DMACC and Other Scholarship Opportunities

When looking at any scholarship, pay close attention to any application deadlines so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by public and private agencies, organizations, colleges, and universities. Recipients are selected based on scholastic aptitude, essay, and financial need. Minimum or maximum awards vary. Scholarships are gift aid and do not need to be paid back. When applying for a scholarship, pay close attention to any application deadline so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities. All scholarship information can be found here.

DMACC Foundation Scholarships

Every year the DMACC Foundation receives many generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. These fundraising efforts combined with earnings from the Foundation's investments provide student scholarships to hundreds of students annually. Information on DMACC scholarships, how to apply, deadlines, and who is eligible can be found on our Foundation scholarship website.


DMACC Honors Program

Designed for students with high academic standards to expand their boundaries. Admittance into the DMACC Honors Program comes with opportunity to received merit-based Honors tuition awards. More information on the DMACC Honors program can be found here.​

 

 

​Search Outside Scholarships

 

A Place For Mom Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 15th

​Eligibility criteria:  Student interested in the fields of aging and gerontology

Abbott and Fenner Scholarships

Annual Deadline: June 14th
Eligibility criteria:  The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Ames Chapter #158

Annual Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Story, Boone, or Marshall Counties in Iowa.
  • Must be a full-time or part-time student with a declared major in accounting in a two-year, four-year or master's program.
  • Must be committed to the mission of ASWA and exhibit enthusiasm for the accounting profession.

Adair County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 15th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin/Fin Aid, at 515-965-7179 or sgrardin@dmacc.edu

​Eligibility Criteria: 

Must be majoring in a health-related field
Must be a legal resident of Adair County, Iowa.
Must be enrolled as a student or vocational student.

Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship, offered through the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI)

Annual Deadline: April 15th
  • 18 or older
  • Utilize personal assessment and/or re-entry programs available through colleges, community agencies, service groups, or career professionals
  • Reside in Polk, Dallas, Story or Warren County
Please contact Sue Rardin at 515-965-7179 for a scholarship application.

AES Engineering Scholarship

Annual Deadline: October 6th
 

AFWA Chapter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 15th

​Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Be a resident of or attend college in Story, Boone or Marshall Counties of Iowa.
  • Be a full or part-time student with a declared major in accounting in a two-year, four-year or master’s program.
  • Be committed to the mission of the AFWA and exhibit. enthusiasm for the accounting and finance professions.
For more information:  http://www.afwa.org/ames

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Iowa resident
  • Attending an eligible Iowa college or university
  • Must have graduated from an eligible Iowa high school or completed a high school equivalency diploma within the last two years
  • Be a first-time freshman in the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semesters (unless you are renewing your scholarship award)
  • Enroll for at least 3 semester hours (or the trimester or quarter equivalent) in a program leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the 2017-2018 FAFSa of $0- $8,550

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 15th

​Eligibility criteria: 

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st or September 1st
  1. Have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.  Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during the period of attendance at the American Board accredited institution.
  2. Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date (April or September) in order to be considered for a full award.  Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards.
  3. Complete all forms required by the Scholarship Committee of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and submit them prior to the above deadline dates.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.
  4. Be a citizen of the United States.

American Federation State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

For more information on the scholarships available and eligibility requirements:

http://www.afscme.org/members/advantage/education/scholarships.

American Heart Association Go Red(tm) Multicultural Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30th
  • Be female of Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin
  • Be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident of the United States
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited college, university, or allied health institution in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Complete an essay and submit two letters of recommendation with the application.

American Red Cross – Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 10th

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Have served as a Red Cross volunteer or employee
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of college credits.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited United States nursing school.
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good Academic standing.

American Welding Society Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Various

Student pursuing an Associates Degree in Welding.   Check website for more information.

Asbestos.com Scholarship

Annual Deadline: August 18th
  • *Any undergraduate student
  • 18 years and older
  • Enrolled full-time in U.S. institution
  • Essay must be between 750 & 1,500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation


Asian & PAcific Islander American (APIASF) Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: January 18th
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census. 
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.  Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply. 
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Must have filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Check web link for more information.

Autism Society of Iowa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st

Varies:  see website for more information.

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate nursing program working toward an associate or bachelor's degree
  • Non-traditional student, defined as a student that did not immediately continue their education after high school and enrollment in a college or university (at least a 3-year gap between high school and enrollment in college).

