Scholarships

FINANCIAL AID

The school counseling office is happy to help students and/or parents in finding and understanding financial aid.  We understand that it can be a long and confusing process.  Because of this we are happy to team with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to present "College Financial Aid Night" during April in the Commons.  This presentation will go over the F.A.F.S.A., what to expect from colleges, and include a question and answer session.  Also we will be teaming with ICAN again this year to offer a Fill-Out-the-FAFSA session where parents can receive help on actually filling out their FAFSA.  More information to follow on this service. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

During the 2016-2017 school year a total of $606,722 was awarded to the Class of 2017.  Out of this amount $72,280 was local award money and $534,442 was out of area/non-local award money.

Listed below are the scholarships that were activated last year. We will be updating this list as the school year progresses. Please Note: All scholarships listed are those that wer

Off-line Scholarships (Materials Available in the Counseling Office.)

On-line Scholarships (Materials are hyperlinked below – click on the blue writing)

Off-Site Applications (Scholarships offered through different organizations)

American Chemical Society Scholarship Illinois–Iowa Chapter - The Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship  

Due Date: March 31, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: The Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable merit based $1000 award for students pursuing studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. 

Requirements: Applicants must be a resident of one of the following counties in Illinois: Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren or Whiteside.  In Iowa: Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Muscatine or Scott.  Applicants must mail completed application, transcript, and two scholarship reference forms.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

Boardsen, Dan; Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: March 24, 2017

Amount: $500

Summary: The $500 Dan “Daddy” Boardsen scholarship is to be awarded to a student that exemplifies the teachings and beliefs of Dan Boardsen, during his 25-year career as a counselor at Washington Middle School.  Dan impressed upon every student that they were capable to rise above the hardships they’ve encountered and to believe in themselves.

Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, 1-page essay, list of extra-curricular, school and community involvement over the last four years, GPA showing improvement during high school career and completed Boardsen application.  Application materials should be turned into the Counseling Office at CHS.

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Adland, Edwin R. & Ruth; H. Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: $5,000 (renewable over four years based on maintenance of a 2.0 GPA)

Summary: This scholarship is intended to assist the average student achieve a college education.

Requirements: Recipient must plan to attend Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: or, the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Financial need is the main criteria. Student must be of good character. Although not an emphasis on academics, the applicant must have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Applications must be submitted via the online system, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Application: http://www.cfgrb.org/student-scholarships.html

 

American Legion Auxiliary Second District Department of Iowa (related to vet.) 

Due Date: March 15, 2017

Amount: Unknown

Requirements: 1. The applicant must be either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, or the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband, or step-relative of a WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Granada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf, or present conflict Veteran.  2.  The applicant must be a resident of the Second District, attend high school in the Second District, or be eligible through a person paying dues in the Second District Legion or Auxiliary and reside in a District adjacent to the Second District.  The Second District includes the following counties:  Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Linn and Jones. 3.  The applicant must be, or must plan to be enrolled in a school in the State of Iowa.  Application, photograph, transcript, one letter of recommendation and a personal letter should be mailed and received by American Legion by March 15th. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

Carnes, Ivan H.; Memorial Scholarship

 Due Date:March 20, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: Ivan H. Carnes loved the Clinton community and was a business and community leader and President of Clinton National Bank and Carnes Oil Company.  Upon his death his wife wanted the community to remember him, so she created a memorial scholarship in his name.

Requirements: The Carnes Memorial Scholarship fund will award an amount of $1,000 to one CHS senior who ranks in the top half of their class.  Financial need, leadership qualities, and concern for others shall be among the factors considered. Applicant must write a letter expressing reasons why he/she should be selected and list a name and address of someone who knows them well and is willing to write a letter of recommendation.  (The letter does not need to be written at this time.)  A transcript must also be included.  Return all materials to the Counseling Office. 

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Alger, Horatio Scholarship

Due Date: October 25, 2016

Amount: $7,000 - $22,000

Summary: The Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $7,000 to $22,000.

Requirements: To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:  Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.0), be a US citizen and have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution located in the US (students may start their studies at a 2-yr. institution and then transfer to a 4-yr institution).  Once you have submitted your on-line application ask your CHS counselor to complete the on-line certification page required to complete your application process.

Application:scholars.horatioalger.org

American Legion, Second District of Iowa, Merit Awards (not related to vet) 

Due Date: April 7, 2017.

Amount: 3 - $300 awards

Summary: Three $300 general Merit Awards will be available to graduating seniors residing in the American Legion Second District of Iowa (Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Linn, Jones, or Scott counties) who plan to attend college in the state of Iowa.  It is not necessary to be related to a member of the American Legion or Auxiliary.  Awards will be sent to the student after proof of completion of the first semester of the freshman year and proof of enrollment for the second semester. 

Requirements: application; provide personal letter and copy of transcript.  All application materials must be received no later than April 7, 2017. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

CCC Quiz Bowl Scholarship

Due Date: March 29, 2017

Amount: $700

Summary: One $700 tuition grant will be available to any CHS senior planning to attend Clinton Community College during the 2017-2018 school year. This grant is made available thanks to the CHS Quiz Bowl Team which took 1st place in the December 2016 Quiz Bowl competition hosted by CCC.  The team received a 1st place trophy and the $700 tuition grant.

Requirements: Quiz Bowl Grant application and one letter of recommendation must be returned to the CHS school counseling office by March 29, 2017.

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All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Due Date: March 1, 2016

Amount: $8,118

Summary: The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship is a state-funded scholarship program for students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need.  The 2016-17 maximum award is $8,118.  First priority will be given to students whose applications are received on or before March 1, 2016.  Applications received after the March 1 priority date will be considered for an award only if funding remains once all renewals and priority applicants have been awarded.

Requirements: .  High school seniors who graduated in 2015 or will graduate with the class of 2016 are eligible for the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship if they meet the following criteria: Iowa resident; Attend eligible Iowa college or University, Graduated high school within the last 2 years; Be a first-time college freshman in the fall of 2016 or spring 2017 semesters (unless you are renewing your scholarship award); Continuously enrolled and continuously receiving a scholarship disbursement to renew a scholarship; Minimum of 2.5 cum GPA on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent; Enroll for at least 3 semester hours in a program leading to an undergraduate degree; Complete the FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1 for priority consideration; Have an EFC of $8,118 or lower from the 2016-17 FAFSA and complete any additional applications or documents required by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Application:

https://apps.iowacollegeaid.gov/common/default.aspx?cmd=wizInfoView

Clinton Community Para-educator Scholarship

Due Date: April 15, 2017

Amount: Two - $250

Summary: Two$250 scholarships are available to the child or foster child of a Clinton Community Para-educator (assistant).  Para-educators are also eligible for this scholarship.  (Please note:  Applicant’s parent must be a C.C.P. paid dues member for two years.)  The purpose of this award is to encourage an individual in a pursuit of continued education; both full-time and part-time students will be considered. A GPA of 2.75 is required.

Requirements: One letter of recommendation should be included with completed application.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

Clinton County Development Association Scholarship

Due Date: April 13, 2017

Amount: – Ten $1000 scholarships

Requirements: Ten $1000 scholarships are available to students who exhibit good character in their school and community.  Students must have applied and been accepted to a four year or two year college, or technical school, provide one letter of recommendation, and must write  an essay containing approximately 500 words describing why they feel they deserve this scholarship.  The essay should include specific examples describing how they have shown characteristics such as honesty, integrity, determination, respect, responsibility, fairness, and/or kindness.  Volunteer work in the community and/or involvement in your school community should be noted.   Application materials must be returned to the School Counseling Office. 

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Due Date: February 1, 2016

Amount: $1500

Summary: A $1500 scholarship for students pursuing ag-related degrees is available.

Requirements: To apply, applicants do not have to be FFA members.  Students must seek three farmer endorsements of their application.

Application:

www.growagleaders.com

Clinton County Cattlemen Scholarship

Due Date: December 5, 2016

Amount: $500 

Summary: Scholarships are being offered by the Clinton County Cattlemen Association.

Requirements: Scholarships will be awarded to students whose parents are Clinton County Cattlemen’s Association members for 3 or more years.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

Clinton Firefighters Local 609 - Ben Jess Memorial Scholarship 

 Due Date: April 7, 2017

Amount: $500

Summary: The Clinton Firefighters Memorial scholarship fund is an annual award of $500 to be given to 4 graduating seniors from either: Clinton or Prince of Peace High Schools who intend to further their education at an approved institution.  The scholarship is in memory of Ben Jess, who was a Clinton Firefighter from March 1988 until April 1992 when he was forced to retire after being diagnosed with ALS.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a form of Muscular Dystrophy, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  

Requirements: To apply students need to:  complete an application, include 2 letters of recommendation from someone other than a relative, enclose an official high school transcript, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.  Students who have any disabilities or parents with a disability are encouraged to apply.  Application materials must be turned into the Counseling Office.  The Clinton Firefighters Local 609 scholarship committee will make the selection of recipients.

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Animation Career Review

 Due Date: June 1, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: ACR is offering their sixth annual “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program.  The goal of this scholarship program is to promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.  Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who: intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school/college, has demonstrable record of academic success and has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.

Requirements: A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded and will be based on the student’s high school academic performance combined with the student’s application essay.  Application and essay are submitted online at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/2016-17-animation-career-review-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-application .

Application:  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/2016-17-animation-career-review-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-application

 

Clinton County Master Gardener Scholarship

Due Date: May 1, 2017

Amount: $500 

Summary: This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior residing in Clinton County with a cumulative GPA above 2.5. Applicant must be accepted at an accredited institution of high learning to pursue a degree in Horticulture. The scholarship is non-refundable and will be paid directly to the college in the amount of $250 each semester. A committee of Master Gardeners will select the recipient.  

Requirements: Students  must submit completed application, transcript, essay and two letters of recommendation. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

CHS Class of 1953 Scholarship

Due Date: March 24, 2017

Amount: three $1000 scholarships

Summary: A scholarship formed by members of the Clinton High Graduating Class of 1953 will award three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors.  This scholarship is open to seniors entering any field of study. 

Requirements: recipient must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, GPA of 2.5 or better, provide 2 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, 500-word essay, list of school/community involvement, financial need, and completed application.

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Ascentra Credit Union

 Due Date: March 1, 2017

Amount: 5 - $1,000 scholarships

Summary: Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition offers a total of $10,000 in scholarships to assist members planning to further their education.  Five $1000 scholarships for high school students planning to enter college and five $1000 scholarships for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or continuing education students.

Requirements: The scholarship is open to any high school student classified as either a junior or senior, with a projected graduation at the completion of the following fall or spring semester.   Applicants must have an account established in their own name and be “members in good standing” at Ascentra Credit Union.  Additional information and applications may be found at the following website:  www.ascentra.org/scholarships.  Entry requirements:  500-word essay, business-style resume, and official entry form.  Essay topic: “How do credit unions distinguish themselves from other financial institutions?”  Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2017.  

Application: www.ascentra.org/scholarships

 

Clinton County Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship

Due Date: March 30, 2016

Amount: $1000

Summary: One $1000 scholarship for high school students residing in Clinton County planning to further their education in an Agriculture or Natural Resources field.  Other fields of study will not be considered.

Requirements: Applications should be typed and include; typewritten responses to questions, copy of high school transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

 

Dall, A.H. Scholarship

 Due Date: March 20, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: This local scholarship of $1000 is in memory of A.H. Dall, who was mayor of Clinton from 1956 to 1966.  It is to be awarded annually beginning with the Clinton High School Class of 1965, to a worthy MALE member of each graduating class.

Requirements: Selection is based on class rank, scholastic achievements, potential for further success, and financial need.  The application and two letters of recommendation should be returned to the Counseling Office. 

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

Due Date:  December 15, 2017

Amount: varies

Summary:  Scholarship amounts of $2500, $10,000 or $25,000 will be awarded.  Students applying to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must be a US Citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.  Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-19 academic year.  Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Requirements: You will need the following information for the application process:  list of involvement in school and community activities, list of work experience, current high school cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale, and details of your outstanding achievement.  (Make sure to read through the online application’s essay questions and carefully consider your responses.  Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding.)

Application:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html

Clinton Fine Arts Assoc. Inc. Scholarship

Due Date: April 1, 2017

Amount: Two- $500 scholarships

Summary: The purpose of this scholarship is to reward deserving graduating seniors in the city of Clinton for their participation in and contribution to the arts (musical or artistically) and its many activities and events.  Two- $500 scholarships will be awarded and students from Clinton High, Prince of Peace, or homeschooled seniors are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have participated in fine arts activities in high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four-year institution.  (That degree need not be in fine arts.)  Preference will be given to children of CFAA members.

Requirements: complete application and submit required documentation, two letters of recommendation from a non-family source, high school transcript, 300-500 word essay on the topic “How the arts have impacted my life” or provide a portfolio of personal creations or a five minute performance video, must have a minimum of 25 volunteer hours during senior year and show proof of acceptance at an accredited education institution before scholarship can be paid.  Completed application and materials must be returned to the Clinton Fine Arts Association Inc. no later than April 1, 2017.  Late applications will not be considered. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

 

Davis, Margaret History Scholarship

 Due Date: March 24, 2017

Amount: The amount of money awarded is based on the interest earned on the initial investment of the Margaret Davis family.

Summary: The committee will consist of a three-member group of social studies staff, chosen annually by the Social Studies Department chairperson.  The winners will be selected based on their research paper, and school and community citizenship.  The scholarship may be awarded to one student or divided between two members of the graduating class.

