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Greater Des Moines Partnership Career Launch Scholarship

The Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsors three $1,000 scholarship opportunities for high school seniors who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is excited to support high school seniors with their post-secondary and career goals. Applicants will need to create a profile at Tallo.com in order to apply for one of the three $1,000 scholarships. High school seniors should create a profile at Tallo.com and then search for the Greater Des Moines Partnership Career Launch within the scholarship section of Tallo.com

Due date: December 9, 2022 

 

Hixson Opportunity Award

The Hixson Opportunity Award is a half-tuition scholarship valued at more than $18,000 to be used over the course of four years at Iowa State University. Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust present the Hixson Opportunity Award for students who display extreme financial need. One hundred high school seniors representing each county in the state of Iowa will be selected for this award. Applicants must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. Applicants must also be residents of Iowa and possess the potential to succeed. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. Applicants must also apply for admission to Iowa State University by the scholarship deadline. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, check out the Hixson Opportunity Award site. 

Due date: January 3, 2023

 

H.S. Ostlin Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors who plan to attend Iowa State University are encouraged to apply for the H.S. Ostlin Memorial Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman to Iowa State University. Applicants must complete the online scholarship application, file a 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and be offered admission to Iowa State University by January 3, 2023. Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and the applicant’s interest in pursuing an engineering career. The scholarship is worth $1,000 and is renewable for three additional years. Please visit the Iowa State University OneApp scholarship website for more information and access to the online application. 

Due date: January 10, 2023

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation seeks senior minority high school students to apply for their scholarship program. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year university within the United States. Applicants must show leadership potential and participate in community service. Visit the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship site to learn more and apply. 

Due date: January 11, 2023

 

The Star Student Scholarship of Iowa

The Star Student Scholarship of Iowa seeks senior applicants who have received special education services while in high school. Applicants must plan to continue their education at a college or university after graduation. This one-time $2,000 award seeks special education students who have goals and aspirations for educational and personal success. To learn more and apply, visit the Star Student Scholarship of Iowa website

Due date: January 13, 2023

 

The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa

The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa seeks high school seniors who plan to study education at a college or university upon graduation. This one-time $2,000 award seeks graduating seniors who wish to earn a degree specifically in special education. To learn more and apply, visit the Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa website

Due date: January 16, 2023

 

Des Moines Women’s Club Scholarships

The Des Moines Women’s Club offers twenty-five (25) scholarship opportunities to high school seniors who are full-time students and residents of Polk County. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship per year. The scholarships offered by the Des Moines Women’s Club are in the areas of art; theater arts; vocal music; instrumental music; literature; music, dance, and/or performing arts; education (elementary, music, and education in general); science, technology, engineering, and/or math; health-related career areas; and many other career related interests. To learn more about this expansive scholarship program, visit the Des Moines Women’s Club Scholarship website

Due date: January 27, 2023

 

Masonic Scholarship

The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. awards scholarships to high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited two- or four-year institution. The scholarships may be used for school related expenses, such as tuition, fees, and/or books. Applicants do not need to have a Masonic connection. The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. seeks applicants who display school and community involvement as well as leadership positions within these areas. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial aid will also be considered. To learn more and apply for this scholarship opportunity, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office to obtain a paper application or visit the Masonic Scholarship site for a PDF version

Due date: February 1, 2023

 

Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship

The alumni of Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity will award three $2,000 scholarships to male Lutheran high school seniors who will attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2023. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their scholastic achievement and participation in their communities and churches. 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 Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship site

Due date: February 5, 2023

 

DEWALT Trades Scholarship

Stanley Black & Decker sponsors the DEWALT Trades Scholarship to support high school seniors enrolling at a two-year college or trade-vocational school in pursuit of a degree/certificate in an industry supported by the Stanley Black & Decker Trade Goals. Applicants must plan to enroll full-time in at a two-year college or trade-vocational school and have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also pursue a degree/certificate in one of the following areas: construction, industrial, motor/power sector, mechanics, and/or technology. For additional information, access to the application, and a complete list of the trade fields eligible for the DEWALT Trades Scholarship, visit the DEWALT Trades Scholarship website. Please note that only the first 1,000 applications submitted will be considered for the scholarship. 

Due date: February 8, 2023

 

MII Foundation Scholarship

The Masonry Institute of Iowa proudly sponsors a $500 scholarship to high school seniors interested in pursuing a college education in the areas of construction, architecture, masonry and/or an engineering field. Scholarship applicants must attend a trade school or four-year college in the state of Iowa and pursue a program of study related to construction, architecture, engineering, and/or a masonry field. Applicants should include their high school transcript, current resume, the completed electronic application, and two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be from a community leader and the other should be from a teacher. To learn more and apply, visit the MII Foundation Scholarship website

Due date: February 21, 2023

 

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education offers twenty-five $2,500 scholarships during the spring of 2023. Applicants must plan to pursue automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. Applicants must write a paragraph detailing their career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, school counselor, or co-worker. Applicants must also submit an unofficial high school transcript. A copy of page 1 of the applicant’s Electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) form from the FAFSA must also be submitted. Preference will be given to candidates who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. To learn more and apply, visit the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship site

