Kennedy Scholarships

Scholarships

 

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September Due Dates

 

NEW!!!!! Siemens Competition

Award: $1,000-$100,000

Deadline: September 20

Application: https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/

Eligibility:

The Siemens Math, Science, and Technology Scholarship is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. Additionally, students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following:

  • High school (grades 9-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas.
  • Foreign school as an exchange student or because your parent or guardian lives and works abroad.
  • Homeschool provided that signatures are obtained from the school district responsible for such programs. If your state does not require district supervision, the parent or guardian responsible for the homeschooling must sign it.
  • Students must be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

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NEW!!!!! Xerox Minority Scholarship

Award: $1,000-$10,000

Deadline: September 30

Application: https://clouda.lincware.com/clouda/doc/run/rba/xtmsp_application_2016

Eligibility:

  • Be full-time students (graduating high school seniors are eligible!) enrolled in a four-year institution
  • Have a B average or better
  • Graduate with a BS, MS, or PhD in a technical science or an engineering discipline
  • Be Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic
  • Have tuition (or tuition related) expenses not covered by scholarships/grants (excluding loans)

October Due Dates

AES Engineering Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: October 6

Applicationhttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Eligibility

  • Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our web site 

 

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarship

Award: 2 - $1,500 & 1 - $1000 scholarships available

Deadline: October 15 

Application: Application can be found here

Eligibility:

  • Must be a High School junior, senior, or college bound student student must be in good standing. 

  • Financial need must be explained

  • A GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Recommendation letter from Counselor or Academic Advisor shall be provided.

  • Two essays, 200-300 words, half a page each shall be completed.

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Park Scholarship (One nominee from Kennedy) – North Carolina State

Award: $98,000 in-state and $166,000 out-of-state

Deadline: Kennedy nominates 2 - due September 15, Student Application for admission due October 15

Application: Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us

Website for more informationhttp://park.ncsu.edu/

Eligibility: The mission of the Park Scholarships program is to bring exceptional students to North Carolina State, based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world. The Park Scholarships selection committees evaluate candidates on four criteria

Required Credentials:

  • Scholarship

  • Leadership

  • Service

  • Character

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Morehead-Cain Scholar (one nominee from Kennedy) – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Award: four- year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pays for room and board, tuition, books, laptop and assorted other expenses. This scholarship also includes funds to study abroad and pursue other educational opportunities.

Deadline: September 22

Application: Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us

Website for more informationwww.moreheadcain.org

Eligibility: Morehead-Cain Scholars are driven leaders possessing the rare combination of potential, principle, and purpose, who seek – and receive – more from their undergraduate experience than academic achievement alone. To be selected as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, the student must demonstrate moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor and leadership. 

Required Credentials:

  • Admissible to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  • ACT score above 30

  • Class rank in the top 5%

  • Demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and activity participation.

  • Exceptional moral character

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Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR) Award (one nominee from Kennedy)

Award: State: monetary award, pin and certificate. National: trip to Washington, D.C. to attend DAR Continental Congress and will be awarded a college scholarship. Each of the eight national divisions (multi-state groups) winners will also receive a cash award.

Deadline: October 15

Application: Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us

Website for more informationwww.dar.org

Eligibility: The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students.

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Levine Scholarship – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Award: four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective.  $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students

Website: http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/

Deadline: September 22(Counseling nominee) 

Application: Email Mrs. Richey for more information

Eligibility:

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. 

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. 

  • While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically. Successful candidates will likely have a grade point average of 3.8 – 4.0 (unweighted) and score 1900 – 2400 on the three combined sections of the old SAT or a 29 – 36 on the ACT composite.

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November Due Dates

Eugene McDermott Scholar (1-2 nominees from Kennedy) – University of Texas at Dallas

Award: Full Ride Scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas as well as a diverse array of intensive extracurricular experiences, including internships, travel, and cultural enrichment.

Deadline: November 2 (priority application deadline); January 5, regular applicant

Application: Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us

Website for more informationhttp://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/

Eligibility: McDermott Scholars are selected on their promise of being leaders for Dallas, the United States, and the world community during the 21st century. This promise is demonstrated by records of high intellectual achievement, along with evidence of leadership skills, high ethics, and a commitment to full participation in the Program, with all of its privileges and responsibilities.

Required Credentials:

  • Admissible to the University of Texas at Dallas

  • 32 or higher on the ACT

  • Class rank in the top 5%

  • Long records of community volunteerism and leadership in school

  • Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature and the arts

  • Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers

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NASSP – Prudential Spirit of Community (Unlimited Nominees from Kennedy)

Award: Local Honorees are selected at participating schools and organizations in November. From these winners, an independent judging organization names the top middle level and high school volunteer in each state and Washington, D.C. Results are announced in early February. Then, 10 National Honorees are chosen by a panel of prominent public figures and announced at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May.

Deadline: November 5

Application: Sign up in Counseling Office, Website for more information: www.spirit.prudential.com

Eligibility: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with NASSP to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

Required Credentials: Any senior who:

  • Has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application,

              AND

  • Submits a completed application to a school principal by November 6

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American Legion Oratorical Contest

Award: 3 local scholarships - 1- $500.00, 1- $250.00 and 1 - $100.00, State  - 1 - $2000.00, 1 - $1500.00, 1 - $1000.00, National - 1 - $18,000.00, 1 - $16,000.00, 1 - $14,000.00

Deadline: November 11

Application: 2016 Application can be found here.

