Scholarship Information

Scholarships may be located in the following places: the school counseling office, community organizations, student or parent place of employment, college financial aid and admissions offices, libraries, internet.  Here are some Financial Aid and Scholarship Search Engines.
Scholarships may require a transcript. Take note if the committee is asking for an official or unofficial transcript. An official transcript can be obtained through the counseling office (Request for Transcripts). Parents or students can obtain unofficial transcript through their JMC portal or through the counseling office.
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 Scholarships Available in the Counseling Office

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The following scholarships are now available in the counseling office.  The scholarships are listed by priority deadlines.  Some are local scholarships, while others are state and national scholarships.  Please note that the local scholarships will not be available until after April 1st and the deadline is May 1st of every year.  Please feel free to use the links posted here or stop in the counseling office for a hard copy.
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National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship   -Applicant must be a senior in high school, must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b)ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading), must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport, must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports, must complete attached scholar/essay application, must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director. School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association. The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate. All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA Liaison (See NIAAA for Iowa Liaison). Application is available as this fillable pdf or in the counseling office.  Deadline January 30th.
College Raptor Scholarship -To enter the scholarship contest, each student conducts a college search on CollegeRaptor.com that is designed to present college options that match a student’s individual academic, cultural, and financial circumstances in addition to exploring the true cost of their education. Application available online.  Deadline: January 31, 2018.
Naval Reserve Office Training Corps (NROTC)  -The NROTC is offering a scholarship to students who are interested in joining the NROTC.  Senior students must have a  minimum ACT Math score of 21 and minimum ACT English Score of 22 AND 47 Combined (Math plus English).  Seniors must also plan to participate in a NROTC college or university.    Click here to download an application information checklist.  Application is online only. Deadline: January 31, 2018.
River Valley Cooperative Scholarship –Awarded to area high school seniors pursuing four-year degrees in agriculture related fields or pursuing two-year degrees in agriculture related fields at Black Hawk East College, Kirkwood Community College, or Muscatine Community College. Scholarships are available to students who live within River Valley Cooperative’s trade area, however applicants do not have to be a member of River Valley Cooperative to be eligible. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of community and school involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and the perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Applicants must complete an application form, four essay questions, and provide two letters of recommendation along with a high school or college transcript. Application is available online or in the counseling office. Handwritten Applications will not be accepted.  Applications available via this Fillable pdf, Word Doc , or in the counseling office.  Deadline: January 31, 2018.
University of Iowa: The Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – This scholarship provides a $1,000 award, renewable for up to three successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa. This person is selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the state’s best-qualified applicant who has declared physics or astronomy as their major. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: January 31, 2018.
Grand Lodge of Iowa: Masonic Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four year college program. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship  – Applicant shall provide evidence of the difficulties and challenges faced in achieving his/her goals during high school and the challenges he/she will face while attending one of Iowa’s colleges (UNI, ISU, UI). Applications are available via pdf or in the counseling office.  Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF)  – The Iowa Newspaper Foundation again has college scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career.  Application Online Only.  Deadline: February 9, 2018.
Alliant Energy -Scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities, be age 24 or under, enrolling for the first time in a full-time undergraduate study in a business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory (Iowa and Wisconsin) for the entire 2018-19 academic year. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Application is online only.  Deadline: February 15, 2018.
Great River Friends  -Great River Friends awards scholarships to high-school students who are pursuing health-care careers. High-school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above may apply. Applicants must live in Great River Health System’s service area (approximately a 60-mile radius of Burlington). Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: February 15, 2018.
The Community Foundation of Great River Bend Scholarships  -Over 35 scholarship applications are available through their website, Including renewable scholarships.  Application Online Only.  Deadline: February 15, 2018.
Conservation Districts of Iowa – This scholarship is for any senior who will be attending college in the fields of agriculture or natural resources. Winners are selected for Des Moines County before being submitted to state competition. Criteria are leadership (service, character, self-motivation), scholastic achievement, and need. Application is this fillable pdf. Deadline: February 16, 2018.
