Audra Alexander Scholarship
The Tawasi Federated Women’s Club sponsors the Audra Alexander Scholarship for African and African American students. Applicants must plan to enroll at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Applicants must also be a resident of the greater Des Moines metropolitan area. To learn more and receive an application for the Audra Alexander Scholarship, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office.
Due date: May 31, 2023
Minnie Jones Tawasi Scholarship
The Tawasi Federated Women’s Club sponsors the Minnie Jones Tawasi Scholarship for African and African American high school seniors who plan to enroll at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. These renewable scholarships range in amount from $250-$500 and will be issued directly to the recipients. Applicants must be a resident of the greater Des Moines metropolitan area. Applicants must also possess a C average or better while in high school and provide an official high school transcript for verification. To learn more and receive an application for the Minnie Jones Tawasi Scholarship, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office.
Due date: May 31, 2023
Jake Vanderslice Balanced Gentleman Scholarship
The Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity will award one $1,000 scholarship to a male Christian high school senior who will attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2023. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and display at least one extracurricular activity, part-time job, or volunteer activity. Scholarship applicants are not obligated to become Beta Sigma Psi fraternity members upon attending the Iowa State campus. To learn more and apply, visit the Jake Vanderslice Scholarship site.
Due date: July 2, 2023
Code Galaxy Scholarship
Code Galaxy sponsors a renewable $500 scholarship for high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a STEM field. Applicants must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Visit the Code Galaxy Scholarship site to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and to complete the application.
Due date: July 10, 2023
SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship
SigEp sponsors Balanced Man Scholarships at Loras College, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. Balanced Man Scholarship applicants must be male high school seniors planning to enroll full-time at one of these colleges that supports the SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship. Scholarship deadlines vary by college/university so check with Loras College, the University of Iowa, or Iowa State University for their respective deadlines. Applicants are not required to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for a scholarship. Applicants can learn more and apply online by visiting the SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship site.
Due date: Varies by college.
Journey to Excellence Scholarship
The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at the University of Iowa sponsors the Journey to Excellence Scholarship program for male high school seniors.The Journey to Excellence Scholarship program includes three scholarships ranging in value from $1500 to $500. The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity boasts the highest GPA at the University of Iowa and governs themselves with four core values: truth, courage, faith, and power. Male high school seniors who plan to enroll at the University of Iowa are encouraged to fill out the Journey to Excellence Scholarship application form. Scholarship applicants are not required to join the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. To learn more about the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Journey to Excellence Scholarship, visit the Delta Tau Delta site.
Due date: No deadline at this time
Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship
The Mike Rowe Works Foundation sponsors the Work Ethic Scholarship for those individuals who display a strong work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.The Work Ethic Scholarship program does not consider test scores or grades when selecting scholarship recipients. Applicants must plan to or be enrolled in an approved trades program. (Please see scholarship website for the complete list of qualifying trades.) Applicants will also have to submit a short video, an essay, an official high school transcript, financial information, two references/recommendations, and a few other pieces of information. Visit the Mike Rowe Works Foundation Worth Ethic Scholarship site for further information and application details.
WikiLawn Grass for Class Scholarship
The WikiLawn Grass for Class Scholarship seeks entrepreneurial high school seniors and college students who own and operate a lawn care service while attending school. WikiLawn will offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must display a passionate entrepreneurial spirit and plan to pursue any major at a two-year, four-year, or graduate level college program. Applicants must submit a transcript, a resume, and a 500-700 word essay. To learn more and apply, visit the WikiLawn Grass for Class Scholarship.
Due date: Fall semester deadline is May 1 – August 20. Spring semester deadline is August 31 – December 31.
The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is open to all high school students in grades 9-12. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship hopes to bring awareness and create solutions to issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide, and childhood depression in the age of technology. Multiple scholarships are available ranging in amounts from $500-$1,000. Applicants must submit an essay response to one of the prompts given. To learn more and submit an application, visit the KidGuard for Education Scholarship site.
Due date: Ongoing annual contest. Essay responses due every October 31st at 11:59 PM (Pacific time)
RoverPass Outdoor Entrepreneurship Scholarship
RoverPass seeks high school seniors with a passion for the outdoors. The Outdoor Entrepreneurship Scholarship seeks applicants who have a sense of adventure and an entrepreneurial spirit. Applicants have the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 to fund their outdoor entrepreneurial ideas. Applicants should be passionate and ambitious. They are also encouraged to be a part of an outdoor organization or plan to start their own business upon graduation. Applicants must send an update resume, an official high school transcript, and their 500-700 word essay response to RoverPass to be considered for this scholarship. Visit the RoverPass Outdoor Entrepreneurship Scholarship site to learn more and apply.
Due date: Fall application period: May 1-August 20. Spring application period: August 31-December 31
The Redfin Real Estate Brokerage offers a $2,500 scholarship to high school seniors. Applicants must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and be willing to write a 300-500 word essay in response to this question: “The place (or places) where we are raised often have a profound effect on who we become as adults. What effect has the community that you were raised in had on who you are today?” To learn more and apply for the Redfin Scholarship, check out the Redfin Scholarship site.
Due date: Spring application period: November 1-January 31 | Fall application period: May 1-July 31
Press Cleaners Scholarship
Press Cleaners is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs. Press Cleaners seeks applicants willing to write a 500-800 word essay about a proposed business idea and what problem that business intends to solve. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, visit the Press Cleaners Scholarship site.
Due date: Varies by semester. See scholarship site for details.
Iowa FFA Scholarships
The Iowa FFA Association has provided a list of scholarship opportunities for FFA members. Check out the Iowa FFA Association website to learn more and apply for these various scholarship opportunities.
Due dates: Varies by scholarship
Scholarships for Military Children
The federal government provides financial assistance through grants, loans, student aid, and scholarships for the children of military personnel. If you are interested in learning more about the financial assistance available to the children of military parents, please visit the Military One Source site for further information.
Due dates vary by scholarship opportunity.
Varsity Tutors’ Monthly $1,000 Scholarship Contest
Varsity Tutors hosts a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month. One winner is then chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. To learn more about this monthly scholarship contest, visit the Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest.
Due date: Monthly essay contest open from the 1st of the month until the 15th of the month
The Weird Scholarships website connects high school students with a variety of unique and interesting scholarship opportunities. Check out the Weird Scholarships site to search and apply for scholarships that fit you!
Due date: Check individual scholarship for due date