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.

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year. Additionally, there will receive funding for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of [...] More

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. Pearson knew the meaning of hard work and recognized the rewards of commitment. He valued the relationships he had with his family, friends, neighbors, and teammates. People who were fortunate enough [...] More

Catholic United Financial Post-High School Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • Scholarships are for members of any age seeking to learn a trade, earn a certification or complete a college degree, Catholic United wants to help. Our Post-High School Tuition Scholarship program gives our members tuition assistance for their educational goals. Scholarship awards are one-time benefits, past recipients cannot apply again. While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high [...] More

Heidelberg University Out-Of-State Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • In order to qualify for the Heidelberg University Out Of State Grant, applicants must be either first-time freshmen or transfer students, planning to attend Heidelberg University, who are not Ohio state residents. This grant is renewable for four (4) years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

ICSAC Iowa Tuition Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Iowa Tuition Grants are awarded to Iowa residents enrolled at one of Iowa's eligible private colleges and universities. Priority is given to applicants with the greatest financial need. Recipients can receive grants for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts. Applicants must be Iowa residents accepted into an undergraduate [...] More

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/22/2019
  • 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: 2/28/2019
  • 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: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • At the time of application, student applicants must be enrolled at the senior class level in an Iowa high school and display proven artistic ability in the areas of music, dance, visual arts, theater or literature. Scholarship funds are awarded contingent upon recipients being accepted as full-time undergraduate students at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university. For more information or to [...] More

Iowa UMF College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • 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: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $7,500
  • 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

Iowa UMF Westmar Trust Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. The Westmar Trust Scholarship is made available from a portion of the scholarship money that remained after the closing of Westmar College, an affiliate of the [...] More

Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,800
  • Iowa residents enrolled in career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible to receive this grant. The maximum award is $900 per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

    Applicants must be Iowa residents enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least a 15-week duration) at [...] More

Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program is divided into two separate categories: Silver Scholarships and Gold Scholarships. Iowa's Silver Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $9,000 over four years. The initial scholarship of $500 per semester may be used for tuition, books or fees and any college or university in the US. Iowa's Gold Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

NSHSS Andeavor Youth Leadership Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Andeavor Industries is providing college scholarships for outstanding young leaders. This new scholarship has been launched to encourage young scholars who are leading by example in their schools and communities. The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the following 19 states where Andeavor does business: Alaska, [...] More

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • 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.

    In order to be considered [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/10/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the coming school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2019
  • 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 [...] More

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or [...] More

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by Susan Dutca

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Harvard University has been accused of "balancing its undergraduate classes to ensure that it had admitted its desired share of students of each race and ethnicity" and also for penalizing Asian-American applicants by "systematically giving them lower scores on a metric admissions officers use to measure personality." Adam Mortara, a lawyer representing SFFA, stated that the university scores applicants in four categories: academic achievement, athletic ability, extracurriculars, and personality. While referencing admissions data, he concluded that, despite their higher academic performance, Asian-Americans are admitted at lower rates. [...]

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by Susan Dutca

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by Susan Dutca

The official 2019-2020 college financial aid season began yesterday, October 1st, so it is critical that you file your Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) ASAP! Whether you are headed to college for the first time next fall, or you plan on attending college next year, you will want to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, as many states and colleges award financial aid on a first come, first served basis. [...]

Last Reviewed: October 2018