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FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) ONLINE APPLICATION    


Opportunity Scholarships  The Scholarship Program was created to guide students through the college planning process and reward the effort they put into preparing for college. The Scholarship Program is open to juniors and seniors in high school, who meet all eligibility requirements stated, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps. Students selected to receive scholarship funds (“Winners”) must indicate a Title IV eligible institution (“Institution”) for disbursement by Sponsor. There is a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each of the six college planning steps, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete all six steps are automatically eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship.


Planning Resources:


*Senior To-Do Checklist


*Tips for Getting Started With Financial Aid



*Scholarship Essay


*Academic and Extracurricular Activities


*Request for Letter of Recommendation


*When looking for a College / College Visit Form 


College and Career Planning Seminars

 ICAN Presentation for Juniors

 ICAN Presentation for Sophomores


 Scholarship Search Websites  (some great places to start your scholarship search!)




Iowa College Aide.gov



www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter- to register and read complete rules between November 1, 2022 and March 31,2023. Fifty $1,000 college scholarships available through random drawings of qualified entries.




Scholarship Information


Closed scholarships will be in Black.


Open scholarships will be highlighted in Green.


Be sure to read ALL eligibility requirements on scholarship forms!!



Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship (Due April 28, 2023) Complete Scholarship application. Professional resume (include at a minimum): High School(s) attended with current cumulative GPA, extracurricular activities/club involvement, leadership experience, and work experience. Maximum 1000-word essay on "What does Agricultural Safety mean to you? One (1) signed letter of recommendation from a non-family member. Information must be submitted in PDF format to ACSDIAScholarship@gmail.com by 4:00 p.m. on April 28. 2023.


Agriland FS Foundation    High school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Applicants who will be full-time undergraduate students in a two or four year program of study to equip them in contributing to the agriculture industry. Not have a member of their immediate family employed full-time by AGRILAND FS. Self/parent must reside in AGRILAND FS trade territory.  Have an average to above average academic record.  In the fall of the next academic year, plan to enroll in an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants may pursue any field of study to equip them in contributing to the agriculture industry.  Plan to pursue a career in agriculture.


Alliant Energy (Due February 17, 2023) To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities. They must also meet the following criteria: Be age 24 or under; Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer, of one of Alliant Energy's utility subsidiaries. Have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.50 and 4.00. Emphasis will be placed on community service leadership activities. Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application; and plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the fall, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy service territory.


Ann Griffel Scholarship (Due April, 1, 2022)  The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa high school senior girls who intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected solely based on the items submitted with this application. As a condition of accepting the scholarship, recipients must attend the Scholarship Awards Banquet on Friday, August 6, 2021 (DSM Area).


 Army ROTC   National Scholarship Requirements: Be a U.S. citizen. Be between the ages of 17 and 26. Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50. Have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores). Meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).


Aureon Scholarship Program (Due March 1, 2023) Must live in a home with active phone, internet, or TV from an Iowa ITC. Iowa high school junior or graduating senior in the 2020-2021 school year. A citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its official territories. Accepted and plan to enroll at an Iowa-based, accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational-technical school and be pursuing a STEM–related course of study.(science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).  Have a minimum 3.33 GPA. A copy of a recent transcript may be requested.


Beer-Barker Post #113 (Due April 15, 2023)- Return to Ms. Thomas in the library) H.S. Senior from Van Buren County Community Schools. Special consideration to students with veterans in their family. Financial Need. Character School activities. Community activities. Personal activities. Enroll at accredited institution of higher learning(Tech School, Junior College or Four Year College). *Preference will be given to Boys and Girls State attendees. 


Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship (Due January 31, 2023) All applicants must be recommended by a school official. Only one application per school will be accepted. Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2021.  A student who personify sound ethical behavior and decision making in their leadership roles at school and in their community. Student honorees are selected by a panel of judges to receive a $2,500 scholarship paid to the school/college of their choice. The scholarships will be presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate exemplary business practices. Applicant must be from BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad City and Siouxland Region service area.



Bob Galloway Memorial Scholarship (Due April 20, 2023) Priority to student preparing for a career in education. H.S. Senior from Van Buren County CSD. Involved in school and community activities. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Student must be enrolled in a community or 4-year college. Scholarship must be used for tuition.


Breckenridge Scholarship  (Due April 15, 2023 - Return to Ms. Thomas in the library) CRITERIA :  H.S. Senior from Van Buren Community High School, Financial Need, Character, school activities, community activities, personal  activities,Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.  Enroll at accredited institution of higher learning (Tech School, Junior College or Liberal Arts)   Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board.


Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship (Due April 1, 2023)     High school junior or seniors for the 2020-2021 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc) are eligible for this scholarship.


Caleb Strait Memorial Scholarship (Due April 15, 2023) See Ms. Thomas in the library for an application.


Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship (Due March 1, 2023) Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school. This is a scholarship to attend an accredited institution of higher education. Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during their high school years. Hours must be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).



Community 1st Credit Union (Due February 15, 2023) Eligibility requirements: Current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union. High school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year. Non-traditional* student enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree as a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Children of employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements. Non-traditional students are defined as students who do not attend college immediately after high school graduation.


Conservation Districts of Iowa (Due February 10, 2023) CDI is partnering with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. Iowa High School seniors pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship. While this is a wide field and many studies qualify, preference will be given to students pursuing programs of study in conservation. The scholarship must be used for the student’s first year of college education.


Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship (Due July 1, 2022) Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. In 2021, Elevate is offering (15) $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges – one award will be given per college region. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Legends in Manufacturing Dinner at no cost in the fall of 2021. The event will be held in Altoona, Iowa.


