Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year will be listed below as they become available.
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 $2750/year if selected. Students are required to achieve a 2.7 cumulative GPA in Fall 2023, remain enrolled in the College of Engineering, and complete an online scholarship application between November 1 2023 – March 1, 2024 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, 2023 in order to receive any scholarship they may be offered. To fill out an application go to: www.engineering.iastate.edu/scholarships Deadline: January 10, 2023
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 January 3rd, complete the Iowa State University admission process by January 3rd and complete the online Hixson application by January 3rd. Deadline: January 3, 2023
Grand Lodge of Iowa MCEC Technical Scholarship – The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M will offer the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship”. Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. Scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and tools. In the selection process, an applicant’s academic record, communication skills, need for financial assistance and plans for the future are carefully considered. Organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. Official Transcript and personal resume’ in your own handwriting are required as a part of the application process. Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st for the application to be considered by the committee. Deadline: March 1, 2023
Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship – The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. will be awarding fifteen $5000 scholarships and ten $2500 scholarships to high school seniors who will graduate this academic year from a public high school within the state of Iowa. The scholarships will 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 principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. Applicants do not need to have Masonic connection. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered. From all applications received, the Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview. Interviews will be either conducted in person at a number of locations across the state, or via Zoom Video Conferencing. Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/, select the Masonic Scholarship Application. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1. Deadline: February 1, 2023
Timberline Billing Service Scholarship – The annual TBS Scholarship Award gives $2000 to five students that have an active IEP or have been on an IEP during their secondary education. 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 1st 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 17, 2023. Deadline: January 17, 2023