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List of Scholarships - By Due Date

due in September:

  1. College Raptor $2,500 Scholarship. Students ages 16 and older; essay required.
  2. Distinguished Young Women Scholarship. Female freshmen through seniors and must take part in on-stage competition. Open now - representative will make contact about deadlines.

due in October:

  1. AES Engineering Scholarship.  Offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.  Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.  Value is $500.  Deadline is Oct 8. Submit 500 to 1000 word essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
  2. Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Seniors. Due October 31
  3. Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship. Seniors with minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved, and demonstrate critical financial need.  Family income under $55,000 a year. Opens August 1. Due October 25
  4. Horatio Alger National Scholarship   - Seniors with minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved, and demonstrate critical financial need.  Family income under $55,000 a year. Opens August 1. Due October 25
  5. U.S. Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes ($5,000-$20,000). Seniors enrolled in at least 6 college credit hours. Due October 25
  6. Voice of Democracy   Deadline is Oct 31.   Requires audio tape on the topic. Who’s eligible: 10th, 11th & 12th grade students. What’s offered: A $20,000 prize for winning the national essay competition. Students must submit a 3 to 5 minute audio cassette recording of a personal essay. The essay theme changes yearly. There are cash awards for local, district and state competition winners. One winner for every 15 entries at local VFW Post. Apply through local VFW post.

Due in November:

  1. Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition. Senior (do not need to be related to an Elk member). 500 four-year scholarships are awarded. Range between $1000 to $12,000 a year.  Opens Aug. 5.  Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Waterloo Lodge #290 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.   Due November 15.
  2. Hagan Scholarship   Deadline is Nov 15.      a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents.  To help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas. Must have a 3.75 GPA.  Must have worked 240 hours before August 2021. EFC on FAFSA must ot exceed $6,500
  3. Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Jerry Woods Scholarship. Senior entering community college or technical school building trades program, including concrete technology and practice. Deadline is Nov. 30.
  4. Iowa Women in Natural Resources Scholarship  Pursuing a career in a Natural Resource area. Currently working on a Natural Resource Project or planning on working on one. Present project at Conference.  Deadline is Nov. 20
  5. Prudential Spirit of Community Award. All grades 9-12. To recognize students in high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.    Administration will vote on school representative once application is submitted. Due November 5.
  6. Ron Brown Scholarship (early deadline). African American senior with academic excellence and commitment to public service. Due November 1
  7. U. of Iowa Advantage Iowa Award - Based on merit, contributing criteria also includes students that are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa or participation in a federally funded Upward Bound program. Complete the FAFSA by Nov 15 is recommended. $2,000 to $8,000 per year and renewable for 4 years.
  8. U. of Iowa Need Based Academic Award - A student's eligibility is determined after they are admitted to the University of Iowa and the Office of Financial Aid has received the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results. Offers are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The filing deadline for maximum aid consideration is December 1, 2020.
  9.  U. of Iowa-IMAGES - Iowa Minority Economic Grant for Academic Success  File FAFSA by Dec. 1. This university and state need-based grant is offered to Iowa residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree who are African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, or Alaskan Native and demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled at least half-time (six hours per semester) and may receive this grant for a maximum of eight semesters. You must also file your FAFSA by the priority deadline of December 1. In the event there are reductions in state funding for the University of Iowa, support for institutional scholarships and grants may be impacted. If that happens, academic offers may be reduced within the academic year.
  10. Walmart Associate Scholarship. Senior and employee of Walmart. Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the application due date for the award period in which the associate is applying. Deadline - open Nov 1 through Nov. 29
  11. Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. Senior with identified disability
    • Restricted to applicants that have hearing, learning, physical or visual disabilitiy. Have a  3.0 GPA. Deadline is Nov 28..

due in December:

  1. AXA Achievement Scholarship (Equitable Excellence Scholarship)Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteering.  Seniors; only first 10,000 applicants will be considered. Opens September 1. Due December 15
  2. BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship. Seniors and undergraduate students, 3.5 GPA, looking to have a career in the finance industry (finance, accounting, business, etc.). Requires an essay.  Deadline Dec. 31. 
  3. Bright Scholars of Iowa (Iowa State University)Senior attending ISU with outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Have achieved success in the face of adversity.  Due December 1 (including FAFSA).
  4. Bright Scholars of Iowa (University of Iowa). Senior attending University of Iowa with outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Have achieved success in the face of adversity. Due December  (including FAFSA).
  5. Burger King Scholars Program. BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation.  Seniors with minimum 2,5 GPA . Opens October 15. Due by December 15
  6. Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Grant. This Grant provides up to $5,000 per year to students who age out of foster care and students adopted after age 16. Due December 1
  7. Great Clip's Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology Scholarship. Senior entering cosmetology. Due December 31
  8. Iowa Association of Counties Scholarship. Due Dec. 4. Parent must work for an Iowa County.
  9. Iowa State University "MVP" - Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship. The MVP scholarship is a four-year, full tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. MVP is more than just a scholarship; it's a learning community of students.  Deadline is Dec. 1.
  10. ISU Christina Hixon Opportunity Award. Senior attending ISU and shows financial need per FAFSA (Application to ISU and FAFSA must be submitted by December 15) - this is a half-tuition scholarship! Due December 15
  11. Iowa State University College of Engineering Scholarships   Iowa residents: $1,500/year, Domestic non-Iowa residents: $3,000/year, Guaranteed* for 2 years(4 semesters) if selected.  Must have an ACT composite of 28 or higher/SAT Combined score of 1300 or higher or high school GPA of 3.70 or higher, excluded from eligibility if Automatic Merit criteria is already met,  Deadline is Dec. 1
  12. Soy Scholarship - The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award presented to a current, eligible high school senior planning to pursue a degree in agriculture at an accredited college or university. Must be a child or grandchild of an ASA member. The scholarship is managed by the American Soybean Association (ASA). Opens in Oct.  Deadline is Dec. 6.
  13. Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships. Open to all students involved in the fight against hunger (Food Drives or volunteer for pantries/soup kitchens, etc.). Due December 5.
  14. UNI - Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education. Senior, attending UNI, planning to major in elementary education, ACT Composite of 26 or greater OR RAI of 325 or greater. Deadline is Dec. 1.
  15. United States Senate Youth Program. Deadline is December 14.   Juniors or seniors interested in history and/or politics and have a leadership position within the school (student council, NHS, etc). Each year, our state sends two students to Washington D.C. for a week in March to work with/learn from some of our elected officials. Students also receive a $10,000 scholarship

Due in January:

  1. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship.   Must have 2.50 GPA. Must plan on majoring in Agriculture related field. Worth $1500. Do not have to be an FFA member to apply. Opens Nov. 1.
  2. APIASF General Scholarship. Senior of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, 2.7 GPA or have earned GED, and complete the FAFSA. Due January 22.
  3. AFA (Alzheimer's Foundation) Teens Scholarship Essay. Seniors. Due Feb 15.Write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities
  4. Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity ($2,500). Senior. Five Iowa HS Seniors are recognized and three from the Quad Cities area. Each high school can only submit one senior for the scholarship.  . Deadline is January 13. 
  5. Bright Scholars of Iowa (University of Northern Iowa). Senior attending University of Northern Iowa with outstanding academic achievement and financial need (check specific criteria online). Due January 15 (includes FAFSA filed by same date). 
  6. Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship (full ride). Juniors with academic excellence, an interest in public policy, and have displayed service.  only a few students are named Coolidge Scholars each year, one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarships applicants are named “Coolidge Senators.” Coolidge Senators are invited, all-expenses-paid, to partcipate in the Senators Summit that takes place each summer in Washington, D.C.  Opens in Oct.   Due January 20
  7. Courageous Persuaders Commercial Scholarship. Create 30-second television commercials on the dangers of underage drinking and texting while driving.  All grades 9-12 can apply. Due January 31
  8. DAR - Daughters of American Revolutionary War Scholarship - 1000 word Essay required. Has General Scholarships available and also Scholarships for descendants of DAR members. Deadline is Jan. 31.
  9. Elks National Foundation Legacy Award. Senior and child or grandchild of living Elks member. January 31
  10. FFA Scholarship Program. Senior entering Ag program; do NOT have to be in a FFA chapter for all scholarships. Opens Nov. 1.  Deadline is Jan. 14
  11. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes. Seniors planning to attend a 4-year college and participate in at least one high school sport. Must have GPA of 3.0. Opens September/October 2019.  Deadline is Jan. 3.
  12. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program.  Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Opens October 15, 2019.  Deadline Jan. 5.
  13. Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship. Senior interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Opens October 21.  Deadline Jan. 4. 
  14. ISU Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship-Daryl Jahn - Beta Sigma Psi is a faith-based, Christian fraternity at Iowa State. The fraternity is offering three $2,000 scholarships to Lutheran men attending ISU in the fall of 2020. Membership in Beta Sigma Psi is not required. More information is available atISU Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship  Deadline is Jan 5 or March 20.  Two deadlines available.
  15. JFK Profile in Courage Essay. All grades 9-12. Due January 17
  16. Point Foundation Scholarship. Senior attending a four-year college, identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, has strong academics and financial need.  Opens Nov. 1.  Deadline is Jan. 25.
  17. Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship.  - Deadline is Jan. 15.  Must plan on majoring in new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch. Must have at least 3.40 GPA. Winners will be drawn at random after the application deadline has ended.  Seattle-based Porch is a home services platform that simplifies home management for homes. We make moving easy, complete improvement projects, take care of common home maintenance and repair task.
  18. Ron Brown Scholarship. Senior that is Black/African American, excels academically, exhibits exceptional leadership potential, involved in community service, and has financial need. Due January 9,
  19. US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship ($1,000). Senior. Due Jan 22. Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships. Requires a 500 Word Personal Statement Essay.
  20. U. of Iowa-Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship ($5,000/year & renewable).  Deadline Jan. 31. Senior planning to attend the University of Iowa and willing to work in the Daily Iowan newsroom.
  21. U. of Iowa - Strayer-Rairden Scholarship at Univ. of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy. Senior entering this department at Iowa. Due January 31
  22. University of Northern Iowa Department of Art Scholarship. Senior attending UNI and entering Department of Art. Due January 15, 2020.
  23. Univ. of Northern Iowa General Scholarship website.  Deadline is Jan. 15.   More information available on Don Bosco College Scholarship Inform. Site

