Reminder to seniors that the deadline to submit their scholarship applications is . Keokuk County Farm Bureau will offer two $500 scholarships to students pursuing the completion of a two or four-year undergraduate degree. Keokuk County will use the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) eligibility guidelines. Applicants must be a son or daughter of Keokuk County Farm Bureau member and working toward a degree in one of the following occupational areas: 1) Ag Production-i.e. animal science, dairy science, equine science, veterinary science including veterinary pharmacy. 2) Ag Products and Procession-i.e. food science, nutritional sciences. 3) Ag Business-must relate to agriculture and include ag course work. 4) Agricultural Research-i.e. biofuels, biorenewables, genetics. 5) Conservation and Natural Resources-i.e. environmental studies, wildlife ecology and conservation. 6) Economics-i.e. agricultural economics, public service and administration in agriculture, global international agriculture studies. 7) Education-i.e. Ag education and studies and/or elementary or secondary teachers only. 8) Environmental systems-i.e. wind turbine energy, mechanical engineering. 9) Forestry-i.e. Natural resources, ecology, forestry. 10) Horticulture-i.e. Agronomy, landscape horticulture/architecture. 11) Mechanization-i.e. Agricultural systems technology, agricultural engineering. 12) Nursing-i.e. BSN or RN applicant should explain how they will work with clients in rural community.
The top two scholarships will be forwarded to IFBF for consideration in one of the fifty-four $1,000 scholarship awards. Six district winners will be selected in each of the nine IFBF districts. A Daniel Johnson Memorial Scholarship award of $500 will also be awarded to one student within the southeastern District 7 who is pursuing an agricultural degree.
Scholarship applications must be typed and can be found on the IFBF website in word format. If you would like an application emailed to you, please submit your request to email@example.com High school guidance counselors do have the applications as well. If you have any questions, please call the Keokuk County Farm Bureau office at 641-622-2310.
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Iowa College Aid provides information and services to help families apply for financial aid (FAFSA and the State of Iowa Financial Aid Application).
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid (OFSA)
Available at FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov, the site consolidates financial aid resources into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support their students. When you read the letter, be sure to take a look at the flyer that points out the major features of the Financial Aid Toolkit.
· 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 $8,118 or lower from the 2016-17 FAFSA....More details are available on our website.
The Marengo Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff is offering 2 - $500 scholarships for graduating seniors who reside in the Marengo Memorial Hospital service area and plan to pursue a degree in nursing. Please, see Mrs. Colbert for application forms and a list of criteria for the scholarship. Completed applications and essays due to Mrs. Colbert by.
Hawkeye Community College
Hawkeye Community College has an amazing opportunity for high school seniors to earn free money! Our Achievement Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors. Each scholarship award is worth $1,000. If you took six or more college credits while in high school, you may qualify for a $2,000 scholarship. There is up to $100,000 of free money given out to high school seniors!! Deadline for this scholarship is March 1st for the Fall 2016 semester, so hurry and apply!!! More Information If you have question, please contact Shannon or Carah in the admissions office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
For essay topics and more detailed information on each of the opportunities, check out these websites:
Coupons.com Scholarship Fund (3 $5,000 scholarships available); Deadline- Multiple: http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/scholarship/
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships (TWO $1,000 opportunities available); Deadline- https://www.sunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/
Big Fish Online Games Scholarship ($2,500 Scholarship); Deadline- http://www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/
Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship (Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 & $500 awarded); Deadline- http://www.bayalarmmedical.com/scholarship
AED Superstore College Scholarship; Deadline- http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html
Griswold Home Care Bi-annual Scholarship; Deadline- Ongoing/Biannual: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/
Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship; Deadline- http://www.waterlogic.com/en-us/clean-water-scholarship/
Corporation Service Company Scholarship; Deadline- https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/csc-scholarship.html
eMaint Service on 11 Scholarship; Deadline- http://www.emaint.com/scholarship
PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship; Deadline- http://www.picmonkey.com/blog/1000-picmonkey-college-scholarship/
The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest; Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly: https://www.incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship; Deadline- https://www.ozmoving.com/Scholarship
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship; Deadline- http://www.crownandcaliber.com/crown-caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship/
Students and parents are invited to use, <http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/iowa/>, which lists and offers contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in your state.
Catherine McAuley Scholarship Program
Consistent with the mission of Mount Mercy University and the Sisters of Mercy, we are pleased to offer the Catherine McAuley Scholarship. The scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $45,000 or less annually. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
For additional information, please see the bulletin board outside Mrs. Colbert's office or visit www.mtmercy.edu/free-tuition.
Iowa State University Hixson Opportunity Award Program
The Hixson Award is a half-tuition scholarship offered annually to 100 Iowa students. Award recipients must show financial need (based on FAFSA), and priority will be given to students who have overcome challenges. For additional details, please go to: www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu/.
SFM Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers. Application deadline is March 31, 2016. At up to $10,000 per year, for up to five years, these scholarships are substantial enough to make a real difference for students. For details, please call #855.621.2076. or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hixson Opportunity Award is a four-year grant of one-half tuition and fees to be used at Iowa State University. One hundred high school seniors from across Iowa will receive the award each year, representing each county in the state. If you are a high school senior who demonstrates potential in ways that go beyond class rankings and test scores, you may wish to apply. February 1, 2016, application deadline. www.dso.iastate.edu/hixson/application.
The Better Business Bureau is proud to offer their annual Student of Integrity scholarship of $2500 to eight (8) high school seniors in the BBB service area. Requirements for this scholarship include a written essay on the topic of integrity, a description of school and community involvement, a description of future academic plans and 2 letters of recommendation. BBB will accept one application per high school. Application materials must be submitted to Mrs. Colbert by January 4, 2016.
Mt. Mercy University Catherine McAuley Scholarship. Free tuition for four years! Learn more about the Catherine McAuley Scholarship at mtmercy.edu/free-tuition. Complete your application at mtmercy.edu/apply.
Summer Hawk Tuition Grant. All first-year incoming students are automatically eligible, and there's no application. You can use the grant money in any single summer after a year when you've enrolled in at least 24 credits. Find more info online at admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships.
Please, see Mrs. Colbert for a list of Selected Scholarships for First-Year Students at the University of Iowa. For additional scholarships at the University of Iowa, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal: scholarships.uiowa.edu.
National Honor Society Scholarship. Any senior member of our NHS chapter may apply for an NHS scholarship. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need. Please, see Mrs. Colbert for details. Application deadline: February 16, 2016
Scholarship Opportunity from Hy-Vee: Students who are Hy-Vee employees are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by February 10, 2016. www.iowagrocers.com.
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education: Accepting applications for $2000 scholarships, which will be awarded to students interested in pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Application deadline: March 1, 2016. Please, see Mrs. Colbert for details.
The IT Leadership Forum Technology Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to Iowa high school seniors who have been involved in STEM classes or clubs and plan to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college, university or community college. Complete the online application form: https://goo.gl/VRZr1f. Application deadline is March 1, 2016.
First Friday Breakfast Club: Awards scholarships to Iowa high school seniors to recognize student efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in their schools and communities. Awards will be made in the amount of $3000 per student. Please, see Mrs. Colbert for application details or visit www.ffbciowa.org. Application due date: March 15, 2016.
Iowa Student Loan: Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship. Visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Senior Scholarship to register and read complete rules between November 2, 2015, and March 4, 2016.
The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
Open to all your full-time students, as well as to high school seniors that you may have awarded acceptance letters for the 2016 academic year.
All applicants will get a chance to win $2000 that will be used to cover academic expenses including, but not limited to, tuition fees, books, laptops, and other equipment. The three winners with the best applications will be selected and awarded $2000 each to cover the aforementioned expenses.
All the details pertaining to The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program, including application requirements and application instructions, can be found at http://sleeklens.com/the-sleeklens-academic-scholarship/.
The deadline for submitting the applications is 11:59 PM EST, March 31, 2016. Winners will be announced 7 working days after the close of the application process.
The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
Requirements: of the Protestant faith, resident of the State of Iowa, attending the University of Iowa full-time
Application deadline: May 2, 2016.
Please see Mrs. Colbert for application
The Hagan Scholarship
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. Please see Mrs. Colbert for eligibility requirements. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.
ConAP: Concurrent Admissions Program. Enlist in the Army or Army Reserve and attend college at the same time. Please visit goarmy.com or see Mrs. Colbert for additional information.
GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarship Program. This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline: January 7, 2016.
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program.
This program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Visit www.rmhc.org for complete program details and eligibility requirements. Application deadline: January 20, 2016.
Iowa State University: Special Awards for Iowa Residents
President's Award for Competitive Excellence
Academic Recognition Award
Cardinal Leadership Scholar Award
Undergraduate Scholarship Resources (please see online listings)
MCEC Technical Scholarships
Grand Lodge of Iowa
The Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa public high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, books, fees, and tools. All completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2106. No exceptions. Applications are available from Mrs. Colbert or at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
IF YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DEDICATED TO LEARNING, LEADING AND PERFORMING, you HAVE EXACTLY WHAT IT TAKES to become a Wendy’s High School Heisman.Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 43 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association.
Kansas State College of Engineering
November 1, 2015
K-State priority scholarship deadline. This application covers all engineering scholarships.
PLEASE, CHECK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY WEBSITES (OR CALL THEIR FINANCIAL AID OFFICES) REGARDING FAFSA DEADLINES. MANY SCHOOLS SET MARCH 1, 2016 AS THEIR PRIORITY DATE FOR SUBMITTING THE FAFSA.
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN
Rewarding and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, interview and on-stage performance skills in talent and public speaking.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial in 1995 to honor both middle level and high school students for outstanding acts of community service. This program provides and opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and recognize students who have distinguished themselves through community service. Applications are available at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Applications must be submitted by November 3, 2015.
For the 2015-2016 school year, Mediacom Communications is again offering (55) $1000, non-renewable scholarships through its World Class Scholarship Program to senior high school students in areas of the 21 states where it provides service for cable, internet and telephone. While it is not required that the student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom. For additional information, please email: email@example.com. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) again has college scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career. The application process is entirely online and completed by visiting the scholarship application link on the homepage of www.INAnews.com. Application deadline: February 12, 2016.
The AEGON/Transamerica Foundation Kirkwood Scholarships is offering two $650 scholarships for students with disabilities who will attend Kirkwood Community College in the fall of 2016.
The scholarships are open to:
Seniors with IEPs attending a high school within GWAEA who plan to attend KCC in the fall of 2016, or
KCC students currently enrolled in VITAL who plan to continue at KCC after exiting the VITAL program.
These scholarships are not open to students who:
are from non-GWAEA school districts
do not have an IEP
have received this scholarship in the past
Due date for applications and all required material is.