Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year will be listed below as they become available.
Sander, Denny L. Memorial Scholarship – The Denny L. Sander Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating student-athlete from Clinton High School. Denny graduated from CHS in 1966, where he was a four-sport athlete. He was leader in football, basketball, track and baseball. He was a member of Clinton High’s 1964 state championship in baseball. After high school, he was offered a minor league contract with the New York Mets, but turned down the offer and attended college, knowing the importance of an education. Denny’s college career hit a road bump when he was drafted for the Vietnam War. After the war, he returned to college to complete his degree. Denny returned to the Clinton community after college and continued to participate in sports of all kinds. He enjoyed coaching youth sports and seeing area athletes grow up and attend CHS. Eligibility Requirements include: student athlete for at least 3 years and has demonstrated leadership, character, coachable qualities in the classroom and in the sport(s) they participate in. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all 4 years of school. Be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year school or trade school. Obtain one letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, or advisor. Submit an essay how you feel athletics has helped you become the person you are today, and what it will do for your future. Completed application and documentation are due in the counseling office on or before Friday, April 23, 2021. Deadline: April 23, 2021
DuTrac Community Credit Union Scholarship – DuTrac’s Academic Scholarship Program is available to graduating seniors who are members in good standing for at least one year with DuTrac. Up to seven (4-$500 and 3-$1000) non- renewable scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who plan to attend an accredited community college trade school, technical college or university. There are two different options available to apply for this scholarship 1. Type and submit an essay, double-spaced, containing a minimum for 500 words, or 2. Create a 60-90 second in length video on the following topic: When planning to obtain additional education after high school, no matter where in the world you attend, you can take DuTrac and its services with you. Which DuTrac services, and helpful information, will you need, and possibly require, as you start post-secondary education? Essay and video entries must be submitted by Friday, March 26, 2021. Rules, guidelines and judging can be found at: https://www.dutrac.org/resources/scholarship Submit complete application, essay, most recent high school transcript, and a copy of the college acceptance to any DuTrac Community Credit Union office no later than Friday, March 26, 2021. Deadline: March 26, 202
Iowa Credit Union Foundation, Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, provides scholarships for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2021 and scholarships for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2021. Applicants must have an account established in his or her name and be a “member in good standing” at a credit union that is a member of the Iowa Credit Union League. The high school scholarship is open to any high school student planning to enter college. The post-high school scholarship is open to any person who is continuing education and current college students. The scholarship awards range from $1000 to $3000. Entrants are required to write an essay on the following topic: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on personal health and financial well-being for many in our community. Thousands of Iowans have lost jobs or experienced reduced work hours, highlighting the critical need for access to emergency savings. Please share strategies that encourage or incent savings and how your credit union can assist. Consider sharing personal examples in this essay. For more information go to: https://www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org. For online application go to: https://scholarsavvy.com. Deadline: February 5, 2021
Iowa School Counselor Association Scholarship – Applicants must be 12th grade students attending high school in Iowa. Applicant must submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career. Applications are due by January 8, 2021. The winner will be announced during National School Counseling Week. Applications should be submitted online at: http://www.iowaschoolcounselors.org/ISCAscholarship Deadline: January 8, 2021
ISU College of Engineering Scholarships – In addition to university-awarded scholarships, each year the College of Engineering grants approximately $3 million in scholarships to engineering students. Scholarship eligibility for incoming students is based on a high school GPA of 3.6 or higher. The scholarship award for Iowa residents is $2600/year if selected. Students are required to achieve a 2.7 cumulative GPA in Fall 2021, remain enrolled in the College of Engineering, and complete an online scholarship application in November 2021 to continue the award the second year. The engineering scholarship application will include two essay questions. Students must accept the offer of admission by May 1, 2021 in order to receive any scholarship they may be offered. To fill out an application go to: www.engineering.iastate.edu/student-services/scholarships Deadline: December 15, 2020
ISU Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship – This $2250.00 scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman at Iowa State who is enrolled in the College of Human Sciences. Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and living in one of these Iowa counties: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine or Scott County, with first preference to female students from rural areas in Scott County. Selection is made on the basis of above average academic work and demonstrated leadership and involvement in community, school, professional organizations and/or work activities. To be considered for this award, students must complete the 2021-22 online scholarship application (OneApp), submit a 2021-22 Free Application Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an offer of admission to Iowa State University by December 1, 2020. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. Link for OneApp: http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/ . You can find a complete listing of awards, additional scholarship resources and student financial aid information on the student financial aid website: www.financialaid.iastate.edu. FAFSA priority deadline: December 1, 2020 and online “OneApp” application deadline: December 15, 2020. Deadline: December 15, 2020
UI Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – The Pearl Hull Falk Trust administered by Midwest One Bank will award $5000 scholarships to worthy students of good character and scholastic ability. Each recipient of the Scholarship must be: of the Protestant faith, a resident of the state of Iowa, and a full-time student at the Univ. of Iowa. Additional requirements: transcript, 450-500 word personal statement, letter of reference, file a FAFSA and include a copy of the Award Notification letter with their completed application. Applicant must also complete an Authorization for Release of Information and submit it directly to the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Iowa. Applications are available in the counseling office. All applicants will be notified by mail of their award status by August 2, 2021. Deadline: May 3, 2021.
Quad Cities Community Foundation – The Quad Cities Community Foundation will award over $500,000 in scholarships to more than 75 Quad City area students. The application process is simple: students should visit https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships , browse scholarship listings organized by financial need or other criteria. On November 1st, they will click the “APPLY” button to create an account and complete the application. Based on your responses to the questions, the system will automatically show you all the scholarship applications for which they are eligible. Key points: All applications are accepted online only. Due dates listed on the website are for all parts of the application including recommendation letters and transcripts. Late applications are never accepted unless there is a failure with the online system. Many scholarships are available both to high school seniors and people who have already graduated. Important dates: Online application opens on November 1st and the deadline to submit online applications is February 15, 2021. Deadline: February 15, 2021
Quad City (Iowa/Illinois) Regional Auto Show Scholarships – The Quad City (Iowa/Illinois) Regional Auto Show offers multiple scholarships for students planning to attend two or four year colleges or university and scholarships for students interested in attending an automotive technical/trade school. Applicants must be residents of the following counties in Iowa: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott. Illinois counties of: Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren and Whiteside. The criteria for the College Bound Scholarship is: residency in one of the Iowa or Illinois counties listed above, applicant will have worked or have a parent or guardian working in a new car dealership within the last calendar year and located within one of the eligible counties. Other factors to be considered are: financial need, essay discussing future aspirations and career goals, 2 letters of recommendation including one from the dealership, extracurricular activities and volunteer or work experience and academic achievement in high school. Criteria for the Trade School Scholarship is: residency in one of the Iowa or Illinois counties listed above, a current senior or a recent grad of high school, financial need is a consideration, but is not the overriding factor, a short essay discussing future aspirations/aims and one letter of recommendation. Applications for both scholarships are to be completed online at: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=qccfscholarships Deadline: January 8, 2021
Iowa Section PGA Scholarship – The Charlie Burkart Golf Scholarship is available to any graduating senior residing within the boundaries of the state of Iowa or western Illinois. At least one high school graduate will be the 2020 recipient of $1500 per year for four years at a college or university of their choice. Other previously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible. Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need. Applicants should submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation (may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family connection.), and include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans and financial need. Applicant is requested to send a list of other scholarships they have applied for and those that they have received. Additional scholarship information may be found and copies of the application may be downloaded at the following website: https://www.iowapgajuniorgolf.com/charlie-burkart/ Applications must be mailed/emailed by June 18, 2021. Email address: email@example.com Deadline: June 18, 2021
ISU Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards – The Hixson Opportunity Award is a grant of $18,000 to be used at Iowa State University. The scholarship is made possible through gifts from Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, and is awarded annually to 100 Iowa Students. Criteria for eligibility: students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. Students must be Iowa residents and possess the potential to succeed, must be admissible to Iowa State University, and demonstrate extreme financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. The online Hixson Award application is available at http://www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu/. Application procedures are: Complete FAFSA by December 1st , complete the Iowa State University admission process by December 15 and complete the online Hixson application by December 15th. Deadlines: December 1 – FAFSA and December 15, 2020 – Scholarship & ISU admission application.
Trudy Proehl Memorial Scholarship – This is a $2,000 scholarship available to one senior in memory of Trudy Proehl who taught social studies at Washington Middle School in Clinton from 1949 until retiring in 1985. Trudy grew up in Iowa City and graduated from Iowa City High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1947 and a master’s degree from Colorado State in 1954. Scholarship recipient must be accepted to a four-year college/university and have a need for financial assistance. Applicants must complete application, provide two letters of recommendation, and write a 500 or more word essay describing how they have incorporated the CHS Trident ideals of fighting spirit, traditions, and loyalty into their high school career. All application materials are due in the school counseling office on or before April 16th. Deadline: April 16, 2021
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship – Seniors have the chance to win one of 30-$2000 college scholarships, plus each recipient’s high school receives a complementary award that can be used for college scholarship or financial literacy programs. This opportunity is open to legal U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of Iowa; are seniors at an Iowa high school during the 2020-2021 school year; and attend college in the fall of 2021. To enter students should register online at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship between the dates of October 19 and February 26, 2021. Once registered, then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment. Scholarships are awarded to the 30 students with the highest scores. A tiebreaker may be required. Deadline: February 26, 2021.
CHS Class of 1953 Scholarship – A scholarship formed by members of the Clinton High graduating Class of 1953 will award one $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors. This scholarship is open to all seniors entering any field of study. Application requirements: recipient must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, GPA of 2.5 or better, provide 2 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, 500-word essay on why you are deserving of scholarship, list of school/community involvement, financial need, and completed application. Scholarship application and documentation are due in the counseling office on or before April 14, 2021. Deadline: April 14, 2021.
Hannah Birt-Steeg Memorial Scholarship – A $500 memorial scholarship was established by the family and friends of Hannah Birt-Steeg. The scholarship is to be awarded to a Clinton High School student who is involved in one or more of the following activities: performing arts, volunteering, or sports. Requirements include one letter of recommendation, GPA of 3.0 or higher, one page essay stating why you are deserving of this scholarship and the completed application. Once completed, application materials should be returned to the School Counseling Office. Deadline: April 16, 2021
American Legion, Second District of Iowa, Merit Awards (not related to vet.) – Two $500 general Merit Awards will be available to graduating seniors residing in the American Legion Second District of Iowa (Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Linn, Jones, or Scott counties) who plan to attend college in the state of Iowa. It is not necessary to be related to a member of the American Legion or Auxiliary. Awards will be sent to the student after proof of completion of the first semester of the freshman year and proof of enrollment for the second semester. Applicants must complete an application; provide personal letter and copy of transcript. All application materials must be mailed and received no later than March 15, 2021. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
Grace I. and Mary E. Disbrow Scholarship – The Grace I. and Mary E. Disbrow scholarship was established in 2006 and will award a graduating senior a scholarship of $2,500. Grace and Mary, who both lived into their 90’s were sisters raised and educated in Clinton. Grace received a master’s degree from the University of Iowa and taught at Lyons Junior High School for 40 years. Mary was also well educated, with degrees from Grinnell College and St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Mary also served in the Navy for 14 years as well as working as a medical librarian for various hospitals. Applicants must rank in the top half of their class, complete the application, write a letter explaining why they should be selected and submit two letters of reference. Financial need of the applicant will also be considered. Applications are available in the counseling office. Once completed, application materials should be returned to the School Counseling Office. Deadline: March 26, 2021.
A.H. Dall Scholarship – This local scholarship of $1000 is in memory of A.H. Dall, who was mayor of Clinton from 1956 to 1966. It is to be awarded annually beginning with the Clinton High School Class of 1965, to a worthy MALE member of each graduating class. Selection is based on class rank, scholastic achievements, potential for further success, and financial need. The application and two letters of recommendation should be returned to the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 26, 2021.
Lt. Eric Hosette Scholarship – Lt. Eric Hosette made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on January 5, 2019. Hosette will forever be remembered as a true hero who answered his final call doing what he loved to do. To honor Eric’s service and dedication to the City of Clinton, the Lt. Eric Hosette Scholarship has been created for one student from Clinton High School to begin their career as a firefighter or paramedic. Each year a scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from Clinton High School who has the intent to serve in a public safety capacity. One tuition scholarship will be awarded for EMT-B certification (Fire, EMS). Applications will be judged on the basis of the following criteria: class standing, letter of recommendation, essay, and location the applicant will serve once certification is completed. If there are no qualified applicants, no award will be made for that year. This year the scholarship will be in the amount of: $1,600 to cover the cost of one class towards the EMT-B Certification. Scholarship criteria: Goal is to receive your EMT-B Certificate and gain a career as a Paramedic or Fighter. Must be a graduating high school senior in the academic year of 2021, minimum 2.75 GPA based on a 4.0 grading system, two letters of recommendation and a two page or less typed, double spaced essay covering the following question: Describe what you think are the core characteristics that a service member or first responder embodies. If awarded the Lt. Eric Hosette Scholarship, how do you intend to embody those same characteristics in your everyday life, future education, expected location of career and career goals? Completed applications are due in the Counseling Office on or before March 15, 2021. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial “Athletic” Scholarship – The $500 Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial Athletic Scholarship goal is to recognize and reward a student athlete who has contributed to his or her team on and off the field. Jack & Gerry were avid sports fans and attended many CHS sporting events, watching their children and grandchildren participate. The Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial Athletic Scholarship will be awarded to any graduating senior from Clinton High School who: is or has been a student-athlete and has demonstrated leadership skills both in the classroom and in the sports that they participated in. Must have maintained a “B” average in the classroom, be enrolled or planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college full-time. Prefer one letter of recommendation from a coach. Applicants should submit a short essay stating why they are deserving of this award. Scholarship will be awarded to an athlete who is NOT receiving a full athletic scholarship. The Voss family will review all applications and select the recipient based on their accomplishments. Applications, essay, and letter of recommendation are due in the counseling office on or before April 16, 2021. Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend. Deadline: April 16, 2021.
Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial “Trade” Scholarship – Jack Voss owned and operated Voss Brothers Plumbing & Heating in Clinton, Iowa for over 50 years! His wife, Gerry, worked alongside of Jack as well, until their passing. Their son, Jeff, is currently operating the business. Jack & Gerry were very generous to the community and that is why their family is honoring their memory with a Memorial “Trade” Scholarship. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Clinton High School who has been enrolled in a trade program and who plans on pursuing a Trade in a post high school program. The scholarship money will be sent to the Institution the recipient plans to attend. Preference will be given to someone entering the Plumbing field, but consideration will be given to anyone entering a Building or Industrial trade. Applicant should submit a short essay stating why they are deserving of this scholarship. Applications and essay should be turned into the counseling office on or before April 16, 2021. Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend. Deadline: April 16, 2021.
Lauz, Dr. Greg Educational Scholarship – This $200 scholarship was bequeathed by Dr. Greg Lauz who served the Clinton area as a pediatrician for over 20 years. The scholarship will go to a student that will be majoring in Humanities and attending a 4-year educational institution. Application requirements include: one letter of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, transcript, listing of school & community involvement, attend 4-year educational institution and completed application. The CHS Scholarship Committee members will select one recipient for this scholarship. Applications should be returned to the Counseling Office by April 16, 2021. Deadline: April 16, 2021.
