Local, State & National Scholarship Applications

Watch for 2018-19 Scholarship Applications  here!

If you have any questions on a scholarship, please contact Gina Dirks at Monticello High School!  This is a work in progress – keep checking!  Check eligibility & deadlines!

Local scholarships (Monticello area) are marked “LOCAL” for easier locating.

Outdated scholarships are marked “OUTDATED

A scholarship marked “TBA” hasn’t released their updated application.

Scholarship names in “green” are active scholarships.

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SCHOLARSHIPS (alphabetical)

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1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must have been a 1st Gateway Credit Union member for at least six months prior to scholarship entry and be a member in good standing.  Based on academic achievement, strong work ethic, school and community activities and essay.  Deadline:  February  16, 2018

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Abdelkader Education Project – Essay Contest

Applicants must be high school students interested in the Middle East and Islamic culture.  Essay required on Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy, relevance to our global society and your own life, and educational comparions between yours and Abdelkader’s. Go to http://www.abdelkaderproject.org/essay-contest/submit-essay/ for online application and to submit essay. Deadline:  April 15, 2018

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ACACIA Leadership Scholarship – University of Iowa – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a male, graduating senior planning on attending the University of Iowa.  Must excel in academics, extracurricular activities and human service.  Deadline: March 30, 2017

 

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship – Iowa State University

Applicant must be a male, graduating senior planning on attending the Iowa State University.  Must excel in academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement.  Deadline: March 23, 2018

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AEGON/Transamerica Foundation Kirkwood Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Applicant must be a senior with an IEP attending a high school within GWAEA who plans to attend Kirkwood Community College in the fall of 2018.  Go to www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships for the online application.  Deadline:  March 15, 2018 (first round)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AgVantage FS Scholarship – OUTDATED

Must be a dependent of an AgVantage FS employee or customer.  Must be at least a senior in high school or already enrolled in a college and must have maintained a GPA of at least a 2.5.   Deadline:  January 31, 2018

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Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities.  Must be a dependent child or be a current customer of Alliant Energy, have a GPA of at least a 2.5, and plan to enroll, for the first time, at an accredited two-or four-year college, university or vo-tech school located within the Alliant Energy service territory.    Deadline:  February 15, 2018  (see the Alliant Energy website for other scholarship opportunities tied to Iowa colleges and universities)

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American Cancer Society Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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American Legion Merit Award – Non-Member – LOCAL

The Second District of The American Legion of Iowa will be awarding two Merit Awards of $500.00 each.  The applicant must be a graduating senior who resides within the counties of Jones, Linn, Jackson, Scott, Clinton or Dubuque.  It is not necessary to be related to a member of The American Legion or The American Legion Auxiliary.  Deadline:  March 31, 2018

 

American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award – Member – LOCAL

Applicant must be member of or a relative of an American Legion Auxiliary member.  See relative list on application.  Must be planning to enroll in a school in Iowa.  Deadline: March 15, 2018

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American Soybean Assoc. Soy ScholarshipOUTDATED

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a current ASA member who plans to declare agriculture as a major.  Must have a GPA of at least a 3.0.  Essay and  recommendations required.  Online application.  Deadline:  November 20, 2017

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Anna Husmann Grant – LOCAL – OUTDATED

Established to help provide for the higher education needs of Jones County students.  Submit a typed application along with a stamped, self-addresses envelope.  Attach a recent transcript.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

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AXA Achievement Scholarship (US News & World Report)OUTDATED

52 state winners are chosen – from there, ten will be selected as national winners.  Winners will be ethnically and economically diverse and show ambition, drive and determination as well as have respect for self, family and community.  Program will close when 10,000 applications have been received, so apply early.  Deadline:  December 15, 2017

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Bessie & Lester Covington Memorial Scholarship – LOCAL

Applicant must be planning to attend 1-2+ years of college in nursing, childcare provider, horticulture or the construction field (but not limited to).  Deadline:  NA

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Better Business Bureau’s Student of Integrity AwardOUTDATED

