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Scholarship: All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Organization: Iowa College Aid
Description: The State of Iowa offers a financial aid program that covers at least one year of public tuition at an Iowa college or university to students who obtain a 2.5 high school grade point average and demonstrate high levels of financial need.
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Amount: Varies, see Website


Scholarship Name:  American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Organization: American Chemical Society
Description: American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.
Deadline: April 30, 2024
Amount: up to $5,000


Scholarship Name: ACB Scholarship Program

Organization: American Council of the Blind
Description: To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student or a part-time student who works at least 32 hours per week, and be involved in their school and local community. Scholarships are awarded to students who attend post-secondary institutions in the United States.
Deadline: February 14, 2024
Amount: $2,000 - $7,000


Scholarship Name: American Indian College Fund

Organization: American Indian College Fund
Description: The American Indian College Fund's motto is educating the mind and spirit. We achieve this by providing Native students with scholarships and providing financial support for the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which incorporate American Indian culture and language into their curriculum to honor our students' heritage and Native identity.
Deadline: Deadlines differ for each tribal college or university. 
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: AMS Scholarships & Fellowships

Organization: American Meteorological Society
Description: The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided through donations made to the AMS Annual Giving Program. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community. AMS is committed to advancing core values of diversity, inclusion, and equity across all aspects of the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.
Deadline: February 23, 2024
Amount: $6,000


Scholarship Name:  Asian-American, Native Alaskan and Pacific Islander College Resources

Organization: Multiple
Description: Although enrollment of Asian-American, Native Alaskan and Pacific Islander minority students is increasing, many families still find it difficult to continue their children’s education. The businesses and private organizations listed are dedicated to providing more opportunities for these deserving students. Please note that the use of Asian-American also includes students of Indian descent.
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: APIA Scholars

Organization: Asian & Pacific Islander Americans
Description: Our vision is to see that all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)

Organization: Microsoft
Description: BAM is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology.
Deadline: March 13, 2024
Amount: $1,000-$20,000 (see website)


Scholarship Name: Bridge To The Future Scholarship

Organization: Tanager Place
Description: Applicants must have been a Tanager Place client for a minimum of six months within the last two calendar years. Scholarships awards are based on financial need/hardship, tuition costs, and the scholarship committee’s conclusions as to the applicant’s ability or potential to articulate and accomplish his or her academic plans and goals. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.  Students must reapply for subsequent awards.
Deadline: April 19, 2024
Amount: Not Listed


Scholarship Name: Bright Scholars of Iowa

Organization: Bright Foundation
Description: Are you a top student attending an Iowa high school who lacks the financial means to attend college? You may qualify for a scholarship that may allow you to graduate debt-free from selected Iowa universities or community colleges. "Full-Ride" renewable scholarships equal to the cost of attendance, less other gift aid are available at Iowa's three Regent universities and select community colleges. Preference is given to students whose parents did not graduate
Amount: See Website from an accredited four-year college or university.
Deadline: See Website


Scholarship Name: Carver Scholars

Organization: Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
Description: Since the Carver Scholars program’s inception in 1988, the Trust has distributed over $19 million in awards to more than 3,500 individuals for their junior and senior years of study at one of Iowa’s public or private colleges and universities supported by the initiative. The program centers on providing substantial scholarships to students who struggle to overcome significant social and economic obstacles in the pursuit of their education or who may be living in circumstances that may not normally be taken into account by other financial aid programs.
Deadline: April 1 (Applicants are encouraged to apply early)
Amount: $5,200 - $7,600


Scholarship Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Organization: Coca-Cola Company
Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
Deadline: October 31 annually
Amount: $5,000


Scholarship Name: CRAAR Scholarship

Organization: Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors 
Description: High school applicants must have attended a Linn County, Benton County, or Jones County High School and be a citizen of the United States.
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Amount: $500 


Scholarship Name: Dell Scholars Program

Organization: Dell
Description: Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Amount: $20,000


Scholarship Name: Des Moines Women's Club Scholarships

Organization: Des Moines Women's Club
Description: The DMWC annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college students, and students pursuing higher education degrees. This year, the DMWC will give $50,000 in areas of study including art, drama, music, STEM, Music Education, Elementary Education, and Veterinary Sciences.
Deadline: January 26, 2024
Amount: $1,000


