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Iowa State University Triangle Fraternity Scholar-Leader Scholarship

The Triangle Fraternity on the Iowa State University campus seeks freshmen men who will attend Iowa State full-time and pursue a major in engineering, architecture, or science. Applicants must possess a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must also display a passion for their selected field, leadership experience, and community service involvement. Three scholarships will be granted. First place will receive $2,000 and two $500 scholarships will be awarded. To learn more and apply, visit the Iowa State Triangle Fraternity Scholar-Leader Scholarship.

Due date: May 31, 2019


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. Please see Mrs. Fast in the counseling office for further details and a scholarship application.

Due date: May 31, 2019


SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship

SeniorAdvice offers a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior who has served as a caregiver for an elderly relative or friend. Applicants must attend a two- or four-year college/university in the fall of 2019. Applicants must also submit a video file highlighting their caregiving story and how it impacted their lives. Applicants must also submit an official high school transcript. To learn more and submit application materials, visit the SeniorAdvice Senior Caregiver Scholarship.

Due date: July 15, 2019


Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

The Kaplan Group sponsors one $1,000 scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants must also pursue a degree in finance, accounting, law, management, entrepreneurship, economics, and/or business administration. Applicants must complete one 600-word essay from one of the three given essay prompts. All application materials should be emailed to To learn more and apply, visit the Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship website.

Due date: August 11, 2019


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 15, 2019



Robert D. Blue Scholarship

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation sponsors the Robert D. Blue Scholarship for Iowa high school seniors interested in pursuing higher education. Applicants must plan to attend an Iowa college or university. Applicants must also display financial need. Applicants should also demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. Interested applicants should visit the Robert D. Blue Scholarship site to learn more and apply online.

Due date: May 10, 2019



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 14, 2019


Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

The Children’s Cancer Connection focuses upon enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer who are living, treated, and/or diagnosed in the state of Iowa. Applicants must be directly affected by childhood cancer, which includes individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18, or a sibling of that individual. Applicants must be within the Children’s Cancer Connection service area, which means they are living, treated, and/or diagnosed in the state of Iowa. Applicants must display a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants must also attend an accredited two-year or four-year college/university or a trade school. The Children’s Cancer Connection offers four scholarship opportunities: $500 book reimbursement scholarship, $1,000 tuition assistance scholarship, $2,500 tuition assistance scholarship, or the $5,000 Debbie Ockenfels Memorial Scholarship. To learn more, please visit Mrs. Fast in the counseling office to receive application materials.

Due date: Applications for the Fall 2019 semester are due on May 31, 2019.

                   Applications for the Spring 2020 semester are due September 27, 2019.


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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