RECOMMENDATION REQUEST FORM - Please use this form when a teacher/counselor needs more information when writing a recommendation letter.

(Note:  The Foundation intends for this scholarship award to be used in the year following your graduation from Pleasant Valley.  Any variation from this expectation must be approved by the Foundation board and be based on unique circumstances.)


Applications are available at

Only applications submitted on-line by February 15 will be accepted. Please note, applications for the Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship are required by January 6.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission Site

Iowa College Aid lists Iowa scholarships and grants. Each scholarship has its own application process and selection criteria. Some scholarships are one-time awards, while others are renewable for multiple years. Scholarships and grants require a completed FAFSA application. Online applications are open beginning January 1 prior to the academic year for which you plan to attend.  For the complete list of scholarships that Iowa College Student Aid Commission offers click on the link.

Individual colleges may offer internal scholarships - visit the school websites or view the college files located in the career center for further information.  All colleges encourage students to file a Free Application for Student Federal Aid in addition to any scholarships.


State Colleges  Website
 Iowa State University's has a variety of first-year scholarships  Iowa State University
 University of Iowa's has a variety of first-year scholarships  University of Iowa
 University of Northern Iowa has a variety of first-year scholarships  University of Northern Iowa
 Scott Community College has one common application for all the scholarships available through Scott.  Due dates are April 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission  Scott Community College


                The websites listed below are good resources for national scholarships:


 Cappex Conduct a scholarship search to find the ones that match your strengths and skills best. Our scholarship directory has more than $11 billion. Cappex
 College Scholarship
 The goal of this website is to provide information regarding scholarships, grants, student loans and other information to get you through the scholarship process.
 100 College Scholarships
 Fastweb  Site helps find local, state and national scholarships, grants, and financial aid information.
 Scholarship America
 Scholarship America's mission is to provide scholarships and educational support, to make post secondary education possible for all students.
 Scholarship America
My College Scholarship
 The goal of this website is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid.
My College Scholarship  Site helps find local, state and national scholarships, grants, and financial aid information.     Site provides a database of national and international scholarships for students as well as career information.



If any of the links shown on this page are not correct please visit the Counseling Office today and let them know. 
The Counseling Office is not responsible for incorrect information on these scholarships. Thanks!




 Iowa's Junior Miss 
 September 17th

The Iowa Junior Miss Scholarship Program provides cash and tuition scholarships to high school senior girls wishing to continue beyond high school their high school education.  Past awards have included one (1) $1500 cash award.  Applicants must attend one (1) program to qualify for the state program that will be held in Ottumwa, IA in March.  Judging is done at the preliminary program on the following: talent, fitness, poise, interview and scholastic achievement.
 Miss Iowa

 Post Office Locator


 Applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are. Post Office Locator 


 Wendy's High School Heisman Award
 October 3rd

 For the past 16 years, Wendy's Restaurants have teamed up with the Heisman Memorial Trophy committee to create the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The award honors both male and female high school athletes who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership.  You must have at least a "B" average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport to be eligible.  Wendys High School Heisman

 AES Engineers
  October 5th

 AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluation the essays that are submitted.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.  AES Engineers

   Horatio Alger National Scholarship
October 30th

The Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Iowa who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. (6 - $5,000 scholarships are offered) Horatio Alger 


 Voice of Democracy
 November 1st


Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school.  Voice of Democracy
 Council for America's First  Freedom
   November 14th
 The Council for America's First Freedom announces the First Freedom Student Competition.  This national essay contest is open to 9th - 12th grade students to compete for a $3,000, $1,500 and a $750 award, as they examine the first amendment and the history and relevance of religious freedom in America and the world today.
 First Freedom

Jerry Woods IRMCA
     November 30th

 Applicants who are entering an Iowa community college or tech school building trades program, including concrete technology and practice. The ideal candidate is an individual who has exhibited a focus and passion for learning, teaching, and expanding their horizons in the field of concrete construction.  Jerry Woods IRMCA


 Most Valuable Student
     December 4th

 Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Elks Lodge

 AXA Achievement
     December 15th

 The AXA Foundation's signature program, AXA Achievement, provides resources that help make college possible; access and advice.  AXA Achievement provides access to $1.3 million a year in scholarships.  AXA Foundation