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship –  Open to Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2018.  Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment.  Essays may be required as a tiebreaker.  Application Online Only.  Deadline February 16, 2018
Des Moines County Farm Bureau Scholarship  -Applicants must be the child of  a Des Moines County Farm Bureau member.  Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following occupational areas of agriculture and/or agribusiness: Ag Health, Ag Production, Ag Products & Processing, Ag Sales & Service, Economics, Education, Environmental Systems, Forestry, Horticulture, Mechanization.  Application is this fillable pdf.   Deadline: March 1, 2018.
Governor’s Iowa State Fair Scholarship   -High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2018 are eligible for the Gov. Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship if they meet the following criteria: Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present); Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school; and Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university. The selection committee will consider the following criteria and percentage factors for selection when reviewing the applications: Exhibits/Performances/ Participation in the Iowa State Fair (20%), Financial Need (20%), Essay explaining the impact the Iowa State Fair has had on your life (15%), Extracurricular and community activities (15%) Community Service/ Volunteerism (15%), GPA (10%). Application is online through www.iowacollegeaid.gov.  Deadline:  March 1, 2018.
Grand Lodge of Iowa: MCEC Technical Scholarship – Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2018.
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation -Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, boy shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2018.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship – Sons and daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members are eligible. Applicants must apply in the county where their Farm Bureau membership is held. If membership is held in more than one county – the application is to be submitted to just one county Farm Bureau office within the state of Iowa. Ag Production, Ag Products & Processing, Ag Business, Agricultural Research, Conservation and Natural Resource, Economics, Education, Environmental Systems, Forestry, Horticulture, Mechanization, Nursing. Application is this fillable PDF.  Deadline: March 1,  2018.
Iowa Scholarship for the Arts  -Applicant must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2017-2018 school year and be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts, or visual arts. Application is Online Only.  Deadline March 1, 2018.
Warth Insurance Agency Scholarship -Applicants must be a high school senior student who will be attending a post-secondary school which includes a college or university, trade school or vocational program. A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better out of a possible 4.0. Application is either online through link above, this online pdf, or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 1, 2018.
Masonry Institute of Iowa Charles Nicolay Educational Foundation Scholarship  -Applicant must be an Iowa high school student or college student and must attend an Iowa institution and continuing their education in the Construction / Architecture / Engineering field. Application is online only.  Deadline: March 2, 2018
Access Energy Scholarship -Applicant’s Parent or legal guardian must be members of Access Energy Cooperative. The Scholarship is based upon a written essay, academics and involvement in school and community activities. Application is available online, via this pdf, or in the counseling office. Deadline March 15, 2018.
Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Scholarship.  -Applicant must be a high school senior. The student’s parents must be members of Earstern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative. Children of Cooperative employees and directors are eligible.  See Eastern Iowa.com for more information. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust Scholarship Application -(One application for several scholarships listed below.  Not all scholarships will be awarded every year.  Awarding of scholarship will depend on available funding.)  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
  • Jessie Corbin Trust Scholarship: Must be enrolled at an accredited College or University. Field of study or training should be in the area of activities related to the care, education or development of the mentally .retarded. No restrictions on student’s current age, high school or gender. Scholarship may be renewable.
  • A. Vern & Pauline Crawford Scholarship: Must be enrolled at Iowa State University. Fields of study should be Veterinary Science, Forestry, Electronics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture or Home Economics. Considerations: financial need, good moral character, good scholastic record.
  •  Beatrice Loper Scholarship $700.00. Must be enrolled at an accredited College or University. Based on Financial Need. Renewable for 4 years. No restriction on High School or location of residence.
  • Sheridan-Setterberg Memorial Trust Scholarship: One scholarship for students enrolled at an accredited College, University, Community College and one scholarship awarded for a student attending a Vocational-Technical training school. No restriction on field of study. Should be a graduate of Des Moines County. Based on financial need, academic records and achievements. May be renewable.
  • Kenneth Cooksey/Norma Cook Memorial Scholarship: A 4 year scholarship, awarded to worthy students based solely on their academic achievements and record and no weight shall be given to the financial needs of the students or their families.