Requirements: Candidates need an overall GPA of 3.0, GPA of 3.00 in social studies, and 7 credits in social studies areas OR six credits of social studies, which includes AP Government or AP Economics. In addition to academic qualifications, the applicant must submit a paper of 400 – 500 words on a topic chosen by the CHS social studies department. The paper must be completed in standard research paper form. The chosen topic is listed on the application paperwork. Finalists for the scholarship may be invited to a personal interview by the scholarship selection committee. 

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Bates, Dearrel Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: Feb. 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: This $1000 scholarship was created in memory of Quad City Times sports writer Dearrel Bates. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating from a MAC Conference high school, excluding Burlington, Iowa. Recipients must be full-time student working toward a bachelor degree in Education. Financial need is the main criteria. Merit evaluated by school activities, community, personal, and work experience.

Requirements: Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applications must be submitted via the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend online system, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Application: www.cfgrb.org

 ISU ACACIA Leadership Scholarships

Due Date: April 1, 2017

Amount: 15 - $1,000 scholarships

Summary: The ACACIA Leadership Scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement.  This scholarship is for a MALE graduating senior from an accredited Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, or Nebraska high school who will attend Iowa State University.  The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni Corporate Board of Acacia Fraternity at Iowa State University. Preference for the awarding of the scholarships is given to students associated with the fraternity.  Financial need is not a criteria. 

Requirements: Application requirements: complete an application, two letters of recommendation (only one letter may come from an individual at your high school), one page letter explaining collegiate goals, and high school transcript.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

 

Disbrow, Grace I. and Mary E.  Scholarship

Due Date: March 20, 2017

Amount: $2,500

Summary: The Grace I. and Mary E. Disbrow scholarship was established in 2006 and will award a graduating senior a scholarship in the amount of $2,500.  Grace and Mary, who both lived into their 90’s were sisters raised and educated in Clinton.  Grace received a master’s degree from the University of Iowa and taught at Lyons Junior High School for 40 years.  Mary was also well educated, with degrees from Grinnell College and St. Mary’s School of Nursing.  Mary also served in the Navy for 14 years as well as working as a medical librarian for various hospitals.

Requirements: Applicants must rank in the top half of their class, complete the application, write a letter explaining why they should be selected and submit two letters of reference.  Financial need of the applicant will also be considered.  Application materials should be returned to the School Counseling Office. 

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Blue, Robert D. Scholarship

Due Date: May 10, 2016

Amount: $500 to $1000

Summary: The Robert D. Blue Scholarship, named after the former Iowa governor, provides funds ranging from $500 to $1000 to Iowa students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character.  Applicants for this scholarship can be current high school seniors or students already enrolled at an Iowa college or university.

Requirements: Applications will only be accepted ONLINE at www.rdblue.org/scholarship  and must be submitted by May 10. Each applicant will be evaluated upon the following:  high school or college GPA, Financial Need, Reference letters (2 letters are required); and 500 word essay.

Application:  www.rdblue.org/scholarship

 

Learning Disabilities Assoc. of Iowa Scholarship  

Due Date: March 31, 2016

Amount: 3 - $1,000 scholarships

Summary: Three scholarships will be awarded to students with a learning disability who plan to pursue a post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college or through vocational training.  In the fall, after receiving proof of full-time enrollment, a check for $250 payable to the student will be sent.  After receiving proof that the recipient has completed the vocational training or the first full-time year of  the study, the remainder of the scholarship, $750, will be paid to the student.  

Requirements: Applicant must submit application, essay, and publicity form, and provide a complete copy of current IEP and letter of Recommendation from a person who can provide personal and academic insight.  **To qualify for the Membership-based scholarship through LDA;  a member recommendation, an additional written statement must be submitted.

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

 Drama/Speech Scholarship sponsored by Footlight Friends

Due Date: April 18, 2017

Amount: unknown

Summary: The purpose of the Footlight Friends Scholarship is to reward deserving CHS graduating seniors for their participation in and contribution to the CHS Drama and Speech Department and its many activities and events.  The applicant’s parent/guardian must be a member of Footlight Friends, Inc. (paid membership for 2016-17 academic year).  Applicant must have participated in the CHS drama/speech program, plan to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four-year institution.  (That degree need not be in speech or drama.) 

Requirements: Application must be completed, accompanied by two letters of recommendation from a non-family source; one from an administrator, teacher, or counselor at CHS, and one from the community.  A 300-500 word essay on the topic “How I benefited from participation in drama/speech at CHS” must be included, along with proof of acceptance at an accredited education institution before scholarship can be paid.  Application and materials must be returned to the CHS Counseling Office no later than April 18, 2017.

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Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

Due Date: March 4, 2017

Amount: $3,000 scholarships (possibly renewable for $12,000)

Requirements: To be considered for this prestigious Brand Boeshaar Scholarship applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support, and a portfolio of 12 works. Must enroll in a fine art, commercial art or art education academic program at a college or university.  May double major as long as one major is an approved field of study in art.

Application:http://figgeartmuseum.org/figgeartmuseum/files/42/42211bab-a862-4cbf-9728-0d82306c5835.pdf   Clicking on the actual application will allow you to complete and submit your application online.  Letters of support and transcript should be mailed. Deliver applications and portfolios to the Figge Art Museum

Lind Scholarship Loan

Due Date: April 21, 2017

Amount: One - $1000 deferred interest loan

Summary: One - $1000 deferred interest loan will be available to one graduating senior or former graduate of Clinton High School.  The Loan is made available from the Trust of: Ed Lind, Sr., Mary Lind, Edwin M. Lind and Bernice Lind. The applicant must be able to show financial need, sincerity of purpose, and good character.  The loan will accrue interest at a rate of 1% during college attendance.  At graduation from college or termination, the award winner must pay back the loan at an interest rate of 5%.  The award is for a single school year and winners must re-apply for each school year should they desire another loan.. 

Requirements: Applicants must complete an application form, on separate sheet of paper write a paragraph answering four questions, and include 3 letters of recommendation.  Application materials should be returned to the School Counseling Office.  The selection committee is composed of the CHS Principal, Associate Principal, and Superintendent. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

 

Edward O.  Anderson Scholarship Fund

Due Date: March 20, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: The Edward O. Anderson family will offer a $1000 scholarship to a CHS senior who plans to major in the health care field.  Financial need and scholastic achievement will be considered. 

Requirements:Three letters of recommendation must be provided.  Application material must be returned to the School Counseling Office.  Top three finalists will be interviewed by the scholarship committee which will then make the final decision.

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Brett, Elise Scholarship 

Due Date:February 15, 2016. 

Amount: $1,000

Summary:  Available for seniors that plan to attend an accredited educational institution to earn a college degree or a career-related certificate. Academic achievement should not be the primary determining factor in selecting a recipient from those who meet eligibility requirements.  The main criteria are the applicant’s demonstration of the connection of their educational plans to their career goals through essay, activities, and academics.  Other criteria include community involvement and leadership, and academic achievement.  Financial need is not a consideration.

Requirements:Applicant must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school or in their most recent formal education. Applications must be submitted via the online system, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.  

www.cfgrb.org

Society of American Military Engineers, Rock Island Post

Due Date: March 27, 2017

Amount: One-year and two-year scholarships will be awarded at the $1000 and $2000 levels to a combination of graduating high school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post.  High school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post.  Four-year scholarships will be awarded at the $4000 level ($1000 per year for four years) to graduating high school seniors.

Summary: S.A.M.E. is offering a combination of one-year, two-year and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in engineering and the physical sciences.  Applicants should indicate on the application which category (or categories) they wish to be considered for.  A downloadable version of the scholarship application is available at:  www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/Rock-Island/Scholarships.

Requirements:graduating high school seniors or member of the UI SAME Student Post continuing during the Fall 2017 semester.  Acceptance or current enrollment at an accredited engineering or science college.  Registration at the college as an engineering or science student.  Completion of engineering prep and/or math and science curriculum.  Cumulative high school or collegiate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (4.0 on a 5.0 scale; other grade scales will be adjusted proportionally).  Candidate must be a US Citizen. 

Application: Available in the Counseling Office

Graf, Jennifer & Charlie “Service to the Community of Clinton” Scholarship

Due Date: April 4, 2017

Amount: $500

Summary: – Jennifer and Charlie Graf established this scholarship in 2016 to recognize outstanding volunteerism and community pride for a graduating senior from Clinton High School. 

Requirements: Recipient must be a graduating high school senior in good standing, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have documented forty (40) or more hours of volunteerism within the Clinton Community.  Applicants should complete application, provide two adult letters of recommendation, write a 500-word essay expressing what they have learned from volunteering within the Clinton community and provide documented forty (40) or more hours of volunteerism within the Clinton community.  Application packets should be returned to the counseling office on or before April 4, 2016.

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 Bright Scholars of Iowa

Due Date: 2016 and varies by school.

Amount: The scholarship assures that students’ tuition, room and board, and books are fully paid for-four years; and those attending DMACC, Southwestern Iowa or Indian Hills can transfer to one of the Regent universities and continue their scholarship.

Summary:   the goal of the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award is to help bright young Iowans with limited financial means earn a college degree and move on with their careers free of college debt.  The Bright Foundation in Des Moines offers full-ride scholarships to any of Iowa’s three Regent universities (University of Iowa, Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa), as well as Des Moines Area Community College, Southwestern Iowa, and Indian Hills Community College to students meeting specific criteria.

Requirements:Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.  Applicants must have outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of high school graduating class, ACT of 28 and above, or for regent university applicants 299 and higher RAI score.  Must also demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, as well as success in the face of adversity and qualify for a Pell Grant as determined by filing the FAFSA.  Maintain full-time enrollment.  Student must submit an essay describing his or her success in the face of adversity.  A summary of high school and community service activities, including leadership roles, is also required.

Application:www.brightscholarsofiowa.org

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Gulassa, Albert S. Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: EXTENDED DEADLINE

April 13th,2017

Amount: $400

Summary: The $400 Albert Gulassa Memorial Scholarship was created to help a student enter into a post vocational school for construction trades.  Albert Gulassa was a General Superintendent for Ringland Johnson Construction Company in Clinton. 

Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or higher, transcript, list of school and community involvement over the last four years and completed application.

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Ron Brown Scholar Program

Due Date: November 1, 2017 (early consideration), January 9, 2018 (regular deadline)

Amount:  $40,000 

Summary:   The Ron Brown Scholarship Program is dedicated to improving the lives of young African Americans and empowering and supporting them to achieve their potential within their chosen academic disciplines and into the workforce.  The RBSP awards 20 or more new scholarships in the amount of $40,000 each year ($10,000 per year for 4 years) to talented high school seniors.  Recipients may use the need and merit-based scholarships to attend any four-year accredited college/university within the United Sates. The Ron Brown Scholar Program has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application):  November 1 (postmarked) – application will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program, January 9 (postmarked) final deadline in order to be considered.  Application materials must be mailed in one packet.

Requirements:  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application.  Criteria includes:  List of extracurricular, community, employment or other activities, list of significant awards or honors you have received during high school for academic or extracurricular achievements,  response to two essay questions, two letter of recommendation, official transcript and completed application.

Application:  https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

 

Hoop, Nathalie Scholarship

Due Date: March 6, 2017

Amount: $8,000 ($2,000/year for four years)

Summary: The Clinton Community School District Education Foundation will award a scholarship in the amount of This scholarship was bequeathed by Nathalie Hoop to be utilized for a graduating Clinton High School student.  The scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 per year for four years as long as they are enrolled as a full-time student, major in either education or social science fields and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in their college studies. 

Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, transcript, 500 word essay on why student is entering their chosen field of study and why they are deserving of this scholarship, list school/community involvement, financial need, and completed application.   Recipient must provide proof of enrollment each semester. 

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Bulechek, Louis F. Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: Up to $4,000 (renewable up to $16,000)

Summary: Applicant shall have at least a 2.0 grade point average.  .  Merit evaluated by school activities, community and personal activities, and work experience.  Financial need will be the major criteria.  Student must plan to enroll in a college/university for the purpose of earning credits for a bachelor degree.  This scholarship may be used to pay tuition only. 

Requirements: Application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Application: http://www.cfgrb.org/student-scholarships.html

 

Iowa Assoc. of Building Officials

Due Date:May 1, 2016

Amount: $500 x 2 year or 4 year scholarships

Summary:– IABO is sponsoring $500 x 2 year or 4 year scholarships for students attending or planning to attend specific colleges or universities majoring in selected curricula, in general, related to Architectural Technologies, Building Trades, Building Inspection, Pre-Engineering and Drafting.  Student may attend DMAC, Inver Hills CC, ISU, Iowa Western CC, Kirkwood CC, Simpson College, Southeastern CC, UNI, and Western Iowa Technical CC.  (Other schools or curricula that have similar two or four year programs may be considered.) 

Requirements:Students must complete application, include transcript and letter of recommendation, write one page essay about goals relating to building inspection or construction-related professions and how would receiving scholarship help you in attaining your goals.

Material must be mailed or emailed to sbernholtz@safebuildingiowa.org

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Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

Due Date: May 26, 2017 and September 29, 2017

Amount: Four different scholarships will be awarded:  $500 Book Reimbursement, $1000 Tuition Assistance, $2500 Tuition Assistance and the $5000 Debbie Ockenfels Memorial Scholarship.

Summary: The Children’s Cancer Connection, since 1988, has focused on the mission of enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer who are living, treated and/or diagnosed in the state of Iowa.  The Ockenfels’ Family Foundation’s mission strives to be a caring member of the childhood cancer journey, no matter where that journey takes an individual and their family.

