Scholarships

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

IOWA 4-H SCHOLARSHIPS

Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they
meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or
major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.)
Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  February 1, 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

NEW CENTURY FS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be a dependent of a New Century FS customer/member/employee
and be an active member in local agriculture groups (FFA, 4H, etc.)
Minimum 2.5 GPA.
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

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants will be direct descendants of veterans who served in the
Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American
Legion (see application for exact dates).  Must have completed
50 documented hours of community service during high school.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE

Applicant must be sponsored by a current NTCA – The Rural
Broadband Association member and express an interest in
returning to a rural community following graduation.
Minimum GPA:  2.0
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

  INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant’s parent/guardian must be an active patron of IAS, having
done business with them in the past year.  Student must be planning
to major in an agricultural field of study.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

IOWA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION

Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related
studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair,
diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting or business administration.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

IOWA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be the son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member.
Must be enrolling in an agriculture or agri-business field of study.
Applications available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

BENTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a Benton County Farm Bureau
member.  The applicant DOES NOT need to be enrolling in an
ag-related field.  Uses the same application as the above scholarship.
Applications available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

ICAN OUTSTANDING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is designed to recognize students who have worked
to prepare for their post-high school endeavors through career and
college readiness programs with both their school counselor and the
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN).
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 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

MATTHEW SHEPARD SCHOLARSHIP

Available to students who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender or queer and demonstrate LGBTQ activism and
community service, portraying high ethical standards.
Minimum GPA: 3.0; ACT: 22
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

MASONRY INSTITUTE OF IOWA
CHARLES NICOLAY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must plan to enroll in a program related to masonry,
construction, engineering and/or architecture.
Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

EAST-CENTRAL IOWA RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

Parent/Guardian must be an ECI REC member.
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 7, 2018

COVENANT-SARTORI FRIEND’S SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must reside in a county served by Covenant-Sartori
(includes Benton County) and plan to pursue a career in a health-
related program.  Minimum GPA:  3.0
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 8, 2018

FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST CLUB

Available to seniors who have demonstrated leadership in efforts to
increase education and understanding of LGBT issues and
reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

SFM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

For students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in a
workplace accident.
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  March 31 2018

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS OF IOWA SCHOLARSHIPS

Various scholarships available to graduating seniors.
Application available on-line.
Application Deadline:  April 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

BENTON COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be a resident of Benton County OR be a
dependent of a Benton County American Legion member.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  April 7, 2018

LEO H. GRETHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be enrolling as a vocal music major.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2018

IOWA GAMES BRIAN PEARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For Juniors or Seniors who have previously participated in any
Iowa Games events (Summer, Winter, Net Fest or Mud Run).
Applications available in On-line.
Application Deadline:  April 30, 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

 BESTMATTRESSREVIEWS.COM

Applicants will be required to produce a YouTube video and complete a
short questionnaire relating to specific issues regarding sleep.
Minimum 3.0 GPA
More information available on-line.
Application Deadline:  May 19, 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 AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MERIT AWARD

Applicant must be a direct descendant of an American Legion/Auxiliary
or Sons of American Legion member.  Essay required.
Applications available in Guidance Office.
Application Deadline:  June 1, 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

AES SCHOLARSHIP

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000
words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take
for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or
accomplishments will be important on this journey
?

Apply on-line.
Application Deadline:  October 6, 2018

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