Elize Aunahn Memorial Brainfuse Scholarship (Due April 1, 2023) Ideal candidates must have: A tireless work ethic as demonstrated through school, employment, volunteer contributions, and extracurricular activities. A successful academic record. Strong leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular activities, and other contributions). Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, and perseverance). Need for financial assistance.


Elks National Foundation Scholarship (Due   November 14, 2022)Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.


ERIC S. WATERMAN SCHOLARSHIP  (Due May 15, 2022)Only sons and daughters of members (or deceased members who were in good standing at the time of their death) of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, who are currently in their senior year of high school, are eligible. Applicant must be a child, stepchild, adopted child, or court-appointed custodial child of a member of the International Association who is an active member with five or more years of continuous service at the time of their child’s application unless the member is deceased and was in good standing at the time of death. Grandchildren are not eligible to apply, except in the case of court-appointed custodial grandparents. Applicant shall submit a completed application within the specified deadline. An extension of the due date will be at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Applicants should rank in the upper half of his or her graduating class. Scholarship awards are competitive and will be based on: Academic standing of the student during his or her four years in high school. U.S. students only: College entrance examination scores (SAT or ACT) – if applicable. Extracurricular activities and leadership. Character references and citizenship.


E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship  Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum ACT score of 25. Must have participated in at least two sports each year of high school. Shall have earned at least one varsity letter in a minimum of two sports. Must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU member school. Must be an Iowa resident. Must attend an Iowa college or university. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout her college career.


FAIRFIELD ELKS LODGE #1192 CHARITABLE TRUST EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Due March 7, 2023) Two scholarships in the amount of $1500.00 each will be awarded to members of the graduating class to assist in furthering his/her education beyond high school for the year following graduation at an accredited post high school institute.


Iowa State Elks Association Legacy Awards (Due February 6, 2023)  Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of a B.P.O. Elks Lodge belonging to the Iowa State Elks Association (iowaelks.org) who plans to pursue an eligible educational program above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level, may file an application. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. This application must be filed with the Lodge Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler, or Secretary of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area in which the student has legal residence, on or before March 8, 2021. Only one application may be filed and must be filed with the Lodge of Jurisdiction. No applicant may receive more than one (1) Iowa State Elks Association Grant in any one year.


Farm Kids for College Scholarship (Due February 21, 2023)To be eligible for the National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship, you must:  Be a high school senior in the U.S.  Major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university. In addition to the two-page application, please send: Typed essays, listed below.  Two letters of reference.  Official high school transcript, and official GPA. Official ACT or SAT score. A recent photo for use in future scholarship promotions, member publications, social media and on our web site, nationalfarmers.com


First Friday Breakfast Club  (Due March 15, 2023) FFBC awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who fight homophobia and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards. The scholarships are $3,000 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available. Applicants must be Iowa residents and plan to pursue post-secondary education. There is no restriction on the type or location of the institution where post-secondary education is obtained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, race, religion, marital status or employment status of the prospective recipient.


FFA Scholarship -  non-members may also apply!  (Due January 12, 2023)Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members .Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!


Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship (Due February 8,2023) Each applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior. Be a United States citizen. Be sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member. Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Have at least a C grade point average (GPA). Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.Transcript (7 Semesters). 500-800 Word Essay. Two Letters of Recommendation


Garrett's Path  Scholarship  High School Seniors must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. In a separate attachment, list up to 10 of the most meaningful extracurricular activities you were engaged in from ninth grade to the present. (School activities, community activities and/or work experience) Be sure to include details about leadership roles, major events or initiatives, or specific projects that distinguish your experience. Please provide information on how important the experience was for you or how much of an impact you made on the group’s success. Name of activity or organization. Brief description of activity. Dates Active (MM/YY to MM/YY). Hours Participated per week. Leadership Roles or Special Recognition’s. A copy of your high school transcript. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, pastor or other community leader that is not a family member. 


Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship (Due March 1, 2023) 

High school seniors who will graduate with the class of 2023 are eligible for the Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship, if they meet the following criteria: Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present). Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school. Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university. The selection committee will consider the following criteria and percentage factors for selection when reviewing the applications: Exhibits/Performances/Participation in the Iowa State Fair (20%). Financial Need (20%). Essay explaining the impact the Iowa State Fair has had on your life (15%). Extracurricular and community activities (15%). Community Service/Volunteerism (15%). GPA (10%).


Grand Lodge of Iowa  (Postmarked February 1, 2023) The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. Applicants need not have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing in the selection process.


Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical School Scholarship (Postmarked March 1, 2023)  Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. The scholarship may be used for any bona fide school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. Race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have no bearing in the selection process. A Masonic connection is preferred, but not required.


Hagan Scholarship (Due January 15, 2023)  Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.  Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation. Must work 240 hours during the twelve months prior to fall semester college enrollment. Preferred employment is regularly scheduled non-family employment performed under supervision for compensation. Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC. Must be Pell Grant eligible. The family EFC does not have to be paid, it is used only to determine award amounts. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible. Must not have a felony conviction


Herman Sani Scholarship (Due April 1, 2022)Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa with experience or background in golf is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected solely on the basis of the written application.  As a condition of accepting the scholarship, recipients must attend the Scholarship Awards Banquet on Friday, August 6, 2021 (DSM Area). 


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (Due March 15, 2023)   Eligibility:  Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2023 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen.  


Hy-Vee Tuition Assistance Program Hy-Vee has created a new tuition assistance program exclusively for Hy-Vee employees and families that includes: Up to $10,500 per year for select full-time and regular-time employees who are pursuing a Hy-Vee approved degree of study. Up to $3,500 per year for all employees, regardless of the degree studied. Up to $2,500 per year for immediate family members of employees, regardless of the degree studied. These tuition assistance amounts are available annually, which means each year you are enrolled at Bellevue University as a full-time, degree-seeking student.