Scholarship Name: DIWC Scholarship

Organization: Diverse International Women of Color
Description: The Diverse International Women Of Color Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad.
Deadline: Various deadlines
Amount: $500


Scholarship Name: Dream Iowa Scholarship

Organization: DREAM Iowa
Description: The DREAM Iowa Scholarship was established in 2018 and is proudly granted by DREAM Iowa Inc. (501c3). This scholarship is to provide monetary support for immigrant students pursuing higher education.
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Organization: USHLI
Description: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the USHLI National Conference.
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Amount: $1,000 (4 yr college); $500 (2 yr college)


Scholarship Name: Exceptional Nurse Scholarships

Organization: Exceptional Nurse
Description: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Amount: $250-$500


Scholarship Name: FFBC Scholarship Award

Organization: First Friday Breakfast Club
Description: The FFBC is an educational, non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding $3,000+ scholarships to Iowa High School seniors who have done significant things to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues in their schools or communities.
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Amount: $3,000+


Scholarship Name: Generation Google, Women in Gaming & Supply Chain and Fulfillment Scholarships

Organization: Google
Description: At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.
Deadline: TBD
Amount: $10, 000


Scholarship Name: GFWC/Iowa Women's Club Scholarship

Organization: GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs
Description: The GFWC/IOWA Federation of Women’s Clubs is the proud sponsor of a scholarship program that is unique to the state of Iowa. Each year, thousands of dollars are given to graduating Iowa high school seniors who will attend Iowa post-secondary schools. Scholarship awards are based both on achievement and financial need. Unless specified, male and female students are eligible.
Deadline: February 1, 2024
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: Golden Door Scholars

Organization: Golden Door Scholars
Description: Golden Door Scholars lights the way for DACA students to invest in their education and to achieve their career goals beyond what they've imagined. 
Deadline: See website
Amount: Not Listed


Scholarship Name: HACER Scholarship

Organization: McDonald's
Description: Scholarships offered to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement.
Deadline: See website
Amount: Minimum $1,000


Scholarship Name: Hagan Scholarship

Organization: The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Description: The Hagan Scholarships are for high achieving rural students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in one of twenty eligible states and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars currently attend 134 different colleges and universities
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Amount: up to $5,000 per semester


Scholarship Name: Hamilton Relay Scholarship

Organization: Hamilton Relay
Description:  Creating opportunities for higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes Iowa.
Deadline: January 31, 2024
Amount: $500


Scholarship Name: Helen Lemme Scholarship

Organization: Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Description: If you are an African-American high school graduating senior and live in the toll-free calling area of Des Moines and Boone, Iowa, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: May 8, 2024
Amount: Not Listed


Scholarship Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Organization: Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Description: As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provide a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger Association - State Scholarships

Organization: Horatio Alger Association
Description: State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Amount: $2,500


Scholarship Name: I'm First

Organization: Center for Student Opportunity
Description: There's something special about being first...especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I'm First is an online community for first-generation college students—and their supporters.
Deadline: See Website
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: Iowa CASE Tyler Greene Award

Organization: The Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education
Description: The Tyler Greene Award is given to a high school senior or first-year graduate who has been identified as an individual with a disability who has done something significant in their life for themselves or others.
Deadline: TBD
Amount: $500


Scholarship Name: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships 

Organization: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Description: This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing a two- or four-year college degree, majoring in agriculturenursing, or education. Applicants and/or their parents must be members of Farm Bureau and be engaged in the efforts of creating a vibrant future for agriculture, farm families, and their communities
Deadline: January 31, 2024
Amount: $2,500


Scholarship Name: Iranian Scholarship Foundation

Organization Name: Iranian Scholarship Foundation
Description: One of the most remunerative scholarships available to Iranian-American students in America.
Deadline: June 30, 2024
Amount: up to $10,000


Scholarship Name: Islamic Scholarship Fund Program

Organization Name: Islamic Scholarship Fund
Description: Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization that provides academic scholarships to Muslim students in the United States who pursue college and post graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and law.
Deadline: March 22, 2024
Award: $1,000