Requirements: Eligibility to apply for Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships:  applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (includes individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18, or a sibling of that individual), applicant must be within Children’s Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa), Applicant must attend an accredited two or four year institution (trade school, college or university), and applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Requirements to apply for scholarship if you meet eligibility requirements:  complete application with written two 500 word essays, two letters of recommendation from school, medical or business professional.  If selected as a recipient, you will need to complete 10-40 hours of volunteer support dependent upon awarded scholarship.  Applications for the Fall semester are due the last Friday in May.  Applications for the Spring semester are due the last Friday in Septembe

Application: http://childrenscancerconnection.org/family-programs/empowering-scholarships.html 

 

 

Jake Kilburg Memorial Scholarship

 Due Date: May 6, 2016. 

Amount: A $300 scholarship

Summary: Jake Kilburg Memorial Scholarship – A $300 scholarship sponsored by the family of Jake Kilburg and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is available to a graduating senior of Clinton High School.  Jake was a student of CHS and Lincoln High School who lost his life in a tragic car accident.  Jake planned to enlist in the military after graduation.  He was very outgoing, loved skateboarding and spending time with his family and friends.  He loved animals, helping others and making people laugh.  Jake lived his life to the fullest and believed that we are on this Earth to help one another.  He also believed in the importance of donating blood and organ donation.

Requirements: The criteria for this scholarship includes:  Have donated blood (not required, but preferred), must be a Clinton High School senior and registered for college, have a GPA of at least 2.5-3.5 and plan to enlist in the military or come from a military family (not required, but preferred).  Completed applications should be returned to the CHS Counseling Office by Friday, May 6th

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ClaimAid Scholarship

Due Date:  January 15, 2018

Amount: $2000

Summary:  Claim Aid and IASB is offering two - $2000 one-time scholarships to graduating seniors that will be continuing their education at a college or university.  The Star Student Scholarship of Iowa will be awarded to a Special Education graduating senior student who will continue his/her education at a college or university. The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa will be awarded to a graduating senior student who will continue his/her education at a college or university and is planning to study Education, specifically Special Education.  Each scholarship will be a one-time $2000 award.   

Requirements: To be eligible the student must:  graduate in 2018, continue education at a college or university; attend a high school within a school district that participates in the IASB/ClaimAid Medicaid Reimbursement Program (IMED).  The school district must be a participant in good standing and part of the program at the time the scholarship is awarded.

Application:  http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/

 

 

Jeffery R. Yaddof Auto-Mechanic Scholarship

 Due DateEXTENDED DEADLINE
April 13th,2017

Amount: $100

Summary: This $100 scholarship is awarded to a CHS graduate who plans to pursue a career in auto mechanics or another vocational trade.  The scholarship shall be awarded to a senior who has been enrolled in the auto mechanics course at Clinton High School.

Requirements: Criteria shall include grades, attendance, interest, and ability.  The scholarship recipient shall be selected by the senior class administrator, senior class counselor and designated CHS teachers.  If in the opinion of the selection committee, no student in the auto mechanics course deserves the scholarship, or there are no students in that course for any reason, the Jeffery Yaddof Scholarship may be given to a graduating senior who has been enrolled in either building trades or welding, or a similar course at CHS.

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Clarke University, Clarke Classic

Due Date: Application for admission & transcript deadline is:  February 15, 2016.  Additional documentation deadline is:  February 22, 2016.

Amount: Six - $1000 renewable scholarships for up to four years for a total of $4000 will be awarded.

Summary:Scholarships are available to graduating seniors attending accredited high schools in Dubuque, Clinton, Clayton, and Jackson County in Iowa; Jo Daviess County in Illinois; and Grant County in Wisconsin; as well as one for a transfer student from NICC.

Requirements:To be considered for the scholarship, the Clarke application for admission (available online at www.clarke.edu/apply), high school transcript and ACT or SAT score must be postmarked by February 15th.  Additionally, a video application, resume and one senior photo must be sent to the Clarke University Admissions Office postmarked no later than February 22nd.  Late applications and documents will not be accepted.  Exact interview times will be arranged and notification will be made once all applications are received.

Application: www.clarke.edu/clarkeclassicscholarships

 

Johannsen, Emil E. Scholarships

 Due Date: March 24, 2017

Amount: 5 - $1,000 scholarships

Summary: Emil E. Johannsen was a Clinton native that never had a college education. He was a decorated U. S. Army veteran who lived quietly at Clinton’s Lafayette Hotel until his death in 1998 at the age of 81.   He never lived to where you thought he had any money and was a person that appreciated what you could do with an education and wanted to quietly help people.  Upon his death Johannsen’s estate created five tuition scholarships of $1000 each for Clinton High School seniors and one $1000 tuition scholarship for one Prince of Peace Academy senior.

Requirements: The scholarship awards will be based on need and academic performance.  First consideration shall be given to students planning to attend Clinton Community College but those going elsewhere should also apply.  Transcript, one letter of recommendation and essay questions must be included with application.  Application materials should be returned to the Counseling Office by March 24th.

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CCC Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships 

Due Date: Fall semester deadline:  March 1, 2017

Amount: $200 – full tuition

Summary: The Clinton Community College/Paul B. Sharar Foundation is currently accepting on-line or paper scholarship applications for the 2017- 2018 fall semester.  You can apply for all scholarships offered at any Eastern Iowa Community College of your choice with just one application submission.  Sharar Foundation scholarships are based on financial need, program of study, community service, geographic area, alumni parents, academic promise, athletics, and academic achievement. 

Requirements: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required to be eligible for scholarships. Those individuals with lower GPA’s may wish to explain their special circumstances in the letter addressing the scholarship awarding committee.  Scholarship amounts range from $200 to the Honor Scholarships.  Questions regarding Clinton Community College scholarships should be directed to the Sharar Foundation at 563-244-7040.  Applications may be completed online at http://www.eicc.edu/scholarships or by mail.  Students registering for the fall semester should apply by March 1st. 

Application: http://www.eicc.edu/scholarships

 

Kiwanis Scholarship

Due Date: April 13, 2017

Amount: 2 - $500 scholarships

Summary: This scholarship will be awarded to graduating CHS seniors who plan to pursue higher education. 

Requirements: Six essay questions must be answered and application must be completed. Applications should be returned to the School Counseling Office.

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Clinton County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Due Date: March 1, 2017

Amount: Scholarship amounts will be determined in January. 

Summary:Clinton County Farm Bureau will award several scholarships to the sons/daughters of Clinton County Farm Bureau members.

Requirements:Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend an accredited college or university or community college in areas of agriculture and/or agribusiness, nursing or education.  The scholarship is based on academic performance and honors, ACT score and rank in class, essay, financial need, letters of recommendation, and statement regarding how student will contribute financially to his/her education.

Application: Copies of the application may be found on the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website:  www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/iowa-farm-bureau-federation-scholarship or on the Iowa Farm Bureau website:  www.iowafarmbureau.com. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.

 

Lauz, Dr. Greg; Educational Scholarship

Due Date:

March 24, 2017

Amount: $200

Summary: This scholarship was bequeathed by Dr. Greg Lauz who served the Clinton area as a pediatrician for over 20 years.  This scholarship will go to a student that will be attending a 4 year  educational institute.   The  CHS Scholarhip Committee members will select the recipient.

Requirements:

 One letter of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, transcript, listing of school & community involvement over the last four years (include: length of involvement, leadership positions held, awards received, hours/week, purpose of activity/group), attend 4-year educational institution and completed application. 

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Condon, Mike Memorial Scholarship 

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: Two awards up to $1,500 each will be given

Summary: A preference will be given to students who have completed construction-related curriculum or participated in school sponsored construction-related activities.  Two awards up to $1,500 each will be given.

Requirements: Applicant must reside in the following counties:  Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine, or Johnson. Students shall have at least a 2.25 GPA and enroll in a construction-related course of study.  Student must plan to enroll full-time and pursue an Associate’s or Bachelor’s of Arts degree from a college or university.    Applications must be submitted via the online system, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Application: Apply at:  www.cfgrb.org and then click on Student Scholarships. 

 

Lehman, Bernard B. and Anna Scholarship

 

Due Date: March 29, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: The Bernard and Anna Lehman Scholarship fund was establish in October of 2011 with the purpose of building a permanent scholarship endowed fund to assist a Clinton High School senior finish a college degree.  The maximum scholarship awarded shall be $1,000.  The number of scholarships and amount of scholarship may be adjusted based on the actual amount available for distribution.  Scholarship is renewable up to the fourth year in college upon maintenance and proof of acceptable minimum 3.2 college GPA.

Requirements:

Application requirements include:  must be a graduating senior of Clinton High School, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, applicant must complete application form and include a copy of their high school transcript.  Completed applications must be mailed to the River Bluff Community Foundation or sent via email to

rbcf@dbqfoundation.org

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Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

Due Date: Feb. 28, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, Parentinn has created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students/high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $1000 award.

Requirements: All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 word essay regarding the following topic: “Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.  In the content, make sure to include the following ideas: why is it important to stop cyberbullying and how has cyberbullying personally affected teens?  The best submission will be selected and rewarded $1000, which can be used in course materials or other resources.  Submit your essay to:  scholarship@parentinn.com.  Make sure to include your: name, phone number and address, school name, area of study and any document which can prove that you are a student.

Application: scholarship@parentinn.com

 

 

 

Lentz, Jean Hammer Music Award

Due Date: April 10, 2017

Amount: $650

Summary: One $650 award is offered to a CHS student who plans to complete a college degree in a music major or minor. The scholarship is based on musical ability, financial need, community involvement, volunteerism, school activities, and recommendation of a music teacher.

Requirements: Applicant should show sufficient academic qualifications to assure success at the college level and reasonable assurance that the student will follow through with the ultimate goal for a major or minor in music.  Applications should be returned to the School Counseling Office.  Recipient of scholarship will be announced at one of the “end of the year” concerts. 

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De Pover-Nesseler, Diana Memorial Scholarship 

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: $750

Summary: One or more $750 scholarships will be awarded to deserving female students enrolled at area Community Colleges and studying Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Repair, or other career fields that are considered non-traditional for women.  Students must demonstrate financial need, must be studying or planning to Applied Technologies and/or Career Tech Programs.  Recipients should demonstrate the perseverance, tenacity, determination and love of life that Diana had during her lifetime, as demonstrated through work experience, community involvement, and school achievement.

Requirements: Applications must be submitted via the online system, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.  Apply at:  www.cfgrb.org and then click on Student Scholarships.   

Application: www.cfgrb.org

 

 

Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust Scholarships

 Due Date: May 1, 2017

Amount: ranging anywhere from $300 to approximately $24,000

Summary: Several scholarship opportunities ranging anywhere from $300 to approximately $24,000 are being offered to students that have graduated or will graduate from a high school located in either Clinton County Iowa or Whiteside County Illinois and either attend or will be attending a 2 or 4 year college or university within the state of Iowa.  The scholarships are awarded by the Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust, Clinton National Bank, Trustee.

RequirementsThere are several requirements applicants will need to meet for their application to be considered.  You must: have graduated or will graduate from a high school located in either Clinton County, Iowa or Whiteside County, Illinois.  You must either currently attend or will attend a 2 or 4 year university or college within the State of Iowa.  Preference will be given, but is not required, for those meeting the above requirements and attending a Catholic post-secondary institution or attending a community college located in Clinton County Iowa.  Awards will be made on an annual basis only. Recipients may re-apply for subsequent years.  No awards will be made for more than one year at a time.  A list of scholarships is a part of the application and you must indicate which scholarships you wish to apply.  You must provide a copy of your letter of acceptance if you have not yet started post-secondary classes or a copy of a current college transcript if you have taken post-secondary classes.  If additional requirements for individual scholarships are listed, you must provide that information.  If the additional requirements include a showing of financial need, submit a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the application.  Completed applications and supporting documents are to be returned to Clinton National Bank, Trust Department by May 1, 2017.

 

Des Moines Area Community College Valedictorian Scholarship

Due Date: July 25, 2016

Amount: Scholarship includes all DMACC fees and tuition for up to four semesters.  $500 allowance per academic year for books and supplies. 

Summary: The scholarship can be used for pre-professional liberal arts transfer majors or a career and technical degree.  Criteria to qualify:  Valedictorian of high school class, 26 ACT Composite, or SAT combined Math, Verbal and Writing 1670, or equivalent COMPASS placement scores, and completion of the DMACC ALEKS math assessment.  3.5 cumulative GPA (weighted or unweighted).  DMACC must be the first college the student attends after high school graduation. 

Requirements: To apply, application materials must be submitted to the DMACC Office of Admissions by a priority date of July 25, 2016, or 30 days prior to the beginning of the fall semester.  Application materials include:  application to DMACC as an in-state student, application to the DMACC Honor Program as a valedictorian, official Iowa high school transcript and DMACC must be the first college the student attends after receiving his/her Iowa high school diploma.

 

 

Olson, Lillian V. Scholarship

 Due Date: 

March 24, 2017.

Amount: $1,500

Summary: The $1,500 scholarship was bequeathed by Lillian V. Olson to be utilized for a graduating CHS student. Lillian taught 5th grade at Longfellow School before her retirement. Lillian was passionate about teaching and was a generous community member. The student applying for this scholarship may enter any field of post-secondary education.

Requirements:

two letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or higher, transcript, 500-word essay, list of school and community involvement, and completed application.

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 Digital Responsibility Scholarships

Due Date: Deadlines vary.

