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Current Scholarships for Seniors
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Brian Pearson Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 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). Scholarship applications have been emailed to juniors and seniors. Please stop in the Counseloing Office if you need another copy.April 30, 2018
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Bright Scholars of IowaMust be accepted by Iowa State, Iowa, or UNI, Indian Hills, or Southwestern. Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% of graduating class, or ACT of 28 and above, or RAI score of 299 and higher), demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, qualify for a Pell Grant determined through completing FAFSA, enrolling full timeFull-ride renewable scholarshipsVaries by institution
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Buy-Rite’s Annual Beauty School ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a hairstylist or cosmetology student who best exemplifies Buy-Rite's core beliefs. Students must share their most meaningful achievement and how it relates to their future as a hairstylist For more information visit: https://www.buyritebeauty.com/scholarships/$1,000December 4, 2017
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Cedar County Cattlemen Scholarship
Awarded to high school seniors or students attending a two year or four year college of their choice. Parents and applicant must attend school in Cedar County, have parents who are actively engaged in farming and members of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association. Applications were sent via email or can be found in the Counseling Office.
$500 (one awarded in the name of Kevin Ralfs and one in the name of Dean Ballenger)March 9, 2018
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Cedar County Pork Producer ScholarshipAwarded to high school seniors or students attending a two year or four year college of their choice. Parents and applicant must reside in Cedar County and be actively engaged in pork production. Parent must be current members of the Iowa Pork Producers. Application available in the Scholarship Folder and in the Counseling OfficeTotal of $1,500 given in scholarships with no one scholarship more than $500March 9, 2018
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Claim Aid- The Special Eduction Teacher Scholarship of IowaThis scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who will continue their education at a college or university planning to study Education, specifically Special Education.

Apply at http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/
$2,000January 15, 2018
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Claim Aid- The Star Student Scholarship of IowaThis scholarship is awarded to a special education graduating senior who will continue their education at a college/university.

Apply at http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/
$2,000January 15, 2018
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Clarence American Legion Post 286 ScholarshipHigh school seniors who will be attending a two or four year college or accredited trade school of their choice, Must be direct descendant of current or deceased members of the American Legion Post 286 of Clarence [IE: Child, Grandchild, Great Grandchild, Legally adopted Child, Step-Child, Sister, or Brother. Applications have been mailed to all seniors or are available in the Counseling Office.Two $500 scholarships will be awardedApril 1, 2018
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College Funding Forecaster GiveawayThis giveaway is open to Iowa high school students and their parents or guardians. Weekly drawings for educational expense awards plus two college scholarships for high school senior attending college in fall 2018. Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college costs over four years and enter contact information to register. Start at www.iowastudentloan.org/giveawayMarch 5-May 11, 2018
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Elevate Advanced Manufacturing ScholarshipPlease visit www.elevateiowa.com and go to the "about" tab. Available for students pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing. Examples of advanced manufacturing careers include CNC Machining, Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Machining, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Tool and Die, Transportation and Logistics, and Welding. $500 (15 awarded)March 2, 2018
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Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipAny 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. Application is available at: enf.elks.org/mvsVariesNovember 27, 2017
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F & B Communications ScholarshipApplicat must be a graduating high school senior and receive their sevice and live in a household in the F & B Communications telephone service area. Student must havet least a "C" grade point average and express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation. Please see your email for the application.$2,500, $5,000 (4), $1,500 (2), $7,000 (1), $500 (3) February 20, 2018
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First Friday Breakfast ClubHigh school seniors who have took efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in their schools and communities. Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education.$3,000 (7 awarded)March 15, 2018
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Hagan ScholarshipMust be a citzen of the United States, attend an eligible public high school, have a 3.50 GPA or higher, score 23 or higher on the ACT or 1,200 or higher on the SAT, be enrolled in an eligible four year college, must work 240 hours in 12 months prior to the start of each acadmic year. For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit www.hsfmo.orgup to $5,00 per semesterNovember 15, 2017
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Horatio Alger Association ScholarshipTo be eligible students must: 1. be a high school senior 2. pursuing a bachelor degree (can start at a two-year institution) 3. demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 4. be involved in co-curricular and community service activities 5. display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity 5. hold a minimum GPA of 2.00 5. be a US citizen. More information and application is available at scholars.horatioalger.org$6,000-25,000October 25, 2017
