we wanted to support, in some way, the higher education of our customers.For this reason, we formed World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program to help graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books. For more information and application please click this link.


    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.