First Friday Breakfast Club -Applicant must be a graduating senior and resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education. Applicant also has participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance in his or her school and or community.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award – High school juniors in an Iowa high school are eligible for this award.  Application Online Only. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Kings Daughters & Sons Elizabeth Kelly Scholarship   –Applicant must live in Des Moines County and have been accepted at, or applied for acceptance at, any accredited Iowa college. Applicant must have reasonably good passing grades. Applicant’s financial need will be considered. Applicant must possess good character in the estimation of either high school or college faculty and employer or pastor.  Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Patrick Joseph Lietsch Memorial Scholarship  -Applicant must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarships are renewable, but must be applied for each year, and approved by the Board of Directors. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Helen Raider Memorial Trust Scholarship   -Available to students planning to pursue post-education. The following are taken into account: GPA, School and Community Activities, and a 100-word essay. This is a renewable scholarship. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Southeast Iowa Builders Association Construction Scholarship  -Applicants must enroll as a full-time student in Construction Management/Engineering/Technology Program or similar. Along with the award, the student will work in a construction internship. Applications are available via this fillable PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Director’s Scholarship -Must be a graduate of a Louisa Resource Area high school with plans to attend a college, university or technical school.  Candidate’s area of study must lead to a degree in natural resources/conservation or the candidate must provide a convincing argument for either professional or personal justification that the candidate’s post high school study will support Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation’s objectives.  Students pursuing academic studies in conservation related fields or curriculum that can play a part in support of conservation may apply. Applications are available via pdf or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation William J. Paris Conservation Scholarship -The selected candidate must be a graduate of a Louisa County high school or a Louisa County resident planning to attend an Iowa college, university or technical school. Study emphasis must lead to a degree in a natural resources/conservation; or in another field, such as education. Candidates with a study emphasis outside of natural resources/conservation must provide either professional or personal justifications for why the candidate’s emphasis of study will meet the scholarship objectives noted above.   Applications are available via pdf or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Iowa Hospital Association Health Care Careers Scholarship Applicant must be enrolled in a qualified health care career program with graduation between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020.  Applicant must also be willing to work in an Iowa hospital for one year after graduation.  Application is online only.  Deadline March 30, 2018.
University of Iowa ACACIA Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship – Available to any male, graduating senior who attends The University of Iowa. The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Preference for the scholarship is given to students associated with the Fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 30, 2018.
 Iowa Branch of the International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons Dr. Jennie McCowen Scholarship   -This scholarship is offered through the Iowa Branch of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons and is for students who are enrolled in course in the medical field. It can be in area of the medical field.Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: March 31, 2018.
SFM Foundation Scholarship -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota-, Wisconsin-, or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Worker’s Compensation Act of Wisconsin or Iowa’s workers’ compensation law. Must be a Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application. Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant are considered. Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement. Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from any accredited school. Must demonstrate financial need.  Application is this this fillable PDF  or in the counseling office.  Deadline March 31, 2018.
James W. & Carolyn Bray Scholarship  -This scholarship is open to students who live in Iowa and attend school within a 25-mile radius of Danville. Applicants may attend a 2-year or 4-year college. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Des Moines County Retired Personnel Association Scholarship -Available to students who plan a career in the education field. Financial need will be considered.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Iowa High School Music Association – Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship in Choral Music Education   Applicants must be a citizen of the State of Iowa; Be a graduating senior enrolling in college as a vocal music education major.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: April 15, 2018.
Tri-Cities Golf Classic  -Applicant must be a graduating senior from high school. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and have some extra-curricular involvement. Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: April 20, 2018.
Iowa Games Brian Pearson Scholarship -Open to Juniors or Seniors. The intent of this scholarship is to recognize an outstanding male and female student-athlete involved with the Iowa Games. The award must be used in pursuit of post high school education.  Click here for more information.  Application is available via pdf or in the counseling office.  Deadline: April 30, 2018
University of Iowa – Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – Administered by MidWestOne Bank as Trustee of the Pearl Hull Falk Trust.   Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: May 1, 2018.
Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship –  Open to any graduating senior whose parent(s) are members of a club/course employing a PGA member or registered apprentice of the Iowa Section. Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, their academic ability and financial need.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: June 15, 2018.
Nursing Schools Almanac: Aspiring Nurse Scholarship  -This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year. Application is online only. Deadline August 31, 2018.

