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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CONNECTIONS Scholarship

  • 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