Southwest Iowa Scholarships
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National, State, & Southwest Iowa Scholarships
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January 1National Wild Turkey Federation$250 to $10,0003.0 GPA, must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports - a copy of a current hunting licenseis required
January 5JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest$500-10,000Students grades 9-12, written
January 7Christian M. Hixson - Creighton Scholarship Fund$4,500Students planning to major in business and have financial need. ACT of 25, GPA of 3.0, accepted in Creighton College of Business Administration, essay.
January 9GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship$10,000 renewableSeniors, Leadership, Drive, Integrity, and
January 10Gates Millennium ScholarsVariesAfrican American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, GPA 3.3, leadership, community service
January 10Burger King Scholars$1,000, $5,000, and $25,000 Seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education are eligible for a $1,000
January 11JCI Senate Scholarship$1,
January 15McKelvey Foundation$12,000125 $12,000 awards; students who are the first in their family to attend college. Qualifying high school seniors must attend any 4-year college in their home
January 15Microsoft Scholarship ProgramVariesScholarship for those under-represented in the computer science field, including those with disabilities. Must enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree program, pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
January 15Navy ROTC Scholarshipfull tuitionStudents interested in the Navy & who have a 21 & 22 on their math & English ACTs, are eligible for a full tuition scholarship.
January 15SAE Engineering Scholarship$1,000-10,000$1,000-10,000 will be offered to students pursuing an engineering (or similar science or technology) degree. or Technology
January 15Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsEvery student in grades 7th-12th can participate. www.artandwriting.orgArt and Writing
January 15University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Honors Program$250/semesterrenewable for 4 years. For scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen must complete an admissions application and submit supporting doumentation by January 15, as well as take the ACT or SAT by the December national test dates of their senior year.
January 15University of Nebraska (Omaha) Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarshiptuition, room & board, all fees4 years funding of tuition, room & board, all books & fees; must be attending the College of Engineering & Technology (Omaha campus) or the College of Information Science & Technology and meet academic requirements of ACT of 30 and 3.5 gpa. & Technology
January 15Central Iowa MensaVariesseniors enrolling in a degree program and is s citizen of the U.S. Awards 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.
January 15Charlie Burkart Scholarship:$4,000students whose parent(s) are members of a club/course employing a PGA member or registered apprentice of the Iowa Section. Winners are basis of their interest & activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, academic ability, and financial need.
January 15Cheerleader Scholarship Program:This program is open to female cheerleaders. The girls do not have to be cheering currently; they only need high school cheer experience to apply. They are not required to cheer in college to be awarded a scholarship.
January 15Dell's ScholarshipsVariesParticipated in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program such as Upward Bound Math & Science
January 15Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program$100-$300Scholarship for students attending a post-secondary education. You do not need to be a MENSA member to
January 24Art Institute Scholarship Competition - (Art Institutes Best Team Chef and Culinary Scholarship Competition)$4,000awarded to a high school senior that participates in a cook-off at one of the participating Art Institutes culinary schools. Students must be enrolling into The Art Institute for their post-secondary education.
January 25Coupon Audit Scholarship$1,000Students can win a scholarship by writing an
January 31Art Institute Scholarship Competition - (Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition)$3,000 Awarded to a high school senior that creates an original poster design fitting the criteria of the Art Institute. Students must be enrolling into The Art Institute for their post-secondary education
January 31Strayer-Rairden Scholarship$1,000 renewableSeniors enrolling at the University of Iowa and declaring physics or astronomy. academic merit
January 31Dorothy Horn Memorial Scholarship$1,000applicants must be in top 50% of their graduating class
January 31Eddie Lee Memorial Scholarship$800applicants must be in top 50% of their graduating class
February 1Booth College of Business Administration Scholarship$2,250Students who enroll at Northwest Missouri State University and major in one of the areas in Booth College of Business and Professional Studies. Letter of recommendation and essay required.
February 1Iowa Corn Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship$500Applicants must plan to attend a community college, 4-year college or university in a college program preparing them to enter the ag industry. Parent(s) must be a member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association.www.iowacorn.orgAgriculture
February 1Careers in Agriculture Scholarship$1,000The Careers In Agriculture Scholarship is available to
graduating high school seniors who will pursue a two- or four-year degree in
crop production, agronomy or a closely related field. You must demonstrate
academic achievement, have leadership abilities, and submit an essay to be
eligible for this award. in agronomy/ag-related field
February 1Charles Hawkins Accounting Scholarship and Karen Hawkins Memorial Scholarship$450To first semester freshmen majoring in accounting, who will be attending Northwest Missouri State University as full-time students. Based on information provided on the application form, letter of recommendation by teacher, counselor, or administrator, and a one to two page essay on why the individual wants to pursue a career in accounting.
February 1Christina Hixson Opportunity Award$15,000+Attend Iowa State, financial need, have faced financial challenges or personal/financial hardship
February 1Elks Scholarships - Legacy Award$4,000child/stepchild/grandchild/stepgrandchild/legal ward of a living Elk who joined before 4/1/10
February 1Family Involvement Board ScholarshipVariesConsumer Credit Union & The Iowa Credit Union Foundation will be giving $5,750 in scholarships to seniors who are members of Consumers Credit Union. A 500-word essay is
February 1Grand Lodge Legacy Scholarship$4,000Seniors whose parent or grandparent is an Elks member & who have taken the ACT are eligible for this $4,000
February 1Iowa Scholarship for the Arts$1,500Based on the students' abilities in the arts, clarity of artistic vision for his/her work, and definition of future goals and objectives related to their intended field of study. Applicants must be Iowa residents who will graduate from an Iowa high school and be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university.
February 1Robert C. Byrd$1,500outstanding academic achievement, 3.5 GPA, ACT 28, Class rank top 10%, 2 years foreign lang, 3 years social studies/science/math, 4 year English
February 1Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship have applied to one of the following accredited 4-year universities:-the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern
February 1AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program$2,000To a student who demonstrates ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community, or the workplace. Applicants are asked to describe an outstanding achievement they have accomplished in a non-academic activity or project, which is supported by an unrelated adult who can attest to the student’s achievement.
February 1Iowa PTA HL Taylor Scholarship$500 An individual who will be a graduating senior of an Iowa public high school and be considered a resident of the state of Iowa for one year prior to graduation. The student's must be in a school district that has a PTA within the school district (Clarinda CSD does qualify). The scholarship must be used for full-time study at an accredited Iowa college or university, Iowa area vocational school, or other post high school training institution.
February 3Grand Lodge Masonic Scholarships$2,000service to school and community with emphasis on leadershi roles in these areas, academic record, communication skills, financial need
February 5NWMSU Human Environmental Science Scholarship$350Must be majoring in Human Environmental Science at Northwest Missouri State UniversityScience
February 8Byers Environmental Scholarships (Keep Iowa Beautiful)$500Enrolling in an Iowa college or university with studies in the environment, community services, conservation, public service/government/nonprofit management with an emphasis on environmental studies, landscape architecture or architecture (historical emphasis) or community planning & sustainability.
February 8KFC Colonel's Scholars Program$5,0002.75 GPA, enroll in a PUBLIC school or university in your state of legal residence, plan to pursue a bachelor's degree, demonstrate financial need
February 8Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarship$500Four scholarships for Iowans pursuing a degree with an emphasis in community enhancement at an Iowa College or University. Apply at
February 10HyVee Foundation$1,000must be working for Hy-Vee on or before 9/15/12, enrolling in college for the first
February 10NWMSU Music ScholarshipsVariesAuditions held in February. Contact Northwest Missouri State University Music
February 14Art Institute Scholarship Competition - (Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition)$3,000 awarded to a high school senior that provides a showcase your fashion designs and also demonstrates ability in retail marketing and management into The Art Institute for their post-secondary education.
February 15Iowa Newspaper Foundation$500 - $1000Students preparing for a newspaper career are eligible for 1 of 8 scholarshipswww.INAnews.comNewspaper/Journalism
February 15Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarship Program$1,000Leadership, community service, class rank and GPA. This scholarship requires an essay
February 15Best Buy Scholarship$1,500-10,000Seniors with a 2.5 gpa are eligible for this $1,500-10,000
February 15Brandstad Education ScholarshipVariesFour-year tuition and fees awarded to an Iowa resident first year student in a teacher education program at Iowa State University. To qualify student must have high academic achievement, involved in extracurricular activities, demonstrated enthusiasm for and commitment to teaching, and demonstrated qualities of leadership.