BBG Communications Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 30th

​$500 Scholarship. 1 Award

Student Eligibility:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015
  • Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.
  • Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Boone County Hospital Scholarships:

Annual Deadline: Various Deadlines

*See website for more information. ​

Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund: Children of Fallen Iowa Service Member Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 1st
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships, 515-965-7179

Child or sibling of a deceased service member that died while serving in an active military status since September 11, 2001.

Qualifying Service Member is any of the following:

  • was a resident of Iowa at the time of entering military service
  • was assigned to unit based in Iowa at the time of death
  • was a resident of Iowa at the time of death
    • Death does not have to be combat-related
    • Active military status includes active federal service in the Armed Forces,  National Guard,  or Reserves
  • Student is attending or will attend an Iowa post-secondary educational institution
  • Unique applications presented to the scholarship committee in writing will be considered on a case-by case basis.

Bright Futures Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 10th

​Student must be currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education program or related field.

Business and Professional Women of Iowa (BPW/Iowa) Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 20th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships, Ankeny Campus
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen & a resident of Iowa
  • Non-traditional student who graduated or should have graduated five (5) or more years ago before 3/31/08

For more info:  See Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships, Ankeny Campus for an application. 

Careeronestop Scholarship Search

Annual Deadline: Various

CenturyLink Quote Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 14th
  • ​Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States
  • Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-yr. or 4-yr. college or university

Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Vary

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18, or a sibling of that individual)
  • Applicant must be within Children's Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa)
  • Applicant must attend an accredited two or four year institution (trade school, college or university)
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Collision Student Scholarships

Annual Deadline: February 21st

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be currently attending (at the time of application) a school that offers an auto collision/auto body program and taking auto collision/auto body classes.
  • Applicant must have studied collision repair for at least one full semester prior to applying.**
  • Applicant’s school must have completed the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair School Solutions Survey on-line (Schools can contact us at scholarships@ed-foundation.org to see whether or not the survey has been completed.)

Community 1st Credit Union

Annual Deadline: April 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • ​Must be a high school senior with plans to be a full time student at an accredited college or university for the 2016-2017 academic school year
  • All applicants must submit a current high school transcript and have an accumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Entrants must be a member of C1st and have an account established in their name by April 1, 2016
  • All entries must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2016

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Vary

Visit website for more information on the eligibility criteria and the scholarships being offered.

Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Postmarked by April 15th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships

Student must be enrolled in an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care & minimum of 20 volunteer hours must be completed before application is submitted. (Healthcare volunteering hours are strongly preferred, but not required.)

For more information:   Contact  Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships, email: sgrardin@dmacc.edu or phone # 515-965-7179.

Des Moines Women's Club - various awards available

Annual Deadline: January 20th
  • Resident of Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story or Warren County
  • Enrolled full time at the college level 

Excellence in Ag Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 30

Feed Energy Co. of Pleasant Hill is offering two $2,500 "Excellence in Ag" scholarships to students studying agriculture at a college or university in the Midwest.

Exceptional Nurse Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 1st
  • Intend to study Nursing as a full time student
  • Documented disability 

Fastweb – several scholarships listed

Annual Deadline: Various

Go to the website and view the different available scholarships.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Annual Deadline: January 10th
  • African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • U.S. Citizen or national or legal permanent resident
  • Minimum High School 3.3 GPA or earned GED
    Intend to enroll at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the Fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria 

GoodCall Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Various
Contact Information: Visit website for more information.

Got a Spine

Annual Deadline: June 2nd

​$500 Scholarship. 1 Award.

Student Eligibility:

  • Be attending college or university no later than October of 2017.
  • Be attending college or university, in the U.S. ,  on a full-time basis by October of 2017.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian resident

Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present)
  • Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school
  • Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university

Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Graduating Iowa High School Senior
  • The scholarships are designed to assist graduating seniors in pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four year college program. The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, and books.
 

Greater Des Moines Heating and Cooling Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30, 2015

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in an HVAC program
  • Student must have completed at least two (2) terms OR be enrolled in the 2nd term at time of submitting application
  • Cum GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • At least 80% or better attendance in all classes
  • Valid, Unrestricted Driver's License

Please contact Sue Rardin at 515-965-7179 for an application.