International Association of Arson Investigators IOWA CHAPTER Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship (Due March 30, 2023) Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and have been accepted to or enrolled as either an online or resident student in a nationally or regionally accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Applicants must major in a field of education promoting a career in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.


IABO Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship (Due May 1, 2022) Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements: Iowa residency • Iowa high school diploma or GED • Admittance to, or good academic standing in an eligible program.


Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Scholarship (Due February 15, 2023)To be eligible for consideration candidates must: Live in a residence that is a verified customer of an IAMU member or attend a high school that is a verified customer of an IAM member. The City of Keosauqua is an IAMU member. Be a 2021 graduating high school senior or have previously graduated from high school. Be attending a post high school education program located in Iowa in the fall of 2022. Preference will be given to those applicants entering a utility related career with a special preference to applicants entering utility related trades programs leading to careers in those difficult to fill utility careers such as, as an example only, electric line worker, water treatment or distribution operator, or operator qualified natural gas positions.


The Iowa Association of Naturalists – Joe Halbur Scholarship (Due March 4, 2022) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who plan to further their education in the degrees of environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation.  Applicant must be a resident of Iowa at time of graduation from high school, and preference may be given to attendance at an in-state college.  Applicant must be pursuing a degree in natural resources. Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation.  Applicant may reapply throughout their undergraduate program and scholarships may be renewed. Same form must be filled out each year for reapplication.  Scholarship payments will be made directly to the college or university, upon receipt of an e-mail letter from the recipient to the Joe Halbur Scholarship Chair of the Iowa Association of Naturalist


Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (Due March 1, 2023)   Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration shop. An applicant’s interest and commitment to the automotive industry will be measured by their enrollment in automotive studies, being a current or prior employee of a dealership, or demonstrating a personal interest in automobiles.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. Scholarships may be awarded, in part, on financial need. Prior scholarship recipients who have 2.5 GPA may re-apply.


Iowa Cheerleading Coaches' Association (Postmarked February 15, 2023) Include completed basic application form. It MUST HAVE coach’s signature. One-year, non-renewable scholarships, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to graduating cheerleaders in the Class of the current graduation year. Applicant’s coach must be a present member of the ICCA. Applicant must have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or above by the end of his/her junior year (DO NOT round up to 3.5). Applicant must follow all scholarship guidelines. Complete all information on white paper using dark print. Coaches should mail all application materials in ONE PACKAGE postmarked by February 15,2022.


The Iowa Communications Alliance  (Due March 3, 2023)  Applicants must satisfy all of the following:  Be a graduating high school senior. Be accepted by or be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school. Receive any qualifying service from an Iowa Communications Alliance service provider member and be from a rural area. Have a least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale for a cumulative grade point average. Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation. Be sponsored by your local telecommunications service provider (contact your provider to determine if the are a member). Children of Iowa Communications Alliance member employees are not eligible for the general scholarship but are eligible for Member Employee Scholarship. In addition to this application, the student must also apply for acceptance to DMACC.


Iowa Corn Growers Association  (Due January 31, 2023)  The Iowa Corn scholarship and National Corn Growers Association scholarship applications are combined this year for the first time. Students only need to fill out one application to be eligible for both. Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of an ICGA member. Apply for ICGA membership at https://www.iowacorn.org/membership/join-icga/  Eighteen total scholarships will be awarded to deserving, qualified students enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa.   Nine $1,000 “First-year Scholarships” are reserved for high school seniors entering their first year of college, one from each Iowa Corn District Field Manager territory. Nine $1,000 “Upperclassmen Scholarships” are reserved for students entering their second, third, or fourth year of college, or who are enrolled in a graduate program - one from each Iowa Corn District Field Manager territory. Scholarships are for one year and previous winners may reapply. Scholarships may be used to offset tuition, school supplies, or student housing. Funds will be issued on behalf of each student to his or her college financial aid department in August 2022 but entering freshman must successfully complete the first college term and those funds will be applied to second term expenses. Scholarships are awarded for the 2022-2023 school year. Only online applications will be accepted.


Iowa Credit Union Foundation Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship (Due February 3, 2023)  Is now open to Iowa credit union members who are high school seniors or post-secondary students. Designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2021. Essays must be original work of the applicant and it limited to 500 words. 


Iowa Dental Scholarship (Due March 31, 2023)Scholarships may be awarded in the following areas of study: Dentistry, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technician.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character and financial need of the applicant and will be awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or physical handicap.


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship (Due February 3, 2023) Eligibility for the IFBF and County Farm Bureau scholarships are reserved for current Iowa Farm Bureau members or their children in good standing with the organization. To be considered, the graduating high school senior must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be involved in extra-curricular activities and accepted into an accredited higher education institution, including community colleges and technical schools.


Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement IFAA (Due April 1, 2023)  The applicant should have a strong agricultural background involving 4-H and/or FFA and demonstrate leadership abilities while being involved in activities. Applicant must be an incoming freshman in the fall of 2022 at any Iowa community college, college or university.


Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships (Due February 1, 2022)   Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.) Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year. To be eligible for any of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2 letters of recommendation are required - one from an Extension staff member or 4-H volunteer and one from a school/college academic advisor or teacher. 


Iowa Girls' Athletic Coaches Association Scholarships (Postmarked April 10, 2023)  The Iowa Girls' Coaches Association offers three scholarships. The Iowa Girl who receives this scholarship must meet all listed criteria: Be enrolled in a public or private Iowa High School. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and verified by a high school principal or counselor. The athlete must have lettered in at least one sport offered by the IGCA.  


