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 an unofficial transcript through their JMC portal.
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Scholarships Available in the Counseling Office
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 feel free to use the links posted here or stop in the counseling office for a hard copy. Try PDFescape – Free PDF Editor & Free PDF Form Filler to fill in a pdf application.
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MTC Technologies Internship and Next Gen Scholars Program -Current Sophomores/Juniors: are you interested in a possible internship with MTC beginning June 1? Are you interested in Network Technology/Telecom Data Communications Program at DMACC to get a degree for only a ¼ of the tuition? If so, please contact Mrs. Henning for more information.
Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship -Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18 or a sibling of that individual). Applicant must be within the Children’s Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa) Applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution (trade school, college or university) Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. See ChildrensCancerConnection.org for more information. Application available via pdf. Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due the last Friday in May. Applications for the spring semester are due the last Friday in September.
HonorsGradU Scholarship: Design a Better Future: -Applicants must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education. Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide. Application online only. Deadline: May 28, 2021.
Elevate Iowa Scholarship -Offered to Iowa high school seniors interested in pursuing the Welding, Industrial Maintenance or Machining program at SCC. Visit www.elevateiowa.com. for more information. Application available pdf. Deadline: May 30, 2021.
Iowa Recycling Association: Diane-Albertson-Memorial-Scholarship –The scholarship will be awarded to one or more students with a demonstrated interest in environmental action, especially as related to recycling and waste reduction. The number of scholarship awards is based on the availability of funds. Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled (or have been accepted for enrollment) as a full-time undergraduate for the 2018-19 school year. Visit IowaRecycles.Org for more information. Applications are available via pdf. Deadline: May 31, 2021.
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. Application available via pdf. Deadline: June 18, 2021.
Iowa State University: Beta Sigma Psi: Darryl John Memorial Scholarship -The Alumni of Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity is offering scholarships to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State University in the fall of 2021. Applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches. Application is online only. Deadline: January 5, March 20, July 1, 2021.
The Last Dollar Scholarship –Eligible to high graduating high school students who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements. ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements. Deadline: July 1, 2021.
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Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts: Iowa Merit Awards for Dramatic Performance -Open to all Iowa high school students (grades 10-12) in good standing at an accredited high school and with grade point averages of 3.0 or greater who are studying drama and have acted in official school productions for 2018 and/or 2019. Students must be enrolled – or recently graduated – for the 2019 academic year to qualify. Please visit www.donnareed.org for more information. Applications are available via pdf or Word. Deadline: July 30, 2021.
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Iowa Scholars Award: $2,500/year Minimum Requirements: 27 ACT AND 3.80 GPA OR 30 ACT AND 3.70 GPA
Old Gold Scholarship: $5,000/year Minimum Requirements: 30 ACT AND 3.80 GPA
Iowa Flagship Award: $8,500/year Minimum Requirements: 33 ACT AND 3.80 GPA
Advantage Iowa Scholarship: $2,000 – $8,000 annually Minimum Requirements: The award is based on merit (test scores and GPA), contributing criteria also includes students that are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa or participation in a federally funded Upward Bound program.
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+)
UNI-T.E.D. Scholarship (NEW for students entering UNI for Fall 2019): The UNI-T.E.D.(UNIfying Through Excellence & Diversity) Scholarship is awarded to new freshman students after admission and can range from $500 – $2,000 annually. The award amount may increase if the student demonstrates financial need. This scholarship may be renewable for up to four years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. To qualify, students must meet one of the following:
- From a traditionally underrepresented population (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Multiracial)
- First-generation college students (neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree)
- Have participated in a TRIO program.
Local Scholarships are available annually on April 1.
Corey Baker Memorial Scholarship- Offered to a Mediapolis High school senior (Also Word)
Don & Joyce 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. (Also Word)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Mediapolis and Sperry Lodges Scholarship– Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior (Also Word)
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 (Also Word)
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. (Also Word)
Mediapolis Community Education Association( MCEA) Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior, entering the teaching profession.
