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It is time to get started on your

scholarship applications!


FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) ONLINE APPLICATION - Start applying on October 1!






Extracurricular Activities



College and Career Planning Seminars

ICAN Presentation for Sophomores - March 11, 2019 @ 6 p.m.

ICAN Presentation for Juniors - March 11, 2019 @ 5 p.m.


Scholarship Search Websites  (some great places to start your scholarship search!)




     Iowa College Aide.gov


The following scholarships opportunities will be highlighted in GREEN when they are open for applications.  In the meantime, take a look at the requirements for each of them and start preparing NOW so that when you actually start the application process you will have the information you need organized and at your fingertips.



IowaStudentLoan.org (college funding opportunities for Iowa families)

     Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway (closed) 

     Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge  (closed)

     College Funding Forecaster Giveaway  (open March 18 to April 30, 2019)


Russell Strait Post #483 Scholarship (due May 1, 2019)

Natl Assoc for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (due April 30, 2019)

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship (due April 8, 2019)

Southeast Iowa Officials Association (SIOA) Scholarship (due April 1, 2019)

Van Buren County Arts Council (due March 25, 2019)

Orscheln Farm & Home Scholarships (begin applying now)

Chapter AD - P.E.O. Scholarship (due April 25, 2019)

Robert D. Blue Scholarship (due May 10, 2019)

Timberline Scholarship Award (due January 19, 2019)

Beer-Barker Post #113 (due April 15, 2019)

Margaret Wilson Scholarship (due April 1, 2019)

Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Scholarship (due to Mrs. Chapuis by April 15, 2019) 

Van Buren County Arts Council (due April 30, 2019) 

Farmers Cooperative Society (due April 18, 2019)

 Agriland FS Foundation (due March 19, 2019)

 Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers (due May 15, 2019)

Sinclair Tractor Scholarship Opportunity 

Tech Program Brochure

Tech Recruitment Flyer

John Deere Tech Program Preview Day Dealer Registration

Preview Day Agenda (March 21)

Iowa Communications Alliance - Van Buren Telephone (due March 13, 2019)

ARC Susan Presley Scholarship (due April 15, 2019)

ARC James Horan Scholarship (due April 15, 2019)

Southeast Iowa Officials Association 

Keosauqua Health Care Center Laptop (due April 30, 2019)

Richardson-Anthony American Legion Scholarship info  (due May 1, 2019)

        application for Richardson-Anthony American Legion Scholarship 

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship (applications will open January 1, 2019)

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship (due May 1, 2019)

Iowa Health Care Scholarships 

Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships (due February 1, 2019)

SFM Foundation Scholarship (due March 31, 2019)

Fairfield Elks Lodge Scholarship (due March 7, 2019)

Iowa PGA Scholarship (due June 14, 2019)

National Honor Society Scholarship (due December 7, 2018)

Hagan Scholarship for Rural Students (due November 15, 2018)

Iowa Newspaper Association (due February 15, 2019)

Iowa Girls' Athletic Coaches Association Scholarships (due April 10, 2019) 

Prairie Mutual Insurance Scholarship (due April 20, 2019)

Aureon Network Services Scholarship (due March 1, 2019) 

Children's Cancer Connection (due last Friday in May 2019)

Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship (due February 15, 2019)

FFA Scholarship -  non-members may also apply! 

Keep Iowa Beautiful - Byers Environmental Scholarship  (due January 4, 2019)

First Friday Breakfast Club 

Garrett's Path Foundation (due February 1, 2019)

Conservation Districts of Iowa (due February 15, 2019) 

HyVee Scholarships (due February 8, 2019)

Foundation for Rural Services 

Van Buren County Hospital Auxiliary 

Breckenridge Scholarship  (due April 15, 2019)  

Iowa State Fair Scholarship  

Van Buren County Farm Bureau Scholarship (due March 1, 2019)

Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship (due March 1, 2019)

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education  

Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative Scholarship (due March 31, 2019)

Leo H. Grether - Choral Music Education (due April 15, 2019)

Bright Scholars of Iowa

    University of Northern Iowa  (due January 15, 2019)

    Iowa State University (March 1, 2019)

    University of Iowa (December 1, 2018, for priority consideration)

Grand Lodge of Iowa  (due February 1, 2019)

Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical School Scholarship  (due March 1, 2019) 

Violet Armstrong Scholarship (due April 15, 2019)

Iowa Elks Association Vocational Grant 

Jack W. Dorothy Memorial Scholarship (due April 1, 2019)

American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award (due April 1, 2019)

Lions Club Scholarship (due to Mrs. Chapuis by April 15, 2019)


University of Iowa Scholarships

   Homegrown Hawkeye Athletic Talent Search 

 Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship (due March 31, 2019) 

    Scholarship Portal - start here for a complete list of available scholarships

Iowa State University

    Scholarship Portal - open for applications October 1

     Christina Hixson Opportunity Scholarship  (due December 15, 2018)

Indian Hills Scholarships

     Foundation Scholarships 

      Tom Arnold Scholarship  (due March 21, 2019)

      Trustees Diversity Scholarship (due March 1, 2019)

Southeastern Community College

     Foundation Scholarships

Kirkwood Community College

     Visual Arts Scholarships (apply once for multiple opportunities)

     Foundation Scholarships  

University of Northern Iowa

     Scholarship Application

Central College

Simpson College

     Scholarships and Grants Application

Mount Mercy 

     Catherine McCauley Scholarship

Iowa School of Beauty


All graduates will be considered for the following awards (no application necessary):

     Iowa Bar Association

     American Legion Citizenship Award

     Rotary Club Award

     Glen Strait Memorial Scholarship

     Hospice of Van Buren County

     Wesley and Marjorie Pierce Trust Scholarship (selected by family)

     Stanley Davidson Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     Mike Teal Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     Jason and John Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     TTT Scholarship (selected by the organization)

     Chapter I PEO Scholarship