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This is a work in progress. Scholarships will continue to be added as they become available. Some scholarships require extensive planning so look ahead!

May – June deadlines

May 1 Cadets of St. George, FCSLA Scholarship (note: application has many typos)
Eligibility: Senior from Linn County with a parent/guardian registered in a Catholic Parish in Linn County; minimum 2.5 GPA (unweighted); admitted to an accredited community college or college/university in Iowa
Amount: $300 (five awards)
May 1Code Wizards HQ Educational Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to pursue a STEM program; 3.5 or higher GPA
Amount: $2500
May 1Rover Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or above; 400-500 word essay about growing up with a pet in your life and how it has impacted the person you are today.
Amount: $2500 check
May 10Robert D. Blue Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend an in-state college or university during the upcoming school year; Iowa resident; scholastic ability; exhibits qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; displays moral force of character; financial need
Amount: $500 – $1000
May 15B.W. and Jean Griffith Scholarship Trust
Eligibility: Admitted to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University; must graduate from a high school in Linn County; minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; aptitude for engineering subjects
Amount: Up to one-half of the cost of room, board, and tuition
May 15SeniorCare Aging Matters Scholarship
Eligibility: Student entering a two or four year college or university in fall of 2024; currently caring for an aging loved one, working within the senior community, or intending to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population
Amount: $1500 for tuition, room, board and other expenses
May 17Make Sense Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Female who is preparing to enter college (virtual or in-person) in 2023; submission of essay and video
Amount: $10,000
May 19
3:00 PM (CST)
Generation Google Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to study computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field; strong academic record, financial need; exemplary leadership and demonstrated passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology
Amount: $10,000
May 23Young Women in Stem Scholarship
Eligibility: Female senior from a low-income household; will be pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields
Amount: $5000 (three awards)
May 24Beans for Brains Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA; attend an accredited institution in the fall; must knit, crochet, or weave (Applicant must submit a photo of their self-made knitted, crocheted, or woven project.)
Amount: $2500 (four awards)
May 25Louis Tumarkin Zazove Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must have 50dB hearing loss in each ear or have a cochlear implant; US citizen or green card; plans to attend a college or university in the fall of application year
Amount: $3800 per year (up to four years)
May 31American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship
Eligibility: Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe; 2.0 unweighted GPA; enroll in a college program by the Fall of 2023
Amount: $15,000 (650 awards)
May 31Authentic ID Scholarship
Eligibility: Current high school senior; plans to attend an accredited college in the upcoming academic year; U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; GPA of 2.50 or higher; record a video (maximum length of 2 minutes) sharing a persuasive pitch for why ending human trafficking is important to your generation
Amount: One $25,000 scholarship; Five additional $1,000 scholarships for runner-up
May 31*Fifth Month Scholarship
Eligibility: Student 14 or older; US resident; 250 word letter to the number five explaining why five is important
Amount: $1500
May 31MolinaCares High School Health Care Scholarship
Eligibility: High School Senior; Iowa resident; enrolled or accepted in a college with an accredited CNA, LPN, RN or BSN program in Iowa; Interest in pursuing a career in long-term care
Amount: $2000 (nine awards)
June 1*Annual Visionary Scholarship
Eligibility: Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026
Amount: $1000 – $2500 multiple awards
June 1Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
Eligibility: Student who is currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School
Amount: $1500 – $3000
June 1Keith D. Abens
Eligibility: Senior from the state of Iowa; involved in music or wrestling; excel in the classroom and in their outside activities; amibition, drive, passion
Amount: $1000
June 1Mae Henry Family and Consumer Science Award
Eligibility: Local senior who plans to pursue a four-year Bachelor degree program of study in any area of Family and Consumer Science (may include FCS at a community college)
Amount: $300
June 14Flag Manufacturers Association of America, FMAA, Educational Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior; Create a 45-60 second video on the meaning of the flag to your generation (click on the FMAA link above, under the scroll down menu for scholarships, choose guidelines for specifics)
Amount: up to $2000 (three awards)
June 15
12pm (CST)
Boom & Buckets Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program in college or trade school in the US or Canada
Amount: $1000
June 15Community Leadership Scholarship
Eligibility: College-bound community leaders who embody the qualities of leadership and deep-rooted interest in community involvement and improvement.
Amount: $1000
June 15The Ortleib Foundation Scholarship (http://ortliebfoundation.org/application/)
Eligibility: Letter of cancer diagnosis; essays on academic and career goals
Amount: $1000
June 18Iowa PGA Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship
Eligibility: 2023 graduate living in Iowa or within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Foundation; interest and potentional future contributions to the game of golf; leadership skills and community involvement; academic and professional ability; and financial need.
Amount: $1500 (for four years)
June 30Aviation – Navigate Your Future Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning a career in the general aviation field; accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university
Amount: $2500
June 30Catherine McAuley Scholarship (Mount Mercy University)
Eligibility: Iowa students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually; attend Mount Mercy University and reside on campus for four years during the academic year, file FAFSA prior to July 1
Amount: Full tuition (renewable for four years)
June 30Home Depot’s Path to Pro Scholarship
Eligibility: students pursuing a trade college or postsecondary program, nationwide; focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management
Amount: $2000
June 30Keches Law Group Scholarship
Eligibility: Accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school program within the United States; demonstrated good character and high initiative; essay
Amount: $1500 (one award pursuing undergraduate degree, one award entering trade school)
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

July – August deadlines

July 1 AGMA Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Students interested in a career in the gear industry and/or power transmission as it related to the gear industry; full or part time student in the fall in a nationally accredited program
Amount: Technical School/Associate Degree – $2500 (renewable up to $7500), Undergraduate $5000 (renewable up to $20,000)
July 1Andy Triplett Balanced Man Scholarship (UNI Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity)
Eligibility: Male senior attending UNI in the fall; minimum 3.0 G:A (unweighted); academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to health and well-being; no obligation to join
Amount: Iowa Theta is awarding $2,000 in scholarships
July 1
Bookoo Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will attend an accredited college or university in the fall; completed essay application
Amount: $1000
July 2Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship (ISU – Beta Sigma Psi)
Eligibility: Lutheran gentleman entering ISU in the fall of 2023; scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches
Amount: $2000
July 2Jake Vanderslice Balanced Gentleman Scholarship (ISU – Beta Sigma Psi)
Eligibility: Christian gentleman entering ISU in the fall of 2023; achievement and active participation in their communities and churches; GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale; must participate in one extra-curricula; work a part-time job, or voluteer regularly.
