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2018-2019 Scholarships
 Basic information is provided for each scholarship. There is no guarantee that the scholarship will be offered again next year. Scholarship deadlines will be updated each year upon information received. To get an application you must request one from the guidance office or apply on line if that option is indicated.

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October 
AT THIS TIME YOU SHOULD BE WORKING ON YOUR FAFSA. GET IT DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Wendy's High School Heisman award
The Wendy's High School Heisman award recognizes the academic, civic, and athletic achievements of student-athletes across the nation.  Applicants must display academic excellence, athletic participation, and community involvement.  Apply online at http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/.  The first 25,000 completed applications will receive a $10 Wendy's gift card.
The deadline entry is October 2, 2018.


Horatio Alger Scholarship
If integrity, determination and courage describe you – then, you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. We help students overcome 
the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. See us at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships and apply yourself.
The deadline entry is October 25, 2018.

Coca-Cola Scholarships
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs. With the 25th class in 2013, the Foundation has provided over 5,250 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $51 million in scholarships.The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  See us at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/ and apply yourself. 
The deadline entry is October 31, 2018.


November


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are presented annually on the local, state and national level.  Online application form is available at http://spirit.prudential.com
The deadline entry is November 4, 2018.

The Hagan Scholarship
Recipients of a Hagan Scholarship will join a small yet distinguished group of high school achieving students who aspire to obtain a college education in order to realize their full potential. The dollar amount of each Hagan 
Scholarship will vary up to $5,000 per semester. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional consecutive semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria. Up to 150 new scholarships can be awarded 
each year.  For additional information please visit our website at www.hsfmo.org
The deadline entry is November 15, 2018.

December
Distinguished Young Women of Iowa Scholarship
This scholarship program is restricted to high school girls who are seniors for the 2015-2016 school year. This program, formally Iowa Junior Miss, inspires girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, 
transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. More information can be found at www.distinguishedyw.org/ParticipateApplications can be picked up from the counselors office. 
The deadline entry is December 1, 2018

High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
“A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to help develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. More information can be located at http://www.ialegion.org/oratorical.htm
The deadline entry is December 14, 2018.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Applicants are asked to describe in detail an outstanding achievement they have accomplished in a non-academic activity or project.  The accomplishment may be a long-term achievement, an activity or a project that occurred in their school, in the community or in the workplace.  Primary consideration will be given to the applicant’s demonstrated achievement in a non-academic area as reported by the applicant and supported by the appraisal completed by an adult who is not related to the applicant.  To apply go online to www.axa-achievement.com

The deadline entry is December 15, 2018


UNI Business Dean’s Scholarships
In order to qualify for the UNI Business Dean’s Scholarship, students must:
• Be a high school senior
• Have both ACT math and ACT composite scores of 27 or higher
• Express interest in pursuing a business major at UNI

Complete applications (online application and high school transcripts with ACT scores). To apply, go towww.uni.edu/finaid and click on the UNIversity Scholarship Application. Be sure to follow all directions for the CBA (College of Business Administration) Freshman Scholarship, located under the Business tab.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarships
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 NFIB Young Entrepreneur 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.  An applicant for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards need to be a graduating high school senior who is entering his or her freshman year at an accredited two-or four-year university, college, or vocational institute in the fall and who owns/operates an established business. Many applicants participate in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, FBLA, FFA, NFTE, among others, but this is not a requirement. The Award recipients are selected by an independent scholarship organization. Scholarships are merit-based, not based on financial need.
Additional information is available on www.NFIB.comYEA
The deadline entry is December 18, 2018.

Colonel’s Scholars
KFC Colonel’s Scholars is looking for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit to qualify for the KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program. To apply go online to www.kfcscholars.org.
The deadline entry is 


January


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT WEST HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE SELECTED BY THE WHHS FACULTY MEMBERS:

Champion Memorial Scholarship:  (3) $4000.  Each.  For on year to a current graduate.
        Criteria:  Need, Leadership in school and church, Conservative/Moral, Initiative (works hard).

Kudej Memorial:  (5) $2500.  Diligent, driven, need, top quarter of class, leader in and out of school.

Dean Armstrong Scholarship:  (1) $1500.  (Renewable up to 6 years to student is in college)  For one or more years to a current graduate.
        Criteria:  Need, Goal Oriented, Scholarship, Character

Edith Brewster Scholarship:  (1) $1500.  For one year to a current graduate.  
        Criteria:  Need, Goal Oriented, Scholarship, Character

Rydson Memorial Endowment:  (1)  $1500.  For one year to a current graduate at the beginning of the 2nd semester of their first year of school.
        Criteria:  Pursuing training from a "Trade or Vocational School" or a program which does not lead to a standard 4 year college degree, Need, Scholarship, Character

Threlkeld Family Scholarship:  (1) $1000.00 For one year to a current graduate; Presented the 2nd year of their college education.  
        Criteria:  Scholarship, leadership, good character, good work ethic and need-based with preference toward careers related to science, mathematics and/or business.  The candidate chosen should show characteristics with an inclination toward sales (self-motivation, self-confidence, good listening skills, logical thinker, etc.

Camp Family Scholarship:  (2) $1000. Each For one year to a current graduate.
        Criteria:  Scholarship, Character, Need

James Harvey Scholarship:  (1) $50. Award
                                              (1)  $1000. Scholarship
        Criteria:  Male athlete, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, Leadership

NIACC:  (1)  $500.  Faculty to nominate 1 person.
        Criteria:  Enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College

Mavis Hiscocks Scholarship:  $500 (3)  To be presented at 2nd semester of their first year of college.  Faculty to nominate 4 people.  (Family will select 3 recipients)
        Criteria:  Seeking career in education, need, not necessarily the top of the class.

WHEA:  (1) To a current graduate.  $500.  Selection made by their membership.

West Hancock Scholarship & Loan Fund, INC.:  (12) For one year to a current graduate.  $1250.  each
        Criteria:  Pursuing further training, Need, Character, Scholarship

Award of Merit:  (2) One female and one male.
        Criteria:  Praiseworthy qualities by service and/or performance.

Bernie Saggau Award:  (1) Presented to a high school graduate.
        Criteria:  Good citizenship in and out of school.

Iowa Bar Association Award:  (1) Presented to a high school graduate.  Presented on graduation day.
        Criteria:  Citizenship

THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE NOT SELECTED BY WHHS FACULTY MEMBERS:

Barbara J. Rankin Csomay Scholarship:  Amount to be determined.  Selection made by the board of West Hancock Scholarship & Loan Fund, INC.
        Scholarship will be given after high school graduation ceremony.

Frances Bane Crockett and H. Paul Crockett scholarships:  (10)  For one year only.  ($1500.)  Selection by a Community Committee.

Farm Bureau:  (1) To a current graduate.  Selection made by Farm Bureau.

Jason Newbrough Scholarship:  (1) $500.  Selection made by family.

Britt Lions Clut Scholarship:  (1) $500.  Selection made by organization

Johnson Brothers Scholarship:  (1) $500 Selection made by family.

Cody Schmit Scholarship:  (10) $1000. Each
        
P.E.O. Scholarship:  (1) $200.  Selection made by organization.


United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors. Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice. You may access the application online at www.usjcisenate.org or Mr. Welp.
The deadline entry is January 9, 2019.


The National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation
Scholarship Maquoketa Valley Struttin’ Toms Chapter and Mississippi Longbeards Chapter of Clayton County
This scholarship is available to a student who supports the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participates in hunting sports.  An application is available in the counselor’s office.
The deadline entry is January 15, 2019.


Burger King Scholars Program
Log on for details and how to apply at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/.
The deadline entry is January 17, 2019.


RMHC U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS 
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Scholarships Program is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors seeking funding for post-secondary education.  You can register and complete an application at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships.
The deadline entry is January 20, 2019.


Sam Walton Community Scholarship
This scholarship is a non-renewable $1000 award for the student’s first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The student must be a graduating high school senior and may not 
be a Wal-Mart Associate, or be the child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart Associate. Log on towww.walmartfoundation.org in order to access the application. The student must have the nearest Wal-Mart 
Store/SAM’S CLUB four-digit location number in order to complete the application process. This information can be obtained in the guidance office or at the nearest Wal-Mart/SAM’S CLUB location. 
The deadline entry is January 31, 2019.


Iowa National Guard Offices Auxiliary Scholarship (INGOA)
The mission of the Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary supports Iowa National Guard members and their families through appropriate civic, cultural, and charitable activities in communities served by the Iowa National 
Guard. With this in mind, the INGOA offers one $1,000 scholarship annually. Applicant must be the child/stepchild or grandchild/step-grandchild of an Iowa National Guard.  To learn more visit http://www.ingoaux.org/.
The deadline entry is January 31, 2019.

The Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics
The department of Physics and Astronomy awards one $1,000 grant each year, renewable for up to three (3) successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa.  This person is selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the state's best qualified applicant who matriculates at the University of Iowa and has declared physics or astronomy as their major.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need. 
As long as a scholarship winner maintains a 3.2 grade point average, and remains in the declared major specified above, the scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.
Please go to http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics to view guidelines and obtain a copy of the application form.  You can also see Mr. Welp in the guidance office for an application form.
The deadline entry is January 31, 2019



February

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Scholarship

The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa is pleased to announce that again scholarships will be awarded to a number of students that will graduate this academic year from public high schools within the state.  Last year 60 scholarships were awarded for $2,000 each.  The final determination of the number and the amount for this year is dependent upon the investment income earned. A broad-based criteria is used in the selection process.  The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas.  The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities.  An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official.  The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. Application forms are available online after October 1 on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website:  www.grandlodgeofiowa.com, then click on the  “Scholarships of the Grand Lodge.” The deadline entry is February 1, 2019

 

American Legion “Need A Lift” Booklet

This booklet is a very informative annual publication, which contains information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents. Includes information on:  The basics for preparing, selecting & paying for college Applying for federal student financial aid Four-year college & university profiles Worksheets for calculating student financial need Programs offered by The American Legion Scholarship & Grant opportunities Lender section Educational benefits offered to veterans & their dependents Federal & state financial aid programs Sources for career information.  There is a copy of this booklet in the guidance office, or you may obtain your own by sending $3.95 and a request to American Legion, Emblem Sales, P.O. Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206. You may also contact them at 1-888-453-4466.

Application deadline: Various

 

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Primary consideration will be given to the applicant’s non-academic outstanding achievement as described in the online application essays when selecting finalists. The achievement may be a long-term achievement, an activity or a project that occurred in their school, in the community or in the workplace. Other extracurricular activities in school and community, work experience, and the applicant's academic record over the past four years will be considered when selecting finalists.  Finalists will be notified and asked to submit further information including a current complete transcript of grades and an appraisal from an unrelated adult who can confirm the achievement. Primary consideration of recipients will be given to the finalist’s demonstrated achievement as reported on the application and supported by the appraisal completed by an adult who is not related to the applicant.  To apply online at www.axa-achievement.com

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

Iowa 4-H Scholarship Program

Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.). Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year.  More information can be located at https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/recognition/scholarship_awards/

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

Iowa State University – Christina Hixson Opportunity Award

This award has an estimated value of more than $13,000 over eight semesters to be used at Iowa State University. One hundred high school seniors from across Iowa will receive the award each year, representing each county in the state. Selection is based on the student’ s eligibility and potential, letter of recommendation, and financial need analysis. Student must be a resident of Iowa, must be admissible to Iowa State University, must demonstrate financial eligibility, must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship, and possess the potential to succeed. Complete the online application for the award at www.dso.iastate.edu/hixson/application

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

Tim Dwight Foundation Scholarship

The applicant must have applied to and ultimately be accepted by and enrolled in on a full-time basis (12 credits or more) at one of the following accredited four-year universities – University of Iowa, Iowa State University or University of Northern Iowa. In addition to academic merit and financial need, the selection committee will consider extenuating circumstances that present challenges to obtaining a college degree. Scholarship procedure is available on the foundation website: www.timdwightfoundation.com

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019

                                                        Basin Electric Power Cooperative Member Scholarship

 The Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarship is available to Member-cooperative employees and Member-cooperative consumers.  This scholarship program will award more than 180 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  Qualified applicants who plan to attend a certified Vocational or Technical school, or engineering degree.  For further information contact:  Your local Electric Power Cooperative or Basin Electric Power Cooperative or see Mr. Welp in the guidance office for an application.  https://www.basinelectric.com/news-center/news-briefs/2018-basin-electric-scholarship-program-materials-available

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019

 

Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarship

 Keep Iowa Beautiful is offering up to four, $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2015!  Students across Iowa enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or environmental areas of study are eligible.  Through the leadership of Bob Byers, long-time educator, KIB's Litter Free School Campus program was initiated in northwest Iowa in 2003.  In memory of Bob and his dedication to our organization, KIB and the Byers family established the Robert E. Byers Scholarship Fund.  You can download the application on-line at www.keepiowabeautiful.com/byers-environmental-scholarship.crm

Application deadline: February 8, 2019

WinField United (Careers in Agriculture Scholarship)

Winfield United is keeping the tradition of the careers in Agriculture Scholarship program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering.  Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. 

The Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program is available to high school graduating seniors and first or second year college students pursuing two – or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production or closely related fields.

 Application deadline is February 10th, 2019 (See Mr. Welp in the guidance office for a copy)


Iowa Newspaper Foundation

These scholarships are for college students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry (journalism, communications, mass communications, photojournalism, graphic design, marketing, or public relations). Three different scholarships are available with one application. Find complete information and an application form at www.inanews.com/inf/scholarships.php

 Application deadline: February 11, 2019

  

Mediacom Communications World Class Scholarship Program

Mediacom is offering 60 scholarships of $1,000.  While it is not required that a student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.  An application may be obtained via the Internet at www.mediacomworldclass.com

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

 

 

Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarship Program

This is for graduating seniors and /or first time college students who are dependent children or current customers of Alliant Energy. Main criteria are leadership experience, community service, GPA, standardized test scores, and a 300-word essay. Application form available online at www.alliantenergy.com/foundationscholarship

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program

Must be a high school senior from a farm family with above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major. FFA membership is not required to be eligible Monsanto will award 100 seniors a one-time award of $1500. Submit online application at www.monsanto.com/scholarships

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Best Buy Scholarship Program

Students need solid grades, involved in volunteer community service or work experience. Apply on-line at www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com

Application deadline: February 15, 2019



 Mediacom Communications World Class Scholarship  

For the 2013-2014 school year, Mediacom Communications is again offering 60 $1,000 non-renewable scholarships through its World Class Scholarship Program to senior high school students in areas of the 21 states where it provides services for cable, internet and telephone. While it is not required that the student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.  A list of all towns we service is included on the application, which is available on the web at www.mediacomworldclass.com.  All completed scholarship applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant’s school transcript and 2 filled out recommendation forms.  Completed applicants should be sent to: 

World Class Scholarship Program
3737 Westown Pkwy, Ste A
West Des Moines, IA 50266

The deadline for applications is February 16, 2019

 

VEISHA 2016 - Community Scholarships

To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, exhibit dedication towards volunteering in community and show potential for continued community involvement.

Applications may be downloaded from the VEISHEA website at www.veisha.iastate.edu.

