2017-2018 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: April 16, 2018
Amount: $500 – 1 Award
- Between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2017.
- Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2017 deadline.
- Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Amount: (5) $1,000 Scholarships
- Completes the formal application in its entirety by March 12, 2018.
- 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 (2013 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, 2018.
- 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: February 26, 2018
Amount: (5) $1,000 Scholarships
- US Citizen
- Permanent residents of one of the following states: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
- Seniors at a high school located in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
- Attend college in fall 2018 at an eligible institution located in Iowa.
- Are at least 13 years of age as of the date they begin the scholarship process.
- Register & read scholarship rules at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa
- Follow the instructions they will receive by email to complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related assessment by 4PM Central time on May 31, 2018.
- If necessary to break a tie among top scorers on the assessment, write and submit a brief essay.
Deadline: Registration deadline May 31, 2018 with all steps needed to be completed by 4PM Central time.
- 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, 2018. We prefer all documents to be sent at the same time.
- Must be currently pursuing one of the following:
- Undergraduate degree leading to NCLEX- eligibility LPN/LVN, RN, BSN, or RN-BSN
- Graduate degree leading to MSN, DNP, or PhD
- Must be enrolled in nursing program for 2018-2019 school year.
- Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must be a student in the U.S. or Canada. (Must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid student visa)
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Website & Applicaiton: https://www.fadavis.com/scholarship
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection Criteria is evaluated by overall merit and quality of the scholarship essay in addition to the other criteria below. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship. The winner of the annual scholarship will be chosen by the administrative staff of NurseJournal.org based upon the overall merit of their registration. Candidates are judged on formal registration and the written essay portion. Registration is weighted 25%, Essay 50%, and Work History and Activities at 25%. Additional considered criteria are: GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale) Extra-curricular activities Employment history. The criteria considered in the written essay is your ability to write a strong answer that directly answers the global health question that is presented. You will also need to provide insights based upon facts to support any claims you make.
More Information: http://nursejournal.org/global-health-nursing-scholarship/
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 documentationfrom the most recent tax return filed by the student or the student’sparents
- Plans to enroll full-time at an accredited, nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
- Apply online at http://hawkinsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/hawkinson-scholarship/apply/
Deadline: March 15, 2018
More Information: email@example.com
Amount: $1,000 Highschool / $4,000 - $5,000 for Undergrad and Grad Students
- Must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.
- Applicants be high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. High school students are considered for separate high schools scholarships.
- Does not consider financial need or religious affiliation
Specifically, looking for students who demonstrate a commitment to peace and social justice through one or more of these ways:
- Completed a specific peace or social justice project.
- Demonstrated courage in carrying out their convictions about peace and social justice.
- Displayed ongoing commitment to, and leadership in, a peace or justice organization.
- Served as a role model for others to move society or a religious organization into new realms of thought and practice regarding peace and justice.
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Application: Click here to download
More Information: Alison Bents Email: 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, 2018 & November 1, 2018
Contact: Chad Hill at email@example.com
- Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
- Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
- 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
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, 2018.
- 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, 2018.
- 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, 2018.
- 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, 2018
Contact: Emily Streit, 515-267-2873 or email@example.com
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, 2018.
Application and Website: http://www.ieha.net/college-scholarship
Contact: Sandy Burke, mocoenvr@longlinescom
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, 2018.
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, 2016).
- 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 by clicking here (scholarship attached to this email) or at:
Deadline: Application must be submitted no later than November 30, 2017
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 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 application 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: $500 Scholarship
Requirements: The Iowa Women in Natural Resources (IWINR) has a $500 scholarship opportunity for a graduating senior or a current student that intends to or is already attending a college, university, or community college in the State of Iowa. This is a non-gender based scholarship. The scholarship is for somebody pursuing a career in the natural resources field. This could include, but not limited, to the following
- law enforcement
- habitat management
- environmental science
- computer-related skills (GIS, web design)
- environmental law
- financial management
- landscape architects
Website and Application:https://www.iwinr.com
Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2018.
Contact: Lori Eberhard, 1010 Lindbud Lane, Waterloo, IA 50701 or www.iwinr.com
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, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
- 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 open and will close on October 2017.
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: https://www.morrisscholarship.org/index.php/application
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Contact: Morris Scholarship Fund at 515-864-0922
Amount: (2) $1000 scholarships
- Only band instrument scholarships will be awarded to Iowa students. (String Bass and Piano are not considered regular “band” instruments).
- 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.
- A one-year scholarship will be awarded to an Iowa resident student for tuition to an Iowa college of his/her choice. This scholarship is for $1000. 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 a college freshman.
- Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials to the address below by March 10, 2017.
a. Completed application form.
b. Three completed scholarship recommendation forms.
- All finalists are expected to play with the band on one march selection that will be rehearsed after the audition (approximately 2:00). The finalists that are not selected as winners will receive $50 in the mail shortly after the audition day. If you are senior in high school that does not win, you may re-apply next year as a college freshmen.
- Applicants will audition in Fort Dodge on Sunday, April 2, 2017 before a committee of three Karl King band members. Auditions will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. Selections written with an accompaniment part should be performed in that manner. ALL finalists will be expected to play on one march with the Karl King Band on their regular concert at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. One scholarship winner will be invited to perform their solo on this concert.
- Past recipients of this scholarship may not re-apply.
- Click to download the fill scholarship form
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Contact: Paul Bloomquist, 515-574-1203, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host a blood drive between December 2017 & January 31, 2018
- Have a minimum of 50 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 2018
Application: Click to download
Daedline: May 1st, 2018
Amount: Variable, will be determined at a later date
- Applicant must be a 2018 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 March 1, 2018
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.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Website and Application: http://www.masonryinstituteofiowa.org/scholarships
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, 2018 (postmarked)
Webnsite and Application: https://www.maxyieldcooperative.com/scholarships
Contact: Chad Meyer, West Bend, 515-887-7211 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, 2018
- 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, 2018 for Fall 2018 Semester
- December 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 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: June 4, 2018
Contact: (515) 633-3555
Amount: $500 – 1 Award
- Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2018
- Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2018 deadline.
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Be a resident of the United States or Canada
Deadline: June 1, 2018
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 2018
- Full-time enrolment (12 credits or more)
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
- Demonstrate financial need on the basis of a 2018-2019 FAFSA (Must file 2018-2019 FAFSA by December 1, 2017)
- 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, 2018
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 2018. 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, 2018. Scholarship winners will be notified by August 1, 2018.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Caregiver Scholarship App: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-spring-2018
Volunteer Scholarship App: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-volunteer-scholarship-spring-2018
Amount: $1,000 – 1 Award
- Enrolled in a college, university, or trade school
Deadline: April 21, 2017
- Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2018 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
Amount: 3 scholarships up to $20,000 to help pay for tuition and books.
- Surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran of the U.S. Military
- Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the fall semester of 2018
- Pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
- Comfortable with sharing personal stories and aspirations with Veterans United Foundation
- Willing and able to provide the following within 1-2 days of requests made by staff of Veterans United Foundation:
- Decesed parent or spouse’s military documents (DD214 and death certificate/ or DD1300)
- Full FAFSA submission
- Willing and able to provide Veterans United Foundation with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials and some aspects of room and board as determined by Veterans United Foundation. Payments may be made directly to the school or reimbursed to the award recipient.
Application Period Key Dates:
Fall Dates: March 7, 2018 through April 1, 2018: Online application, essay prompts, and essay upload box will be open to applicants. On November 30th, the scholarship recipients will be announced.
Application Process: Starting on March 7, 2018, at 8 a.m. CST, a link to the Fall 2018 scholarship application will be available bottom of the scholarships page.
- Follow the link and fill out all portions of the application, attaching all requested documents.
- Failure to answer all questions or provide all documentation could deem an application ineligible.
- Once submitted, NO confirmation email will be sent to the applicant. Any requests from applicants asking for verification of submission will not be granted.
- Subsequently, no direct notification will be sent to the applicants who were not chosen as a winner of the scholarship.
- Winners of the scholarship will be contacted directly via email or phone and asked for a series of documentations to verify eligibility.
*Please note that no confirmation email will be sent from the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Program upon receiving your application and essay submission.
- 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, 2018 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