Amount: $1000
July 26Community Contribution Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicants must write about a need in their community, describe how they addressed the issue, implemented the plan and made change happen
Amounts: $1500 (7); $2500; $5000; 7000
July 31American Association of State Troopers Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior applicants must be a dependent of AAST member in good standing parent; students can apply each year for a total of four scholarships
Amount: $1000 each year applied
July 31Build a Better Future Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior of Latino or Hispanic descent; must be the child of an immigrant; minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted); planning to enroll in a two to five year college or university in the fall; submit a 500-1000 word essay about the challenges faced
Amount: $1000
July 31Jet Future Business Leadersh Scholarship
Eligibility: 2022 Senior planning to pursue a career in business; essay should address the prompt and be between 250 and 500 words in length
Amount: $1000
July 31 New Silver Fintech Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university; no minimum GPA, must be a US citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students); essay on the future of financial technologies
Amount: $10,000
July 31Spirit of Giving Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolling as a student at a college, trade or certificate program; proof of enrollment; 500-750 word essay
Amount: $1,000 (three awards)
July 31Strong Work Ethic Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2023 Fall semester; minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted) and be in good overall academic standing; strong work ethic essay
Amount: $1000
July 31 Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will attend the University of Iowa in the fall; demonstrated ability to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service
Amount: $250 – $3000
Aug 7
(11:59 pm PT)
Global Perspectives Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend an accredited college or university in fall of 2023; essay should address the question: Teen summer opportunities vary widely. Some teens work during the summer. Some teens head off to summer camp. Some teens enjoy summer travel. What is the most meaningful summer experience you have had, and why?
Amount: $1000
Aug 1Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship (http://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago)
Eligibility: 2023 senior; GPA of 3.0 or greater during last academic year; Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, and participation and leadership in school activities and work experience; enroll in a health related major.
Amount: $1500
Aug 31Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
Eligibility: Attend college no later than January of 2024; GPA of 3.0 or greater during last academic year; essay
Amount: $500
Aug 31Hometown Pride Scholarship
Eligibility: 2023 high school graduate enrolled in college before the scholarship deadline; GPA of 3.0 or greater; 750-1,000 word essay
Amount: $1000
Aug 31Who Inspires You Scholarship?
Eligibility: 2023 high school graduate; GPA of 3.0 or greater; enrolled in a vocational program or two to five year post-secondary institution; 500-1000 word essay
Amount: $1000
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

September – October deadlines

Sept 1Beta Theta Pi Men of Principle Scholarship 2023/24 school year (University of Iowa)
Eligibility: Male student attending the University of Iowa in Fall of 2023; outstanding student and community leader recipient is NOT selected based upon the likelihood of his joining the Fraternity
Amount: $1000
Sept 8
2 pm (CST)
Cameron Impact Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors with a strong academic and volunteering record, 3.7 GPA or higher (unweighted); plans to enroll at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university
Amount: Covers full tuition, fees, and books (does not cover Room & Board) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution
Sept 15
Gates Scholarship
Eligibility: Outstanding minority high school seniors from low-income households with a 3.3 GPA or higher (unweighted); Pell eligibility
Amount: Covers full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution
Sept 17 11:59 pm
*Constituting America “We the Future”
Eligibility: Students in grade 9-12 Only one entry per student per category is permitted. Categories: Essay, Song, STEM, Short film, or PSA. Categories have varying subjects.
Amount: Up to $5,000 plus meet a Constitutional mentor and celebrity career mentors on winner mentor trip
Sept 27Questbridge Scholarship
Eligibility: Low-income high school senior who has excelled academically; rigorous course load; top 5-10% class; SAT score >1260, ACT composite score >27 (not required to take tests)
Amount: Granted early admission to one of QuestBridge’s college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000.
Sept 30Cochlear Scholarships
Eligibility: For 2023 high school graduates; open to Cochlear Nucleus, Baha, and Osia recipients; will be enrolled in an accredited technical school, vocational school, trade school, college, or university; maintain a 3.0 GPA or better (for academic scholarship only)
Amount: $2000 (3 awards, up to four years)
Sept 30Path to Pro Scholarship Program – Home Depot Foundation
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the US; focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management
Amount: $2000 (125 awards)
Sept 30True Impact of Injury Scholarship
Eligibility: Current high school senior; minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted); 750 – 1000 word essay explaining the impact someone’s injury accident has had on you, your friends, and/or family.
Amount: $1000
Oct 1
by 4 p.m.
*William Randolph Hearst United States Senate Program Scholarship, Iowa link
Eligibility: Junior or senior student who demonstrates leadership by actively serving in an elected or appointed qualified leadership position such as student government, National Honor Society, and student council
Amount: $10,000 plus an all expenses paid trip to Washington DC. for two students
Oct 2
5 pm (ET)
Coca Cola Scholarship
Eligibility: High school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher (unweighted) who is making a significant impact on their school and community
Amount: $20,000 (150 awards)
Oct 8AES Engineering Scholarship
Eligibility: Essay; awarded on the basis of character
Amount: $500
Oct 11
11:59 pm (ET)
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Eligibility: Video; 18 to 24 years old; Plans to enroll in a two- or four- year college
Amount: $2500 – $100,000 (15 total awards)
Oct 15Levine Scholars Program (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)
Eligibility:
Admitted to UNC Charlotte. Must be nominated.
Amount: The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, books, mandatory fees, an $8,000 service grant, and four summer experiences.
Oct 17Heisman High School Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior student athletes who have participated in at least one sport in grades 9,10, or 11 with a 3.0 GPA or higher, is a leader at school and in the community, and serves as a role model to underclassman
Amount: $1000 to $10,000
Oct 22Top of the Mountain Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: High School Senior; Work, internship, and/or volunteering experience in environmental causes; Major in a STEM field is preferred
Amount: $5000 (2 awards)
Oct 30
(11:59 CT)
US Bank Scholarship
Eligibility: College-bound senior; register and play by completing 1-2 minute in-app lessons (modules)
Amount: $2000, $10,000, and $20,000
Oct 31BigFuture Scholarship
Eligibility: Complete college planning steps to qualify. Steps to complete this month: practice for the SAT & strengthen your college list.
Amount: $500 to $40,000
Oct 31Dream Iowa Scholarship
Eligibility: High school senior or enrolled in college; demonstrate the spirit to overcome adversity and commitment to our immigrant community; Additional reguirements: Completion of the DREAM Iowa Financial Independence program; Cooperation with future photography and video testimonials; Write a brief letter of appreciation to our donors; 10 hours of community service with DREAM Iowa.
Amount: Amount varies
Oct 31
* VFW Voice of Democracy
Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12. Record and submit an audio-essay on the 2022-23 patriotic theme: “Why is the Veteran Important?”
Amount: State winners receive a minimum of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. and the chance to compete for $154,000 in scholarships – with the first place winner receiving a $35,000 scholarship.
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

November – December deadlines

OngoingNROTC Scholarship/4-year Marine Option Program
Eligibility: US Citizen or green card holder; meet physical qualifications; minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 22.
Amount: $180,000 tuition to university of choice; $750 books per academic year; $250-$400 monthly subsistence allowance
Nov 1Foundation Fellowship (University of Georgia)
Eligibility: Students who meet a very high academic threshold. Submit First-Year Admission application and Morehead Honors College applications to gain access to the Foundation Fellowship application.
Amount: $23,400 (plus a Presidential waiver, worth $19,040 per year) Fellows also receive individual travel-study grants ($10,000), spring group travel-study (one domestic and two international trips, $12,000), Housing supplement ($1,250), research and academic conference grants ($2000), and a post-first-year study abroad program at Oxford University ($8500).
