Scholarship Information

Blended and Online Learning Scholarship

posted Jan 17, 2019, 1:36 PM by Karin Schmeink   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program

Do you have students who are taking blended or online courses? Here is a scholarship opportunity for them:

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has established a scholarship program for up to $10,000 per year to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

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The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a min...

Denise Krefting 
AEA Learning Online
Instructional Designer
6500 Corporate Drive 
Johnston, Ia 50131-1603

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019 3:00 pm CST

Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship

posted Jan 17, 2019, 11:51 AM by Karin Schmeink

About the Scholarship

The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, one-time gift for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship was founded in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel in these important disciplines to change the world for the better.

One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 shall be awarded per year.

Please note that the funder(s) of the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to award more than one scholarship and/or to increase the amount of any scholarship without prior notice of any kind.


Scholarship applications are scored individually by a team of volunteers, who then meet to discuss the applications and their scores. The team then selects the winning student by consensus.

In general, applications are scored based upon the following criteria in order of importance: 1) Serious interest in STEM as evidenced by scholastic achievement and/or involvement in STEM-related activities; 2) Financial inability of the student to pursue education without assistance; and 3) Overall quality of the application package (application form, essay, and letter of reference).


Applicants must meet each of the following requirements to be considered for the scholarship. Applicants who do not meet each of the requirements below will not be considered. To be qualified for the scholarship, an applicant must:
    •      Be a high school junior or senior with an expected 2019 graduation date;
         Be graduating from a high school whose physical address is located in the Quad-Cities. For the purpose of this scholarship, the Quad-Cities shall be defined as the cities of Bettendorf, Davenport, East Moline, Eldridge, Moline,                 Pleasant Valley and Rock Island. The school can be public or private.
     •     Plan to matriculate into an accredited college program in 2019; and
      •    Plan to pursue an education with a major or specific focus in science, technology, engineering and/or math.

Important dates

    Application deadline: Noon, May 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note that all materials, including letters of reference,        must be submitted by this date.
    Anticipated award notification: July 1, 2019
    Award: A check in the full amount of $5,000 will be made payable to the Bursar’s Office at the selected student’s school.

How to apply
Qualified applicants are required to complete an application form, write a short essay, and provide one letter of reference:
    1. Application Complete the Scholarship Application Form. If you cannot complete the form electronically, please print it and complete it by hand. If you do this, be sure to write legibly. Illegible forms will be discarded, thus                         disqualifying the applicant.
    2. Essay Read and follow the Essay Guidelines and Prompt. If you cannot type your essay, please write it by hand on lined paper. If you do this, you must write legibly. Illegible essays will be discarded, thus disqualifying the applicant.
        The completed application form and essay may be e-mailed as attachments to or sent via US Mail to the following address: Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship 426 W. 2nd Street Davenport,         IA 52801
    3. Letter of reference The person providing the letter of reference should send it directly to:
        Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship 426 W. 2nd Street Davenport, IA 52801

Please note that copies of reference letters cannot be provided to anyone, even the applicant about whom the letter is written. If the applicant wishes to review the reference letter, they should make arrangements directly with the person writing it.

Questions about the scholarship may be e-mailed to

ACACIA Scholarship - University of Iowa

posted Jan 17, 2019, 11:46 AM by Karin Schmeink

Application Due March 31, 2018

January 15, 2018
Iowa City, IA 52240
Dear High School Guidance Counselor or Administrator 
As my title indicates, I am the Director of the Chapter Advisory Board for The Acacians at the University of Iowa.  We are a group of alumni from the University who have established a scholarship for incoming students at the University of Iowa. 
I am writing to ask for your assistance in advertising these scholarships to students who will be graduating from your high school in May, 2019.  These scholarships are designed to reward male students who have exhibited exceptional ability in the fields of academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service.  Financial need is not a criterion.  Our hope is that you will encourage male students that you know who possess these traits to apply for these scholarships.
The application form is designed to be "self-contained" in that all the requirements to qualify for a scholarship are clearly spelled out within the form. All applications can be mailed to the address above or electronically submitted to the email below. The scholarship application can be accessed at the bottom of this email.
  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
 at your convenience.  I thank you in advance for you support of our scholarship program, and I hope you and the students at your high school enjoy a fantastic academic year!

Cordially yours,
Aaron Morrow
Director – Chapter Advisory Board
The Iowa Acacians

Our mailing address is:
Acacia Fraternity
202 Ellis Ave
Iowa City, IA 52246-3702

University of Northern Iowa Scholarships

posted Jan 10, 2019, 7:20 AM by Karin Schmeink

Raise.Me has a Jan 15th deadline (multiple colleges not just UNI) - our requirements are a 3.3+ GPA and students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.

The UNI Scholarship application is one app that links to 1000+ scholarships/$23million+

Students must be admitted to UNI before completing the UNI scholarships application. 

DuTrac Academic Scholarship

posted Jan 10, 2019, 7:16 AM by Karin Schmeink

DuTrac’s Academic Scholarship Program is now available to graduating seniors who are members in good standing for at least one year with DuTrac.

Up to seven (4 – $500 and 3 – $1,000) non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who plan to attend an accredited community college, trade school, technical college or university.

There are two different options available to apply for this scholarship.

*Type and submit an essay, double-spaced, containing a minimum of 500 words, or
*Create a 60-90 second in length video on the following topic:

Lifestyle of celebrities or the wealthy are often portrayed in the media. If you could switch places with a celebrity or someone who is/was wealthy (living or no longer living), who would it be and describe your lifestyle as this person.

∙ For rules, guidelines and online applications please visit:

Essay and video entries must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2019. For complete scholarship guidelines visit: or contact Karen at 563.585.8584.


Karen M Tegeler
Programs and Events Specialist
DuTrac Community Credit Union
3465 Asbury Road ∙ P.O. Box 3250
Dubuque, IA  52004-3250
P) 563-585-8584


Genesis Systems Scholarship with Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

posted Jan 10, 2019, 6:05 AM by Karin Schmeink

I wanted to share a scholarship opportunity with you all.    If you know any students who are interested in engineering, this is a great opportunity, especially if they are robotics-inclined.    

Genesis Systems has established a scholarship (up to $10,000 over the duration of 4 years-- $2,500 each semester if students remain in good academic standing)  for students studying engineering at WIU-QC.    

This is the link for additional information and the application:

Please note that Genesis Systems DOES require a job shadow but it's only for a half day.  Plenty of time for students to knock that out before the end of the school year, especially since it's literally right down the street.      

Also, keep in mind the Western Commitment Scholarship that is available to students.  Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can receive from $3K to $10K annually, based on their ACT or SAT scores.   (ACT 20-24 gets $3K,  25-29 = $6K,  and 30+ = $10K).  PLUS the School of Engineering throws in a kicker based on the same criteria so there's potential to get $500-$2,000 more a year on top of that,   

We're a very affordable option!!   I'd appreciate it if you could spread the word to any students who may be interested.   

Society of Italian Americans Scholarship

posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:44 AM by Karin Schmeink

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

The Italian American Society will award one $1000 scholarship annually to a high school senior enrolling in a college or university in the fall following high school gradation.  Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply.  A winner will be selected based on GPA and two required essays.

The attached application must be received no later than April 1, 2019.

1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarships

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:43 AM by Karin Schmeink

The 1st Gateway Credit Union will award 3 $1,000 scholarships to seniors who are members of 1st Gateway Credit Union.  For more information please visit  The deadline is February 15, 2019.

Additionally, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation Scholarship is a statewide scholarship.  This scholarship can be obtained online at    The deadline for this application is February 8, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

posted Jan 8, 2019, 6:34 AM by Karin Schmeink

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.
We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2019.
Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:
Full details are available on our site.
Students are encouraged to apply.

Scott County Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship

posted Dec 14, 2018, 11:52 AM by Karin Schmeink

Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District, in conjunction with Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI), is sponsoring the 2019 Scholarship Award.  Attached is an information sheet and application form.  Application forms are also available on the District website at: or

At the state level, three scholarships in the amount of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded plus regional winners from the other six regions who do not receive the state award will each receive $500.  In addition, Scott SWCD has pledged two - $1,000 scholarships to two qualified Scott County High School Seniors.  These scholarships are presented to area high school seniors to be used for their first year of education on the college level while pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources.

Should you have any questions, or require further information, please contact the district office at 563-391-1403 x 3.

Application deadline:  Friday, February 15, 2019.

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