Scholarships

HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

This is a need based scholarship for high achieving, rural-based
students who will require financial assistance to attend college.
Minimum GPA 3.50; 23 ACT
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

IOWA WOMEN IN NATURAL RESOURCES SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be planning to attend an Iowa college or university
pursuing a career in a natural resources field.  Must currently be
working on, or planning to work on, a conservation project.
Additional information available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced
by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  December 20, 2017

OPTIMIST ESSAY CONTEST

Submit a 700-800 word essay on the topic of:
“Can Society Function Without Respect?”
Entry Form On-line.
Entry Deadline:  December 20, 2017

ACT STUDENT CHAMPION AWARD

Applicants will be tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge,
and prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.
Minimum ACT 22; GPA 3.0
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  December 31, 2017

CHRISTINA HIXSON OPPORTUNITY AWARD

Available to students who will attend Iowa State University
who have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  January 1, 2018

 BBB STUDENT OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP

Write a 1,000 words or less essay about one specific situation you have
personally faced that required you to demonstrate an understanding
of ethical decision making.  What challenges did you face and what
life lesson did you learn from your experience?
Submit essay to Mr. Tandy by January 10.
He will then select one VS-HS nominee and assist you in
completing the application process by the January 21 deadline.

CLAIM AID STAR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be a special education student who will continue
his/her education at a college or university.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2018

CLAIM AID STAR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be planning to study special education at a college or university.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2018

U OF I STRAYER-RAIRDEN SCHOLARSHIP OF PHYSICS

 The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Department of Physics
and Astronomy as the state’s best qualified applicant who enrolls at the
University of Iowa and declares physics or astronomy as their major.
This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need.
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

GRAND LODGE OF IOWA MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP

The principal criterion is service to school and community with
emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas.  Looking for
students with the greatest potential to be future leaders
in their communities.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

IOWA SOCIETY OF D.A.R.

Applicants must be planning to attend an Iowa college, university
or technical school.  Contact an Iowa D.A.R. chapter for
more information and sponsorship.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

IOWA NEWSPAPER FOUNDATION

Available to students preparing for a career in media.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  February 9, 2018

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF D.A.R.

A variety of scholarships are awarded.  Click here for more information.
Application Deadline:   February 15, 2018

 MEDIACOM WORLD CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must reside in a community serviced by Mediacom (Vinton).
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  February 16, 2018

GRAND LODGE OF IOWA MCEC TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to students who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade
course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

USA COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must receive their local telephone service from USA
Communications with one of the following prefixes:
436, 453, 443 or 842.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018

PEARL HULL FALK SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be of Protestant faith and plan to attend the
University of Iowa.  One recipient will be a member of an Episcopal
Church and one will be a male who shows interest in a banking career.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  May 1, 2018

 B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of
less than 1000 words on the topic below:
“Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.
Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and
how you feel that they are developed in an individual.”
Click here for more information.
Application Deadline:  May 22, 2018

CHILDREN’S CANCER CONNECTION
EMPOWERING SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer
(includes individuals who currently have or have had cancer
before age 18, or a sibling of that individual).
Minimum 2.50 GPA
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  May 25, 2018

IOWA PGA CHARLIE BURKART SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and
activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game,
leadership skills/community involvement, academic/professional
ability and financial need.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  June 15, 2018

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Iowa College Aid

Student Scholarship.org

Bright Scholars of Iowa

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Fastweb

Student-View Scholarship Program

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