Scholarship Name: Jackie Robinson Scholars

Organization: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Description: JRF Scholars receive college scholarships of up to $35,000 over four years and are financially sponsored to attend JRF's annual, four-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other events throughout the year. Aside from generous financial support, Scholars benefit from a comprehensive, four-year program that includes career guidance, internship and permanent job placement, travel abroad, and leadership and practical life skills training. 
Deadline: January 10, 2024
Amount: up to $35,000 over four years


Scholarship Name: Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Career Scholarship Program

Organization: Legacy Foundation
Description: The Laboratory Control Ltd Health Care Career Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund administered by the Ottumwa Regional Health Legacy Foundation for the express purpose of scholarship support for individuals interested in pursuing a career in health care. Minorities encouraged to apply.
Deadline: TBD
Amount: Minimum of $1,000


Scholarship Name: Larry W Carter Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Description: The Larry W. Carter Scholarship and Mary E. Wood Scholarship Fund are available to any qualifying African-American Iowa resident enrolled in a full- or part-time college program, at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Deadline: May 15 annually
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: Latinos Unidos Scholarships

Organization: Latinos Unidos of Iowa
Description: Scholarships are available for Latino students who attend Iowa four-year or two-year institutions.
Deadline: June 15, 2024
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: Latino Heritage Festival Scholarship

Organization: Latino Heritage Festival
Description: Part of the mission of Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival is to give back to our community. One way that is done is through academic scholarships to Iowa high school and college students.
Deadline: TBD
Amount: Varies


Scholarship: Learning Ally Awards

Organization: Learning Ally
Description: Each year, Learning Ally offers three endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities.  The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country.  
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Amount: $2,000-$6,000


Scholarship Name: LNES

Organization: LULAC National Educational Service Centers
Description: The General Electric Foundation/League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to disadvantaged minority students with career interests in business or engineering.
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Amount:  Varies $250-2500 


Scholarship Name: LULAC Council 10 Scholarship

Organization: LULAC 10
Description: Every year LULAC awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Hispanic and other students. Since 1978 LULAC Council #10 has awarded over $475,000 in scholarships to over 750 students. Funds are raised by Council 10 locally through weekly BINGO nights, the annual Fiesta, an annual golf outing, an annual poker tournament, corporate sponsors, individual donations and a few other local events. Applicants must live within a 50 mile radius of the Quad Cities. 
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Amount: Varies, depending on fundraising efforts


Scholarship Name: Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarship

Organization: The Margaret McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund
Description: The MMMF provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.
Deadline: January 15, 2024
Amount: Approx $12,000


Scholarship Name: Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Organization: Microsoft 
Description: This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry.
Deadline: March 13, 2024
Amount: $5,000


Scholarship Name: Minorities in Government Finance Scholarships

Organization: Government Finance Officers Association
Description: The scholarship is available for an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
Deadline: December 29, 2023
Amount: $5,000- $15,000


Scholarship Name: Minority Nursing Scholarships

Organization: Various
Description: One way to increase diversity in nursing is to lower the burden of attaining a nursing degree. Earmarking scholarship funds for minority communities including Native American, Asian, Alaska Native, and African American nursing students is key to fostering diversity in nursing. These are 12 nursing school scholarships for minorities to gain entry into higher education.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship
Amount: Varies by scholarship


Scholarship Name: Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship

Organization: American Architectural Foundation
Description: This scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates from a minority and/ or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a professional degree in architecture.
Deadline: January 19, 2024
Amount: $3,000 - $4,000


Scholarship Name: Miss Iowa Scholarship 

Organization: Miss Iowa Scholarship Program
Description: The program awards college scholarships to young women who have distinguished themselves at school and in their communities.
Deadline: See Website
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: Momeni Scholarship

Organization: Momeni Foundation
Description: For students of Iranian descent anywhere in the world.
Deadline: June 30 annually
Amount: $500-$1000


Scholarship Name: Muslim College Student Scholarships

Organization: Affordable Online Colleges
Description: In addition to traditional forms of federal aid, students should also be open to pursuing scholarships that may align with their academic history, skills set, or personal background. This list provides 20 unique scholarship opportunities specifically designed for Muslim students studying in the United States.
Deadline: Varies - See Website
Amount: Varies - See Website


Scholarship Name: National Press Club Scholarship Opportunities

Organization: National Press Club
Description: The National Press Club and NPC Journalism Institute are proud to administer four scholarships honoring promising future journalists serving their communities.
Deadline: Various deadlines; see website
Amount: $2,000


Scholarship Name: NCLD Scholarships

Organization: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Description: Financial aid resources and scholarships for students with learning disabilities.
Deadline: Varies  by scholarship - see website
Amount: $750 - $10,000


Scholarship Name: NAWIC Founder's Scholarship Foundation

Organization: National Association of Women in Construction
Description: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States or Canada, and must have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. Applicant must be enrolled full-time; part-time students are not eligible for awards. Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.
Deadline: February 28, 2024
Amount: $500 - $2,500


Scholarship Name: P. Buckley Moss Society Scholarships

Organization: P. Buckley Moss Society
Description: The P. Buckley Moss Society has three scholarships: for a student pursuing education in Special Education, for a senior with a certified language-related learning difference and for one or more high school seniors with financial need, with certified language-related learning difference and artistic talent. An award is also available for a person who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of children.
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Amount: Up to $1,000


Scholarship Name: Quad Cities Community Foundation Scholarships

Organization: Quad Cities Community Foundation
Description: The Quad Cities Community Foundation administers multiple scholarship funds, all started by donors who want to ensure students are able to continue their education at community colleges and four-year institutions. 
Deadline: Various deadlines - see website
Amount: Varies by scholarship program


Scholarship Name: Robert D Blue Scholarship

Organization: Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation
Description: The scholarship is open to students planning to attend an Iowa college or university. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. Each applicant is scored upon their High School GPA, financial need, references and their essay.
Deadline: May 10th (annually)
Amount: $500-$1000


Scholarship Name: Robert Smiley Scholarship

Organization: Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union
Description: The scholarship is for senior girls enrolled full-time in a public or private Iowa high school. The recipient must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale). She must also have lettered in one varsity sport sponsored by the IGHSAU each year of high school.
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Amount: $1,000


Scholarship Name: SME Education Foundation Scholarship

Organization: SME Education Foundation
Description: The SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing manufacturing and engineering related courses at two-year community colleges within the United States or Canada. Scholarships for minorities available. 
Deadline: February 1, 2024
Amount: See website


Scholarship Name: Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Organization: Society of Women Engineers
Description: SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico.
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Amount: $1,000 - $10,000


Scholarship Name: The Dream US Scholarship

Organization: TheDream.US
Description: TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition, fees, and books for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at our partner colleges.
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: The Ron Brown Scholarship

Organization: The Ron Brown Scholars Program
Description: Scholarship organization seeks African-American High School seniors to receive $10,000 annually for four (4) years to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Amount: $10,000 - renewable 


Scholarship Name: UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Organization: UCB
Description: The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement.
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Amount: up to $5,000


Scholarship Name: United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Organization: United Negro College Fund
Description: UNCF’s North Star is to increase the total annual number of African American college graduates by focusing on activities that ensure more students are college-ready, enroll in college and persist to graduation.  
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies


Scholarship Name: Women at Microsoft Scholarship

Organization: Microsoft
Description: The Women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people* to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world, and target a career in the technology industry.
Deadline: March 13, 2024
Amount: $5,000


Scholarship Name: Women's Wildlife Management Conservation Scholarship

Organization: NRA Explore
Description: The Women’s Wildlife Conservation Scholarship, established by the NRA Women’s Policies Committee, is a renewable one-year $5,000 scholarship available to full-time college sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Thank you for your interest in the field of wildlife management, forestry, parks, or fish and wildlife conservation.
Deadline: November 1, 2024
Amount: $2,500/semester


Scholarship Name: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Organization: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Description: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.
Deadline: April 21, 2024
Amount: $2,000 - $5,000 

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