Application deadline: February 17, 2019

 

Cargill Community Scholarship Program

350 $1000 scholarships are offered in spring. All applications must be must be typewritten and students are required to obtain a signature from a Cargill manager or employee on their application. Students are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular and other activities. Program guidelines are available online at: www.cargill.com

Application deadline: February 17, 2019



Iowa Engineering Scholarship (IES)

A high school senior who intends to earn a degree in engineering is encouraged to apply. Academic requirements are: GPA – minimum – 3.0, ACT composite score – minimum – 24. Applicant must be accepted for admission at Iowa State University or the University of Iowa.

Application deadline: February 26, 2019

 

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District will again be offering scholarships this year to those pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture, conservation or natural resources.  Scholarships will be awarded at the district level.  The number of scholarships and amounts will be determined at a later date.  One district winner’s application will be forwarded onto the regional level.  Regional winners who do not receive the state awards will receive $600.  The $600 awards will be paid directly to the student.  Three scholarships will be awarded at the state level in the amounts of $4000, $3000, and $2000, and will be paid directly to the school of choice in two installments, one upon enrollment at the beginning of the year and the second at midterm.    Please see Mr. Welp for an application.

 Application deadline: February 26, 2019

StateLine Cooperative Scholarship (8 - $500)

This scholarship is for students interested in some type of agricultural related career.  This career choice does not need to be in production, but could also include careers in fields such as finanace or health in rural communities as well as environmental or agricultural research.  Students advancing their education through a technical program as well as those attending a four-year college are welcome to apply.  

Application deadline is February 28th, 2019  (See Mr. Welp in the guidance office for a copy)

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

College Bound and Community-Minded, we applaud you.  Let us Help.  Extraordinary people all have a back story:  The steps they have taken, choosing to give back to their community.  The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes and supports their journey.  We want to help those who put forth the effort and find success both in and out of the classroom, yet are unable to attend college without financial assistance.
        We encourage the following to apply:
        -High school seniors and current undergraduates
        -Those who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university in 2012-2013
        -Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. If interested apply online at www.buickachievers.com


 Application deadline: February 29, 2019

 

Iowa State University - Beta Sigma Psi

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming Lutheran men.  See Mr. Welp for more information

 Application deadline: February 29, 2019

March

North Iowa Area Community College Foundation Scholarship

Students - New, returning and recent NIACC graduates... Foundation scholarships are now available.  Apply today at www.niacc.edu/scholarships.  If you've applied for NIACC scholarships in the past, make sure to use the user ID and password initially set up.

NIACC Promise ScholarshipFinancial barriers shouldn’t stand in the way of a great education. High school graduates in the NIACC district who meet program eligibility requirements can now attend NIACC tuition-free.  NIACC believes a good education leads to a prosperous future, not just for the student who receives it, but also for the family and community of that student. This philosophy is shared by a North Iowa couple whose generosity made this privately-funded scholarship possible.  By March 1, 2018
  • Complete the NIACC Admissions application
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Complete the NIACC Foundation Scholarship Application

After all of these steps are complete, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility for the Promise scholarship and many other NIACC scholarships available for incoming high school seniors from the NIACC area.  

Eligibility Criteria for New Graduates

  • Graduate in May 2018 from a NIACC district high school or homeschool with established residency within the NIACC service area
  • Have an official EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $3,000 or lower as determined by the NIACC Financial Aid Office
  • Enroll at NIACC as a full-time (12 or more semester hours) student working toward an approved degree the fall following high school graduation
The NIACC Promise Scholarship is a last dollar award; it will be applied to your NIACC account after all other grants & scholarships are applied (federal, state, outside and other NIACC aid).

This scholarship will cover the tuition and mandatory fees charged to all NIACC students.

Students may receive this scholarship for a maximum of 4 semesters if they maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, full-time student status, meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines, and complete 4 volunteer hours of community service each semester at NIACC.

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019


All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

Students who age out of Iowa's foster care system, age out of the state training schools, or who are adopted after the age of 16 may qualify for the All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant program. This grant can be used for any college expenses including tuition, fees, books and supplies, dorms and off-campus housing, meal plans, transportation, and personal living expenses. Grant amounts range from $2,364 - $8,368 per year.  Priority for awards will be given to students who:Renewal applications, received by March 1, are considered for funding first
New student applications will be considered in date received order
            Eligibility criteria:
• Must be an Iowa resident
• Student is under the age of 18 and currently in licensed foster care under the care and custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services or Iowa Juvenile Court.  Services and will remain in placement to within 30 days of his or her 18th birthday.
• Student is under the age of 18 and currently under Juvenile Court order to live with a relative or suitable person and will remain in placement to within 30 days of the student's 18th birthday.
• Student is currently between the ages of 18 and 23 and was in one of the living situations described above until the age of 18. Student will be under the age of 23 on the day of he or she begins college.
• Student was previously in Iowa foster care and was legally adopted after the age of 16. Student will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.
• Student is/was under Juvenile Court order to reside at the State Training School or Iowa Juvenile Home until age 18 and will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.

Required application: Iowa Financial Aid Application


ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship Honoring Steve Loven

About Steve Loven - - This scholarship honors Steve Loven, an ICAN founder whose professional career was dedicated to promoting financial aid and college planning success for Iowa students and the school counseling profession on many levels. Over the past 30 years, his work included being the Financial Aid Director at AIB College of Business and Des Moines Area Community College. Steve joined the Iowa College Access Network in 1999. As a founding member of the ICAN team, Steve worked tirelessly for 15 years, greatly contributing to the success and significant contributions ICAN makes each year in 99% of Iowa high schools. Steve is now enjoying retirement.

The Scholarship 

This scholarship is 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.

  • Two $250 one-time scholarships
  • Iowa high school seniors graduating in 2016
  • Attending a two- or four-year institution in Iowa beginning in Fall 2016. 
  • To submit an application visit www.ICANsucceed.org/icanscholarship.

The Essay

Submit an essay outlining

  • How the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) helped prepare them for their post-high school endeavors.
  • Describe how their school counselor promoted a culture of college and career readiness at their school.
  • The school counselor must be mentioned by name, and examples of school counseling excellence and a positive perception of a college-going culture should be provided.
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019


MaxYield Cooperative Agricultural Scholarship

The purpose of the MaxYield Cooperative scholarship program is to encourage area youth to pursue and prepare for careers in agriculture.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance for students pursuing higher education in the field of agriculture.  MaxYield will offer a maximum of six $1,000 scholarships to full time students in pursuit of agriculture curriculum. See Mr. Welp if you would like an application.  

The deadline entry is March 1, 2019

 


Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship
The Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair. Up to four scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000 are awarded each year. Scholarships are awarded for the recipient's first year of college only. You can access the scholarship application provided at the following link: http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/ScholarshipsGrants/

The deadline entry is March 1, 2019


Iowa 4H Scholarship
Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships by using the Transmittal Form. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per year. All application materials must be received on site or postmarked no later than March 1, 2013 for consideration. Are you an Iowa 4-H'er planning to attend college? Consider applying for an Iowa 4-H Scholarship. We know it's not easy to finance a college education, and know that many Iowa 4-H'ers can use help achieving their educational goals. Designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school, our 2014-2015 scholarship program offers more than 100 scholarships totaling over $85,000 in financial aid for Iowa youth. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $5000. Check eligibility guidelines carefully as many scholarships have specific eligibility requirements. (Ex. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, event participation.) To apply visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/teens/scholarships/.