  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
     December 18th

 The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $1,000 and $10,000. The program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.  NFIB Entrepreneur

 GE-Reagan     Foundation     January 7th

 Honoring the legacy and character for our nation's 40th President through college scholarships for exemplary young leaders. GE-Reagan Foundation

 United States JCI Senate
January 15th

 The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program is awarding a $1,000 grant to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.   JCI Senate

 Burger King Scholars
 January 10th

 Burger King is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.  Awards must be used for educational expenses, such as tuition or required fees and books, and must be used during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.  Burger King Scholars

 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program January 15th

 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program targets high-achieving African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic-American, and Asian/Pacific Islander American high school students.  This innovative scholarship program provides full financial support to low-income minority students across the United States.  To become a GMS Scholar, students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, demonstrate financial need by showing eligibility for a federal Pell Grant, and have at least a 3.3 grade point average in high school.  Each student must be nominated by a teacher or counselor and must compose an essay providing insights into their personal characteristics.  Gates Millennium Scholars

 The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 
 January 15th 

 The Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Award Program offers up to seven undergraduate college scholarships of $10,000 a year for up to four years.  The scholarships are intended to help students who would otherwise find attending college to be a significant burden, due to the loss of a parent to breast cancer.  Susan G Komen Foundation

 Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)
January 23rd

The Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship was established and is administered by the Council.  This one-time grant of between $1,000 and $3,000 is awarded on an objective basis.  Criteria include academics, civic/community service, extra-curricular involvement, and career focus.   QCESC

 CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health
January 30th

 Seniors who plan to pursue a full-time undergraduate course of study in math, science or the medical sciences from an accredited college or university with a cum gpa of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants may NOT be the child of a practicing medical doctors. Up to 5 scholarships of $2,000-$5,000 shall be awarded this year to students who meet the criteria. Trinity Health Foundation

 Discover Card Tribute Award
January 31st

 THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR JUNIORS ONLY.  The Discover Card Tribute Award provides scholarships for high school juniors.  Requirements include having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, demonstrating leadership, actively contributing to the community and having experienced and overcome a significant obstacle in their lives.  Discover Card



 DuTrac Community Credit Union
February 1st

 The DuTrac Community Credit Union Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a high school located with-in the 14 county charter area who are members in good standing at DuTrac Community Credit Union. (Children of DuTrac Community Credit Union employees are not eligible.)  DuTrac Community Credit Union

 Grand Lodge of Iowa - Masonic Lodge
February 1st

  The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. is awarding an estimated 60 scholarships of $2,000 to students graduating this year and are pursuing a post-secondary education in any state. Grand Lodge of Iowa

 Robert E. Byers
February 7th

 The Robert E. Byers Scholarship Fund is offering two, $250 scholarships each.  Applicants must be enrolling in an Iowa college or university with plans to study environment, community services, conservation, public service or government, nonprofit management, landscape architecture (historical emphasis), or community planning.  Robert E Byers - Keep Iowa Beautiful

 KFC Colonel's Scholars
February 8th

 This award is for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit.  Awards are up to $20,000 for tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board.  KFC Scholars

 Hy-Vee Foundation
February 10th

 Hy-Vee Foundation is awarding up to $40,000 in scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree at any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States.  There will be 40 scholarships available each being in the amount of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to high school seniors who began their employment on or before September 15 of the application year; high school senior sons and daughters of full-, regular, and part-time Hy-Vee who have a minimum of six months employment with the company as of September 15 application year.  Hy-Vee Foundation

 Keith Lucier Memorial 
February 14th

 Keith Lucier Memorial Scholarship will be given annually to a Scott County high school senior and will fund the entire first year's tuition to the University of Iowa along with a summer internship with the QC River Bandits following their freshman year. Keith Lucier

 Iowa Newspaper Foundation
February 12th

 The Iowa Newspaper Foundation provides a number of scholarships for students preparing for a newspaper career.  Scholarships include the Carter Pitts, INF, Woodward, Shaw and Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships.
 Iowa Newspaper Foundation

