2019-2020 External Scholarships
Organizations, business, and individuals’ external of Iowa Central offer scholarship opportunities to students. Listed is the summary of the scholarship and the contact information for the person, organization or business that are awarding these scholarships. Students may apply for these scholarships by completing the application process designated by the organization, business, or individual offering the scholarship.
Amount: $1,000 Scholarships – Awards
- Must be an undergraduate or graduate student.
- Must be seeking an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major.
- The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Amount: $1,000 Per Semester
- Applicants must be residents of Webster, Buena Vista, or Palo Alto counties in Iowa.
- Must be pursuing a degree in the arts, environmental sciences, agriculture, or conservation/natural resources management.
- Applicants must also be a current college student, graduate student, pursing a PhD or have completed at least one year of college coursework post high school. Special consideration will be given to upper classmen, non-traditional students, and college graduates seeking professional improvement/education.
- Click to download application
Deadline: Scholarship requests for the fall semester must be submitted by June 1st and spring semester requests must be submitted by November 1st.
Please mail a copy of this application and all pertinent paperwork to:
Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust
c/o Scholarship Applications
PO Box 791
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501-4245
- Must Be Accounting Degree Major
- Check various scholarships for specific criteria
Amount: (5) $1,000 Scholarships
- Completes the formal application in its entirety by March 12, 2019.
- Submits a copy of official transcripts from an accredited institution of higher learning. (Transcripts if stamped “Issued to Student” are acceptable.)
- Provides three (3) letters of reference from non-family members. One each from an employer, teacher, and community leader who can attest to applicant’s character and need for this scholarship.
- Is a resident of Iowa.
- Is a United States citizen.
- Wants/needs to reenter the workforce but needs additional education.
- Graduated high school five (5) or more years ago (2014 or before) and now wants to start or resume a college education.
- Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.
- Click to download application.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 12, 2019.
- Be a high school senior at a high school located in Webster County, Iowa.
- Be of Christian character.
- Be under privileged or a member of a minority group.
- Have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 through the latest fall term.
- Attend any accredited college, university or vocational school full- time within the State of Iowa.
- Scholarships may be renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever is earlier.
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Amount: (5) $1,000 Scholarships
- Legal U.S. residents
- Residents of: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
- High school seniors at a high school in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
- Planning to attend an eligible college in Iowa in fall 2019.
- At least 13 years of age as of May 15, 2019.
- Register & read scholarship rules at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa
Deadline: Registration deadline May 15, 2019
- Be a multiple birth student (twin, triplet or higher order multiple).
- Be either
- A senior in high school with plans to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school; or
- A high school graduate (or equivalent) student currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school as a degree seeking student.
- Your educational plan stating how this scholarship will help further your education; or
- How being a multiple has impacted you and advice you would give to parent(s) who are raising multiple-birth children.
- The essay must be typewritten, double-spaced and printed on white paper only.
Des Moines Mothers of Multiples
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 8205
Des Moines, IA 50301
Deadline: Postmarked April 1, 2019. We prefer all documents to be sent at the same time.
Amount: $2,500 Scholarships
- High school senior or graduate, or current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate level student
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
- United States citizen or permanent resident
- Able to demonstrate financial need by providing documentation from the most recent tax return filed by the student or the student’s parents
- Plans to enroll full-time at an accredited, nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2010 academic year
- Apply online at http://hawkinsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/hawkinson-scholarship/apply/
Deadline: March 4, 2019
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: $1,000 Scholarships – 4 Awards (2 in the fall, 2 in the spring)
- Must be a veteran of the armed forces.
- Applicant must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans.
- Provide a statement of 300 words or less on how the applicant plans to use their education to help veterans.
Deadline: May 1, 2019 & November 1, 2019
Contact: Chad Hill at email@example.com
- Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
- Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
- Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
- Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Be under the age of 30
- Be a United States citizen
Application opens February 2020 for 2020 Fall
Contact: 844-422-4200 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: 80 - $1,000 Scholarships
- High School Seniors:
- Be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or Subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2019.
- Be a high school seniorson 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, 2019.
- Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.
- Applicant must havebeen employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after June 1, 2019.
- Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process.
- Applicant must be classified as a full time sophomore, junior, or senior at the time funds are disbursed.
Deadline: Application must be postmarked by February 10, 2020
Contact: Emily Streit, 515-267-2873 or email@example.com
- Must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a Facility Management or related field. “Degree” is determined (Associate, Bachelors or Graduate) as defined by your institution at the time of application submission.
- A working student is acceptable.
- Must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 in FM or related courses or documented confirming academic study achievement is at least 80% of highest grade scale as defined in the student’s country of study.