due in February:

  1. Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship. Deadline Feb 15. Senior, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and parents are customers of Alliant Energy. Requires 300 word essay. Opens December 1. Deadline Feb 17.
  2. American Hotel and Lodging Foundation Scholarship ($500-$2,000). Senior and entering hotel and lodging major; 2.0 GPA.
  3. American Meteorological Society Freshmen Undergraduate Scholarship. Deadline is Feb. 7 Seniors interested in studying atmospheric and related sciences.
  4. 4-H Scholarships. Senior. Some scholarships are for those entering ag-related field and some aren't. Deadline is Feb. 1.  Only one application needed for all 4-H Scholarships. Requires two Reference letters. Apply online at 4-H Application Scholarship Online link
  5. Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) National Education Contest. Deadline is Feb 15. Categories are Essay; Poetry; Art; Computer Art; Music; Photography. You may submit entries in multiple categories.
  6. Daughters of the American Revolution (multiple scholarships - general, medical/nursing, history/political/government). Due February 15
  7. Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship. Students 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2019. Due February 12, 2020
  8. ECI REC - East -Central Iowa Rural Electric Coop  -  has a Youth Tour opportunity Washington, D.C. Deadline to apply is Feb 26. Must be a Junior in HS. To be eligible, students must have parents who are member-consumers of ECI REC.
  9. Elks Legacy Award. The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.
  10.  Farm Bureau Scholarship.   for Black Hawk County and for the State Scholarship.  Deadline is Feb 26  Must be a child of an Iowa Farm Bureau member.   Have a 2.50 GPA. Requires an essay on agriculture. Submit application to your County Farm Bureau office. 
  11. Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship  - Deadline is Feb. 1. 16 $1,000 scholarships are awarded. Parent or student must be a member of Iowa Corn Growers Association. Student must be choosing a major that will contribute to the Agriculture industry. Requires references and an essay. 
  12. HACER National Scholarship (through Ronald McDonald House Charities). Deadline is Feb 5. Senior with minimum 3.0 GPA and at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.
  13. Hispanic Scholarship Fund -   Deadline is Feb. 15.   Have a 3.00 GPA.  Be of Hispanic background.
  14. Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship. Seniors that work or be child of an employee at Hy-Vee. Due February 10
  15. Iowa Environmental Health Association(IEHA) Scholarship. Must be a resident of the State of Iowa, a high school senior OR a non-traditional student returning to college in the State of Iowa and also Currently a full-time student at any college, university, or community college in the State of Iowa. Recipient must be majoring in Environmental Health or a related field.   $500 amount, Deadline Feb. 1.
  16. Iowa Corn Growers Future of Iowa Scholarship    - Must be in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry of iowa. Student must be a child of an Iowa Corn Growers Association member.   Opens in Nov.  Deadline is Feb. 1.
  17. Iowa Credit Union Warren A. Morrow Scholarship. Senior with account in their own name at a credit union that is affiliate with the Iowa Credit Union League (ask your credit union).  Deadline is Feb. 5.
  18. Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship ($2,000). 30 Scholarships given. Senior must complete online tutorials and assessment. Starts Oct 19th.  Deadline is Feb. 26
  19. Iowa Horse Council Scholarship. The IHC provides scholarships for qualified students who wish to pursue a career in the equine industry.  Students must be Iowa residents and current members in good standing of the Iowa Horse Council of one of its affiliated organizations. Deadline is Feb. 1.
  20. Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Student Scholarship ($1,000). Senior with a parent or grandparent affiliated with the Iowa National Guard.
  21. Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary General Lawson Memorial Scholarship. Dependent or spouse of Iowa National Guard Member (current or retired) and pursuing licensure program, certificate program, CEUs, or non-degree education.
  22. Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship. Deadline is Feb 14. Seniors pursuing careers in newspaper industry.
  23. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar. JRF Scholars receive up to $30,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities.  In addition, JRF covers expenses for Scholars to attend the annual four-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York city and other regional events.  JRF sponsors and partners offer valuable career opportunities to JRF Scholars.  Opens Nov. 1.   Deadline is Feb. 1.
  24.  Masonry Institute of Iowa Foundation  - Deadline is Feb. 28.   College program is related to construction/architecture/engineering/masonry field. 
  25. Mediacom World Class Scholarship. Senior. Not sure when this opens up.  Due February 15.
  26. National Farmer's Farm Kids for College Scholarship  To be eligible you must be a high school senior, major in agricultural field at an accredited college or university.  Deadline: February 25
  27. New Century FS ScholarshipSenior with minimum 2.5 GPA, be active or seeking membership in local agriculture group (such as FFA or 4H), and is a dependent of a New Century FS customer, member or employee.  
  28. Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship. Senior and planning to enter conservation or agriculture field. Deadline is Feb. 12.
  29. U. of Iowa Farm Scholarship-Iowa Basketball Lettermen Fund - Awarded to entering first-year students in the top one-fourth of their high school graduating class whose parents own and operate an Iowa farm. Financial need is considered. One of the awards will be granted each year in memory of Chris Street, an Iowa basketball player killed in a 1993 traffic accident. Participation in interscholastic high school athletics also will be considered in determining this recipient. Apply online via the Iowa Scholarship Portal.
  30. Veridian Credit Union Scholarship ($2,000)   Deadline is Feb 16. Senior and have Veridian Credit Union account in their own name.
  31. Vegetarian Resource Group. Seniors and are vegetarian. February 20. 

 

Due in March:

  1. All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship. Senior and have FAFSA application and Iowa Financial Aid Application completed by March 1, 2020. This is a needs based scholarship, and students must qualify for at least some of the PELL Grant, per their FAFSA.  Students that have been in Foster care or the State Training School, or are children of deceased public safety workers, and/or participated in a federal TRIO or GearUp Program will receive priority. Complete the  Iowa Financial Application  by March 1st and have an eligible EFC of no greater than about $9,000. The maximum value for the 2019-20 school year was $4,644. Is renewable for 8 semesters.
  2. American Legion Scholarship-Benton County. have a parent that is a member of an American Legion Post.  Due March 17
  3. American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award. Third DistrictSenior who is child or grandchild of a current or deceased member of The American Legion or Auxiliary. Black Hawk County is part of the Third District. If further questions, can contact the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Agency at 515-282-7987.  Deadline is about March 30American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award. Third District.pdf
  4. Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarship (many Waterloo area scholarships). Seniors.  Opens Jan 10. Deadline is March 10.
  5. DMACC Foundation - Des Moines Area Community College Scholarships. Deadline is March 1 or May 1 at 4:00 pm
  6. Elevate Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship. Senior planning to study a manufacturing-related career at a community college. Opens January 1. Due March 1
  7. Elks Iowa Vocational Grant. offer twenty (20) $1,500.00 Vocational Grants to individuals pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/educational program. These grants are open to current high school seniors or any non-traditional student pursuing such a program at an accredited school. These grants ARE NOT intended for students pursuing a 4-year course of study that will lead to a bachelor’s degree.  Deadline March 9.
  8. First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) Scholarship ($3000). Senior and helped in activities to increase education and understanding of LGBT issues and reduce homophobia in school/community.
  9.  Florence Warnock Scholarship     Deadline is March 9th. Must be a Black Hawk County Senior that intends to pursue a four-year degree. Worth $1,500 and renewable for three years. Need GPA of 3.00 at least. Demonstrate active church membership and qualities of character, citizenship and leadership. Have financial need. Attach High School Transcript, ACT or Accuplacer scores, FAFSA copy, two reference letters, Essay. Mail to Florence Warnock Scholarship, First Presbyterian Church, 505 Franklin St., Waterloo, Iowa.  50703.
  10. Friends of Covenant Medical Center and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary ScholarshipSenior and entering health-related field (includes medical, dental, and pharmacy fields); minimum 3.0 GPA. Download requirements here.
  11.  Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition  -Deadline is March 2. For students who intend to make music a central part of their future life. In addition, an applicant must submit a recording of a personal performance as well as a statement of musical intentions.   
  12. Governor Terry E. Branstand Iowa State Fair Scholarship. Senior that has participated in Iowa State Fair and completes the FAFSA application by March 1, 2020. Due March 1, 2020.
  13. Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical Scholarship. Must graduate from a Public Iowa High School.  Senior attending technical school (mechanical or trade). Deadline is March 1.
  14. Grinnell Mutual Roads to Success Scholarship. Senior with 3.0 GPA and auto policy through Grinnell Mutual.
  15. Hawkeye College Foundation Online Scholarship application. Deadline is March 1

        For any questions:  Foundation Hawkeye Center 224.  319-296-4002.  Email us

  16. Hawkeye Early Admission Scholarship   Apply for Admission by May 1st. No Scholarship application required.

  17. Hawkeye Scholarship for Success.    Apply for Admission.  No Scholarship application required.

            $250: High school GPA of 3.00  - Awarded both semesters for two years (must be enrolled for 12 credits &  maintain 2.70 GPA).  Must be enrolled in an eligible College Major - Accounting, Admin. Office Mgmt, Animal Science, Digital Mass Media, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Design, Hospitality Mgmt, Human Resources Mgmt, Information Systems Mgmt, Landscape and Turf Mgmt, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Natural Resources Mgmt, Professional Photography

  18. Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award. Only for Iowa juniors. Worth $1000 for winners. Create a Project Proposal that is community minded.  15 students are selected based on the ambitious nature of the stated project goal and detailed plans to reach that goal. Students work on their projects during the summer months. These finalists receive $1,500 after completing and presenting their projects. Three of these students are chosen to receive a $10,000 college scholarship.    Deadline is March 15
  19. IAS Innovative Ag Services Scholarship. IAS will select six recipients to receive a $1,000 Ag Scholarship.  Parent or guardian must be an active patron of Innovative Ag Services, having purchased production supplies from the cooperative or sold grain to the cooperative within the past year.  Students must be a graduating high school senior who will be majoring in an agricultural related field of study.  Students must attend an accredited college or university.  Applicant must enroll as a full-time student. Deadline is March 1.  
  20. Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship. Worth $2500. Seniors interested in working in the automobile industry. Opens in December.  Deadline is March 2.
  21. Iowa Communications Alliance ScholarshipSenior and family receives telecommunication services from an Iowa Communications Alliance member ($2,500 scholarship!). Opens in December.
  22. Iowa Corn/Soybean Growers Association-Black Hawk County.   Deadline is March 1???.  Senior that has parents or grandparents that are members of association and minimum 2.5 GPA. If chosen as recipient, must attend banquet. 
  23. IHERF - Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation – Health Care Careers Scholarship  Senior seeking health care education.  Up to $3500 a year for two years. 60 scholarships are given.  The Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT) Certification program has been added to the qualifying programs.  The certification program will be awarded $1,000 and require one year of work after graduation for a company serving Iowa hospitals.  Deadline is March 30. 
  24. Iowa Scholarship for the Arts - Iowa Arts Council ($1,500) Senior entering art field.  Deadline is March 2.
  25. ISU - Iowa State Univ Scholarships -  Typical Deadline for OneApp is March 1. More information on ISU Scholarships is also on our Don Bosco weblink - ISU Scholarship Information for DB Students
  26. Iowa State Alumni Club of Black Hawk County David Juon Scholarship. Senior attending ISU.
  27. ISM - Eastern Iowa, Inc. Scholarship. Senior.
  28. ISU - ACACIA Leadership Scholarship at Iowa State University. Deadline April 1??.  Senior male attending ISU. 15 are given that are worth $1000 each.
  29. ISU Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship-Daryl Jahn - Beta Sigma Psi is a faith-based, Christian fraternity at Iowa State. The fraternity is offering three $2,000 scholarships to Lutheran men attending ISU in the fall of 2020. Membership in Beta Sigma Psi is not required. More information is available atISU Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship  Deadline is Jan 5 or March 20.  Two deadlines available.
  30. IT Leadership Forum Technology Scholarship ($1,000). Seniors involved in STEM classes or clubs and plans to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college, university or community college. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA.
  31. Kenneth Meyerhoff Scholarship - Waterloo   Deadline is March 2.  This scholarship is through the Waterloo School system, and Don Bosco students are eligible to apply. ACT Scores are required. Amount is either $500 or $800. Copy is available in Guidance Office. Mail application to Superintendent's Office, Attn:  Meyerhoff Scholarship Application, Waterloo Community School District, 1516 Washington Street, Waterloo, IA.  50702. Will open by January. Kenneth Meyerhoff Scholarship 2019:20 YR - Waterloo.pdf
  32. Last-Dollar Scholarship-Future Ready is intended to cover tuition for students in programs that lead to high-demand jobs in Iowa. Hawkeye College and all Community Colleges in Iowa offer this. Pays up to 100% of tuition. Deadline is July 1. Student must complete the FAFSA Financial Aid form and apply to their Community college. Must be planning to enroll in one of these high-demand majors:  Agricultural Power Technology, Automotive Tech, Civil & Construction Tech, CNC Machining, Computer Languages, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Diesel Truck Tech, Electronics Eng. Tech, Emergency Medical Services, Heating and Air Conditioning, Medical Lab Tech, Network Admin, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Police Science, Respiratory Care, Sustainable Construction, Web Programming, Welding Technology.   Information at:  Last Dollar Scholarship (Iowa) Do  
  33. Kirkwood College General Online Scholarship application   Opens up October 1st.  March 15th deadline. Late Deadline is July 15.

  34. Kirkwood Presidential and Leaders For Tomorrow scholarships    Deadline is about March 1In past years, student needed GPA of 3.50 and ACT of 25 for Presidential and a GPA of 3.00 for Leaders for Tomorrow. Specific GPA and ACT Scores not listed for 2020-21 year. Leadership, Volunteer work, Goals, GPA, etc.  Based on  Presidential is worth $5500 and Leaders for Tomorrow is worth $3500. Application online.

     

  35. LULAC National Scholarship Fund.   United Latin American Citizens. To provide Hispanic Youth in underserved communities.  National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000) and a 29 ACT or 1350 SAT.  Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) with a GPA of 3.00 and 23 ACT or 1100 SAT. General Awards ($250 to $1,000) based on motivation, sincerity and community involvement. Opens in Mid-February.  Deadline is March 31. 
  36. Marine Corps League, NE Iowa Detachment 1241 Scholarship. Seniors and ranks in top half of class.
  37.  Mercy One Foundation Scholarship  -   Deadline is March 6. The requirements are that the student plans to major in a health-related career (medical or dental areas).   Must have a GPA of 3.00. Requires two letters of recommendation, HS Transcript, 300 word essay. Must be from one of these counties - Benton, BlackHawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy, Fayette, or Tama.
  38. Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship. Senior who has battled cancer at any time in their life or those that have a sibling, parent, immediate family member or close friend that has or is battling cancer. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply.
  39. Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships. Seniors of Methodist faith. Opens Dec. 15. Deadline is March 24. 
  40. Mother Moon Service Scholarship.    available for Juniors in Black Hawk County to apply. Deadline Is March 11.  The emphasis is on Community Service. Must plan to attend college after HS graduation. Have contributed at least 100 hours of service to your community within a 12-month period. Apply online and submit an essay, a transcript. Worth $1,000.  If further questions, you may contact the Foundation at 319-243-1356.   Opens Jan. 10.  Deadline is March 10.
  41. NAPM Eastern Iowa Affiliate Scholarship. Senior (giving 3 $1,000 scholarships!).
  42. Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs ScholarshipSenior and intend to major in manufacturing. Opens January 1, 2019.
  43. The Principal Edge Scholarship for Excellence. Dependent of Principal Financial Group employee and has 3.0 GPA.  20 Scholarships are awarded at $2,500 each.  Opens in March. Deadline ? March to April
  44. REC (Rural Electric) East Central Iowa Scholarship. Senior and parent is customer of ECI REC ($1,000).  Opens in November. Deadline ??March 1. 
  45. Robert Smiley Scholarship. Female senior with minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and lettered in one varsity sport each year. each high school can only nominate one student for this award. Materials submitted will be review by scholarship committee.
  46. SFM Foundation/Kids Chance Scholarship. Senior whose parent was killed or seriously injured in workplace accident while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employer. Deadline March 31
  47. Society of Women Engineers.  For women that are pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.  Deadline is March 1.  
  48. TPA's Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired. Senior meeting hearing impaired requirement.
  49. UNI Music Scholarship - Deadline is March 1 to have Video uploaded. Complete the UNI Online Scholarship application. Then to apply for an audition and scholarships to the School of Music, complete the supplemental application.
  50. U. of Iowa Laverne Noyes Scholarship --Deadline is March 1. Awarded to undergraduate students with no prior degree who are U.S. citizens and are direct blood descendants of U.S. Army or Navy veterans who served in World War I as specified on the application. Financial need is required. A FAFSA must be completed as soon as possible after October 1 for the upcoming academic year. This scholarship may be renewed for an additional three years (eight semesters total) or until a baccalaureate degree is received, whichever comes first. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment status and good academic standing. View and print a PDF iconLaVerne Noyes Application
  51. U. of Iowa-Tippie Scholars Program Scholarship. Seniors attending University of Iowa and directly entering the Tippie College of Business (need to complete General Application).
  52. U. of Iowa-ACACIA- Thomas Macbride Leadership Scholarship. Senior MALE attending University of Iowa. Deadline is March 30. 
  53. U. of Iowa Merit Based Scholarships - March 1 is deadline to apply for Admission to be considered for Merit. No application is needed. All incoming students are considered for Merit Scholarships that are awarded by the Office of Admissions. Only Test Scores through February of Senior Year is considered. Only GPA through 1st semester of Senior year is considered. Any updated transcripts must be submitted by April 1.
  54. US Institute of Peace Essay Contest. All grades 9-12.   
  55. War Orphan Tuition Assistance  - Children of Iowa veterans killed in action following September 11, 2001 are eligible for up to $11,844.00 per year in tuition assistance at an Iowa post-secondary institution. Children qualify up to the age of twenty-six (26). Dependents of those killed in action prior to September 11, 2001 are eligible for $600 per year with a maximum of $3,000. Residency is required to receive this benefit. 

due in April:

  1. Alive and Running Scholarship - Deadline is April 30th to be received at address.  Worth $1,000.  Originates from the 5K Run/Walk at Dunkerton, IA to raise money fand awareness for suicide prevention.  Based on leadership and volunteer activities. Requires application and Recommendation Letter. Alive and Running Scholarship-Mail before April 30.pdf
  2. AGCIA Construction Scholarships. The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) is a non-profit trade association designed to further the heavy highway construction industry in Iowa.  offer scholarships to high school seniors interested in Heavy Equipment Operation, Engineering Technician, or general construction programs. Preference will be given to individuals who are interested in working in the heavy highway industry.  Method of Submission: bbales@agcia.org or fax (515) 244-6289 Call if you have questions: (515) 283-2424 (Becky Bales). Deadline is April 12.
  3. AGCIA Diesel Technology Scholarships. The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC Iowa) is a non-profit trade association designed to further the heavy highway construction industry in Iowa.  AGC Iowa Foundation has decided to offer scholarships to high school seniors entering diesel technician or diesel engine diploma programs at community colleges across the state. Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire to work on diesel engines and preference will be given to individuals who are interested in working in the heavy highway industry.  Method of Submission: bbales@agcia.org or fax (515) 244-6289 Call if you have questions: (515) 283-2424 (Becky Bales).  Deadline is April 12.
  4. American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Award. Eagle Scout recipient
  5. American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Senior and child of US Armed Services member that died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
  6. American Red Cross Scholarship
  7. Ann Griffel Scholarship ($2000). Senior female attending an Iowa college/university; involved, strong academics, and leadership abilities, interest in golf (but not judged on golf). Deadline April 1.
  8. Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. Juniors and seniors that have participated in any Iowa Games event (Summer Games,  Winter Games, Iowa Games Net Fest or Iowa Games Mud Run). Each year the Iowa Games awards the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship of $1000 to one male and one female Iowan who have been involved in Iowa Games events in their lifetime. Applicants must be juniors or seniors during the 2019-2020 school year. Due April 6
  9. Catholic Daughters of Americas Scholarship of Waterloo, IA - Deadline is April 1. Two $1000 Scholarships are awarded. Requires a 400 word essay describing the role your Catholic Faith has played in your life. Also, list activities you have participated in and honors you have received. Mail to:  Sue LeQuatte Scholarship Chair, 5118 S. Man St, Apt 9, Cedar Falls, IA.  50613.    Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship-Deadline April 1-.docx
  10. Cattleman's Scholarship-Maynard Jayne Scholarship. Senior planning on attending college and have financial need. One given in the State of Iowa for $2,000.  Majoring in Agriculture. Deadline is ???
  11. Doug Reiter Scholarship Application. Deadline is April 1. Return to Guidance Office, and we will give applications to the family.   Doug Reiter Application
  12. Don Bosco Local Scholarship Application   - Deadline April 1. Bring completed application(s) to Don Bosco HS Guidance Office. Print a separate application for each Scholarship you are applying for and attach your Essay and Letter of Recommendation. Application and list can be downloaded on   Don Bosco HS Student Guidance Website.   Application and list can be downloaded on Don Bosco HS Student Guidance Website
  13. Forever Young Memorial Scholarship (2 $1,000 scholarships). Senior living in Black Hawk County and entering the heath science field (guidelines here). Deadline April 20
  14. Herman Sani Scholarship ($8000). Senior with background or experience in golf - awarded to someone with strong academic, involvement in extracurricular activities, and has leadership abilities. Deadline April 1.
  15. Horatio Alger - Career & Tech Scholarship   - Deadline is April 15. Pursuing an Associate level or technical degree/certificate. have overcome adversity.  Opens Feb. 15. Worth $2500 a year.
  16. ISU - ACACIA Leadership Scholarship at Iowa State University. Deadline April 1??.  Senior male attending ISU. 15 are given that are worth $1000 each.
  17. Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFFA). IFAA Winner's Circle Scholarships are available to students enroilling in an agricultural program at any two- or four-year college or university in Iowa. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Deadline April 1. 
  18. Iowa Pork Foundation President's Scholarship. Deadline is April 1Requires an application, about agricultural activities,college and career plans, activities, your family's Iowa PorkProducers Assn. membership. Requires major in an agriculture swine production and have a 2.5 GPA. Award is $500.  
  19. Jesup Knights of Columbus Scholarship is awarded by the Council #8227 of Jesup, IA. See Don Bosco Local Scholarship weblink for more information at. DB Local Scholarships  Deadline is April 1.
  20. Knoji Corporate Responsibility & Brand Values Scholarship. Senior - creating YouTube video require
  21. Leo Grether Scholarship - Deadline is April 15. Senior must be majoring in Vocal music and submit an essay and a tape of performances.   Deadline is April 15.  Weblink is https://ihsma.org/ https://ihsma.org/  Leo Grether Music Scholarship-Deadline April 14.pdf
  22. Matthew Shepard Scholarship. Deadline is April 19. Seniors with 3.0 GPA, ACT Composite of 22 or higher, openly LGBTQ, and service to the LGBTQ community. Requires essay and reference(s). Apply online here:  Matthew Shepherd Online Application
  23. Mothers of Multiples, Des Moines Chapter--Deadline is April 1. Awarded to one multiple-birth student (twin, triplet or higher order multiple) who is a resident of Iowa and is pursuing enrollment or is currently enrolled in a college, university, trade or vocational school.  Additional information and the application are available on the www.dmmom.com/scholarship website.  Email any questions to dmmom.scholarship@gmail.com.  
  24. One Iowa NORTH Craig W. Hickok Memorial ScholarshipStudent that is self-identified LGBTQ or youth ally and is 17 years old by April 30.
  25.  Zach Rahnavardi Memorial Scholarship  - For Don Bosco students only. Information on this scholarship is on Don Bosco Local Scholarship site  Deadline is April 15.
  26. Principal Financial Group's Phyllis R. Johnson Scholarship. Relative of a Principal employee and attending University of Iowa (renewable!). Have financial need. Deadline about April 4. 
  27. Prospective Educator Scholarship. Senior and entering education.
  28. Rent-a-Center "Make a Difference" Scholarship. Senior and dependent to an employee or customer of Rent-a-Center.
  29. Susan L. Loeb Memorial Scholarship. Senior enrolling in nursing or healthcare field.
  30. U. of Iowa-Engineering First-Year Scholarship. Deadline April 1st. Senior attending University of Iowa and majoring in engineering. Composite ACT 28 OR 3.7 GPA.
  31. Walmart Dependent Scholarships. Senior and dependent of Walmart employee.
  32. "We the Students" Essay Competition. Opens Dec. 15. Deadline is April 15. For Grades 8 - 12. Essay is to be 500 to 800 words. 

 

due in May:

  1. American College Foundation Scholarship. All grades 9-12 can apply. 
  2. Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship. Senior who has been directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18 or a sibling of that individual), and has a 2.5 GPA.
  3. Friends of the Art Center-Raymond T. Forsberg and Marilyn S. Hurley Memorial- Scholarships (there are three scholarships/one application). Senior, planning to pursue a degree in the visual arts, and live within 35-mile radius of Waterloo.  Deadline about May 20
  4. IOBA - Iowa Association of Building Officials.  One 4-year program student will receive $500 annually for up to 4 years ($2000 total) One 2-year program student will receive $500 annually for up to 2 years ($1000 total). Attend Architectural Tech or Building Tech/Construction Major at either Kirkwood, DMACC, Indian Hills, Iowa Western, Southeastern, Western Iowa Tech (will consider similar majors at other Community Colleges). Also considered is Simpson, ISU, UNI for Construction or Pre-Engineering or Architecture. Can email application to Or Email materials to:  jbyers@cityofpella.com
  5. Robert D. Blue Scholarship. Awarded to residents of Iowa who will attend an accredited Iowa college or university. Select an individual from your community (not a family member) that has demonstrated the responsibilities of being a citizen. Write a 500-word essay on what this individual has done for his/her community. Applicant is scored upon high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay. Deadline is May 10
  6. DMACC Foundation - Des Moines Area Community College Scholarships. Deadline is March 1 or May 1 at 4:00 pm
  7. Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship-Black Hawk County. Senior living in Black Hawk County pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture.
  8. Truck Center Companies Scholarship. Students entering accredited diesel technology or collision repair technology program. Scholarship is for $5,000! Due May 30.
  9. U. of Iowa-Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship. Senior attending Univ. of Iowa and of Protestant faith. Deadline is May 3.
  10. U. of Iowa-Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship. Senior males attending University of Iowa. Must have minimum 3.4 GPA and 25 ACT. Deadline May 23

 

due in June:

  1. Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship. Seniors pursuing an animation-related field. Due June 1,
  2. Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship. Seniors pursuing business and related fields. Due June 1,
  3. Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship. Seniors pursuing fashion-related field. Due June 1
  4. Black Hawk County Corn and Soybean Association Scholarship. Deadline is June 1. Worth $500. Must have at least a 2.50 GPA.  Have a Parent or Grandparent that is a current member of the Black Hawk Co. Corn and Soybean Association.  Application is:  Black Hawk Ct Corn and Soybean Scholarship - Deadline June 1.pdf
  5. Walmart Associate Scholarship. Senior and employee of Walmart. June 1
  6. Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship. Senior and plays golf. Due June 14.
  7. Big Sun Athletic Scholarship. Seniors in athletics. Due June 19
  8. Great Clip's Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology Scholarship. Senior entering cosmetology profession. Due June 30

Due in July:

Pork Producer Scholarship-Black Hawk County. Deadline is July 15. Senior and parents must be members of Black Hawk Co. Pork Producers.