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This page is a work in progress: Not all scholarships are listed. Please note the date tabs at the bottom of this document. Check college websites for additional scholarship information.
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DUE DATENAME OF SCHOLARSHIPAMOUNTDESCRIPTIONWHERE TO GET APPLICATIONAREA OF STUDY
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October 4, 2017Wendy's Heismangift cards up to $10,000 scholarshipIf you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman.https://www.whshapplication.com/?comp_id=7A099BCC-5E1E-4469-85B3-9683D1AE1DCA
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October 25, 2017Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship$5000-20,000Strong intent to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, critical financial need (adjusted gross income $55,000 or lower), overcoming adversity, extracurricular activies/community service, be a U.S. citizen, 2.0gpahttp://scholars.horatioalger.org
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October 27, 2017ISU New Student Theatre Scholarships$8,000 A 3.0 High School G.P.A, Admission and acceptance to Iowa State University, Major in Performing Arts at ISU with an emphasis in either Acting/Director or Theatrical Design and Technology. An audition is also required.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddTlX9xD9CPmOzH1Jhs5uaKm2pSwXE5q7951_X0RRmORbDSA/viewform?c=0&w=1
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October 30, 2017Iowa Congressman David Young - Military Service Academiesfull rideStudents who wish to be considered for a nomination from Congressman Young to attend a service academy as a freshman in 2018. "The students who are accepted will take on an incredible journey that will test their resolve - in the classroom, as leaders, and most importantly their dedication to selfless service to country," said Congressman Young. "I encourage every young Iowan with an interest in making that powerful commitment to consider applying to a U.S. service academy."http://young.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations
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November 7, 2017Prudential Spirit of Community Award$1000-5000Grades 5-12 who engaged in volunteer activity in the last year. The best from the school is passed on to compete for awards. http://spirit.prudential.com
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November 15, 2017 (application available 9/1/2017)Hagan Scholarships$2000 and upMust be a resident of an eligible state (Iowa is eligible). 3.5 CGPA or higher, ACT 23 or higher, must work 204 hours in the 12 months prior to statr of each academic year of college, must not have been convicted of a felony.https://haganscholarships.org/application/
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November 15, 2017Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarshipvarying amountsApplicants to Wayne State College of Art & Design are eligible for these scholarships.www.wsc.edu/art-design
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November 27, 2017Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship$4,000-50,000Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.College students are not eligible to apply.Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.Male and female students compete separately.http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm
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December 1, 2017Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarshiptuition at DMACCThis scholarship is open to students who have served as the FFA Chapter President during their junior or senior year. Students must attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) directly after high school.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5WC0yWHJrNEdfSmpwV09zNnRiYU9tb2lfQVpv/view?usp=sharing
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December 1, 2017Scholarships for Iowa State incoming freshmenvarying amountsStudents planning to attend Iowa State are eligible for Iowa State's scholarships. By filling out the one application, students are considered for MANY scholarships. http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/finaid/freshmen.php
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December 15, 2017Iowa Women in Natural Resources Scholarship$500For both female and male students: Enrolled in or plan to enroll in an Iowa university, college, or community college
Pursuing a career in a natural resources field
Currently working on a conservation project or are planning to work on one
Present project at IWINR’s annual conference
https://www.iwinr.com/
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December 30, 2017Iowa Girls Athletic Association: E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship$1,000The E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award was established in 1993 as a tribute to the man who served as Executive Director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union from 1954 through 2002. The recipient of this award is recognized as being representative of the most elite of the superlative Iowa Girl, not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom, in her school and in her community. Her profile will reflect discipline, perseverance, character, citizenship and leadership, which personified the life and expectations of E. Wayne Cooley.https://forms.ighsau.org/aspx/cooley_award.aspx
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December 31, 2017ACT Champion Scholarship$500A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
http://mkto-ab080206.com/I0b08E10Z0OLl90M0U0ZR00
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December 31, 2017Rove Pest Control Scholarship$500The scholarship is judged primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered.Special consideration will be given to those whom are pursuing entomology or a related field.http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/
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January 1, 2018Christina Hixson Opportunity Award$15,000+Attend IOWA STATE, financial need, have faced financial challenges or personal/financial hardshiphttp://www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu/
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January 4, 2018GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program$10,000Excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citzenshipreaganfoundation.org/scholarships
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January 5, 2018JCI Senate Scholarship$1,000Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to gruduating high school seniors in the U.S., who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. www.usjcisenate.org
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January 6, 2018Keep Iowa Beautiful$1,000Students planning on enrolling in an Iowa college/university and plan a major in areas related to community, sociology or environmental sciencehttps://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/grants-awards/byers-scholarship/Community, Sociology, Environmental Science
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January 7, 2018Iowa School Counselor Association Senior Scholarship$500Applicants will be required to submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career.https://goo.gl/ttFmGR
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January 15, 2018University of Northern Iowa Physics Scholarships$1,000-2,000These scholarships, offered to students admitted to UNI, have varying requirements.http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship
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January 15, 2018Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship$500-2,500The only eligibility requirements are that the applicant will be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited American institution of post-secondary education in the 2018-2019 academic year, and that the applicant is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa. The general awards are unrestricted regarding age, race, gender, major, GPA, financial need, etc.; some special scholarships do have specific criteria.http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/
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January 31, 2018College Raptor Scholarship$2,500Be legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory.