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ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship Honoring Steve LovenHigh school senior who is attending a two or four year institution in Iowa; must submit an essay outlining: how ICAN helped prepare them for their post-high school endeavors and describing how their school counselor promoted a culture of college and career readiness in their school (counselor must be mentioned by name and examples of school counseling excellence and a positive perception of a college-going culture should be provided. Applications can be found at www.ICANsucceed.org/ICANscholarship$250 (two awarded)March 1, 2018
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Innovative Ag Services ScholarshipParent or guardian must be an active patron of Innovative Ag Services, having purchased production supplies from the cooperative or sold grain to the cooperative within the past year. Student must be a graduating high school senior who will be majoring in an agricultural related field of study. Student must attend an accredited college or university. Applicant must enroll as a full-time student. Three scholarships will be awarded to students attending a 2 year program and three scholarships will be awarded to students attending a 4 year program. Check your email for the application or stop in the Counseling Office.$1,000 (6 awarded)March 1, 2018
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Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education ScholarshipApplicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: a letter written by the applicant detailing their career goals and interest in pursuing an automotie career, a recommendation from a high school or college teacher, a transcript, and a copy of the student's FAFSA$2,000March 1, 2018
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Iowa Newspaper Foundation ScholarshipsEight scholarships are available for Iowa students preparing for a career in media. A list of the scholarships and their requirements can be found in the scholarship folder. Students at any level (9-12) are encouraged to apply. Apply at www.inanews.comBetween $500 and $1,000February 9, 2018
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Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior ScholarshipIowa Student Loan will award 30 Iowa high school seniors each $2,000 to use for their fall 2018 college expenses. Interested seniors should go to www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship to register and read the complete scholarship rules. Register online and follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment. Essarys may be required as a tiebreaker.$2,000 (30 awarded)October 23, 2017-February 16, 2018
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Iowa Women in Natural Resources (IWINR)Student planning to pursue a career in the natural resource field. Student must be working on a conservation project and be willing to present the project at the IWINR annual conference.$500December 15, 2017
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IT Leadership Forum Technology ScholarshipApplicant must be an Iowa resident and high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time student and pursue a technology-related egree at an Iowa college. Essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendations are required to apply. To view the application, please go to: http://bit.ly/2018ITLFscholarship$1,000 (number awarded varies)March 1, 2018
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The Lowden Charitable Trust, IncApplicant must be a graduating senior from North Cedar High School living within a 52255 mailing address. They also must have a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher with plans to attend a fully accredited 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school. Please check your email or the Counseling Office for application.Awarded to 2 North Cedar studentsApril 15, 2016
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Margaret Dallas ScholarshipOne scholarship of up to $1500 to a qualified applicant who has demonstrated a commitment to becoming a kindergarten (early childhood) teacher. Other scholarships are available in allotments of up to $1500 per year for students attending an accredited college, university, technical school, area school, etc. Please see application for full description of rules and regulations.One of $1500 for Kindergarten Education major and other scholarships up to $1500
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National Honors Society Scholarship ProgramAll NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply. Please see your advisor for more information.Awarded to 500 NHS membersJanuary 30, 2018
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Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship (MidWestOne Bank)To be eligible students must be: 1. of the Protestant Faith 2. resident of the State of Iowa 3. attending the University of Iowa full-time. Application has been previously emailed to all seniors, is available in the Counseling Office.$800May 1, 2018
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Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y.)This $1,000 scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. More information can be found at: https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/$1,000Febuary 28, 2018
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River Valley Cooperative Scholarship- students pursing Associate's degreeStudent pursing an agricultural degree. must live in River Valley Cooperative's trade area. Award based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of school and community involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and percieved ability to contribute to the ag in the future. More information can be found at http://www.rivervalleycoop.com/scholarships$500 (9 awarded)January 31, 2018
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River Valley Cooperative Scholarship- students pursing Bachelor's degreeStudent pursing an agricultural degree. must live in River Valley Cooperative's trade area. Award based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of school and community involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and percieved ability to contribute to the ag in the future. More information can be found at http://www.rivervalleycoop.com/scholarships$1,000 (5 awarded)January 31, 2018
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Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent GiveawayIowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to adequately prepare for college expenses. Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway is open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12.

