Applications for all scholarships can be printed from the links below or apply online.
See Kelli if you have any questions.
Start on applications early! Give yourself plenty of time to finish all required parts of an application.
Keep a "cheat sheet" for yourself of your activities, awards, and accomplishments. This will help the process of filling out applications go faster.
Ask for letters of recommendation from someone who knows you. Ask early! Give them information like when you need the letter done, what information should be included, and what some of your activities/accomplishments/awards/jobs/volunteer work are that you feel are important and want mentioned in the letter.
Have a parent, friend, or teacher proof read essays. Spelling and grammar are important!
If possible, keep a copy of your essays. Some scholarships ask similar questions.
Revise completed essays instead of starting from scratch.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and Giveaways
As part of our mission to help Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in post secondary education, we reinvest funds in programs designed to benefit Iowa high school and college students and their parents, as well as borrowers serving in critical need areas.
With our expertise in borrowing for college and repaying student loan debt, we look for opportunities to educate Iowa's students and families on these important concepts.
We offer both ongoing programs and annual programs that occur at different times of year.
Check back often to see if you qualify for current programs as well as new offerings.
College is expensive. The rising costs of higher education has made it difficult for college students and families to afford an education. At LendEDU, we help students find financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. While our primary business is student loans, we try to help all of our students find other sources of funding before using student loan debt. Unlike student loans, scholarships/awards do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are free money and can go a long way when used correctly.
We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this upcoming Spring. The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this Spring.
Who is Eligible?
How to Apply
At LendEDU, we stress the importance of students considering their future when choosing colleges to attend and managing money during their time on campus. To apply for the LendEDU Scholarship, you must answer the following simple question in 750 words or less. Please email your short essay in a document to [email protected].
"How do you plan to manage your finances in college and after graduation to be financially prosperous as a young adult?"
As college becomes more expensive, more students and their families are forced to take on student loan debt to fund their education. Many students, however, receive little personal finance education in high school and college and end up struggling when it comes time to start student loan repayment. This often leads to defaults and other struggles that can have implications that last a lifetime. What do you plan to do during college and after graduation to get yourself started on the right financial footing as a young adult?
Still need to find money to help pay for college?
Check out our private student loans guide to compare rates from our nation's top lenders!
Need a transcript??
email: kelli.[email protected]
If you need a transcript sent, please contact me with the name of the college and location.
If you would like it emailed to an admissions counselor, please include the email address.
Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for your transcript to be processed by your college if it is sent by mail.
Wednesday May 15 approximately 7:00 pm -- after Baccalaureate (6:30)
High School Gymnasium
We would like to recognize ALL seniors for their accomplishments.
If you have any questions, please email or stop in. --Kelli
The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – University of Iowa
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Pearl Hull Falk resided in Iowa City where her husband was a prominent banker during the early 1900’s The trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Falk to provide annual scholarships to needy and worthy students attending the University of Iowa.
Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $5,000.00 each. Awards will be paid in installments of $2,500.00 at the beginning of each semester and sent directly to the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid.
Each recipient of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship must be:
1. of a Protestant faith,
2. a resident of the State of Iowa, and
3. 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. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Deadline: March 1, 2024
In 2023, Ducks Unlimited (DU) awarded 61 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of DU. The scholarship program is open to all senior student members; however, it is targeted to volunteers who have shown an exceptional level of commitment to wetlands conservation through participation in their DU Varsity (high school) club/chapter and/or local DU community chapter. In addition, students must maintain a 2.8 or higher cumulative high school GPA to apply.
Each year, DU will award 61 one-time scholarships to eligible applicants at the following levels:
50 Varsity Scholarships at $500 each
10 Conservation Scholarships at $1,000 each
1 National Scholarship of $10,000
Applicants will provide their high school transcript, DU member/volunteer history, a list of any service or academic awards received, and up to three letters of recommendation highlighting their DU involvement and commitment to conservation. In addition, each applicant will write an essay of up to 500 words describing how his or her outdoor experiences have contributed to their understanding of the importance of wetlands and wetlands conservation, and the ways in which he or she has acted and/or intends to act on this knowledge.
Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2024
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. b. 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.
Be a U.S. Citizen. b. 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 Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2024
The IAD Foundation awards scholarships each spring. Applicants must be committed to pursuing automotive-related studies at a two- or four-year post-secondary institution and must demonstrate satisfactory performance in those studies. Students who have received scholarships come from all over Iowa. Most attend an Iowa community college.
Many scholarship winners study to be automotive technicians, while others study collision repair or pursue diesel training.
Access Energy Cooperative Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2024
The Access Energy Cooperative Board of Directors has approved a scholarship program for high school students as follows:
Access Energy Cooperative Lineworker Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Up to two $2000 scholarships will be awarded per year to students enrolled in a one- or two-year line worker program, such as the NW Iowa Community College Powerline program. Award recipients may become eligible for an internship at Access Energy Cooperative.
• school, work, and community involvement,
Panther Scholar Dollars
Deadline: March 28, 2024
Return completed applications to Kelli.
Please submit two letters of recommendation. These letters may be from a teacher, coach, extracurricular activity sponsor or administrator. These letters
should be returned to you in a sealed envelope.
