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.


Seniors----- Final Transcripts will be sent in June. An email will be sent when they are mailed.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelli.
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 2-3 weeks for your transcript to be processed by your college if it is sent by mail.