Eligibility

  • 9-12 Student

  • Prepare and give a speech of 8 to 10 minutes

  • Competition is on November 19

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Danforth Scholar (unlimited nominees from Kennedy) – Washington University of St. Louis

Award: full or partial tuition scholarship

Deadline: October 15

Application:  Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us  

Website for more information: http://tinyurl.com/danforthscholarinfo

Eligibility: Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition scholarship. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars. This is a merit based program, but need will be considered as part of the award process. To be considered for this prestigious award, a student must be nominated by an individual who has substantive knowledge of the students’ accomplishments and goals. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee is interested in activities that illustrate the candidate’s exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforths’ legacy at Washington University. The selection committee finds it helpful to learn of specific examples of leadership, academic and personal achievements that set this student apart from his or her peers.

Required Credentials:

  • Admissible to the Washington University of St. Louis

  • ACT score above 30

  • Class rank in the top 5%

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Distinguished academic accomplishment

  • Sincere commitment to service

  • Exemplary moral character

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Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar (one nominee from Kennedy) – University of Notre Dame

Award: four-year merit scholarship ($25,000) annually to the University of Notre Dame

Deadline: November 1 

Application: Email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us

Website for more informationwww.hesburgh-yusko.org

Eligibility: Are you passionate about the learning process, see your coursework as vehicle of discovery and recognize that the journey is as important as the destination? This  will enable students to develop their intellect and leadership skills. This program equips scholars to be transformational. Four fully funded summer enrichment experiences allow scholars to travel the world, discover new interests and identify true passions.

Required Credentials:

  • Admissible to the University of Notre Dame

  • ACT score above 30

  • Class rank in the top 5%

  • Distinguished academic accomplishment

  • Sincere commitment to service

  • Exemplary moral character

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Martin Luther King, Jr., “Remembering Martin” Award (one nominee from Kennedy) 

Award: Savings bond, certificate of merit and medal.

Deadline: Approximately November 15

Application: Sign up in Counseling Office.

Eligibility: Each year the United Way of East Central Iowa honors one student form each of the local middle and high schools at the “Remembering Martin” Luncheon. Students are nominated by the staff members of each school for exemplifying qualities that were valued by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Note: The students’ race is not considered for this award.

Required Credentials:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA

  • A student who exemplifies Dr. King’s philosophy of acceptance/non-violence

  • Community participation

  • School involvement/leadership

  • Good school attendance          

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Elks Most Valuable Student

Award: 500 - 4 year scholarships

Deadline: November 30

Application: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/applyMVS.cfm

Eligibility:

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

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December Due Dates

NEW!!!!Burger King Scholar

Award: Determined each year

Deadline: October 15 - December 15

Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/

Eligibility:

  • Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year school in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

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NEW!!!!Burger King McLamore Whopper Scholarship Award

Award: 3 - $50,000

Deadline: October 15 - December 15

Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/

Eligibility:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) Students of Integrity Award (One nominee from Kennedy)

Award : $2,500 to an accredited college of his or her choice

Deadline:  December 1

Application: Sign up in Kennedy Counseling Office/email Mrs. Richey - srichey@cr.k12.ia.us  

Eligibility: The BB Student of Integrity Awards was established to honor local high school seniors who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic achievement. Award winner will be presented with a scholarship of $2,500 to an accredited college of his or her choice. All local high school seniors are eligible to participate. The chosen nominee must write an essay (1,000 words or less) on the importance of ethics and integrity in school, business and your community.

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Alice F. Bizulis Memorial Scholarship

Award : $300

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Special Education Student

  • Student must plan on further education beyond high school

  • Designate the institution planning on attending

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Army Scholar Male

Award: Medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility

  • Athlete who excelled in any organized sport during the school year

  • AND demonstrated a strong academic performance

  • At least a B average

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Army Scholar Female

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Athlete who excelled in any organized sport during the school year

  • AND demonstrated a strong academic performance

  • At least a B average

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Bob Brooks Journalism Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Journalism Student

  • Planning on pursuing a career in mass communication

* The Kennedy Scholarship Committee will submit 1 student nomination and the nominee will submit a separate application, including an essay explaining why he/she wishes to pursue an education and career in a field of mass communication.

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Buelow-Rutherford Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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Clara Peach Moore Scholarship

Award : $375

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Attending Kirkwood Community College in the fall following senior year

  • Complete at least 9 credit hours in the fall with a C or better average

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College Opportunity Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Financial need

  • Demonstrated career goals

  • Participating in extracurricular activities

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Dave Etienne Female

Award : $

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Female

  • Athlete

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Dave Etienne Male

Award : $

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Male

  • Athlete

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DREW WALL Scholarship

Award : $1, 000

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior at Kennedy High School who is a member of the school’s men’s golf team. 

  • The applicant must plan to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university as a full-time student. 

  • strong character

  • academic achievement

  • service to the community

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George Novak Memorial Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated the most personal growth during his/her years at Kennedy

  • Demonstrate the following characteristics:

    • Character

    • Personality

    • Involvement

    • Miscellaneous 

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Glidden Community Service Scholarships

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Community Involvement

  • Demonstrate respect and consideration for others

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Iowa Bar Association

Award : Medal/Certificate

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate good citizenship

  • Strong Academic Record

  • Solid Character

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Iowa Junior Academy of Science

Award : certificate/medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

 

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James Schneekloth Memorial Scholarship

Award : $200

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Financial Need

  • Caring Dedication for he welfare of other people

  • Willingness to provide service to the school

  • Commitment to and involvement in school activities

  • Hardworking attitude toward academics

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JKF Alumni Award

Award : $500

Deadline: March 21

ApplicationJFK Alumni Application

Eligibility:

  • Applied and ultimately enrolled in a 4 year university, 2 year college or other post graduate studies or training

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Complete the Kennedy Alumni Association Program Application (due March 21) - can be found in counseling office

The scholarship committee does not select the award winner, there is a separate application required - due 3/21

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JFK Award - Attendance

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Award - Citizenship

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Award - Credit (6 seniors selected)

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Award - Leadership

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Award - Service

Award : medal

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

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JFK Award - Spirit

Award : medal 

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Outstanding Senior Leader Female

Award : $250

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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JFK Outstanding Senior Leader Male

Award : $250

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)   

Eligibility:

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JFK PTA Scholarship

Award : $100

Deadline: December 9, (Kennedy General Application (available in November)) March 31 (PTA Application

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Additional ApplicationPTA Application

Eligibility:

  • Parent or Guardian must be a member of the Kennedy PTA

  • Senior plans to pursue education beyond high school

  • Senior must be in good standing with KHS

  • Separate application required (can be found in Guidance Office)

The scholarship committee doesn't select the award winners, separate application required, due 3/31

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Kalous Opportunity Scholarship

Award : $1000, renewable for three additional years

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Demonstrated high moral character

  • Preference for students majoring in: Government, Political Science, Engineering or Music

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Kennedy Community Service Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

Looking for that one caring student that gives to their community. 

Open to all senior Kennedy students

Essay questions:

1.       What have you done for your community during your high school career?

2.       What do you like most/ least about Cedar Rapids?

3.       How can we make Cedar Rapids a better place?

When the student is enrolled in a college the student will get a $500 check sent to them in their name.

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Kleiman Family Scholarship

Award : $5, 000

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)   

Eligibility:

  • Graduating from Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Prairie, Washington, Xavier

  • Planning to attend Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, or the University of Northern Iowa

  • First: leadership and good character

  • Second: academic achievement

  • Third: financial need

  • One female and one male candidate from each high school will be nominated for final selection by the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee for the scholarship.

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Lavenz Memorial In Courace Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Medical (or other significant) hardship

  • Personal commitment to education goals

  • Use of personal experience to impact other young adults affected by similar hardships

  • Financial Need

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Leola Z Clark Scholarship

Award : $375

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Financial Need

  • Participation in school and extra-curricular activities

  • High School Academic Record (Honor Student)

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Livingston Trust (3 awards)

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

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Marine Scholarstic Excellence Scholarship

Award : certificate

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Be recognized as an exemplary young citizen and role model

  • Be recognized as having best exhibited academic achievement and leadership

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Merveaux Academic Excellence Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Academic Achievement (GPA, Class Rank & Depth/Variety of classes)

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 Otto Weidersberg Scholarship

Award : $250

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Business Education Student

  • Citizenship

  • Financial Need

  • School/Community Service

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Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa

  • Exemplary Leadership skills in and outside of school

  • Top 1/3 of graduating class

  • GPA 3.0 or above

  • Demonstrated outstanding character, judgment, dependability and teamwork

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Paul Anthony Music Scholarship

Award : $

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November)  

Eligibility:

  • Music Student

The scholarship committee will submit 1 nomination and only 1 student in the CR district will be awarded

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Reeder Memorial Scholarship

Award : $1000, renewable for one additional year based on academic performance

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Significant Financial Need

  • Demonstrated Strong Ethics and High moral character

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Robert Foley Scholarship

Award : $400

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Student who plans to pursue further education in either library science OR opera (vocal music)

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Rotary West Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at Kirkwood Community College for Fall 2014

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Sal Guinta Scholarship

Award : $500-2000

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Student with plans to:

    • enlist in military

    • pursue a career in public safety

      • Law enforcement

      • Police Science

    • pursue a career in community service

      • Fire safety

      • EMT services

      • Nursing

      • Teaching

      • Ministry

The scholarship committee submits 3 nominations, each nominee submits an application to Mr. Guinta and he selects the recipient.

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Tom & Carol Ryder Cougar Scholarship

Award : $250

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • GPA of 3.5 or above

  • Attending a 4 year college or university

  • Must have participated in at least one of the following activities:

    • Wrestling

    • Cheerleading

    • Drama

    • Music

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Tom White Scholarship

Award : $100

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Minority Student

  • GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Financial need

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Walter and Ida Kansky Scholarship

Award : $1000

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) (available in November)

Eligibility:

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Whipple Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: December 9

Application: Kennedy General Application (available in November) 

Eligibility:

  • Outstanding History Student

  • Pursuing higher education in any subject

  • GPA of 3.5 or above

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January Due Dates

 

Aveda Institute Des Moines 2018 Early Graduate Cosmetology Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: January 5, 2018

Application: contact Director Miranda Goeders: mirandag@avedaiowa.com, 515-309-8820

Eligibility: This is an opportunity for students who are graduating early from high school. The scholarship is applied towards the January or March cosmetology program. 

