General Scholarships

Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

  • Must be enrolling at an Iowa community college or private college with the program of study
  • Available for associate degrees, diplomas, and postsecondary certificates
  • Covers remaining cost of program after FAFSA awarded money (must file FAFSA)
  • Awarded based on admission to the college and program (NO SEPARATE APPLICATION)
  • Many programs are covered; click the link to see the list of colleges and programs

Tommy C. Capper Scholarship

  • Open to current and former CDHS students
  • Meant for students who may not otherwise be able to afford continuing education
  • Deadline is 4 months prior to the start of the college/technical program

Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative Scholarship

  • A total of 21 scholarships awarded
  • Each scholarship is $1,000
  • 15 scholarships are for students pursuing a 4-year degree
  • 5 scholarships are for trade, technical or powerline school
  • 1 scholarship is for students majoring in Accounting
  • Student's parents/guardians must be members of Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative
  • Deadline is March 12, 2021

American Legion Auxiliary Second District Merit Award

  • Must be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary OR
  • Must be the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband, or step relative of a WWI or WWII to present day Veteran
  • Applicants must plan to enroll in a school within the state of Iowa
  • 3-$300 awards given
  • Deadline is March 15, 2021

2021 Merit Awards Application

  • Attend college in the state of Iowa
  • Does NOT need to be related to an American Legion or Auxiliary member
  • Two $500 scholarships awarded
  • Deadline is March 15, 2021

UCB Family Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship

  • Applicant or immediate family member is diagnosed with epilepsy
  • Demonstrate academic and personal achievement
  • Participation in activities of school
  • Serves as a positive role model
  • 33 awards available
  • Deadline is March 15, 2021

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

  • Applicant must significantly promote LGBT acceptance in school/community
  • At least 7 scholarships will be awarded
  • Awards of $3,000 each
  • Deadline is March 15, 2021

Central DeWitt Community Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • One application for many scholarships
  • Deadline is March 21, 2021

Society of American Military Engineers Scholarships

  • Available to students pursuing studies in engineering and physical sciences
  • Award of $1,000
  • Recipients may receive award 1 year, 2 years, or 4 years
  • Deadline is March 26, 2021

DuTrac's Academic Scholarship Program

  • Available to DuTrac members
  • Members must be in good standing for at least a year
  • 7 scholarships awarded ($500-$1,000)
  • Students can be going to a community college, trade school, technical school or university
  • Deadline is March 26, 2021

Eastern Iowa Sno-Riders Scholarship

  • Award of $250
  • Applicant must possess a community volunteerism
  • Applicant must participate or have an interest in outdoor activities
  • Eastern Iowa Sno-Riders members and relatives are strongly considered
  • Deadline is March 31, 2021

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Provided for students whose parents/guardians were seriously or fatally injured in a workplace accident
  • Workplace accident must be for a Minnesota or Iowa employer
  • Each scholarship is up to $10,000 per year, up to 5 years
  • Deadline is March 31, 2021

Arthur Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

  • Intended for students majoring in an agriculture field of study OR have family ties to agriculture
  • Applicants should be in the top half of their graduating class
  • Award of $1,000
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

Harold Birney Memorial Scholarship

  • Sponsored by the Dewitt Noon Lions Club
  • Qualities sought are responsible members of the community, striving for excellence, strong support for extracurricular activities, school spirit and showing strength and determination in life
  • Awards can be used for post-secondary education and/or vocational training expenses
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

Central DeWitt Education Association Scholarship

  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing the field of Education
  • Award of $500
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

Robert and Patricia Becker Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded by DeWitt Nite Lions
  • $500 award
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

Dwight Spangler Scholarship

  • Applicant must have been active in extra-curricular activities during high school
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic as a team member
  • Commitment and contribution to the morale and success of their activity
  • One male and one female awarded
  • $500 award by the Saber Athletic Booster Club
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

P.E.O. Chapter B.G. Scholarship

  • Available to female students
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • P.E.O. focuses on celebrating the advancement of women
  • $500 award
  • Deadline is April 1, 2021

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Students must have participated in Iowa Games events
  • Open to juniors and seniors
  • Awarded to 1 male and 1 female
  • $1,000
  • Deadline is April 5, 2021

Paul Skeffington Memorial Race Scholarship

  • Involvement in either Cross Country or Track during high school required
  • Applicant must show academic promise
  • 2-$500 awards
  • Deadline is April 15, 2021

DeWitt Area Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship

  • Applicant must have participated in at least 2 semesters of fine arts activities in high school (visual art, chorus, band, speech, drama)
  • Minimum of $500 awarded
  • Deadline is April 15, 2021

W.O.W. (Women of Welton) Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to applicants from the Welton Fire District
  • Applicants must have strong community involvement and volunteerism
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
  • Deadline is April 15, 2021

Matt Heuertz Scholarship

  • Provided by Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI)
  • Available to students interested in supervision, production & processing, engineering, management, chemistry or quality control in the finishing industry
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Deadline is April 15, 2021

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 238 Merit Award

  • Applicants must have a strong service to community
  • Award of $250
  • Deadline is April 30, 2021

Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Fund Scholarships

  • Applicants can apply for over 30 scholarships with 1 application
  • Graduates of Clinton County schools may apply
  • Are or will be attending a 2 or 4-year college or university in Iowa
  • Preference given to (but not required) attendees of a Catholic college or Clinton Community College
  • Varying award amounts
  • Deadline is April 30, 2021

Fighting Injustice Scholarship

  • Available to those planning to attend law school
  • Video submission with a topic of texting and driving
  • Awards given as $1,000 or $500
  • Deadline is May 1, 2021

Clinton County Master Gardener Scholarship

  • Applicants must be pursuing a Horticulture degree
  • Resident of Clinton County
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Award of $500
  • Deadline is May 1, 2021

Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

  • Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (either a sibling or themselves before the age of 18)
  • Available to anyone diagnosed, treated, or living in Iowa
  • Applicant must be attending a two- or four- year school (including trade school)
  • Awards of $500 or $1,000
  • Deadline is May 28, 2021

Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship

  • Interest and activity in golf considered
  • Potential for future contributions to the sport
  • Leadership skills/community involvement
  • Academic ability and financial need also considered
  • Deadline is June 18, 2021

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

  • Intending to enroll at a four-year college fall 2021
  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Family income of $95,000 or less
  • Deadline is October 30, 2020

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Plan to obtain a Bachelor's Degree (may start at a Community College)
  • Have overcome adversity
  • Must show financial need ($55,000 or less income)
  • GPA 2.0 or more
  • Be involved in activities in school and/or community
  • Deadline is October 26, 2020

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships

  • Available to HS senior
  • 150 scholarships awarded
  • $20,000 scholarship awarded
  • Deadline is October 31, 2020

Hagan Scholarship

  • Must attend an eligible HS (CDCSD qualifies)
  • Must have at least a 3.75 GPA
  • Must be ranked in top 20% of graduating class
  • Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each college year
  • FAFSA EFC less than $6,500
  • Deadline is November 15, 2020

Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship

  • Current HS senior
  • US citizen
  • 500 scholarships awarded nationally
  • Awards range from $1,000-$12,500 per year
  • Deadline is November 15, 2020

Alice Barton Scholarship

  • Open to survivors of domestic violence
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Have financial need
  • $2,000
  • Deadline is November 20, 2020

Fighting Injustice Scholarship

  • Planning to attend law school
  • Essay topic: How have the events of 2020 impacted the fight against injustice
    and uplifted those who face unfair disadvantages?
  • 3 scholarships awarded
  • Deadline is December 15, 2020

Clinton County Cattlemen Scholarship

  • Current member of Clinton County Cattlemen (candidate or parent)
  • Or willing to become a 3 year member
  • $500+ per award
  • Deadline is January 1, 2021

Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarships

  • Scholarships available for students who themselves have worked for a new car dealership, or have parents, guardians or grandparents who have worked for a new car dealership for at least 1 year
  • Scholarships available for students pursuing an Automotive career at a technical or trade school
  • Multiple scholarships awarded
  • Up to $5,000 each
  • Deadline is January 8, 2021

Timberline Billing Service Scholarship

  • Continuing education after HS
  • Have a current IEP or had an IEP at some point in HS
  • Deadline is January 15, 2021

Quad City Engineering & Science Council Scholarship

  • Applicants must plan to study a STEM related field
  • Degrees may be from a four-year school, a community college, or a skilled trades certification
  • Awards between $1,000-$2,500 each
  • Deadline is January 25, 2021

Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Available to dependents of a current or retired Iowa National Guard Member
  • Must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree or certificate program
  • Deadline is February 1, 2021

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar

  • Students of minority
  • Planning to attend an accredited 4-year school
  • Minimum score of 21 on ACT
  • Shown leadership and community service skills
  • Financial need
  • Mentoring and support also provided to scholars
  • Deadline is February 1, 2021

Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarship

  • Students plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college program
  • School and community service with emphasis on leadership roles
  • GPA and financial need are also considered
  • Up to 60 awarded
  • Deadline is February 1, 2021

Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship

  • Must have an established account with a credit union
  • 8 possible awards
  • Awards $1,000-$3,000
  • Attending post-high school education
  • Deadline is February 5, 2021

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships

  • Intending on a career in newspaper
  • Approximately 10 scholarships awarded
  • Deadline is February 12, 2021

Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship

  • 9 scholarship awarded in partnership with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Awards range from $500 to $3,000
  • Applicants must be pursuing a conservation or agriculture program of study
  • Deadline is February 12, 2021

Quad Cities Community Foundation

  • Over 40 different scholarship applications to apply for
  • Scholarships available based on state residency
  • Scholarships available based on financial needs
  • Scholarships available based on their status in school
  • Scholarships available based on trade
  • Deadline is February 15, 2021

Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship

  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Leadership will be reflected in an essay
  • Plan to attend a four-year college, two-year college, technical school or vocational school
  • $1,000 award
  • Deadline is February 15, 2021

HSF Scholarship

  • Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • FAFSA must be submitted
  • Deadline is February 15, 2021

Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarships

  • Must be a current Iowa Farm Bureau member
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Deadline is February 26, 2021

IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship

  • Must be a member of IHMVCU to apply
  • Applicants can be attending a college, university, or vocational/technical school
  • $1,000 award to a DeWitt student
  • Deadline is February 28, 2021

The Oswald and Sophia Bathalter Scholarship

  • Available to Clinton County students (preference given to Central DeWitt students)
  • Special consideration to those of Roman Catholic Faith
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

George M. Cromer Scholarship

  • Available to Central Dewitt graduates
  • Preference given to members of First Congregational United Church of Christ, DeWitt
  • Preference given to applicants going to study Christian religious work
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

Anderson Family Trust Scholarship

  • Open to Clinton County graduates
  • Preference given to Central DeWitt graduates
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship

  • Applicant must be seeking a career in the medical field
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association Scholarship

  • Two scholarships awarded-$1,000 each
  • Must participate in a shooting team or club
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Awarded based on merit and commitment to the shooting sports
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

MCEC Technical Scholarship Application

  • Enrolling in a mechanical or trade course of study
  • Must be enrolling at an Iowa Community College
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

Innovative Ag Services Scholarships

  • Six scholarships available (three for 2-year schools/ three for 4-year schools)
  • Pursuing an agricultural related field of study
  • Parent/guardians must be an active patron of IAS within the past year
  • Applicants will also be entered into the Friedman Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship

  • Pursuing automotive-related studies including technician, collision/body, diesel, sales, business, accounting
  • Selection based on student's interest and commitment
  • $2,500 awards
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

College Specific Scholarships

The University of Iowa

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics

  • Iowa resident
  • declared major as physics or astronomy
  • $1000 (Renewable up to 3 years)
  • Deadline is January 31

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship

  • Must be of Protestant faith
  • 1 award will be given to an Episcopal Church member
  • 1 award will be given to a male pursuing a banking career
  • Multiple others awarded
  • $5,000 each
  • Deadline May 3, 2021

Thomas H. Macbride Leadership Scholarship

  • Available to male students
  • Excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and human service
  • Awarded by the Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity
  • Awards range from $250-$3,000
  • Deadline is May 31, 2021

Iowa State University

MVP (Multicultural Vision Program) Scholarship

  • Resident of Iowa
  • Multicultural: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial marked on Iowa State University application
  • Demonstrate financial need (from FAFSA)
  • Deadline December 1, 2020

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

  • Male students
  • Excel in academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement
  • Up to (20) $1000 scholarships awarded
  • Due March 1

Hixson Opportunity Award

  • Iowa resident
  • faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship
  • possess the potential to succeed
  • demonstrate financial need per FAFSA (complete by December 1)
  • Half Tuition
  • Deadline is December 15

College of Engineering Scholarships

  • GPA 3.6 or higher
  • $2,600 per year
  • Guaranteed for 2 years if selected
  • Deadline is December 15, 2020

Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship

  • Enrolled in the College of Human Services
  • Financial need is not a criterion
  • Academic work, leadership, and involvement are considered
  • Complete the OneApp
  • Complete the FAFSA by December 1, 2020
  • Deadline is December 15, 2020

Eastern Iowa Community College

Paul B. Sharar Foundation

  • Must attend Clinton Community College
  • Over 150 scholarships awarded each year
  • Students must be full or part time at CCC (at least 6 credit hours or more)
  • GPA of at least 2.0
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021


  • High school students who have taken college credit while in high school
  • Three levels of awards
  • Level 1- Half tuition for at least 12 college credit with a 3.0 college GPA
  • Level 2-One free three-credit class each semester for two semesters for at least 6 credits and 2.5 college GPA
  • Level 3-One free three-credit class for a semester with up to 6 credits and 2.5 college GPA
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021

Luther College

Luther College FAFSA Grant

  • $1,000 grant
  • Complete application for admission by Nov 1
  • Complete FAFSA by Jan 1

Kirkwood Community College


Mount Mercy University

Catherine McCauley Scholarship

  • Free tuition
  • Open to Iowa residents
  • Family income $50,000 or less annually
  • Must reside on campus all 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.0 college GPA with at least 24 credit hours per year
  • Automatic qualification
  • FAFSA must be filed by July 1

Simpson College

The Simpson Promise

  • Full tuition
  • Open to Iowa residents
  • Family income $60,000 or less annually
  • Must reside on campus
  • FAFSA must be filed by July 1

Simpson College Grant

  • $2,000 grant
  • Complete application for admission by Dec 1
  • Complete FAFSA by Dec 1
  • Not reliant on financial need

Western Illinois University

Western Commitment Scholarships

  • Renewable award based on GPA and/or ACT score
  • $3000-$8000 annually

American Academy of Art College

Senior Scholarship Competition

  • Must submit 3 pieces of artwork (drawing or painting) converted to JPEG
  • Awards will be applied to tuition
  • Deadline is March 1, 2021