Greater Iowa Credit Union Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College with a minimum of six credit hours (completed 15 credit hours or equivalent)
  • Member of Greater Iowa Credit Union

Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation (GCMH) Healthcare Career Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
  • Student must currently be enrolled in an accredited healthcare career program leading to licensure or a clinical laboratory degree. (see list on website)
  • Student must have completed one semester in program. 
  • Student must be enrolled at least part time (min of 6 credits)
  • Student must reside in or have graduated from a high school in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital service area of Butler, Grundy, Harding and Tama counties or currently work at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
  • Student must have a cumulative post-secondary GPA maintained at 2.5 or higher

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Annual Deadline: April 26th
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application

Home Builders Association of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st
  • Pursuing a career in the home building industry and/or related trades
  • College age student between the ages of 18-25 years.

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 10th

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Applicant must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after June 1, 2016, AND
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process, AND 
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at the time funds are disbursed.

Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Must be an Iowa resident
  • Graduation from an Iowa high school or GED
  • Admittance to, or good academic standing in an eligible program (see website for list)

Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: *40 days prior to start of a workshop
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Must be pursuing a degree in natural resources.

Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Intend to pursue automotive-related studies

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Alice Barton Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Vary - see website
  • Survivor of Domestic Violence
  • Seeking your first college degree or technical job training
  • Been referred by a local domestic violence program
  • Completed the Allstate Foundation Financial Literacy curriculum offered at your local domestic violence program.

Survivors are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all of the items listed above.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Annual Deadline: Varies
See website for more information.

Iowa Court Reporters Association (ICRA) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st and September 1st
Contact Information: *See Website for more information

Linda M. Dona Scholarship

Annual Deadline: September 1st

Eligibility criteria:

Must be enrolled in a Realtime Reporting Major in either Judicial or Captioning/CART Services
Must be attending DMACC.

Mary L. Brown Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility criteria:

Must be enrolled in a Realtime Reporting Major in either Judicial or Captioning/CART Services
Must be attending DMACC.

Iowa Dental Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Student seeking education or further education in the fields of dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental lab technician.

Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 1st

​Eligibility Criteria:

* Resident of the State of Iowa
*A high school senior OR non-traditional student returning to college in the State of Iowa.
 *Currently a full-time student at any college, university, or community college in the State of Iowa.
 *An Environmental Health major or related field.        

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Must be son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau Member
  • Maintain minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Full-time student (12 credit hours)
  • See Website for list of eligible programs

Iowa Firefighter's Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 15th
  • Pursuing fire science degree while enrolled full time

Iowa Funeral Directors Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: February 28th

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a legal Iowa resident and intend to practice funeral service in Iowa upon graduation
  • Have completed two years and have accumulated 60 credits at an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled in and attending a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during a period of attendance at the American Board accredited program
  • Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date in order to be considered for an award.

Iowa Grocery Industry Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st

High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:

  • Sons or daughters of full-time employees at firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.
  • Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. 

Iowa Heart Foundation Scholarships

Annual Deadline: June 1st

For eligibility criteria and more information go to our website

Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Healthcare Career Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 30th
  • Student must be currently enrolled in one of the healthcare careers listed on the application form.
  • Be willing to work for one year in an Iowa hospital in the career designated following graduation.

Iowa Motor Truck Association

Annual Deadline: March 15th
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Intend to enroll in any Iowa educational institution  

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grants (NGEAP)

Annual Deadline: July 1st (Fall) & December 1st (Spring)

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Iowa resident
  • Member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits
  • Satisfactorily complete required Guard training
  • Maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty
  • Pursue a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa College or university (students with BA degrees are not eligible to participate even if pursuing a second BA degree) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Iowa National Guard Officers Association (INGOA) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: July 1st (Fall) & December 1st (Spring)
  • Be a current member of the Iowa National Guard in good standing with their unit and with the college or university that the member is attending.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 17th
  • Iowa college student
  • Pursuing career in newspaper industry

Iowa Pork Producers Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Iowa Resident
  • Major in Ag-related field with emphasis on swine production
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA 

Iowa PTA Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Graduating senior of an Iowa public high school within a PTA school district
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Intend to enroll full-time at an accredited Iowa educational institution 
 

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30th
  • Interested in a career in the concrete construction industry
  • Sophomore status
  • Seeking a degree in an area of study that would benefit your preparedness for a potential career in the ready mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

Annual Deadline: February 1st
  • Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school
  • Proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, folk/traditional arts, and/or visual arts
  • Accepted as a full-time student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university majoring in an art field  

Iowa School Buildings & Grounds Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of post secondary education with a GPA of at least 2.25. (Transcripts required)
  • Any college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior who is a legal dependent of a member in good standing is eligible to apply.
  • Must be a dependent of a custodian, maintenance, or Buildings and Grounds Supervisor of a member district of the ISBGA.
  • Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s U-bill.
  • Must be in undergraduate study at any secondary education Iowa College or University.
  • Must complete application form in total.

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 1st
  • This scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

James B. Morris Scholarship Fund

Annual Deadline: March 15th
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Iowa high school graduate & resident of Iowa OR a Non-Iowa resident attending an Iowa college or university

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Annual Deadline: March 17th

Eligibility Requirements:   Female, age 35  or older; Low-Income (See website for income guidelines), U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S., pursuing a technical or vocational education, an Associates Degree or first bachelor's degree. & enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Annual Deadline: September 1st

​Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or higher.

Larry W. Carter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 15th
  • African-American Iowa resident
     

Latinos Unidos College Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 16th
  • Latino
  • Intend to attend an Iowa college 

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st
  • High school senior with a learning disability

LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  •  U.S. Citizen
  •  Age 17-24
  •  Have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian
  •  Currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a college,    university or trade school within the United States.
  • Applications accepted February 1st to March 1st.

LifeServe Blood Center Scholarship

Annual Deadline: *See website for further details*
  • LifeServe will award a $500 scholarship to students who organize a successful blood drive during specified dates in summer months (Memorial Day-Labor Day) or winter months (December-January). 
  • To be eligible to win, students must recruit donors and meet a minimum of 30 procedures at their blood drive. 

Louie and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation

Annual Deadline: April 3rd

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Cass County high school graduate
  • Must be enrolled in, have been accepted to and will be attending a college of nursing or medicine, leading to an LPN, RN or MD degree.

Louise Rosenfeld Vocational Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 15th
Contact Information: Please contact Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships, at 515-965-7179 for an application.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Must be a woman resident of Story County
  • Must be 23 years or older
  • Must be seeking to further her education or improve her vocational skills

Marine Credit Union Scholarship Programs

Annual Deadline: February 10th

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Student or his/her parents must be members in good standing of Marine Credit Union (MCU) as of the application deadline.
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time collegiate student during the next academic year.

Mary E. Wood Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 15th
  • African-American
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency

Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 15th

​College student interested in a career in Masonry, Construction, Design, Engineering or Architecture.

McGregor Scholarship - Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Annual Deadline: April 15th

​ Eligibility criteria:    

  • Blind or visually impaired* prior to reaching the age of 21
  • An Iowa resident for at least twelve months preceding the application date
  • A high school graduate or a graduating senior, or a GED recipient
  • Applying for the scholarship within eight (8) years of  high school graduation date or GED completion date
  • Pursuing a post-secondary course of study on a full-time** basis in a degree program from an accredited college, university, or vocational institution within the United States
  • Maintaining a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average

Mediacom World Class Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 11th
  • Resident of community served by North Central Division of Mediacom

Military Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: For more information visit the website.

Eligibility criteria:  Student currently enrolled in an accredited construction-related, post-secondary program with a 2.5 or higher Cumulative GPA

Minority Student Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be legally blind in both eyes
  • Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Pursue or plan to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time)
  • Participate in the entire national Federation of the Blind national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

National Garden Clubs Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: February 1st
  • Must be a junior or senior at a 4-yr. institution.  Sophomores can make application for their junior year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be full-time student
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.25 or higher
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: January 15th

​For eligibility criteria and more information visit our website.

Northeast Webster County (NEW) Cooperative Agriculture Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 3rd

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Applicant must be a NEW Cooperative member, a dependent of a NEW Cooperative member, or a dependent of a full-time NEW Cooperative employee at the time of application.
  • Must be a full-time student accepted in an accredited agriculture program.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: July 17th

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field.
  • Open worldwide.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) with a declared major in a science related field.

 

NURSE Corps Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 22nd

​More information, application, and contact information can be found at website.

P.E.O. International Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

Pella Regional Health Center: Mary Evers Nursing Scholarship,

Annual Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Pursuing a nursing career
  • Resident of the Pella Community School District OR An employee of Pella Regional Health Center

*Applications are available in the guidance offices at the high schools or at the front desk of the hospital.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies
See website for more details.

Prairie Meadows Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Graduating senior from a high school in Polk County
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted at an accredited Iowa institution

Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Graduating High School senior
  • Outstanding citizen and scholar
  • Intend to pursue humanitarian degree 

Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Iowa Chapter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
Eligibility criteria:  Must be enrolled or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management with the following priority: be accepted to or attend an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in Iowa in any field related to project management; AND demonstrate an interest in project management.

Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 30th
  • ​Applicants must be a resident of Iowa
  • Accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school within the State of Iowa.
  • Majoring in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 10th
  • Iowa resident
  • Attend or plan to attend an Iowa college or university
     

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Annual Deadline: Varies

For more information see the website.

Scholarships for Military Families

Annual Deadline: Varies

​*See website for more information.

Scholarships For Minority Students

Annual Deadline: Varies

Scholarships for Women

Annual Deadline: Varies - see website for further details

Scholarships.com

Annual Deadline: Varies

Online Scholarship Search​

Shopko Teammate and Family Member Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1

​Eligibility Criteria:

  • The scholarship program is open to full-time or part-time Shopko teammates and their dependent children under the age of 24 (as of July 1, 2016). Applicants who are children of Shopko
    teammates must be dependent on a Shopko teammate for over 50% of their cost of living. Shopko teammates must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1, 2016.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 30th
  • Jasper county student pursuing a health related degree

Soroptimist International of Des Moines - Women's Opportunity Awards

Annual Deadline: November 15th
  • Female head of the household, with primary financial responsibility supporting their family (including children, a spouse and parents);
  • Attending, or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program;
  • Demonstration of financial need

Spina Bifida Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

For more info visit our website​

St. Anthony Regional Hospital Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 31st
  • Pursuing education in a healthcare field

Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF)

Annual Deadline: May 15th
  • Female student
  • U.S. citizen
  • Resident of Polk, Warren or Dallas Counties in Iowa
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
 

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood(r) Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: July 31st-Fall; November 15th for Spring; April 30th for Summer
  • Work in a regulated preschool, child care center, or home program with children birth to age 5
  • Have worked in current program for at least 3 months & be working 30 hours per week (or all the hours your preschool offers programming if less than 30 hours per week. )
  • Be working towards an Early Childhood Degree, credential, or endorsement at an Iowa College
  • Support of your employer and proof of participation in a quality initiative (such as QRS, Head Start, or NAEYC accreditation)

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

Annual Deadline: March 1st

African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian

  • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences
  • Students intending to enter Pre-Med of Pharmacy programs are not eligible for this scholarship.  

The American Council of the Blind Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 15th

Eli​gibility Criteria:

  • ​ *Must provide certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer
  • Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school

The Carver Scholars Program

Annual Deadline: April 1st

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

The Iowa Corn Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: February 3rd

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa.
  • Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member of son/daughter of an ICGA member.

The Iowa Golf Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 17th
  • Graduating High School senior
  • Resident of Iowa

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 1st / Spring Semester; March 31st / Fall Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
  • Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: October 27th
  • Current undergraduate college student at an eligible two- or four-year college or university
  • Enrolled by September 2013
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Undocumented Student Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Various Deadlines

For further details, please visit the website listed above.

United States Bowling Congress Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

See website for eligibility criteria.

Veridian Credit Union Undergraduate Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 5th
  • Must be a Veridian member in good standing with an account in their own name.
  • Veridian staff, directors and their immediate relatives are not eligible.

 

Walmart Associate Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Can apply from January 5th thru April 1st
Contact Information: See your store location for more details
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S. 
  • Must be employed with any division of Walmart for at least 6 consecutive months prior to the application due date. 
  • Must have earned a high school diploma, home school diploma or GED. 
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.

Women In Defense (WID) HORIZONS Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 12th
  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college; 
  • Must be an undergraduate who has earned at least 60 credit hours; 
  • Pursuing a career related to national security or defense; 
  • Demonstrate financial need; 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25; 
  • Must be a female; 
  • Must be a U.S citizen

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 2nd
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a Green Card
  • Intend to pursue a degree and career in an art or design field
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minority preference