The requirement for this giveaway is to visit the new Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register, start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
$1,000 (50 awarded)September 5-October 22, 2018
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Siegfried Petersen ScholarshipThe recipient shall be a person who shows a desire to improve his or her station in life through education and would return those benefits to the community. It is not necessary that the recipient be a top scholar or athlete. He or she should be a good citizen who expresses a desire to lead a life of service to our community and our country. The recipient may pursue any course of studies, undergraduate or graduate level, at any educational organization, which normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum (colleges, universities, nursing schools, technical schools, etc.) public or private. The recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of a one-year program. Applications have been emailed out, or are available in the Counseling OfficeVariesMarch 9, 2018
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SFM FoundationStudents who parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers. Application can be found at www.sfmfoundation.comUp to $10,000 per yearMarch 31, 2018
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Sutliff BridgeStudent must be accepted at a two or four year accredited college or university, or construction trade school. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay on why historical preservation is important to them and their community. All application details, including how to submit your application, can be found in an email sent to you or in the Counseling Office.$500 (2 awarded); $1,000 (1 awarded)May 4, 2018
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Visual Arts Scholarship CompetitionHigh school senior interested in pursuing an arts degree from Kirkwood with at least a 2.5 GPA. Apply online at callforentry.org keyword search is Kirkwood$500February 1, 2018
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1st Gateway Credit Union ScholarshipLocal Seniors who are members of the 1st Gateway Credit Union. To apply, students must complete the application form (scholarship form), essay, and present a copy of their high school transcripts. Additional information can be obtained online at www.1stgateway.org. Please check your email for application form.$600 (3 awarded)February 16, 2018
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Institutional Scholarships
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Drake UniversityExamination open to all Iowa high school students covering topics in physics that would normally be covered during the first semester or high school physics. Students must register before 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2018. Link to register: http://tinyurl.com/DrakePhysicsPrizeStudent2018First place is full tuition scholarship to Drake UniversityMust register for the exam by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2018
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Graceland UniversityFull-tuition awarded to Iowa high school seniors with a cumulative 3.00 GPA and 21 ACT. Students must partipate in alumni career mentor program, file for 2018-2019 FAFSA, submit $200 deposit by may 1, 2018, and enroll full-time and live on campus
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Grinnell CollegeThe Iowa Access Initiative awards a full-tuitions cholarship to every qualifying student whose family earns less than $75,000 per yearfull tuitionJanuary 1 Early Decision 2; January 15 Regular Decisions
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Grinnell CollegeThe Iowa Founder's Scholarship is given to every admitted student who graduated from an iowa high school.range from $12,000-$25,000 per year, and renewable for all 4 yearsJanuary 1 Early Decision 2; January 15 Regular Decisions
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Beta Sigma Psi Luteran Fraternity ScholarshipThe Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity at Iowa State awards three incoming Lutheran men. Three core values are examined: spiritual, scholastic, and social. Please check your email or stop in the Counseling Office for more information.$2,000 (3 awarded)
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Iowa State UniversityList of available grants and scholarships as well as additional scholarship resources is available at https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/Varies
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Kirkwood CC Presidential ScholarshipHigh school seniors with an ACT test score of 25 or higher and 3.5 GPAs or higher.$5,000Two Rounds: December 15, 2016 and March 15, 2017
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Kirkwood CC Leaders of Tomorrow ScholarshipHigh school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or highter who are in the top half of their class and demonstrate strong leadership qualities$3,000Two Rounds: December 15, 2016 and March 15, 2017
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Mt. Mercy University Catherine McAuley ScholarshipThe Catherine McAuley scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $45,000 or less annually. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. To be eligible, students simply need to be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school, be admitted as a new freshmen to Mt. Mercy, reside all four year on Mt. Mercy's campus during the academic year, participate in mount Mercy's College Success Program during their first year, file the FAFSA prior to July 1st that shows family income of $45,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility. No application required the scholarship will be automatically awarded.Full-Time Tuition
