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Starting October 1

Opportunity Scholarships (December 4, 2019- Ends February 28, 2021) Earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship for completing the FAFSA. This program is open to students regardless of their family income. Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States. Are, as of December 1, 2019, juniors in high school (i.e., students in their third year of secondary school); and have a College Board online account.




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Agriland FS Foundation  (Due March 1, 2021)    High school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Applicants who will be full-time undergraduate students in a two or four year program of study to equip them in contributing to the agriculture industry. Not have a member of their immediate family employed full-time by AGRILAND FS. Self/parent must reside in AGRILAND FS trade territory.  Have an average to above average academic record.  In the fall of the next academic year, plan to enroll in an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants may pursue any field of study to equip them in contributing to the agriculture industry.  Plan to pursue a career in agriculture.


Alliant Energy  (Due February 1 , 2021)To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities. They must also meet the following criteria: Be age 24 or under; Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer, of one of Alliant Energy's utility subsidiaries. Have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.50 and 4.00. Emphasis will be placed on community service leadership activities. Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application; and plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the fall, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy service territory.


American Legion Auxiliary (Due March 1, 2021) Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below

      April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918

     Any time after December 7, 1941


American Welding Society Scholarship   The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.  The scholarship cannot be used towards an associate’s or bachelor's degree program.


Ann Griffel Scholarship   (Due  April 1, 2021)  The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa high school senior girls who intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected solely based on the items submitted with this application. As a condition of accepting the scholarship, recipients must attend the Scholarship Awards Banquet on Friday, August 6, 2021 (DSM Area).

ARC James Horan Scholarship The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties is offering a $500 scholarship to assist anyone who is wanting to pursue a post high school education, training, or certification in a field related to disabilities at an accredited institution.  This scholarship may be applied toward any field, (i.e. teacher’s aide, special needs teacher, nursing, social work, special education, psychiatric nursing, speech, occupational, therapist, etc.)


ARC Susan Presley Scholarship The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties is offering a $500 scholarship to assist a high school senior with an IEP to enable them to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited institution.  This scholarship may be applied toward a training program, community college, or university training program.


 Army ROTC (Current application round will close February 4, 2021)   National Scholarship Requirements: Be a U.S. citizen. Be between the ages of 17 and 26. Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50. Have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores). Meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).


Aureon Scholarship Program  (Due March 1, 2021) Must live in a home with active phone, internet, or TV from an Iowa ITC. Iowa high school junior or graduating senior in the 2020-2021 school year. A citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its official territories. Accepted and plan to enroll at an Iowa-based, accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational-technical school and be pursuing a STEM–related course of study.(science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).  Have a minimum 3.33 GPA. A copy of a recent transcript may be requested.


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Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship (Due March 19, 2021) 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 2021.  A student who personify sound ethical behavior and decision making in their leadership roles at school and in their community. Student honorees are selected by a panel of judges to receive a $2,500 scholarship paid to the school/college of their choice. The scholarships will be presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate exemplary business practices. Applicant must be from BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad City and Siouxland Region service area.


Breckenridge Scholarship   CRITERIA :  H.S. Senior from Van Buren Community High School, Financial Need, Character, school activities, community activities, personal  activities,Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.  Enroll at accredited institution of higher learning (Tech School, Junior College or Liberal Arts)   Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board.


Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship   (Due April 5, 2021)   High school junior or seniors for the 2020-2021 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc) are eligible for this scholarship.


Conservation Districts of Iowa (Due February 12, 2021)  CDI is partnering with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. Iowa High School seniors pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship. While this is a wide field and many studies qualify, preference will be given to students pursuing programs of study in conservation. The scholarship must be used for the student’s first year of college education.


Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship (Due May 30, 2021 Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. In 2021, Elevate is offering (15) $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges – one award will be given per college region. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Legends in Manufacturing Dinner at no cost in the fall of 2021. The event will be held in Altoona, Iowa.


Elks National Foundation Scholarship (Due November 15, 2020 Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.


ERIC S. WATERMAN SCHOLARSHIP (Due May 15, 2021)  Only sons and daughters of members (or deceased members who were in good standing at the time of their death) of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, who are currently in their senior year of high school, are eligible. Applicant must be a child, stepchild, adopted child, or court-appointed custodial child of a member of the International Association who is an active member with five or more years of continuous service at the time of their child’s application unless the member is deceased and was in good standing at the time of death. Grandchildren are not eligible to apply, except in the case of court-appointed custodial grandparents. Applicant shall submit a completed application within the specified deadline. An extension of the due date will be at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Applicants should rank in the upper half of his or her graduating class. Scholarship awards are competitive and will be based on: Academic standing of the student during his or her four years in high school. U.S. students only: College entrance examination scores (SAT or ACT) – if applicable. Extracurricular activities and leadership. Character references and citizenship.


E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship (Postmarked by December 31, 2020) Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. 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.


