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 2021 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 three personal statements that span 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 an official high school transcript and a wallet-sized color photograph 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.
Due date: March 1, 2021
Mediacom World Class Scholarship
Mediacom Communications sponsors fifty-five scholarships worth $1,000 each to students who live in Mediacom service areas. These 55 non-renewable $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors in at least 21 states. Seniors must complete an application, write a 500-word essay about life experiences and overcoming obstacles, provide an official high school transcript, and submit two completed recommendation forms. Applicants should also display academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership abilities. To learn more and apply, visit the Mediacom World Class Scholarship site to apply online.
Due date: February 15, 2021
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Scholarship
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities sponsors four $1,000 scholarship opportunities for high school seniors interested in a utility-related career. Applicants must attend a utility-related trades program within the state of Iowa. This utility-related trades program may lead to, but is not limited to, a career as an electric line worker, water treatment or distribution operator, or operator qualified natural gas positions. To learn more and apply, visit the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities scholarship site for more information.
SFM Foundation Scholarship
The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. 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, 2021
First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship
The First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) is an educational, non-profit group for gay, bisexual, and transgender men. As part of its educational program, the FFBC awards $3,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who are committed to reducing homophobia, promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) acceptance, and increasing educational awareness and understanding of LGBT issues. These students also display academic achievement and extracurricular involvement in their schools and/or communities. Applicants must be residents in the state of Iowa and plan to pursue a post-secondary education at any accredited institution. Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, marital or employment status or gender/sexual orientation. Visit the First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship site to learn more and complete an application.
Due date: March 16, 2021
Iowa Engineering Society Central Iowa Chapter Scholarship
The Iowa Engineering Society’s (IES) Central Iowa Chapter sponsors a scholarship to high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. IES Chapter scholarships seek applicants who have the talent and commitment to succeed in an undergraduate engineering program. Applicants with financial need are given preference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the state of Iowa. Applicants must also enroll in the College of Engineering at either Iowa State University or the University of Iowa. Scholarship money is not distributed until the recipient has successfully completed his/her first semester at either Iowa State University or the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. Applicants must complete a pre-application form before receiving an application for the IES Chapter scholarship. Applicants must also possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and have earned an ACT composite score of 24 or higher. To complete the pre-application, visit the Iowa Engineering Society Central Iowa Chapter scholarship site.
Due date for pre-application form: February 24, 2021
Ann Griffel Scholarship
The Iowa Golf Association Foundation sponsors the Ann Griffel Scholarship. The Ann Griffel Scholarships award $2,000 to high school senior girls who display a passion for golf and who plan to enroll at an Iowa college, university, or trade school after high school. To learn more and apply online, visit the Ann Griffel Scholarship site.
Due date: April 1, 2021
Herman Sani Scholarship
The Iowa Golf Association Foundation sponsors the Herman Sani Scholarship. The Herman Sani Scholarship encourages any Iowa high school senior with an interest in golf and a desire to further his/her post-secondary education to apply. Each recipient will receive a scholarship worth $8,000 (payable in increments of $2,000 per year for four years) as long as the student achieves reasonable academic progress. To learn more and apply online, visit the Herman Sani Scholarship site.
Veridian Credit Union Scholarships
Veridian Credit Union sponsors two scholarship opportunities. Veridian offers the Incoming Freshman Scholarship to one high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program at the college of his/her choice. This award involves one $2,000 scholarship. Veridian also offers the ArtShare Scholarship to high school seniors who excel in the arts. Applicants must plan to pursue educational programs which lead to a career in the arts. Applicants must enroll at an accredited undergraduate or vocational program at the college of their choice. Applicants must also have a Veridian Credit Union account in their own name and be a member in good standing. This award involves one $2,000 scholarship. To learn more and apply, visit the Veridian Credit Union Scholarships site.
Due date for Incoming Freshman Scholarship: February 7, 2021
Due date for ArtShare Scholarship: April 30, 2021
Landus Cooperative Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship
The Landus Cooperative sponsors five $2,000 scholarships for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in agriculture, life sciences, or an ag-related field. Applicants and/or their parents must be a voting member in good standing with Landus Cooperative. Applicants must also have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. To learn more and apply, visit the Landus Cooperative Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship site.
Due date: February 26, 2021
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
Amazon sponsors the Future Engineer Scholarship program for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in computer science. Amazon will award 100 renewable $10,0000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or some other computer science related field. Applicants must be a high school senior, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have completed a computer science course in high school. Winners of the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship will also receive a paid, 12-week summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college. To learn more and apply, visit the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship website.
Due date: February 18, 2021
Acacia Leadership Scholarship
The Acacia Leadership Scholarship was created to reward male high school seniors who have excelled in academics, extracurricular school activities, and community involvement with a $1,000 scholarship to attend Iowa State University. Financial need is not considered for this scholarship. Preference for awarding the scholarship is given to students who are members of the fraternity. See Mrs. Fast in the counseling office for further information and to receive an application.
Due date: March 1, 2021
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship
The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education offers $2,500 scholarships during the spring of 2021. 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 letter 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.
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.
Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarship
The Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary sponsors a scholarship program for the dependents of an Iowa National Guard Member (current or retired). Applicants must be a senior in high school who plans to attend a two-year or four-year college/university or a certificate program. Applicants must have available an official high school transcript, an acceptance letter (if they have one), a resume, an answer to the application’s essay question, Guard Member verification, and a recommendation letter. To learn more and apply, please visit the Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarship site.
Due date: February 1, 2021
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 receive an application for the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship, please visit the counseling office to receive a paper copy.
Due date: May 3, 2021
Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation sponsors a variety of scholarship opportunities for Iowa students preparing for a career in media. This may include but is not limited to journalism, photojournalism, graphic design, marketing, and/or public relations. Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1,000. Check out the Iowa Newspaper Foundation website to learn more about the various scholarships offered.
Due date: February 12, 2021
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
Iowa Student Loan will award 30 Iowa high school seniors with a $2,000 scholarship for their fall 2021 college expenses. Applicants must complete two online tutorials and a multiple-choice assessment in order to be considered for the scholarship. The 30 seniors with the highest scores on the assessment will each earn a $2,000 scholarship to be sent directly to their college or university. To register for this scholarship opportunity, check out the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship site to read the complete scholarship rules.
Due date: February 26, 2021
Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship
The Iowa PGA offers an annual scholarship in memory of its former member, Charlie Burkart. This renewable, four-year $1,500 scholarship is open to one high school senior who expresses an interest in golf and displays the potential for future contributions to the game of golf. Applicants should possess leadership skills, community involvement, academic and professional ability, and financial need. Learn more about the Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship by visiting the Charlie Burkart Scholarship website.
Due date: June 18, 2021
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