Mediapolis Education Foundation Scholarships – Offered to Mediapolis High School seniors. One application for several scholarships listed below.
- Mediapolis Education Foundation -Four seniors (2 male & 2 female) at Mediapolis Community High School planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level.
- Mediapolis Education Foundation – Four seniors (2 male & 2 female) at Mediapolis Community High School. Qualifications include: plan to attend a community college or technical school and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Special consideration may be given to students who have participated in Career Technical Education courses through Mediapolis Schools.
- MTC Technologies -Two seniors at Mediapolis Community High School who have a GPA of 2.5 or better after 7 semesters. Student or parent must be a subscriber of MTC Technologies.
- Dr. W.L. & Grace Stewart -One Mediapolis graduate with average or better academic ability. Preference given to business majors.
- Diane Sue Petersen Memorial -Awarded to one female student who is interested in a business career.
- Manfred A. Nordstrom -One Mediapolis senior who shows academic potential and financial need.
- Roy H. & Joan Gerling -Two seniors (1 male, 1 female) at Mediapolis Community High School, who demonstrate financial need, show academic potential, and who have been active in bettering their community and school.
- Geraldine Wickhart -Two scholarships awarded to a Mediapolis Community High School graduate who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and plans to enroll at a post-secondary institution pursuing a career in nursing. Scholars must have verification of enrollment from the post-secondary school.
- Sharon K. Saurini -Awarded to a Mediapolis Community High School graduate who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and plans to enroll in a post-secondary animal science or pre-veterinary program.
- Luckenbill Family Memorial -Mediapolis senior with financial need who shows academic potential and who has been active in bettering their community and school. Preference given to a student who has been active in the music program. (One awarded each year).
Mediapolis Elementary Parents Organization MEPO Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend college, who attended Mediapolis Elementary, and has obtained a GPA of 3.5 (Also Word)
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 (Also Word)
Mediapolis News Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who shows interest in media or communications, must have a 2.5 GPA (Also Word)
Myers Tree Farm Scholarship– Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who plans to enter a field of agriculture or horticulture (Also Word)
Ray W. Pilling Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to attend an institution of higher learning. (Also Word)
Sportscast Media Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior who shows an interest in a sports related field (Also Word)
Two Rivers Bank Scholarship – Offered to a Mediapolis High School senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education (Also Word )
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Program -The Apprenticeship Office for Local 150 Operating Engineers is opening applications for the trades of Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal Well Driller, and Construction Material Inspector. A $25 application fee per program will be required at the time of request in the form of a money order only, made payable to “Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund.” Please note: All Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. The address on your driver’s license MUST MATCH the address on your application. See website for application information. Deadline: December 31, 2019.
Heisman Scholarship – The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Must be a graduating senior of the current school year. Application is available online only…Apply here. Deadline October 20, 2020.
Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway -Open to Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12. Entering its fifth year, the Save Now, Save Later program gives Iowa parents a chance at one of 50 individual $1,000 deposits into a College Savings Iowa® plan for an eligible child. There is no purchase necessary to enter the program. As part of the registration process, parents view the Parent Handbook and enter contact information to register for a random drawing. Application Online Only. Opens September 8, 2020. Deadline October 30, 2020.
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. For more information visit https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org Application Online Only. Deadline: October 31, 2020.
KidGuard Scholarship -This scholarship is open to all grades 9 – 12 High School Students. Application Online Only. Deadline: October 31, 2020.
Electric AI – The Electric NYC Mobile Device Management IT Innovation Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT (software or hardware) space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in MDM technology. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for a solution that could help the world with our ever-expanding usage of mobile devices and our collective needs to manage, secure, use and improve them. Deadline: November 1, 2020.
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 15, 2020.
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. Application Online Only. Deadline: November 15, 2020.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award -Honors Students in Grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Application online only. Deadline: November 20, 2020.
