Scholarships and Information
by Barb Switzer
Scholarship information is also available in the high school guidance office.
DEADLINES for local scholarships are soon! Please check in the Guidance Office for the deadline and applications for these scholarships! DO NOT WAIT FOR THE LAST DAY of the DEADLINE to submit your scholarship.
Hills Bank And Trust Company Leadership Grant
Hills Bank and Trust Company provides a $1,000 scholarships to students selected to participate in their Leadership Training Program. This program is for current high school JUNIORS who will be seniors in fall 2016. www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/funding_opportunities/scholarships/hills_bank_and_trust_com
AES Engineers Scholarship
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a future engineer. Deadline is usually early Oct. www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force ROTC program is for students interested in being an Officer in the Air Force. There are on-line HS Scholarship Programs for juniors and seniors. More information is available at www.afroct.com
All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship is a state-funded program that provides scholarships to students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need. Priority for awards will be given to students who participate in the Federal TRIO Programs while in high school, to applicants who graduate from alternative high schools or alternative high school programs, and to homeless youth. Applications are on-line at: www.iowacollegeaid.gov
American Legion Auxiliary
The Second District American Legion Auxiliary will be awarding their annual Merit Award. The applicant must be either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; or the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband, or step relative of a WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Granada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf, or present conflict veteran. March 15, 2013 deadline. American Legion Application
Anamosa Athletic Booster Scholarship
Any senior at the Anamosa High School who has participated through athletics while in high school and is intending to further his/her education at a technical school, a two-year college, or a four-year college/university is eligible to apply. Deadline: Early May Anamosa Booster Application
Anamosa EAGLES Scholarship
The local EAGLES group will award $500 scholarships. Applications are available in the guidance office.
Anamosa Education Association Scholarship
Senior applicant must pursue degree in teaching. Application in the guidance office. Deadline: Early May Application : Anamosa Edu. Association Application
Anamosa Masonic Scholarship
Scholarship may be used at any accredited two or four year college. School and community service and evidence of potential leadership will be given most weight in selecting the recipient. Application : Anamosa Masonic Application
Anamosa Progressive Business Women's Scholarship
A graduating senior who plans to continue her/his education beyond the high school level.Deadline: Early May. Anamosa Progressive Application
Anamosa Rotary Scholarship
The Anamosa Rotary Club awards one scholarship to a senior. As Rotary is a service club, emphasis will be place primarily on community service, as well as academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. Any senior who intends to further his/her education at any accredited institution of higher learning. Priority will be given to Interact Club members. Sons or daughters of Rotary members are not eligible. Deadline: May 1st Anamosa Rotary Application
Anamosa Women's Club Scholarship
A graduating senior who is continuing her/his education beyond high school. Application in the guidance office. Deadline: May 1 Anamosa Women's Club Application
Ann Griffel Scholarship
The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa high school senior girls who have a passion for golf and intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school. APPLICATION & INFO... http://www.iowagolf.org/WomensGolf/Scholarships/Scholarships_home.html
Anna Husmann Grant
A scholarship provided by Wayne Zion Lutheran Church Deadline is March 1st. Anna Husmann Application
Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: Aug 31, 2014) Student Eligibility:
1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.
3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year. Applications can be found by going to:
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc., offer a scholarship to students interested in the heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, (HVAC) and refrigeration career field.
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-
AXA Achievement Scholarships
Because AXA Equitable understand how challenging the road to college can be, we created AXA Achievement, helping make college possible by providing more than $1.3 million a year in scholarships. axa-achievement.com Deadline February 1, 2014
Better Business Bureau
Criteria for the scholarship award includes demonstrated integrity, community service and leadership, essay relating an experience in which integrity challenged or displayed, and academic history. Students interested in applying stop by the guidance office. www.bbb.org/iowa
Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Iowa Sports Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to one female and one male who exemplify the spirit of Brian Pearson. Throughout the selection process, the applicant’s display of character and an emphasis on volunteering in school, church and community, as well as the degree of participation in Iowa Games events (Summer and Winter Iowa Games, Net Fest, Mud Run, Hoopin’ At The Dome, Glow Run 5K, and Fish Iowa! Games) will be given consideration. Application
Bright Scholars of Iowa
Provides a full ride scholarship to one of the three regent schools in Iowa. Also tuition & books at DEMACC or Indian Hills CC. This scholarship is based on financial need. See website for qualifications. http://www.brightscholarsofiowa.org
Buena Vista University
The University has "redesigned" their financial awards for incoming students. The scholarships have increased in amounts and they have added grants. Check out their information at www.bvu.edu.