Amount: Four $1000 scholarships

Summary: Four $1000 scholarships are available to students in grades 9 thru 12.  The application process is online at the following website:  http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/.  The four categories/scholarships are:  Technology Addiction Awareness, E-Waste, Digital Privacy and Don’t Text & Drive.  Student may apply for one or all scholarships listed within the website.  Click on the scholarship topic to open up the online application

Requirements: Each application requires a 140-character message about the scholarship topic.  The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists.  The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500 to 1000-word essay. 

Application: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/.

 

 

PTSA – Clinton High School

 Due Date:

April 19, 2017

Amount: The number of $200 scholarships given each year will depend on funds available to Clinton High School PTSA in any given year.

Summary: PTSA scholarships are available to CHS seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, vocational school, or other post high school training institution.  Students attending institutions that train for specific professions are considered eligible as long as the institutions are licensed and have proper professional recognition.  Applications are not limited to any specific field.  Checks will be made payable to the institution the recipient has designated as his/her choice of school.  The number of $200 scholarships given each year will depend on funds available to Clinton High School PTSA in any given year.  Selection of recipients will be based on the following:  Involvement in and commitment to extra-curricular and community/volunteer activities, Academic record, Clinton High School Student, References and complete application materials. 

Requirements: Two letters of reference are required.  Letters may come from, but are not limited to:  Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Superintendents, Community Leaders, and Employers.  Candidates must attach a personal letter giving a short biography and an explanation of why the candidate is applying for a scholarship.  Information must be included regarding why the candidate has selected his/her chosen vocation and future school.  Candidates must attach an example of their ability in any field, i.e., an award in extracurricular activities, a project for academic classes or outside activities, or a written assignment from a class.  (Copies only, as these will not be returned.)  Include a high school transcript.  If assistance is needed in a final decision, a CHS principal, associate principal or school counselor may be called upon.  All application materials must be turned into the School Counseling Office no later than April 19, 2017.  Winners will be notified on or before May 1, 2017. 

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Distinguished Young Women of Iowa

Due Date: November 1, 2016

Amount: Iowa’s Distinguished Young Woman will represent the state at the national program in June where she will compete for over $150,000 in cash scholarships as well as millions of dollars in college-granted scholarships.

Summary: Distinguished Young Women is looking for girls in the Class of 2017 who are: Involved in school and/or community activities and Outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics, and/or the arts.  The 3-day program (February 15-17, 2017) inspires young women to develop their potential through a fun and transformative experience that culminates in a showcase of their accomplishments.  During the program, participants will:  develop self-confidence and the ability to interview effectively and speak in public, perform on stage, and build interpersonal relationships, showcase accomplishments in academics, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly, and participate in activities that benefit the lives of others through the Be Your Best Self program.  Iowa’s Distinguished Young Woman will represent the state at the national program in June where she will compete for over $150,000 in cash scholarships as well as millions of dollars in college-granted scholarships.  The program does not include appearances in swimwear and is not a “beauty pageant”. Applicants must register before November 1, 2016 and attend one of five mandatory information sessions. 

Application: www.IA.DistinguishedYW.org

 

Proehl, Trudy Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: March 18, 2016

Amount: $2,000

Summary: This scholarship is available to one graduating senior. 

Requirements: Student must be accepted to a four year college/university, have need for financial assistance, provide two letters of recommendation and write a 500 or more word essay describing how they have incorporated the CHS Trident ideals of fighting spirit, traditions, and loyalty into their high school career. 

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Drake University Physics Prize Examination

Due Date:

Jan. 30, 2017

 

Amount: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University announces the 2017 Drake Physics Prize Examination.  This scholarship opportunity encourages interest in physics, astronomy and physical sciences.  First place-- is an unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University, a personal trophy and the Drake Physics Trophy (to be retained in the high school of the winner for display during the following year).  Second place—personal trophy.  Third place—personal trophy.  Honorable mention—certificate of achievement (awarded to the next 25 placers).  Top 50 seniors—an invitation to apply for a second four-year, full-tuition scholarship, restricted to physics or astronomy majors, to be awarded based upon overall academic record, recommendations and an interview to be conducted at Drake in April.  The runner-up will receive a half-tuition scholarship, pending on the budget.  The examination is open to any student enrolled in a high school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.  It will cover those topics in physics that would normally be studied by students during the first semester of their high school physics course:  kinematics, dynamics (Newton’s laws), circular motion, universal law of gravitation, harmonic motion (simple pendulum and mass-spring systems), impulse, linear momentum, conservation of momentum and collisions, work, energy and conservation of energy, torque, rotational kinematics, dynamics and energy, angular momentum conservation, mechanical waves and sound. 

Summary: A delegate from each participating high school is asked to supervise/proctor the objective-type examination, which can be taken at your school at a specified time between Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3, 2017. The precise date may be chosen to accommodate the students.  (It is suggested that you speak to Mr. Golden, Physics instructor about proctoring the test prior to registering to take the exam.)  The test will be administered on-line.  Students wishing to take the test should register on-line by 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017.  The student registration page can be found at:  http://www.drake.edu/physics/ .  Further instructions for student and proctor and a practice test will be sent to the proctors by email once registration is complete.  For questions or concerns, please email the department at Sharyn.oconnor-beener@drake.edu or call 515-271-3141.

Application: http://www.drake.edu/physics/

 

 

Proud, Patrick Memorial Music Scholarship

Due Date: April 19, 2017

Amount: $500

Summary: Clinton High School Band Boosters has established a college scholarship in the amount of $500 for a CHS instrumental music student who plans to major or minor in music.  Student must have participated in a high school instrumental music program for four (4) years.

Requirements:

Provide 2 letters of recommendation.  Write a 300-500 word essay on the topic “Why I want to major or minor in music”.  Essay must be type written. Applicant must also show proof of acceptance or attendance at an accredited educational institution. Collegiate applications will be accepted as well.  Collegiate criteria includes: must have participated in a high school instrumental program for four years, at least one year at Clinton High School, plan to major or minor in music at an accredited institution, be a college freshman or sophomore, and no more than two years since graduating from Clinton High school, show continued participation in post high school related activities, GPA records are required, and should be included in the application, and financial need may be considered.  Application materials must be turned into the School Counseling Office.    The winner of the Patrick Proud Scholarship will be determined by a committee of three individuals representing the orchestra and band fields.

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Dupaco College Scholarship Program

Due Date: March 31, 2017

Amount: up to ten non-renewable $2000

Summary: Dupaco Community Credit Union Scholarship program awards up to ten non-renewable $2000 college scholarships to full-time, first-year students planning to attend an accredited community college, trade school, technical college or university.

Requirements:  All entrants must submit an official high school transcript.  Entrants must complete the online application found in Shine Online Banking (log in and click on the scholarship graphic).  If unable to access Shine Online Banking to apply, entrants may contact Dupaco for a fillable-form PDF of the application.  There are two different options available to apply for this scholarship, please select one:  1.  Written 500-word essay or 2.  Creative 60-90 min. video.  Entrants must submit all materials by the deadline date, which is 5 p.m., March 31, 2017.  Incomplete or applications not fulfilling the entry requirements will not be included in judging.

Application: www.dupaco.com/scholarships, or by contacting Melissa Kuhl, Content Development Associate at:  mkuhl@dupaco.com

 

Rotary Scholarship

Due Date: April 13, 2017

Amount: Scholarship amount will range between $750 and $1000 for each recipient.

Summary: The Clinton Rotary Club will award two college scholarships to worthy students in the Clinton area.

Requirements: Seven essay questions must be answered and an application form must be completed.  Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend one of the Rotary meetings held during the month of May and will be recognized at Senior Convocation.  The scholarship check will be sent to the winner’s college in July.   Applications must be returned to Counseling Office

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Eastern Iowa Community College -  

Due Date: March 1, 2017

Amount: The CONNECTIONS scholarship offers three levels; Level 1 – ½ tuition scholarship for your first two semesters with EICC after high school graduation (criteria: 3.0 EICC College GPA with a minimum of 12 college credits earned.), Level 2 – 1 free 3 credit class each semester for your first two semesters with EICC after high school graduation (criteria: 2.5 EICC College GPA – must have minimum of 6 college credits earned.), Level 3 – 1 free 3 credit class for your first semester with EICC after high school graduation (criteria: 2.5 EICC College GPA – must have up to 6 college credits earned.)

Summary:This scholarship was developed exclusively for successful concurrent enrolled high school seniors.

Requirements:  All you need to do is successfully complete concurrent enrolled classes, apply for a CONNECTIONS scholarship by the priority date of March 1st, attend Bridge orientation, enroll as a full-time student for fall semester, make the choice to stay and complete your degree with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and maintain the corresponding college GPA to maintain your scholarship eligibility. 

Application: http://www.eicc.edu/future-students/high-school-students/concurrent-scholarship.aspx

 

Strides for Clinton County Autism Scholarship

Due Date: Apr. 15, 2016.

Amount:.  Number of recipients and amount of awards will vary each year depending on available funds.

Summary:The Strides for Clinton County Autism organization is offering scholarships to high school seniors residing in Clinton County who are entering college in the fall of 2016, with plans to study in a field related to working with special needs children (including, but not limited to children with Autism).    These fields of study include, but are not limited to:  Special Education, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy and/or Behavioral Therapy.

Requirements: Candidates must submit a completed application, a 500 word essay that demonstrates experience with the subject of Autism or other special needs children (This essay should include an explanation of your intentions of entering into a field of study related in some way to autism or special needs in general.) and one letter of recommendation, from your choice of a teachers, school personnel, or member of the community.  Completed application and all attachments must be mailed by April 15, 2016.

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Elevate Iowa Scholarship   

Due Date: April 1, 2016.

Amount: 15 - $500

Summary: - Elevate Iowa, a non-profit initiative spreading the word about opportunities in manufacturing, is offering 15 - $500 scholarships to high school seniors who will study a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 community colleges.  One award will be made per college region.  Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is a partner in the Elevate Iowa program.  EICC includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott community colleges.  The scholarship can apply to welding, computer numerically controlled machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die, and transportation and logistics.

Requirements:  .  Interested candidates can access the application at www.elevateiowa.com/about/elevate-scholarship-program.  Applications should be emailed to: ldeignan@measuredintentions.com or mailed to: Lisa Deignan, 8510 New York Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322.

Application: www.eicc.edu/connections

 

 

Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship

Due Date:April 21, 2017   

Amount: $1000

Summary: The Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship will award a $1000 scholarship to a student athlete who has consistently exhibited selfless dedication and integrity to team and school as well as a strong work ethic throughout their high school career.

Requirements: graduating senior from Clinton High School, is or has been a student-athlete and has demonstrated leadership skills both in the classroom and in the sports that they participated in, minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, letter of recommendation from a minimum of one coach, teacher or class advisor, submit a short essay on what the applicant’s experience and thought on what Character, Leadership, Teamwork and Work Ethic means to them and how they may have demonstrated these traits.  Preferred Requirement:  Participating in collegiate athletics but was not awarded a full-tuition athletic scholarship.  Members of the CHS Administrative team will select the recipient.  Completed applications are due in the CHS Counseling Office on or before April 21, 2017. 

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Fashion-Schools.org Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

Due Date: June 1, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: The fourth annual $1000 “Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship is being offered by Fashion-Schools.org.  The goal for this program is to promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires.   One scholarship will be awarded to a senior who intends to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Requirements: Applicants must have demonstrable record of academic success and have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.  Applicants must complete the online application and submit a 250-500-word original essay at the following website:  www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-application . 

Application: www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-application

 

Trades, Technical, and Industrial Scholarship

Due Date: April 7, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary:A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a CHS senior who has taken a minimum of three trimester hours of Industrial or Vocational Technology courses. The scholarship recipient will select a trade or vocational school or college, to be approved by the committee, which he or she wishes to attend.

Requirements: The application and transcript release form must be completed and returned to the School Counseling Office.  The selection committee will choose one student for the scholarship.

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Fast Web Scholarship Match

Students can get matched to scholarships based on strengths, interests, and skills.

Visit the following website for additional information:  http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships . 

Requirements and deadlines will vary

 

UI Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship

Due Date: Deadline: May 2, 2018

Amount: $800

Summary: The Pearl Hull Falk Trust administered by Midwest One Bank will award $800 scholarships to worthy students of good character and scholastic ability.  Each recipient of the Scholarship must be: of the Protestant faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and a full-time student at the Univ. of Iowa.   

Requirements: transcript, 200-250 word personal statement, letter of reference, and file a FAFSA and must include a copy of the Award Notification letter with his/her scholarship application.  Application and materials must be submitted to administrator of the trust.  All applicants will be notified by mail of their award status by July 31, 2018.

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First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2017

Amount: $3,000

Summary: The First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) is an educational, non-profit group for gay, bisexual and transgender men.  Monthly meetings provide members and guests and opportunity for education on community affairs from local, state and national opinion leaders and provide them with positive images of the LGBT community.  Annually, the First Friday Breakfast Club awards scholarships to Iowa high school seniors to recognize student efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in their schools and communities.  Approximately seven awards will be made in the amount of $3,000 per student.

Requirements: Applicant must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education.  Participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance in his or her school and/or community.  Awards are made without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status or employment status.  Applications may be printed from the following website: www.ffbciowa.org or pick up a copy in the Counseling Office.   Applicants must submit: application, transcript, answer essay questions, list extracurricular activities, work experience, and community involvement, and two letters of recommendation.

Application: www.ffbciowa.org

 

Van Atta, Gladys E.

Due Date: March 24, 2017.

Amount: $250

Summary:This $250 scholarship was bequeathed by Gladys E. Van Atta who retired from teaching Home Economics at Washington Middle School after 34 years.  This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Clinton High School student entering the field of Consumer Sciences (i.e. culinary arts, textile & fashion design, child and human development, nutrition & food service). 

Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, high school transcript, 500-word essay, list of school and community involvement, completed application and entering the field of Consumer Sciences.

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First Gateway Credit Union 

Due Date: February 17, 2017

Amount: 3 - $600 scholarships

Summary: 1st Gateway Credit Union will award three $600 scholarships to high school seniors who are members of 1st Gateway Credit Union.

Requirements: be a member of 1st Gateway Credit Union for at least 6 months prior to the scholarship entry deadline and be in good standing, submit copy of high school transcript, complete application, and submit a 300-500 word essay on the topic of: “In addition to scholarships how do you plan to finance the rest of your education?  How can a credit union help you?”   Credit union volunteers, employees and their immediate families are not eligible.  Additional information for the 1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship can be obtained online at: www.1stgateway.org or in the CHS counseling office.   Application materials may be dropped off at any of the four 1st Gateway Credit Union locations or mailed to the Camanche, IA branch.  

Application: www.1stgateway.org

   


Verfaillie, Martha Seeser Scholarship

Due Date: March 31, 2017

Amount: The scholarship amount is interest based and the amount is not available until the spring of each year.  Last year, three scholarships were awarded. 

Summary: The Martha Seeser Verfaillie Memorial Scholarship fund awards scholarships to CHS seniors planning to further their education.  Financial need, leadership potential, and concern for others shall be among the factors considered for the award. 

Requirements: Applicants must complete application, write a letter of application expressing reasons why they should be selected, list the name and address of someone that knows them well and would be willing to write a letter of recommendation and enclose a transcript. Return application to School Counseling Office on or before March 29.

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Golf Scholarship, Iowa Section PGA Scholarship

Due Date: June 15, 2016

Amount: $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years ($4000 total) 

Summary:The Charlie Burkart Golf Scholarship is available to any graduating senior residing within the boundaries of the state of Iowa or western Illinois.  The winner will receive $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years ($4000 total) at a college or university of their choice.  Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic ability and financial need.

Requirements:Applicants must submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from a high school administrator or teachers and second from the PGA professional at the applicant’s home course, or course where PGA professional is employed.), and include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans and financial need.

Application: http://iowapga.com/junior-golf-home/scholarships/

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Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship

Due Date: February 1, 2017

Amount: $2,000

Summary: The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. will be awarding scholarships to a number of high school seniors who will graduate this academic year from a public high school within the state of Iowa.  The exact dollar amount of each scholarship will depend upon the size of investment income from the Scholarship Endowment Fund.  Last year, sixty scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded. The scholarships will assist graduating seniors in pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four-year college program.

Requirements: The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas.  The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. Applicants do not need to have Masonic connection.  An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a CHS school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application is also a factor considered by the selection committee.  From all applications received, the Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview.  Interview will be conducted at a number of locations across the state.  Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website:  http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/?page_id=470, at the bottom of the page you will see the “Scholarship” category.  

 

Application: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/?page_id=470

 

 

Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation (MCEC) Technical Scholarship 

Due Date: March 1, 2017

Amount: The final determination of the number of scholarships and the amount is dependent on the investment income earned.

Summary: The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M will offer the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship”  Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  Scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and tools.

Requirements: An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are carefully considered along with an evaluation of the applicant by a school official.  Organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.  A Masonic connection is preferred, but not required.

 

Application www.grandlodgeofiowa.com, and then under the Grand Lodge tab on the front-page, click on Awards & Applications then click on “MCEC Scholarship Form in pdf.   All materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st for the application to be considered by the committee.  No Exceptions will be made to this requirement.

 

 

Grand View University, Art Scholarships

Due Date: unknown

Amount: one - $2,000, two - $1,500, three - $1,000, and  two - $750

Summary:Freshmen and transfer students who are accepted to Grand View University have the opportunity to compete for the following scholarships offered by the Department of Art & Design.  President’s Award – one $2,000 award, Art Faculty Awards – two awards, $1,500 each, Art Department Awards – three awards, $1,000 each, Honorable Mention Awards – two awards, $750 each. 

Requirements:RSVP online to compete: http://admissions.grandview.edu/aspx/audience/content.aspx?pageid=1889&aid=20&mnid=4&navid=4100&expand=4 or call 515-263-2977.  Someone from Grand View will contact you with your interview time, to be conducted February 2-27, 2015.  Select five to ten of your best pieces of art; bring them to campus for your portfolio evaluation.

 

Application: http://admissions.grandview.edu/aspx/audience/content.aspx?pageid=1889&aid=20&mnid=4&navid=4100&expand=4

   

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Due Date: November 15, 2016

Amount: Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000 over four years and is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria and attends the mandatory workshops. 

Summary: The Hagan Scholarship Foundation was established to provide scholarships to high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.  These students will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents.

Requirements: :  Eligibility requirements include:  resident of eligible state, attended as a junior and senior at an eligible high school, member of class of 2017, have a GPA of 3.50 or higher, ACT score of 23, must enroll in college the first semester after high school, FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500, must apply for eligible Federal and State grants and must not have been convicted of a felony.  Recipient may attend any four year accredited college or university in the United States.  Applications should be completed at: http://haganscholarships.org/hsf-online-application/.

Application: http://haganscholarships.org/hsf-online-application/.

 

 

Hamilton Tech Scholarship

Due Date:May 30, 2016

Amount: Scholarship amount depends on applicants’ course of study.

Summary: Hamilton Tech is offering a renewable scholarship for qualifying high school seniors who plan to enroll in their Electronics Engineering Program, Medical/Insurance Coding Specialist Program or the Medical Assisting Technology program.

Requirements: Applicant must be a current graduating senior of an accredited US high school recognized by the State’s Department of Education.  Applicant must start the enrollment process, complete the scholarship application form, fulfill all admissions entry requirements, type a two page essay detailing reason or pursuing course of study, submit 2 letters of recommendation and submit most recent high school transcripts and the final transcripts upon completion of their senior year and graduation from high school.  All application materials must be received either electronically or by mail by May 30, 2016.

Application: www.hamiltontechcollege.edu

 

 

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award 

For JUNIORS 

Due Date:

March 15, 2017

Amount: All finalists receive $1,000 at that time.  Three students will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship award

Summary: This program identifies and honors approximately 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design.  The program encourages young Iowans to invest their talents and energies in their schools, communities and beyond; promoting personal growth, maturity and self-confidence while making a difference in people’s lives.  Applicants are evaluated on standards other than grades, test scores, and financial need.

Requirements: Finalists must attend an expense-paid weekend at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch during the summer between their junior and senior year.  Do not apply if you are unavailable to participate in this weekend in its entirety.  In the fall of their senior year, finalists make presentations about their projects at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch.  All finalists receive $1,000 at that time.  Three students will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship award for study at an accredited two or four-year college or university anywhere in the country.  Submit on-line application or download and print applications on the Hoover Presidential Foundation website: www.HooverPresidentialFoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php.    Request two references to submit on-line recommendation forms found on the Hoover Presidential Foundation website by March 15th.

Application:  www.HooverPresidentialFoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php.

 

 

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Due Date: June 15, 2017    

Amount: up to 1020 scholarships in 2017 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length and cost of the program of study

Summary:This program will provide support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment the fall of 2017.

Requirements: Students must have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also includes high school completion by spring of 2017, Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall 2017 with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and United States citizenship.  The Horatio Alger Association will award up to 1020 scholarships in 2017 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length and cost of the program of study. 

Application:  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

 

 

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program  

Due Date:

Feb. 10, 2017

Amount: 80 - $1,000 scholarships

Summary: Hy-Vee Foundation will award 80 - $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree at any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States.

Requirements: Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2016 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months’ employment as of September 15, 2016.    Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.  Applicants must complete the application; provide an “official” transcript, personal reference and resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts, athletics, community service, and future postsecondary plans.  Applicant must write a personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in their life and/or the life of their customer(s).  Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.   The program guidelines and application form is available at https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx.  Application materials must be postmarked by February 10, 2017. 

Application:  https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx.

 

 

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation

Due Date: March 1, 2017

Amount: 15 scholarships of $2,000 each

Summary: 15 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to Iowa students committed to the pursuit of automotive or truck-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.

Requirements: Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies and provide a letter written by applicant detailing career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career, a recommendation from high school or college teacher, counselor, or co-worker.  Must also provide an unofficial transcript, copy of applicant’s Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA and an optional statement of support or recommendation from an IADA member dealership is recommended, but not required.  Excluded from consideration are candidates whose parent is the designated dealer principal of a car or truck dealership.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university.

Application: Applications may be downloaded and printed from the following website:  www.IADA.com.  Excluded from consideration are candidates whose parent is the designated dealer principal of a car or truck dealership.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university.  Applications are due at IADA Headquarters by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2017 Email completed application to foundation@iada.com or mail so that applications are received no later than March 1st.

 

 

Iowa Bright Scholars Scholarship

Due Date: Varies by college or university

Amount: Full Tuition

Summary: The goal of the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award is to help bright young Iowans with limited financial means earn a college degree and move on with their careers free of college debt.  Currently 73 young Iowans are earning college degrees, thanks to a Bright Scholarship.  The Bright Foundation in Des Moines offers full-ride scholarships to any of Iowa’s three Regent universities (University of Iowa, Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa), as well as Des Moines Area Community College and Indian Hills Community College to students meeting specific criteria.  The scholarship assures that students’ tuition, room and board, and books are fully paid for-four years; and those attending DMACC or Indian Hills can transfer to one of the Regent universities and continue their scholarship. Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements:.  Applicants must have outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of high school graduating class, ACT of 28 and above, or for regent university applicants 299 and higher RAI score.  Must also demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, as well as success in the face of adversity and qualify for a Pell Grant as determined by filing the FAFSA.

Application: www.brightscholarsofiowa.org  

 

 

Iowa Credit Union Foundation Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship  

Due Date: February 3, 2017

Amount: 6 - $500-$1,500 scholarships

Summary: This scholarship, through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, provides four scholarships to high school seniors and two scholarships to post-high school students to further their education.  High school scholarships range from $500 to $1500.  The two post-high school scholarships are $1000 each.  Applicants must have an account established in his or her name and be a “member in good standing” at a credit union that is a member of the Iowa Credit Union League.  The high school scholarship is open to any high school student planning to enter college.  The post-high school scholarship is open to any person who is continuing education and current college students.

Requirements: Entrants are required to write an essay that is no more than 500 words on the following topic:  “According to the 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard published by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) more than 68% of Iowa students graduate from higher education with student loan debt and of that more than 13% are in default.”  How are you financially preparing for the cost of higher education?  How does your credit union play a role in your financial well-being?  Please answer both questions and provide personal examples as able.   Entry forms must be completed online at:  www.IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org  No hard copies will be accepted.  Do not submit any letters of recommendation or transcripts.  Entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, February 3, 2017. 

Application: www.IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org

  

 

 

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Clinton County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Due Date: March 1, 2018

Amount: $1000

Summary: Statewide, fifty-four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to sons and/or daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members (not Farm Bureau Insurance). (Six district winners from each of the nine Iowa Farm Bureau Federation districts will be selected.)   Applicants must apply in the county where their Farm Bureau membership is held.  Must be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college.  Recipients must maintain a cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA throughout their college career and be pursuing a degree (major) in agriculture, nursing or education to continue to qualify for the four-year renewable scholarship.  Recipients must maintain at least a 12-hour workload or be considered by the college to be a fulltime student paying full time tuition

Requirements: Applicants must include: typed application (handwritten applications will not be accepted), official transcript, copy of EFC from FAFSA application, essay-500 word max., and two-character reference letters.

Application: https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Member-Benefits#scholarshipGrants

 

 

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Due Date:  4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Amount: 30-$2000 scholarships

Summary: Offered by Iowa Student Loan by participating in the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge.  This opportunity is open to legal U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of Iowa; are seniors at an Iowa high school during the 2015-2016 school year; and attend college in the fall of 2016.

Requirements:.  To enter students should visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship  to register by March 4, 2016.  Once registered, seniors will receive an email with instructions to complete two online tutorials:  Student Loan Game Plan and ROCI Reality Check and a multiple-choice assessment.  The 30 seniors who score highest on the assessment test will receive a $2000 scholarship sent directly to their college of choice.  If a tiebreaker is necessary, tied students will be asked to write and be judged on a short essay.

Application: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship

 

 

Matthew Shepard Scholarship

Due Date:  March 1, 2017

Amount:

Iowa’s Gold Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $40,000 over four years.  The scholarship pays tuition, books and fees at one of Iowa’s three state universities:  Iowa State, University of Iowa and the Univ. of Northern Iowa.  Iowa’s Silver Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $9,000 over 4 years.  The initial scholarship of $500 per semester may be used for tuition, books or fees at any college or university in the US.  All scholarships are renewable each semester for up to four years upon successfully maintaining a 3.0 GPA, continued service to the LGBTQ Community and an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

Summary:Applications are now available for Iowa’s 2017 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program.  The Scholarship Program invests in distinguished Iowa high school seniors who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

Requirements:  The scholarships are awarded based on academic aptitude, academic achievement, community service and financial need.

Application:https://eychanerfoundation.communityforce.com/Login.aspx?7861726F417A39587757633D 

 

 

Iowa-Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship

Due Date:  January 4, 2017

Amount: Unknown

Summary: The Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show offers multiple scholarships for students planning to attend two or four year colleges or university and scholarships for students interested in attending an automotive technical/trade school.  Applicants must be residents of the following counties in Iowa: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott.  Illinois counties of:  Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren and Whiteside. 

Requirements: 

The criteria for the College/University Bound Scholarship is:  applicant will have worked or have a parent or guardian working in a new car dealership within the last calendar year and located within one of the eligible counties.  Other factors to be considered are: financial need, essay discussing future aspirations and career goals, 2 letters of recommendation including one from the dealership, extracurricular activities and volunteer or work experience and academic achievement in high school.  

 

Criteria for the Automotive/Technical Trade School Scholarship is:  residency in one of the Iowa or Illinois counties listed above, a current senior or a recent grad of high school, financial need is a consideration, but is not the overriding factor, a short essay discussing future aspirations/aims and one letter of recommendation.  

Application: www.cfgrb.org.

 

 

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships

Due Date:  February 9, 2018

Amount: $500 - $1000

Summary:  The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for Iowa students preparing for a career in media.  Students at any class level (college freshman through senior in the fall of 2017) are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1000.

Requirements:   Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need.

Application:  http://www.inanews.com/inf/scholarships.php

 

 

Iowa PTA – H. L. Taylor Scholarship

Due Date: March 1, 2016  

Amount: Up to $500 

Summary:Available to seniors in an Iowa public high school in a district that has an active PTA at any level.  The grant must be used for full-time study at an accredited Iowa college, university, vocational school, or other post high school training institution.  Selection is based upon financial need, academic record, candidate’s potential for success in chosen field of study, references, PTA parental involvement throughout student’s school years, extra-curricular involvement and community activities.  It is very important to follow directions carefully and submit your application on time.

Requirements:Your application and all pertinent information should be sent in one file to: execdir@iowapta.org  with the subject line – Iowa PTA Scholarship by March 1.  Please review the process carefully.  Some excellent candidates have been disqualified by not following directions.

Application: http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/programs/scholarships/82-programs/146-scholarship-app

 

 

Iowa Safe Schools ZBH Courageous Award

Due Date:  April 14, 2017

Amount: $1,000 and can be spent on any educational need including tuition, room & board, books, and/or supplies

Summary: The ZBH Courageous Scholarship was founded in 2017 to benefit LGBTQ students across Iowa who create safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities.  The scholarship is named for its founder, Zachary Bales-Henry. 

Requirements: Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate program. Graduate and post-doctoral programs are not eligible. Students studying at online programs or trade schools, are NOT eligible. Must be at least a senior in high school. Must be an Iowa resident. Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent).

Application: http://iowasafeschools.org/index.php/zbh-courageous-scholarship

 

 

Iowa School Counselor Association Senior Scholarship

Due Date: January 15, 2017

Amount: unkown

Summary: Applicants must be 12th grade students attending high school in Iowa. .

Requirements: Applicants will be required to submit an essay of approximately 250 words about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career. Applicants must be aware that their essay responses could be shared with others. Applications are due January 15, 2017. Winner will be notified by February 2, 2017 and announced the following week. 

Application: https://goo.gl/1b8A6C.

 

 

Iowa Section PGA Scholarship

Due Date: June 16, 2017.

Amount: $1500 per year for four years

Summary: The Charlie Burkart Golf Scholarship is available to any graduating senior residing within the boundaries of the state of Iowa or western Illinois.  At least one high school graduate will be the 2017 recipient of $1500 per year for four years at a college of university of their choice.  Other previously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible. Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic ability and financial need.

Requirements: Applicants must submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from a high school administrator or teachers and second from the PGA professional at the applicant’s home course, or course where PGA professional is employed.), and include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans and financial need.  Additional scholarship information may be found and copies of the application may be downloaded at the following website: http://iowapga.com/junior-golf-home/scholarships/

Application: http://iowapga.com/junior-golf-home/scholarships/

 

 

ISU Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards

Due Date: January 15, 2017.


Amount:
 This program will provide 100 undergraduates with half-tuition scholarships (estimated value of more than $16,000 over eight semesters).

Summary: The Hixson Opportunity Award is available to high school seniors graduating in 2017 who have extreme financial need reflected in their FAFSA who will be first-year students at Iowa State University in the fall of 2017. 

Requirements: Selection is based on the student’s county, eligibility and potential as demonstrated through the application, letter of recommendation, and financial need analysis.  Students may major in any curriculum and must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for renewal.  Applicants must complete the online application and complete the ISU admission process by January 15, 2017.

Application: https://apps-dso.sws.iastate.edu/scholarship/hixson/app

 

 

ISU Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship

Due Date:  December 1, 2016

Amount: This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman at Iowa State who is enrolled in the College of Human Sciences.

Requirements:  Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and living in one of these Iowa counties: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine or Scott County, with first preference to female students from rural areas in Scott County. Selection is made on the basis of above average academic work and demonstrated leadership and involvement in community, school, professional organizations and/or work activities.  The $1000 scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the student fulfills the scholarship requirements.  To apply, start at:  http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/.   Click on the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships box, click on freshman, read directions and click on Apply Here. 

Application: http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/.  

 

 

ISU Freshman Scholarships

Due Date: December 1st, 2016 

Amount: Unknown

Summary: Scholarships for freshman are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Many scholarships are available for students seeking their first four-year degree at Iowa State University. To apply for these awards, fill out the online application by December 1sthttp://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/.  This application pertains to Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships only! If you have questions completing the application, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Office at: (515)294-5627 or by email at: scholarships@iastate.edu.  Things to know about applying for Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships: Individuals who want to complete the Office of Student Financial Aid “FinAidScholar” application will be required to have an ISU Net-ID. You can find more information on how to create an ISU Net-ID on the instructions page.  Students should only submit one application. Students can then continue to edit that application as many times as needed until the December 1st deadline. If more than one application is submitted for a student, only the first application will be considered in that selection process.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed by December 1st


Requirements:

Eligibility for scholarships based on financial need will be determined by the information provided on the FAFSA.  This application is only for scholarships administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Be sure to check with your college/department for their applications and deadlines.  Privately funded scholarships have their own applications and deadlines as well.


Application:

http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/

 

 

 

ISU Great River Bend Cyclone Scholarship

Due Date:February 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: This scholarship is only available for students planning to attend Iowa State University.  Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (12 semester hours minimum) directly from a high school located in the following counties: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, Washington, Louisa, Van Buren, and Lee in Iowa, and Carroll, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Henry and Whiteside in Illinois.  Applicant must have been accepted for admission by Iowa State. 

Requirements: Scholarship will be awarded based on:  GPA, school, community and personal activities and work experience. A 200-300 word essay and 2 letters of recommendation are required.

Application: www.cfgrb.org/schoarship.html

 

 

ISU Special Awards for Iowa Residents

Due Date: Offered admission by March 1, 2017

Amount: The Academic Recognition Award Level I is valued at $8,000 over 4 years and the Level II Award is valued at $7,000 over 4 yrs.  The President’s Award for Competitive Excellence is for $10,000 over a 4-year period.  Cardinal Leadership Scholar Award Level I is valued at $10,00 over a 4-year period and the Cardinal Leadership Level II is valued at $4,000 over 4 years.  Several other scholarship opportunities are available to Iowa residents. 

Summary:ISU offers automatic scholarship awards to Iowa resident freshman applicants who rank in the top 15 percent of their graduating class or who present a superior overall academic record that includes a challenging college prep curriculum, or who have achieved a minimum ACT or SAT score and grade point average as specified in the award requirements.

Requirements: These awards are provided to all qualified students who are offered admission to ISU by March 1, 2017.  Awards may be made after this date, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Application: .  Additional information can be found at: http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/scholarships/freshman.php?state_id=IA or by calling 800-262-3810.

 

 

Jaycees Foundation Scholarships – for College outside Clinton area –

Due Date: April 30, 2017

Amount: 2 - $500 scholarships

Summary: Two scholarships are awarded to Gateway Area students who plan to attend a college outside the Clinton area.   

Requirements: Criteria to be considered:  from Clinton area, first year freshman, financial need, and community involvement.  Students must complete application and provide two letters of recommendation.  (Students going to CCC can apply for a Jaycees Foundation Scholarship at the CCC Financial Aid Office.)

Application: Applications may be completed and printed from the following website:   http://www.clintonjaycees.org/foundation. Click on: Outside Funding Word format on the right side of the screen to access the application.

 

 

 

Keep Iowa Beautiful – Byers Scholarship

 

Due Date:  January 6, 2018

 

Amount: $1000

 

Summary:  Through the leadership of Bob Byers, Keep Iowa Beautiful’s (KIB) Litter-Free School Campus program was initiated in northwest Iowa in 2003.  In memory of Bob and his dedication to Keep Iowa Beautiful organization up to 5 - $1000 scholarships will be offered to students across Iowa. Iowa students enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or natural resources/environmental areas of study are eligible.   

 

Requirements: Students will need to complete an online application, providing GPA, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, a list of community involvement and write a 300 - 500 word essay.  Applications for the 2018 scholarship must be submitted via email by 4:30 p.m. on January 6, 2018 via the following website: https://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/grants-awards/byers-scholarship/.

 

Application:  https://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/grants-awards/byers-scholarship

 

 

 

Kiley, John R. Memorial Scholarship  

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary:Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a college student working toward the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject.  Applicants with an Iowa residence will be eligible to attend any university or college in or out of the state of Iowa.  Applicants with Illinois residence will be eligible to attend a university or college in Iowa only. The selection criteria for this scholarship include financial need; leadership ability; merit based on school activities, community and personal activities and work experience; and achievement based on high school or undergraduate grades.  Applications must be submitted via the online system for the Community Foundation Great River Bend, including letters of recommendation and transcripts. 

Requirements:Applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent average).

Application: :  www.cfgrb.org click on Student Scholarships

 

 

Kirkwood Community College Foundation Scholarships

Due Date: First round deadline is December 16, 2016.  Second round deadline is March 15, 2017

Amount:  Various

Summary:Kirkwood offers a variety of scholarships to qualified students, awarding nearly $3 million annually in scholarships to students from all walks of life.  To apply for a Kirkwood Community College Foundation scholarship students should complete the online  Kirkwood admissions application, have your “K” number and password handy, file the FAFSA no later than March 1, 2015 (to be considered for scholarships that are based on financial need), and fill out the scholarship application completely.  By filling out one application you may qualify for multiple scholarships.  Applications for first-round awards are accepted October 1 through March 15.  Applications received after the initial deadline will be considered for second and third round funding opportunities.

Application:www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships

 

 

 

Kirkwood Community College Scholarships  

Due Date: March 16, 2016

Amount: Leaders for Tomorrow ($3,000), Presidential Scholarship ($5,000)

Summary: Leaders for Tomorrow and Presidential Scholarships are available to students attending Kirkwood Community College. Scholarships are based on academic excellence, and leadership qualities. 

Requirements: Leaders for Tomorrow applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and the Presidential Scholarship applicants must have an ACT test score of 25 or higher and a 3.5 or higher GPA.  Students must submit an application, high school transcript, 2 original reference letters and typed responses to several essay questions.. 

Application: www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships

 

 

KWQC Broadcast Scholarship –

Due Date: April 21, 2017.

Amount: 2 - $1000 scholarships

Summary: KWQC will offer (2) $1000 Broadcast Scholarships to students pursuing a career in broadcasting. 

Requirements: College-bound high school or homeschooled seniors residing in KWQC’s viewing area accepted into broadcast journalism classes. Current college under graduate students from KWQC’s viewing area enrolled in broadcast journalism classes.  Supporting materials are to include: verification of college acceptance, verification of GPA (transcript), 200-300 word personal statement, and letter of recommendation.   Applications are available in the counseling office and must be postmarked by Friday, April 21, 2017 to be considered. 

Application: http://kwqc.com/2016/03/10/kwqc-tv6-broadcast-scholarship/

 

 

 

LendEDU Scholarship

Due Date: April 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: The scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to the winner's education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this spring.

Requirements: Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college.

Application: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

 

 

Masonry Institute of Iowa   

Due Date: March 10, 2017

Amount: Unkown

Summary: The Iowa Masonry Educational Foundation will provide assistance to Iowa students pursuing careers in masonry, construction, design, engineering and architecture.  Applicants must be Iowa residents and attend or are planning to attend an Iowa school.

Requirements: Applicants must be Iowa residents and attend or are planning to attend an Iowa school.  The application process includes: complete application, submit two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a community leader), submit official transcript, and copy of your current resume. 

Application: www.masonryinstituteofiowa.org/scholarships.

 

 

Mc Quate, Kelly Marie Memorial Scholarship  

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Summary: This new scholarship opportunity is a scholarship for students who have lost a parent, either biological or adoptive.  The applicant must be planning to enroll as a full-time college student.  Financial need will be the major criteria for the scholarship. Merit evaluated by school activities, community and personal activities, and work experience will also be a factor.

Requirements: Application, letters of recommendation, and transcripts

Application: www.cfgrb.org/scholarship/html

 

 

Mediacom World Class Scholarship

Due Date:  February 16, 2018

Amount: $1000

Summary:  Mediacom Communications is offering up to 55 $1000 non-renewable scholarships to seniors in areas of 21 states where it provides services for cable, internet and telephone.  While it is not required that a student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.

Requirements: All completed scholarship applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant’s school transcript, and two completed recommendation forms.

Application:  www.mediacomworldclass.com 

 

 

Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship  

Due Date: March 31, 2017

Amount: range from $250 to $1,000

Summary:

The Mercy Auxiliary scholarship is available to those pursuing a degree in a health-related field.

The Dr. Frank O. Kershner scholarship is available to those pursuing a nursing degree.

The Patrick and Anna McKay scholarship is available to employees of Mercy Medical Center and their relatives pursuing a health-related degree.

The Lori Skiff Memorial Nursing scholarship is available to Mercy R.N.'s pursuing a higher education in the field of nursing.

The N.K.L. scholarship is available to those admitted to a nursing program and scholarship funds are used for education in pursuit of a nursing degree.

The Ruthann Papke scholarship funds are to be used for education in the pursuit of nursing.

The Jeff and Jane Hallman scholarship is available to those pursuing education in medical imaging technology for current students and employees of Mercy Medical Center - Clinton.

 

Requirements: Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words describing the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid.  Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional and national.  Awards are made in amounts ranging from $300 to $1000.

Application: http://www.mercyclinton.com/ways-to-give-scholarship-applications

 

 

 Mensa Foundation Scholarship, Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Due Date: January 15, 2017

Amount: ranging from $300 to $1000

Summary: The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence.  Each year Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $87,000 through a scholarship program.  The only eligibility requirement is that the applicant be enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institute of post-secondary education.  For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa, and the general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education and financial need.

Requirements: Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words describing the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid.  Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional and national.  Awards are made in amounts ranging from $300 to $1000.

Application:http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

 

 

Morency Family Scholarship Fund

Due Date: February 15, 2017

Amount: unknown

Summary: The Morency Family Scholarship was established to assist young adults with bettering themselves through continuing education and/or training.  The primary focus of the scholarship is to assist individuals who financially might not otherwise be able to continue their education or training after graduation from high school.    Applicant must be graduating from a high school that is located in the 17 county service area of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0.  Applicant must be enrolled in, or have been accepted into an educational institution/program and intend on working towards a degree, diploma, certificate of completion, etc.  Scholarships may be used to attend any accredited college or university, or to receive vocational training/education.  Preference will be given (but not a determining factor) to applicants who have at any time been in the foster care system.  Preference will be given (but not a determining factor) to individuals who have an interest in a career in manufacturing, and will be enrolled in a manufacturing related program.

Requirements: Application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts

Application: http://www.cfgrb.org and then click on Student Scholarships.

 

 

 

Mount Mercy University, Catherine McAuley Scholarship

Due Date:July 1, 2016

Amount: Unknown

Summary:This scholarship provides free tuition to incoming new freshmen entering college the fall of 2016.  Family income of those applying must be $45,000 or less annually.  Applicant must be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school, be admitted as a new freshmen to Mount Mercy, reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year and file the FAFSA prior to July 1 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years that shows family income of $45,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.  Additionally, to maintain the scholarship from year to year, students will need to show satisfactory academic progress and participate in Mount Mercy’s College success Program during their first year on campus.

Requirements:High school students need a 2.75 GPA and 20 ACT to be admitted.  Students must apply to Mt. Mercy by June 1 and file the FAFSA prior to July 1 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years) in order to be eligible. 

Application: www.mtmercy.edu/apply

 

 

Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust Scholarships 

Due Date:May 1, 2017

Amount: ranging anywhere from $300 to approximately $24,000

Summary:Several scholarship opportunities ranging anywhere from $300 to approximately $24,000 are being offered to students that have graduated or will graduate from a high school located in either Clinton County Iowa or Whiteside County Illinois and either attend or will be attending a 2 or 4 year college or university within the state of Iowa.  The scholarships are awarded by the Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust, Clinton National Bank, Trustee.

Requirements:There are several requirements applicants will need to meet for their application to be considered.  You must: have graduated or will graduate from a high school located in either Clinton County, Iowa or Whiteside County, Illinois.  You must either currently attend or will attend a 2 or 4 year university or college within the State of Iowa.  Preference will be given, but is not required, for those meeting the above requirements and attending a Catholic post-secondary institution or attending a community college located in Clinton County Iowa.  Awards will be made on an annual basis only. Recipients may re-apply for subsequent years.  No awards will be made for more than one year at a time.  A list of scholarships is a part of the application and you must indicate which scholarships you wish to apply.  You must provide a copy of your letter of acceptance if you have not yet started post-secondary classes or a copy of a current college transcript if you have taken post-secondary classes.  If additional requirements for individual scholarships are listed, you must provide that information.  If the additional requirements include a showing of financial need, submit a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the application.  Completed applications and supporting documents are to be returned to Clinton National Bank, Trust Department by May 1, 2017.

 

 

National Farmers-Farm Kids for College Scholarship 

Due Date: March 2, 2017

Amount: 3-$1000

Summary: To be eligible for one of 3-$1000 National Farm Kids for College Scholarships you must:  be a high school senior and major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university.

Requirements: Application materials include: completed application, two typed essays, two letters of reference, official high school transcript and official GPA, a recent photo for use in future scholarship promotions, member publications, social media and on website of:  http://www.nfo.org/Scholarships/Default.aspx .

Application:  To download and print an application go to:  http://www.nfo.org/Scholarships/Default.aspx.  Application materials must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2017.  Winners will be announced on April 13, 2017.

 

 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Award

Due Date: December 18, 2016

Amount: valued between$2,000 and $15,000.

Summary: NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior that owns and operates his/her own small business. The scholarships can be applied to tuition and fees required by the post-secondary school.

Requirements: Students must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2016.

Application: www.NFIB.com/YEA   

 

 

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Assoc. – NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship

Due Date: February 28, 2018

Amount: $1500

Summary: NIAAA scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership, and citizenship attributes of high school student athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.  State winners; one male and one female will each receive a plaque recognizing them as state winner.  Each State winner will advance to Section level. Section level winners will advance to the National level for one more round of competition. Section level winners, one male and one female will receive scholarships in the amount of $1500. National level winners, one male and one female will each receive $2500 scholarships.  Applications may be completed and down loaded at:  http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/applicant-information/.  

Requirements: Applicant must have achieved at least 2 of the following: a. Minimum of B+ average; b. ranked in top 25% of class; c. ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading); applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport; earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports; complete scholar/essay application; letter of recommendation from high school athletic administrator/director; school athletic director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association; principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate.  All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA State Liaison by states deadline.  The Iowa liaison is Brent Cook, CMAA, 1800 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001.  Email:  bcook@dbqschools.org .  Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by February 28, 2018.

Application: http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/applicant-information/.

 

 

OMBAR “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship

Due Date: June 1, 2017

Amount: $1000

Summary: OMBAR is offering its second annual $1000 “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who: Intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college, has a demonstrable record of academic success and has a passion and drive for a business career.  Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college.

Requirements:Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student’s application essay.  Selection is determined by the OMBAR staff.  Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.  Application and essay are submitted online at:  http://www.onlinembareport.com/2017-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-application .

Application: http://www.onlinembareport.com/2017-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-application .

 

 

Project Yellow Light Scholarship

Due Date: April 1, 2016. 

Amount: The first place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5000.  Second place finisher will receive $2000 and the third place winner will receive $1000.

Summary: Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change.  As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.  This scholarship is open to both high school juniors and seniors and college applicants.

Requirements:Applicants will create a video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage peers to not drive distracted.  You have creative license – Project Yellow Light wants to see your personal expression come through in your video.  You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video*.  Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste.  *If using songs in your videos, you must use original music or music provided from Project Yellow Light music library found in the Resources tab on their website.  If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, you can access the entry form and submit your video on the apply page.

Application: http://www.projectyellowlight.com/apply.

 

 

Quad City Engineering and Science Council

Due Date: January 24, 2017

Amount: one-time grant of between $1000 and $3000

Summary:The Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship was established and is administered by the Council.  This one-time grant of between $1000 and $3000 is awarded on an objective basis without regard to race, sex, or religion.  Criteria include academics, civic/community service, extracurricular involvement, career goals, and an essay on why you want a STEM degree.  Funds from this grant must be applied to tuition or fees related to eligibility item 2.

Requirements:  Eligibility requirements:  1. Must be a high school senior, a resident of Mercer, Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside, Carroll, Knox, Lee, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, or Louisa County.  2.  Must plan to study STEM related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at an accredited four-year college or university.  For the 9th consecutive year, the QCESC will also offer engineering scholarships from Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus, and St. Ambrose University.  Completed applications must be postmarked by January 24, 2017.  The application can be completed and printed for mailing as a MS Word Document (DOC) from the QCESC website at: http://www.qcesc.org/qcesc_students.html#Scholarships under For Students (scholarships).  An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file is also available for printing copies to fill out by hand or typing (typing is recommended).  For additional information or assistance, contact Tom Hein at tkhein@gmail.com or telephone (309) 798-0556.

Application: http://www.qcesc.org/qcesc_students.html#Scholarships

 

 

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarships – For High School Juniors 

Due Date: March 22, 2017

Amount: Unknown

Summary:QuestBridge is a nationally recognized non-profit that has connected over 15,000 high-achieving, low-income students with full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid to attend QuestBridge college partners.

Requirements: A high school junior, typically in the top 5-10% of their class, earning mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available, whose family earns less than $65,000 annually with minimal assets is encouraged to apply. Additional information may be found and on-line applications may be completed at the following website: https://www.questbridge.org/high-scho…/college-prep-scholars.

Application: https://www.questbridge.org/high-scho…/college-prep-scholars.

 

 

 

QuestBridge National College Match

Due Date: September 27, 2017

Amount: Unknown

Summary:QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that connects high-achieving low-income students to full four-year scholarships at the nation’s best colleges, including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Amherst and Duke.

Requirements: Who should apply:  outstanding seniors who excel academically and exhibit strong personal character (primarily A’s in the most challenging courses, strong writing ability and strength in character).  Class rank and test scores will be evaluated. Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with limited assets and may be eligible for their school’s free or reduced-price lunch program.  The online application is available at www.questbridge.org .  The deadline to apply is September 27, 2017 and requires the following information:  academic and financial information, essays and short answers, current high school transcript, two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, a secondary school report from a high school counselor, and available standardized test scores.

Application: www.questbridge.org

 

 

Raise.me

Due Date: None

Amount: varies

Summary: Raise.Me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. Log onto www.Raise.me, create your account, build a portfolio and watch your earnings grow.  For each achievement, you’ll get scholarships from different colleges, which you can redeem when you attend that college.  There are over 225+ college partners participating in this micro scholarship opportunity.  Over 18,000 high school have students using Raise.me with the average annual scholarship being $5000.  Don’t miss out on this scholarship opportunity, log on today! 

Requirements: n/a

Application: www.Raise.me

 

 

 REC Eastern Iowa Light and Power Scholarship

Due Date:March 15, 2017

Amount: Twenty scholarships are available from Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative.  Fifteen $1,000 scholarships and five $500 scholarships are available.  The $1,000 scholarship can be used to help defray the costs of attending any four-year college or university, and for students planning to attend a community college and then transferring to a four-year college or university to finish their degree.  The $500 scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a trade-related degree at any community college, technical school or power line school.

Requirements: To be eligible for the Cooperative scholarship program: the student’s parents or guardians must be members of the Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative, complete application form, provide one letter of recommendation from teacher/school administrator, transcript and a 250-word explanation detailing career goals and  how the Cooperative scholarship will help meet career goals.

Application: :  www.easterniowa.com  or at any service center.  Applications must be mailed or delivered to a service center by March 15, 2017

 

 

 Ronald McDonald House Charities U. S. Scholarship Prog.

Due Date:January 20, 2016.

Amount: unknown

Summary:A partnership between Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local Chapters opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities with scholarship awards. Currently enrolled high school seniors who are eligible to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study may apply for only one of four RMHC scholarship opportunities.  The four types of scholarships include:  RMHC/Scholars: all students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin, RMHC/Asia: must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage, RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage, RMHC/HACER: must have at least on parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.

Requirements: General eligibility requirements include: applicants must be legal U.S. residents, be less than 21 yrs. of age, have a minimum 2.7 GPA and reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating chapter that offers scholarships.

Application: https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC  Additional information can be found on the Ronald McDonald House website: www.rmhc.org.

 

 

Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge Scholarship

Due Date: February 1, 2017 

Amount: $2,500

Summary: Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care. Earn a scholarship: One submission will be selected in each of three categories; High School students: $2,500 one-time scholarship for higher education program, Put your plans in action:  the top submissions in all three categories may be invited to Sanford to participate in a ten-week experience to help implement your solution.  The Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge can be submitted by an individual or group work.  In the event that a group is selected, the scholarship will be divided evenly among the members of the team.  All plans submitted will become property of Sanford Health.

Requirements: Take the challenge: submit your plan for the high school health care scenario; “Develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings”. All scholarship submissions must include a completed application form and attached plan for health care scenario that can be implemented based on the individual challenge.  Format of you plan is up to you.  Email your submission to:  chairmanschallenge@sanfordhealth.org.

 

 

SFM Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: March 31, 2017    

Amount: Amount awarded may range between $1,000 and $10,000 per year, for up to five years.

Summary: The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employers.  Amount awarded may range between $1,000 and $10,000 per year, for up to five years.

Requirements: Criteria includes; must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota-, Wisconsin-, or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Worker’s Compensation Act of Wisconsin, or Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act.   Must be a Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application.  Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident.  Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant is considered.  Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement.  Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from any accredited school.  Must demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are awarded annually each spring.   Pre-printed copies of the SFM Foundation scholarship application are available through most high school counselors, or can be obtained by requesting a copy from SFM Foundation.  You may download the form at: https://www.sfmfoundation.com/documents/sfm_foundation_application.pdf.  Scholarship applications must be received by SFM Foundation by March 31, 2017. 

Application: https://www.sfmfoundation.com/documents/sfm_foundation_application.pdf

 

 

State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: March 2, 2016     

Amount: unknown

Summary: The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Requirements: be a 2016 graduating high school senior, high school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, plan to enroll-full-time for the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited 2-4 year college, university or vocational-technical school and must be a U.S. citizen.