- Applicants awarded a scholarship are required to attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Exhibition (WW) to be held in Phoenix, Arizona October 15 – 19 in order to receive the scholarship. Travel and associated expenses are part of the scholarship award and offered to students though a single standardized grant. The award also includes full student registration for the conference.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Amount: $500 Scholarships
- Must be a resident of Iowa
- A high school senior OR non-traditional student returning to college in the state of Iowa
- Currently a full-time student at any college, university, or community colletge in the state of Iowa
- An Environmental Health major or related field
Deadline: Must be postmarked by February 1, 2020.
Application and Website: http://www.ieha.net/college-scholarship
Contact: Sandy Burke, mocoenvr@longlinescom
- Must be enrolled in an accredited Iowa college.
- Must be enrolled in an associate, bachelor, masters, or nurse practitioner program.
- Apply online at http://www.iowaheartfoundation.org/community/annual-scholarship-program/
Deadline: May 31, 2020 at 4:00pm.
Amount: $750 Scholarship (2)
- Must be an Iowa Resident.
- One award for a high school senior and a second “open” scholarship to individuals already in college or graduate school.
- Must be a current member in good standing of the Iowa Horse Council or one of its affiliated organizations.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Application: Click here for application
Contact: Rebecca Howe RHowe75579@gmail.com or 515-689-2733
Amount: $3,500 Scholarships
- Must be enrolled in an accredited health care education program listed on the application.
- Be within two years of completing your education.
- Must work for an Iowa hospital. (one year per scholarship awarded)
- Must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.
- Apply online at www.iowahospitalscholarships.org.
Deadline: Paper applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2019.
Contact: Clara Stults, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
- Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning in Iowa, or any school with a “concrete construction” program. (e.g. civil engineering, constructio engineering,
- construction management)
- Students shall have attained sophomore status or higher (as of November 30, 2018).
- Students must be seeking a degree in an area of study that would benefit his or her preparedness for a potential career in the ready mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries.
- Download IRMCA scholarship application at:
Deadline: Application must be submitted no later than November 30, 2019
Amount: $2,000 Scholarships – 30 totalRequirements:
- Must be a legal US resident
- Must be a graduating Senior at an Iowa High School
- Must be planning on attending an eligible college the fall following the registration dates
Application Period: Oct. 15, 2019 – Feb. 21, 2020
More Information & Application: https://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships/high-school-senior-scholarship.aspx?cid=fao&ref=fao
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has an online scholarship application called OneApp. The OneApp application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Here are the steps that your students need to complete to be considered for OSFA awards:
- Go to http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/finaid/transfer.php
- Read the directions
- Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)
- Click on “Apply on our FinAidScholar Website!”
- Log in with your Net-ID
- Select the Transfer Application
- Click on “Click Here to Apply!”
- Complete the application by March 1st
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1st
This pplication is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid. Please be sure to let your students know that they will need to check with their college and/or department, and private donors to maximize their scholarship search.
If you or one of your students has questions on this application or our new process, please have them email our office at email@example.com or call us at 515.294.5627.
Amount: Receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year undergraduate institution for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees.
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2019, or a recent graduate (since spring 2020).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2019.
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
- Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
- Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.
Contact: Learn more and apply online at www.jkcf.org – application period is now CLOSED FOR 2019-2020 school year.
Amount: 20-30 scholarship awards of $1500 & $2500
- Applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity
- Have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. * All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates and residents of Iowa who are, or will be, attending any U.S. college or university; or (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.
- Application and Website: http://www.morrisscholarship.org/index.php/application
Deadline: February 29, 2020
Contact: Morris Scholarship Fund at 515-864-0922
Amount: One to Two-Year scholarships are available at a minimum of $2,500/year.
- Student must be entering or enrolled in their first year at an Iowa community college or tech school building trades program, including concrete technology and practice.
- Recipients who are currently enrolled in Fall 2018 will receive a scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Students enrolling in Fall 2019 will receive a scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year and will be eligible to receive it for the second year in 2020-21.
- Student must be a resident of the state of Iowa.
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Amount: (2) $1000 scholarships
The Karl King Memorial Education Foundation exists to provide band instrument scholarships for students majoring in music. Three scholarships are to be awarded each year. This tribute is to honor the late Karl L. King, the memories of Everett and Dorothy Olson, and Tom Dowd.
- Scholarships will be awarded only to Iowa resident band instrument students. (String Bass and Piano are not considered regular “band” instruments).
- A one-year scholarship will be awarded to an Iowa resident student for tuition to a 4 year Iowa college or university of his/her choice. This scholarship is for $1000. The award is paid in two installments – one each semester upon receipt of a class schedule indicating enrollment in music classes.
- Two one-year scholarships to Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge. These tuition scholarships will be $500. The award is paid in 2 installments – one each semester upon receipt of a class schedule indicating enrollment in music classes.
- The recipient of each instrumental scholarship must be either a graduating high school senior or college freshman.
- Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials to the address below by March 15, 2019.
- Completed application form.
- Three completed scholarship recommendation forms.