The scholarship is selected on the basis of student interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, then on academic ability and financial need. Applications are available at: www.iowapga.com
Christina Hixson Award
The Hixson Opportunity Award is a grant of $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years) to be used at Iowa State University. Applications are available at: www.dso.iastate.edu/hixson/application Deadline is February 1, 2014
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Scholars are selected based upon academic achievement, capacity to lead, and hours of dedicated community service. Deadline is October 31. To apply access online at www.coca-colascholars.org
Founded in 1976, the Conclave is a 501(c)3 non-profit radio education organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The scholarships are for radio/TV broadcasting or the music industry. More information and applications are on the web at: www.radioscholarships.com
Conservation District of Iowa
CDI is participating with local soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa student interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. Iowa High School Class of 2014 Students 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. www.cdiowa.org Deadline is February 28, 2014
Craig Scott Amundson Memorial Scholarship
Senior applicant pursuing degree in an art related field. Application in the guidance office. Deadline: April 1st Craig Amundson Application
Dale Schroeder Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided to students pursuing a bachelor's degree at one of the state universities. Resident of Iowa with a grade point average of at least 2.5. The application and information is on-line at: www.act.org/daleschroeder Deadline March 26, 2014
Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship
The alumni of Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity will be awarding two scholarships to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State University in the fall. Applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches. Information and applications are available at www.epsilon.betasigmapsi.org.
First Friday Breakfast Club
Scholarship for high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in efforts to increase education and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities. www.ffbciowa.org
Fred & Ione Hein Scholarship
To a Graduating Senior going into the field of Elementary Education and attending one of the three Iowa Universities Only. $2000.00 Fred & Ione Hein Application
Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Iowa
The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Iowa is an organization that is a branch of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The Grand Commandery will award up to five (5), two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) scholarships to students entering/attending a post-secondary institution of higher learning during the 2014 – 2015 academic year, and pursuing an academic course of study that will result in the student earning an Associate of Arts/Science Degree or a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree. Knights Templar Applcation
Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F & A.M. Masonic Scholarship
Applicants need not have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing in the selection process. Recipients are selected after completing a comprehensive written application and an in-depth personal interview. http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/docs/scholarship/MasonicScholarshipApp.pdf
Governor Terry Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship
This scholarship, named after former Governor Branstad, recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair. Applications are available online at www.iowacollegeaid.gov.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Up to $5,000 per semester. Each scholarship is renewable for www.hsfmo.org Application due date is Early November.
Health Care Professions Scholarship
$1000 Awarded Annually by All50Medical.com $1000 awarded annually to students interested in pursing a career in any health care related profession and currently accepted or enrollee in any college program. View Scholarship Application
Helen English RN Healthcare Career Scholarship
The English family of Anamosa offers a scholarship to a senior applicant who is pursuing a degree in healthcare, preferably nursing. Application in guidance office. Deadline: April 15 Helen English Application
Hills Bank and Trust Company- JUNIORS this one is for you
Hills Bank and Trust and the Iowa 4-H Foundation offer this leadership scholarship to juniors who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher and demonstrate leadership, entrepreneurship, or other qualities related to community service. Application materials are online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/grants.html
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
This scholarship is open to those students pursuing a bachelor's degree. The Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. To apply go to: www.horatioalger.org/scholarships
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education
The Foundation will base its' decision on the student's interest and commitment to the automotive industry by the interest in enrollment in automotive related studies (includes business and accounting). Information and applications are available at www.iada.com
Iowa Dept of Cultural Affairs
The Iowa Scholarship for the Arts supports the development of Iowa high school seniors who have shown outstanding ability in one or more of the following areas: music, dance, literature, theatre, traditional arts, or visual arts. www.iowaartscouncil.org
Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary
The purpose of the Auxiliary is to promote, foster and provide continued and improved benefits that will enhance the well being of active and retired personnel in the Iowa National Guard and their families. http://www.ingoaux.org
Iowa Newspaper Foundation
Anyone interested in a Newspaper career. www.INAnews.com
Izaak Walton League Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded to deserving graduates who will be going on to further their education in any one of the following areas: biology, forestry, conservation, wildlife management, environment protection, and land stewardship. Application in the guidance office. Deadline: Early May
James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF)
The MSF was established in 1977 to provide financial assistance, motivation, and counseling for minority students. Available online at: www.morrisscholarship.org.
