Scholarship Information

Go to the school website at www.monticello.k12.ia.us and click on High School - choose HS Guidance and select Local, State & National Scholarships for specific scholarships with attached applications!

Check out this webpage for information on scholarships - some may have information and applications attached, so read carefully for this and keep a close eye on deadlines!
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Iowa State University's Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a 4-year full-tuition scholarship awarded to incoming first-year students from the state of Iowa.  Applicants must be US citizens, current high school seniors planning to enter Iowa State University in the summer or fall of 2019.  Applicant must have applied at ISU and can demonstrate financial need.  Applications are due December 1, 2019.  Students can contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at omsa@iastate.edu or 515-294-6338 with questions.
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Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
A $1000 Scholarship for emerging business geniuses!   This scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in sales and marketing.  Unlike most scholarships which require a simple essay and "good luck" to win, the Lead Roster scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to market and sell your ideas!  Student applying must submit the URP of a video they've uploaded to YouTube where you explain, present, convince, inspire, entertain, market and/or sell us your reason why you deserve to win this scholarship.  The video can be anything you feel will compell us to choose your entry as long as it has "Lead Roster Scholarship" in the title and is publicly viewable.  Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications or IT are recommended by not required.  Being passionate about communicating your ideas is an absolute must.  We're excited to see what the next generation of business leaders will do to create a winning video!  Deadline to apply is December 15, 2018.  Go to https://www.leadroster.com/scholarship-terms for more information.

Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship
A $1000 Scholarship for emerging Marketing geniuses!   This scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing.  Unlike most scholarships which require a "good luck" to win, the Publicity.ai scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to appreciate and explain genius marketing!  Student applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of content marketing - the act of producing content to compel your audience and share it - that they have seen.  In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share what you saw (feel free to link to it if it is online), how it made you feel, the call-to-action, and ultimately explain why a certain marketing campaign was the best use of content marketing that you have ever seen for the purposes of achieving business goals (typically increasing revenue and profits).  Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications or IT are recommended by not required.  Being passionate about appreciating great marketing is an absolute must.  We're excited to see what the next generation of marketing leaders thinks is great content!  Deadline to apply is December 20, 2018.  Go to https://publicity.ai/?scholarship for more information.
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Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to making education affordable for students and their families.  
  • Opportunity Scholarshp - $1000 - one scholarship awarded to each in-district high school and three out-of-district high school student scholarships awarded.  Not awarded on merit or need basis.
  • Loyalty Award - up to $1500
For more information on all the scholarship opportunities and to access the application, visit the NICC website at www/nicc.edu/scholarships .  Priority deadline is April 1, 2019.
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Iowa State University's Multicultural Vision Program Award grants  a full-tuition award to incoming first-year students.  Applicants who are US citizens, residents of the state of Iowa and identify as:  American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission and eligible and encouraged to apply.  Student will also demonstrate financial need, and academic potential in ways that go beyond class ranking or test scores.  For questions, please contact the Multicultural Student Affairs office at 515-294-6338.  Apply by December 1, 2018.
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Iowa Student Loan will award 30 Iowa high school seniors each $2000 to use for their 2019-20 college expenses.  Interested seniors should go to www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter to register and read the complete scholarship rules.  No purchase is necessary to enter the scholarship.  Register by February 16, 2018.  Once registered, seniors will receive an email with instructions to complete two online tutorials and assessment.  These must be completed by February 22, 2018.
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Iowa State University's College of Engineering has announced their 2019-2020 scholarship opportunities!  They include the Automatic Merit Scholarship and the Application-based Scholarships for first year students and scholarships for Transfer Students and Current Students.  Contact the College of Engineering and the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information!
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Northeast Iowa Community College - two new scholarships will be awarded to seniors planning to attend NICC in the fall of 2019:  Opportunity Scholarship ($1000) and the Loyalty Scholarship ($1500).  All seniors interested in attending NICC should complete the Scholarship Application by April 1, 2019 to qualify for additional college or Foundation scholarships.  Contact admissions@nicc.edu with any questions!
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Zumper is a national home and apartment rental search site is offering a $1000 scholarship to outstanding college students who have helped their classmates or community in tremendous ways.  Go to http://www.zumper.com/scholarship for more information.  The winter deadline for a spring scholarship is November 15, 2018 - the spring deadline for a fall scholarship is April 1, 2019.
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Artists - Musicians - Writers - Performers - Filmmakers - Leaders - Dreamers - Apply at YoungArts.org/Competition to compete for awards up to $10,000 - Mentorships from Master Artists - National Recognition!  If you are a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12, you are encouraged to apply!  If you have any questions, email apply@youngarts.org.
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Any senior interested in attending Morrison Institute of Technology in Morrison, IL, is encouraged to apply for their Counselor's Choice Scholarship in the amount of $1000! The scholarship can be applies to any of Morrison Tech's programs - Building & Highway Construction, Computer-Aided Design & Drafting or Network Administration.  Please see Mrs. Stenger if interested as she will need to submit the student's information.  For more information please contact the Admissions Office at 815-772-7218.
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QuestBridge is a non-profit organization whose missions is to increase the number of outstanding low-income student who attend leading colleges and to support them to achieve success.  Through QuestBridge the students apply for the National College Match.  This is open to high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, strength in character and a need for financial need.  To get more information on eligibility and to complete the online application, go to  www.questbridge.org by September 27, 2018.
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StudentScholarships.org is a listing of Scholarship Programs open to students from Iowa school districts.  Go to links provided for more information: 

  • North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - Deadline is December 15, 2018.  To be eligible, applicant must be enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.  Applications can be found at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11374/north_american_van_lines_logistics_scholarship_scholarship.php 
  • Dolman Law Group Scholarship - Deadline is December 29, 2018.  To be eligible, applicant must be currently enrolled or planning to attend a college during the 2019-2020 academic year and be in good standing with their current educational institution.  Applications can be found at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11192/dolman_law_group_scholarship_scholarship.php
  • SBO Essay Scholarship Contest - Deadline is December 31, 2018.  To be eligible, applicant must be planning on attending a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Applications can be found at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10084/sbo_essay_scholarship_contest_scholarship.php
  • 10 Words or Less Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2019.  To be eligible, applicants must be between 14-25 years of age who will be attending school in the fall of 2019.  Applications can be found at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php
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ATTENTION CLASS OF 2019 - Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior in the Class of 2019.  The scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.  Only online applications will be accepted.  The application can be found at http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/ .  Requirements will be listed at this link as well.  Deadline is December 31, 2018.
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American Legacy Scholarship
The American Legion's Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.  Go to https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy/about  for more information.
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AMDA (The American Musical and Drama Academy) is pleased to announce this year's audition dates and locations.  Interested students should:
  • See School Counselor for more information, handouts and nomination form.
  • Students can call the AMDA Admissions Department at 800-367-7908 or visit www.amda.edu to learn more about their programs and audition opportunities.

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ASHRAE Chapter Local Scholarship Programs
Many ASHRAE Chapters award scholarships to students in their local area.  If you know the name of your local ASHRAE chapter, see the Chapter links on the website to see if your chapter is listed.  Otherwise, to find out if a local scholarship program is available in your area, contact the Student Activities Chair of the nearest ASHRAE chapter.  If you need assistance with this, contact the ASHRAE Assistant Manager of Student Activities by phone at: 404-636-8500 or email at: kthomson@ashrae.org .

Iowa Chapter
The Iowa Chapter has been awarding two annual student scholarships for several years.  We have an application form that each student applicant must complete.  The award is determined by a panel from the Student Activities Committee.  They use three mail determining factors: financial need, ASHRAE related study emphasis, and desire to stay in HVAC field of work.  Go to http://ashraeiowa.org for contact information.
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The Fastweb College Scholarship App is now available.  It's free to download, easy and convenient.  Available on both iOS or Android devices, works with existing Fastweb Profiles, and manages scholarships and tracks progress.  Go to www.fastweb.com for more information.
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Studentloans.net has released their "Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings and Student Loans".  In the guide, they go over the cost of college and the associated steps to pay for it.  The six steps are:  The Cost of College, The Steps to Paying For College, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants, College Savings Accounts, and Student Loans.  Check it out today!
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  For any high school senior planning to pursue educational programs leading to a career in the arts, go to https://www.veridiancu.org/belong/community/artshare-scholarship-guidelines.aspx .  Check out information on scholarship and deadline information.
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Check out Fastweb's new resource, Scholarship Best Practices.  This outlines 10 steps to help students organize and take action to apply for scholarships.  Go to www.fastweb.com for more information.
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FIDM is an accredited college that offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Associate of Arts Degree programs.  Each year, through their National Scholarship Competition, awards more than $300,000 in scholarships.  For more information about this and additional FIDM scholarship programs, go to www.fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships .  If you have any other questions, please call them at 800-262-3436 or 818-990-2241.
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www.guaranteed-scholarships.com is a unique college scholarship website.  Families can find scholarships guaranteed by nearly 100 colleges to students who meet the individual listed criteria for each.  No essays, projects, recommendation or other secondary requirements are required, and in most cases, there are no limits to the number of scholarships awarded. Check it out.
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The Tobaccofreelife.org has announced their $8000 scholarships given to students who share their stores of how quitting smoking helped them to change their lives and views on how we can create a smoke-free world.  Any student is free to apply.  Go to www.tobaccofreelife.org/scholarship for more information.
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Seniors planning on attending the University of Northern Iowa are encouraged to find out information on their scholarship programs.  Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has two scholarships they are promoting:  the SigEp Scholarship and the Balanced Man Scholarship.  Go to www.unisigep.com/scholarships for more information.
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The Iowa History Center is seeking applications for the Center's Distinguished Scholars Program that awards five incoming students a $16,000-20,000 renewable scholarship.  Students interested in Iowa's history, culture and heritage is suggested that they apply for the award.  For more information on the program and the application, visit http://simpson.edu/iowa-history-center/scholars-program/ .
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Research online at Iowa College Aid to find important information on Grants and Scholarships in Iowa.  They administer nearly $70 million in grants, scholarships and loan repayment programs.
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The 16th Edition of "The Best of Co-op: A Guide to the Leading Colleges & Employers" is now available in the guidance office.  There is $4.5 Million Merit Co-op Scholarship Programs and profiles of leading Co-op College Programs to read about in this brochure.  Check it out!
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Iowa Student Loan Information
There are several programs and scholarships offered to current high school students and their families during this academic year.

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Seniors interested in attending Iowa State University:  The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at ISU has an online scholarship application called FinAidScholar.  This application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.  For questions on this application, email:  scholarships@iastate.edu or call: 515-294-5627.
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www.tobaccofreelife.org is sponsoring a scholarship that is now available.  They award $8000 in scholarships to students who share their stories of how quitting smoking helped them to change their lives and their views on how we can create a smoke-free world.  For more information go to www.tobaccofreelife.org/scholarship .
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