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Contact: Paul Bloomquist, 515-574-1203, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host a blood drive
- Have a minimum of 40 Donors at their blood drive
Website and Information: http://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org/host-a-drive/student-opportunities/
Contact: 1-800-287-4903 Blooddonor@lifeservebloodcenter.org
- Southeast Valley High School graduate
- Plans to attend an Iowa college or university as a full time student in the fall of 2019
Application: Click to download
Daedline: May 1st, 2018
Amount: Variable, will be determined at a later date
- Applicant must be a 2019 graduating senior of an Iowa Public High School
- Must be enrolled in a mechanical or trade course of study
- Masonic connection is preferred, but not required
Website and Applicaiton: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/
Deadline: Application must be postmarked by February 1, 2020
Contact: 319-365-1438 or email@example.com
Amount: Variable, depending on scholarship
- Visit http://www.mgmc.org/careers/scholarships/ and click on Scholarship Opportunities to see scholarships available and requirements for each.
Deadline: Vary depending on scholarship
Contact: Melissa McGarry, 515-239-2147
Amount: Variable, depending on scholarship
- Be a student wanting to continue your education in the Construction / Architecture / Engineering field.
Website and Application: Application will be available December 2019.
Amount: $1,000 (6 will be awarded)
- Applicant must be a MaxYield Cooperative client or a dependent of a MaxYield Cooperative client.
- Applicant must be a high school or college student enrolled in an agricultural curriculum.
- The applicant must complete the application form. Forms are sent to area guidance counselors and high schools, available on our web site, or may be picked up at any MaxYield location.
- Applicants must submit a written essay with the application, no more than one page, entitled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”
- Applicants must submit a copy of your high school and college (if applicable) transcripts.
- Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, or junior student at an accredited College, Trade School, or a high school graduating senior enrolling into the fall semester at an accredited College or Trade School.
- Applicants must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at a local high school or college.
- Maximum number of times a student can win the scholarship award is twice.
- The awarded scholarship will be applied toward tuition for Fall Semester.
Deadline: March 1, 2019 (postmarked)
Webnsite and Application: https://www.maxyieldcooperative.com/scholarships
Contact: Chad Meyer, West Bend, 515-200-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applicant must an Iowa high school senior
- Applicant must plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an Iowa Community College
Website and Applicaiton: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/
Deadline:Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2020
- Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
- Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer
- Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
- This scholarship is offered nationwide to US Citizens
- Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.
- March 31, 2020 for Fall 2020 Semester
Contact: Visit http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/ to learn more and apply.
- Students enrolled in an associate, bachelor, masters, or nurse practitioner program.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Contact: (515) 633-3555
Amount: $500 – 1 Award
- Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2020
- Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2019 deadline.
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Be a resident of the United States or Canada
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Application: Click here
Various scholarships for students pursuing a career in the health care field. Please click on the link for details.http://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/
Amount: $5,200 and will be considered for renewal for senior year
- US Citizen
- Graduate of an accredited Iowa high school, or resident of the state of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application
- Junior classification fall semester 2020
- Full-time enrolment (12 credits or more)
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
- Demonstrate financial need on the basis of a 2020-2021 FAFSA (Must file 2020-2021 FAFSA by March 1, 2020)
- Present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time
- Students must submit on-line application, essay, and two letters of reference by April 1st to be considered. Apply on-line at https://www.carvertrust.org
Deadline: Application and attachments must be submitted by April 1, 2020
Contact: Contact information for school participants listed on www.carvertrust.org
Amount: $2,000 – 1 Award
- Student must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2019. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.
- SeniorAdvice.com employees and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- Submission of application is regarded as acknowledgement and adherence to the following agreement guidelines below
- Application must be submitted by July 15, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by August 1, 2019.
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Caregiver Scholarship App: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2019
- Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2020 at the latest.
- Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.
Amount: $2,000/year at a community college or $4,000/year at a university
- Work in a regulated preschool, child care center, or home program for at least 30 hours per week (or full time for the hours your preschool offers programming)
- Have worked with children birth to age 5 in your current program for at least 3 months
- Are working toward an early childhood degree, credential, or endorsement program at an Iowa college (or would like to be)
- Have the support of your employer (if applicable)
- Demonstrate participation in or progress towards a quality initiative such as QRS, QPPS, Head Start, or NAEYC/NAFCC accreditation.
Deadline: January 31st for Fall term, November 15 for Spring term, April 30th for summer term.
Contact: You must first call 515-331-800 or 800-469-2392 to speak with a T.E.A.C.H. counselor.
- Different requirements for different scholarships
- To apply go to: www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships
Contact: For more information or questions, contact the Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212
Amount: $1,000 monthly
- Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.
- Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
- Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Contact: Jessica Webb at her email: email@example.com
- Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling) veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
- Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor's) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year. *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
- Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
- Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent
February 28, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. CST.
Application Process: Click here for more info.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-507-931-1682 and ask for Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program