 IHCA Foundation High School Scholarship (Due May 31,2023) Applicant must be a high school senior, who are in their senior year during the 2020-2021 academic year, and a resident of Iowa. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a college with an accredited CNA, LPN, RN or BSN program in Iowa, with the intent of working toward pre-requisites or required courses for that program in the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships are for the 2021-22 academic year; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $1,000. Submit a complete application form, including 300-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and one letter of recommendation.


Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) The Iowa Hospital Association, through subsidiary the Iowa  Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), will award 60 health care scholarships of  up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to two years) and $1,000 specific to emergency medical  technology/technician certification programs. The goal of IHERF’s scholarship program is to fill Iowa health care positions that have a notable  number of openings by offering financial support for health care education or training. In  exchange, each $3,500 award recipient must work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of  the scholarship award and $1,000 award recipients must work one year with hospital-based or  hospital-contracted emergency medical services. Applicants must submit their information on IHERF’s scholarship website, https://iherfscholarship.smapply.io. The site will confirm scholarship eligibility before the  application process begins. IHA is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to  business, government and consumer audiences. All of Iowa’s 118 community hospitals are IHA  members. For more information about the scholarship program, visit www.IHERF.org. 


Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary (Due February 23, 2023) Student Scholarship open to dependents of an Iowa National Guard Member (current or retired). Student applicants need to be a graduating senior or incoming freshman, and pursuing a 2 or 4  year degree or a certificate program. High School Transcripts, Acceptance Letter (if applicable), List of Activities and Work. Answer to Essay Question, Guard Member Verification, and Letter of Recommendation- all details are provided on the application form. Scholarship applicants are judged on Essay, Work, Activities, Leadership Positions, GPA, Test Scores, and Letter of Recommendation. *Incomplete applications will not be scored.


Iowa Newspaper Association (Due February 10, 2023)Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need. Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.


Iowa PGA Section Foundation Scholarship (Due June 18, 2023) Any graduating high school senior or previous graduate residing within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible to apply. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.


Iowa Scholarship for the Arts (Due April 1, 2022) 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 at least one of the following arts areas: animation, architecture, creative writing, dance, English, fashion, fine arts education, folk & traditional arts, graphic design, literature, media arts, music, theatre or visual arts. Immediate family members or dependent children of Iowa Arts Council board and staff are not eligible.                                                          


 Iowa School Counselor Association (Due January 13, 2023) For 12th grade students attending a high school in Iowa. Applicants must submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career. 


Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Assn. (ISRPA)(Postmarked by March 1, 2023)  The Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Assn. (ISRPA) offers 2-$1000 one-year scholarships on the basis of merit to selected high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in Rifle - Pistol - Air Rifle or Shotgun competitions. The ISRPA seeks applications from high school seniors who currently compete in marksmanship competitions. ISRPA Scholarships may be used to pursue a post-secondary education during the upcoming school year. Scholarships are one-year awards that may be used to fund any accredited post-secondary education or vocational program. Scholarship recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, plan to continue to excel in rifle - air rifle - pistol - or shotgun team activities, and continue to meet other scholarship eligibility criteria. Scholarship checks are paid jointly to the scholarship recipient and the financial aid office of the college or university where the student is enrolled. High School Seniors selected for these scholarships must be a U.S. Citizen. Be of good moral character. Have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Be a graduating high school senior. Demonstrates acceptance to a university, college or trade school leading to a diploma or trade certification. Demonstrate Rifle-Air Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun marksmanship competition experience.


Iowa United Methodist Foundation (Due March 1, 2023) The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence. All applications and required documents, such as essays, references, and transcripts can be submitted through the online portal.


James Horan Arc of Jefferson and Nearby Counties Scholarship (Due March 23, 2022) The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties is offering a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior who plans on entering a post high school education, training, or certification related to helping individuals with disabilities at an accredited institution.  Examples included but are not limited to social work, special education, psychiatric nursing, speech or occupational therapy, and para-educators.  The application must show verification that they have been accepted by the post-secondary institution.


JOHN W. & KIMBERLY D. GRUBB RN SCHOLARSHIP   At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program. Scholarships are for the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a two-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $3,000, each year, for a total $6,000 available per recipient. Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation.


Karsyn's Krusaders/Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship  To be eligible for a Karsyn’s Krusaders Scholarship, one must have had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 18 and have been treated for a pediatric form of cancer. OR Be a sibling (including biological, half-blood or step-sibling) of a person who was diagnosed with a pediatric form of cancer. Applicant is between the ages of 16 and 23 and is either a high school senior OR not out of high school more than 4 years. Applicant is accepted to an accredited university, graduate school, community college, vocational technical school or other accredited facility. Applicant is enrolled (or plans to enroll) full-time or half-time in an accredited facility.


Keep Iowa Beautiful - Byers Environmental Scholarship (Due January 31, 2023)  Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who are enrolling in an Iowa college or university. FOR YOUR ESSAY, CLEARLY EXPLAIN: 1) Why you are applying for this scholarship 2) How you plan to use it in your college study 3) How you have developed these goals through high school 4) What you have done, are doing and plan to do for community enhancement and/or the environment – identify any Keep Iowa Beautiful programs you might have been involved with.


Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship and Violet Armstrong Scholarship (Postmarked April 15, 2023)    Be a resident of Wapello County or Van Buren County. Acceptance by the school you are planning to attend. Provide a high school transcript and/or college grades (please attach). Completion of the application in full. Personal letter (please attach). A copy of your parents’ most recent Federal Income tax form showing adjusted gross income (please attach). One reference from a non-relative (please attach). If your plans change, or there is an early drop, you agree to return the scholarship.


Keosauqua Fire Department Nick Copeland Memorial Scholarship (Due April 6, 2023-Return to Ms. Thomas in the Library) CRITERIA: H.S. Senior from Van Buren County Community High School. Be involved in Community Service Activities. Be involved in extracurricular activities at Van Buren County Community High School. Character. Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. Have enrolled at an institute of higher learning (college/university, tech school).


Keosauqua Health Care Center Laptop  Rules for Eligibility: You must be planning to enter a Healthcare OR Human Service-related field. You must write why you are applying for the scholarship, your goal for the future, and why you should be chosen for the scholarship in 1500 words or less. Please fill out three of the attached references and return with this packet. Must currently be a senior or graduate this present year.


 Laboratory Control Ltd Health Care Career Scholarship (Opens February 1, 2023 - Due March 31, 2023)  Applicant must reside in one of the following Iowa counties: Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, or Wapello. Applicant must be enrolled in a state or nationally accredited program of study that focuses on a specific health care area of focus. Applicant must be enrolling in at least the second year of their course of study*** Award will be contingent upon proof of registration/enrollment. *** High school seniors with at least 30 hours of college credit are eligible to apply for the fall semester after their graduation from high school. EX: Apply in February 2022, if graduating in May 2022 and starting college in August 2022. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.00+ scale. Applicant must apply each year with preference given to previous award recipients; a limit of four (4) awards per student; an award in one year does not automatically result in an award the following year. Eligible fields of study include:  ARNP, BSN, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dentist, Dietician, Health Care Administrator, Health Educator, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Mental Health Counselor, MSN, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Orthodontist, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physician, Physician Assistant, Podiatrist, Polysomnogrophy Technologist, Psychologist, Radiation Therapist, Radiology Technologist, Registered Health Information Tech, Rehabilitation Counselor, Respiratory Therapist, RN, Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist, Surgery Technician and Undergraduate Pre-Professional (Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, etc.).


Leo H. Grether - Choral Music Education (Due April 15, 2022) Candidates must:  Be a citizen of the State of Iowa;  Be a graduating senior.  Be enrolling in college as a vocal music education major. Submit a tape containing two selections of a contrasting nature.  Submit an essay along with their application materials.


Lions Club Scholarship (Due May 1, 2023 -Return to Ms. Thomas in the Library) Keosauqua Lions Club has scholarships for $500 each for this year to give away to deserving seniors to continue their education. The application process consists of a single essay question.  In your neighborhood and school communities, how have your personal and various group activities exemplified the Lion Club motto of “WE SERVE”?


LULAC Scholarship  The LULAC Council 377 will be awarding six scholarships to students in southeast Iowa. The scholarships are to aid students with the cost of higher education which is constantly on the rise, making financing a college degree extremely difficult for many families.  Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000). GPA of   3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000). GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. General Awards ($250 to $1,000). Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.  LULAC Council 377 is proud to present these scholarships opportunities available to ALL students living in southeast Iowa (Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, and Wapello).


Margaret Wilson Scholarship (Due April 1, 2023) Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher, must be accepted to an accredited two or four   year college.  Must live within the Birmingham zip code or telephone exchange or a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church, a member’s spouse or a member’s dependent.


Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship (Due February 21, 2023) The Charles Nicolay Educational Foundation was set up to support Iowa students continuing their education in the Construction / Architecture / Engineering field. Must be an Iowa high school student or college student; Must attend an Iowa institution; Attend a program related to construction/architecture/engineering/masonry field. Complete the entire application and submit with accompanying documents.


National Honor Society Scholarship (November 30, 2022) Must be a current high school senior graduating with the class of 2023. Must be an active NHS member in good standing with a verified student account. Must be enrolled at a school with an active NHS chapter. Must be planning to enroll at a U.S. college or university in Fall, 2023.


The PeopleService $6,000 ALAN MEYER MEMORIAL Scholarship (Due March 31, 2023)  PeopleService, Inc. provides water/wastewater contract operations to small-medium sized municipalities and industries throughout the Midwest states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.  We have established a $3,000 per year scholarship program where these individuals can earn an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and upon graduation have a job.  Complete the following form and summit. Gather the following information that will be considered with your application. High school transcripts or proof of GED completion. College or university transcripts, if applicable. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. (The letters should provide information of why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship and a good employee.)


Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) COLLEGE BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS (Due April 1, 2023)This scholarship drawing will be awarded to students who will graduate from high school during the 2021-2022 school year. Students planning to further their education in a program leading to a two or four year certificate or degree should submit: A current transcript, Scholarship Cover Sheet, Current photo of applicant suitable for publication.


Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Teacher of Tomorrow (Due April 1, 2023)This scholarship is for any Iowa high school senior aspiring to teach and will be awarded on the basis of the student’s career goal as an educator, academic record, accomplishments, and community involvement.  Interested students should submit: Official transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, essay explaining why they want to be a teacher, Bio on accomplishments and community services, current photo of applicant suitable for publication. The award will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution of choice upon successful completion of the first semester.


P.E.O. Chapter AB (Due April 15, 2023) This award will be given to a Van Buren County Community School senior female student that plans to further her education. This student needs to live in Harrisburg, Cedar, Bonaparte or Washington Township in Van Buren County.  Students need to fill out a one-page description of future career plans and an explanation of why the student would be a good candidate for this scholarship.  Please double space and type your application.


RICH REEVER SCHOLARSHIP (Due March 1, 2022)   One scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to a member of the graduating class to assist in furthering his/her education beyond high school for the year following graduation at an accredited post high school institute that is choosing to go into an education field. To apply, fill out the following scholarship application, answering each blank and add nothing to this form except your high school transcript, full ACT/SAT report INCLUDING National percentiles, and a photograph of yourself.


Robert D. Blue Scholarship  ( suspended for the 2021-2022 school year) The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2021-2022 school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university.


Russell Strait Post #483 Scholarship (Due May 1, 2023-Return to Ms. Thomas in the Library) As per donors’ wishes, applicant, or veteran relative, must currently reside in the Cantril /Milton area, or as approved by the Russell Strait Post #483. Applicant must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in an accredited community college, university, or technical school. Awards will be forwarded to the applicant’s school of choice. A Letter of Acceptance from the school must be enclosed with the application. Submission of GPA is NOT necessary. Proof of service-connection, such as a DD214 or Discharge letter, for qualifying veteran will be made available upon request. Application must be supported by listing two or more, non-related, references. One reference must be the applicant’s high school principal. Amount of award will be announced prior to graduation. The amount will depend on the number of eligible applicants, and the amount of money available for distribution.


SFM Foundation Scholarship (Due March 31, 2023)Must be the natural, adopted,step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota- or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act or other comparable benefit program exclusive to work related injuries. Must be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application. Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident. Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant is considered. Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement. Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s) or vocational education and training (certificate or license from any accredited school. Must demonstrate financial need. Provide proof of enrollment for each semester at participating educational institution.


Sinclair Tractor-John Deere Tech Program Sinclair Tractor is pleased to offer local students and individuals who wish to pursue a career as a John Deere Certified Technician the opportunity to do so knowing they will have a full-time job waiting for them when they graduate. The John Deere TECH Program at Northeast Iowa Community College trains students to be fully certified diesel technicians with electrical and hydraulic certifications. Study is offered on a rotational basis with in-class instruction and on-the-job training at Sinclair Tractor. We proudly offer our Calmar students a $15,000 tuition pay-back program and $5,000 in tools, plus we award $1,000 to the students high school FFA chapter.


Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Community Scholarship (Due May 15, 2023) The Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Community Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating in 2023 from a high school in a county in which Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned or contract operations.   Community scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating in 2023 from a high school in a county in which Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned or contract operations.


Southeast Iowa Builders Association (SEIBA) Cumulative GPA in High School after seven semesters. Interview with Selection Committee. Work a minimum of 360 hours in a job relating to construction each year while enrolled in the Construction Management /Engineering/ Technology Program or similar. List any outstanding achievements or accomplishments you wish to mention (education, work related, community involvement/ volunteer work. 


Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative Scholarship (Due March 31, 2023)  All high school seniors whose parents or guardians are members of SIEC with active account(s) served by the cooperative. (Membership does not apply to Lineman School Applicants, see Lineman School Scholarships ) Applicant must be accepted by an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2021.The candidate may be enrolled in any field of study.


Southeast Iowa Regional Fire Honor Guard (SEIRFHG) (Must be postmarked April 15, 2023) To be eligible for an SEIRFHG College Scholarship, students must meet all the following criteria:   Be a graduating senior and member of an Emergency Response (Fire EMS Law Enforcement agency). Have maintained a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Intend to enroll full-time in a two or four-year credited college/university beginning the following fall term. Have submitted a complete application prior to the deadline of April 15, 2023. If after you are awarded the Scholarship and for any reason you decide not to attend College, the Scholarship must be returned.


Stephen Webber Legacy Scholarship (Due April 27, 2023 by 3:30 pm. to Ms. Thomas in the library) This scholarship has been established in the amount of $2,000 and will be awarded each year to a Van Buren County senior that meets the following criteria: High Academic Achievement, Student Athlete, Outstanding character and work ethic, Demonstrates integrity, honesty, humility and kindness.


STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship (Due May 31, 2023) Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing the topic below.

Make the case: Why should your local or state government adopt STOP THE BLEED® legislation?

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED® Kits. This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award. Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.


Susan Presley Arc of Jefferson and Nearby Counties Scholarship (Due March 23, 2022) The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties is offering a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior with an IEP or 504 Plan to enable them to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited institution.  A letter from the high school guidance counselor identifying the student has an IEP or 504 Plan must accompany this application before consideration will be given to the applicant.  This scholarship may be applied toward a community college, university, or training program, including out-of-pocket expenses for the program.  The application must show verification that they have been accepted by the post-secondary institution.  


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Iowa   Application deadlines are as follow: July 15- fall term, November 15- spring term, April 30- summer term. Work in a regulated preschool, child care center or home program for at least 30 hours per week (or all the hours your preschool offers programming with a 20 hour minimum). Have worked with children birth to age 5 in current program for at least 3 months (6 months for bachelor scholarships). Are working toward an early childhood degree, CDA credential (or renewal), endorsement, or teacher licensure renewal at an Iowa college. 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.


Timberline Scholarship (Due January 17, 2023) The student must be on or have been on an IEP during their Secondary education.  The student must be graduating in the school year of the award (December or May).   The student must be attending a school district which contracts with Timberline Billing   Service, LLC for their Medicaid claiming as of January 15th in the school year of the application. The student should confirm with their district administrator that their district contracts with Timberline Billing Service LLC.  The student must have applied to an educational institution for the following school year.  This could be a four year private/public school, community college, trade school, or other formal educational program beyond high school. 


Van Buren County Arts Council  This is a reimbursed award given to a winning student that is continuing their formal education in a visual arts field. The VBVAC Reimbursement Award is to help the awarded student in covering the cost of book fees, materials, and tuition if applicable. Receipts showing purchases and/or tuition fees for higher learning establishments is required to receive funding amount. Receipts must be presented to Van Buren Co. Arts Council no later than December of the year awarded.


Van Buren County Crime Stoppers Donald Ruppert Annual Criminal Justice Scholarship (Due April 6, 2023)  High School G.P.A. Have you taken the Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT examination, and if so what was the highest score? High school academic/extra-curricular honors or awards received. Community activities have you been involved in. College prep classes have you taken while in high school.  College or Vocational School you plan to attend this fall. Have you been accepted as a student by the school? Will you be a full or part time student? Is your chosen major or course criminal justice? Explain why you are interested in a career in criminal justice.


Van Buren County Crime Stoppers Military Recognition Award  (Due April 6, 2023-Return to Ms. Thomas in the Library)Branch of Service. Enlistment date. Ship date (date leaving for basic training).


Van Buren County Hospital Auxiliary (Due April 20, 2023)  Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a college/university/tech school in a medical field program (excluding animal science). Applicant must either be a resident of Van Buren County or a student at a Van Buren County high school (or affiliate; i.e. home school). Applicant must have completed a high school diploma or GED, or be a graduating senior. College/University/Tech School acceptance letter must be enclosed with application. Applications for ALL scholarships must be supported by a listing of three references.


Van Buren Foundation, Inc. Scholarships-Van Buren County Community School District (Due April 20, 2023)  Return to Lisa Plowman, 16063 Gold Ave, Douds, IA 52551-or- Return to Ms. Thomas in Library.  Letter of recommendation is needed.

Colleen Duke Memorial Scholarship  $100-$250 Must be a 2021 of the Van Buren County Community School District-College bound, majoring in Elementary Education/Special Elementary Education or Reading Major. Must have maintained “B” average. 18 year--$100.00, Junior year in college and maintaining Elementary Education major, and with a "B" average, an additional $150.00. Preference will be given to students indicating interest in pursuing their elementary teaching career in Southeast Iowa, rural school. 

E. Ruth Downard Vickerman and Robert L.­­­­­Vickerman Scholarship  $2,000.00 Recipient of this scholarship should indicate an intention to pursue a course of study leading to elementary or secondary education OR Nursing or Medical Field. 

First Iowa State Bank-must be a female

Fred Perkins Scholarship-given to a  male -$500.00, First Iowa State Bank (given to female): $500.00 High Academic Achievement, should be above average, High activity, should be very active in school, including but not limited to sports, drama, school clubs, but not necessarily all of the above, Personality and character should be outstanding, Financial need is not a factor. 

Hugh Hardin Scholarship  $500.00  Graduate of the Van Buren County Community High School 1-Applicant will need to submit a paragraph explaining why they have chosen to pursue the Law Enforcement Profession, 2-Send the scholarship application, the letter of recommendation from a high school instructor and the paragraph of explanation to Randy Hardin, 1106 Broad Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565. These 3 things need to be received prior to April 20.

Izaak Walton Scholarship  $500.00 or more Recipient of this scholarship should indicate an intention to pursue a course of study leading to employment in the field of conservation consistent with the objectives of the Izaak Walton League. Must be a resident of Van Buren County. 

Laura Daughrity Scholarship  There are 3 various scholarships each $500.00 or more. Must be an applicant at community college or 4 year college or university, Indian Hill's applicants should apply for this scholarship via the Indian Hills Financial Aid Office. Cannot be a direct descendent of Laura Daughrity. -Payment will be made in the 2nd semester of the chosen college. 

Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship  is a progressive scholarship awarded to a stand out individual, with close community ties and who is following a course of study in business or a related field. This is the second year of this progressive scholarship program. It is aimed at assisting the cultivation of individuals who may someday return to Van Buren County or surrounding areas and enrich the local community and economy. 

Robert Hornbaker Scholarship  Must be a 2021 Van Buren Co. Community High School. No preference for junior college, training at college or university. Not based on academic rank. Must be a county resident. Student will receive funds in the following manner; $1,000.00 1st year, $1,500.00 2nd year, $2,000.00 3rd year and $2,500.00 4th year. No monies will be awarded the 3rd and 4th year if student attends a 2 year program. 

Verna Olson Scholarship  $1,000.00 -2021 Graduate of the Van Buren High School Preference may be given to students attending an accredited academic institution over those students attending trade or business schools. 


Van Buren Presbyterian Scholarship (Due April 15, 2023-Return to Ms. Thomas in the Library) The student who receives this scholarship should be active in school, church and community activities and should indicate these on this application form. The student’s grade point average and class rank should indicate their ability to successfully handle college work. This scholarship may be used for junior college or for four year colleges.


American Welder Scholarship (Due March 1, 2023) The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.  The scholarship cannot be used towards an associates or bachelor's degree program. In 2023, up to 800 - $1,000 Welder Training Scholarships will be awarded.




Central College



Iowa State University OneApp opens September 15 for students to apply for scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year


ACACIA Leadership ScholarshipThe Scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends Iowa State University. Preference given to students who are members of the fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criteria. This scholarship is NOT transferrable to another person or attendance at another university.


 Bright Scholars of Iowa Award  - Recipients will be selected by Indian Hills Community College Foundation Office based on the following criteria:  Each award will be awarded to current seniors attending an Iowa High School. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (such as being in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or have an ACT score of 28 or higher or a high school cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher). Qualify for full or partial Pell Grant or have an EFC of less than $10,000. Maintain full-time enrollment. Preference but not limited to students who are first-generation college students. Applicants who meet these criteria will be asked to write an essay identifying their commitment to learning and community service and describing how they have succeeded in the face of adversity (no more than two typewritten pages). They will also be asked to submit a summary of their activities and organization, leadership roles, academic achievement and honors, community service and volunteerism, and potentials in chosen career and employment (no more than two typewritten pages). 


Christina Hixson Opportunity Scholarship (Due January 1, 2023) Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. In order to be considered for the Hixson Award, your FAFSA must be verified as complete when application review begins (approximately Jan 2). A delay in meeting the deadlines below will affect your eligibility for the Hixson Award. Complete the following by the suggested deadlines: File federal income taxes by February 14. File FAFSA by Dec 1 (Iowa State University deadline). Select IRS data porting option when filing FAFSA. Review and correct your Student Aid Report (SAR) promptly when returned from FAFSA or review the FAFSA status page at accessplus.iastate.edu. If selected for further verification, it is your responsibility to complete the process in time for application review (approximately Jan 2). Applicant must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship and demonstrate this information in the student essay, recommendation and FAFSA. Applicant must be a resident of Iowa. Applicant must be admissible to Iowa State University. Applicant must possess the potential to succeed.  This scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating in 2022 who will be entering first-year students at Iowa State University in Fall 2022. This program will provide 100 undergraduates with half-tuition scholarships (estimated value of more than $18,000 over eight semesters). Selection is based on the student's county, eligibility and potential as demonstrated through the application, letter of recommendation, and financial need analysis. Students may major in any curriculum and must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for renewal. 


 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships(Apply September 15-January 10, 2023)


College of Engineering Scholarship (Fill out the online scholarship application by 11:59 PM CST on January 10, 2023) Scholarship eligibility for incoming engineering freshmen is based on a high school GPA of 3.6 or higher. The engineering scholarship application will include two essay questions. Students must accept the offer of admission by May 1, 2021 in order to receive any scholarship they may be offered.


Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship (Due January 10, 2023) To meet eligibility requirements for MVP, prospective students must: Be a resident of the state of Iowa, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Be admissible to Iowa State University. American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission; or who have participated in a federally funded Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound program. Demonstrate financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships.


Iowa Wesleyan University

      Libertyville Bank Agribusiness Scholarship


Indian Hills 

       Foundation Scholarship(September 1, 2022-March 1, 2023) Deadline August 31, 2023)


Tom Arnold Scholarship (Due April 3, 2023) Indian Hills alumnus Tom Arnold awards two scholarships to Indian Hills students each year. The scholarships award tuition, fees, required books, and required supply costs for one year (three terms). In addition, if the winners are students residing in the dormitories, an average of room and board costs will be included as part of the scholarship award.To be eligible for the scholarships, you must compose a brief written piece (600-1,200 words) on this year's subject theme. 


Bright Scholars of Iowa  Indian Hills Annual award established by the late H. Dale & Lois Bright awarded to current seniors attending Iowa high schools. After being initially approved by the Indian Hills Scholarship committee, students who meet the criteria will be asked to submit an essay identifying their commitment to learning and community service and describe how they have succeeded in the face of adversity. They will also be asked to submit a summary of their activities and organization, leadership roles, academic achievement and honors, community service and volunteerism, and potentials in their chosen career and employment (no more than 2 typewritten pages) • Recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or have an ACT score of 28 or higher) • Must qualify for PELL • Maintain full-time enrollment.



 Indian Hills Community College has received a National Science Foundation grant for almost $1 million.  This grant will allow IHCC to provide GO STEM scholarships for up to $10,000 per year for the next 6 years.  The scholarships will be for students who pursue degrees in the following programs:

Career and Technical Programs

·         Computer Software Development

·         Cybersecurity & Systems Administration

·         Electrical and Renewable Energy Techology

·         Electronic Engineering Technology

·         Laser and Optics Technology

·         Robotics/Automation Technology

Arts & Sciences - Transfer Programs

·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Mathematics

·         Physics

Additional requirements, information and an application can be found at the following link:



Kirkwood Community College

    One Easy Application


Mount Mercy University 

 Catherine McCauley Scholarship  The Catherine McAuley Scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually. These Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, and students are automatically considered upon admittance to Mount Mercy. To be eligible, students simply need to: Be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school. Be admitted as a new freshman to Mount Mercy. Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year. Participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus. File the FAFSA prior to July 1(first year) and May 1(subsequent years) that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.


Simpson College

        First-Year Scholarships, Awards And Grants


Southeastern Community College

        Foundation Scholarships 


University of Iowa 

      Scholarship Portal


ASOON Scholarship  The ASOON (American Society of Old Nurses) Scholarship was established by six alumni who formed a lifetime friendship after their student days in the University of Iowa College of Nursing. The spouses of the deceased alumni and other members of the original group continue to support the fund. The scholarship criteria are: a pre-licensure BSN student enrolled in nursing major courses who demonstrates financial need (FAFSA required), academic merit, professional promise and leadership skills. If there are sufficient funds, the intent of the donors is to support students for two semesters at the level of in-state tuition and fees. 


The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship (Due May 1, 2023) Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be: of the Protestant faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa. At least one of the recipients must be a member of an Episcopal Church, and at least one must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career in banking. All recipients must be of good character and have a good scholastic record.


Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship (Due 7/31/2022)  The Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior who attends The University of Iowa. The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Demonstrated financial need is not a criterion.


University of Northern Iowa 

    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships 



The H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation (Due January 15, 2023)   provides the Bright Scholars of Iowa award.  It is available to entering freshmen who will graduate from an Iowa high school and demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.  The amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance less all other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships).  The cost of attendance is equal to tuition & fees, room & board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. This award is renewable for an additional three years provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and continuous full-time enrollment. Funds for the scholarship are provided by the Bright Foundation.  The Bright Foundation also provides additional communication and experiences for recipients, such as peer connections and networking, to enhance the college experience and help scholars reach their goals.  Recipients are expected to provide the Bright Foundation regular updates on their college experience through their Bright Scholar portal.


William Penn University


All graduates will be considered for the following awards (no application necessary): 


     American Legion Citizenship Award

     Chapter I PEO Scholarship

     George and Kathy Manning Character Scholarship

     Glen Strait Memorial Scholarship

     Hospice of Van Buren County

     Iowa Bar Association

     Jason and John Memorial Scholarship (selected by family)

     Leslie Strait Memorial Scholarship.  $500.00

     Rotary Club Award

     TTT Scholarship (selected by the organization)

     Wesley and Marjorie Pierce Trust Scholarship (selected by family)