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Keep Iowa Beautiful - Byers Environmental Scholarship

Award: 5 - $1,000 scholarships available 

Deadline: January 10

Application:  2016 Application can be found here.

Eligibility:

  • Current Iowa resident and an Iowa high school senior

  • Enrolling in an Iowa college or university with an emphasis on an environmentally related career.  Only those students planning to enroll in these areas of study will be considered.

    • studies in the environment

    • community services

    • conservation

    • public service/government/nonprofit management with an emphasis on environmental studies

    • landscape architecture

    • architecture (historical emphasis)

    • community planning & sustainability. 

  • Must possess a strong background in community service and/or community enhancement.

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Beethoven Club Music Awards

Award: 4 - $500 scholarships (1 in voice, 1 at Coe, 1 instrumental and 1 keyboard)

Deadline: January 11, Auditions on January 26

Application:  

  • 2017 Application is not available yet.

  • 2016 application may be printed directly from here

Eligibility:

Edna Barrett Jackson Award (voice) Amount $500

  • Open to any high school senior attending school in Linn County accepted to any accredited

  • college, university or conservatory, and who will be earning credits in voice.

Phoebe Sherman Haman Award (Coe) Amount $500

  • Open to any student from the state of Iowa who plans to enroll or is currently enrolled at Coe

  • College and who will be earning credits in applied music.

Beethoven Club Tribute Award (instrumental) Amount $500

  • Open to any high school senior attending school in Linn County accepted to any accredited

  • college, university, or conservatory, and who will be earning credits in instrumental music.

Lucy Ambroz Keyboard Award Amount $500

  • Open to any high school senior attending school in Linn County accepted to an accredited

  • college, university or conservatory, and who will be earning credits in keyboard (piano,

  • harpsichord, organ).

Applications and Auditions

  • Applications must be emailed or postmarked on or before Saturday, January 11.

  • Auditions for all awards will be held 1:00-5:00 pm Sunday, January 28 at Christ

Episcopal Church, 220 40th St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

  • Audition time is limited to ten minutes.

  • Students may compete for one award only.

  • Memorization will not be required. However, judges will award extra points for

memorization.

  • Contestants must bring an extra set of original music for the judges; copies will not be

accepted.

  • Recording of the auditions is not allowed. Only judges and timekeeper are allowed in the

audition room.

Beethoven Club reserves the right to withhold any or all awards if performances are deemed

to be below an acceptable level of achievement.

Direct all questions, application forms and supporting materials to Cheryl Krewer, 3700

Cottage Grove Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 319-366-4852 Ckrewmuspo@mchsi.com

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NEW!!!!! Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

Award: $1000

Deadline: January 29

Application: Apply online at - http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

Eligibility:

  • 17 years or older
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Accepted or currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution.
  • Submit a 600 to 1,000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

NEW!!! Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics

Award: $1000, renewable for up to three years

Deadline: January 31

Application: Application can be found here.

Eligibility:

  • be from the state of Iowa
  • have applied for admission to The University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as their major

 

 

February Due Dates

 

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

Award: Up to $1,500

Deadline: February 1

Application: Apply on line:   http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/scholarship-for-the-arts/

Eligibility:

  • Open to Iowa high school seniors planning to attend an Iowa college or university 

  • Must be majoring in:  Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Drama/Theater, Creative Writing, or Dance/Performing Arts. 

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AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Date Due: February 1

Learn more and Apply at www.axa-achievement.com

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Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships

 

Award: The amount of each Iowa Journalism Institute scholarship is based on IJI endowment fund earnings and will be determined in early 2017. 

Deadline: February 12

Application: Application for the scholarships can be found here

           

Carter Pitts Scholarships

The Le Mars Daily Sentinel funds an annual Carter Pitts scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship is named for the Daily Sentinel's longtime publisher/owner. The late Carter Pitts was also the first president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation and the organization's first professional fundraiser.

In addition, the Carter Pitts Scholarship Endowment Fund generates an annual scholarship. The amount of the award will be determined in early 2017.

INF Scholarships

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation will award scholarships to Iowa students preparing for an Iowa newspaper career at in-state colleges or universities.

Woodward Scholarship

Funded by a contribution from Woodward Communications, Inc. An annual scholarship award will go to a student studying journalism, communications, mass communications, photojournalism, graphic design, marketing or public relations at a college or university in Iowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin. The amount of each Woodward scholarship will be based on fund earnings and will be determined in early 2017.

Shaw Scholarship

Funded by a contribution from Shaw Newspapers. An annual scholarship award will go to an incoming college freshman preparing for a journalism or communications career at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the United States. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are dependents of men or women who work for Iowa newspapers. The amount of each Shaw scholarship will be based on fund earnings and will be determined in early 2017.

Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships

Funded by a contribution from Michael Gartner and Gary Gerlach of Des Moines the IJI annually awards scholarships to up to two students enrolled in Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. These scholarships are given in the name of the late David W. Belin, longtime business partner of Gerlach and Gartner.

 Eligibility:

  • The INF Scholarship Committee, when reviewing applications, will consider all applications that qualify for each of the scholarships offered. It is not necessary to apply for a specific scholarship award. 

  • Application forms are sent to all high school guidance offices in Iowa and can also be obtained from the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. 

  • The postmark deadline for applications is February 12. Awards will be announced before May 1. All applicants will be notified by mail.