Nov 1Georgia Tech – Stamps Scholars Program
Eligibility: Most promising students from across the nation — scholars, leaders, and citizens of the greater community through purposeful programming, mentoring, and enhanced educational opportunities.
Amount: A full-ride scholarship covering tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meal plan, books and academic supplies, personal expenses, and a stipend during the first year for a laptop. $12,000 enrichment funding for international experiences, unpaid internships, unpaid research, conferences, etc. Annual cohort retreats and expeditions.
Nov 1Notre Dame Scholars Program
Eligibility: Senior, outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service. Some require Restrictive Early Action by Nov. 1 or Jan 1 with Regular Decision
Amount: Over 20 merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 up to full cost of attendance over four years, and up to $12,000 enrichment funding for service and leadership projects.
Nov 1Park Scholarship (North Carolina State University)
Eligibility:
Demonstrated achievement and evidence of future potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Semi-final interviews
Amount: Covers full tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel, and personal expenses. Also provides grants to fund enrichment experiences. Four-year value for out-of-state students is over $200,000
Nov 1Tier One Scholars (University of Houston)
Eligibility: Preferred 1400 and above SAT, 30 ACT and above, and top 10% of class. Tier One and admission application.
Amount: All tuition and mandatory fees for four years, on-campus housing and meals for two years, $1000 stipend for research, $2000 stipend for learning abroad, out-of-state waiver of non-resident tuition.
Nov 1University of Miami Stamps — Scholarship (Coral Gables, Florida)
Eligibility: 3 Merit-based scholarships for high school seniors
Amount: Full cost of attendance for four years. Includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, meal plan, University health insurance, textbooks, laptop, and access to a $12,000 enrichment fund for study abroad, research, and internships.
Nov 1
11:59 pm
(EST)
Wells Scholars Program (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Eligibility: Contact your counselor to be nominated; top 5% by class rank, have a GPA of at least 3.9 out of 4.0, and (optionally) a 1430+ SAT score and/or 32+ ACT score. Students must apply for admission to IU Bloomington as soon as possible and no later than November 1. Nominations are due Nov. 1
Amount: Full cost of attendance for four years. Includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, meal plan, study abroad and summer grant funding
Nov 1Visionary Scholarship
Eligibility: 500 word essay “Why college is important to me”
Amount: $1000-$5000 (5 awards)
Nov 13Colgate “Haz La U” College Grant Program
Eligibility: High School Senior of Hispanic heritage who will be pursuing a degree; US citizen, permanent resident, or qualify under DACA; unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher; leadership and dedication to community
Amount: $2000 – $10,000. Students are required to attend a regional virtual award ceremony
Nov 13
11:59 pm (PT)
ELKS Foundation: Most Valuable Student
Eligibility:
High School Senior who will be pursuing a 4-year degree. Male and female students compete separately
Amount: $4000 – $50,000 (over 4 years). Top 20 national finalists receive an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago where they interview with judges for the top scholarship awards. 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships.
Nov 13Hispanic Youth Awards
Eligibility: Graduating Senior who will be pursuing a 4-year degree; GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted); Of Hispanic heritage (includes Brazil, Philippines, and Spain); Mandatory virtual awards ceremony
Amount: one-time grant to fund college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue
Nov 14Eminence Fellows Program & Scholarship (The Ohio State University)
Eligibility: Outstanding academic, commitment to service, and character. Video and Essay. Apply to honors and early action Nov. 1
Amount: Full cost of attendance at Ohio State for eight semesters of full-time enrollment, plus an enrichment grant valued at up to $5,000 accessible after the first year of successful study.
Nov 15Georgia State University — Stamps Scholars Program
Eligibility: Students who meet a very high academic threshold, qualify for acceptance into Honors College
Amount: Full cost of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing, 7-day meal plan, $10,000 enrichment, $2,500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses
Nov 15
11:59 pm (ET)
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)
Eligibility: Outstanding potential to become great leaders, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, collaborative spirit
Amount: Eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, plus funding for three summer experiences, two semesters abroad, and conferences throughout the year
Nov 16
11:59 (CST)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Eligibility: High achieving senior; family income up to $95,000
Amount: Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
Nov 20Frito Lay Community Builder Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend two or four-year college, university or a vocational program; minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; submit before the 500 application limit is reached
Amount: $25,000 (4 awards)
Nov 24Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Student who has experienced homelessness: staying with other people, in a shelter, in a place not deigned for humans to live, or in substandard housing
Amount: $2500; one-on-one Support; Washington DC Summit
Nov 30
11:59 (CST)
Dr. Juan Andrade Jr Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
Eligibility:
Must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited two or four-year institution in the US and demonstrate a need for financial support; at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry; Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
Amount: $1000 and a complimentery registration to attend the 2024 USHLI National Conference including airfare and lodging (20 awards)
Nov 30*Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
Eligibility: Open to all students; Essay required
Amount: $500
Nov 30*ISL Education Lending Scholarship
Eligibility: Open to all students in grades 9-12; sign up to receive tips on planning and paying for education after high school
Amount: $1000 (45 awards)
Dec 1 apply for admission
Jan 28 deadline
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program (University of Texas at Dallas)
Eligibility: Seniors with records of outstanding academic achievement, outstanding leadership and service, and a commitment to participate in the extracurricular, leadership, and service dimensions of the McDermott Scholars Program; ACT 33 or higher, SAT 1490 or higher; top 5% of class
Amount: Full tuition and mandatory fees, stipends for housing and living, leadership training, and funding for studying abroad and other engagement records of outstanding academic achievement, outstanding leadership and service, and a commit
Dec 1Lamber Goodnow Education Scholarships
Eligibility: Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.8; creative thinker and problem solver; planning to attend a two or four year college or university
Amount: $1000 (3 awards: College-2; Nursing-1)
Dec 1
Ron Brown Scholarship
Eligibility: US Citizen, Black/African-American, high school seniors who excel academically, show leadership potential, participate in community service and demonstrate financial need
Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 a year)
Dec 1University of Arizona — Stamps Scholars Program
Eligibility: University of Arizona applicants who are admitted by December 1 and have a 3.75 or higher unweighted core high school GPA will be invited to apply for the Stamps Scholarship, which will be due on January 17th, 2024
Amount: Covers tuition & fees, room & board, books & supplies, A laptop or tablet (first year only) and additional expenses, an additional $16,000 in enrichment funds over four years
Dec 1Vanderbilt Signature Scholarships (Nashville, Tennessee)
Eligibility: 3 Merit-based scholarships for high school seniors
Amount: Full tuition for 4 years plus summer stipends for study abroad, research or service projects
Dec 3Carthage Presidential Scholarships (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
Eligibility: Merit-based scholarships for high school seniors
Amount: 35 scholarships ranging from $25,000 to full tuition per year
Dec 4*American Legion Oratorical Contest
Eligibility: Constitutional speech contest open to high school students; students must contact local American Legion Posts in Hiawatha or Marion to find out local contest dates
Amount: Ranging from $100 (4-6th place at local area post) – $25,000 (National Grand Prize winner)
Dec 4National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar
Eligibility: Senior who intends to pursue a career in a STEM field, is academically strong and excels in public speaking
Amount: Give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard memorial Dinner Goddard and $15,000 towards tuition for the 2024-25 academic year
Dec 7
3 pm (CST)
AbbVie Immunology Scholarship
Eligibility: Exceptional students diagnosed by a healthcare professional with an inflammatory disease: AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV 
Amount: $5000 scholarship for students pursuing an Associate degree; $15,000 for students pursuing a Bachelor degree
Dec 13
11:59 pm
(CST)
Science Ambassador Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior woman or non-binary student who is passionate about STEM; Student must record herself explaining the STEM topic in a 3-minute video.
Amount: Pays the winner’s undergraduate tuition expenses for up to four years
Dec 15Burger King Scholars
Eligibility: Senior with a 2.0 or higher GPA (unweighted); planning to enroll in a two or four-year college, university or trade school in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. Separate general and employee-based scholarships will be awarded.
Amount: Scholarships range from $1000 (employee-based renewable) to $50,000 for the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® scholarship (highly qualified students demonstrating leadership, work experience, and financial need)
Dec 18
3 pm
(10,000 app. limit)
Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Eligibility: Demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community or work activities; Have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Amount: 100 renewable awards of $5,000 each and up to 100 one-time honorariums of $2,500 each
TBDFoot Locker Scholar Athlete Program
Eligibility: Senior student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Must be currently involved in sports, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and plan to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree.
Amount: Twenty awards of $20,000 each
Dec 20Kelly Law Autism Scholarship
Eligibility: An applicants must (a) be citizens of the United States, (b) diagnosed with autism, (c) desire to further their education beyond the secondary school (high school) level.
Amount: $1000
Dec 31
5:00 pm (PST)
Atlanta Innovative Medicine Annual Scholarship Opportunity
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a US citizen; GPA of 2.5 or higher; proof of enrollment or acceptance documentation at an accredited college, university or accredited community college; 1200 word essay
Amount: $1500
Dec 31*Circledin No Sweat Scholarship(flyer)
Eligibility: Age 13 and up; US resident
Amount: $2500
Dec 31*FIRE Free Speech Essay Scholarship (not available in 2023, reopens in 2024)
Eligibility: Junior or senior student; 700-900 word essay convincing peers that free speech is a better idea than censorship
Amount: $500 – $10,000
Dec 31Nelson Cabinetry’s Interior Design and Architecture Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior student; 500 word statement
Amount: $1500 to use toward expenses
Dec 31Home Depot’s Path to Pro Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the US; focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management
Amount: $2000
Dec 31Jungle Scout’s Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Student must be prepared to study at an accredited university in the US or Canada; submit a 3-minute video of themselves describing their idea for bringing innovation to ecommerce, whter through a new productor or business idea or invention, technical innovation, or research that they plan to pursue in their studies
Amount: $2500 academic scholarship
Dec 31Roger W. Khan Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior student intending to pursue an aerospace or related major at a college or university; minimum GPA of 3.5; demonstrated interest in aerospace through extracurricular actibities; have an AIAA High School Membership (click free)
Amount: $10,000 (four awards)
Dec 31Top Ten List Scholarship
Eligibility: Age 14 or older; In 250 words or less, create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship
Amount: $1500
Dec 31US Air Force ROTC
Eligibility: US Citizen; medical exam; SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26; physical fitness assessment
Amount: Varies – partial to full ride scholarships
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen
**website is not secure so link is not included on district site

January – February deadlines

Jan 1Employment Boost Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior accepted at a two or four year college; GPA of 3.6 or above (unweighted); 500-1000 word essay
Amount: $1000
Jan 1Notre Dame Scholars Program
Eligibility: Senior, outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service. Some require Restrictive Early Action by Nov. 1 or Jan 1 with Regular Decision
Amount: Over 20 merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 up to full cost of attendance over four years, and up to $12,000 enrichment funding for service and leadership projects.
Jan 3Hixon Opportunity Scholarship (Iowa State University)
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend ISU; verify FAFSA by Jan 1; extreme financial need
Amount: Half tuition for four years ($18,000) for 100 students across Iowa
Jan 4Academic Scholarships & Signature Scholars Programs (Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO)
Eligibility:
Top ranges of ACT/SAT, 10% class, application for admission
Amount: Multiple scholarship offering partial to full tuition, plus stipends
Jan 4
3 pm (CST)
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar Program
Eligibility: College-bound seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
Amount: $10,000 renewable for up to three additional years ($40,000 total)
Jan 5*Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish; of Jewish heritage; age 13-19; expecting to enroll in a two or four year technical institution, college, or university; leadership efforts to change the world
Amount: $36,000 (15 awards)
Jan 8Automotive Women’s Allicance Foundation (AWAF) Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior accepted to a college or university; interested in the automotive industy; must maintain a minimum 3.0GPS during a scholarship funded semester
Amount: $36,000 (15 awards)
Jan 9
(Dec 6 – optional recommender deadline)
APIA Scholarship (Asian and Pacific Islander)
Eligibility: US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident; Enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in Fall 2024; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (unweighted); FASFA by early April 2024
Amount: $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards (500 awards given)
Jan 9
postmarked
or emailed
Ron Brown Scholarship
Eligibility: US Citizen, Black/African-American, high school seniors who excel academically, show leadership potential, participate in community service and demonstrate financial need
Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 a year)
Jan 10
3 pm (CST)
American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Applicants must self-identify as a member of a traditionally underrepresented group: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Female (any race or ethnicity); interested in pursuing a certificate or degree in a non-medical STEM or business-related field; minimum grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 a year)
Jan 10
4 pm (CST)
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Minority senior; US citizen; evidence of financial need; record of academic excellence; demonstrated leadership potential and a dedication to community service; plans to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college in the US; have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.
Amount: $30,000 (50 awards)
Jan 15Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Students in their final year of high school who are planning careers in government service; citizen of the US
Amount: $500 – $5000 (31 students); winners must attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2024 to win their scholarship – all expenses will be paid for transportation, food and housing in Pennsylvania for the weekend
Jan 16Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards Program Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior student attending a public high school; Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or approved vocational-technical school Fall 2024; only the first 1000 applications will be accepted
Amount: $10,000 awards in five different categories; 100 Honorable Mention recipients will receive a “Creativity Kit” gift
Jan 19Iowa School Counselor Association High School Senior Scholarship
Eligibility: 12th grade student attending an Iowa High School; 250 word essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career
Amount: $500
Jan 19
Postmarked
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior planning to continue their education at a US college or university; GPA of 3.75 and above; 500 word personal statement; strict adherence to application instructions is necessary for consideration. Submissions should be sent to:
Jason Hancock #75970
238 NW Georgetown Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
If you have any questions, please contact Jason at 515-979-8087 or j.hancock@mchsi.com.
