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 2020 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 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 2, 2020
Young Cancer Survivors’ and Survivor’s Sibling Scholarship
Karsyn’s Krusaders sponsors five $1,000 scholarships through the Young Cancer Survivors’ and Survivor’s Sibling Scholarship program. Applicants must have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 18 years-old and have been treated for a pediatric form of cancer, or be a sibling (including biological, half-blood, or step-sibling) of a person who was diagnosed with a pediatric form of cancer. Applicants must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited university, community college, and/or vocational technical school. Applicants must also submit an official high school transcript, a one-page essay, and two letters of recommendation. To learn more and receive an application for the Young Cancer Survivors’ and Survivor’s Sibling Scholarship, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office.
Due date: April 13, 2020
Mary E. Wood and Larry W. Carter Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines proudly announces that applications are currently being accepted for the Mary E. Wood and Larry W. Carter Scholarships. These scholarships are available to African-American students seeking higher education. Interested applicants should visit the Mary E. Wood Scholarship site and the Larry W. Carter Scholarship site to learn more and apply online.
Due date: May 1, 2020
Associated General Contractors of Iowa Scholarships
The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) sponsors five $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll at a diesel technology program at a community college in the fall of 2020.
Heavy Equipment Operation, Engineering Tech, General Construction
AGC Iowa will award five $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who plan to study heavy equipment operation, engineering technology, or general construction at a community college in the fall of 2020.
To learn more and receive an application, see Mrs. Fast in the counseling office for further information.
Due date: April 12, 2020
Peace with Justice Scholarship
The Peace with Justice Essay Contest seeks Iowa high school juniors and seniors willing to write a 1,000-word, original essay. The Peace with Justice Essay Contest will award three scholarships each worth $500. Essays will be judged by a committee selected by the Iowa Conference Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. Applicants need not be a member of a United Methodist Church nor any other religious organization. Applicants should include their name, address, and email address as well as a brief summary/resume of their school, church, and community activities, including efforts for social justice. The essay prompt for the Peace with Justice Essay Contest is:
The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church call us to recognize the systems that destroy human lives through poverty, war, ane exclusion; and to advocate for justice and care in our communities and social structures. In a society that is alarmingly divided, how can we promote justice, build understanding and acceptance of others, and promote systemic changes that will enable all people to live in freedom and peace?
Completed essays must be submitted as a Word document or PDF and electronically submitted to the Iowa Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator, Laura Oliver, at email@example.com.
Due date: April 1, 2020
Class Act Productions Theatre Scholarship
Class Act Productions (CAP) Theatre sponsors scholarships for student alumni who have an interest in studying theatre arts. High school seniors enrolling full-time at an accredited college or university with the intention of majoring in theatre and/or music are eligible to apply. Applicants must have experience at CAP Theatre. To learn more and apply, visit the Class Act Productions Theatre Scholarship Fund site for more information and access to the online application. Finalists will be expected to interview as part of the selection process.
Due date: February 20, 2020
Spirit of Chandy Scholarship
Bank Iowa sponsors the Spirit of Chandy Scholarship in memory of Chandy Barr Clanton, a former Bank Iowa Vice Chair. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year community college and/or a four-year college/university. Applicants who participate in the activities that Chandy loved (swimming, biking, running, and flying) will be given scholarship award preference. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, character, leadership skills, honors/awards received, participation in school and community activities, and involvement in swimming, biking, running, and flying. Applicants must also submit an essay describing their personal strengths as well as their educational and career goals. Applicants must also submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Financial need is not considered. Applicants need not be Bank Iowa customers. Bank Iowa will award $500 for the Spirit of Chandy Scholarship to one high school senior boy and one high school senior girl in each region. To learn more and apply, visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office to receive an application. Completed applications must be brought into a Bank Iowa location or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due date: March 9, 2020
Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Scholarship
The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors established a scholarship for high school seniors interested in a career in a natural resource field. One high school senior will win a $1,000 scholarship renewable for four years to be put toward tuition, books, and other educational expenses. Applicants must major in natural resource conservation or environmental science. Applicants may put the scholarship monies toward a two-year or four-year degree. Applicants must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation and a personal statement highlighting their commitment to natural resources and conservation. To learn more and receive an application, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office.