Drake National Alumni Scholarship – To qualify, students must meet these minimum requirements: ACT composite score of 31 (without writing), or SAT math and critical reading combined score of 1390 (exams taken March 2016 or later). Rank in the top 5 percent of their class AND/OR have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (a weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale is considered). Submit the National Alumni Scholarship application no later than 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019. Either be admitted to Drake University or submit a complete Drake University application for admission. (and all required application documents) by December 1, 2020. Applicants must apply through standard path admission. Apply here. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.
Iowa State University: Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholarship: -Prospective students must: Be a resident of the state of Iowa, and a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Be admissible to Iowa State University (summer trial students are not eligible) American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission; or who have participated in a federally funded Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound program. Demonstrate financial need based on the (FAFSA). Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships. Application Online Only Deadline: December 1, 2020.
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 14, 2020.
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 Only. Deadline: December 15, 2020.
Iowa State University: Thelma V. and John T McColm Scholarship – Awards in the amount of $1000 are available to entering freshmen. First priority is given to graduates of West Liberty High School and Louisa-Muscatine (L & M) High School. Second priority is given to graduates from high schools in Muscatine and Louisa counties. Third priority is given to graduates of high schools in Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Johnson, Scott, and Washington counties in Iowa. Renewal awards may be available for an additional three years for recipients who maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5. You must have an offer o admission to Iowa State University by December 1, 2020. Deadline: 2020-2021 FAFSA is due: December 1, 2020. Online “OneApp” Application is due December 15, 2020.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) -The NROTC is offering a scholarship to students who are interested in joining the NROTC. Seniors must also plan to participate in a NROTC college or university. Click here for application instructions and checklist. Application online only. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship -Applicants must be a current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture and a U.S. citizen. High school students are not eligible. Write a brief letter indicating what role the applicant sees themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation. Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue the applicant sees confronting the pork industry today or in the future, including offering their solutions. Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals. Application Online or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: January 4, 2021.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship -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, semi finalists 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. Application Online Only. Deadline: January 5, 2021.
The Community Foundation of Great River Bend -Over 35 scholarship applications are available through their website, Including renewable scholarships. Application Online Only. Application opens on November 1, 2020. The Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarship Application Deadline: January 8, 2021.
Iowa School Counselor Association -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 8, 2021.
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship -Applicant must be a senior, 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 available via fillable pdf . Deadline: January 13, 2021.
Timberline Billing Service Scholarship Award– This scholarship is for graduating seniors. This is not a financial needs-based scholarship. Any student who is currently on, or has been on, an IEP during their secondary education and wishes to continue their education/training past high school is eligible to apply. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room/board, transportation, books, or any accommodation necessary for the student to be successful in their learning environment. The student must have applied to an educational institution or other formal educational program above high school. See attached guidelines in the application form. Applications must be received by January 15, 2021.
Burlington Area YMCA John Slocum Honorary Scholarship -Available to any senior student who is a member of the “Y” and has a 2.5 GPA. Application available via pdf Deadline: March 1, 2020. Not available for the 2020-2021 school year.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – Seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. Visit http://www.usjcisenate.org for more information. Applications are available via pdf or Word. Deadline: January 22, 2021.
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 2019-2020 academic year Applicants must 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: January 28, 2021.
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 2021. Academic requirements are: GPA: Minimum – 3.0 through 10th & 11th grade ACT Composite Score: Minimum – 24. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, an Iowa resident, attend school in Des Moines, Louisa, or Muscatine County. Application available via pdf. Deadline: Must be hand delivered or post marked by January 29, 2021.
Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship– Mertens, a former DI staffer and long-time SPI Board member, was editor and publisher of The (Burlington) Hawk Eye from 1984 to 2004. He died in 2004 and left a legacy of journalistic achievement over three decades. The Daily Iowan continues to honor Bill through this scholarship, which has jump started the careers of many exceptional student journalists. Requirements: Complete the online application form, including the checklist of materials to submit with your application. Three letters of recommendation (including one from a journalism advisor/teacher), One-page statement on how working at The Daily Iowan will fit into your educational and career goals, three examples of your journalistic work (i.e. writing/reporting, photos, photo slideshow, graphics/design, video), and a copy of your high school transcript. Apply here: Deadline: January 31, 2021.
University of Iowa: The Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics -The Strayer-Rairden 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. Deadline: January 31, 2021.
Drake Physics Prize -The Drake Physics Prize Test is given to students in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, South Dakota, and North Dakota. First prize in the test is a full, four year tuition scholarship to the Drake Physics and Astronomy department. A second four year tuition scholarship is offered to a runner-up (top 50 seniors) based on the academic record of the student, high school teacher and counselor recommendations, and the results of interviews held in April. High school students and teachers seeking more information should contact the department at 515-271-3141. Testing will be between Wednesday February 3, and Friday, February 5, 2020. Students wishing to take the test should register online by 1:00 pm, February 1, 2021.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships– Multiple scholarships that are available to graduating seniors going into different fields of study. One application will get processed to all the scholarships that are available. Deadline: February 1, 2021.
Garrett’s Path College Scholarship -Garrett M. Brockway made an incredible impact in the lives of his family, friends and community. Through his untimely passing at the age of 10, Garrett’s gifts of organs, corneas and tissue would change the lives of 132 people throughout the US and into Canada. To apply, High School Seniors must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Application available via pdf. Deadline: Postmarked no later than February 1, 2021.
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. Application available via pdf. Deadline: February 1, 2021.
Iowa Corn Growers Association Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship -Applicants for “First-year Scholarships” must be entering their first undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa. Application available via pdf. Deadline: February 1, 2021.
Byars Scholarship: Keep Iowa Beautiful -Iowa high school seniors enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or natural resources/environmental areas of study are eligible. Application Online Only. Deadline: February 12, 2021.
DMC 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 available via pdf Deadline: February 12, 2021.
Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) – The Iowa Newspaper Foundation again has college scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career. Learn more information at https://inanews.com/learn/scholarships Application Online Only. Deadline: February 12, 2021.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund -HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $650 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. Eligibility requirements: Graduating high school seniors. Undergraduate students (all years). Community college students transferring to four-year universities. Graduate students (law school, medical school, MBA, and all other full-time masters or PhD programs). Must be of Hispanic heritage. U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA. Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2021-2022 academic year. Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable) Application is online here. Deadline is February 15, 2021.
Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship -Applicants must have very good grades and demonstrate leadership ability. An essay and references are required. Applicants must be legal residents of a community that is being served by Mediacom. Application available via pdf. Deadline: February 15, 2021.
The Quad Cities Community Foundation Scholarships -The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend is now the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Over 35 scholarship applications are available through their website, Including renewable scholarships. Application Online Only. Deadline: February 15, 2021.
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 upcoming academic year. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Application online only. Deadline: February 17, 2021.
Des Moines County Farm Bureau/Iowa Farm Bureau Federation 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 available via pdf . Deadline: February 26, 2021.
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship -Open to Seniors who will attend college in the fall of 2020. Register online and follow emailed instructions to complete two online components. Scholarships are awarded to 30 students with the highest scores. Scholarship award will be $2,000 plus $250 to the recipient’s high school. Application Online Only. Deadline February 26, 2021.
Louisa County Farm Bureau/Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship –Applicants must be the child of a Louisa County Farm Bureau member. You do not need to be going into an Ag related occupation for the Local scholarship. Members can get the application on-line at the Iowa Farm Bureau website at www.iowafarmbureau.com Application is available pdf. Deadline: February 26, 2021.
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union Scholarship -Applicants are required to be a member of IHMVCU. Application is Online Only. Deadline: February 28, 2021.
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: February 28, 2021.