 Bettendorf Lions Club 
 February 20th

 This is a non-need based scholarship open to any student meeting the eligibility requirements.  Criteria to be considered include academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement and general character.  Bettendorf Lions Club

 Best Buy @15 Program
  February 15th

 9th-12th graders are eligible for this award. The Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship Program will award 1,100 scholarships of $1,000 each to students in grades 9-12 who are living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation.  Best Buy is looking for students with solid grades, who are involved in volunteer efforts in their schools and communities, and/or have a work history.  Students must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall following their high school graduation.  Grants are a one-time award. 
 Best Buy

 D. Fred and Mariam L. Bovie Technical (Welding)
February 15th

 A $2,000 (tuition and fees only) award to a student pursuing an Associates degree in welding.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and may be enrolled full or part time.  Financial need is required to qualify. AWS D. Fred and Mariam L. Bovie Foundation

 Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa
February 20th

 Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for women educators, has established a scholarship to aid a high school senior who is preparing for a career in teaching. 

 Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa

 RIA Federal Credit Union 
     February 15th

 Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior enrolling in an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.  The student must be a primary member of RIA FCU with an account in good standing or they may join RIA for the sole purpose of eligibility.  RIA Federal Credit Union

 World Class Mediacom Program
     February 16th

 The World Class Mediacom Scholarship helps graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books.  Through the World Class program, Mediacom awards $1,000 leadership scholarships to wining applicants.  World Class Mediacom

 Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:     Senior            February 22nd 

 Iowa Student Loan will award 20 Iowa high school seniors each $1,500 for use for their fall 2015 college expenses.  Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge

 Berta Freshman    February 22nd

 Applicants must be female residents of Scott County. Berta Freshman Scholarship

 Charles Curry SMART Bus 
February 28th

 The Charles Curry SMART Bus Scholarship (click here for more information) is a $500 award for one (1) high school senior planning on majoring in a Natural Resources or Education program.  The student must be from an Iowa/Illinois high school, a freshman, sophomore or junior currently attending an Iowa/Illinois community/four-year college or university.
 Charles Curry SMART Bus Program

  Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District

February 26th                                 


  Three scholarships will be awarded on the state levels in the amount of $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000. Regional winners who do not receive state awards will receive $600. This scholarship is presented to high school seniors to be used for their first year of education while pursuing a study in ay field of agricultural or natural resources.    Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District

 Naomi Hildebrand Award 
     February 27th

  The Quad City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences continues to offer scholarships each year to be awarded to students planning to study or continuing to study in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences at a two or four year college.    Naomi Scholarship S

 St. Patrick Society
  February 28th

 The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities is awarding one scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Requirements include applicants having a relative that is a S. Patrick Society member, showing evidence of the ability to pursue secondary education and letters of recommendation.  Consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities of applicant, both at school and within the community.
 St. Patrick Society

IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union 
February 27th

  Open to all IHMVCU members in good standing who demonstrate academic excellence, good character, community commitment and school involvement.   IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union

  Buick Achievers Program
     February 27th    

 The Buick Achievers Scholarship is an opportunity to celebrate motivated, passionate college bound students who have succeeded both inside and outside the classroom, who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance.  Eligibility requirements include: a graduating high school senior who will be enrolling for full-time study at a 4-year college or university, plans to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design; and are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries. Buick Achievers

 Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education
March 1st

 Decisions for the $2,000 scholarships will be based on the student's interest and commitment to the automotive industry.  An applicant's interest will be measured by their enrollment in automotive related studies, being a current or prior employee of a dealership or demonstrating a personal interest in automobiles. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university.  Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation
 IT Leadership Forum Technology March 1st A $1,000 scholarship awarded to Iowa high school seniors who have been involved in technology classes or clubs and plan to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college, university or community college. A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required. IT Leadership Forum Technology

 Iowa PTA - H.L. Taylor
     March 1st

  This scholarship is open to all graduating public high school seniors who are considered a resident of the state of Iowa for one year prior to graduation.  Grant money can be used for a full time study at an accredited Iowa college or university, vocational school, or other post high school institution.  The grant is not limited to any specific field.  Applicants must include 3 letters of reference, a personal letter giving a short biography and explanation, and one example of applicants ability in any field. Iowa PTA

 ICAN Outstanding Student  Honoring Steve Loven
  March 1st

 Scholarship designed to recognize students who will be attending a two- or four-year institution in Iowa and have worked to prepare for their post-high school endeavors through career and college readiness programs with both their school counselor and the Iowa College Access Network. ICAN Outstanding Student Honoring Steve Loven

 James B Morris 
  March 1st

 All scholarship applicants who consider themselves as either African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American; who are U.S. citizens and residents of Iowa; will be graduated in the year the scholarship is awarded; and plan on attending a U.S. college or university are eligible.
 James B. Morris

 Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical 
March 3rd

This scholarship will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa public high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College  Grand Lodge of Iowa

 Naomi Hildebrand Award
March 1st

 The Quad City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences continues to offer scholarships each year to be awarded to students planning to study or continuing to study in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences at a two or four year college.    


 Hannah Caldwell Chapter 
March 4th

 Hannah Caldwell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is a $500 award. Qualifications include anticipated acceptance and enrollment in an accredited Iowa post-secondary institution.  Permanent residence and graduate of a Scott County, Iowa high school, 7 semester high school GPA of 3.00 or higher, composite ACT score of 22, list of extracurricular activities evidence of community service. DAR

 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award
March 4th


 America's Milk Processors and USA Today are providing the SAMMY award.  This program recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in senior year of high school.  Athletes have a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship, an invitation to the SAMMY weekend at the Disney World Complex in Orlando, FL, and an opportunity to be pictured in a special June edition of USA Today.  Judging will be based on 5 criteria: performance (35%), athletic excellence (35%), leadership (15%), community service (15%) and milk experience (5%).  SAMMY

 The Laymon A. Hicks Fund
March 11th

 The Laymon A. Hicks Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to high school seniors who will be entering a four-year college or university next year and are the first in their families to attend college.  Laymon A. Hicks

 Herman Sani Scholarship
March 13th

 Based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.Herman Sani 

 Ann Griffel Scholarship March 13th

 Senior girls who have a passion for golf and intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school. Ann Griffel
 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Xi Eta Omega Chapter
March 15th
 This scholarship is Xi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's means of cultivating and encouraging high scholastic standards for today's youth. To be eligible you must be: a minority female of African-American descent; have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; be accepted or attending a two or four year degree granting institution.
 Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

 American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award
March 15th

 The Second District American Legion Auxiliary will be awarding their annual Merit Award to an applicant who is either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; or the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband or step relative of a WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Granada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf or present conflict Veteran.
American Legion Auxiliary

 Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Trade School
March 15th

 Five $500 Scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a trade-related degree at a community college, technical school or power line school.  Eligibility requirements include applicants being a high school senior and their parents or guardians must be members of Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative.  

 Matthew Shepard 
March 1st

Scholarship awards are based on academic aptitude, academic achievement, community service and financial need.  Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better, 22 or higher on ACT, openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender and have demonstrated LGBT activism and community service.  Matthew Shepard

 Iowa Soybean Association
March 1st

 The Iowa Soybean Association is offering ten $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who are furthering their education at an ag-related college or university. Criteria includes having a GPA of 3.0 or better, showing scholastic achievement, community leadership, other achievements and interests. Other criteria includes describing future plans in agriculture, and writing a 500 - 1,000 word essay on the subject of "How do you see your role in the future of agriculture and/or the soybean industry in the five years of following graduation."  Iowa Soybean Association

 Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club High School Merit 
 March 16th

 The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club is providing a merit-based scholarship for financial assistance to those applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.  Criteria includes any graduating high school senior who is a dependent of a member of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club; plans on attending an accredited university, college, or trade school program leading to a Baccalaureate, 2-year Associate or specialized technical degree and who has never received a scholarship from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club.  Interested students should complete the Essay and Application.  Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club

 QC Home Builders Association 
March 22nd

 This scholarship is awarding $1,000 to a male student and a $1,000 to a female student pursuing education at a community college, university, trade school or an apprenticeship where that student may need to purchase tools for their trade.  Some of the fields of interested but are not limited to are architecture  interior design, project planning, plumbing plus many more.  QC Home Builders Association

 American Legion, Second District Merit Award
     March 22nd

 This scholarship should not be confused with the American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award.  The Second District will be awarding three (3) separate $300 general Merit Awards to graduating high school seniors who reside in the American Legion Second District of Iowa (Clinton, Jackson, Linn, Jones and Scott counties).  It is not necessary to be related to a member of the American Legion or Auxiliary.  The applicant must attend college in the State of Iowa. American Legion

 Catfish Jazz Society
     March 30th

 The Catfish Jazz Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a well-rounded student who will be involved in a Jazz Music Program, instrumental or vocal, throughout their college career.  Applicants should be planning on a major in music with an emphasis on jazz; be active in school activities and be involved in their community. (A different major will be accepted if it is obvious that the recipient will continue to be involved in jazz throughout their college career and will continue to promote jazz in their community after graduation.)  

 Berta Freshman
March 2nd

 The Q.C. Davenport-Bettendorf Branch of the American Association of University (AAUW) has set-up a trust in honor of Catherine Berta a longtime QC IA member.  The Berta Freshman Scholarship is one part of the Branch's Charitable Trust which is given to encourage women to continue their education.  Scholarships are in the amount of $500 each. Requirements include being a Scott County woman resident working toward an undergraduate degree at a 4-year institution.  Applicants must have an adequate scholarship record, the ability to show financial need, supply 3 personal recommendations and include a minimum of 1 paragraph on college major possibilities and career goals. Discuss why you should receive this scholarship.  Berta Freshman



 First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC)
March 15th

 The FFBC awards college scholarships of up to $3,000 to high school seniors who have contributed the most to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues in his or her school/community.  There is no limit on the number of scholarships awarded.  Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and preferences is given to those planning on attending an accredited college in Iowa.  First Friday Breakfast Club

 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award
  March 31st

 FOR JUNIORS ONLY.  The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a $5,000 scholarship program for Iowa juniors, does not evaluate grades, test scores, or essays.  Applicants propose a project they want to accomplish.  Approximately 15 juniors are chosen in the spring to participate and complete their projects.  In the fall of the senior year these finalists make presentations about their projects at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, near Iowa City.  Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship.  Three are chosen to win $5,000 awards to be used at an accredited trade school or two or four year college/university anywhere in the nation.  Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student

 Janice M. Scott Memorial
March 31st

 The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship fund has up to six $2,500 scholarships for high school seniors who will graduate in the current school year.  These are one-time, need-based scholarships. Applicants must be: a US citizen or permanent resident of the US; have a 2.5 GPA; will be a full-time student at a US accredited, four year college or university the fall of year of graduation and have demonstrated leadership abilities through community service or other extra-curricular activities.
 Janice M Scott Memorial

 Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa
 March 31st

 The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa will award three scholarships valued at $1,000 each to high school seniors planning to obtain post-secondary education at a two or four year college, or vocational training.  The scholarships are to assist students with learning disabilities in pursuing this post-secondary education.  The scholarship is to be used for school-related expenses.  Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa

 LULAC National
March 31st

 The League of United Latin American Citizens is awarding scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled in secondary education.  Awards start at $250 and go up to $1,000. Requirements include being a U.S. citizen, having applied as a full-time student at a college or university.  LULAC

 QC Auto Service
     March 15th

 The QC Auto Service is hosting a scholarship opportunity open to students planning to attend college in the fall.  Eligibility requirements include applicants having a minimum "C" average, typing a 500 word essay explaining why you think that you deserve to win a $500 scholarship from QC Auto Service and completing the application.  QC Auto Service

Donald Kiser Memorial

March 31st




 This scholarship is provided by the Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.  It is a one-year, non-renewable merit-based award in the amount of $1,000. This scholarship is for students who plan on pursuing studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and are a resident of one of the following counties in Iowa: Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Muscatine, or Scott and in Illinois: Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Davies, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren or Whiteside. Students must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in science or related area. Donald Kiser Memorial
 Quad Cities Insurance Association
March 31st
 Grant awards shall be used for any combination of the following: Tuition, room, board, books and fees for one academic year with a maximum of $500. Quad Cities Insurance Association Scholarship

  QC Morning Optimist 
March 31st

 Offers up to $2,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. The applications are considered on the basis of financial need, worth ethic, and community service. QC Morning Optimist



American Legion Merit Awards

 Must attend a college in Iowa.  American Legion

 Bettendorf Kiwanis Club
April 3rd

 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in either the Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley School District and who will be entering college or a vocational school in the fall of their graduating year.  The award's criteria is primarily based on leadership and community involvement.  Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each.  Bettendorf Kiwanis Club

 Lynn Vermeer Youth Development 
April 1st

 This scholarship is for children and grandchildren of Trinity Regional Health System employees who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue a degree or certification from an accredited college, university or health related program.  Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an employee of Trinity Regional Health System, be 25 years of age or younger, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.  A minimum of one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded this year to students who meet the criteria as outlined above.
 Lynn Vermeer Youth Development

  Hiram Lodge #19 
     April 1st

 The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students that are pursuing a degree within an area will will make a difference in the community.  Preference given to students based on financial need. Must have an a minimum GPA of 2.75. Hiram Lodge #19

 Society of American Military Engineers
     April 1st

 The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post, has a scholarship trust fund to encourage and support talented students in their pursuit of careers in engineering and the physical sciences.  Scholarship amounts vary from year-to-year.  Recipients must meet two requirements to continue to receive their award beyond the initial year: maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and maintain full-time student status progressing towards a four-year degree in engineering or the physical sciences.  SAME

 Quad City Area Labor-Management Council
April 7th

 The Quad City Area Labor-Management Council (QCALM) has established two $1,000 scholarships (the I. Weir Sears and the Louis De Frieze scholarships) for high school seniors who plan to further their education.  Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, be pursuing a degree or diploma from an accredited school, having two references and having wrote an essay of 750-1000 typed words (double-spaced) on the topic of history of labor, the collective bargaining process and labor-management cooperation concept.  QCALM

 American Society of Civil Engineers
 April 8th

 The Quad City Section American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a scholarship for graduating high school seniors enrolling in undergraduate Civil Engineering curriculum the fall of their graduating year.  This scholarship is offered for values up to $1,000 for any ABET accredited engineering college or university.  Students must be residents of or attend high school in the Iowa counties of Clinton, Muscatine, or Scott or the Illinois counties of Rock Island, Mercer, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Henry, and Knox.  ASCE

 CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health  
April 8th

 This scholarship is for Quad City area high school seniors and/or undergraduate students who plan to pursue or are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in math, science or the medical sciences from an accredited college or university are 25 years of age or younger, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.  Applicants may NOT be the child of a practicing medical doctor and students are eligible to receive this scholarship only once.  Up to 5 scholarships of $2,000 - $5,000 shall be awarded this year to students who meet the criteria as outlined above. 
 CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health

April 15th

 The Illowa Sportflyers Club, Chapter 188 of EAA, is offering a $250 Aviation Scholarship in memory of Art Pearson.  Eligibility requirements: any graduating, high school senior who plans on attending any accredited 4-year college/university or community college in the field of aviation shall be eligible to receive this award.  

 Leo H. Grether Memorial 
April 15th

 The Iowa High School Music Association is offering a choral music education $1,000 scholarship in honor of Leo. H. Grether.  Eligibility requirements are: a high school senior; an Iowa resident, and enrolling in college as a vocal music major upon graduation.  Students must submit a tape containing two selections of a contrasting nature, a listing of school music participation and accomplishments, provide a letter listing music involvement in church and/or community cosigned by the pastor or civic leader, and submit a one-page essay entitled, "Why I Have Chosen Choral Music Education As A Career".  Iowa College Fund - Leo H. Grether 

 Cornbelt Running Club  
April 15th

 Any graduating senior planning to attend college can apply.  Preference will be given to individuals who plan to compete at the intercollegiate level in cross-country and/or track (400 meters or above.)   Cornbelt Running Club

 Masonry Institute of Iowa Foundation
April 15th

 The Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship Program was created because they are interested in more than just building schools.  They want to fill them with students who understand the value of good building products and procedures so the Masonry Foundation Scholarship was created.  Eligibility requirements: a high school senior or college/university student; interested in a career in Masonry, Construction, Design, Engineering or Architecture; and completes the application form with needed documents.  Masonry Institute of Iowa

 McGregor Program
 April 15th

 The McGregor Scholarship was endowed by the last will and testament of Eudora F. McGregor.  Each fiscal year, the Iowa Braille School may authorize McGregor scholarship awards.  The maximum individual award for an eligible applicant in any academic year is $2,500.  The scholarship funding will support students who are blind or visually impaired in pursuing a post-secondary education.  Typically, the award will be granted for room and board and other non-tuition or non-visual impairment specific related costs of pursuing a post-secondary education.  Iowa Braille - McGregor Program

 Winter Dance Party
April 15th

 The Winter Dance Party Scholarship Program was established to commemorate the life and contributions of: J.P. (Big Bopper) Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson (pilot), and Darrel Hein.  The Iowa High School Music Association is offering a $500 scholarship for students intending on graduating with some type of music major.  Eligibility requirements are a graduating Iowa high school senior who submits documentation of cumulative GPA and a one-page essay entitled: "Why I Have Chosen To Major In Music".  IHSMA

 Youth Volunteer Award
April 15th

 This scholarship is for students who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of work and have a GPA of 3.5 or greater.  Students must submit an essay on the annual topic.
 Youth Volunteer

 Center for Belgian Culture Scholar Award Program
 April 17th

 The Center for Belgian Culture of Western Illinois is awarding three, $750 scholarships.  The purpose of the award is to encourage students of fine character, personality and ability to persist in achieving their educational goals.  To qualify for the award the applicant must: be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system; be enrolled at a college; submit a letter of recommendation from a non-relative who can provide insight into the applicant's personal character, potential and motivation; complete the application form and write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on your heritage.  Center for Belgian Culture

 Kirschbaum-Fitzimmons Scott County Democrats 
April 19th

 The Scott County, Iowa, Democratic Party is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Scott County high school.  Applicants must be accepted for initial enrollment in a accredited, post-secondary educational program in the US for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Eligible programs include 4-year or community colleges, vocational, technical and trade schools and union apprenticeships.
 Scott County Democratic

 Alcoa African American Leadership Committee 
April 23rd

 The Alcoa African American Leadership Committee Scholarship is an award of $1,000 with the possibility of renewal.  Four scholarships will be awarded.  Applicants must be a high school senior, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Requirements also include 2 recommendations and a resume.  

Quad Cities Insurance Association Education
April 25th

Grant awards shall be used for any combination of the following: Tuition, room, board, books and fees for one academic year with a maximum of $500.  QC Insurance Association Education

ASHRAE Mississippi Valley Chapter 
 April 27th

 The Mississippi Valley Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) offers a scholarship for students planning to study Mechanical Engineering and/or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning).  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.  This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.  Students must be enrolled in an accredited engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and three letters of recommendation, including an instructor or faculty adviser, a current past employer, and another character reference  ASHRAE
April 26th
 Senior attending WQAD viewing area and planning to pursue further education and/or training after high school. Looking for seniors that best exemplify the S.O.A.R. characteristics.S.O.A.R.

 Iowa Pork Foundation 
 April 30th

 The Iowa Pork Foundation is offering the Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship.  This scholarship is for the amount of $1,000 and is eligible for any incoming freshmen majoring in an ag-related field with an emphasis on swine production.  Iowa Pork Foundation

 Paddlewheel Chapter of American Business Women's Association
     April 30th

 The Paddlewheel Chapter of American Business Women's Association is providing a scholarship to high school seniors.  Eligibility requirements: be a citizen of the United States; must be attending school; have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; must be attending (or registered for the next semester) at an accredited college, university or business school; and reside in a 50-mile radius of the Quad Cities area.  Paddlewheel Chapter AWBA

 Will to Win
 April 30th

 High school seniors with asthma who will graduate in current school year; have achieved a level of excellence in one of the following: performing arts, community service, visual arts or science and will be attending a college in the fall of their graduating year.  Will to Win

 KWQC-TV6 - Broadcast
May 8th
 KWQC-TV6 is offering $1000 scholarships to (2) graduating high school seniors who are interested in Broadcasting. Applicants must be accepted to a college and planning on enrolling in broadcasting classes and reside in KWQC's viewing area and a senior at a high school or home school in the KWQC viewing area.

For questions contact Joydene Koresko at

 Skip-A-Long Child Dvelopment Services Virgie Wells  
May 8th

 Skip-A-Long Child Development Services is offering a $750 scholarship to a Skip-A-Long alumnus who is a graduating high school senior who plans on continuing their college education in a Bachelor's level program.  Selection criteria includes GPA, honors and awards, references, examples of leadership, example of achievement and an essay about future goals.  Skip-A-Long

 Quad Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. 
 May 10th

 The Quad Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. will award two $500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college or vocational school during the fall of their graduating year.  Applicants must be a graduating senior of African-American heritage that has maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  

 Robert D Blue  
May 10th

 The Robert D. Blue scholarship is made possible by the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation. Any Iowa student who plans to attend an Iowa college or university is eligible for this award. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character.  Robert D. Blue

 COBHAM Diversity 
 May 12th

 The purpose of the scholarship is to promote diversity within the technical workforce and to reduce financial barriers for covered classifications in achieving academic accomplishments.  Eligibility requirements include: be a female and/or member of a racial or ethnic minority group, be enrolled in a full-time technical degree program, have a high school/college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and be a U.S. resident.  COBHAM Diversity

 Iowa Engineering Society
May 18th

 The Iowa and Illinois Engineering Society, Black Hawk Chapter is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to an Iowa high school senior that enrolls in any ABET accredited engineering college or university.  IAENGR

 WQPT Broadcast 
    May 16th

 WQPT is offering a $500 Broadcast scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting.  The award can be applied for tuition, books, and fees for the summer or fall of the award year.  Eligibility requirements include an overall 2.5 GPA, Broadcast classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming freshmen), and attached personal statement and a letter from a professional.  Preference given to full-time students although part-time students are encourage to apply.  WQPT
 Children's Cancer Connection Empowering 
     May 29th
 Since 1988, Children's Cancer Connection has focused on the mission of enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer by providing programs for recreation, education and support. The Children's Cancer Connection and the Ockenfel's Family Foundation have joined together to sponsor the Empowering Scholarships. These scholarships include book reimbursement scholarships and tuition assistance scholarships in values from $500-$5000. To be eligible for these scholarships you must be: directly affected by childhood cancer; be within Children's Cancer Connection's service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa); plan to attend an accredited two or four year institution (trade school, college or university) and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
 Children's Cancer Connection's Empowering

 Healthy Lifestyles 
 May 30th

 The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship was established July 2008 in memory of Joan Whitworthe.  Joan was involved in working with individuals as an occupational therapist.  She is recognized for her devotion in promoting a healthy lifestyle.  Thanks to family and friends, in her memory, an annual scholarship of $5,000 has been created.  To be eligible for this scholarship you must be: under 25 years of age; a senior in high school or in their first year of college; and a resident of the US or Canada.  Answer both of the following two essay questions: 1) In under 1,000 words "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words: "Describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions".  Healthy Lifestyles



 Justin Sharp Memorial  
June 1st

 Two scholarships to be awarded - one recipient from Rock Island HS and the other from another QC area school.  Participation in school activities and minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.  Justin Sharp Memorial

 Iowa PGA Section Charlie Burkart 
  June 12th

 Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, then on their academic ability and financial need.  Iowa PGA - Charlie Burkart Section

 Abbott and Fenner  Program
June 15th

 The Abbott and Fenner Scholarships are $1,000 scholarships which are available to all junior and senior high school students or students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.  Students will submit a 500-1,000 word essay.  The topic of the essay is listed on their website.  Abbott and Fenner

 June 19th

 The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  All student athletes are eligible for this $500 scholarship, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Big Sun

Alice Madden Barton
June 30th and December 31st

 Great Clips, Inc. and Iowa franchises are sponsoring three $300 scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering after graduation from high school.  These scholarships can be used at any accredited cosmetology or barbering school in Iowa and are offered twice a year for the fall and spring semesters.  Great Clips - Alice Madden Barton



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