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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 from an accredited four-year college or university.
Deadline: See Website
Amount: See Website


Scholarship Name: Carver Scholars

Organization: Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
Description:  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, 2020
Amount: $5,200- $7,600


Scholarship Name: Davis-Putter Fund

Organization: My Undocumented Life
Description: The Davis-Putter Fund awards $10,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are active in social justice movements. The Fund considers the applicant’s contribution to social justice, ability to perform academically, and relevance of educational program, as well as their financial need.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Amount: $10,000


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, 2019
Amount: $20,000


Scholarship Name: Edwin R. Adland & Ruth H. Adland Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Great River Bend
Description: Recipient must plan to attend Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: or, the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Financial need is the main criteria. Student must be of good character. Although not an emphasis on academics, the applicant must have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
Deadline: Various Deadlines - see website
Amount: $5,000 renewable for 4 yrs.


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 basedboth on achievement and financial need. Unless specified, male and female students are eligible.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Amount: See Website


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: November 15, 2019
Amount: up to $5,000 per semester


Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Program

Organization: Horatio Alger Association
Description: Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career and technical education.
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Amount: $2,500


Scholarship Name: HORIZONS Scholarship

Organization: Women in Defense
Description: Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the HORIZONS Scholarship in 1988 to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields with a GPA of 3.25+.
Deadline: TBD
Amount: See Web site


Scholarship Name: HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

Organization: HotelsCheap.org
Description: In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Amount: $1,500


Scholarship: Iowa All 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, 2020
Amount: Varies, see Website


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: February 28, 2020
Amount: $1,000


Scholarship Name: Louis F. Bulechek Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Great River Bend
Description: Applicants must be a graduating senior and have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship will be awarded based on financial need (75%) and school, community and personal activities (25%). This scholarship may be used to pay tuition only.
Deadline: Various Deadlines - see website
Amount: $5,000 every year for 4 years


Scholarship Name: REACH Educational Grant Program

Organization: KFC Foundation
Description: The Foundation’s REACH Educational Grant Program helps KFC restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams.
Deadline: March 26, 2020
Amount: up to $20,000


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 10, 2020
Amount: $500-$1000


Scholarship:  Terry Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Organization: Iowa College Aid
Description: At least two Iowa high school seniors that have been involved in the Iowa State Fair can receive scholarship funding for their first year of college.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Amount: $500-$1,000

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