Applicant must be recommended by a school official – one per school will be accepted.  Will be judged on an essay, school and community involvement, future plans, academics and letters of recommendation.  Deadline:  January 21, 2018

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Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a high school junior and have participated in the Summer and Winter Iowa Games, Net Fest, Hoopin’ At The Dome, Mud Run, Glow Run 5k, or Fish Iowa Games.  Awarded on athletic and academic accomplishments.  Deadline: April 30, 2017

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Bright Scholars of Iowa Scholarship

Applicant must be an Iowa senior with outstanding academic achievements and has demonstrated a commitment to learning and community service.  Must show financial need.  Schools participating in this program are Indian Hills Community College, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and UNI.  When applying at one of these schools, you have the opportunity to apply for this scholarship and get deadline and eligibility information.

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Burger King Scholars Program- OUTDATED

Applicant must be a high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA.  Online application only. Go to https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php for information.   Deadline:  December

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Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must be from Iowa and has been directly affected by childhood cancer (includes individuals who currently have or have had cancer before the age of 18, or a sibling of that individual), must be planning to attend an accredited two or four year institution and must have a minimum GPA of 25.  Deadline:  Fall Semester is due last Friday in May / Spring Semester is due last Friday in September.

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Christina Hixson Opportunity AwardOUTDATED

Applicant must demonstrate financial need and has faced challenges of personal or financial hardship.  Must be planning to enroll at Iowa State University in the fall of 2018.  Online application.  Deadline:  January 1, 2018 

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ClaimAid ScholarshipsOUTDATED

Star Student of Iowa Scholarship

Applicant must be a special education graduating senior who plans on continuing their education at a college or university.  Must be attending a school that participates in the Medicaid Reimbursement Program.  Online application.  Deadline:  January 15, 2018

Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa

Applicant must be a graduating senior who will continue their education at a college or university and plans to major in education, specifically Special Education.  Online application.  Deadline: January  15, 2018

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Coca Cola Scholars ProgramOUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating high school student planning on pursuing a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution.   Deadline:  October 31, 2017

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Community Bankers of Iowa’s Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must work at, have a parent, grandparent, or guardian who works at a bank that is a member of the Community Bankers of Iowa.  Will be evaluated on character, academics, community involvement and essay content.  Deadline:  May 1, 2017 

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Conservation Districts of Iowa

Conservation Scholarship– OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior pursing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture.  Based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, and leadership qualities.  Deadline:  February 16, 2018

Conservation Poster Contest

This year’s theme:  “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”.  Several age divisions including 9-12 grade students.  Deadline:  March 23, 2018

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DAR Good Citizens Program

Applicant must be a senior who has the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, self-control and patriotism.  High School staff nominates recipient.  See School Counselor for information.  Deadline: October ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship – Iowa State University

Applicant must be a Lutheran gentleman entering Iowa State University in the fall of 2018.  They will be evaluated on scholarship achievement and active participation in their community and churches.  Three different scholarships are given out.  Go to http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/ for information and to apply online.  Deadline: March 23, 2018 (for all three scholarships); May 4, 2018 (for two of the scholarships); and July 13, 2018 (for the final scholarship)___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

David E. Cuckler Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be planning to attend Kirkwood Community College in a vocational/technical program.  Deadline: March 30, 2018

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David Greif Memorial ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior planning on attending Kirkwood Community College.  Preference goes to students pursuing an education in engineering or agriculture.  Deadline:  April 21, 2018

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Delaware Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship – LOCAL – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a senior son or daughter of a Delaware Co. Farm Bureau member and entering in an ag or agribusiness-related field of study in college. Application must be mailed or dropped off at the Delaware County Farm Bureau Office, Attn: Becky, 115 E. Delaware St., Manchester, IA 52057.  Must have completed the FAFSA to be considered.  Online application. Deadline: March 1, 2017

  • See Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship Application or online at www.iowafarmbureau.com

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Delaware Co. Pork Producers Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior residing in Delaware County.  Must be enrolling in a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university pursuing a career in agriculture or ag related field. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA during the first semester of college. Essay is required.  Deadline: March 15, 2018

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Delaware Co. Republican Women’s Club Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior whose principle place of residence is within Delaware County.  Essay is required.  Deadline: March 15, 2018

 

Delaware Co. Republican Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior whose principle place of residence is within Delaware County.  Essay is required.  Deadline: March 30, 2018

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Dupaco Community Credit Union Scholarships

Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation College Scholarship Program – OUTDATED

Applicant must a first-time, full-time incoming freshman who will be attending an accredited community college, trade school, technical college or university.  Essay or video required.  Deadline:  February 26, 2018

 

Warren A Morrow Memorial Scholarship -OUTDATED

Applicant must be a “member in good standing” for at least one year at DuTrac Community Credit Union.  Must be a graduating senior accepted at an accredited community college, trade school, college or university.  Essay required.  Online application only.  Deadline: February 9, 2018

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DuTrac Community Credit Union Scholarships

Dutrac Community Credit Union Academic Scholarship-LOCAL

Applicant must be a “member in good standing” for at least one year at DuTrac Community Credit Union.  Must be a graduating senior accepted at an accredited community college, trade school, college or university.  Deadline:  March 23, 2018

 

Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council Education-to-Employment Grant Program

The Council’s Education-to-Employment Grant Program awards up to 7 grants of $1000 each to individuals intending to work in Dubuque, Jo Daviess or Grant counties at the completion of their educational program.  Deadline:  April 2, 2018

 

Warren A Morrow Memorial Scholarship -OUTDATED

Applicant must be a “member in good standing” for at least one year at DuTrac Community Credit Union.  Must be a graduating senior accepted at an accredited community college, trade school, college or university.  Essay required.  Online application only.  Deadline: February 9, 2018

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Edward L. & Grace B. Tubbs Business Scholarship – Iowa State University – OUTDATED

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in the College of Business at Iowa State University.  Must have at least a 2.95 GPA and is awarded based on financial need.  Online scholarship – see information for website.  Deadline:  December 1, 2016

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Edwin H. & Eloise Sutherland Helgens Scholarship – LOCAL-OUTDATED

Applicant must have had an active involvement in music and an intention of future involvement.  Former students may apply.  Deadline: April 14, 2017

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Elevate Iowa Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s community colleges.  Deadline:  March 2, 2018

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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student ScholarshipOUTDATED

Applicant must be a high school senior shows leadership qualities and financial need.  They cannot be related to a member of the Elks.  Male and female students compete separately.  Deadline:  November 27, 2017

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ELKS Vocational Grants

Applicant must be pursuing a vocational training/education program at an accredited school.  See attached grant information for eligibility requirements.  Deadline:  March 9, 2018

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E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship AwardOUTDATED

Recipient must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU-member Iowa high school as a senior and be an Iowa resident. Recipient should reflect discipline, perseverance, character, superior athletic skill, leadership, academic achievement and citizenship traits.  Each high school is limited to one nomination and is responsible on how the nominee will be selected.  See Activities Director or Counselor with questions; and go to https://forms.ighsau.org/aspx/cooley_award.aspx for more information.  Application is due in December

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Farm Kids for College Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a high school senior planning to major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university.  Essay required.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Fidelity Bank & Trust Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant, as well as parent/guardian, are not required to be a customer of Fidelity Bank & Trust.  Must have a “C” grade point average or higher and planning on pursuing an education at an accredited institution (two or four year college program or vocational training). Essay required.   Deadline:  March 31, 2018

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First Freedom Student Competition-OUTDATED

National essay and video contest.  Offered to 9-12th grade students to compete for awards as they examine the history and current day relevance of religious freedom.  Deadline: November

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First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

Applicant must demonstrate leadership in the efforts to increase education and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities.  Deadline:  March 15, 2018

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First Presbyterian Church of Monticello – List of Scholarships

Edward H. & Margaret E. Cox Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Monticello intending to enroll at an approved school leading to a two-year or four-year degree or certificate of training.  Deadline:  April 1, 2018

 

