UPDATED NOVEMBER 2022Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are an excellent way to partially or fully fund post-secondary education. Unlike loans, there is no requirement to pay the awarded money backs.. As this school year progresses, there will be increasingly more scholarship opportunities available. Please check this page periodically for any updated information. We will post examples of nationwide, statewide, and local scholarships.

Many of the local scholarships can be found by searching the Siouxland Community Foundation. These scholarships generally open up on November 1, and most of them have due dates by February 1. https://siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/


NATIONWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Underdog Scholarship - Seniors Only

Award is as follows: $5,000 (6 awards)

Due: December 6, 2022

Applicants must write a 750 to 1,000-word essay about a time when they were an underdog. They must write about what made them an underdog, and how they persevered against the odds to achieve a goal. The applicant must also demonstrate a record of community and volunteer service work.

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Nitro Scholarship - Seniors Only

Award is as follows: $2,000 (12 awards)

Due: November 30, 2022

Applicants must complete a short application with demographic information.

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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship - Any Grade

Award is as follows: $7,500 (5 awards)

Due: December 7, 2022

Applicants must show an ongoing commitment in their community to performing unpaid volunteer services.

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Science Ambassador Scholarship - Female High School Senior

Award is as follows: $40,000 (1 award)

Due: December 13, 2022

Applicants will prepare a mini-lecture, three minutes or less, on a STEM-related topic. It must be scientifically accurate and be uploaded to YouTube under the public domain.

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Humanity Scholarship from AuthenticID - High School Senior

Award is as follows: $25,000 (1 award), $1,000 (5 awards)

Due: December 15, 2022

Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. They must write a 250-750-word essay about the topic provided (ending human trafficking).

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Gen and Kelly Tenabe Scholarship - 9th to 12th Grade

Awards are as follows: $1,000 (1 winner)

Due: December 31, 2022

This scholarship is being offered by award-winning authors on the college entry and admissions process. Students write a 250 word or less personal statement. Students are judged solely on their personal statements.

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Easton NFAA Scholarship Program - 9th to 12th Grade

Awards are as follows: $2,500 - $5000 (number of awards is not designated)

Due: December 31, 2022

Applicants must be a National Field Archery Association member or on the NAA / USA Archery team. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

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Power of Resilience Scholarship - 12th Grade

Awards are as follows: $1,000 (1 Award)

Due: December 31, 2022


The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0. They must submit an essay discussing a serious life challenge they encountered and how they have overcome that challenge.

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GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows:$10,000 that can be renewed for four years (40 awards)

Due: January 5, 2023

The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0. They must demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

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Ron Brown Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $40,000 (50 winners)

Due: January 5, 2023

The applicant must identify as Black / African American. They must demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service work, and demonstrate financial need.

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Profile in Courage - 9th to 12th Grade

Awards are as follows: $100 to $10,000 (15 winners)

Due: January 5, 2023

The applicant must describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who has served on or after 1917.

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Dr. Meme Heineman Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $100 to $10,000 (15 winners)

Due: January 14, 2023

This scholarship is intended for a senior that plans on majoring in Applied Behavior Analysis. The applicant must write a 1,000 word or less essay about how they can benefit the field from their scholarly undertaking.

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Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $100 to $10,000 (15 winners)

Due: January 15, 2023

Applicants must be US citizens planning a career in government service. Applicants must write a one-page essay indicating why they plan to pursue a career in government service including any inspiration derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.

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Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $1,000 (1 award)

Due: February 10, 2023

The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. They must submit an essay regarding preventative measures they have put in place to avoid texting while driving.

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Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $1,300 (20 awards)

Due: February 10, 2023

The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA. They must write a 400-600-word essay regarding what they value most about themselves and how this has helped them on their life journey.

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Children of Warriors National Scholarship - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $5,000 (3 awards in this region)

Due: March 1, 2023

The applicant must excel in academics at school and participate in volunteer activities outside of school. They must be a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or great-grandson of veterans who served in the Armed Forces.

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Van Wall John Deere Tech Program - Seniors only

Full Tuition Scholarships are given to anyone that completes the program

Due: N/A

Students that complete this program through Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa, or Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska, are eligible for free tuition, paid on-the-job training, a $2,500 tool credit, discounted tools, and a local relationship with a sponsoring location.

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Point University

Full Tuition Scholarships are given to anyone that completes the program

Due: N/A

Eligible to Chick-fil-A employees. Must work at least 25 hours per week. Must be employed for a minimum of 60 days to be applicable. Certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees are offered.

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STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award (IGHSAU) - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $15,000 (1 winner) and $1,000 (5 winners)

Due: December 31, 2022

The E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award is a scholarship established in tribute to the man most responsible for making the “Iowa Girl” number one in the nation. The profile of the recipient should reflect discipline, perseverance, character, superior athletic skill, leadership, academic achievement, and citizenship traits that have personified the life and expectation of the late Dr. E. Wayne Cooley. The applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), must have participated in at least two sports each year of high school, shall have earned at least one varsity letter in a minimum of two sports, must be enrolled full-time in an IGHSAU member school, must be an Iowa resident, must attend an Iowa college or university, and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout her college career.

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2022-23 IHSADA-NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarshipo (Seniors Only)

Awards are as follows: $1,500 (1 male and 1 female winner in District); $2,500 (1 male and 1 female winner in the state)

Due: January 13, 2023

Applicants must have at least a B+ average, or be in the top 25% of their class, or have at least a 24 cumulative score on the ACT. Applicants must have participated in at least two sports for two years during their high school experience. They must have at least one varsity letter in at least two sports. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from their athletic director (Nic Scandrett). The principal or athletic director must sign the application to verify everything is correct.

Contact Nic Scandrett for more information


Robert Smiley Scholarship Award (IGHSAU) - Seniors Only

Awards are as follows: $1,000 (1 winner)

Due: April 3, 2023

The late Robert Smiley had an appreciation for the underdog. This scholarship is awarded to an Iowa High School girl senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The girl must have lettered in at least one sport each year during her high school experience. The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation and a 200-word essay or less stating how she faced and overcame adversity. Once these requirements are completed, submit your letters of recommendation and essay to Mr. Brown. Only one student can be selected from the school, and we will fill out the application together if selected.


Karen Brown (IGHSAU) - Seniors only

Awards are as follows: $2,500 (2 winners)

Due: April 3, 2023

The applicant must have a 3.00 Cumulative High School GPA or higher, have participated in at least one IGHSAU sanctioned sport in high school, and plan on a degree in a sports-related field: athletic administration, coaching, sport management, athletic training, event operations, marketing, media relations, sports journalism, etc. Come to Mr. Brown if you wish to fill out this application.

SIOUXLAND OPPORTUNITIES

Ben Uhl and Sarah Murray Scholarship (Seniors only)

Awards are as follows: $1.000 (1 winner)

Due: February 1, 2023

Applicants must reside in Woodbury County, Iowa; Cherokee County, Iowa; Plymouth County, Iowa; or Wayne County, Nebraska. They must have at least a 2.5 GPA. They must plan on pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree. Preference will be given to applicants that are involved while in high school in extracurricular activities, volunteer service work, and work experience.

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Col. V. Thomas Considine Scholarship (Seniors only)

Awards are as follows: $500 (1 winner)

Due: February 1, 2023

Applicants must be the child or dependent of a family member that is currently serving on the 185th Iowa National Guard Unit. Applicants are selected based on scholastic performance, volunteer service, work history, and essay evaluation.

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Empirical Scholarship (Seniors only)

Awards are as follows: $2,000 (1 winner)

Due: February 1, 2023


Applicants must be a dependent of a full-time employee of Empirical Inc (formerly BPI). The applicant should have a 2.5 or higher GPA, participate in part or full-time work, and complete volunteer work outside of school.

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Flight Crew United 232 Scholarship (Seniors only)

Awards are as follows: $2,500 (1 winner)

Due: February 1, 2023

Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical / health science field. The applicant must intend to attend Briar Cliff University, Morningside University, Western Iowa Tech, or St. Luke’s College. Selection criteria is based on scholastic performance, ACT scores, community service, work history, and essay evaluation. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.

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Great West Casualty Company Scholarship (Seniors only)

Awards are as follows: $1,500 (1 winner)

Due: February 1, 2023


Applicants must be the son or daughter of an employee of GreatWest Casualty (parents must have worked for the organization for at least one year). Decisions are made based on class rank, scholastic performance, ACT scores, and essay evaluation. Applicants must submit a high school transcript and one letter of recommendation.

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