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NICC (Northeast Iowa Community College)A list of awarded scholarships from NICC are available at: https://www.nicc.edu/scholarships/
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University of IowaThe Thomas Macbride Leadership Scholarship is presented to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service. This scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior who attends The University of Iowa. For more information visit : http://www.uiacacia.com/scholarship/Up to $10,000March 30, 2018
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University of IowaA list of awarded scholarships from the University of Iowa are available at: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships-first-year-studentsUp to $74,000 over 4 years
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University of Northern IowaDistinguished Scholarship Award- Scholarship awarded depends on high school GPA and ACT composite score. Applications found at www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarships "UNI Scholarship Application"Renewable for 4 years ($1,000, $1,500, $2,000)January 15, 2018
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University of Northern IowaPhysics Scholarships- College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Scholarship, McKay Scholarship, Jordan Mentor-Student Scholarship, Dostal Scholarship- must be in incoming physics student to be eligible for these scholarshipsVariesJanuary 15, 2018
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University of Northern IowaPresidential Scholarships- ACT composite of 29 or aove and top 10% high school class rank; or RAI of 335 or above$8,000 per yearJanuary 15, 2018
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University of Northern IowaA list of awarded scholarships from the University of Northern Iowa is available at: https://uni.edu/finaid/scholarshipUp to $8,000January 15, 2018
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Iowa State, Iowa, UNI, Indian Hills, SouthwesternMust be accepted by Iowa State, Iowa, or UNI, Indian Hills, or Southwestern. Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% of graduating class, or ACT of 28 and above, or RAI score of 299 and higher), demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, qualify for a Pell Grant determined through completin gFAFSA, enrolling full timeFull-ride renewable scholarshipsVaries by institution
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Scholarships for Juniors and all other students
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Brian Pearson Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 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). Scholarship applications have been emailed to juniors and seniors. Please stop in the Counseloing Office if you need another copy.April 30, 2018
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College Funding Forecaster GiveawayThis giveaway is open to Iowa high school students and their parents or guardians. Weekly drawings for educational expense awards plus two college scholarships for high school senior attending college in fall 2018. Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college costs over four years and enter contact information to register. Start at www.iowastudentloan.org/giveawayMarch 5-May 11, 2018
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Iowa Newspaper Foundation ScholarshipsEight scholarships are available for Iowa students preparing for a career in media. A list of the scholarships and their requirements can be found in the scholarship folder. Students at any level (9-12) are encouraged to apply. Apply at www.inanews.comBetween $500 and $1,000February 9, 2018
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Hills Bank Leadership ProgramEligible applicants must be a resident in one of following counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington. The recipients of the scholarship must attend a minimum of nine hours of Hills Bank sponsored leadership training during their senior year of high school and must have involvement in community service, student group activities, or work experience. They must be planning to attend any Iowa accredited college, university or community college and must have a 2.8 or higher high school GPA. Applications can be found at: www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships.$1,000March 1, 2018
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Hoover Uncommon Student AwardJuniors in an Iowa High School or a home-school program who are US citizens. Students must submit a project proposal and two letters of recommendations. Application can be found at www.HooverPresidentialFoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php$6,500March 15, 2018
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Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent GiveawayIowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to adequately prepare for college expenses. Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway is open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12.

The requirement for this giveaway is to visit the new Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register, start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
$1,000 (50 awarded)September 5-October 22, 2018
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Scholarships Awaiting Verification/Updated Application
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The scholarships listed below will be added to the current scholarships once the updated information/application becomes available. Students will be notified via email when applications become available. In most cases, the link and/or applications are emailed to students as well.
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