John R. Chesire Aviation Scholarship
John R. Chesire is an Anamosa High School alumni, class of 1964. He has spent four decades in aviation, first as a United States Naval aviator and combat pilot, then later as a commercial airline pilot. This scholarship for an Anamosa graduating senior will be in the amount of 1,000.00. It is to be used to attend an accredited post-secondary program the school year immediately following graduation. Applicants for this scholarship must write about their interest in aviation. John Chesire Application
Jones County Cattlemen's Scholarship
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in agriculture. Fields of study may include: ag education, communications, production, research, or any other area involved with the agricultural industry.
Jones County Community Foundation Scholarship
The Jones County Community Foundation is offering two $1000 scholarships at each high school in Jones County. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated ‘community service’ in Jones County and are not based on scholastic performance. The Jones County Community Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations serving Jones County. Giving back to your community is a lifelong goal. Jones CO. Comm. Application
Jones County Soil & Water Conservation
The scholarship is available to seniors who are pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources. The application is available online at www.cdiowa.org/awards.html.
Jones County Master Gardeners
Jones County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a scholarship of $200.00 for a Jones County high school senior 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. March 1st Deadline Master Gardener Application
The Jones Regional Medical Center Auxiliary offers a $500 scholarship in each high school in Jones County. The applicant must pursue degree in a health-related field. Application in the guidance office. Jones Regional Applications
Keep Iowa Beautiful
The family of Robert E. Byers has established a scholarship through the Keep Iowa Beautiful Foundation for students enrolling in an Iowa college or university. The student must be pursuing studies in the environment, community services, conservation, public service or government, nonprofit management, landscape architecture, or community planning. Application is available online at: www.keepiowabeautiful.com. Deadline is February 8,2014.
Kirkwood - Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship
The Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship is for Iowa high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher (at the time of the application deadline)who are in the top half of their class. Up to 60 scholarships or $1,000 are awards to seniors who will be full-time Kirkwood students in the fall following high school graduation and can demonstrate strong leadership qualities. This scholarship is awarded during students' freshman year. At least one community and two high school leadership experiences are required during the junior and/or senior years of high school. Awarded: $1,000 for fall, $1,000 for spring. Applications available and check web site: www.kirkwood.edu/financialaid
Kirkwood - Presidential Scholarship
Iowa high school seniors who have ACT test scores of 25 or higher and 3.5 GPAs or higher are eligible for Presidential Scholarships. Up to 30 scholarships for $5,000 each are available to students who meet this criteria and who will be full-time Kirkwood students in the fall and spring following their high school graduations. This scholarship is awarded during students' freshman year. Awarded: $2,500 for fall, $2,500 for spring. Applications available and check web site: www.kirkwood.edu/financialaid
Kohl's for Kids
Kohl's Department Stores offer scholarships on their web page: www.kohlskids.com.
Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship
For a high school senior who is wanting a career in Choral Music Education. Leo H. Grether Application
Lewis A. Helphand Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Lewis A. Helphand. Mr. Helphand was born and educated in Anamosa. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, he worked his way through school and moved to Chicago to work as a CPA. Throughout his life he never forgot his hometown, the value of education, and the value and rewards of honesty, decency, and hard work. In determining eligibility, the recipient shall have demonstrated a dedication to hard work, academic achievement, and financial need. Deadline: May 1, 2014 Lewis Helphand Application
Linn County Farm Bureau
The Linn County Farm Bureau will be awarding scholarships to four county high school senior students of Linn County Farm Bureau members. This completed application will be considered in both the IFBF scholarship program and also the Linn County Farm Bureau scholarship program. www.iowafarmbureau.com Deadline is March 1st, 2014
Matthew Shepard Scholarship
Applicants should have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better, an ACT score of 22 or better, demonstrate LGBT activism and community service and a history of high moral and ethical standards and conduct. Apply online at www.eychanerfoundation.org
Media Communications is offering 60 $1,000 scholarships through its World Class Scholarship Program to senior high students of the 21 states where it provides service for cable, internet, and telephone. While it is not required that the student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in areas serviced by Mediacom. A list of towns they service are included on the application. www.mediacomworldclass.com. Deadline is February 15, 2014
MCO Scholarship -
$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2014) Student Eligibility -
1) Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014.
3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014.
4) Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university. Applications can be found by going to:
National Farmers Organization
A $1,000.00 scholarship award for high school seniors who will major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university. www.nfo.org click on "About Us", then "Scholarships"
Next Nursing Leaders Scholarship
$1000 Awarded Annually by TravelNursing.org $1000 awarded annually to students interested in pursing a career in nursing and currently accepted or enrollee in any college program. View Scholarship Application
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
This opportunity provides students with the tools to engage in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health related research. - for more information and application go to: https://.ugsp.nih.gov
Northeast Iowa Community College
NICC is again awarding three Academic $1,500, three Leadership $1,000, three Opportunity $1,000, and one Board of Trustees $1,000 scholarships. Applications are available online at: www.nicc.edu/scholarships
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship
The trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Pearl Falk to provide annual scholarships to needy and worthy students attending the University of Iowa. Each recipient must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa. Application deadline if May 1st. Pearl Hull Falk Application
Professional Educators of Iowa
PEI Foundation scholarships and awards are available online at: www.peiowa.org There are five different scholarships on the website.
River Valley Cooperative
Students pursuing two or four year degree in an agricultural related field of study. The scholarship is available to high school seniors, graduating in 2014, or college students already majoring in an agricultural field. River Valley Cooperative Scholarship
Robert D. Blue Scholarship
Any Iowa student who plans to attend an Iowa college or university is eligible for this award. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display and moral force of character. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships are required to complete the application online: www.rdblue.org/application
Ross Brainard Scholarship
Class of 1972 Graduate Ross Brainard has established a new scholarship. He has established a $5,000 scholarship, which can be renewed each year through college if honor grades are maintained each semester. Students must be on the honor roll, ACT tested, and have financial need. Deadline of May 1st. Ross Brainard Application
Ruth E. Jump Scholarship
Rank in the upper half of the class, citizenship and service to community, financial need, and commitment to continuing education at a recognized post-high school program during the next academic year. Deadline: April 10, 2014 Application - Ruth E. Jump Application
Salon Professional Academy
The Salon Professional Academy in Ames, Iowa, will award one $3,000 scholarship per high school. This Cosmetology school's website is: www.TSPAcademy.com for more information.
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award
Judging will be based on Academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service, and milk experience. Applications must be filled out online at: www.bodybymilk
The goal of the scholarship is to encourage and aid students who pursue professional, construction-related degrees. Septagon Application
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Iowa State University fraternity offers scholarships to freshmen male to the university. Information is available at www.sigepfraternity.com.
Starlighters II Scholarship
Senior applicant has been in Starlighter production and must pursue degree in Theatre, Music, or Drama. Stop by the guidance office for more information.
UnityPoint Health Scholar Athlete
UnityPoint health and the Iowa High School Sports Network are pleased to announce the UnityPoint Scholar Athlete of the year. One senior female student athlete and one male senior student athlete will each be awarded a continuing grant for up to two-thousand dollars ($2000.00) total. www.unitypointscholarathletes.com
UNI Theater Scholarship
The Department of Theater at UNI holds an annual Scholarship Day for students interested in pursuing a major or minor in Theater. Information and applications are available on the website: www.uni.edu/theatre
University of Iowa - Presidential Scholarship Program
This scholarship is open to first-year students at The University of Iowa. In this competition, 350 outstanding applicants will be named Old Gold Scholars and receive the Old Gold Scholarship worth $12,000 ($3,000 a year for four years). From the Old Gold Scholars, 20 students will be awarded Presidential Scholarships worth $40,000 ($10,000 a year for four years). The Presidential Scholars will also receive Old Gold Scholarships, so their total package from this competition will be worth $52,000 ($13,000 a year for four years).
To be eligible for the program, students must have:an ACT composite score of 30 or above and, an Admissions Index Score of 150 or above (*Admissions Index Score = (2 x ACT composite) + High School percentile rank and ACT composite score of 30 or above and a 3.90 cumulative grade-point average. Application is available at: www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/costs/PresScholApp08.pdf
Other scholarships are also available from the University of Iowa. Check the financial aid website at: www.uiowa.edu/financial-aid/scholarships
Wendy's High School Heisman
For more information visit www.wendysheisman.com
Winter Dance Party Scholarship
Commemorating the life and contributions of: J.P (Big Bopper) Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson (pilot) and Darrel Hein. A senior who is seeking a career in Music. Winter Dance Party Application
World Class Mediacom Scholarship
Applications are available online at: www.mediacomworldclass.com All completed scholarship applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant's school transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
Your Favorite Car Scholarship
$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2014) Student Eligibility:
1) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014 at the latest.
2) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. Applications can be found by going to:
Financial Aid Forms (FAFSA)
Paper forms are now available at the high school guidance office. The quickest way to apply is online at FAFSA on the Web - www.fafsa.ed.gov.