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.


Need a transcript??

email: [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 weeks for your transcript to be processed by your college if it is sent by mail.


Parchment Transcript Service

Some colleges and universities require transcripts to be submitted using Parchment. Processing the transcript through Parchment will ensure that your transcript and application will be streamlined together. If you need your transcript sent using Parchment, please have the request sent to [email protected].

Your transcript will be sent once I receive the notification.


I Can Succeed

Scholarships and Grants


 Doing a little work early on can increase your chances for scholarships and grants.

  • Get involved in camps, clubs and organizations. Many local, regional and national groups offer scholarships to their members.
  • Research scholarships throughout high school. You're more likely to be prepared and in place to win if you start early.
  • Develop a well-rounded resume by being involved in activities and doing your best in school.


Scholarship Searches

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.

  • Sept 5 – Oct 22 --- Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway
  • Spring /Summer Annually  --- College Funding Forecaster Giveaway
  • Winter/Early Spring Annually --- Iowa Financial Know- How Challenge: Senior Scholarship



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?

  • The LendEDU Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students.
  • Please see the eligibility criteria below:
  • Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college

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!



Letters of Recommendation:

Some scholarships will require recommendation letters.

Ask early!! 

Provide some information about you!!

School Activities, Jobs, Volunteer/Charity work.

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 weeks for your transcript to be processed by your college if it is sent by mail.


Parchment Transcript Service

Some colleges and universities require transcripts to be submitted using Parchment. Processing the transcript through Parchment will ensure that your transcript and application will be streamlined together. If you need your transcript sent using Parchment, please have the request sent to [email protected].

Your transcript will be sent once I receive the notification.

Senior Awards

Wednesday May 17 approximately 7:00 pm -- after Baccalaureate (6:30)

High School Gymnasium

The Awards Assembly is an opportunity to recognize graduating seniors on their accomplishments including awards and scholarships received.

We would like to recognize ALL seniors for their accomplishments.  

All scholarships/awards that are submitted by May 8 will be recognized during the Senior Awards program.

Individual scholarship amounts will not be listed.

Last year Seniors were awarded a total of $439,095.00

Local scholarship committees will present awards during the program.
Please plan to attend if you have been awarded one of these scholarships.

These awards will also be recognized during awards night and cords will be given out at this time.
National Honor Society
Silver Cord Award
Academic Achievement


If you have any questions, please email or stop in.  --Kelli

Matteson Scholarship

Deadline: April 25, 2023


The Matteson Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund of North Lee Community Foundation and the Keokuk Area County Community Foundation. Every year, the Matteson Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors, college students, continuing education students and students pursing a new career. The student MUST BE PURSUING STUDIES in agriculture, construction, health/medical sciences, nursing, engineering, information technology or any trade.

The student must live or have a permanent address in the Iowa Counties of Lee, Des Moines or Henry. The Matteson Scholarship also accepts scholarship applications from graduates of Wapello Senior High in Louisa County.

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.

Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship

Deadline: April 28, 2023


The Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa is an organization of Safety professionals from across the state. Our mission is to promote a safe working environment within the local agricultural organizations, as well as the advancement of agricultural safety personnel through continuing education and professional networking. We believe safety is not proprietary and work alongside industry leaders and regulators to better understand how to keep our employees out of harm’s way.


The Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship will consist of multiple scholarship awards totaling up to $3000 given to the recipients selected college, university, or trade school in the Fall 2022 Academic Semester. If possible, the ACSDIA would like to present this award to the recipient at our July 2022 scholarship presentation.


  •     High School senior attending College, University, or Trade School
  •     Pursuing a major in an Agriculture or Safety Related Field
  •     Professional resume(include at a minimum): HS School attended with current cumulative GPA, extracurricular/co-curricular 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

Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline: April 28, 2023



** Return completed application to Kelli **


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:


  • Be actively involved in school and community activities
  • Exemplify the virtues of honesty and hard work
  • Be viewed as a positive role model
  • Demonstrate academic skills consistent with the student's career plans
  • Demonstrate financial need


Students may apply or be recommended by the school administration for consideration. A committee of Kiwanis members will make the final selection.

Please attach two letters of recommendation to this application. The letters can be from teachers, administrators, employers, or someone with knowledge of your character. At least one letter must be from a school official who can attest to your academic qualifications. No letter will be accepted from relatives.



Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant P.C. Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2023



Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant P.C. (FMMP) is pleased to sponsor a one-time scholarship to be awarded to a high school graduating student desiring to further their education.


The amount of the scholarship is $500.  A check will be awarded to the recipient once their college or vocational school registration is confirmed.


Applications are being accepted January-April 30.  The recipient will be decided by all five members of the physician board at Family Medicine.  The award will go to the applicant with the judged best answer based on the essay topic.  Essays will be judged using the following criteria: thesis, organization, support and development of idea, insight into subject, clarity, style, and mechanics.

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship- University of Iowa

Deadline: May 1, 2023



Midwest One Bank administers the Pearl Hull Falk Trust which provides funds for the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship. Prior to her death in 1965, 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.


Jerry Mabeus Agricultural Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2023



The Jerry Mabeus Family is offering $1,000 scholarships to two students graduating from MPCHS in May 2023. Recipients will receive $500 the first semester and $500 the second semester. Checks will be mailed directly to the university, college, community college or trade school.


Applicants will need to provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or employer.  These letters of recommendation should be submitted by the author of the letter to: Kelli Nehring ([email protected]) at the MPCHS Guidance office. (As the former instructor of the seniors for three years, Matthew Jones has agreed to write a letter of recommendation for applicant(s) who make request.)


Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Scholarship

Deadline May 1, 2023


The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and the Mount Pleasant High School Student Council are offering a scholarship in the amount of $300.00 awarded to a graduating senior.  The person does not have to be affiliated with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, nor do they have to have been a person who has donated blood at any time.  The award will be made out to the college/university and can be used for books/tuition/fees.

On a separate document, please provide the following information.

  • Full name and address
  • Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s)
  • Grade Point and Class Rank
  • College/University/Technical School you will attend
  • Area of Study you will consider
  • List of volunteer work done in the past year

Please provide (2) letters of recommendation.  One letter from a teacher/administrator at the school, and one letter from a person not affiliated with the school.


Please return completed application to Kelli Nehring


Mt. Pleasant Business and Professional Women's Scholarship 

Deadline May 1, 2023


The Mt. Pleasant BPW Scholarship Fund has been established for the purpose of assisting a female resident of Henry County to continue her education. The scholarship payment will go directly to the college and may not be transferred to another college. 

The scholarship award will be presented during their High School Awards ceremony by a BPW member. Scholarship funding will be variable depending on the funds available within 

the BPW organization and how many scholarships are awarded in that given year. The funding available will amount up to $1000 annually. An individual may apply each year but may only receive one award in a one-year time frame. 

The BPW Scholarship Committee will evaluate each applicant according to the following criteria: 

Must be a female resident of Henry County. 

Must be a high school senior or has graduated from high school. 

If an applicant has already graduated, a resume must accompany the application. 

Application must be complete, if information is not applicable, please indicate it. 

Please include your transcript, with your GPA from high school or college, and two letters of recommendation. 

Scholarship is based on financial need and scholastic ability  (2.0 minimum GPA required). 

Molina Cares High School Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2023