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Scholarships and Information

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.  


Junior Scholarship

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

Every year we award one Male and one Female for our Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. Brian Pearson was a former Iowa State University Basketball player who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997. Iowa Games began awarding the BPMS in 1998. The intent of the Scholarship is to recognize three individuals every year: two outstanding athletes involved with the Iowa Games (one male and one female), and through that process, Brian Pearson. One $1,000 scholarship annually will be awarded to one male and one female Iowan. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character. Citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, perseverance and sportsmanship are just a few of the values on which this award is based.    Brian Pearson Memorial Application

Senior Scholarship

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1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship

First, the 1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship. We will be awarding 3- $600 scholarships to local seniors who are members of 1st Gateway Credit Union. Please inform your students of the February 17 deadline for the student’s application form (which I have enclosed so you can make copies), essay, and a copy of their high school transcript to be in our offices.   1st Gateway Application

Additional information for the 1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship can be obtained online at www.1stgateway.org.  Secondly, is the Iowa Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. This statewide scholarship application information can be obtained online at www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org.

4-H/FFA Scholarship

Jones County 4-H and/or FFA members and high school seniors planning to continue your post-secondary education, you may qualify for this scholarship opportunity. The Jones County 4-H and the Jones County 4-H Blue Ribbon Fund have again combined efforts to support scholarships for graduating high school seniors that are 4-H and/or FFA members. Thanks to the generosity of the Varlyn and Jane Fink family the 4-H Leadership and Community Service Scholarship is offered for the third year.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/jones

AES Engineers Scholarship

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a future engineer. Deadline is October 6, 2017. www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

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

The American Legion of Iowa – Second District Merit Award

 The Second District of The American Legion of Iowa will be awarding three Merit Awards of $300.00 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: April 7, 2017           Merit Award 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: First Friday in May  Anamosa Booster Application

Anamosa EAGLES Scholarship

The local EAGLES group will award $500 scholarships. Applications are available in the guidance office.

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

Anna Husmann Grant

A scholarship provided by Wayne Zion Lutheran Church  Deadline is March 1st.   Anna Husmann Application

ASHRAE Scholarship

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.animationcareerreview.com/  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.   Deadline June 1, 2017

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
Deadline  is June 1, 2017.

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-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.                           Deadline June 1, 2017

Athnet Sports

As an organization committed to helping student athletes use sports to further their education, we are proud to be able to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student who plays, or has played high school or college sports.   The Athnet Scholarship committee will award the scholarship to the student whose essay best demonstrates how the lessons they learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.  Application Deadline: June 1st   http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm


Arthur McCullough Post 13 Scholarship

Legionnaires of Anamosa award one $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to further their education at a college, university or trade school.  Applicants need not be related to a member of The American Legion. This scholarship was established in memory of the late Howard M. Remley, a lifelong Anamosa resident who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and continued his service to the community, state and nation as a member of The American Legion for over 57 continuous years.    

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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

B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2017.  Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.  The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017 Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

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 

BigSun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.         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

Burkart Scholarship 

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.hixson.dso.iastate.edu   Deadline is Janurary 15, 2017

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

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.

Erin Buck FFA Scholaarship

Any Senior at Anamosa High School who is actively involved in FFA.  Individual must intend to further their education at a technical school, two year college, or a four year college or university.  Due the First Friday in May     Erin Buck Application

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 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.  Deadline February 1, 2017    Application

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

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship 
Based in Bellevue, WA, Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student.  http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

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          Application

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:  scholars.horatioalger.org

Innovative Ag Services

Innovative Ag Services is pleased to announce that the 2017 Scholarship application is now available! IAS will select eight recipients to receive a $750.00 Ag Scholarship. All applicants must be postmarked by March 1, 2017.  The guidelines for the 2017 scholarship is at the following website:  http://www.innovativeag.com/news/detail.cfm?NewsArticleID=125

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).  Deadline March 1 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.    Deadline February 11    http://www.ingoaux.org

Iowa Newspaper Foundation

Anyone interested in a Newspaper career.   www.INAnews.com

Iowa Women in Natural Resources

Iowa Women in Natural Resources (IWINR) encourages young adults to pursue careers in the natural resources fields,which include jobs in wildlife, fisheries, and environmental management; forest resources; non-game specialists; environmental education; conservation law enforcement; and various related fields. Deadline Dec 15    Application

James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF)

The MSF was established in 1977 to provide financial assistance, motivation, and counseling for minority students. Deadline is February 28.  Available online at:  www.morrisscholarship.org

John 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.  Application                                   

Jones County Cattlemen's Scholarship

A scholarship 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.  Application

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.   Application

Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship

The Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship is for the purpose of assisting a graduating senior pursuing a post­secondary agriculture­related​education in an accredited institution. The recipient(s) must be a graduating senior from a Jones County school district. To qualify for the Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship, the student must: 1. Complete a Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship application  2. Submit a typed, 200 word essay in support of your application describing yourself and why you should be awarded this scholarship 3. Submit three letters of reference.         Jones Co. Dairy Application

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    Application

Jones Regional Auxiliary Scholarship

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.      http://www.unitypoint.org/anamosa/scholarship-application.aspx

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, 2017.

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

Keith Dirks Memorial Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Anamosa High School who has indicated an interest in pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate relating to science, technology, math or engineering.     Application

Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship

For a high school senior who is wanting a career in Choral Music Education.   Deadline April 15   Leo H. Grether 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

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

MCEC Technical Sholarship

The Grand lodge of Iowa, A.F & A.M., "Mark Earl & Ester Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship".  Scholarship will be awarded to a number of graduationg Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of studey at an accreditied Iowa Community College.   Application

Media Communications

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 17, 2017 

Mensa Foundation's college scholarship

The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members. However, Mensa members may apply for both these scholarship programs and the additional Mensa Member Award Program.  The scholarship application process opens Sept. 15 and closes Jan. 15.  http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/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

Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship

Now in its 20th year, the Nile C. Kinnick scholarship aims to reward men with outstanding high school careers entering their first year at the University of Iowa. The scholarship is named for Nile Kinnick, Iowa’s lone Heisman trophy winner and a brother of Phi Kappa Psi. Nile was known as a well rounded individual and this is who the scholarship is intended to reward. In 2016, we will be awarding a total of $15,000 in scholarships.    http://www.kinnickscholarship.org/

"No Essay" College Scholarship

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 

Parentinn - Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens $1000 Scholarship

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.
Here is the list of our requirements:
- Applicant must be high school student.
- Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?"
Link to our Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship   Award: $1000    DeadlineFeb 28th, 17 - We run this scholarship annually.

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

River Valley Cooperative is pleased to announce exciting changes to our 2017 scholarship program. New for 2017, we are providing scholarship opportunities for both two-year and four-year degree applicants.  Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to five area high school seniors or college students pursuing four-year degrees in agriculture related fields. New this year, nine scholarships worth $500 will be offered to high school seniors pursuing two-year degrees in agriculture related fields at Black Hawk East College (Kewanee, IL), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA), or Muscatine Community College (Muscatine, IA). The $500 scholarships are eligible for renewal based on internship and job shadowing opportunities. Scholarships are available to students who live within River Valley Cooperative’s trade area. Applicants do not have to be a member of River Valley Cooperative to be eligible. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of community and school involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and the perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.   Deadline January 31     http://www.rivervalleycoop.com/scholarships

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/applicatio

Rondald McDonald House Charities

As education costs rise, college may seem out of reach. But there is HOPE with the help of  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa  & Western Illinois. Since 2008, the organization has awarded scholarships worth more than $114,000 to over 50 students in financial need. Learn more about our scholarship program at: rmhc-eiwi.org

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

Septagon Construction

The goal of the scholarship is to encourage and aid students who pursue professional, construction-related degrees.    Septagon Application

Solar Action Scholarship

Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.  https://solaractionalliance.org/scholarship/

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.

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Application

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

Univ. of Iowa

Selected Scholarships for First-Year Students   Scholarships   

Varidian Scholarship

No paper applications will be accepted. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman.  DEADLINE: February 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm   

In order to apply for the scholarship students must meet these 3 requirements:

1.       Entrants must be enrolled as an incoming freshman in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in the 2017-2018 year.

2.       Entrants must have a Veridian Credit Union account established in their own name and be a member in good standing.

3.       Entrants may not be an immediate relative of a Veridian Credit Union staff member or director          Application                         


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.


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.


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