Dale L. Streif Memorial ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must currently attending or will be attending a trade school, two-year or four-year college or graduate college program may apply.  Preference will be given to members of First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, but not mandatory.  Deadline:  April 1, 2018

 

Phil & Ione Himebaugh Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello intending to enroll at an approved school leading to a two year or four year degree.  Criteria includes need, character, participation in church & school activities, and scholarship.   Deadline:  April 1, 2018

 

Mary Louise Helgens Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello intending to enroll at an approved school leading to a two-year or four-year degree.  Criteria includes need, character, participation in church & school activities, and scholarship.  Deadline:  April 1, 2018

 

Virginia & Clarence Hosford Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello who will be attending a four year college or graduate college.  Criteria includes scholarship, need and religious character.  Deadline:  April 1, 2018

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GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship ProgramOUTDATED

Applicant must show leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship in school, in the workplace and in their community.  Must have strong academic performance and also demonstrate financial need.  Must be planning to enroll in a course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four year college or university.  Deadline:  January 4, 2018

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Grand Lodge of Iowa – Masonic Scholarship– OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating Iowa high school senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited 2-4 year institution.  Criteria includes service to school and community with emphasis on leadership roles.  Academic record, communication skills and financial need are considered. Deadline:   February 1, 2018

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Grand Lodge of Iowa – MCEC Technical Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating Iowa high school senior planning to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. The applicant’s academic record, communication skills and need for financial assistance will be considered.  Deadline:   March 1, 2018

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Great Clips – The Great Scholarship Program-OUTDATED

Applicant must be pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering.  Go to http://jobs.greatclips.com/page/show/schools for online application.  Deadline:  Spring, recipients will receive notification between May 1-June 30, 2017

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Hagan Scholarship-  OUTDATED

Applicant must be an Iowa junior or senior with a 3.5 GPA or higher and have at least a 23 composite score on the ACT.  Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the state of college.  Must complete the FAFSA in 2016 using 2015 tax information.  See details on other requirements and how to get the application in the attached brochure.   Deadline:  November 15, 2017

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Hannah First Memorial ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a pre-professional, medical or veterinarian medicine field.  Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Deadline: April 27, 2018

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Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

Applicant must be an Iowa junior high school student.  Must propose a project they want to accomplish.  Not based on grades, test scores, essays or financial need.  Online application only – see information on website.  Deadline: March 15, 2018

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Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Grant – OUTDATED

Applicant must a current high school junior living in one of the following counties in Iowa:  Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine or Washington. Potential applicants must apply as juniors and participate in leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank.  The student must be applying to a two or four year college or university in the state of Iowa.  The Hills Bank Leadership Program utilizes the same online application system as the Iowa 4-H scholarships, see directions for both. Online application materials, essays, transcripts and two letters of recommendation is required. Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship-  OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public or private institution.  Must demonstrate financial need, be involved in school and community activities.  Also based on academics and be a person who displays integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Deadline: October 25, 2017

  • Application not available–  OUTDATED

 

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior enrolling in an eligible program and who exhibits a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution.  Must demonstrate critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ to applyDeadline is June 15, 2017

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HyVee Foundation Scholarship– OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior  who is an employee of HyVee and is entering college for the first time.  See documentation and application for all eligibility requirements.  Deadline: February 10, 2018 

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IAFHEE Scholarship (Iowa Asian Foundation for Higher Education and Excellence) – TBA

No 2016 application available.

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ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship OUTDATED

Applicant must be planning to attend a two or four year institution in Iowa and have worked to prepare their post-high school endeavors through career and college readiness programs with their school counselor and ICAN.  Essay required.  Online application.  Deadline:  March 1, 2018

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Innovative Ag Services Scholarship & Friedman Scholarship LOCAL – OUTDATED

IAS Scholarship:  Parent/guardian must be an active patron of IAS and the student is planning on majoring in an agricultural-related field of study.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

Friedman Scholarship:  Applicant must show exceptional leadership qualities as well as a desire to make a difference in his/her field.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Iowa 4-H Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must a former or current 4-H member.  Certain scholarships are open to students planning on pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, journalism and STEM related studies  Go to www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships for information and applications.  Deadline:  February 1, 2017  – OUTDATED

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  • Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Incoming Freshman Scholarships.  Read each scholarship for requirements.  Deadline:  May 1, 2017

          Iowa Foundation for Ag Advancement Scholarships-OUTDATED

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Iowa Association of Naturalists – Joe Halbur Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior planning on pursuing a degree in natural resources including environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation.  Deadline:  March 2, 2018

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Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarships – OUTDATED

Applicants must be committed to pursuing automobile-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.  See information for all criteria.

One of the scholarships, The Jim Holdiman Memorial Scholarship, specifies that the applicant must be from Jones, and other surrounding counties, and must be attending Hawkeye Community College. Deadline:  March 1, 2018

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Iowa College Aid Scholarships & Grants

Go to www.IowaCollegeAid.gov for information on the following scholarships and grants and their criteria, requirements and deadlines.  Go to https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/state-grants-scholarships for information and deadlines.

  • Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant
  • Governor Terry Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship
  • Education and Training Voucher Grant
  • All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
  • All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant
  • GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship
  • Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant
  • Iowa Tuition Grant
  • Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant
  • Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)
  • Robert D. Blue Scholarship

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Iowa Community Credit Union Foundation – Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a member in good standing at a credit union that is a member or associate member of the Iowa Credit Union League.  Essay required.  Online application.  Deadline:  February 9, 2018

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Iowa Elks Association Vocational GrantOUTDATED

Applicant must be  a senior pursuing a vocational (2 year or less) training/education program at an accredited school.  Deadline:  March 11, 2017

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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be the son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member.  Must apply in the county where the membership is held – must look at your county’s requirements.  Must be planning on attending an accredited college, university or community college to pursue an ag-related field.  Deadline:  March 1, 2019

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Iowa Golf Association Scholarships

Ann Griffel Scholarship

Applicant must be an Iowa high school senior girl who intends to further their education at an Iowa institution.  Award based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Online application.  Deadline:  April 4, 2018

Herman Sani Scholarship

Applicant must have experience or background in golf.  Award based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.  Must attend the Sani Awards Banquet and presentation.  Deadline: April 4, 2018

Charlie Burkart Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school senior who has had an interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game.  Also based on academic ability and financial need.  Deadline:  June 15, 2018

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Iowa High School Music Association Scholarships – Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior enrolling in college as a vocal music major.  Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Scholarship Program

Applicant must be enrolling in a health-related degree program.  In exchange for financial support, each award recipient must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.  Deadline:  March 30, 2018

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Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Student Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be the child/stepchild of an Iowa National Guard member, either currently serving, retired or a deceased retired.  Must be a high school senior who will be attending a two or four year college or university and enrolled in a degree program.  Deadline:  February

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Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships – OUTDATED

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers scholarships for Iowa students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry.  Scholarships include the Robert & Evelyn Reiste Memorial Scholarship, the Carter Pitts Scholarship, the INF Scholarship, the Woodward Scholarship, the Shaw Scholarship. the Morian Scholarship and the Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships.  Online application only at www.INAnews.com.  See information on requirements for each scholarship.  Deadline: February 9, 2018 

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Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship (Incoming College Freshmen) – OUTDATED

Applicant must be an incoming Iowa freshman in the fall of 2017 majoring in an Ag-related field with an emphasis on the swine industry.  Must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Deadline: April 1, 2017

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Iowa Schools Buildings & Grounds Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must have completed at least 12 hours of post-secondary education with a GPA of at least 2.5.  Must be a dependent of a custodian, maintenance or buildings & grounds supervisor of a member district of the ISBGA.  Deadline:  May 1, 2017

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Iowa School Counselor Association Senior ScholarshipOUTDATED

Applicant must be a senior attending an Iowa high school and will apply for a post-secondary education.  Google form application.  Deadline:  January 7, 2018

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Iowa Soybean Association Ag Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must have been an Iowa senior plannning on attending any Iowa college or university seeking a degree in an ag-related field of study.  Recipient chosen based on academics. community involvement and other leadership qualities.  Deadline:  February