The deadline entry is March 1, 2019

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship For Non-Traditional Students
Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019


GRAND LODGE OF IOW A, A.F. & A.M. MCEC TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship program is for high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. The scholarship may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. Scholarships will be $1000. Forms are available on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website: www.gl-iowa.org, and then on the front-page click on “MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF.”
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship
Sons and/or daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members are eligible. The student must be pursuing the completion of a two or four-year degree in one of the following occupational areas of agriculture and/or agribusiness: (1)Ag Health, (2) Ag Production, (3) Ag Products & Processing, (4) Ag Sales & Service, (5) Agricultural Research, (6) Conservation and Natural Resources,(7) Economics, (8) Education, (9) Environmental Systems, (10) Forestry,(11) Horticulture, (12) Mechanization. An application may be printed off at www.iowafarmbureau.com
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019

Midwest Dairy Association Educational Award
Applicants who qualify include any producer who funds Midwest Dairy Association, the producer’s spouse, the producer’s children or grandchildren. The producer must have an active dairy operation as of January 1st of 
the year the scholarship will be awarded. The Association will be awarding eleven educational awards – three $1000 awards and eight $500 awards.
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019



Robert “Bill” Hauschild Memorial Scholarship
This is for a senior who is continuing their studies related to work within the electric field.
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply: graduated with at least a 2.5 GPA, enrolls in at least 3 semester hours in a program leading to an undergraduate degree from an eligible college or university, completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019


Iowa Automobile Dealers (IDA) Foundation for Education
Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive or truck-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting or business administration. A signed 
recommendation from the President or General Manger of an IADA member dealership is required. Confirm that the dealership is an IADA member before they sign your recommendation.  See Mr. Welp for an application.
The deadline entry is March 1, 2019


MCEC Technical Scholarship
The scholarships, known as the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical 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. The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. The final determination of the number and the amount is dependent on the investment income earned. Apply online at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com

The deadline entry is March 1, 2019



Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. (MCEC Technical Scholarships)

 The scholarships, known as the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships”, will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa Community College. The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. The final determination of the number of scholarships and the amount is dependent on the investment income earned.  Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website: www.grandlodgeofiowa.com, and then under the resource tab on the front-page click on “MCEC scholarship form in PDF.”

The deadline entry is March 3, 2019

    North Iowa Builders Exchange Scholarship
The mission of the North Iowa Builders Exchange shall be to promote and educate the building and trades Industry.  This mission is achieved by maintaining a plan room, holding membership meetings, co-sponsoring the Annual North Iowa Home Show and working with local schools through providing educational scholarships for the building & trades industry.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduates pursuing a career in the building and trades field.  Award amount is $1,000 annually.  The number of recipients of this scholarship varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants.  In previous years, two awards have been given.  See Mr. Welp for an application.

Application Deadline is March 11, 2019
 
CHS Foundation Scholarship – Iowa State University

High school seniors who study an agricultural related major at a two-or four-year college are eligible to apply. An on-line application is available at www.chsfoundation.org/

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019

 

Iowa Soybean Association Ag-Related Student Scholarship

Must be a senior who is furthering their education at an ag-related college or university. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, show scholastic achievement, community leadership, other achievements and interests. Ten scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019



American Cancer Society Scholarship

American Cancer Society is offering college education scholarships to students under the age of 25 who have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21. The application can be accessed at http://www.cancer.org/mwyouthscholarship 

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019

 

The Principal IT Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to four graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, Computer Programming or related field. This scholarship: provides $2,500 each year, for a maximum of $10,000 over four years; gives preferred consideration to scholarship recipients for full time summer internships with The Principal. The application for the scholarship can be found athttp://www.principal.com/careers/scholarships.htm

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019

 

The Quarton-McElroy/Iowa Broadcasters Association Broadcast Scholarship

To apply, the student must be planning to enroll in a broadcast program. An application is available at www.iowabroadcasters.com

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship (Iowa State University Males)

The ACACIA Leadership Scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement.  The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends Iowa State University.  The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni Corporate Board of ACACIA Fraternity at Iowa State University.  Scholarships that are awarded are not transferrable to another institution or individual.  Financial need is not a criterion.  See Mr. Welp in the guidance office for an application.

Application deadline: March 18, 2019

 

Black Hills Energy Iowa Young Leader Scholarship

Black Hills Energy will be offering six (6) college $500 scholarships. Eligible applicants for the $500 scholarships are high school students whose parents or guardians are Black Hills Energy customers. The applications will be 
judged on the level of community involvement and leadership the student has exhibited and additional criteria. Applications available by going to blackhillsenergy.com/scholarships

Application deadline: March 30th, 2019

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers.  At up to $10,000 per year, for up to five years, these scholarships are substantial enough to make a real difference for these students.  SFM Foundation was created in 2008, and in our first eight years we have awarded approximately $1.4 million in scholarships.  Online applications can be found at www.sfmfoundation.com.  
Application deadline:  March 31, 2019



Fidelity Bank & Trust Scholarship

Awarding fifteen $500 scholarships. Applicant and parent(s) must be customers of Fidelity Bank & Trust. The student maintains a C average or better. The student is currently a high school senior. The student plan to continue their education as a full-time student at an accredited vocational school or college. The student also must prepare a 200 to 400 word essay describing their need/want for this scholarship. Applications can be obtained atwww.bankfidelity.com or in Mr. Welp's office.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

Applicants must have participated in efforts to increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues and reduce homophobia in his or her school and/or community. Applications available online at www.ffbciowa.org

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award for Juniors

This is a project based scholarship opportunity for juniors. Projects must fit into the categories of Business, Conservation, Engineering, Humanitarianism, or Politics. A description of your project must be included in the application. Apply online at www.hooverassociation.org

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

U. S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program 

This program offers forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing. Apply online atwww.usbank.com/scholarship

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who are diagnosed with a learning disability and is pursuing a post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college program or vocational training.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program

Applicants should have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better, an ACT of 22 or better, demonstrate lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender activism and community service and a history of high moral and ethical standards and conduct. Applications available online at www.eychanerfoundation.org

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

 

Dupaco Community Credit Union Tri-State-Area Scholarship

Awarding up to three $1000 college scholarships to Dupaco member students who plan to attend any accredited college or university that is located in Dupaco’s 25 county charter areas.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

April

North Iowa Oral Surgery Scholarship Award

If you are pursuing a career in medicine, nursing or dentistry this scholarship opportunity is for you.  North Iowa Oral Surgery is offering a $1,000 per year of undergraduate study scholarship opportunity.  You can download the application at www.nioralsurgery.com. 

Application deadline:  April 1st, 2019



May

The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
MidWest One Bank administers the Pearl Hull Falk Trust which provides funds for the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship.  Prior to her death in 1965, Pearl Hull Falk resided in Iowa City where her husband was a prominant banker during the early 1900's.  The trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Falk to provide annual scholarships to needy and worthy students attending the University of Iowa.  Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $800.00 each.  Awards will be paid in installments of $400.00 at the beginning of each semester and sent directly to the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid.
Eligibility Criteria
Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be:
-of the Protestant faith,
-a resident of the State of Iowa, and 
-a full-time student at the University of Iowa

See Mr. Welp for an application.
The deadline entry is May 2, 2019


Alice Barton Scholarship (Scholarship for Domestic Violence Survivors.)
It’s that time again: ICADV is now accepting applications for the Alice Barton Scholarship for 2014!! The application is available on our website,www.icadv.org. This year we will award 23 scholarships for $1,000 to be used for college classes or professional job training. Likely again this year we will award some of the scholarships in January, and then have a second round of applications before the summer. That’s what we’ve done for a couple years, and folks seem to like it. The number of scholarships awarded in January will depend on the applications received.Please share the opportunity with clients, former clients, and community partners. 
The deadline entry is May 16th, 2019

June
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 9th year.  They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on their site.
The deadline entry is June 10, 2019