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Iowa State University

Iowa State University scholarships automatically awarded at the point of admission

Academic Recognition Award (ARA) Awarded to all Iowa residents who have been offered admission to Iowa State as freshmen entering directly from high school and who rank in the top 15% of their graduating class.

  • ARA Level I: $6,000 ($1,500 per year for 4 years) – Requirement: rank in the top 10% of graduating class or rank position 1 or 2.
  • ARA Level II: $5,000 ($1,250 per year for 4 years) – Requirement: rank between the top 11th through 15th percentile of class.

Iowa State University: President’s Award for Competitive Excellence Awarded to all Iowa residents who are offered admission to Iowa State as freshmen entering directly from high school and who have successfully completed the college preparatory curriculum, including cumulative grade point average and test score.  An ACT of at least 28 and GPA of 3.30 or higher is required.

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University of Iowa Scholarships automatically awarded at the point of admission

Iowa Scholars Award: $2,500/year to students with a 27 or higher ACT score and a 3.8 or higher GPA OR a 30 or higher ACT score and a 3.7 or higher GPA.

Old Gold Scholarship: $5,000/year to students with a 30 or higher ACT score and a 3.8 or higher GPA.

Iowa Flagship Award: $8,000/year to students with a 33 or higher ACT score and a 3.8 or higher GPA.

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University of Northern Iowa Scholarships automatically awarded at the point of admission

Distinguished Scholars Award: Available to Iowa residents, new high school graduates. Renewable with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.  Three levels of annual awards:

  • Level 1: $2,000/year ($8,000 total), minimum 3.7 GPA, 27+ ACT (SAT EWR+M 1280+)
  • Level 2: $1,500/year ($6,000 total), minimum 3.5 GPA, 25+ ACT (SAT EWR+M 1200+)
  • Level 3: $1,000/year ($4,000 total), minimum 3.3 GPA, 23+ ACT (SAT EWR+M 1130+)

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 All Local Scholarships are available April 1st, 2018   

Corey Baker Memorial Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High school senior
Dave Aamodt Memorial Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior
IOOF Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior
Joanne Denney Memorial Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior, preference given to those pursuing an education degree
Joyce and Don Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior pursuing a post-secondary education in Iowa, be a child/grandchild of a veteran, and have a GPA of 2.0
MCEA Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior, entering the teaching profession
M.E.P.O Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend college, who attended Mediapolis Elementary, and has obtained a GPA of 3.5
Mediapolis American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education, child/grandchild of a veteran, has obtained a GPA of 2.0
Mediapolis Athletic Booster Club Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution, must have lettered in more than one sport
Mediapolis Class of 1966 Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Applicant must have a GPA in the middle of the class and demonstrate financial need 
Mediapolis Fine Arts Booster Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education, must have participated in music, art or drama for six semesters
Mediapolis Lions Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who plans to enter the medical field
Mediapolis News Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who shows interest in media or communications, must have a 2.5 GPA
Mediapolis Youth League Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who participated in youth baseball or softball
Mediapolis Education Foundation Scholarships – Offered to Mediapolis High School seniors
Myers Tree Farm Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who plans to enter a field of agriculture or horticulture
Ray W. Pilling Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend an institution of higher learning
Sportscast Media Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who shows an interest in a sports related field
Tom Nelson FFA Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who is a member of the FFA and  plans to pursue a degree in agriculture
Two Rivers Bank Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education

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Paralegal Career Scholarship – This scholarship is available to students who are interested in pursuing a paralegal career field. Application is this Google Doc  Deadline: October 1, 2017
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship  -Available to students whose senior year of high school is the 2017–2018 academic year, graduating with the class of 2018,  who have at least a “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11, students who have participated in at least one school-sponsored sport, and have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community.  Application Online Only.  Deadline October  2, 2017
Horatio Alger Scholarships -Various scholarships for seniors who plan to  pursue a 4-year college degree and have demonstrated strong financial need and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Must be U.S. citizen and have a minimum cum GPA of 2.0.  Application Online Only.  Deadline: October 25, 2017.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation  -This is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. 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.  Application Online Only.  Deadline: October 31, 2017.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation: The Hagan Scholarship is a need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students in need of financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  See brochure for more information.   Application Online Only. Deadline: November 15, 2017.
Elks Club Most Valuable Student –Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need  Application Online Only. Deadline: November 27, 2017.
Iowa State University: Thelma V. and John T McColm Scholarship – This scholarship is based on academic merit and financial need. To be considered, students must complete the online scholarship application (FinAidScholar), file a FAFSA, and have an offer of admission to Iowa State University. Priority will be given to graduates of West Liberty or L & M High School. Second priority will be given to applicants from Muscatine or Louisa County. Application Online Only.  Deadline: December 1, 2017.
GE Star Awards:  -Open to high school seniors who are children of eligible GE employees and retirees worldwide. The purpose is to defray first-year higher education expenses. Recipients, chosen through a selective application process, are awarded a one-time award in one of two categories: 4-Year Category or 2-Year Category: Application is online only.  Deadline: December 15,  2017.
Iowa Women in Natural Resources Scholarship   -This non-gender-based scholarship opportunity is for students planning or attending an Iowa university, college, or community college in the school year of 2018-2019; Pursuing a career in a natural resources field; Currently working on a conservation project or are planning to work on one; Willing to present project at IWINR’s annual conference. Applications are available via PDF or in the counselor’s office.  Deadline: December 15, 2017.
AXA Achievement Scholarship –Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year  Applicants demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Only 10,000 applications will be accepted so apply early.  Application Online Only. Deadline: December 15, 2017.
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship  The recipient of this award is recognized as being representative of the most elite of the superlative Iowa Girl, not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom, in her school and in her community. Her profile will reflect discipline, perseverance, character, citizenship and leadership, which personified the life and expectations of E. Wayne Cooley. Each high school is limited to one nomination. It is the responsibility of the local school to determine how the nominee is selected. The criteria for the award are as follows: Cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.75 . Minimum ACT score of 25. Must have participated in at least two sports each year of high school. Shall have earned at least one varsity letter in a minimum of two sports. Must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU member school. Must be an Iowa resident. Must attend an Iowa college or university. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout her college career.  Application Online Only. Deadline: December 30, 2017.
Iowa State University: Christina Hixson Award – This scholarship is awarded to one student in every county in Iowa. Senior students must demonstrate extreme financial need, which must be reflected in their FAFSA.   Application Online OnlyDeadline: January 1, 2018.
The Community Foundation of Great River Bend -Over 35 scholarship applications are available through their website, Including renewable scholarships.  Application Online Only.  The Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarship Application Deadline: January 3, 2018.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  –To be eligible for this award, applicants must: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. See Brochure for more information.  Application Online Only  Deadline: January 4, 2018.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – Seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office. Deadline: January 5, 2018.
Iowa School Counselor Assocation -Available to Seniors who will be pursuing post-secondary education or training and can write about a school counselor who has made a difference.  Application is this Google Form: Deadline: January 7, 2018.
Muscatine Chapter of the Iowa Engineering Society.  -All applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering and must attend either the University of Iowa or Iowa State University in the fall of 2018. Academic requirements are: GPA: Minimum – 3.0 ACT Composite Score: Minimum – 24. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, an Iowa resident, attend school in Des Moines, Louisa, or Muscatine County.  Click on this brochure for more information.   Applications are available via PDF or in the counseling office.  Deadline: January 12, 2018.
Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship     -Every year, the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation proudly recognizes five high school seniors from greater Iowa and 3 seniors from the Quad Cities who personify sound ethical behavior and decision making in their leadership roles at school and in their community All applicants must be recommended by a school official. Only one application per school will be accepted. Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2018. Applicant must be from BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad City and Siouxland Region service area. Application Online Only.  Deadline: January 21, 2018.  (This application is no longer available as our school has 1 applicant.)