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scholarship applications!


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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.




     Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway (due October 18, 2019)

     Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge

     Award Letter Comparison Tool  

     College Funding Forecaster Giveaway (closed)


Russell Strait Post #483 Scholarship (due May 1, 2020)


Natl Assoc for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 


NIAAA- National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (due January 13,2020)


AXA Achievement Scholarship (due December 15, 2019)


Foundation For Blended and Online Learning Scholarship (due March 16, 2020)


Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship (due April 6, 2020)


Karsyn's Krusaders/Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship (due April 13, 2020)


GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship (due January 3, 2020)


Southeast Iowa Officials Association (SIOA) Scholarship (due April 1, 2020) 


Orscheln Farm & Home Scholarships (due December 2, 2019)


Robert D. Blue Scholarship (due May 10, 2020)


Timberline Scholarship (due January 15, 2020)


Iowa Student Loan/Senior Scholarship (October 15- February 21,2020)


Beer-Barker Post #113 (due March 1, 2020)


Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary (due February 1, 2020)


Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association (due February 1, 2020)


Margaret Wilson Scholarship (due April 1, 2020)


 Iowa School Counselor Association (due January 10, 2020)


Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Scholarship 


Iowa United Methodist Foundation (due March 1, 2020)


Van Buren County Arts Council 


Farmers Cooperative Society (due March 16, 2020)


 Agriland FS Foundation (due March 1, 2020)


 Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers


Iowa Corn Growers Association Future of Iowa Agriculture (due February 1, 2020)


Winfield Ag Careers (due February 28, 2020)


American Welding Society Scholarship


John Deere Welding Scholarship


Iowa Communications Alliance - Van Buren Telephone (due March 11, 2020)


BBB Torch Awards for Ethics (due January 13, 2020)


ARC Susan Presley Scholarship (due March 15, 2020)


ARC James Horan Scholarship (due March 15, 2020)


Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan (due January 1, 2020)


Southeast Iowa Officials Association (due April 1, 2020)


Keosauqua Health Care Center Laptop (due April 1, 2020)


Richardson-Anthony American Legion Scholarship (due May 1, 2020)


Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship (due March 15, 2020)


Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship (due May 1, 2020)


Iowa Health Care Scholarships (due March 30, 2020)


Great River Health System Scholarship (due February 15, 2020)


Iowa Dental Scholarship (due March 31, 2020)


Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships (due February 1, 2020)


4-H Youth in Action (due October 21, 2019)


SFM Foundation Scholarship (due March 31.2020)


Iowa State Elks Association Vocational Grant (due March 9, 2020)


Fairfield Elks Lodge Scholarship (due March 7, 2020) 

    Send to: Fairfield Elks Scholarship, 

                   c/o Kim Winslow,

                   1936 216th St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556


Iowa PGA Scholarship (due June 19, 2020)


National Honor Society Scholarship (due December 6, 2019)


Hagan Scholarship for Rural Students (due November 15, 2019)


Iowa Newspaper Association (due February 14, 2020)


Iowa Girls' Athletic Coaches Association Scholarships


Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship (due February 28, 2020)


FFA Scholarship -  non-members may also apply!  (due January 15,2020)


Keep Iowa Beautiful - Byers Environmental Scholarship (due January 31, 2020)


First Friday Breakfast Club (March 15, 2020)


Garrett's Path Foundation (February 1, 2020)


Conservation Districts of Iowa (due February 14, 2020)


HyVee Scholarships (due February 28, 2020)


Foundation for Rural Services (due March 6, 2020)


Van Buren County Hospital Auxiliary 


Breckenridge Scholarship 


Iowa State Fair Scholarship (due March 1, 2020) 


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship (due February 28, 2020)


Lee County Mutual Insurance Association (due December 31, 2019)


Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (due March 2, 2020)


 Alliant Energy (due February 17, 2020) 


Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative Scholarship (due March 31, 2020)


Leo H. Grether - Choral Music Education (due April 15, 2020)


Bright Scholars of Iowa

    University of Northern Iowa  

    Iowa State University 

    University of Iowa 


Grand Lodge of Iowa (due February 1, 2020)


Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical School Scholarship (due March 1, 2020)


Violet Armstrong Scholarship (due April 15, 2020)


American Legion Auxiliary (due March 1, 2020)


Lions Club Scholarship (due April 15, 2020)


Paragon IT Leadership Scholarship Foundation (due March 31, 2020)


United States JCI Senate Foundation (due January 24,2020)


University of Iowa Scholarships

   Homegrown Hawkeye Athletic Talent Search 

   Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship (due March 31, 2020)

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


Iowa State University

    Scholarship Portal - open for applications October 1

     ACACIA Leadership Scholarship (due March 1, 2020)

     Christina Hixson Opportunity Scholarship (due December 15, 2019)

      BETA SIGMA PSI (due January 11, 2020)


Indian Hills Scholarships

     Foundation Scholarships 

      Tom Arnold Scholarship  

      Trustees Diversity Scholarship 


Southeastern Community College

     Foundation Scholarships (due March 1, 2020)


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)

     Jason and John Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     TTT Scholarship (selected by the organization)

     Chapter I PEO Scholarship