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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*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 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 2
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior of the Protestant faith; Iowa resident; will attend the Univeristy of Iowa full-time
Amount: $5000
May 13The Balanced Man Scholarship (presented by the 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
May 18B.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 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)
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 2022
Amount: $15,000 (650 awards)
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
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
June 1Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
Eligibility: Student who is currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School
Amount: $1500 – $3000
June 1Septagon Construction Academic Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior with demonstrated leadership and service; pursuing a professional construction-related degree
Amount: $500
June 15Community Leadership Scholarship
Eligibility: College-bound community leaders whol embody the qualities of leadership and deep-rooted interest in community involvement and improvement.
Amount: $1000
June 20 Greek
June 24Navigate Your Future Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning a career in the general aviation field; accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or univeristy
Amount: $2500
June 30Catherine McAuley Scholarship
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 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)
June 30Women in Trades Scholarship
Eligibility: Identify as a woman; enter a full-time post-secondary trade program in the fall;
Amount: $3000 (5 awards)
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen

July – August deadlines

July 1AGMA 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 1
Bookoo Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior who will attend an accredited college or university in the fall; completed essay application
Amount: $1000
July 31New 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: $10000
July 31Strong Work Ethic Scholarship
Eligibility: Enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2022 Fall semester; minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted) and be in good overall academic standing; strong work ethic essay
Amount: $1000
July 31Thomas 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 31Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
Eligibility: Attend college no later than January of 2023; GPA of 3.0 or greater during last academic year; essay
Amount: $500

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 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

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*Circledin No Sweat Scholarship(flyer)
Eligibility: Age 13 and up; US resident
Amount: $2500
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 1Hixon Opportunity Scholarship (Iowa State University)
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend ISU; verify FAFSA by Jan 1; financial need
Amount: Half tuition for four years ($18,000) for one student from each county
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 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* **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 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 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)
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
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 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 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 4AMS Minority 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 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 6Veridian 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 2022-23 academic year; Veridian Credit Union staff, directors and their immediate relatives are not eligible.
Amount: $2000
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 10The 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)
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 16**Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship (
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 or higher (unweighted) and ranked in top 20% of class; financial need
Amount: $12,500 per year (up to $50,000)
Feb 17Alliant 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 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 24Dupaco 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 25RMEL 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 28
5 pm (CST)
Aegon Asset Management Scholarship
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)
Feb 28GreenState 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 $1,500 to a non-profit organization of the scholarship winner’s choosing)
Feb 28Masonry 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 28
12 pm – 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)
* 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: Up to $1500
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 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 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 United Methodist Foundation (IUMF)
Eligibility: Over 25 scholarships for high school seniors with varying criteria
Amount: $150 – $3500
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 1Mark Earl & Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship
Eligibility:Seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College
Amount: $2500 (approximately 10 awards)
Mar 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.
Amount: $500
Mar 1Playtime Poppy Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior at a Cedar Rapids Community School District high school; GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first 3 ½ years of high school; planning to attend college full time during the 2022 – 2023 school year; participated in at least one school play during high school as either a performer or as technical crew; attend school’s drama banquet night (Children of current Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre board members are ineligible to apply)
Amount: $1000
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 4The 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 4
(11:59 CST)
**The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) (
Eligibility: High-achieving minority student; demonstrate strong academic performance and community service; need for financial aid.
Amount: Six specific scholarships; amount varies
Mar 7 3:00 pm (CST)Amcor Technical School Scholarship
Eligibility: Iowa senior; must be pursuing a certificate* or associate’s degree in an industrial skilled trade (mechanical, electronics or automation, for example); have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted); and must plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
Amount: $2500 (20 scholarships)
Mar 7Iowa 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 11
4 pm
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
Eligibility: Iowa High School Senior
Amount: $2000 (25)
Mar 15American Legion Auxiliary – Second District, Iowa
Eligibility: Senior student must be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or step-relative of a Veteran of United States Military and must plan to be enrolled in a school in the state of Iowa
Amount: $300
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 15Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior 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*Hoover Uncommon Student
Eligibility: High school junior or sophomore graduating in 2023; 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
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 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.
Mar 18Gems of Hope
Senior who has been directly impacted by cancer; financial need
Amount: $1500 to be used for tuition, books, or fees
Mar 25Bank 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 31Beyond 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
Mar 31Home Builders Association (HBA) Iowa
Eligibility: Student pursuing a career in the home building industry or related trade
Amount: up to $1000
Mar 31Jim Hallihan Character Legacy Scholarship
Eligibility: Community service, volunteering, involvement in religious organizations and schools, and references of good character
Amount: $1,000-$2,500 per recipient
Mar 31Palo Communications Scholarships
Eligibility: Senior student residing in a home that is receiving telecommunications/broadband service from Palo Communications; minimum of a 2.0 GPA (unweighted); expressed interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation; accepted or to be enrolled in a two or four-year college/university or vocational school
Amount: Telecommunications/Networking/Data Communications $500; Administrative Office Management/Accounting $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: $1000 – $10,000 (renewable annually if C average and full-time enrollment is maintained in college)
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 – $500
Apr 1
11:59 pm (CST)
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
Apr 4Brian 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 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: $2000 (20 awards)
Apr 8Nick 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 11
4 pm
Bridge to the Future Tanager Place Scholarships
Eligibility: Tanager Place client for a minimum of six months within the last two calendar years; demonstrate financial need; be admitted as a full-time student to an accredited, in-state, post-secondary educational institution
Amount: Based on financial need, hardship, tuition cost
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 29
5 pm
Aegon Asset Management Scholarship (deadline extended)
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
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
April 30*Think for Yourself Scholarship
Eligibility: Age 15 or older; plans to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program by 2026; 500-800 word essay (five topic choices)
Amount: One $5000 award; three $1000 awards
Apr 30Veridian 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
* designates scholarships available for underclassmen
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