Amount: $1500
Jan 20
3 pm (CST)
Amazon Future Engineer
Eligibility: US Citizen, permanent resident, or employment authorized; pursue a computer science or engineering degree in college; taken computer science or hardware engineering classes in high school or at a college dual program; need for financial assistance; 2.3 cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 scale
Amount: up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year) plus paid summer internships
Jan 26*The Coolidge: A scholarship for America
Eligibility: Juniors only; must intend to enroll in an accredited US college or university in the fall of 2023; show a distinguished academic record with a rigorous course of study; humility and service
Amount: Prestigious, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. To be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Finalists are flown to Plymouth Notch, Vermont for an interview weekend.
Jan 30
postmarked
Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Senior students residing in a community served by Mediacom; accepted at a two- or four- year accredited institution prior to receiving scholarship
Amount: $1000
Jan 30* **Technology Addiction Scholarship (http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship)
Eligibility: Student in grades 9-12; 140-character message about technology addiction; top 10 applications will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Amount: $1000
Jan 31
3:00 pm (CST)
American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: self-identify as a member of at least one of the following traditionally underrepresented groups: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Female (any race or ethnicity). Students must be interested in pursuing a certificate or degree in a non-medical STEM or business-related field
Amount: up to ten $10,000 awards
Jan 31
11:59 pm (PST)
Cancer for College Scholarships
Eligibility: Over 100 scholarships available to cancer survivors; one general application determines the scholarship/s student is eligible for
Amount: Amount Varies
Jan 31
11:59 pm (PST)
The Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior, 3.0 unweighted GPA; Demonstrate a passion for women’s golf and helping the younger generation get involved in the game
Amount: Two awards of $2500, renewable for three additional years ($10,000)
Jan 31DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarships
Eligibility: Over twenty different scholarships available to graduating seniors; 1000 word personal statement and additional documents; other requirements, such as GPA
Amount: Amount varies from $1000 up to $16,000
Jan 31The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Scholarships
Eligibility: Children of current IFBF members who are in good standing with the organization; minimum 2.5 GPA (unweighted), involvement in extra-curricular activities, accepted into an accredited undergraduate or vocational program
Amount: $500 to $10000 (state winner, $2500 renewable for 4 years)
Jan 31National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
Eligibility: Graduating senior; Must be a member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA); addepted by an accredited educational institution leading to an academic degree or skilled trade program
Amount: Scholarships range from $3500 to $48,000
Jan 31Phyllis G Meekins Scholarship
Eligibility: Need-based; senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level.
Amount: $5000
Jan 31
5 pm (CST)
Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Seniors who are dependent children of roofing industry company employees, as well as construction management students or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools. Apply for one of the following scholarship categories: The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship, The Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship, and the Diversity Scholarship.
Amount: $1000 non renewable to $5000 (renewable for three additional years)
Jan 31Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior accepted to a college or university; preference will go to a student intending to study entomology
Amount: $500
Jan 31Strayer-Rairden Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will attend the University of Iowa and declare a major in Physics/Astronomy. The winner must maintain a 3.2 GPA while in college and remain in the declared major.
Amount: $1000 (renewable for three additional years)
Jan 31
11 am (CST)
Union Plus Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who is a dependent child of a current or retired union member; accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued; 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
Amount: $500 – $4000 (over 190 awards)
Feb 1Amazon Future Engineer
Eligibility: Senior planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or another computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or university; students must have taken or be enrolled in AP Computer Science A or AP Computer Science Principles or computer science through a college dual enrollment program
Amount: 100 high school seniors will win $40,000 for college and a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon
Feb 1
postmarked
Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior attending a public high school in Iowa with plans to attend a two- or four-year college program. Masonic connection is not necessary. Select finalists will be asked to interview before a committee. Emphasis on leadership roles in the school and community.
Amount: $5000 (15 awards), $2500 (10 awards)
Feb 1
postmarked
Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship – Grand Lodge of Iowa MCEC
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College
Amount: $2500 (10 awards)
Feb 1Masonry Institute of Iowa Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Students pursuing a program related to the construction, architecture, or engineering field. Must attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in Iowa
Amount: $500
Feb 1Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Open to dependents of an Iowa National Guard Member; graduating senior planning to puruse a two- or four- year degree or certification program
Amount: $500-1000
Feb 2
5 pm (CST)
Veridian Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility: Students must have a Veridian Credit Union account established in their own name and be a member in good standing; will be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in the 2024-25 academic year; Veridian Credit Union staff, directors and their immediate relatives are not eligible.
Amount: $2000
Feb 2
5 pm (CST)
Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship (Iowa Credit Union Foundation)
Eligibility: Senior with an account in good standing at an Iowa Credit Union
Amount: $1000 – $3000 (8 awards)
Feb 3AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship (American Meteorology Society)
Eligibility: Student entering college in the fall of 2024; planning to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement. GPA of 3.0 or above (unweighted)
Amount: $5000 ($2500 each year for freshman and sophomore years)
Feb 5
Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship (ISU – Beta Sigma Psi)
Eligibility: Lutheran gentleman entering ISU in the fall of 2024; scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches
Amount: $2000
Feb 5McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors with at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; US citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA; 3.0 GPA (unweighted); plan to enroll in a two or four-year college or university; FAFSA
Amount: up to $100,000
Feb 7Elks Foundation: Legacy Scholarship
Eligibility: College-bound senior; child or grandchild of a dues paying Elks member; recipients will be required to perform annual service with an Elks lodge during the four years of receiving the scholarship
Amount: $4000
Feb 11Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior planning a career in the newspaper industry, journalism, communication, graphic design, marketing, or public relations
Amount: Range of scholarships awarded
Feb 13McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior student; at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage; minimum 2.8 GPA; Plans to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a full time course of study; legal US resident, citizen, or DREAMER/DACA recipient
Amount: Tier 1 recipients: $100,000: Tier 2 recipients: $20,000 or $10,000; Tier 3 recipients: $5000
Feb 14
3 pm (CST)
Community First Credit Union Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior applicant must be a member of Community First Credit Union
Amount: 22 awards totaling $50,000
Feb 14Dupaco R. W. Hoefer Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who will be entering a 4-year college/university program or a community college/trade school program; 500 word essay OR 150-180 second video
Amount: $2000 (10 awarded for college/university and 10 awarded for community college/trade school)
Feb 15
3 pm (CST)
Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Senior who is a dependent child of a current Alliant Energy customer; plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in Iowa or Wisconsin; plan to study business or STEM field; GPA between 2.5 and 4.0 (unweighted)
Amount: $1000 (25 awards)
Feb 16**Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship (http://www.gordonrich.org/html/apply.html)
Eligibility: Senior students pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree; dependent child of a full-time employee in the financial services industry; minimum GPA of 3.5 (unweighted) and ranked in top 20% of class; financial need
Amount: $12,500 per year (up to $50,000)
Feb 16RMEL Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to pursue an electric industry position certificate (lineman/operations) or a bachelors degree that leads to a career in the electric industry.
Amount: $1000 – $3000
Feb 18Black American Engineering Scholarship
Eligibility: Black American; high school senior; Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding; Pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines
Amount: Up to $10,000 per school year is awarded to recipients to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board. Students can reapply for up to four years
Feb 20Farm Kids for College Scholarship
Eligibility: High school senior; must plan to major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university
Amount: Three winners will receive either $2500, $1500, or $1,000 toward their freshman year in college.
Feb 20Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities and have shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.
Amount: One $10,000 and two $5000 awards
Feb 22Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend a technical school, college or university; completion of online financial literacy tools
Amount: $2,000 college scholarship to 25 Iowa high school students each year. All participants experience two online tools to help them understand ways to reduce borrowing to pay for college and receive emailed tips on planning and paying for college.
Feb 23Iowa Newspaper Scholarships
Eligibility: Seniors planning a career in newspapers; requirements vary
Amount: Amounts vary depending on the scholarship
Feb 24Minority Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship (American Meteorology Society)
Eligibility: Minority student entering college in the fall of 2022; planning to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement. GPA of 3.0 or above (unweighted)
Amount: $6000 ($3000 each year for freshman and sophomore years)
Feb 28BigFuture Scholarship
Eligibility: Complete college planning steps to qualify. Steps to complete this month: explore scholarships, complete the FAFSA, and apply to colleges
Amount: $500 to $40,000
Feb 29GreenState Credit Union Give & Grow Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must be the primary owner of a GreenState account; has been “Giving Back to our Communities” through volunteer hours and contributions to non-profit organizations
Amount: six $1500 awarded (GreenState will also donate $500 to a non-profit organization of the scholarship winner’s choosing)
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen
**website is not secure so link is not included on district site

March-April deadlines

Mar 1Acacia Leadership Scholarship
Eligibility: Male student who will attend Iowa State University in the fall; demonstrated excellence in academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement
Amount: $1000 (20 awards)
Mar 1
American Chemical Society Scholarship
Eligibility: African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian senior with plans to pursue a chemistry related major and career; high achievement in chemistry or science; 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
Amount: $1000 (300 awards)
Mar 1Aureon Scholarship (Iowa Independent Telecommunications Company-ITC)
Eligibility: Senior residing in a home with active phone, internet, or TV from an Iowa ITC; accepted and planning to enroll at an Iowa-based, accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational-technical school; pursuing a STEM–related course of study; minimum 3.33 GPA (unweighted)
Amount: $1000 – $3000 ($10,000 total will be awarded)
Mar 1Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy
Eligibility: Plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year junior or community college; available to both Bank Iowa customers and non-customers; academics, character, leadership, preference to students involved and passionate about about: swimming, biking, running and flying.
Amount: $500
Mar 1Crescent Lodge #25 Local Scholarship
Eligibility: Students pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at all accredited two or four-year college programs; exhibiting potential to be of service to their communities as well as leaders; academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are considered
Amount: $1000 (four awards) May be used for tuition, books, and fees.
Mar 1 Engebretson Foundation
Eligibility: Senior, plans to attend a 4-year college; financial need, 28 and higher on ACT or 1240 and higher on the SAT; 3.75 GPA (unweighted) and/or top 5% of class
Amount: $5000 per college semester to be used for tuition ($40,000 total)
Mar 1Foundation649
Eligibility: Enroll in a US accredited university in Fall 2023 as a Freshman; identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander; Involvement and interest in AAPI communities, issues, or causes; financial need
Amount: $4000 ($1000 for four years)
Mar 1Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend full-time post secondary education at an Iowa ACAC member institution; demonstrate involvement in school, the community, or service to others; special consideration given to students from underrepresented populations, who are first generation, and/or demonstrate financial need.
Amount: $1000
Mar 1Guardian Scholars Foundation
Eligibility: Seniors who have spent time in the foster care system between the ages of 14 and 18; 2.3 GPA (unweighted), FAFSA
Amount: $4000 to bridge the gap after financial aid has been applied; Iowa Partner schools Buena Vista University, Grand View University, Waldorf College and Drake University gift an additional $8000 (students are not restricted to attend a partner college)
Mar 1Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship
Eligibility: Student committed to the pursuit of automotive related studies such as technician training, body shop repair, sales, accounting or business administration; financial need
Amount: $2500 (25 awards)
Mar 1Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior demonstrating Rifle-Air Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun marksmanship competition experience; 3.0 GPA; accepted to a institution of higher learning leading to a diploma or trade certification
Amount: $1000 (2 awards)
Mar 1Iowa United Methodist Foundation (IUMF)
Eligibility: Over 25 scholarships for high school seniors with varying criteria
Amount: $150 – $3500
Mar 1Jim Halihan Character Legacy Scholarship
Eligibility: Community service, volunteering, involvement in religious organizations and schools, and references of good character
Amount: $1,500
Mar 1Linn County REC Scholarships
Eligibility: Seniors who are entering college in the fall of 2022. Applicants are graded in multiple categories and not exclusively on scholastic effort. Three scholarships are available: Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s Degree, and the Powerline Diploma Program at Northwest Iowa Community College
Amount: 4-year degree: $2,000; 2-year degree $1000; Lineman $2000
Mar 1Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Eligibility: Household income must not exceed $100,000; Student must enroll in a four-year college or university; 3.5 or higher GPA, Must work 240 hours each year from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college; must complete the FAFSA and apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
Amount: up to $60,000
Mar 1Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior of a Protestant faith; Iowa resident; will attend the University of Iowa full-time
Amount: $5000
Mar 2
*Gallery Collection Scholarship (Create a greeting card)
Eligibility: Must be 14 years old. Submit photo, artwork or computer graphics.
Amount: $10,000 plus $1000 for the school
Mar 2Iowa Natural Resources Joe Halbur Scholarship
Eligibility: Iowa resident senior interested in pursuing a degree in natural resources; attendance at an in-state college
Amount: $1000 renewable, $150 expenses paid to attend fall conference
Mar 4Iowa Communications Alliance Member Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior accepted into an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school; has a parent or guardian currently employed by or serving as a director of an Iowa Communications Alliance “Voting Member” Company; 3.0 and above unweighted or 4.0 and above weighted GPA; interest in living/working in a rural community following graduation
Amount: $2500 (2 awards)
Mar 4Iowa Elks Association Vocational Grant
Eligibility: Seniors pursuing a vocational (2-year or less only) training/educational program
Amount: $1500 to be used for tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, or books. May reapply second year.
Mar 6Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities: General Program
Eligibility: Attend college/technical school within the state of Iowa; Parent/Grandparent/Legal Guardian must be an employee of an IAMU verified member; 3.0 minimum GPA
Amount: $500 (Multiple awards)
Mar 6Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities: Utilities Focused Program
Eligibility: Attend college/technical school within the state of Iowa; candidates must live in a residence that is a verified customer of an IAMU member; preference will be given to applicants entering a utility related career such as: electric line worker, water treatment or distribution operator, or operator qualified natural gas positions (as examples only).
Amount: $2000 (Multiple awards)
Mar 13Microsoft Women Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior self-identifying as a woman; planning to enroll in full-time in a tech, engineering, math, or computer science related undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school; minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Amount: $5000 (seven awards)
Mar 14Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program
Eligibility: Senior planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at a 4-year accredited university in nine areas of study (see application eligibility); first generation college student; underrepresented; financial need; weighted 3.5 GPA; US citizenship is NOT required
Amount: $5000
Mar 14Pathway to STEM (SEH)
Eligibility: Senior planning to major and pursue a caree in a STEM field; enroll in full-time undergraduate study at one of 25 schools, including in-state options: North Iowa Area Community College and Iowa State University
Amount: $3000 (six awards)
Mar 14
(received at city hall by 3pm)
Robins Civic Club Scholarship
Eligibility: A Linn county graduating senior; resident of Robins for at least one year; 3.4 or high GPA (unweighted); demonstrated ommunity service and citizenship with involvement in work/athletics/extracurricular activities; accepted at an accredited college or university in a program leadeing to an associate degree or higher.
Amount: $1000 (up to three awards)
Mar 15American Legion Auxiliary – Second District, Iowa
Eligibility: Graduating senior must be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or step-relative of a Veteran of United States Military and must plan to enroll in a school in the state of Iowa; student must be a Second District resident (Linn co.)
Amount: $300
Mar 15American Legion Merit Award – Second District, Iowa
Eligibility: Senior student must be a Second District resident (Linn co.) and must attend college in the state of Iowa
Amount: $500 (2 awards)
Mar 15The Barry & Gilda Boyer-Van Meter, Inc Power Your Future Scholarship 
Eligibility: CRCSD seniors interested in the electrical trade
Amount: Covers tools, steel toe boots, outerwear and other applicable apprenticeship fees
Mar 15Beyond the Boroughs National scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors accepted to a four-year college, low-income household, GPA of 2.5 or higher (unweighted), involvement in extracurricular activity or work, and completed SAR (student aid report)
Amount: up to $20,000 (up to $5000 for four years)
Mar 15Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors
Eligibility: Area senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA (unweighted); must have applied and been admitted to an accredited college/university, community college, trade school or school of higher learning in the state of Iowa
Amount: $500. Student may reapply for subsequent awards.
Mar 15Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Scholarship (Theta Chapter)
Eligibility: Senior from the Cedar Rapids/Marion area who will be pursuing a degree in education
Amount: $500
Mar 15First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC)
Eligibility: Outstanding Iowa seniors who advocate for inclusion, fight homophobia, and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
Amount: $3,000; Number of awards varies based on the number and quality of applicants and funds available
Mar 15 *Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Scholarship
Eligibility: High school junior; faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives; exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, GPA of 2.0 or higher (unweighted) as well as have critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income).
Amount: Award amounts vary depending on scholarship, $2500 to over $50,000
Mar 15Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar
Eligibility: Senior of Hispanic heritage; US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA; Minimum GPA of 3.0; plans to enroll full-time in accredited 4-year institution; FAFSA
Amount: $500 – $5000 (10,000 student scholars) plus mentorship, support services, internships, and summits
Mar 15Shell Oil Complany Technical Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll full-time in one of the following majors (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering) at 16 specified institutions (none in Iowa); be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship; be a member of an underrepresented minority group; Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native
Amount: $2500 ( 20 awards)
Mar 15The UCT Heaston Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior who demonstrates: Evidence of hard work to overcome obstacles, Academic success and extracurricular success in high school, and Commitment to community service – scholarship is NOT need based
Amount: $3000 – $6000 per year for four years
Mar 27
12pm – noon
(EST)
TMCF Bridging the Dream Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors planning to be enrolled at two or four year accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program during the 2022-2023 academic year; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (unweighted); be Pell-Grant eligible, be a diverse candidate or be from an underserved community.
Amount: Up to $10,000 (25 awards)
Mar 29*ISL Lending Scholarship
Eligibility: Freshman through seniors are eligible; complete registration and answer three questions
Amount: $1,000 college scholarship to 45 Iowa high school students each year
TBD
(5:00 pm CST)
Aegon Asset Management Scholarship (unsure if being offered this year)
Eligibility: Senior students from historically underrepresented groups (including students identifying as female) interested in the financial services industry, especially within asset management. Students must commit to a four-year degree program.
Amount: $2000 (five awards)
Mar 30
7:00 pm
dropped off or postmarked
Marion American Legion post 298 Educational Trust
Eligibility: Graduating senior must be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or step-relative of a living veteran of the United States Armed Forces; must be pursuing education beyond the high school level, including a 2 or 4 year college, trade, or technical
Amount: $2000
Mar 30
7:00 pm
dropped off or postmarked
Marion American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 Merit Award
Eligibility: Graduating senior must be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or step-relative of a member of the Marion American Legion Post 298 or the Marion American Legion Auxiliary; must be pursuing education beyond the high school level, including a 2 or 4 year college, trade, technical, or professional training
Amount: $1000 (2 awards)
Mar 31CBC Spouses Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree in the visual arts full-time at an accredited college or university; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale; exhibit leadership and be active in community; must identify as Black or African-American
Amount: $5000 (10 awards for performing arts and 10 awards for visual arts)
Mar 31Folds of Honor Scholarship
Eligibility: Be a family member of US military personnel or a military veteran, planning to enroll in a program of study at an accredited college or university.
Amount: Up to $5000 (100 awards)
Mar 31Home Builders Association (HBA) Iowa
Eligibility: Student pursuing a career in the home building industry or related trade
Amount: up to $1000
Mar 31Home Depot’s Path to Pro Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the US; focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management
Amount: $2000
Mar 31Iowa Golf Association Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Herman Sani: College-bound Iowa high school senior; Ann Griffel: Iowa high school senior girl with plans to attend an Iowa college, university, or trade school
Amount: Herman Sani $8000 ($2000 for four years); Ann Griffel $2000
Mar 31Karon Brown Award (Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union)
Eligibility: Senior applicants must have participated in at least one IGHSAU sanctioned sport in high school; excellence in the classroom; 3.0 GPA or higher; loyalty, perseverance, character, and passion for a career serving female athletes; must plan on a degree in a sports-related field (athletic administration, coaching, sport management, athletic training, event operations, marketing, media relations, sports journalism, etc.)
Amount: $2500
Mar 31Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs
Eligibility: Senior entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career on a full-time basis; 2.5 GPA for trade, community, or technical colleges or 3.0 GPA for universities.
Amount: Up to $2500 per semester
Mar 31
5:00 pm
Septagon Construction Academic Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior with demonstrated leadership and service; pursuing a professional construction-related degree
Amount: $500
Mar 31SFM Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work related accident during employment with a Minnesota- or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits exclusive to work related injuries; plans to puruse a two or four-year program; GPA, work schedule, and community involvement are considered; financial need
Amount: up to $15,000 (renewable annually if C average and full-time enrollment is maintained in college)
Mar 31
5:00 pm CST
Society of Women Engineers – ABET Incoming freshman
Eligibility: Only candidates who identify as a woman; must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.