Application: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/.

 

 

Strides for Clinton County Autism Scholarship

Due Date: Apr. 1, 2017

Amount: Number of recipients and amount of awards will vary each year depending on available funds.

Summary: The Strides for Clinton County Autism organization is offering scholarships to high school seniors residing in Clinton County who are entering college in the fall of 2017, with plans to study in a field related to working with special needs children (including, but not limited to children with Autism).    These fields of study include, but are not limited to:  Special Education, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy and/or Behavioral Therapy.

Requirements: Candidates must submit a completed application, 500 word essay that demonstrates experience with the subject of Autism or other special needs children (This essay should include an explanation of your intentions of entering into a field of study related in some way to autism or special needs in general.) and one letter of recommendation, from your choice of teachers, school personnel, or member of the community.  Completed application and all attachments must be mailed by April 1, 201

 

 

Student Insights, Student View Scholarship

Due Date: April 22, 2017      

Amount: The 2017 Student View Scholarship program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  The program includes:  one-$4000 scholarship, two-$1000 scholarships and ten-$500 scholarship.

Summary: It’s quick and easy to apply:  no minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average, no essay required, no application forms, and no application fees.

Requirements: Simply log onto www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2017.

Application: www.student-view.com

 

 

S.O.A.R Scholarship Program

Due Date: April 18, 2017

Amount: 5 - $1000 scholarships

Summary: The Sedona Group and WQAD HD News 8 have partnered together to recognize five outstanding seniors with $1000 scholarships that best exemplify the S.O.A.R. characteristics of: Strength, Opportunities, Achievement and Resolve.  Applicants may printout an application from the Contest section of the WQAD News 8 website: http://wqad.com/2017/02/02/s-o-a-r-scholarship-contest-2017/ .  Completed applications must be postmarked by April 18th to be considered.  Five winners will be contacted and featured in a story to air on WQAD News 8 sometime in May 2017.

Requirements: current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in WQAD viewing area, anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application and plan to pursue further education and/or training after high school.

Application: http://wqad.com/2017/02/02/s-o-a-r-scholarship-contest-2017/ . 

 

 

StudentScholarships.org

Due Date: Varies

Amount: Varies

Summary: This organization provides scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003.  Their data base is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.  Registered users will be matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit their profile.  To access the free scholarship database, simply create your own profile at:  https://www.studentscholarships.org/ Students may also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myscholarships and click on the “Like” button to receive scholarship updates right to their Facebook account. Scholarship amounts, criteria and deadlines will vary.

Requirements: Varies by individual scholarship

Application: https://www.studentscholarships.org/

 

 

 

Timberline Billing Service Scholarship

 

Due Date: January 15, 2018

 

Amount: 5 - $2000

 

Summary:  A scholarship fund designated exclusively for students with IEP’s and who attend a district that is a *client of Timberline Billing Service LLC was established in 2010. *Clinton Community School District is a client of Timberline Billing Service LLC.)  The annual TBS Scholarship Award gives $2000 to five students to pursue their dreams of high education.  Guidelines include:  the student must either have an active IEP or have exited their IEP within the past four years, student must be graduating in the school year of the award (December or May), student must be graduating from a district which contracts with TBS for their Medicaid claiming as of December 1st in the school year of the application, and student must have applied to an educational institution or other formal educational program(s) above high school.  Visit the following website to create an account and access the scholarship application: https://ttrak.timberlinebilling.com/IA/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fIA

 

Requirements: Application packet must include: completed application, three letters of recommendation: one from student’s school, other may be from family or community, essay no more than 500 words or video or audio presentation of less than 5 minutes on the topics of how your disability affected your school experience and involvement in the community as well as the accommodations or supports used in school to help you succeed and what are your postsecondary goals and how will post-secondary education benefit you., Copy of high school transcript.

 

Application:  https://ttrak.timberlinebilling.com/IA/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fIA

 

 

 

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: January 20, 2017.

Amount: $1,000

Summary: Each year the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program awards $1,000 grants to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation.

Requirements: Your application must include:  Financial Statement, Leadership Positions & Offices/Memberships/Honors & Awards, Employment Information, School Contacts, Personal Statement of 100 to 300 words, College/University Acceptance letter, supporting documentation, reference letters, transcript and your signature.  Applications may be completed and printed from the following website:  http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program .  Carefully read and follow instructions carefully.  Failure to comply may be cause for your application to be disqualified. Application packets must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2017.

Application: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program

 

 

UI Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Scholarship

Due Date: January 31, 2017

Amount: The Strayer-Rairden scholarship provides a $1,000 award, renewable for up to three successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa. 

Summary: The winner is selected by the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy as the state’s best-qualified applicant who has declared physics or astronomy as their major.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need.

Requirements: As long as a scholarship winner maintains a 3.2 GPA, and remains in the declared major, the scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  Please go to:  http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics  to view guidelines and obtain a copy of the application form.  To request a copy of the application contact Heather R. Mineart at 319-335-1688 or heather-mineart@uiowa.edu.  Please specify if you would like to receive a copy electronically as a Word attachment or if you would prefer to receive a hard copy.

Application: http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics

 

 

University of Iowa Scholarships

Due Date: Deadlines Vary

Amount: unkown

Summary:The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal.  (https://uiowa.academicworks.com/ ) If a student meets requirements for multiple merit-based awards, they will be awarded the scholarship with the highest value.

Requirements: .  Admitted students should log into the Iowa Scholarship Portal using their HawkID and password (instructions for setting up HawkID and password are sent to applicant’s personal email when they apply for admission to the University of Iowa).  After logging in, complete the general scholarship application to view recommended scholarships that you may be eligible for.  Students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov .  The University of Iowa will notify you of the financial aid awards that you are eligible for after they receive your FAFSA results.  The award notification process begins in early March and continues throughout the year.  You must be admitted to the University of Iowa before receiving any award information.

Application: https://uiowa.academicworks.com/

 

 

University of Iowa, ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

Due Date: March 30, 2017  

Amount: A total value up to $10,000 can be awarded per year, with a minimum value of $500

Summary: The ACACIA Leadership Scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and human service.  The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends The University of Iowa.  The scholarship is awarded by the local Corporate Board of Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity.  Preference for the awarding of the scholarships is given to students associated with the fraternity.  Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion.  This scholarship is NOT transferrable to another person or attendance at another university.  The ACACIA Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to provide on-going assistance to qualified students who attend the University of Iowa.    

Requirements: The applications must be postmarked no later than March 30th.  Shortly after this date, all applications received will be reviewed.  Personal interviews with applicants may be conducted.  A total value up to $10,000 can be awarded per year, with a minimum value of $500.  All scholarships will be awarded during the fall semester.

 If you are selected for the next round of the process you will be expected to attend an interview session in Iowa City at the Iowa Memorial Union.  This session will last roughly 3 hours and will be held on either Saturday April 29th or Sunday April 30th.  A third interview date may be scheduled if conflicts with these two dates arise.

Application: http://www.uiacacia.com/scholarship/  

 

 

UNI College of Business, Freshman Scholarship Day  

Due Date: January 15, 2016

Amount: $2000 one-year scholarships, up to $7500 four-year renewable scholarships.

Summary:The College of Business Administration at UNI would like to invite high school seniors who intend to major in Business at the University of Northern Iowa to apply and participate in its annual UNI Business Freshman Scholarship Day.  On Friday, February 12, 2016 invited high school seniors will compete for scholarships ranging from $2000 one-year scholarships, up to $7500 four-year renewable scholarships.

Requirements: Participation in the UNI Business Freshman Scholarship Day is by invitation only.  In order to qualify for an invitation, students must have both ACT math and ACT composite scores of 27 or higher.  The application can be found, at www.uni.edu/finaid and click on the “Prospective Students” tab.  Then click on the “Scholarships” link from the drop down menu.  Then choose the “Incoming Freshman Scholarships” icon.  Student applications, including a high school transcript, must be received no later than Friday, January 15, 2016.

Application: www.uni.edu/finaid

 

 

UNI Scholarships

Due Date: January 15, 2016

Amount: UNI offers thousands of scholarships each year to deserving students.  A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education.

Summary:If you’ve be accepted at the University of Northern Iowa or are considering UNI don’t forget to complete their online scholarship application.

Requirements: The online application will allow students to apply for hundreds of scholarships.

Application: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/scholarships

 

 

UNI Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarships

Due Date: January 15, 2016

Amount: Unknown

Summary: The Ancient Greeks believed in developing a Sound Mind and a Sound Body as the way to live a balanced and wholesome life. In 1990, Sigma Phi Epsilon adopted this philosophy with the Balanced Man Ideal, and has since awarded the Balanced Man Scholarship to some of the best students coming to campus. Each fall, the Iowa Theta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon awards a scholarship for incoming and transfer students.

Requirements: The scholarship is offered to male students who excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, and community service. As the nation’s largest fraternity (15,000 undergraduates) with the highest average GPA (3.06 GPA nationwide, and a 3.22 GPA at UNI), we desire to reward men who exemplify these principles, as we believe they are essential to achieving balance and satisfaction in every aspect of life.

Application: http://unisigep.com/scholarships/information/

 

 

Unity Point Health Scholar Athlete of the Year Award

Due Date: May 12, 2017

Amount: $500 scholarship per year for up to 4 consecutive years of secondary education

Summary:The UnityPoint Health Scholar Athlete of the Year Award honors Iowa high schools' top male and top female seniors who demonstrate excellence in school, sports and their Iowa communities. As a part of the award, the winners will receive a $500 scholarship per year for up to 4 consecutive years of secondary education.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Cumulative four year GPA, minimum 3.50 - 25% of the award*

2. Participation in Athletic activities (minimum of 1 required) - 25% of the award*

3. Participation in Non-Athletic activities (minimum of 1 required) - 15% of the award*

4. Community service and involvement - 15% of the award*

5. Significant accomplishments, accolades, honors, awards and leadership positions held for all academic, athletic activities and non-athletic activities - As applicable*

6. Short-answer questions - 10% of the award

7. Composition and substance letter provided by the High School Principal - 10% of the award

* Verification of 1 through 5 provided by the High School Principal. 

Requirements: Download and fill-out your application at the following website: http://www.unitypointscholarathletes.com.  Your completed application should be saved to your computer and then emailed to the CHS principal by Friday, May 13, 2016.  High school principals will review their school’s student applications and chose one final applicant to submit to the Iowa High School Sports Network by June 3, 2016.  Winners will be announced Thursday, July 14, 2016.

 

 

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 776 Scholarship

Due Date: March 31, 2017

Amount: $500

Summary: Consideration for scholarship will be given to: Any member of Chapter 776 as well as their spouses, children, widow, widower, grandchildren, stepchildren, or children-in-law.  Any Vietnam Veteran or their descendants.  Any Iraqi or Afghan Veteran and descendants to include National Guard or Reserve member who have been deployed.  Students may complete and printout an application at www.vva776.org.  Once at the site click on the Membership drop down menu and then click on VVA Scholarship.  You will be able to access the application, checklist, guidelines and How to Apply instructions once you are in the website.

Requirements: transcripts, letter of acceptance from a college, university or post-secondary training institution, statement describing financial need, letter in applicant’s own words expressing educational goals and one letter of recommendation. 

Application: : www.vva776.org.

 

 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Due Date: October 2, 2017

Amount: between $1000 to $10,000

Summary: The Class of 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from public and private high school within the U. S.  Wendy’s will consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school, and community activities.

Requirements:To achieve award eligibility for the Class of 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2017-2018 academic years, graduating with the class of 2018.  Applicants must: have a cum GPA of 3.0 or better, participate in at least one of 47 eligible school-sponsored sports and be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.  Awards range between $1000 to $10,000. The application process is online and must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., October 2, 2017.  The first 1,000 applicants will receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card.

Application: : www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

 

 

Williams, Don E. & Charlotte Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2016.

Amount: Up to $3,000 for full-time students and $75 per semester hour for part-time students

Summary: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide grants to individuals for educational purposes at colleges and other post-high school intuitions, including trade and technical schools. Amount:  Scholarship is renewable up to four years with the maintenance of a 2.0 GPA.  Applicants must have reasonable financial need and be a resident of the service area of the “Community Foundation of the Great River Bend”, or if the applicant does not reside in the service area, the applicant is a lineal descendant or dependent of a former employee (worldwide) of Don E. Williams Company. Applicants residing in the following counties may apply:  Cedar, Clinton, Scott, and Muscatine in Iowa, and Rock Island, Mercer, Henry or Whiteside in Illinois.  Each applicant should also show evidence of leadership and character, academic achievement, well-rounded interests and concern for others and be enrolled in a desired education conducive towards enabling the applicant to achieve gainful employment in the applicant’s chosen career, financial need and not yet received a Bachelors degree. 

Requirements: Application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts

Application: http://www.cfgrb.org/student-scholarships.html

 

 

William Penn University Athletic Bands Scholarship

Due Date: Unknown

Amount: These scholarships per year are averaging over $11,000 each and are renewable each year.  Amounts are determined on a need base for the students financial need, talent, and need for students to build the William Penn programs

Summary: William Penn University is offering scholarships for students (including non-music majors) to participate in marching band, pep band winter guard, and winter drum line.  .  This is a chance for students pursuing non-music degrees, who enjoy playing in band and those who would not be receiving other athletic or academic scholarships to receive a substantial scholarship to simply participate in William Penn programs. 

Requirements: Application

Application: www.statesmenathletics.com/SIDHelp.php?action=form&parameters=5