Due date: April 24, 2020
Pleasant Hill Lions Club Scholarship
The Pleasant Hill Lions Club proudly sponsors two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who attend either Des Moines East High School or Southeast Polk High School. Applicants must display academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, character, and leadership skills. To be eligible applicants must be accepted to any college, community college, or trade/technical college. Applicants must also demonstrate academic accomplishment by earning a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or better on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must also write an essay describing plans they have for service to their communities. Slight preference will be given to Pleasant Hill residents or students affiliated with or have done volunteer work with the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. Completed applications and required attachments must be mailed to the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. Interested candidates should see Mrs. Fast in the counseling office to receive scholarship information and an application.
Due date: March 13, 2020
Youth of the Year Scholarship
Community Youth Concepts (CYC), on behalf of the Des Moines Kiwanis Club and a local donor, offer five $500 scholarships to high school seniors who have volunteered for 100 hours or more within the last year. Youth who have volunteered for 50 hours or more will be recognized with a Governor’s “What’s Your 50?” Award. Visit the CYC Youth of the Year site to learn more and apply.
Due date: February 28, 2020
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: April 1, 2020
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.
Andy Triplett Memorial/Balanced Man Scholarship
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) campus sponsors the Andy Triplett Memorial/Balanced Man Scholarship for male high school seniors who plan to enroll at UNI. This $1,000 scholarship is offered to an incoming male freshman at UNI who shows an interest in the Balanced Man ideal of a sound mind and a sound body. Applicants are not required to join the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to receive a scholarship. To learn more and apply for this scholarship opportunity, please visit the Andy Triplett Memorial/Balanced Man Scholarship site.
Due date: April 20, 2020
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 three 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, 2020
Paragon IT Professionals Leadership Scholarship
The Paragon IT Professionals sponsor a $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors. Applicants must pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college or university. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must also submit an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay that highlights the applicant’s future career aspirations. To learn more and apply, visit the Paragon IT Professionals Leadership Scholarship site.
Due date: March 31, 2020
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship will award $2500 over the course of two college semesters 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.
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.
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.
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, 2020
Brady Cobin Law Group Legacy Essay Scholarship
The Brady Cobin Law Group sponsors the Legacy essay contest for high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college/university. Three scholarship prizes will be awarded ranging from $500-$2,500 in amount to be used for college-related expenses. Essays must be 500 words in length and discuss the meaning of legacy and what legacy the candidate wants to leave behind. Essays should discuss the importance of saving, investing, retirement planning, and other future legacy features. To learn more and apply, visit the Brady Cobin Law Group Legacy Essay Scholarship contest site.
Des Moines Officials Association Scholarship
The Des Moines Officials Association sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who display good sportsmanship and leadership. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one male participant in football and/or basketball and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female football and/or basketball participant. High school seniors who work as an official are also eligible to apply. All applicants must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must exhibit good leadership attributes in the classroom, in athletics, and in the community. To learn more and receive an application, visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office to retrieve an application for the Des Moines Officials Association Scholarship.
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.
Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship
The University of Iowa Acacia Fraternity sponsors the Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship for high school males who will enroll at the University of Iowa in the fall. Applicants must show excellence in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human services. Scholarships may be worth up to $10,000 a year. Financial need is not considered. Visit the Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship site to learn more and apply.
Home Builders Association of Iowa Educational Foundation Scholarship
The Home Builders Association of Iowa (HBAI) Educational Foundation sponsors scholarship opportunities for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the home building industry or related trades. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be paid directly to the educational institution. Applicants must complete an HBAI Educational Foundation scholarship application, submit four typed essays, and an official high school transcript. Visit the Home Builders Association of Iowa Educational Foundation Scholarship site to learn more and apply.
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.
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.
Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation awards $1,000 renewable scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in agriculture or agribusiness. Applicants must be the son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university, or community college. Applicants must work to complete a degree in an occupational area of agriculture and/or agribusiness, such as Ag Production, Ag Products and Processing, Ag Business, Agricultural Research, Conservation and Natural Resources, Economics, Education, Environmental Systems, Forestry, Horticulture, Mechanization, and/or Nursing. To learn more and apply, visit the Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship site.
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship
The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education offers $2,500 scholarships during the spring of 2020. 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 the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 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.
Health Care Careers Scholarship
The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) sponsors the Health Care Careers Scholarship. IHERF will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for two years) and $1,000 to the Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Certification program. Every recipient of the $3,500 award must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of the scholarship award. The $1,000 award recipient must commit to working one year with a hospital-based or hospital-contracted emergency medical service. IHERF will identify placement opportunities in each Iowa Hospital Association geographic district for selected candidates. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and be within two years of completing their professional education. To learn more, view the map of Iowa hospitals for placement, and complete an application, visit the Health Care Careers Scholarship site.
Due date: March 30, 2020
Veridian Credit Union Scholarships
Veridian Credit Union sponsors two scholarship opportunities. Veridian offers the Incoming Freshman Scholarship to one incoming freshman student enrolled 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 16, 2020
Due date for ArtShare Scholarship: April 12, 2020
Iowa PGA Section Charlie Burkart Scholarship
The Iowa PGA Section of America sponsors a $1,500 scholarship in memory of longtime member Charlie Burkart. The winner will receive $1,500 each year of full-time attendance at a four-year college or university of his/her choice. The winner will be chosen based upon his/her interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills, and community involvement. Check out the Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship application for more information.
Due date: June 19, 2020
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.
Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association Scholarship
The Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors. Each scholarship recipient will be awarded $1,000 payable to the college or trade school of the student’s choice. Applicants must currently be enrolled on a team or in a club that compete in marksmanship competitions for shotgun, rifle, handgun, and/or air gun. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be of good moral character, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, prove acceptance to a university, college, or trade school, and demonstrate rifle, air rifle, pistol, and shotgun marksmanship competition experience. To apply high school seniors must complete an application; provide an official high school transcript; submit a letter of nomination form the team/club coach, instructor, or adult leader; submit a letter of recommendation from another individual; write a letter highlighting how the scholarship will assist in achieving the applicant’s goals; and provide documentation of marksmanship activity. To learn more and apply visit the Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Association Scholarship application.
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.
Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) proudly announces the Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship. The Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship provides a full-tuition scholarship to qualifying Iowa FFA Chapter Presidents who attend DMACC. Applicants must have served as FFA Chapter President in Iowa for the entirety of their term during either their junior or senior year of high school. Applicants must apply to DMACC and plan to enroll in the fall following graduation. Applicants must prove a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 or better. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their FFA Advisor. Students must complete a 500-1200 word essay describing their FFA leadership experiences, FFA activities, accomplishments, and career goals. Students must enroll full-time in an AA, AS, or AAS degree program at any DMACC campus or learning center. To learn more and apply, visit the Mark Pearson Leadership Scholarship site.
Due date: March 6, 2020
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship program offers 90 scholarships worth $1,000 each to current high school seniors and college students who are seeking a four-year degree at any college in the U.S. (Please note that applicants may start at a two-year college provided the course of study will lead to earning a bachelor’s degree.) Applicants for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2019. Applicants may also be the son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or a subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2019. Applicants must provide an official high school transcript, a resume of accomplishments, a personal statement, ACT scores, and a personal reference. To learn more and download an application, visit the Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship site.
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 2020 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. Scholarship opens October 15, 2019.
Due date: February 21, 2020
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