Optimist International Scholarship 2021 -This scholarship is to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the chance to win a college scholarship! This is a 700-800 word essay. This a club scholarship, district scholarship and national scholarship. Please see the guidelines here. Please mail your essay to PO Box 595, Burlington, IA 52655, or email to email@example.com. Deadline: February 28, 2021.
Aureon Scholarship -Available to students pursuing a STEM-related course of study (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) and residing in a home with service from an Iowa Independent Telecommunications Company (ITC). (Mediapolis Telephone Company). Application is online only. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
The Edward Archer Memorial/MP&W Powerline Scholarships – Applicants must have applied and been accepted into the Northwest Iowa Community College Powerline program, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have a record of good class attendance and demonstrated leadership. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, high school counselor, or current employer and submit a personal letter addressing your desire to succeed in the profession. Application is online only. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Governor’s Iowa State Fair Scholarship -High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2021 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, 2021.
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. Application available via PDF. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
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. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education -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. Application available via pdf. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Iowa State University ACACIA Leadership Scholarship -Designed to identify and rewards outstanding high schools who demonstrated their ability in academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Available to any male graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends Iowa State University. Application available via PDF. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarship – There is multiple scholarships available through this program and are given to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence. Applications are available online. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Kayla Atkins Memorial Scholarship -Offered in memory of Kayla, a 2009 graduate of Burlington High School who lost her battle with cancer in 2012. Integrity, selflessness, and putting her family, friends and faith above all was the way she lived her life. Her example made others want to work harder and be the absolute best they could be. This scholarship is looking for a graduate that exemplifies Kayla’s style and her unwavering spirit. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
SCC Foundation Scholarships are available for all types of students. They can be based on merit, need, program of study, intended career path or county of residence, among others. Apply once and the right scholarship will find YOU. Application is Online Only. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
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Hills Bank Leadership Grant – 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 Louisa county in Iowa. Hills Bank Leadership Grant applicants will also need 2 letters of recommendation from either a community member, employer, or volunteer and from a school teacher or academic advisor. Applicants do not need to be 4-H members. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Iowa Communications Alliance -General Scholarship -Applicants must be a graduating high school senior. Be accepted/or be enrolled by an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school. Receive any local telecommunication service from an Iowa Communications Alliance member and be from a rural area. Have a least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for a cumulative grade point average. Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation. Be sponsored by your local telecommunications service provider (contact your provider to determine if they are a member). Children of Iowa Communications Alliance member employees are not eligible for the general scholarship, but are eligible for Member Employee Scholarship. Application Online Only. Deadline: March 4, 2021.
Iowa Communications Alliance -Member Scholarship -Applicants must be a graduating high school senior. Have a parent or guardian currently employed by an Iowa Communications Alliance Member Company. Be accepted/or be enrolled by an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school. Have a least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for a cumulative grade point average. Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation. Application Online Only. Deadline: March 4, 2021.
Eastern Iowa REC Scholarship- -Applicant must be a high school senior. The student’s parents must be members of Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative. Children of Cooperative employees and directors are eligible. See Eastern Iowa.com for more information. Application available via pdf. Deadline: March 12, 2021.
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. Deadline March 15, 2021.
2020-2021 Edward B Gnahn Memorial Scholarship Application Scholarship-Available to any person training and expecting to work in a health related field of study. (Such as Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical Technician, Special Education, Dentistry, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Medical Doctor, or Physician Assistant). Applicant must be a graduate of any high school in Des Moines County and a resident of Des Moines County for the last four years. Applicant must have a 2.50 or higher grade point average. Scholarship Requirements. Application available via pdf. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
Edward B Gnahn Memorial Scholarship-Disabled -Available to a disabled person whose disability is such that a higher education in any field of study would provide and opportunity for a productive life. Applicant must have a 2.50 or higher grade point average. Edward B Gnahn -Disabled Requirements. Application available via pdf . Deadline: March 15, 2021.
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. This scholarship is available through Two Rivers Investment Services. Applications are available via PDF or word. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
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.) Application available via pdf or Word. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
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.