Due date: March 1, 2023

 

Foundation 649 Scholarship

The non-profit organization Foundation 649 seeks to discover and empower young, talented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who actively improve their communities. The Foundation 649 Scholarship seeks to award $4,000 over the course of 4 years to five Asian American and Pacific Islander high school seniors. The scholarship money may be used toward college tuition and expenses. To be considered for the Foundation 649 Scholarship, applicants must enroll full-time and seek a degree in a U.S. accredited university. Applicants must also identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander. Applicants must display evidence of community involvement and service relating to the interests of AAPI communities, causes, and/or issues. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen, resident, or foreign national. Applicants must provide the FAFSA SAR (student aid report) to show their EFC (expected family contribution) to be considered. Applicants must also complete a questionnaire and a short essay of 1,000 words maximum. To learn more and apply for the Foundation 649 Scholarship, visit the Foundation 649 Scholarship site

Due date: March 1, 2023

 

Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarship Program

The Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarship program sponsors over 100 scholarships for high school seniors and college students. Each scholarship description given within the Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarship website will provide eligibility criteria. The Iowa United Methodist Foundation scholarship program offers scholarships specifically for high school seniors. To learn more and apply, visit the Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarship site.  

Due date: March 1, 2023

 

MCEC Technical Scholarship

The Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation offers the MCEC Technical Scholarships, otherwise known as the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships.” The MCEC Technical Scholarships will be offered to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa community college. The scholarships may be used for school related expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, and/or tools. A Masonic connection is preferred but not required. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, need for financial aid, and plans for the future will be considered. To learn more and apply for this scholarship opportunity, visit the MCEC Technical Scholarship site.  

Due date: March 1, 2023

 

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

The Hoover Presidential Foundation sponsors the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award for motivated and community-minded high school juniors. Fifteen (15) Iowa high school juniors will be selected. Applicants must propose a community project and then complete the project during the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. Applicants must submit a detailed project proposal as well as two letters of recommendation. Finalists receive a $1,500 award and four finalists will be chosen to receive a $10,000 award to be used at a two- or four-year trade school, college, or university of their choice. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, visit the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award site for further details. 

Due date: March 15, 2023

 

SFM Foundation Scholarship 

The SFM Foundation/Kids Chance provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. Applicants must be the natural, adopted, step-child, or full dependent of a worker who was killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident while working for a Minnesota or Iowa employer.   Applicants must be an Iowa resident over the age of 16 at the time of application. Applicants must also be in good academic standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular involvement, and community service will be considered. An applicant’s GPA will be reviewed in consideration against the number of hours the applicant works as well as the number of hours the applicant devotes to community service. Applicants must pursue post-secondary training from an accredited college, university, or vocational education and training program. Applicants must display financial need. To learn more and apply, visit the SFM Foundation Scholarship site

Due date: March 31, 2023

 

VFW Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship

The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) sponsors a $33,000 creative patriotic art scholarship. This scholarship contest recognizes the talent of emerging artists and encourages patriotism in youth. The VFW creative patriotic art scholarship contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Applicants must complete their art entry during the school year and attach a 250-word essay explanation regarding their art submission to the back of the piece. A completed scholarship paper entry form must include a teacher signature.  Additional details, the contact information for the local VFW post, and a paper copy of the Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship entry form can be found in the counseling office with Mrs. Fast. 

Due date: March 31, 2023

 

Prairie Meadows Scholarship

Prairie Meadows sponsors two $2,500 scholarships to current seniors. Applicants must be accepted to and plan to enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) in the fall of 2022 at an accredited Iowa university, community college, and/or trade school. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident for the past two or more consecutive years. Applicants must also possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applications for the Prairie Meadows Scholarship must be typed. The completed application must include two letters of recommendation. Due to their involvement in the scholarship selection process, the high school counselors CANNOT write one of these letters of recommendation. Seniors should seek another school faculty member for one of the letters of recommendation. Applicants must also complete one personal statement that spans three paragraphs or more. A student resume must also be included. Applicants should display a commitment to community service within their resume and personal statements. Applicants must also submit a high school transcript and a digital photograph in jpeg form with their application materials. To learn more and access the application, visit the Prairie Meadows Scholarship site.  

*All completed Prairie Meadows Scholarship applications must be submitted to Kari Fast in the counseling office by the scholarship due date. Digital copies of the applicant’s photograph in jpeg format should be emailed to kari.fast@southeastpolk.org

Due date: April 3, 2023

 

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship 

The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship program will award multiple $5000 scholarships to students attending the University of Iowa. Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be of Protestant faith, a resident of the state of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa. At least one recipient of the scholarship must be a member of an Episcopal Church. At least one recipient must also be a young man pursuing a career in banking. All recipients must be of good character and display academic achievement. To apply for the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship, please visit the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship site

Due date: May 1, 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

  

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.

KidGuard for Education Scholarship

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

 

Redfin Scholarship

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

 

Weird Scholarships

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

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