February 15Cargill$1,000academic achievement, leadership in extracurricular, civic activities
February 15FFA Collegiate and Vocational/Technical School Scholarship ProgramVariesFFA members in their senior year of high school. Students must describe the progress and results of their SAE program, list 6-8 different leadership activities, tell why they should be considered for a scholarship, and include parent’s financial status.
February 15Mediacom Scholarship$1,000must live in areas serviced by the North Central Division. Students do NOT have to be Mediacom customers.
February 15Monsanto Agriculture Scholarship$1,500apply/submit app on the National FFA Organizations website, student from a farm family, academics good, enrolling in full time ag programAgriculture
February 15National Co-op ScholarshipvariesSeniors enrolling at one of the ten Co-op programs. Based on academic merit
February 15Robert E. Byers$500must be enrolling in an Iowa college or university, must be majoring in community enhancement or enviornmental areas of
February 15Theatre Arts Guild (TAG) Scholarship$1,000Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors pursuing theatre arts at a post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a member of the Theatre Arts Guild. Arts
February 15Mount Mercy University's Special Talent Scholarship$3,000 renewable$3,000 annually-renewable Special Talent Scholarship will be awarded to seniors pursuing Mount Mercy University in Art & Design, Instrumental Music, Theatre Arts, Vocal Music, and/or
February 22Fremont Soil & Water Conservation District$1,000Fremont County, leadership, academic achievement, pursuing any field in science/agriculture/natural resources (but not required), leadership/service/character/motivationwww.fremontswcd.orgScience/Ag/Natural Resources (but not required)
February 22Iowa State Beta Sigma Psi Merit Scholarship$1,5002 $1,000 awards to current Lutheran-Christian males who will be incoming fresmen at Iowa State University. Applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement and activity participation.
February 24Darryl John Memorial Scholarship$750The Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity Alumni will be awarding three $1500.00 Scholarships to incoming Lutheran gentlemen for their education at Iowa State.
February 28Howard Barry Memorial ScholarshipTwo scholarships awarded to students in the Southwest Iowa area who plan to attend 2 or 4-year program. Financial need factor, but not only consideration. Two letters of endorsement.
February 28Buick Achievers Scholarship Program$2,000-25,000Awarded to seniors and current undergraduates who will enroll full-time next year and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business, with an interest in the automotive
February 28Financial Literacy Scholarship$5,000Senior whose taken a financial literacy course, will attend a 4-year college, has at least a 3.0 gpa, and demonstrates financial need. A short essay is required.
February 28Metro Omaha Chapter Oncology Nursing Society (MOC/ONS) Nursing Scholarship$1,000Seniors interested in a nursing career, special consideration will be given to those who have interest in Oncology Nursing. Academic merit (3.25 or higher GPA, actively participate in both school and community activities)School CounselorNursing
March 1All Iowa Opportunity ScholarshipVaries2.5>GPA, Based on FAFSA, Priority awarded to students participating in the Federal TRIO Programs. Given to students from alternative high schools or homeless youth.
March 1Education & Training Voucher (ETV)$5,000students who is currently in licensed foster care under the care and custody of the Iowa Department of Uman Services or Iowa Juvenile Court Services.
March 1Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship$2,500Be sponsored by a current NTCA member1 (except for students sponsored by an associate member company). 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.
March 1Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship$2,000pursuit of auto/truck related studies, signed recommendation from President/General Manager of an IADA dealership, grades, letter of recommendations or Truck-related Studies
March 1Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship Program$1,000Sons/daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members working toward degree in one of the occupational areas of agriculture and/or business. Criteria: scholarship, essay, financial need, 2 letters of recommendation.
March 1Southwest Iowa Rural Electiric Cooperative Lineman Scholarship$1,000Students must pursue education at an accredited Lineman Schoolwww.swiarec.coopLineman
March 1Iowa Grocery Industry Association  ScholarshipsvariesSons or daughters of full-time employees at firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. The parent must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1. Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours during the 6-month period between July 1 and December
March 1Iowa Soybean Association Scholarship$1,500GPA 3.0, community leadership, leadership among peers, future plans in agriculture, seeking degreeSchool CounselorAgriculture
March 1Iowa State Fair$500actively participate in fair, graduate from Iowa HS, attend an Iowa college
March 1Morris Scholarship FundVariesminority student of Iowa attending any college or university who has a 2.5 GPA and of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
March 1Titan Machinery Ag ScholarshipvariesApplicants must be enrolled in an AAS degree Diesel Technology Program to be eligible for a
March 1UNO Fine Arts ScholarshipFine Arts Department Music
March 1DMACC Foundation ScholarshipvariesFor Seniors who will be enrolling during the following school year at Des Moines Area Community College
March 1Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship Program$1,000applicant must be a son/daughter of Iowa Farm Bureau member
March 1Page County Soil & Water Conservation District$500-3,000The Page County Soil & Water Conservation District is providing a $500 internship to the local winner, which is then forwarded to the regional level of the scholarship competition. Winners at the regional level receive $500 awards and the opportunity to compete at the stse level, where three shcolarships will be awarded in the amounts of $3,000, $2,000, & $1,500. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of scholastic performance, service, character, leadership, and financial need. The internship winner will be asked to volunteer 10 hours in the office to become more familiar with the job that the office is doing in protecting Natural Resources.www.cdiowa.organy field of Agriculture or Natural Resources
March 1Conservation Districts of Iowa$500-3,000Seniors pursuing any Agriculture or Natural Resources field qualifies for this $500-3,000 scholarship. Points will be given for leadership and scholastic achievement.The application, process, & deadlines are listed on the website.www.cdiowa.organy field of Agriculture or Natural Resources
March 1Mary L. Brown Scholarship$1,000Must be enrolling as a Realtime Reporting major either Judicial or Captioning/CART Services. Must complete essay & submit 2 letters of recommendation.School CounselorCourt Reporting or Captioning
March 1Glenn Miller Scholarship$1000 - 4000applicant must submit an audition cd and application majoring involved in either vocal or instrumental music
March 3Grand Lodge MCEC Tech Scholarship$1,000enrolling in mechanical or trade school at an accredited Iowa Community click MCEC scholarship form in PDF.
March 4Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Scholarship$7,50025 $7,500 awards will be awarded to seniors based on academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service, & milk experience
March 7Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association Agriculture Future of America Scholarship$4,600Shenandoah, Essex, or Farragut high school seniors pursuing any agriculture or any remotely related field that could apply to the ag industry who has at least a 3.0gpa. An essay and interview are also required.
March 8Peru State College Clements Band Scholarship$500-2,000Awarded to incoming freshmen participating in bandSchool Counselor
March 8Helen Naeve Douglas Music Scholarship$500Awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in music educationSchool CounselorMusic Education
March 9Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Award $2,000awarded to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers, and community.
March 10Dennis Lloyd Scholarship$5,000students pursuing a degree in graphic arts or journalismSee your counselor for an applicationGraphic Arts/Journalism
March 11James B. Morris ScholarshipMinority Students, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Native American. Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
March 14Wayne State College Special Abilities Art ScholarshipSeniors enrolling in Wayne College in the fall and majoring in art with a concentration in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or K-12 Art and Design
March 15Page County Cattlemen Scholarship$1,000Three scholarships will be given to seniors in Page County whose family is a member of the Page County Cattlemen's Association. The student can be entering any field of study.School Counselor
March 15American Cancer Society$1,000For any student that has been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 and is currently under the age of 21. Excepted plans to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year collegiate program.
March 15Beverly Shaw Nursing/Medical Scholarship$1,200enrolling in an accredited college/university and studying nursing or other medical related field field
March 15Crestland Cooperative$3,000 Qualified students in the area of agronomy and most importantly that of custom applicator at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, commit to three years of employment with Crestland Cooperative, demonstrate financial need, scholastic
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