Be age 16 or older.
Be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Full Scholarship details https://www.collegeraptor.com/page/2500scholarship-terms-conditions/
www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship
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January 31, 2018Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship (The University of Iowa)$5,000The scholarship recipients are required to work in the The Daily Iowan newsroom in some capacity, which will be decided by the editor of The Daily Iowan. The scholarships will be renewable on a semester-by-semester basis, for a maximum of four years, provided satisfactory progress has been made both in academic work and in the newsroom.dailyiowan.com
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February 1, 2018Grand Lodge Masonic Scholarships$2,000service to school and community with emphasis on leadership roles in these areas, academic record, communication skills, financial needhttp://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017_18_Scholarship_Application.pdf
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February 1, 2018UNO Entrepreneurship Scholarship$2,500Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national.https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-business-administration/center-for-innovation-entrepreneurship-franchising/ellc/index.php
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February 1, 2018Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Association$500General Information:
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.
http://iowacheercoaches.org/scholarships/
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February 1, 2018Monsanto Fund America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship$1,500Be less than 23 years of age at time of application (February 1), Be current FFA members unless otherwise stated, Be U.S citizen or permanent resident, Must have Social Security Number to claim scholarships, Plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S, in an ag-related field. Be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college, Be a full-time studenthttps://www.ffa.org/scholarships
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February 1, 2018Kirkwood Visual Arts Competition$500Seniors who are interested in pursuing Art at Kirkwood Community College. Must have a 2.5 or higher gpa.www.callforentry.org search KIRKWOODArt
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February 2, 2018Legacy Elks award$4,000Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of up to 300 awards.http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/legacy.cfm
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February 2, 2018Drake Physics Prize4 year full tuition to DrakeApplicants take a test over first-semester high school Physics. Students interested must register online by 1pm on Monday, January 25.www.drake.edu/physics
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February 9, 2018Iowa Newspaper Foundation$500 - 1000Iowa college students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry. https://inanews.com/foundation/scholarships/
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February 16, 2018Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship$2,00030 college scholarships will be given to seniors who complete two online tutorials. $500 will be given to winner's schools. Application opens on October 23, 2017.www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
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February 16, 2018Page County Soil & Water Conservation District Internship/Scholarship$600-4,000This is open to Senior living in Page County pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natual resources. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of scholastic performance, service, character, leadership, and financial need. Winners also receive a $500 internship in working with the USDA-NRCS office to protect Natural Resources.www.cdiowa.orgAgriculture or Natural Resources
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February 27, 2018Fremont Soil & Water Conservation Award$1,000Five $1000 internships/scholarships will be awarded to seniors who reside in Fremont County. Criteria consideration will be leadership, and scholastic achievement. Pursuing an education in any field of science, agriculture or natural resources is preferred but not required. Leadership includes service, character, and self-motivation.www.fremontswcd.com
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February 28, 2018Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship$1,250Student, who is U.S. citizen/ currently attending or planning to attend an U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college, is eligible to participate in our scholarship program.http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
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March 1, 2018IT Leadership Forum Technology Scholarship$1,000Awarded to a student who has particated in STEM classes or clubs and plan to pursue a technology-related degreee at an Iowa college, unversity, or community college. http://bit.ly/2018ITLFscholarship
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March 1, 2018Grand Lodge MCEC Tech Scholarship$1,000enrolling in mechanical or trade school at an accredited Iowa Community Collegehttp://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MCEC_2017_2018_Scholarship_Application.pdf
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March 1, 2018Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program up to $13,000 for 4 yearsGraduating Iowa high school senior, GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, ACT of 22 or better, Openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, demonstrable LGBTQ activism and community service, high moral and ethical standards and conduct.www.matthewshepardscholarship.com
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March 1, 2018Southwest Iowa REC Scholarship$500-1,000Student must reside in a home served by SWIA REC. Twelve $500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors enrolled in a full time associate's degree course of study or full tim bachelor's degree course of study at an accredited college or university. Two $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school senior attending Lineman College or other electrical trade programs.http://www.swiarec.coop/content/scholarships
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March 1, 2018Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship$2,000Students must be interested in working in an auto dealership after graduation. Potential career paths include: service tech, business manager, collision repair tech, marketing specialist, accountant, salesperson, finance and insurance, information tech specialist. http://www.IADA.com/FoundationForEducation.aspxAutomotive or Truck-related Studies
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March 1, 2018Aureon Network Services Scholarship$1000 - 3000Available to students residing in the service area of Truro, St. Charles, St. Marys, Emerson, Henderson, Imogene. Pursuing a STEM-related course of study (science, technology, engineering or math).www.aureon.com/scholarship
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March 2, 2018Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship$500Elevate Advanced Manufacturing offers fifteen $500 Scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who are interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa's Community Colleges. https://www.elevateiowa.com/about/elevate-scholarship-program
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March 2, 2018Metro Omaha Chapter Oncology Nursing Society (MOC/ONS) Nursing Scholarship$1000 internships/scholarshipsSeniors interested in a nursing career, special consideration will be given to those who have interest in Oncology Nursing. Academic merit (3.0 or higher GPA, actively participate in both school and community activities)https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5SksxZUxBaUJHejRiV1BUY3JFU2ExM2dWZlVR/view?usp=sharing
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March 2, 2018Charles Nicholay Educational Foundation Construction / Architecture / EngineeringvariesMust be an Iowa high school student or college student; Must attend an Iowa institution; Attend a program related to construction/architecture/engineering/masonry fieldhttps://form.jotform.com/72924978607169
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March 5, 2018Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship$500Applicants for the Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship must be high school seniors (from Shenandoah, Essex, or Red Oak) who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university, or a two-year junior or community college in the fall following graduation. This scholarship program is available to Bank Iowa customers and non-customers. Preference will be given to students who participate in the activities Chandy loved: swimming in particular, as well as biking, running, and flying.
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March 9, 2018Scott Mecham Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation Student of Integrity Awards$2,000The Student of Integrity Award Scholarships were created to recognize and nurture future ethical business leaders. The Winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges representing the academic and business communities in Omaha. They consider each student’s character, leadership, academics and the content of their essays. The students who are granted the scholarships will be those who best demonstrate their commitment to honesty and accountability both inside and outside the classroom.www.bbbinc.org
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March 15, 2018First Friday Breakfast Clubup to $3,000have given efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerancewww.ffbciowa.org
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March 23, 2018Iowa Girls Athletic Association: Robert Smiley Scholarship$1,000The Robert Smiley Scholarship 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). She must also have lettered in one varsity sport sponsored by the IGHSAU each year of high school. 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.School Counselor
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March 30, 2018Fremont-Page Corn/Soybean Growers Association Scholarship$500APPLICANT MUST BE A GRADUATING SENIOR AND A RESIDENT OF FREMONT OR PAGE COUNTY AND THE CHILD OR GRANDCHILD OF A MEMBER OF THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA). https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5YWhHWTZMdkJkVy1QOEJfZ0xoT0FLYUZJZGU0/view?usp=sharing
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March 31, 2018SFM Foundation Scholarshipup to $10,000 renewableThe SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers.www.sfmfoundation.com
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March 31, 2018Lighthouse Guild Vision + Health Scholarshipsup to $10,000Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind. The program will award approximately 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and one graduate scholarship of up to $10,000.lighthouseguild.org/scholarships
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April 1, 2018Fremont County Cattlemen's Association$500Applicants must live in Fremont County. Applicants DO NOT have to be majoring in agriculture and DO NOT have to be affilliated with the Fremont County Cattlemen's Association.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5V2hIR2pGc1BaR2IxeUwxZC1KSU5DeFQ3TTBr/view?usp=sharing
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April 1, 2018AMVETS Scholarships$2,000Three scholarships will be awarded to sons, daughters, or grandchildren of a current or deceased member of Iowa AMVET to be used at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5LWxTRHFpbXZEaUQ4Mm05VUhydWdGTV96NnYw/view?usp=sharing
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April 15, 2018EN/WICC Paul High Memorial Scholarship$300Open to anyone who is planning on enrolling or is currently enrolled in an automotive technology
program at an accredited trade school, community college, college or university.
http://www.enwicc.com/ENWICC_Scholarship.htmlAuto Tech major
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April 20, 2018Jim Logan Scholarship$500Applicants must reside in Montgomery County. Must be pursuing training and education in mass communications/journalismSchool Counselor
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April 30, 2018Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship$1,000This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2017-18 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest or Iowa Games Mud Run).https://www.iowagames.org/brian-pearson-memorial-scholarship/
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May 1, 2018Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship$800Scholarships will be awared to seniors that are of the protestant faith, a resident of Iowa and are enrolling as a full-time student at the University of Iowa. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2poDuA6oXm5MV9LQXUxSmtiTVVTWjd1OGZjbUprcWFuTFVN/view?usp=sharing
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May 11, 2018College Funding Forecaster Giveaway$250-1,500Awards: Weekly drawings for educational expense awards plus two college scholarships for high school seniors attending college in fall 2018.Requirements: Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college costs over four years and enter contact information to register. Opens March 5, 2018.http://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships-and-programs/college-funding-forecaster-giveaway.aspx
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June 15, 2018Charlie Burkart Scholarship$6,000Winners are selected on the basis of their interest & activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability, and financial need.http://iowapgafoundation.org/burkart-scholarship/
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