  • Proceeds for all scholarships awarded by the Iowa Newspaper Foundation will be paid directly to the college or university. Each scholarship granted will be for the upcoming academic year and not on an ongoing basis. Students, however, may apply for and may qualify for scholarships in subsequent years. 


For more information visit https://inanews.com/foundation/scholarships/, or contact the Iowa Newspaper Foundation at (515) 244-2145, ext. 159.

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

Award: 60 - $2,000 scholarships

Deadline: February 1

Application:

  • 2017 Application can be found here .

  • 2016 Application can be found here

  • 2015 Application can be found here.  

 

Send the application to:

Scholarship Selection Committee

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. and A.M.

P.O. Box 279

Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52406-0279

Phone: 319-365-1438

Email: scholarships@gl-iowa.org

 

Eligibility:

  • 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.  

  • 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 school official. 

  •  The organization, appearance and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.

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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: 40 scholarships, amount unknown

Deadline: February 10

Application: Applications can be found here

Eligibility:

  •  Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15 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 AND

  • Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

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Cedar Rapids Realtor Scholarship

Award: $500 scholarships 

Deadline: February 15

Application:  

  • 2017 Application is not available yet.

  • 2016 application may be printed directly from here.

  • 2015 application may be printed directly from here

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must apply and be admitted to an accredited University, College, Community College, Trade School or school of Higher Learning in the state of Iowa. 

  • Applicant must submit a high school or college transcript to the Selection Committee. A minimum 2.0 grade point (based on 4.0 system) is required.

  • Applicant must have attended a Linn County High School and be a citizen of the United States.

  • Money awarded is given directly to student upon verification that the student is registered full time for the second semester.

Selection of awards based on: Financial need, community involvement, academic plans and goals.

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Mediacom World Class Scholarship

Award: 60 - $1,000 scholarships available 

Deadline: February 15

Application: Apply here.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school student

  • Must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.  

  • Applicants must also live in areas serviced by the North Central Division of Mediacom.

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NEW!!!! Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Award: 30 - $2,000 scholarships

Deadline: February 17

Application: Go to www.IowastudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship to register.

Eligibility:

     The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college.

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Glenn and Mary Wendler Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: February 28

ApplicationGreater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation General Application

Eligibility:

  • Graduating from a Linn or Iowa County high school.

  • Planning to attend a fully- accredited nonprofit or public college, university, vocational, or technical school in the state of Iowa. 

  • Planning to pursue a career in engineering, architecture, or construction

  • First: financial need (EFC required)

  • Second: volunteerism

  • Third: academic achievement

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Komensky Society Scholarship

Award : $500

Deadline: February 28

ApplicationGreater Cedar Rapids Foundation General Application  

Eligibility:

  • Czech, Slovak, or Moravian heritage

  • Graduating from a Linn County high school 

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college, university vocational, or technical school in the state of Iowa

  • Demonstrated importance of Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage in student’s life

  • Financial need (EFC required)

  • Academic achievement

  • Good character

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Linn Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

Award: 1- $3500, 1- $2500, 1-$1500

Deadline: February 28

pplication:  

  • 2017 Application is not available yet.

  • 2016 Application can be found here.

  • 2015 Application can be found here.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation.

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James B Morris Scholarship

Award: Between $1000 - $2500

Deadline

  • 2017 Application Period has not been released yet

  • 2016 Application Period: November 16, 2015 - February 29, 2016

Application: 2016 Application can be found here

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. 

  • All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and provide a social security number 

  • Iowa high school graduates and residents of Iowa who are attending any U.S. College or University;

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March Due Dates

 

Iowa Tuition Grant

Award: the statutory maximum award is set at $5,000, although the maximum award for an academic year may be less depending on the funding available and number of projected recipients. Recipients can receive grants for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Iowa resident

  • Undergraduate enrollment

  • Enrolled at an eligible Iowa private college or university

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Iowa Vocational-Technical Grant

Award: The maximum award is $1,200 per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Iowa resident

  • Enrolled in career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges - at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least a 15-week duration)

  • Enrolled at an Iowa community college

  • Must demonstrate financial need

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All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

Award: Grant amounts vary and usually range from $2,300 - $8,569 per year

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationIowa Financial Aid Application  & Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Be an Iowa resident

  • Be under the age of 18 and currently in licensed foster care under the care and custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services of Iowa Juvenile Court Services, and will remain in placement to within 30 days of his or her 18th birthday.

  • Be under the age of 18 and currently under Juvenile Court order to live with a relative or suitable person, and will remain in placement to within 30 days of the student's 18th birthday.

  • Be currently between the ages of 18 and 23, and previously in one of the living situations described above until the age of 18.

  • Have completed the annual Iowa Financial Aid Application and be eligible and awarded.

  • Have been in Iowa foster care and was legally adopted after the age of 16. Student will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.

  • Be currently or previously under Juvenile Court order to reside at the State Training School or Iowa Juvenile Home until the age of 18 and will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.

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All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Award: The 2016-2017 maximum award is $8,368

Deadline: First priority will be given to students whose applications are received on or before March 1 

ApplicationIowa Financial Aid Application  & Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Graduate with the class of 2017

  • Iowa resident who begins initial enrollment at an eligible Iowa college or university within two academic years of graduating from high school and continuously receives a scholarship award

  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent

  • Enroll for at least 3 semester hours (or the trimester or quarter equivalent) in a program leading to an undergraduate degree

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1 for priority consideration

  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $8,368or lower from the 2016-17 FAFSA

  • Complete any additional applications or documents required by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

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Children of National Guard Members

Award: 2 $1000 Scholarships

Deadline: Applications due March 1st

Application: Applications and guidelines are available on the Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary website:  http://www.ingoaux.org/

Eligibility:

  • Must be a child of a members of the Iowa National Guard (including currently serving, retired and deceased members).