Panther Scholar Dollars reserves the right to process only applications found to be complete as of the application deadline.
In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship granted.
Iowa Student Loan Education Lending Scholarship
Awards for Iowa High School and College Students and Their Parents and Guardians
Deadline: March 29, 2024
Forty-Five $1,000 Awards
The ISL Education Lending Scholarship awards 45 deposits of $1,000 into College Savings Iowa accounts for Iowa residents in high school or undergraduate college, or the parents, guardians or others who hold a college Savings Iowa account for high school or undergraduate college student.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, you must be an Iowa resident and either:
An Iowa high school student (ninth–12th grade).
An undergraduate college student (freshman–senior).
A parent or guardian of, or another adult who holds a College Savings Iowa account to benefit, an Iowa high school student or an undergraduate college student.
Do I need to have an existing College Savings Iowa account to enter?
No; you do not need to have an existing College Savings Iowa account to enter. However, if you are selected as a potential winner and do not already have a College Savings Iowa account for the eligible student named in the registration information, you will need to open an account and provide the account information to us within 30 days after being notified that you are a potential winner. Note: Only people 18 or older may open a College Savings Iowa account; underage students will need to work with an adult with a valid Social Security number or other taxpayer ID number to open a new account. If we do not have the necessary account information with 30 days, you will be disqualified and you will forfeit the award.
Henry County Cattlemen Scholarship
Deadline: March 29, 2024
The Henry County Cattlemen Scholarships are available to Henry County residents or those attending a high school in Henry County. The scholarship money will be paid out at the beginning of the SECOND SEMESTER of his/her first year of continuing education following high school graduation. Agriculture related interest, financial need and personal attributes will be evaluated to determine the recipients.
Standards of eligibility:
Applicants must be from a Henry County family or attend a Henry County high school and actively engage in an agricultural sector.
Students must submit the following:
Henry County Pork Producers Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2024
Applicant must be a senior currently attending a high school in Henry County.
Student will be attending a two or four year college in the fall.
Scholarship awards will be made directly to the recipients, at the beginning of the second semester.
Student must be going into an agricultural related field.
Submit 2 letters of reference.
Mount Pleasant Noon Rotary Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2024
(Associates, Baccalaureate, Technical Programs)
The Certificate of Award will be presented during Senior Class Awards Assembly. Wednesday May 15, 2024
All completed applications must be returned by April 1, 2024. (Return to Kelli)
Roger Menke Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 1 ,2024 (postmarked)
The Roger Menke Memorial Scholarship firmly believes that high school athletics are vital component of the academic experience. In support of that belief, the Roger Menke Memorial. Scholarship Fund will annually sponsor a College Scholarship Program to reward student- athletes who succeed in the classroom while balancing a commitment to high school athletics.
The Roger Menke Memorial Scholarship fund will grant two $500 scholarships to one male and one female student-athletes attending a high school that is served by Roger Menke. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. The Roger Menke Memorial College Scholarship Program Selection Committee determines the two recipients after reviewing all of the applications.
AG Coop Safety Leaders of Iowa Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2024
The Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship is open to high school Seniors looking to go on to a career in an Agriculture or Safety related field and must be planning to attend college/university during the upcoming school year.
Deadline: April 22, 2024
Mission: The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and the North Lee County Community Foundation established the Matteson Scholarship. This scholarship will be ONLY be awarded to high school seniors, as well as, continuing education students pursuing studies in agriculture, health/medical sciences, nursing, engineering, information technology or trades.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Matteson Scholarship, students and working adults must live (or have a permanent address) in the Iowa Counties of Lee, Des Moines or Henry.
Award Amounts : The Matteson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for 4 years. Each Matteson Scholarship is up to $2,000.00 a year for the first two years and then up to $4,000.00 for years three and four. In order to receive a renewal, the student must maintain adequate progress towards completion of a degree and submit a Renewal Matteson Scholarship Application every year.
Scholarship Criteria: Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA but not more than a 3.5 GPA. A GPA of 3.5 and higher will be considered but special circumstances must be met under this program. Selection criteria will include financial need, personal character, and career goals. Preference will be given to students seeking a two-year degree or completion of a certificate program.
Deadlines/Notification: Deadline to complete the online application will be April 22, 2024. If you are a high school student and are selected for a Matteson Scholarship, you will be notified at your high school’s award ceremony, typically in May.
Deadline: April 26, 2024
The Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant is proud to offer scholarships to members of the senior class who best exemplify the ideals of Kiwanis, that of fellowship and service. These scholarships will be awarded to the students who show their concerns and caring through academic and community accomplishments. The scholarships will be paid directly to the schools identified by the students. Criteria for selection are as follows:
Students may apply or be recommended by the school administration for consideration. A committee of Kiwanis members will make the final selection. Application must be returned by April 26.
** Return applications to Kelli **
Warth Insurance Agency Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2024
Warth Insurance Agency is excited to offer TWO, $250.00 scholarships for high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary school.
The Warth Insurance Agency Scholarship is available to any eligible graduating senior.
The Warth Insurance 4H/FFA Scholarship is open to eligible 4H/FFA members who are graduating seniors.
If the applicant qualifies for both scholarships, they may apply for both.
To be eligible, graduating seniors must meet the following requirements: