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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!

November – December deadlines

Nov 1**Eminence Fellows Program & Scholarship (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 $3,000 accessible after the first year of successful study.
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 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
Wells Scholars Program (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Eligibility: Nomination process; 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.
Amount: Full cost of attendance for four years. Includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, meal plan, study abroad and summer grant funding
Nov 15
11:59 pm (PT)
ELKS Foundation: Most Valuable Student
High School Senior who will be pursuing a 4-year degree. Male and female students compete separately
Amount: $4000 – $50,000. 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 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 30*Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
Eligibility: Open to all students; Essay required
Amount: $500
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 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
by 5th, TBD
*American Legion Oratorical Contest
Eligibility: Constitutional speech contest open to high school students
Amount: Ranging from $100 (4-6th place at local area post) – $25,000 (National Grand Prize winner)
Dec 5*Steven J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
Eligibility: Students who are working to end hunger in their communities.
Amount: $5000 scholarship for college and a $5000 grant to give to the hunger-related charity of their choice
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
Science Ambassador Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior woman 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 McLamore Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior with a 2.5 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 17
3 pm
(10,000 app. limit)
Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk
Amount: 100 renewable awards of $5,000 each and up to 100 one-time honorariums of $2,500 each
Dec 17
11:59 pm
Foot 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 31*FIRE Free Speech Essay Scholarship
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 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
* 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 4Academic Scholarships & Signature Scholars Programs (Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO)
Top ranges of ACT/SAT, 10% class, application for admission
Amount: Multiple scholarship offering partial to full tuition, plus stipends
Jan 6GE-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 7*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
Amount: $36,000 (15 awards)
Jan 9
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 13US 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
Jan 19*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* **Technology Addiction 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 31DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarships
Eligibility: Five different scholarships available to graduating seniors;1000 word personal statement and additional documents; other requirements, such as GPA, vary between scholarships
Amount: Amount Varies – up to full tuition & full room and board/expenses
Jan 31Dinah Shore Scholarship
Eligibility: Female high school senior who enjoys the game of golf and is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf.
Amount: $5000
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
Feb 1
Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarship (Click on Masonic Scholarship Application 2022)
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: Scholarship awards will vary based on investment income. Scholarships may be used for school related expense such as tuition, fees, and books.
Feb 4AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship (American Meteorology Society)
Eligibility: 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: $5000 ($2500 each year for freshman and sophomore years)
Feb 4
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 5
**Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships (
Eligibility: Gentleman entering Iowa State University in the fall: scholastic achievement and active participation in community and church;
Amount: $1000 (one ward) – $2000 (three awards)
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 14
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Seniors of Hispanic heritage; US citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA; 3.0 GPA (unweighted); plan to enroll in a four-year college or university; FAFSA
Amount: Scholarship dollar amounts vary; Scholars receive career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
Feb 15
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
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 25?
Opens Jan 5
Dupaco R. W. Hoefer Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors who will be entering a 4-year college/university program or a community college/trade school program
Amount: $2000 (10 awarded for college/university and 10 awarded for community college/trade school)
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen
**website is not secure so link is not included on district site

March-April deadlines

Mar 1American 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 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 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 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 8?
Iowa Elks Association Vocational Grant (link to come)
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
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 15?
Brightstar Systems Future Technologies Scholarship
Eligibility: Acceptance at an accredited college or university; interest in technology
Amount: $1000 award for tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, or books
Mar 15Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will be pursuing a degree in education
Amount: $500
Mar 18 Cedar 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.
Iowa 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
Gems of Hope
Senior impacted by cancer, personally or an immediate family member
Amount: $1500 to be used for tuition, books, or fees
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

May – June deadlines

May 1*Annual Visionary Scholarship
Eligibility: Students in the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 must register for a packet; 500 word essay
Amount: $1000 – $5000 multiple awards
May 1 Cadets of St. George, FCSLA Scholarship
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 awarded after class schedule for second semester of college is received (by January 15, 2023)
May 1
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior of the Protestant faith; Iowa resident; will attend the Univeristy of Iowa full-time
Amount: $5000
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 27
Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship
Senior individual or sibling directly affected by cancer before age 18; living, diagnosed, or treated in the state of Iowa; plan to attend a two- or four-year institution.
Amount: $500 or $1000 (eligible once per calendar year for four years)
June 1Disaster Relief Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Students who have experienced a natural disaster or insurance dispute; 500-1000 word essay; accepted at a college or university
Amount: $10,000
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

July – August deadlines

July 1
emailed or mailed application
Bookoo Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will attend an accredited college or university in the fall; completed esay application
Amount: $1000

September – October deadlines

Sept 10
12 pm (noon, PT)
Cameron Impact Scholarship
Eligibility: Seniors with a strong academic and volunteering record, 3.7 GPA or higher (unweighted)
Amount: Covers full tuition, fees, and books (does not cover Room & Board) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution
Sept 15
5 pm (PT)
Gates Scholarship
Eligibility: Outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households with a 3.3 GPA or higher (unweighted)
Amount: Covers full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution
Sept 28Questbridge 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 30Jack 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.
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 8AES Engineering Scholarship
Eligibility: Essay; awarded on the basis of character
Amount: $500
Oct 8Levine Scholars Program (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)
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 15Park Scholarship (North Carolina State University)
Outstanding students must be endorsed by your Cedar Rapids high school by October 15th. Contact your school counselor
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 $208,000
Oct 15Foundation Fellowship (University of Georgia)
Students who meet a very high academic threshold. Submit early action first-year admission by October 15th, Foundation Fellowship application by November 1st.
Amount: $20,900 (plus a Presidential waiver, worth $19,040 per year) Fellows also receive individual travel-study grants ($9000), spring group travel-study (one domestic and two international trips, $9900), research and academic conference grants ($1750), and a post-first-year study abroad program at Oxford University ($8500).
Oct 15Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Eligibility: Student interested in pursuing a career in aerospace
Amount: $4000
Oct 19Heisman 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 31
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
Oct 31
* VFW Voice of Democracy
Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12. Record and submit an audio-essay on the 2021-22 patriotic theme: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
Amount: State winners receive 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 $30,000 scholarship.
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen