Iowa Scholarships

Looking for Iowa scholarships may not be as comprehensive as simply conducting a search for scholarships and seeing what is available, but we will try to help if we can. Below are some of the scholarships we found, specific to Iowa, but there may be a lot of other scholarships available to you that have nothing to do with geotargeting. Make sure you conduct a scholarship search, too. It's absolutely free and there are millions of scholarships out there. You could qualify for tens, maybe over a hundred of them. Now, back to the Iowa scholarships. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Iowa scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship recognizes outstanding athletes from Iowa. One $1,000 scholarship annually will be awarded to one male and one female Iowan. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character. Eligible recipients for the scholarship are those students who will be in [...] More

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $11,500
  • The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award is for Iowa high school juniors. The program annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Grades, test scores, essays and financial need are not evaluated. To apply, students must be juniors in an Iowa high school or home schooled program in the spring of the [...] More

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship is a chance for 30 Iowa high school seniors to earn $2,000 for college, all while learning important financial literacy skills. The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college. The registered students with the top 30 scores each receive a [...] More

Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Iowa Funeral Directors Association awards several scholarships each year to legal residents of Iowa who intend to practice funeral service in Iowa upon graduation. Students must have completed two years and accumulated 60 credits, with at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program. Applicants must also be enrolled in and attending a program in funeral service or mortuary science [...] More

Iowa Scholarships for the Arts

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Iowa Scholarship for the Arts is a $1,500 scholarship to help support student's future arts education. Applicants must be outstanding Iowa high school seniors who excel and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an education and career in the arts. Applicants must also plan to attend college in Iowa and major in the fine arts. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Iowa UMF College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,150
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence and have maintained a faithful membership with the United Methodist Church. Applicants for this scholarship must intend to attend a United Methodist college. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Iowa UMF Seminary Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence and have maintained a faithful membership with the United Methodist Church. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations, and universities.

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Southeastern Community College Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Generous donors make it possible for the SCC Foundation to provide scholarships to eligible students enrolling at Southeastern Community College in Iowa. Eligibility criteria vary among scholarships, so take the time and effort to set yourself apart from other applicants. Deadlines are March 1 by 4:30 p.m. CST for Full-Year awards (Fall/Spring) and October 1 by 4:30 p.m. CST for Spring-Only [...] More

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Awards are presented to high school seniors studying within the Telegraph Herald's circulation area (roughly a 50-mile radius of Dubuque, Iowa). Applicants must be active in the editorial aspect (news, web, sports, features, photo and art/graphics) of newspapers and submit portfolios demonstrating experience, talent, and leadership in newspaper [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin). Applicants must submit a [...] More

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Minnesota. Winners will be announced by June 15. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Westmar Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Westmar Scholarship is made available from a portion of the scholarship money that remained after the closing of Westmar College, an affiliate of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. To honor the memory of those making gifts to Westmar College and the alumni, these funds will be used as an endowment to assist students with their educational needs at United Methodist [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2020