Fairfield Elks Lodge Scholarship (Due March 5, 2021)

                   Send to: Fairfield Elks Lodge

                                   51 1/2 South Main

                                   Fairfield, Iowa 52556


Iowa State Elks Association Vocational Grant   (Due March 8, 2021) Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of a B.P.O. Elks Lodge belonging to the Iowa State Elks Association (iowaelks.org) who plans to pursue an eligible educational program above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level, may file an application. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. This application must be filed with the Lodge Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler, or Secretary of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area in which the student has legal residence, on or before March 8, 2021. Only one application may be filed and must be filed with the Lodge of Jurisdiction. No applicant may receive more than one (1) Iowa State Elks Association Grant in any one year.


Farm Kids for College Scholarship (Due Feb. 23, 2021) To be eligible for the National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship, you must:  Be a high school senior in the U.S.  Major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university. In addition to the two-page application, please send: Typed essays, listed below.  Two letters of reference.  Official high school transcript, and official GPA. Official ACT or SAT score. A recent photo for use in future scholarship promotions, member publications, social media and on our web site, nationalfarmers.com


First Friday Breakfast Club (Due March 15, 2021)  FFBC awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who fight homophobia and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards. The scholarships are $3,000 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available. Applicants must be Iowa residents and plan to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the institution where post-secondary education is obtained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, race, religion, marital status or employment status of the prospective recipient.


FFA Scholarship -  non-members may also apply!  (Due January 14, 2021)  Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members .Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!


Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship (Due March 5, 2021)  Each applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior. Be a United States citizen. Be sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member. Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Have at least a C grade point average (GPA). Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.Transcript (7 Semesters). 500-800 Word Essay. Two Letters of Recommendation


Future of School Scholarship (Due March 16, 2021) Our student scholarship program is for high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended and/or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. All students who meet this prerequisite are invited to apply, and scholarships are not granted based upon financial need. *The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.


Garrett's Path  Scholarship  (Postmarked by February 1, 2021)    High School Seniors must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. In a separate attachment, list up to 10 of the most meaningful extracurricular activities you were engaged in from ninth grade to the present. (School activities, community activities and/or work experience) Be sure to include details about leadership roles, major events or initiatives, or specific projects that distinguish your experience. Please provide information on how important the experience was for you or how much of an impact you made on the group’s success. Name of activity or organization. Brief description of activity. Dates Active (MM/YY to MM/YY). Hours Participated per week. Leadership Roles or Special Recognition’s. A copy of your high school transcript. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, pastor or other community leader that is not a family member.


GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship  (Due January 5, 2021) Candidates must: demonstrate at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, 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 attending high school in the United States and graduating in winter 2020 or spring 2021. 


Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship (Due March 1, 2021)  

High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2021 are eligible for the Governor 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. 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%).


Grand Lodge of Iowa (Due February 1, 2021)   The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. Applicants need not have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing in the selection process.


Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical School Scholarship (March 1, 2021 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. The scholarship may be used for any bona fide school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. Race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have no bearing in the selection process. A Masonic connection is preferred, but not required.


Great River Health System Scholarship (Due February 15, 2021  Supporting students pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, which provides up to $10,000 in scholarships each year. Four scholarships are available with funding from Great River Friends. Be seniors in high school. Have minimum 3.0 grade point averages. Live in or attend schools in Great River Health’ service area (about a 60-miles radius of West Burlington).


Hagan Scholarship for Rural Students (Due November 15, 2020  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. 


Herman Sani Scholarship (Due April 1, 2021) Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa with experience or background in golf is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected solely on the basis of the written application.  As a condition of accepting the scholarship, recipients must attend the Scholarship Awards Banquet on Friday, August 6, 2021 (DSM Area).   


Horatio Alger Scholarship (Due October 26, 2020)  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.   


Hy-Vee Tuition Assistance Program Hy-Vee has created a new tuition assistance program exclusively for Hy-Vee employees and families that includes: Up to $10,500 per year for select full-time and regular-time employees who are pursuing a Hy-Vee approved degree of study. Up to $3,500 per year for all employees, regardless of the degree studied. Up to $2,500 per year for immediate family members of employees, regardless of the degree studied. These tuition assistance amounts are available annually, which means each year you are enrolled at Bellevue University as a full-time, degree-seeking student.


IABO Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship (Due May 1, 2021) Acquire your most recent school transcript and letter from advisor. Write a one-page essay about your goals relating to building inspection or construction-related professions. How would receiving this scholarship from IABO help you in attaining these goals?


Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Scholarship (Due February 15, 2021)  To be eligible for consideration candidates must: Live in a residence that is a verified customer of an IAMU member or attend a high school that is a verified customer of an IAM member. The City of Keosauqua is an IAMU member. Be a 2021 graduating high school senior or have previously graduated from high school. Be attending a post high school education program located in Iowa in the fall of 2021. Preference will be given to those applicants entering a utility related career with a special preference to applicants entering utility related trades programs leading to careers in those difficult to fill utility careers such as, as an example only, electric line worker, water treatment or distribution operator, or operator qualified natural gas positions.


The Iowa Association of Naturalists – Joe Halbur Scholarship (Due March 1, 2021) is offering scholarships to students who plan to further their education in natural resources programs. Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation.


Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education   ( Due  March 1, 2021) 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 shop. An applicant’s interest and commitment to the automotive industry will be measured by their enrollment in automotive studies, being a current or prior employee of a dealership, or demonstrating a personal interest in automobiles.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. Scholarships may be awarded, in part, on financial need. Prior scholarship recipients who have 2.5 GPA may re-apply.


The Iowa Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Inc. Scholarship (Due March 30, 2021)  Whether you are just embarking on the adult world or returning to school after years in the workforce, the Iowa BPW Foundation wants to help you. Scholarships are awarded to non-traditional students who are already in the workplace and want to attend school to further their education or be able to receive the training necessary for careers in business and professions. Applicant is a resident of Iowa, is a United States citizen. Wants to start or resume a college education. Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals. Applicant must complete the formal application in its entirety. 


Iowa Cheerleading Coaches' Association (Postmarked by February 15, 2021) Include completed basic application form. It MUST HAVE coach’s signature. One-year, non-renewable scholarships, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to graduating cheerleaders in the Class of the current graduation year. Applicant’s coach must be a present member of the ICCA. Applicant must have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or above by the end of his/her junior year (DO NOT round up to 3.5). Applicant must follow all scholarship guidelines. Complete all information on white paper using dark print. Coaches should mail all application materials in ONE PACKAGE postmarked by February 15,2021.


The Iowa Communications Alliance  (Due March 4, 2021)  Applicants must satisfy all of the following:  Be a graduating high school senior. Be accepted by or be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school. Receive any qualifying service from an Iowa Communications Alliance service provider member and be from a rural area. Have a least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 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 the are a member). Children of Iowa Communications Alliance member employees are not eligible for the general scholarship but are eligible for Member Employee Scholarship. 


Iowa Corn Growers Association Future of Iowa Agriculture  (Due February 1, 2021) Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of an ICGA member.  This scholarship program provides support for those who are preparing themselves through college programs to enter the agriculture industry. Sixteen (16) $1,000 one-year scholarships will be awarded to deserving, qualified students enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa.  Eight (8) $1,000 “First-year Scholarships” are reserved for high school seniors entering their first year of college, one from each Iowa Corn District Field Manager territory. Eight (8) $1,000 “Upperclassmen Scholarships” are reserved for students entering their second, third, or fourth year of college, or who are enrolled in a graduate program.


Iowa Credit Union Foundation Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship (Due February 5, 2021)  Is now open to Iowa credit union members who are high school seniors or post-secondary students. Designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2021. Essays must be original work of the applicant and it limited to 500 words. 


Iowa Dental Scholarship (Due March 31, 2021)  Scholarships may be awarded in the following areas of study: Dentistry, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technician.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character and financial need of the applicant and will be awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or physical handicap.


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship ( Due February 26, 2021) Eligibility for the IFBF and County Farm Bureau scholarships are reserved for current Iowa Farm Bureau members or their children in good standing with the organization. To be considered, the graduating high school senior must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be involved in extra-curricular activities and accepted into an accredited higher education institution, including community colleges and technical schools.


Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement IFAA (Due April 1, 2021) Scholarships are available to Incoming Freshman and Upper Classmen enrolled in Agriculture Curriculum at any 4 year or 2 year university or college in Iowa. 


Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships (Due February 1, 2021)  Iowa 4-H members are eligible  if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.)  Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards.


Iowa Girls' Athletic Coaches Association Scholarships (Due April 10, 2021) The Iowa Girl who receives this scholarship must meet all listed criteria: Be enrolled in a public or private Iowa High School. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and verified by a high school principal or counselor. The athlete must have lettered in at least one sport offered by the IGCA. The applicant Must be a daughter of an active Iowa coach in one of the IGCA sponsored sports and the parent MUST be an IGCA member.  Coaching an AAU team will not be included as a sponsored sport of the IGCA.


 IHCA Foundation High School Scholarship (Due May 31, 2021)  Applicant must be a high school senior, who are in their senior year during the 2020-2021 academic year, and a resident of Iowa. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a college with an accredited CNA, LPN, RN or BSN program in Iowa, with the intent of working toward pre-requisites or required courses for that program in the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships are for the 2021-22 academic year; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $1,000. Submit a complete application form, including 300-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and one letter of recommendation.


IHCA FOUNDATION MEMBER EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS (Due May 31, 2021) At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health care administration program, physical or occupational therapy program, AA/AS/ADM, BA/BS/BSN, MS/MA, or MHA/MSN program. Scholarships are for the 2021-2022 academic year; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $1,500. Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and one recommendation.


Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) (Deadline extended to April 15, 2021)  The ultimate goal of this program is to fill Iowa health care positions that currently have a notable number of openings by offering significant financial support to students seeking health care education or training.  In exchange for that financial support, each award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.


Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary  (Due February 1, 2021) Student Scholarship open to dependents of an Iowa National Guard Member (current or retired). Student applicants need to be a graduating senior or incoming freshman, and pursuing a 2 or 4  year degree or a certificate program. High School Transcripts, Acceptance Letter (if applicable), List of Activities and Work. Answer to Essay Question, Guard Member Verification, and Letter of Recommendation- all details are provided on the application form. Scholarship applicants are judged on Essay, Work, Activities, Leadership Positions, GPA, Test Scores, and Letter of Recommendation. *Incomplete applications will not be scored.


Iowa Newspaper Association (Due February 12, 2021) Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need. Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.


Iowa PGA Section Foundation Scholarship  (Due June 18, 2021) Any graduating high school senior or previous graduate residing within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible to apply. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.


Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship  (Postmarked by April 1, 2021) Eligible applicants will be enrolled students at a college or university in Iowa. Must be an Iowa resident. Major in an agriculture-related field with an emphasis on the swine industry. Maintain a 2.5 GPA. Submit two letters of reference (Letters may be sent under separate cover). Previous recipients may reapply. Submit one copy of high school transcript.


Iowa Scholarship for the Arts (Due February 1, 2021) Applicants must be outstanding Iowa high school seniors who excel and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an education and career in the arts. Applicants must also plan to attend college in Iowa and major  in at least one of the following arts areas: animation, architecture, creative writing, dance, English, fashion, fine arts education, folk & traditional arts, graphic design, literature, media arts, music, theatre or visual arts. Immediate family members or dependent children of Iowa Arts Council board and staff are not eligible.


Iowa School of Beauty Scholarship   Scholarships are offered to Iowa high school applicants who wish to attend Iowa School of Beauty. The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants enrolling and starting in the calendar year of high school graduation. The scholarship is for $2500 towards the Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, and Esthetics programs or $500 towards the Nail Technology program.


 Iowa School Counselor Association (Due January 8, 2021) For 12th grade students attending a high school in Iowa. Applicants must submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career. 


Iowa United Methodist Foundation  (Open December 1, - March 1) The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence. All applications and required documents, such as essays, references, and transcripts can be submitted through the online portal.


JOHN W. & KIMBERLY D. GRUBB LPN SCHOLARSHIP (Due May 31, 2021) At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing LPN degree program. Scholarships are for the 2021-22 academic year; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $3,000. Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation.


JOHN W. & KIMBERLY D. GRUBB RN SCHOLARSHIP (Due May 31, 2021)  At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program. Scholarships are for the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a two-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $3,000, each year, for a total $6,000 available per recipient. Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation.


Karsyn's Krusaders/Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship  (Due April 11, 2021)To be eligible for a Karsyn’s Krusaders Scholarship, one must have had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 18 and have been treated for a pediatric form of cancer. OR Be a sibling (including biological, half-blood or step-sibling) of a person who was diagnosed with a pediatric form of cancer. Applicant is between the ages of 16 and 23 and is either a high school senior OR not out of high school more than 4 years. Applicant is accepted to an accredited university, graduate school, community college, vocational technical school or other accredited facility. Applicant is enrolled (or plans to enroll) full-time or half-time in an accredited facility.


Keep Iowa Beautiful - Byers Environmental Scholarship (Due February 12, 2021)  Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who are enrolling in an Iowa college or university. FOR YOUR ESSAY, CLEARLY EXPLAIN: 1) Why you are applying for this scholarship 2) How you plan to use it in your college study 3) How you have developed these goals through high school 4) What you have done, are doing and plan to do for community enhancement and/or the environment – identify any Keep Iowa Beautiful programs you might have been involved with.


Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship and Violet Armstrong Scholarship  (Due April 15, 2021) REQUIREMENTS: Be a resident of Wapello County or Van Buren County. Acceptance by the school you are planning to attend. Provide a high school transcript and/or college grades (please attach). Completion of the application in full. Personal letter (please attach). A copy of your parents’ most recent Federal Income tax form showing adjusted gross income (please attach). One reference from a non-relative (please attach). If your plans change, or there is an early drop, you agree to return the scholarship.


Keosauqua Health Care Center Laptop  (Due April 30, 2021) Rules for Eligibility: You must be planning to enter a Healthcare OR Human Service-related field. You must write why you are applying for the scholarship, your goal for the future, and why you should be chosen for the scholarship in 1500 words or less. Please fill out three of the attached references and return with this packet. Must currently be a senior or graduate this present year.


Leo H. Grether - Choral Music Education  (Due April 15, 2021) Candidates must:  Be a citizen of the State of Iowa;  Be a graduating senior.  Be enrolling in college as a vocal music education major. Submit a tape containing two selections of a contrasting nature.  Submit an essay along with their application materials.


Lions Club Scholarship (Due April 15, 2021) Keosauqua Lions Club has four scholarships for $500. each for this year to give away to deserving seniors to continue their educations. . The application process consists of a single essay question, and are due April 15th in the counselor’s office. In your neighborhood and school communities, how have your personal and various group activities exemplified the Lion Club motto of “WE SERVE”?


LULAC Scholarship (Due March 31, 2021) The LULAC Council 377 will be awarding six scholarships to students in southeast Iowa. The scholarships are to aid students with the cost of higher education which is constantly on the rise, making financing a college degree extremely difficult for many families.  Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000). GPA of   3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000). GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. General Awards ($250 to $1,000). Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.  LULAC Council 377 is proud to present these scholarships opportunities available to ALL students living in southeast Iowa (Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, and Wapello).


Margaret Wilson Scholarship (Due April 1, 2021) Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher, must be accepted to an accredited two or four   year college.  Must live within the Birmingham zip code or telephone exchange or a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church, a member’s spouse or a member’s dependent.


Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship (Due March 15, 2021.) High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are: Sons or daughters of full-time employees of firms that are members of the IGIA. The parent must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1, 2021. Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the IGIA. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours during the 6-month period between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.


The Maschhoffs Pork Production Scholarship (Due May 1, 2021)  Applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Applicants must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in or will be enrolled in an agricultural program at a recognized college/university. Ages are as of January 1st of the award year. This scholarship is focused around leadership and participation in the swine industry outside of the show ring. Take this time to reflect and highlight the ways you have been a leader within the swine industry. A 5-member judging committee will be organized consisting of two TMI members, two NSR/NJSA Staff members and a previous recipient of the scholarship and four day internship. The judging committee will meet before the National Junior Summer Spectacular, and will determine the finalists that will move on to the interview process. There will be an interview process that will take place at the National Junior Summer Spectacular on Tuesday evening. If you are unable to make it to this event, we will work with you to plan a phone interview. Answers will be judged on overall thought process and merit. The winners must complete the four  day internship with The Maschhoffs Inc. by the end of the following school year or forfeit their scholarship. A date will be set to try and host all winners at the Carlyle office together, but if this does not work for all a second date in May will be set to fulfill the visit requirement.


Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship  (Due February 28, 2021) The Charles Nicolay Educational Foundation was set up to support Iowa students continuing their education in the Construction / Architecture / Engineering field. Must be an Iowa high school student or college student; Must attend an Iowa institution; Attend a program related to construction/architecture/engineering/masonry field. Complete the entire application and submit with accompanying documents.


Mike Cox Memorial Scholarship (Due March 1, 2021)  Scholarship applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Scholarship applicants must be an incoming freshman, sophomore or junior as of the upcoming fall semester enrolled in an agriculturally related field. Each selection committee member shall independently review and score each application received and select the recipient based on the following criteria: Essay Responses, Academics, Leadership activities. Applications will be scored by a committee that includes a member from the Cox family.


Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Scholarship 


National Cattlemen’s Foundation (Due November 13, 2020) APPLICANTS MUST: Be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a two- or four-year institution for the 2020-2021 school year. Have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences. Include a Letter of Intent—write a one-page letter expressing/indicating your future career goals related to the beef industry. Write an original Essay—750 words or less describing an issue confronting the beef industry and offering a solution(s). Provide two Letters of Recommendation—two letters of reference from current or former instructors or industry professionals. Individual applicant or their family must be a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Previous scholarship winners are eligible to apply.


National Honor Society Scholarship  (Due December 1, 2020)  Must be a current high school senior graduating with the class of 2021. Must be an active NHS member in good standing with a verified student account. Must be enrolled at a school with an active NHS chapter. Must be planning to enroll at a U.S. college or university in Fall, 2021.


NJSA Outstanding Member Scholarship  (Due March 1, 2021) Applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Two NJSA scholarships will be awarded to students in the Senior division (17-21). Ages are as of Jan. 1 of the award year. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated NJSA or livestock industry leadership, scholastic excellence, youth leadership activities and interest in the swine industry. Members may only win one scholarship in each age division of the NJSA. Senior applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from a non-related industry professional, 4-H leader, FFA adviser or school teacher. Letters should be one page in length. 


NJSA ROLLING INTO SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP (Due March 1, 2021)  Applicants must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Scholarship applicants must be between the ages of 17 to 21 and enrolled in an agricultural-related field. Each selection committee member shall independently review and score each application received. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from a non-related industry professional, 4-H leader, FFA adviser or school teacher. Letters should be one page in length.


Orscheln Farm & Home Scholarships (Due December 2, 2020)  Recipients must be U.S. citizens and residents of the state offering the scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the areas served by Orscheln Farm and Home stores. Recipients must have been members of 4-H or FFA during the four years prior to graduating high school. Recipients must exhibit leadership potential, possess good character/moral traits and be recognized for good scholastics. Recipients may be male or female, city or urban.


The PeopleService $6,000 ALAN MEYER MEMORIAL Scholarship (Due March 16, 2021)   PeopleService, Inc. provides water/wastewater contract operations to small-medium sized municipalities and industries throughout the Midwest states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.  We have established a $3,000 per year scholarship program where these individuals can earn an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and upon graduation have a job.  Complete the following form and summit. Gather the following information that will be considered with your application. High school transcripts or proof of GED completion. College or university transcripts, if applicable. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. (The letters should provide information of why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship and a good employee.)


Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) COLLEGE BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS (Due April 1, 2021)  This scholarship drawing will be awarded to students who will graduate from high school during the 2020-2021 school year. Students planning to further their education in a program leading to a two or four year certificate or degree should submit: A current transcript, Scholarship Cover Sheet, Current photo of applicant suitable for publication.


Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Teacher of Tomorrow  (Due April 1, 2021)This scholarship is for any Iowa high school senior aspiring to teach and will be awarded on the basis of the student’s career goal as an educator, academic record, accomplishments, and community involvement.  Interested students should submit: Official transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, essay explaining why they want to be a teacher, Bio on accomplishments and community services, current photo of applicant suitable for publication. The award will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution of choice upon successful completion of the first semester.


Robert D. Blue Scholarship (Due May 10, 2021) ( suspended for the 2021-2022 school year) The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2021-2022 school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university.


Robert Smiley Scholarship (Due March 22, 2021) is for senior girls enrolled full-time in a public or private Iowa high school. The recipient must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale).   Each high school is limited to one nomination. The local school shall determine how the nominee is selected. She must also have lettered in one varsity sport sponsored by the IGHSAU each year of high school.  Accompanying the scholarship application must be a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member or administrator AND a 200-word essay by the nominee describing adversity she faced and/or overcame to make her the person she is today. There was a special place in Bob’s heart for the underdog, because of this there will be extra attention given to the application showing a specific need.  The value of the Robert Smiley Scholarship is $1000 to be used to pay expenses billed by the Iowa college or university of her choice. 


Russell Strait Post #483 Scholarship


SarahBeth Hartlage Scholarship (Due April 1, 2021) Any high school or college student is eligible to apply. College students must be enrolled at an accredited college or university. Scholarship is a $1000 award that is both need and merit based. The recipient will be selected based off an 800   word max essay on the following subject:

“How are women changing the healthcare sector?”


 Science Ambassador Scholarship   (Due December 14, 2020  11:59 p.m. CST) A full-tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.


SFM Foundation Scholarship (Due  March 31, 2021) 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- or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act or othe rcomparable benefit program exclusive to work related injuries. Must be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application. Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident. 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 is 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. Provide proof of enrollment for each semester at participating educational institution.


Simon Estes Opportunity Scholarship  (Scholarship will not be available until the class of 2022) Senior attending Van Buren County Community High School, Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0,  Planning on Post-Secondary education/training in the Fall. Scholarship will sent to Post-secondary institution pending proof of enrollment.


Sinclair Tractor Scholarship   Sinclair Tractor has a great opportunity for students, who are looking for a career in Ag diesel mechanics, to get a $15,000 tuition reimbursement plus $5,000 in tools. And, we will donate $1,000 to the student’s FFA Chapter if they enroll & start the John Deere TECH program at Northeast Iowa Community College (Calmar). This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to get a college education, be guaranteed a job, and have no debt after 3 years of working for a local business.


Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Community Scholarship (Due March 26, 2021) The $500 Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Community Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating in 2021 from a high school in a county in which Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned or contract operations.  Two $500 community scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating in 2021 from a high school in a county in which Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned or contract operations.


 Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Family Scholarships (Due March 26, 2021) will be awarded to two students enrolling in at least 9 credit hours. In addition to education requirements, eligible recipients for these scholarships must meet the following criteria: must be a high school senior graduating in 2021 OR a current college student AND the child of a full time Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Employee OR themselves be currently employed by Smithfield Hog Production Missouri OR the child of a SHP MO contract grower.


Southeast Iowa Builders Association (SEIBA) (Due March 15, 2021) Cumulative GPA in High School after seven semesters. Interview with Selection Committee. Work a minimum of 360 hours in a job relating to construction each year while enrolled in the Construction Management /Engineering/ Technology Program or similar. List any outstanding achievements or accomplishments you wish to mention (education, work related, community involvement/ volunteer work. 


Southeast Iowa Officials Association (SIOA) Scholarship   (Postmarked by April 1, 2021) To be eligible for an SIOA College Scholarship, student-athletes must meet all the following criteria: Be a graduating senior and member of a varsity high school athletic program served by the SIOA. Have maintained a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Intend to enroll full-time in a two or four-year college/university beginning the following fall term. Have submitted a complete application prior to the deadline of April 1, 2021. Applications must be completed fully. Please use the checklist to ensure that you have completed all of the necessary requirements.


Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative Scholarship (Due March 31, 2021)   All high school seniors whose parents or guardians are members of SIEC with active account(s) served by the cooperative. (Membership does not apply to Lineman School Applicants, see Lineman School Scholarships ) Applicant must be accepted by an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2021.The candidate may be enrolled in any field of study.


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Iowa   Application deadlines are as follow: July 15- fall term, November 15- spring term, April 30- summer term. Work in a regulated preschool, child care center or home program for at least 30 hours per week (or all the hours your preschool offers programming with a 20 hour minimum). Have worked with children birth to age 5 in current program for at least 3 months (6 months for bachelor scholarships). Are working toward an early childhood degree, CDA credential (or renewal), endorsement, or teacher licensure renewal at an Iowa college. Have the support of your employer (if applicable). Demonstrate participation in or progress towards a quality initiative such as QRS, QPPS, Head Start, or NAEYC/NAFCC accreditation.


Timberline Scholarship (Due January 15, 2021)  The student must be on or have been on an IEP during their Secondary education.  The student must be graduating in the school year of the award (December or May).   The student must be attending a school district which contracts with Timberline Billing   Service, LLC for their Medicaid claiming as of January 15th in the school year of the application. The student should confirm with their district administrator that their district contracts with Timberline Billing Service LLC.  The student must have applied to an educational institution for the following school year.  This could be a four year private/public school, community college, trade school, or other formal educational program beyond high school. 


United States JCI Senate Foundation (Due January 22, 2021)  Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.


Van Buren County Arts Council  This is a reimbursed award given to a winning student that is continuing their formal education in a visual arts field. The VBVAC Reimbursement Award is to help the awarded student in covering the cost of book fees, materials, and tuition if applicable. Receipts showing purchases and/or tuition fees for higher learning establishments is required to receive funding amount. Receipts must be presented to Van Buren Co. Arts Council no later than December of the year awarded.


Van Buren County Crime Stoppers Donald Ruppert Annual Criminal Justice Scholarship (Due May 1, 2021)   High School G.P.A. Have you taken the Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT examination, and if so what was the highest score? High school academic/extra-curricular honors or awards received. Community activities have you been involved in. College prep classes have you taken while in high school.  College or Vocational School you plan to attend this fall. Have you been accepted as a student by the school? Will you be a full or part time student? Is your chosen major or course criminal justice? Explain why you are interested in a career in criminal justice.


Van Buren County Crime Stoppers Military Recognition Award (Due May 1, 2021) Branch of Service. Enlistment date. Ship date (date leaving for basic training).


Van Buren County Hospital Auxiliary (April 1, 2021)   Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a college/university/tech school in a medical field program (excluding animal science). Applicant must either be a resident of Van Buren County or a student at a Van Buren County high school (or affiliate; i.e. home school). Applicant must have completed a high school diploma or GED, or be a graduating senior. College/University/Tech School acceptance letter must be enclosed with application. Applications for ALL scholarships must be supported by a listing of three references.


Van Buren Foundation, Inc. Scholarships-Van Buren County Community School District  (Due April 21, 2021) Return to Lisa Plowman, 16063 Gold Ave, Douds, IA 52551 No letter of recommendation is needed.

Colleen Duke Memorial Scholarship  $100-$250 Must be a 2021 of the Van Buren County Community School District-College bound, majoring in Elementary Education/Special Elementary Education or Reading Major. Must have maintained “B” average. 18 year--$100.00, Junior year in college and maintaining Elementary Education major, and with a "B" average, an additional $150.00. Preference will be given to students indicating interest in pursuing their elementary teaching career in Southeast Iowa, rural school. 

E. Ruth Downard Vickerman and Robert L.­­­­­Vickerman Scholarship  $2,000.00 Recipient of this scholarship should indicate an intention to pursue a course of study leading to elementary or secondary education OR Nursing or Medical Field. 

First Iowa State Bank-must be a female

Fred Perkins Scholarship-given to a  male -$500.00, First Iowa State Bank (given to female): $500.00 High Academic Achievement, should be above average, High activity, should be very active in school, including but not limited to sports, drama, school clubs, but not necessarily all of the above, Personality and character should be outstanding, Financial need is not a factor. 

Hugh Hardin Scholarship  (Due April 20, 2021) $500.00 2021 Graduate of the Van Buren County Community High School 1-Applicant will need to submit a paragraph explaining why they have chosen to pursue the Law Enforcement Profession, 2-Send the scholarship application, the letter of recommendation from a high school instructor and the paragraph of explanation to Randy Hardin, 1106 Broad Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565. These 3 things need to be received by April 20. 

Izaak Walton Scholarship  $500.00 or more Recipient of this scholarship should indicate an intention to pursue a course of study leading to employment in the field of conservation consistent with the objectives of the Izaak Walton League. Must be a resident of Van Buren County. 

Laura Daughrity Scholarship  3 various scholarships, each $500.00 or more Must be an applicant at community college or 4 year college or university, Indian Hill's applicants should apply for this scholarship via the Indian Hills Financial Aid Office. Cannot be a direct descendent of Laura Daughrity. -Payment will be made in the 2nd semester of the chosen college. 

Leaders of Tommorrow Scholarship  is a progressive scholarship awarded to a stand out individual, with close community ties and who is following a course of study in business or a related field. This is the second year of this progressive scholarship program. It is aimed at assisting the cultivation of individuals who may someday return to Van Buren County or surrounding areas and enrich the local community and economy. 

Meribah Ruebel Scholarship  $500.00 or more One scholarship, student, college bound. Based upon need of the recipient. 

Robert Hornbaker Scholarship  Must be a 2021 Van Buren Co. Community High School. No preference for junior college, training at college or university. Not based on academic rank. Must be a county resident. Student will receive funds in the following manner; $1,000.00 1st year, $1,500.00 2nd year, $2,000.00 3rd year and $2,500.00 4th year. No monies will be awarded the 3rd and 4th year if student attends a 2 year program. 

Verna Olson Scholarship  $1,000.00 -2021 Graduate of the Van Buren High School Preference may be given to students attending an accredited academic institution over those students attending trade or business schools. 




Central College


Iowa State University


ACACIA Leadership Scholarship(Postmarked no later than March 1, 2021)  The Scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends Iowa State University. Preference given to students who are members of the fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criteria. This scholarship is NOT transferrable to another person or attendance at another university.


 Bright Scholars of Iowa Award (complete the FAFSA application by December 1st) is available to entering freshmen who will graduate from an Iowa high school and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university. The amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance less all other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships). This award is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA. Students who complete the FAFSA application by December 1st, demonstrate financial need, and complete the FinAidScholar online application will be considered for this award.


Christina Hixson Opportunity Scholarship (Due December 15, 2020)   Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. In order to be considered for the Hixson Award, your FAFSA must be verified as complete when application review begins (approximately Dec 15). A delay in meeting the deadlines below will affect your eligibility for the Hixson Award. Complete the following by the suggested deadlines. File FAFSA by December 1 (Iowa State University deadline). Select IRS data porting option when filing FAFSA. Review and correct your Student Aid Report (SAR) promptly when returned from FAFSA or review the FAFSA status page at accessplus.iastate.edu. If selected for further verification, it is your responsibility to complete the process before March 15. Applicant must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship and demonstrate this information in the student essay, recommendation and FAFSA. Applicant must be a resident of Iowa. Applicant must be admissible to Iowa State University. Applicant must possess the potential to succeed. 


 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships


College of Engineering Scholarship (Due December 15, 2020) Scholarship eligibility for incoming engineering freshmen is based on a high school GPA of 3.6 or higher. The engineering scholarship application will include two essay questions. Students must accept the offer of admission by May 1, 2021 in order to receive any scholarship they may be offered.


Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship (Due December 1, 2020)  To meet eligibility requirements for MVP, 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. 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships.


Iowa Wesleyan University


Indian Hills 

       Foundation Scholarships ( Due May 27, 2021)


Tom Arnold Scholarship  (Due March 18, 2021) Indian Hills alumnus Tom Arnold awards two scholarships to Indian Hills students each year. The scholarships award tuition, fees, required books, and required supply costs for one year (three terms). In addition, if the winners are students residing in the dormitories, an average of room and board costs will be included as part of the scholarship award.To be eligible for the scholarships, you must compose a brief written piece (600-1,200 words) on this year's subject theme. 


Bright Scholars of Iowa  (Due May 27, 2021) Indian Hills Annual award established by the late H. Dale & Lois Bright awarded to current seniors attending Iowa high schools. After being initially approved by the Indian Hills Scholarship committee, students who meet the criteria will be asked to submit an essay identifying their commitment to learning and community service and describe how they have succeeded in the face of adversity. They will also be asked to submit a summary of their activities and organization, leadership roles, academic achievement and honors, community service and volunteerism, and potentials in their chosen career and employment (no more than 2 typewritten pages) • Recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or have an ACT score of 28 or higher) • Must qualify for PELL • Maintain full-time enrollment.


Kirkwood Community College


Mount Mercy University 

 Catherine McCauley Scholarship (Due between November 15, 2020- February 15, 2021)The Catherine McAuley Scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually. These Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, and students are automatically considered upon admittance to Mount Mercy. To be eligible, students simply need to: Be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school. Be admitted as a new freshman to Mount Mercy. Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year. Participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus. File the FAFSA prior to July 1(first year) and May 1(subsequent years) that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.


Simpson College


Southeastern Community College

        Foundation Scholarships 


University of Iowa 

      Scholarship Portal 


The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship(Due May 3, 2021) Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be: of the Protestant faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa. At least one of the recipients must be a member of an Episcopal Church, and at least one must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career in banking. All recipients must be of good character and have a good scholastic record.


Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship (Due March 31, 2021)  The Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior who attends The University of Iowa. The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion.


University of Northern Iowa 



The H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation  (Due January 15, 2021) provides the Bright Scholars of Iowa award.  It is available to entering freshmen who will graduate from an Iowa high school and demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.  The amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance less all other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships).  The cost of attendance is equal to tuition & fees, room & board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. This award is renewable for an additional three years provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and continuous full-time enrollment. Funds for the scholarship are provided by the Bright Foundation.  The Bright Foundation also provides additional communication and experiences for recipients, such as peer connections and networking, to enhance the college experience and help scholars reach their goals.  Recipients are expected to provide the Bright Foundation regular updates on their college experience through their Bright Scholar portal.


William Penn University


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


     American Legion Citizenship Award

     Chapter I PEO Scholarship

     Glen Strait Memorial Scholarship

     Hospice of Van Buren County

     Iowa Bar Association

     Jason and John Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     Leslie Strait Memorial Scholarship.  $500.00

     Rotary Club Award

     TTT Scholarship (selected by the organization)

     Wesley and Marjorie Pierce Trust Scholarship (selected by family)