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Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship

Award: 3 scholarships - 1- $3,000.00, 1- $2,000.00 and 1 - $1,500.00

Deadline: application available after January 1, Due March 1

Application: Apply here.

Eligibility

  • Be a high school graduating senior

  • Must be pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources.  This is a broad field.  A marine biologist is just as qualified to apply as someone wanting to pursue animal science.

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Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Grant

Award: up to $5,000 per year

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationIowa Financial Aid Application  & Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility

  • Under the age of 18 and currently in licensed foster care under the care and custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services or Iowa Juvenile Court Services and will remain in placement to within 30 days of his or her 18th birthday.

  • Under the age of 18 and currently under Juvenile Court order to live with a relative or suitable person and will remain in placement to within 30 days of the students' 18th birthday.

  • Currently between the ages of 18 and 21 and was in one of the living situations described above until the age of 18. Student will have completed the annual Iowa Financial 

  • Aid Application and be eligible and awarded and be under the age of 21 on the day he or she begins college.

  • Previously in Iowa foster care and was legally adopted after the age of 16. Student will be under the age of 21 on the day he or she begins college.

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Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)

 Award: The maximum Kibbie Grant award is one-half of the average Iowa community college tuition and mandatory fees per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for prorated amounts.

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Iowa resident

  • Enrolled in specified career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges - at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least 15-weeks duration)

  • Enrolled at an Iowa community college

  • Must demonstrate financial need

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Gear Up Iowa

Award: $2,600 scholarship

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or home school diploma

  • Be a GEAR UP Iowa Program participant, as certified by GEAR UP Iowa staff at Iowa College Aid

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Be under the age of 22 upon first receipt of Scholarship funds

  • Enroll in at least 3 semester hours (or trimester or quarter equivalent) in an eligible Title IV undergraduate program of study* at a Title IV college/university** in Iowa or out-of-state

  • Complete a FAFSA each year to receive Scholarship funds

  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policies of their college/university

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Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Award: Up to four scholarships, ranging from $500-$1000

Deadline: March 1

Application: Application: Iowa Financial Aid Application  & Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present);

  • Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school; and

  • Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university

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Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Deadline: March 1

Application: Applications can be found here

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 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.  The IAD reserve the right to rescind a scholarship award if the student fails to maintain enrollment in these types of studies prior to receiving the scholarship.

  • The Foundation’s selection committee will base its decision on the student’s interest and commitment to the automotive industry.  An applicant’s interest will be measured by their enrollment in automotive related studies (including business and accounting), being a current or prior employee of a new car or truck dealership, or demonstrating a personal interest in automobiles.

  • Scholarships may be awarded, in part, on financial need.

 

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Iowa Barber & Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant

Award: Maximum grant is $1,200 per year

Deadline: March 1

Application: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility:

  • Eligible colleges receive the Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant allocations. Campus financial aid officials award grants to students with the greatest financial need. Recipients are notified by the college if awarded this grant.

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NEW!!!! State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Award:  Up to 50 awards, valued at $2,500

Deadline: No later than March 2, only the first 700 applications will be accepted

Application: Application can be found here.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2016-17 school year
    Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Demonstrate financial need

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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

Award: 43 - $1000 scholarships available 

Deadline: March 2

Application: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship application

Eligibility

  • Son or daughter of Iowa Farm Bureau members;

  • Must be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college;

  • Must be a high school graduate, or if still in high school must have an expected graduation date of spring 2014;

  • College freshmen, sophomore or junior in a two or four-year accredited college or university;

  • Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following occupational areas of agriculture and/or agribusiness:

    • Ag Production

    • Ag Products & Processing

    • Ag Business

    • Agricultural Research

    • Conservational and Natural Resources

    • Economics

    • Education

    • Environmental Systems

    • Forestry

    • Horticulture

    • Mechanization

    • Nursing

 

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Iowa Grant

Award: The maximum grant for priority recipients is the average resident tuition rate at Iowa Regent Universities; the maximum grant for non-priority recipients is $1,000 per year for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study (adjusted for less than full-time enrollment).

Deadline: March 1

ApplicationFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) & Priority applicants must also submit the supplemental application.

Eligibility:

  • Iowa resident

  • Undergraduate enrollment at an Iowa college or university

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Priority is given to students whose parent was a public safety worker that was killed in the line of duty.

 

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Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Program (NGEAP)

Award: Maximum individual awards cannot exceed the current average resident tuition rate at Iowa Regent Universities. National Guard officials have determined that they will be able to pay 100 percent of the average regent tuition rate for the 2015-16 academic year, an amount of $6,658. The Iowa Adjutant General determines eligibility.

Deadline: March 1

Application:  Iowa Financial Aid Application

Eligibility:

  • Iowa resident

  • Member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits

  • Satisfactorily complete required Guard training

  • Maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty

  • Pursue a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa college or university (students with BA degrees are not eligible to participate even if pursuing a second BA degree) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

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Grand Lodge of Iowa, MCEC Technical Scholarship

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

Deadline: March 2

Application

  • 2017 Application can be found here

  • 2016 Application can be found here.  

  • 2015 Application can be found here.

 

Send the application to:

MCEC Scholarship Selection Committee

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. and A.M.

P.O. Box 279

Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52406-0279

Eligibility:

  • 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.  The scholarship may be used for any bona fide school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and tools.

  • An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are carefully considered along with an evaluation of the applicant by the school official.  

  • The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.

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Louisa Peak Scholarship

Award:

Deadline: March 7

Application: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-louisa-peak-scholarship.aspx

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be an active student volunteer in good standings at St. Luke's Hospital.
  • The applicant must be a graduating high school senior in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must plan to enter a humanistic occupation such as teaching, healthcare or social work.
  • The applicant must complete the application form and write a 250-word essay entitled "Benefits Gained from My Experience as a Volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital."

 

 

ANN GRIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $2000

Deadline: March 13

Application: For applications, visit here

Eligibility:  

  • Girls of excellent character

  • Girls who meet entrance requirements at any accredited higher learning institute in the state of Iowa

  • Girls who accurately and completely fill out the application form

  • All Iowa high school girls are eligible to apply

  • All applicants must be intending to graduate from high school in the year of application (this could be either spring graduation or graduation at half year)

  • Applicant must meet entrance requirements and plan to enroll at any accredited state or private school in Iowa

  • This award is made for the freshman year of college only and does not repeat as new winners will be selected each spring from among the applicants of that year

  • If winners do not attend college in the fall following high school graduation, an alternate candidate will be selected

  • If winners do not attend an accredited state or private school in the state of Iowa, an alternate candidate will be selected  

  • The $2,000 scholarships will be paid to the registrar of the university or college ($1,000 will be paid for college expenses at the beginning of the fall and spring semester or term)  

  • Announcements of the scholarship winners will be made at the time of the Iowa Junior Girl's Championship in June of each year.


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Mary J. Boland Scholarship

Award: Multiple  $1000 scholarships available 

Deadline: March 13

Application

  • 2017 Application is not available yet.

  • 2016 Application can be found here.

Eligibility:

  • Open to Linn and Benton County residents

  • Must be good, well-rounded citizens and whom may have overcome difficulties

  • This scholarship is not based solely upon GPA.

 

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HERMAN SANI SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $8000 ($2000 for 4 years)

Deadline: March 13

Application: For application, visit here

Eligibility

  • Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa with experience or background in golf is eligible to apply. 

  • Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected solely on the basis of the written application. 

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Children’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids Scholarships

Award: 2 $1000 Scholarships 

Deadline: March 15

Application:

  • 2017 Application is not available yet.

  • < >Children’s Theatre Scholarship

    C/O Miranda Wehr

    5090 Triple Crown Dr.

    Marion, IA 52302

  • Eligibility:

    • Must attend a Linn County High School

    • Must be a current high school senior 

    • Must have a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. during the first 3 ½ years of high school

    • Must be planning to attend college full time 

    • Must have participated in at least one school play during high school years as an actor/actress or as part of the technical crew

    • Must make every effort to attend your school’s Drama Banquet Night.  The scholarship winner will be publicly announced at this event.

    • Children of current Children’s Theatre Board members are ineligible to apply.

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FFBC

Award:$2,500 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available.

Deadline: March 15

Application: The application can be found here.

Eligibility: FFBC awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) acceptance and educate their schools and/or communities about LGBT issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards.

  • Must be an Iowa resident
  • Plan to pursue post-secondary education

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The Optimist Club of Cedar Rapids Youth Scholarship

Award: multiple $500.00 scholarships

Deadline: March 21

Application

Eligibility:

 

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 Gems of Hope Scholarship

 Award: 8 - $750 Scholarships available. 

 Deadline: March 23

 Application:

 Eligibility

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NEW!!!!! ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

Award: Up to $10000 per year, minimum of $500 per year

Deadline: March 30

Application: Application can be found here.

Eligibility: 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.

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Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship Program

Award: 3 - $1,000 scholarships available 

Deadline: March 31

Application: Application can be found here (2017 application will be posted in January 2017). 

Eligibility:

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Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation College Scholarship Program

Award: ten - $2000 scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Application: Application can be found here.

Eligibility: Scholarship applications are judged on scholastic standing, extracurricular activities, financial need, and a creative piece. There are two options on the creative piece; applicants may only choose one:

  • Written essay: Entrants must submit an original, typed, 500-word essay addressing the following question:
    "National Student Loan Debt in the United States: $1.465 Trillion*
    Dupaco recognizes that student debt is a major issue in America and will likely become one of the largest financial obligations of a student's life, impacting future choices, such as buying a home or starting a family. In overcoming financial obstacles, we aim to improve our members’ financial position and build valued relationships by delivering personalized financial advice, products and service. What are some steps that you can take to lessen the amount of student loan debt that you will owe?”
    *Student Loan Debt Clock as of 3:30 p.m. CST, December 16, 2016.
  • Creative video: Entrants must submit a 60- to 90- second in length, original video centralizing on the following topic:
    "Pick your favorite Dupaco Money Clips video and illustrate how it may help you to keep your financial stuff together as you prepare for college."

 

April  Due Dates

Aveda Institute Des Moines 2018 Standout Future Professional Scholarship

Award: 3 awards - 1st place - full tuition ($21,000), 2nd place - $5,000, 3rd place - $1,500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Application: contact Director Miranda Goeders: mirandag@avedaiowa.com, 515-309-8820

Eligibility: Three recipients will receive a tuition scholarship to be applied towards the June 2018 cosmetology program. 

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Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 1

Application: The 2016 Application can be found here 

Eligibility:

 

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Crescent Lodge No. 25, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.

Award: 4 - $1,500 each.

Deadline: April 1

Application: Application forms may be obtained here

Mail the completed form along with supporting information must be submitted to the following address by March 1st for the following academic year:  

Scholarship Selection Committee
Crescent Lodge No. 25, A.F. & A.M.

210 6th Street NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

 Eligibility:

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Professional Educators of Iowa Scholarship Program

Award: varies with award

Deadline: April 1

Application: Apply at http://www.peiowa.org/about/peif-scholarships/

Eligibility:

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Robins Civic Club Scholarship

Award: 3 - $500 scholarships

Deadline: April 1

Application: 2016 Application can be found here.  

Eligibility

Mail application to:

Robins Civic Club Scholarships

Robins Civic Club

265 South Second Street

Robins, IA 52328

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NACo Presidential Scholarships - Davenport and CH2M Hill Corporation Scholarships

(Both Scholarships use the same application)

 CH2M Hill Corporation Scholarship

Award:$1000, renewable for four years

Deadline: April 4

Application: Click here for 2016 application. (Application will be released on January 4)

Eligibility:

Davenport Scholarships

Award: $2,500 award, renewable for four years

Deadline: April 4

Application: Click here for 2016 application. (2017 Application will be released on January 4)

 Eligibility:

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Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Deadline: April 15

Application: Application available at:   http://www.ihsma.org/association.shtml

Eligibility:

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Cedar Rapids Woman's Club Scholarship

Award: 3- $1000 scholarships

Deadline: April 30

Application: Applications can be found here.

Eligibility:

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May Due Dates

 

Czech Women's Educational Society Scholarship

 Award: $500

 Deadline: May 1

 Application: The 2016 application can be found here

 Eligibility

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CADETS OF ST. GEORGE BR. W45 FCSLA

Award: 5 $300.00 scholarships 

Deadline: May 1

Application

Eligibility:

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Robert D Blue Scholarship

Award:To be determined annually

Deadline: May 10

Application: Apply online here.

Eligibility:

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UNITY POINT SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Award : $500 per year for up to 4 consecutive years

Deadline:  May 15

Application: For application, visit here.

Eligibility:

 

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Iowa PGA Section Charlie Burkart Scholarship

Award: $1,000 for 4 years

Deadline: June 14

Application: Application can be found here (2017 not available yet). 

Eligibility:

Contact Jordan Eaves with any questions at 319-648-0026 or eamil at jeaves@pgahq.com

 

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Award: $1000

Deadline: June 14

Applicationhttp://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Eligibility:

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  

_____________________________________________________________________________ Boy Scouts of America Scholarships

The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships:

 

Academic Scholarships

The first type of scholarship offered by NESA is the academic scholarship, which includes a varying number of $3,000 NESA scholarships, and a varying number of $2,500 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.

NESA offers two additional academic scholarships including one $50,000 STEM scholarship (up to $12,500 payable for four years) to an applicant who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, and one $25,000 United Health Foundation scholarship offered to an applicant who plans to pursue a career in the healthcare arena and is willing to reinvest his knowledge and skills in an underserved community.

NESA academic scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school and entering college in the year for which they apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded only to those who graduate from high school in the calendar year in which scholarships are presented. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only.

Scholarship committees are formed each year in each of the four BSA regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western) to recommend recipients of these scholarships, with the final determination made by the national NESA Scholarship Committee.

 

Merit Scholarships

The second type of national Eagle Scout scholarship is the Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship. Each BSA region reviews applications and awards a varying number of these $1,000 scholarships.

NESA merit scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year. Recipients may receive the scholarship one time only.

More than 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received each year, and fewer than 250 are awarded, so the competition is stiff. Plans are being formulated to greatly increase the amount of funds available to award NESA Eagle Scout scholarships through future years.

 To apply, go here.

 

June

Aveda Institute Des Moines 2018 Horst 'Live the Mission' Scholarship

Award: 2 awards -  $1,500

Deadline: January (opens) - June 1 (closes)

Application: contact Director Miranda Goeders: mirandag@avedaiowa.com, 515-309-8820

Eligibility: Two recipients will receive a tuition scholarship to be applied towards the January, March or June 2018 cosmetology program. 

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Other

 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has an online scholarship application called FinAidScholar.  The FinAidScholar application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Here are the necessary steps to complete to be considered for OSFA awards:

  1. Go to the scholarship section of ISU’s Financial Aid Website (www.financialaid.iastate.edu)
  2. Select “Freshmen” in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships (FinAidScholar) section
  3. Read the directions
  4. Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)
  5. Click on “FinAidScholar Open:  Apply NOW!”
  6. Log in with your Net-ID
  7. Click on the Freshman Application box
  8. Click on “Click Here to Apply!”
  9. Complete the scholarship application by 1 December
  10. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to 1 December
    1. The first time a student/family is able to complete the FAFSA application is 1 October of the student’s senior year.

 

This application is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid.