General Scholarships

Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship

  • Attending an accredited college or university in the fall
  • Majoring in a STEM field of study
  • $1000
  • 2-$250 textbook scholarships to the runners-up
  • Deadline is August 15, 2020
  • Use a personal email on the application
  • Upload your high school transcript in place of the college transcript

Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

  • Must be enrolling in a program leading to a high-demand job
  • List of schools and programs
  • FASFA must be filed
  • Covers any remaining tuition and fees cost after FASFA!
  • No application necessary for the scholarship

Young Survivors' & Survivor's Sibling Scholarship

  • 5-$1000 awarded
  • Must have had a diagnosis and been treated for a pediatric form of cancer
  • OR must have a sibling diagnosed with a pediatric form of cancer
  • Deadline is April 13, 2020

The Oswald and Sophia Bathalter Scholarship

  • Applicants must be of good character
  • Priority will be given to Central DeWitt graduates and/or those of Roman Catholic Faith
  • More information can be found at DeWitt Bank & Trust's website
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

George M. Cromer Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Clinton County
  • Special consideration given to those in the upper half of their class, members of the United Church of Christ of DeWitt, or pursuing a degree with religious endeavors
  • More information can be found at DeWitt Bank & Trust's website
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

Anderson Family Trust

  • Provides scholarships to graduates of Clinton County
  • Central DeWitt students are given preference
  • More information can be found at DeWitt Bank & Trust's website
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

Paragon IT Leadership Scholarship

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolling as a full-time student in a technology-related degree
  • $1000
  • Deadline is March 31, 2020

IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship

  • Must be an IHMVCU member
  • 10-$1000
  • 2-$5000
  • 1-$10,000
  • Deadline is February 28, 2020

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Attending a 4 year school in the fall
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Deadline is February 15, 2020

Eastern Iowa REC Scholarships

  • Parent/Guardian must be a member of REC
  • $1000 for a student majoring in accounting
  • 3-$1000 for students attending a 4 year university
  • $1000 for a student attending a trade/technical school
  • Deadline is March 13, 2020

Coronado Car Club Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing an automotive related program of study (i.e. Technician, Body Shop, Collision or Repair)
  • Citizenship, school involvement, community involvement and work experience will be considered
  • $1000
  • Deadline is April 6, 2020

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Open to children of Marines and some grandchildren of Marines
  • GPA at least 2.0
  • Family adjusted gross income less than $103,000
  • Multiple scholarships available
  • Deadline is March 3, 2020

Autism Scholarship

  • Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Continuing education at a trade school, junior college, college or university
  • Deadline is February 5, 2020

Iowa District Optimists

  • Essay contest
  • Topic: "Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams You Imagine?"
  • Deadline is February 28, 2020

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, 2020

Charlie Burkart Scholarship

  • Awarded by the Iowa PGA Section Foundation
  • Must have an interest and been active in golf
  • Have potential for future contributions to the game of golf
  • Possess leadership skills and community involvement
  • Academics, professional ability and financial need also considered
  • $1500 for 4 years
  • Deadline is June 19, 2020

Hoover Uncommon Student Award

  • JUNIORS only
  • Propose and complete a service project
  • Deadline is March 15, 2020

PB&J Scholarship

  • Experienced challenges in life that may have impacted academics
  • Must have a drive to succeed
  • $1000
  • Deadline is May 31, 2020

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

  • Pursuing an arts-related major
  • Attending an Iowa college or university
  • $1500
  • Deadline is March 2, 2020

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarships

  • Pursuing a career in engineering or physical science areas
  • GPA at least 3.2
  • One, Two, and Four-year Scholarships awarded ($1000 each)
  • At least 1 Need-Based Scholarship will be awarded
  • Deadline is March 25, 2020

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship

  • Resident of Iowa pursuing post-secondary education
  • Demonstrated leadership to increase awareness of LGBT issues
  • Gender/sexual orientation is NOT a factor in applying
  • $3000
  • Deadline is March 16, 2020

American Legion Auxiliary 2nd District Merit Award

  • Must be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary or a relative of a Veteran
  • Reside or attend school in Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Linn, or Scott County
  • Pursuing post-secondary education in the State of Iowa
  • (3) $300
  • Deadline is March 15, 2020

Mangan Nursing Scholarship

  • Pursuing nursing certification or degree
  • $500
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

Dwight Spangler Scholarship

  • Presented by Saber Booster Club
  • Participant in extra curricular activities
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic as a team member
  • Made a positive contribution to morale and success in the activity
  • $500
  • Deadline is April 30, 2020

Master Gardener Scholarship

  • Resident of Clinton County
  • GPA at least 2.5
  • Pursuing a degree in Horticulture
  • $500
  • Deadline is May 1, 2020

Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing a program of study in any field of conservation or agriculture
  • Award based on Involvement, Leadership, Character; Career Goals; Academic Achievement; Conservation Message
  • Scholarship information and instructions
  • Deadline is February 14, 2020

WOW Scholarship

  • Must possess volunteerism and community involvement
  • Preference to residents of Welton Fire District
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • Deadline is April 15, 2020

Eastern Iowa Sno-Riders Scholarship

  • Participation and interest in outdoor activities (such as snowmobiling)
  • Community volunteerism
  • Members will be strongly considered
  • $250
  • Deadline is March 31, 2020

A.S.S.E.T. Scholarship

  • Available to children or grandchildren of Genesis employees
  • Pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in healthcare, wellness, STEM or a related field
  • $1000
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Will be attending college in Iowa, Illinois, or a surrounding state
  • Deadline is March 31, 2020

Central DeWitt Education Association Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing a field of Education
  • $500
  • Deadline is April 1, 2020

DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship

  • Senior of Central DeWitt, Calamus-Wheatland, or Northeast High School
  • 1 scholarship awarded to each school district
  • Must be pursuing a medical career
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

Paul Skeffington Memorial Race Scholarship

  • Senior of Central DeWitt School District
  • Currently or previously involved in Cross Country or Track
  • $500
  • Deadline is April 15, 2020

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

  • Senior of Central DeWitt School District
  • Young woman
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Planning to attend post-secondary education full or part time
  • $500
  • Deadline is April 1, 2020

Harold Birney Memorial Scholarship

  • Sponsored by the DeWitt Noon Lions Club
  • Deadline is April 1, 2020

DeWitt Nite Lions-Robert and Patricia Becker Memorial Scholarship

  • $500
  • Deadline is April 1, 2020

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 238 Merit Award

  • Senior of graduate of Central DeWitt School District
  • Consideration given to those active in the community
  • $250
  • Deadline is April 30, 2020

American Legion Second District

  • (2) $500 awards
  • Must attend a college in Iowa
  • Does not need to be related to an American Legion or Auxiliary member
  • Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Linn, Jones, or Scott County resident
  • Deadline is March 31, 2020

DeWitt Area Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship

  • Must have participated in 2 semesters of fine arts activities
  • Fine arts includes: visual art, chorus, band, speech, and/or drama
  • $500 (minimum)
  • Deadline is April 15, 2020

Central DeWitt Community Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • Multiple scholarships available
  • 1 common application
  • Available to 2020 graduates
  • Deadline is March 22, 2020

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • $1000 awarded to a male and a female student-athletes
  • Must have been involved in Iowa Games events
  • Open to juniors or seniors
  • Deadline is Aril 6, 2020

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship

  • Applicant must be pursuing an automotive-related career
  • $25000
  • Deadline is March 2, 2020

Innovative Ag Services Scholarship

  • Parent or guardian must be an active patron of IAS
  • Majoring in an agricultural field of study
  • Enrolling as a full time student
  • 6 recipients of $1000 each
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

2019 Rise Up Scholarship

  • 3.0 GPA
  • $5000
  • Be the first in your family to attend college
  • Deadline is December 31, 2019

2019 Veteran Scholarship

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a two or four year, vocational, or technical degree program
  • $5000
  • Active duty, retired, or honorably discharged from any branch of US military (self or family member)
  • Deadline is December 31, 2019

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Scholarships

  • Enrolled in an accredited health care program
  • Commit to working in an Iowa hospital for 1 year after completion
  • 60-$7000 that are paid out over 2 years
  • $1000 for EMT certificate program
  • Deadline is March 30, 2020

Quad Cities Community Foundation

  • Numerous scholarships
  • Renewable scholarships
  • The “quiz” will generate the ones right for you
  • Deadline is February 15, 2020 except the QC Regional Auto Show is due January 2, 2020

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

  • 30 scholarships awarded
  • Award of $2000
  • Compete two online tutorials
  • Take an assessment over the information
  • 30 highest scores will be awarded the scholarships
  • Deadline is February 21, 2020 at 4 p.m

Clinton County Cattlemen Scholarship

  • Current member of Clinton County Cattlemen (candidate or parent)
  • Deadline is January 19, 2020

Iowa Women in Natural Resources Scholarship

  • Open to all genders
  • Pursuing a career in a natural resources fields
  • Working/planning a conservation project
  • $500
  • Deadline is November 15, 2019

Iowa Horse Council Scholarship

  • Iowa resident
  • High School senior or older
  • Current member of Iowa Horse Council
  • Deadline is February 1, 2020

Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association Scholarship

  • High School senior
  • Good moral character
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Accepted to a university, college, or trade school
  • Currently enrolled in a team or club of shooting team
  • Deadline is February 1, 2020

Quad City Engineering & Science Council

  • High School senior
  • Resident of Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, or Louisa County (IA)
  • Plan of study is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related degree
  • Planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Deadline is January 27, 2020
  • For a list of STEM degrees

College Specific Scholarships


The University of Iowa


Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics

  • Iowa resident
  • applied for admission to the University of Iowa
  • declared major as physics or astronomy
  • $1000 (Renewable up to 3 years)
  • Deadline is January 31, 2020

Bill Mertens Memorial Daily Iowan Scholarship

  • $2000 per year (opportunity to be renewable for 4 years)
  • Attending the University of Iowa
  • Have been an active participant of journalism (Newsletter, yearbook, etc.)
  • Planning to continue journalism in college through newspaper, multimedia, or newscast
  • Deadline is January 31, 2020

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship

  • $5000 ($2500 each semester)
  • Must be of Protestant faith
  • Must be living in Iowa
  • Attending the University of Iowa
  • At least 1 recipient will be a member of an Episcopal Church
  • At least 1 recipient will be a male interested in a career in banking
  • Good character and scholastic record
  • Deadline is May 1, 2020

Iowa State University


FIRST Robotics Future Cyclones Scholarship

  • Current member of a FIRST Robotics team
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing a STEM program of study
  • (2) $2500
  • Deadline is February 2, 2020

Triangle Scholar-Leader Scholarship

  • Available to males
  • Enrolled at Iowa State for engineering, architecture, or science majors
  • At least 3.0 GPA
  • Committed to community involvement
  • Estimated $5000
  • Deadline is February 2, 2020

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

  • Male students attending Iowa State University
  • Excel in academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement
  • Up to (20) $1000 scholarships awarded
  • Due March 1, 2020

Hixson Opportunity Award

  • Iowa resident
  • applied for admission to Iowa State University
  • faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship
  • possess the potential to succeed
  • demonstrate financial need per FAFSA
  • Half Tuition
  • Deadline is December 15, 2019

College of Engineering Scholarship

  • Applied to Iowa State University
  • ACT Composite of 28 or higher
  • 6 GPA or higher
  • Deadline December 2, 2019

Eastern Iowa Community College


Paul B. Sharar Foundation (CCC)

  • Awards over 150 scholarships each year
  • Deadline March 1, 2020

Scott Community College Foundation

  • Awards over 100 scholarships each year
  • Deadline is March 1, 2020

Kirkwood Community College


Kirkwood Community College Scholarships

  • Multiple scholarships available
  • More than 1400 scholarships awarded
  • One application
  • Deadline March 15, 2020

Simpson College


John C. Culver Fellows Program

  • Attending Simpson College
  • $2000 (renewable)
  • Have a passion for politics and public service
  • Deadline is February 1, 2020

Western Illinois University


Western Commitment Scholarships

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