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation ScholarshipOUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior intending to enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall.  Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5, a SAT score of 1200 and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above.  Demonstrates significant unmet financial need. Apply online at www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/ . Deadline:  November 14, 2017

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Jack Recker Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must have the desire to pursue a 2-4 year college education in the agriculture field.  Deadline:  March 5, 2018

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship – OUTDATED

Provides scholarships to graduating minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited four year college or university.  Must demonstrate a dedication to community service and have a composite ACT score of at least 21.  Deadline:  February 1, 2018

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Jacquie Lambert Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA and enrolling in a nursing program.  Deadline:  April 3, 2018

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JAKS ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior who is interested in continuing their education in an engineering or educational field.  Deadline: April 13, 2018

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James B. Morris Scholarship Fund OUTDATED

Provides financial assistance, motivation and internship opportunities for minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees.  Scholarships include the EMC Insurance Co. Named Scholarship, the Anne C. Chapman Scholarship, the Vincent C. Chapman Sr Scholarship, the Brittany Hall Memorial Scholarship, the Wells Fargo Scholarship and the Chrysalis Scholarship.  See application for specific criteria for each.  Deadline:  TBA

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James Gordon Helgens Memorial Scholarship – LOCAL-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a senior student pursuing post-secondary education.  Deadline:  April 18, 2017

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John W. Kortemeyer Memorial Art Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior interested in continuing their education in an art-related field.  Deadline:  March 30, 2018 

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Jones County 4-H Scholarships LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior in high school, must be an active member of a Jones County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, and be entering professions requiring a minimum of 6 months of college or career school.  Application package includes the 4-H Scholarship Application Form, the Jones County 4-H/FFA Livestock Exhibitor Scholarship Application Supplement (FFA members are only eligible for this award), and the Jones County 4-H Leadership and Community Service Scholarship Application Supplement.  Deadline for all scholarships:  March 2, 2018

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Jones County Cattlemen’s Scholarship LOCAL – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in an agriculture field.  Parents/Guardians must be paid member of the Jones County/Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and applicant must also be enrolled in a two to four year institution for the entire 2016-17 school year.  Deadline: March 1, 2018 

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 Jones County Community Foundation Scholarship – LOCAL

Applicant must be a Jones County graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Jones County.  Not based on scholastic performance.  Deadline:  April 13, 2018

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Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship LOCAL – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior pursuing a post-secondary agriculture-related education in an accredited institution.  Must be graduating from a Jones County school district.  Essay required.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Jones County 4-H Howard & Edna Freeman Trust Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a graduating senior  and an active member of a Jones County 4-H club.  Must have exhibited at least one 4-H project at the Great Jones County Fair during their career.  Must be enrolled in a college, university or other institution of high education pursuing a degree in an agricultural field.  Deadline: March 2, 2018

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Jones County Master Gardeners ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be enrolling in an accredited horticulture-related college program such as: forestry, turfgrass management, nursery/landscaping operations, parks and natural resources, floriculture, entomology, botany or other related majors.  Deadline:  March 2, 2018

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Jones County Pork Producers ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be a Jones County senior attending college in the fall of 2018.  Must be pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field.  Deadline:  March 31, 2018

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Jones Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be a senior pursuing a post-high school health-related career.  Students may apply for the academic scholarship and/or the volunteer scholarship if they volunteered 12 hours at the hospital.   Online application only – go to http://www.unitypoint.org/anamosa/2018-auxiliary-hs-scholarship-application.aspx .  Deadline: April 6, 2018

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Keep Iowa Beautiful – Byers Environmental Scholarship OUTDATED

Applicant must be an Iowa high school senior enrolling in an Iowa college or university with an emphasis on an environmentally-related career.  Deadline: January

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Kirkwood Community College Scholarships – Presidential & Leaders for Tomorrow 

Applicants are seniors planning on attending Kirkwood.  Should submit this application, a transcript and letters of recommendation to Kirkwood’s Admissions Office.  Deadline: December 15, 2017 (first round)  –  March 15, 2018 (second round)

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Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant will be a high school senior with learning disabilities who will graduate and pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two- or four-year college or in vocational training.  See application for all eligibility and application requirements.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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Lloyd & Joyce Welter Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and attending Kirkwood Community College.  Deadline: March 30, 2018

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Lucille Warner Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Applicant must be majoring in elementary education or a healthcare field.  Deadline:  March 30, 2018

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Matthew Shepard Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA or better and an ACT score of at least a 22.  Must be openly LGBTQ and demonstrate activism and community service in the LGBTQ community.  Online application.  Go to https://www.eychanerfoundation.org/scholarships/matthew-shepard/ for more information and the application.  Deadline: March 1, 2017

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MC Industries/Polo Custom Products Scholarship – LOCAL

Obtain scholarship information from MC Industries/Polo Custom Products.  A parent must be employed at MC Industries to be eligible.

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MEA/Lubbock Memorial ScholarshipLOCAL

Scholarship is  based on student’s scholastic achievement, character, and promise of future contribution to society.  Must have a 20 or better on ACTs.  Preference will be given to those going into education.  Deadline:  April 13, 2018

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Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship ProgramOUTDATED

Selection of scholarship recipients is based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and participation in school and community activities. Application is available online at www.mediacomworldclass.com or in the guidance office.  Deadline:  February 16, 2018

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Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Essay ContestOUTDATED

The only eligibility requirement is that the applicant be enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary institution.  For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa and are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education and financial need.  Awards are based on an essay.  Deadline:  January 15, 2018

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Monticello Conservation League Scholarship – LOCAL -OUTDATED

Applicant may be a senior whose parent or guardian is a current, active member of the Conservation League, but is not a requirement.  Essay required.  Deadline: April 14, 2017

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Monticello Eagles Aerie #4466 & Monticello Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship – LOCAL-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a Monticello High School senior planning on attending a trade school or a two to four year college or university.  Will look at applicant’s character, academics, community involvement and extra curricular activities.  Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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Monticello Firefighters/Richmond Kromminga Memorial Scholarship LOCAL

Open to all seniors.  Deadline:  April 3, 2018

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Monticello PEO Award in Education – LOCAL-OUTDATED

Applicant must be a female graduating senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and planning to pursue a career in education.  Deadline: April 14, 2017

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Monticello Schools Scholarships LOCAL

Scholarships are listed on one form – checkmark scholarships of choice.  See each scholarship for eligibility.  Deadline: April 9, 2018

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Monticello Veterans Organization Memorial Scholarship – LOCAL -OUTDATED

Applicant must be related to a military veteran. This scholarship is to financially assist a graduating senior in attending any college, tech or trade school.  Deadline:  April 11, 2017   EXTENDED to May 1, 2017

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National Honor Society Scholarship – OUTDATED

Any senior NHS member in good standing may apply.  See attached instructions for important information on applying and getting required recommendations.  Deadline:  January 30, 2018

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Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicant must be of Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa and planning on being a full-time student at the University of Iowa.  One of the recipients must be a member of the Episcopal Church and at least one recipient must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career in banking.  Deadline:  May 1, 2017

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Pizza Ranch Scholarship – LOCAL – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a senior planning on attending a post high school education.  Must be employed by Pizza Ranch for a year at April 1, 2017 and work an average 3-4 shifts a week or 12 hours.  Deadline is March 1, 2017

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Professional Educators of Iowa Scholarships – OUTDATED

Student Awards include the Teacher of Tomorrow Award, the Marcia Bandstra Memorial Award, the Ed Christian Memorial Award, the Educational Persistence Award and the Local PEI Chapter Scholarships.  Also offers Teacher and Teacher Associate  Awards.  Deadline:  April 1, 2017

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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardOUTDATED

Applicant must be a middle or high school student, have been engaged in a volunteering activity that has occurred at least in part, after September 1, 2016.  See information sheets for more information and other important deadlines  Deadline:  November 7, 2017

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Raymond G. Schneider Living Endowment for Youth ScholarshipLOCAL

Applicant must be a Monticello High School senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution.  Chosen based on character, academics, community involvement and extra-curricular involvement.  Deadline: April 15, 2018

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Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship – Manchester, IA – OUTDATED

Applicant must live in Clayton, Buchanan, Dubuque, Fayette, Jones and Linn Counties.  Must be attending an Iowa educational institution in a human medical field of study.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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River Valley Cooperative Scholarship – OUTDATED

See eligibility requirements for the Two Year and Four Year Scholarships. Awards based on scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and the ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Deadline:  January 31, 2018

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Robert Smiley Scholarship

Recipient must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU-member Iowa high school as a senior and be an Iowa resident. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have lettered in one varsity sport each year of high school.  Attention will be given to the application showing a specific need.  Each high school is limited to one nomination and is responsible on how the nominee will be selected.  See Activities Director or Counselor with questions; and go to http://ighsau.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018SmileyScholarship-1.doc  for more information.  Application is due in April

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Ronald McDonald House Charities ScholarshipsOUTDATED

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist the student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.  Applicant must be a high school senior eligible to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.  Deadline:  January 18, 2018

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Rotary/Dale L. Greenawald Scholarship & Rotary Business Scholarship – LOCAL-OUTDATED

Greenwald Scholarship – Any Monticello senior is eligible, but preference will be given to student planning on attending an accredited college and majoring in a music program.

Business Scholarship – Applicant must be planning on attending an accredited college or university and majoring in business.

Same application.   Deadline: April 28, 2017-OUTDATED

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Sacred Heart Carpenter ScholarshipLOCAL

Obtain application from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello.  Include two letters of recommendation with the application.

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Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge Scholarship-OUTDATED

Applicants can be high school, undergraduate or graduate students.  Each must submit a plan for the health care scenarios given.  Deadline:  February 1, 2017

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Starlighters Scholarship – OUTDATED

Offered to Jones County seniors who have participated in at least one Starlighters II mainstage production.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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State Farm Insurance & LifeHappens.org -sponsored Life Happens Scholarship Program – OUTDATED

Applicant must be between 17 and 24 and have had suffered the loss of a parent.  Must be enrolled or have been accepted to a college, university or trade school.  Online application.  Deadline:  March 1, 2017

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Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – University of Iowa – OUTDATED

Applicant must be an Iowa graduating senior who has applied for admission at the University of Iowa and will declare physics or astronomy as their major.  Deadline:  January 31, 2018

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StudyPug Math Help ScholarshipOUTDATED

Applicant must be enrolled in a US high school or university/college.  Must write the most compelling essay on the topic: “Math is Everywhere Around Us”.   Deadline:  December 15, 2017

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Treblemakers Scholarship LOCAL  – OUTDATED

Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, 3-4 years of choir and planning to pursue a vocal music major.  See attached rubric for guidelines.  Deadline: April 10, 2017

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UnityPoint Health Scholar Athlete of the Year Program -OUTDATED

UnityPoint Health and the Iowa High School Sports Network are sponsoring the Scholar Athlete of the Year.  One senior female student athlete and one senior male student athlete will be awarded a grant for up to $2000.  Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, participation in athletics and service to their school and community.  Deadline to submit application form to High School Principal:  May 12, 2017 .  Principals submit applications to IHSSN:  June

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US Bank Scholarship – OUTDATED

Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate enrolled at an eligible two or four-year college or university.  Online application only.

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Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with DisabilitiesOUTDATED

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior at Monticello High School planning on attending an accredited tw0- or four-year college or university.  Must have an identified disability and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Deadline is November 28, 2017

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Western Fraternal Life National Scholarship – OUTDATED

Must be a member of Western Fraternal Life.  Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and be accepted at a college, university or vocational/tech institution.  See regulations for all eligibility requirements.  Deadline:  March 1, 2017

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White Hawk Plumbing & Heating LLC Technical, Trade & Vocational School Scholarship

Applicant must be planning on attending a technical, trade or vocational school.   Deadline:  April 15, 2018

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