Amount: $1000 – $20,000 (330 awards)
Mar 31University of the Automotive Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school
Amount: $10,000 (80 awards)
Apr 1Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship program
Eligibility: Childhood cancer survivor diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a highgrade or anaplastic brain tumor; Attending an accredited post-secondary school in the fall of 2022; 2.5 minimum GPA (unweighted)
Amount: $3500
Apr 1Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Junior or senior athletes who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc)
Amount: $1000 (awarded to one male and one female)
Apr 1Chief Petty Officer Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning, including post-secondary vocational institutions; must be a dependent child (natural or adopted) or step-child of a US Navy Active Duty, Retired, Honorably Discharged, Reserve or deceased Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy
Amount: 2 awards at $5000; 20-50 awards at $2000
Apr 1
5:00 pm
(CST)
CRCSF: Canadace Lynch “Future Ready Leader” Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior must be a graduate of Harrison or Johnson elementary schools who is pursuing any post-secondary program, including 2- or 4-year academic, military, or trade. Priority to student eligible for free or reduced lunch. Applicant should write a brief essay (500 words or less) about personal resilience or overcoming an academic or personal challenge during their K-12 school years. Essays should be sent to CRCSF [kswanson@crschools.us]
Amount: $500
Apr 1Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Involved in movements for progressive social change; enrolled in a degree, trade or training program; have financial need
Amount: up to $15,000 per year
Apr 1Foundations for Fraternal Excellence Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior; identify as a male; excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement; enroll in a four-year undergraduate degree program
Amount: $1000 (75 awards)
Apr 1*Hoover Uncommon Student
Eligibility: High school junior or sophomore graduating in 2024; Presentation of student project in June is required to receive award; Projects must demonstrate the values that Herbert Hoover exemplified in his life of public service.
Amount: 15 finalist awards of $1500, 4 scholarships of an additional $10,000
Apr 1Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Eligibility: Admitted to an engineering or computer science program at a 4-year college or university; 2.5 GPA (unweighted)
Amount: Up to $40,000 ($10,000 for four years) 200 scholarships awarded; optional paid summer internships at Lockheed Martin
Apr 1Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Scholarships
Eligibility: Range of criteria depending on scholarship applied for. Awards available to students going in to education and those going in to other disciplines.
Amount: $100 – $1000
Apr 1Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship (administered by the Cedar Rapids Kernels Foundation)
Eligibility: Local high school senior; played an organized sport in the last two years; great teammate; clear vision of career goal; demonstrate hard work and determination.
Amount: $1000
Apr 1The Optimist Club of Cedar Rapids Youth Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who have been admitted to an accredited community college, trade school, school of higher learning, college or university; minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (unweighted); financial need, community involvement, academic plans, and goals. Return applications to your counselor or school scholarship coordinator.
Amount: $750
Apr 1Palo Communications Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior who lives in the Palo Communication service exchange and who’s parent or guardian subscribes to service(s); any student pursuing a post secondary education
Amount: $500 (two awards)
Apr 1Water Ski Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Planning to attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college or university as a full-time student; academic achievement; school and community activities; contributions to the sport as a skier, rider, barefooter, volunteer or official at tournaments.
Amount: $1000 – $10,000 (27 awards)
Apr 2Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship (ISU – Beta Sigma Psi)
Eligibility: Lutheran gentleman entering ISU in the fall of 2023; scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches
Amount: $2000
Apr 5
3:00 pm (CST)
Athene USA Game Changer Scholars Program
Eligibility: Senior; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college/university located in the state of Iowa for the entire upcoming academic year; minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
Amount: Multiple awards of $2000 (renewable, each year the award increases by $1000)
Apr 7National Help America Hear Scholarship
Eligibility: seniors who have a hearing loss, requiring the use of hearing aid(s) in their daily life.
Amount: $2000 and two state-of-the-art hearing aids (five awards)
Apr 12ESA Youth Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who are children of first responders; a commitment to excellence; inspired by the work their parent(s) do in the community
Amount: $1000 to $12000 (20 awards)
Apr 12NLHA Education Fund Scholarships
Eligibility: Residents of privately owned federally assisted low income housing properties (Section 8, low income housing tax credits, etc.) or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need.
Amount: $3500 (4 awards)
Apr 13National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarships – Allegra Ford Thomas
Eligibility: Graduating senior who will enroll in a two-year community college, vocational or technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall; must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.
Amount: $5000 ($2500 for two years)
Apr 13National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarships – Anne Ford
Eligibility: Graduating senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.
Amount: $10,000 ($2500 for four years)
Apr 15Collins Aerospace Scholarship
Eligibility: student planning to enroll in an engineering, aviation or science curriculum at an accredited instiution of higher education; child or grandchild of a member of the sea services – to include the US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Cost Guard, and the US Flag Merchant Marine
Amount: $2500
Apr 15*Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Eligibility: Between the age of 8 and 18; currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the psat 12 months; working as an individual to lead their service work
Amount: $10,000 (25 awards)
Apr 15Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Top 3% of class ranking and standardized test scores; planning to enroll in a petroleum engineering program; become an SPE major once eligible
Amount: $20000 ($5000 per year)
Apr 15
3:00 pm (CST)
Headway’s Scholarship for Booklovers
Eligibility: Student in their final year of high school; minimum 3.0 GPA; will enroll in full-time undergraduate study; essay or video
Amount: $1000
Apr 15Hiawatha American Legion Post 735 Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior from a local high school; child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or step-relative of a veteran; minimum 2.5 GPA
Amount: $500
Apr 15St. Paul Foundation: Leola Z Clark Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who reside in the Wellington Heights neighborhood; annual family income cannot exceed $47,750
Amount: Three awards of $2,800 (dispersed over four years upon satisfactory academic progress)
Apr 19
4:00 pm
online, emailed, or mailed
Tanager Place: Bridge to the Future
Eligibility: Tanager client for a minimum of six months within the last two calendar years; demonstrate financial need (FAFSA score); enroll in an institution as a full-time students
Amount: $70,000 to be distributed to amongst award recipients
Apr 26Veridian ArtShare Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must have a Veridian account established in their own name and be a member in good standing; plans to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in the arts (art education, art history, ceramics, design, graphic design, jewelry and metal arts, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture).
Amount: $2000
Apr 30Matt Bertell Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Attend furthering educational schooling during fall of graduation year at an accredited institution;
Preferences (not requirements): students who bowled competitively in high school; plan to bowl competitively in college (collegiate, either club or sanctioned); plan to attend the University of Iowa; have diagnoses of, and/or experience social difficulty or similar challenges.
Amount: $1000 or two $500 awards
Apr 30Sara Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior with plans to pursue a college degree; academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need, and active engagement with the sport of golf – skill is not a criterion.
Amount: 12 awards up to $8000 ($2000 per year renewable)
April 30*Think for Yourself Scholarship
Eligibility: Age 15 or older; plans to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program by 2026; 600-800 word essay (five topic choices)
Amount: One $5000 award; three $1000 awards
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen
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