Robert & Julia Ann Hackett Scholarship – The Hackett Scholarship is in memory of Robert and Julia Ann Hackett who were born in Clinton during the 1920’s. Julia Ann attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Schools. Robert attended Clinton public schools through 11th grade, when he enlisted in the US Navy during World War II. They opened Hackett’s Jewelry and ran a successful business for several decades. Both loved and were proud of the Clinton community and attribute their success to their education and would like to give back by offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has attended Clinton Community Schools grades K thru 12. Recipient may use scholarship for a two-year college, trade school or a four-year college/university. Application and a 500 word or less essay must be completed and turned into the CHS Counseling Office. Deadline: April 30, 2021
Trade, Technical, and Industrial Scholarship – A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a CHS senior who has taken a minimum of three trimester/semester credit hours of Industrial Technology or Vocational courses. Applicants must complete an application and include a copy of their transcript. Application and transcript should be returned to the CHS Counseling Office. The Trade, Technical and Industrial Scholarship selection committee may conduct scholarship interviews prior to selecting the scholarship recipient. The recipient will select a Trade or Vocational school or college, to be approved by the committee, which he or she wishes to attend. After admission is assured, the scholarship will be sent to the college and credited to their account. The recipient will be expected to attend Senior Convocation in May. The scholarship will be presented to the winner by a member of the scholarship committee at Convocation. Deadline: April 19, 2021
Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship – The Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship will award a $1000 scholarship to a student athlete who has consistently exhibited selfless dedication and integrity to team and school as well as a strong work ethic throughout their high school career. Eligibility requirements include: graduating senior from Clinton High School, currently is or has been a student-athlete, and has demonstrated leadership skills both in the classroom and in the sports that they participated in. Have minimum GPA of 3.0. Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Provide a letter of recommendation from a minimum of one coach, teacher, or class advisor; submit a short essay on what the applicant’s experience and thoughts are on what character, leadership, teamwork and work ethic means to them and how they may have demonstrated these traits. Preferred Requirement: Participating in collegiate athletics, but was not awarded a full-tuition athletic scholarship. Members of the CHS Administrative team will select the recipient. Completed applications are due in the CHS Counseling Office on or before April 16, 2021.
Emil E. Johannsen Scholarships – Emil E. Johannsen was a Clinton native that never had a college education. He was a decorated U. S. Army veteran who lived quietly at Clinton’s Lafayette Hotel until his death in 1998 at the age of 81. He never lived to where you thought he had any money and was a person that appreciated what you could do with an education and wanted to quietly help people. Upon his death Johannsen’s estate created five tuition scholarships of $1000 each for Clinton High School seniors and one $1000 tuition scholarship for one Prince of Peace Academy senior. The scholarship awards will be based on need and academic performance. First consideration shall be given to students planning to attend Clinton Community College but those going elsewhere should also apply. Transcript, one letter of recommendation and essay questions must be included with application. Application materials should be returned to the Counseling Office by April 14th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship. Deadline: April 14, 2021
Mount Mercy University, Catherine McAuley Scholarship – This scholarship provides free tuition to incoming new freshmen entering college the fall of 2021. Students are automatically considered for the Catherine McAuley Scholarship upon admittance to Mount Mercy University with family incomes of $50,000 or less annually. Applicant must be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school. Be admitted as a new freshmen to Mount Mercy. Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year and file the FAFSA prior to July 1 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility. Additionally, to maintain the scholarship from year to year, students will need to show satisfactory academic progress and participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus. Students become eligible for this scholarship by completing the Mount Mercy application at: https://www.mtmercy.edu/free-tuition
Jeffery R. Yaddof Auto-Mechanic Scholarship – This $100 scholarship is awarded to a CHS graduate who plans to pursue a career in auto mechanics or another vocational trade. Applicants must have been enrolled in the auto mechanics courses at Clinton High School. Criteria shall include: attendance, interest, and ability, but a student’s grades shall not be the sole factor, and the scholarship need not be given to the student with the highest grade in the auto mechanics course. The scholarship recipient shall be selected by the senior class administrator, senior class counselor and designated CHS teacher. If in the opinion of the selection committee, no student in the auto mechanics course deserves the scholarship, or there are no students in that course for any reason, the Jeffery Yaddof Scholarship may be given to a graduating senior who has been enrolled in either building trades or welding, or a similar course at CHS. Application and transcript must be returned to the school counseling office on or before April 23rd. Deadline: April 23, 2021.
Van Atta, Gladys E. – This $250 scholarship was bequeathed by Gladys E. Van Atta who retired from teaching Home Economics at Washington Middle School after 34 years. The scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Clinton High School student entering the field of Consumer Sciences (i.e. culinary arts, textile & fashion design, child and human development, nutrition & food service). Application requirements include: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, high school transcript, 500-word essay, list of school and community involvement, completed application and entering the field of Consumer Sciences. Completed applications must be returned to the Counseling Office by April 16th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship. Deadline: April 16, 2021.
Olson, Lillian V. Scholarship –The $1,500 scholarship bequeathed by Lillian V. Olson is to be utilized by a graduating CHS senior entering any field of post-secondary education. Lillian taught 5th grade at Longfellow School before her retirement. Lillian was passionate about teaching and was a generous community member. Application requirements include: two letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or higher, transcript, 500-word essay, list of school and community involvement, and completed application. Applications are due in the CHS counseling office by April 23th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college attending in the fall. Deadline: April 23, 2021
Albert S. Gulassa Memorial Scholarship – The $400 Albert S. Gulassa Memorial Scholarship was created to help a student enter into a post vocational school for construction trades. Albert Gulassa was a General Superintendent for Ringland Johnson Construction Company in Clinton. Application requirements include: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or higher, transcript, list of school and community involvement over the last four years and completed application. Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the school the recipient is attending in the fall. Application materials are due in the CHS Counseling Office by April 23. Deadline: April 23, 2021
Alex Behr Memorial Scholarship – The family of Alex Behr and the Muddy River Rugby Club will award a $1000 scholarship to a Clinton High senior who is planning to further his/her education in either a two or four year college. Alex was a student-athlete and a huge supporter of Easton Valley schools and activities. Not only did he participate in sports himself, but could be found at all EV sporting events showing his school spirit for the River Hawks. The recipient of this award will not be based on GPA, but rather, school spirit of the River Kings/Queens and the love of the sport(s) which they participate in. To apply, seniors will need to write a 1-page essay including the following information: applicant’s name, further education/school plans and describe your experiences being a River King/Queen student athlete or support of the River Kings/Queens programs. Applications need to be sent to: Kelly Carder – President Muddy River Rugby Club, ATTN: Scholarship, 4569 180th Street Clinton, IA 52732. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 9, 2021. Deadline: April 9, 2021
Pearson, Brian Memorial – For juniors or seniors. In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. Brian Pearson knew the meaning of hard work and recognized the rewards of commitment. He valued the relationships he had with his family, friends, neighbors, and teammates; as they valued his dedication and team orientation. The Iowa Sports Foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship to one female and one male athlete that have participated in Iowa Games events such as: Summer/Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, or Iowa Games Mud Run. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character. Eligible recipients for the 2021 scholarship are those students who will be in their junior or senior year of high school during the 2020-2021 school year. In a separate document, please include the following: Name, Gender, complete address, phone numbers, email address, High School and Current GPA, expected graduation year, list of school/community volunteer service, Iowa Games participation, athletic accomplishments, academic achievements, personal essay and two letters of recommendation. Application must be received by April 5, 2021. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Iowa Sports Foundation, Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship, 1421 S. Bell Ave. #104, Ames, IA 50010. Deadline: April 5, 2021
Social Justice Reform Scholarship by Pigeonly – The annual Social Justice Scholarship by Pigeonly will award $2500 to one student to put towards his or her education. Pigeonly is looking for current or matriculating students who want to forge their career and their livelihood changing the system by addressing inequity and making our society more fair and just. Full-time students over the age of 18 currently accepted to or enrolled at a college or university or graduate school are eligible. Students should submit an essay (maximum 1000 words) to email@example.com answering the following: “If you had to dedicate the next/first 5 years of your career on one area or topic related to social justice, what would it be? What would you do and hope to accomplish?” Essays will be judged on content, style and creativity. Additional information may be found at the following website: https://pigeonly.com/social-justice-reform-scholarship/ Deadline: March 31, 2021
Wendy’s High School Heisman Award – The Class of 2021 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from public and private high school within the U. S. Wendy’s will consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school, and community activities. To achieve award eligibility for the Class of 2020 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2020-2021 academic years, graduating with the class of 2021. Applicants must have: at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11. Participated in at least one of 47 Heisman High School Scholarship recognized sports. Participated in volunteer service, community involvement, or leadership within his/her school or community and be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Awards range between $500 to $5,000. Students must submit their applications by October 20th at 5 p.m. Central time. The application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application by October 22st at 5 p.m. Central time. The website to apply is: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/ Deadlines: October 20 and October 22, 2020
StudentScholarships.org – This organization provides scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003. Their data base is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use. Registered users will be matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit their profile. To access the free scholarship database, simply create your own profile at: https://studentscholarships.org/ Students may also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myscholarships and click on the “Like” button to receive scholarship updates right to their Facebook account. Scholarship amounts, criteria and deadlines will vary.
RaiseMe – RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. Log on to https://www.raise.me/ , create your account, build a portfolio and watch your earnings grow. For each achievement, you’ll get scholarships from different colleges, which you can redeem when you attend that college. There are over 250+ college partners participating in this micro scholarship opportunity. Over 18,000 high schools have students using Raise.me. Parents and students, don’t miss out on this scholarship opportunity. Log on today, create an account and start saving!
Fred Ray Scholarship – The Fred Ray Scholarship is made possible by the kindness of Mr. Fred Ray who upon his death willed $1 million towards a new scholarship for Clinton High Students attending The University of Iowa. Mr. Ray was born in Clinton, graduated from Clinton High School in 1938, graduated from The University of Iowa College of Commerce in 1942, and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He returned to Clinton after retiring from 33 years of service as the internal auditor, payroll supervisor, and retirement counselor at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago Circle Campus. Upon his death, his will directed $1 million towards scholarships for Clinton High students attending the University of Iowa showing an interest in Business studies.
The Fred Ray Scholarship shall be awarded to students in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa who have graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, IA. Scholarship amounts will vary. The scholarship is listed on the UI scholarship portal with a March 1st application deadline. Students can apply for scholarships any time before that date. Additional UI scholarships can also be found by visiting the University of Iowa scholarship portal. Screening of scholarship applications will begin just after the deadline date. The link for the scholarship portal is: https://uiowa.academicworks.com/?page=5. Students will need to sign-in using their HawkID# to apply for the Fred Ray and other scholarships on the University of Iowa scholarship portal. Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Student Success Scholarship – This is an annual $250 scholarship opportunity provided by an employee of Nestlé Purina PetCare, Clinton, Iowa, Devan Dunneback; Assistant Logistics Manager. Any high school senior who will be attending any higher education institution following graduation may apply. Applicants must meet all of the scholarship criteria. This scholarship will serve as a framework for students to succeed on larger stages past high school, in applications for colleges, jobs, and other scholarships. The program is a proven method of success that has won Mr. Dunneback almost $30,000 across 13 different scholarships awarded, from high school, to his Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. The scholarship will be available annually, and the details of how the scholarship will work can be found at the following website: https://dunnebackd09.wixsite.com/ssscholarship. Applicants must provide the following: completed scholarship application, official academic transcript, proof of admission to a secondary education institution, cover letter, resume, references page, one letter of recommendation from a non=family member and an essay not to exceed 500 words. All materials must arrive together in one manila envelope and be postmarked by January 31st. Winners will be announced in the spring. Winning student will receive information on how to receive the scholarship at the time of the announcement. Winnings will be distributed following the first semester of enrollment. Questions, advice, tips, etc. should be directed to DunnebackD09@LSUS.edu. Deadline: January 31, 2021
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship – The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition. Awards ranging from $1000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U. S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Applications must be filed online at: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm. Paper copies will not be accepted. Deadline: November 15, 2020
Unity Point Health/Trinity Health Foundation Scholarships – Unity Point Health and Trinity Health Foundation of the Quad Cities are offering a number of scholarship opportunities. Amounts range between $500 and $10,000 for various areas of study within the health care field. Applications open September 1 – October 31, 2020. Visit the following website for a brief overview of each scholarship and to submit your application: https://www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/apply-for-a-scholarship.aspx . You must register as a user and log into the application system to apply and view specific requirements for each scholarship. There are tutorials on the registration page for your convenience. Please start your application early so required documents and third party verification can be completed before submission deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application deadlines do vary by scholarship.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation – The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help recipients graduate college debt free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, the opportunity to learn how to invest and then manage a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account, and the opportunity to Study Abroad worth up to $8,000. Eligibility requirements include: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must attend an eligible public high school. Must be a student in the high school graduating class. Must have achieved a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher. ACT and SAT scores are not required. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college. Must complete the FAFSA in 2020, EFC must be less than $6,500. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Must not have been convicted of a felony. For complete information and to submit your application visit the following website: www.hsfmo.org . The deadline to apply is 5:00 P.M. CST, November 15, 2020. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2020
Eastern Iowa Community College District/Clinton Comm. College – Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships – The 2020-2021 Eastern Iowa Community College scholarship applications are available to apply online. Students can apply for all scholarships offered at any of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges of your choice with just one application submission. All current and prospective full and part-time (six hours or more) students are considered. Some are based on financial need and or/academic excellence, and others are based on the degree you are pursuing or the location in which you live. If a student wishes to register for fewer than six hours and can demonstrate financial need, some scholarship assistance may be available. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or high is required to be eligible for scholarships. Those individuals with lower GPA’s may wish to explain their special circumstances in the letter addressing the scholarship awarding committee. Any questions regarding Clinton Community College scholarships should be directed to the Sharar Foundation at 563-244-7040. Applications can be completed online at www.eicc.edu/scholarships or https://eicc.edu/alumni-and-giving/sharar-foundation/scholarships.aspx to apply for Sharar Foundation Scholarships. Students planning to attend the 2020 spring semester at CCC, SCC or MCC should submit their scholarship application by November 1, 2020. Deadline: November 1, 2020.
Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway – Iowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to prepare for college expenses. With programs offering a total of more than $100,000 in awards for the 2020-2021 school year, students and families can earn college cash while learning valuable information. The Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway is open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6 – 12 from September 6th thru October 30th. Thirty- $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts will be awarded. Participants need to visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financial information and enter contact information to register for the random drawing. Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/saveNow
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Timberline Billing Service Scholarship – The annual TBS Scholarship Award gives $2000 to five students that have an active IEP or have exited their IEP within the past four years. Guidelines include: Student must be graduating in the school year of the award (December or May). Student must be must be attending a school district which contracts with Timberline Billing Service, LLC for their Medicaid claiming as of January 15th in the school year of the application. The student should confirm with their district administrator that their district contracts with Timberline Billing Service LLC. The student must have applied to an educational institution for the following school year. This could be a four year private/public school, community college, trade school, or other formal educational program beyond high school. Student does not have to be enrolled with Medicaid to qualify for this scholarship. This is not a financial needs-based scholarship. Any student who is currently on, or has been on, and IEP during their secondary education and wishes to continue their education/training past high school is eligible to apply. The scholarship may be used for tuition room/board, transportation, books, or any accommodation necessary for the student to be successful in their learning environment. Student must submit a completed application, three letters of recommendation, essay of no more than 500 words or video or audio presentation of less than 5 minutes on the topics of how your disability affected your school experience and involvement in the community as well as the accommodations or supports used in school help you succeed. What are your postsecondary goals and how will post secondary education benefit you? Include one copy of transcript. Applications and supporting documents must be mailed to Timberline Billing Service and received by 4:00 p.m. on January 15,2021. Deadline: January 15, 2021