Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year will be listed below as they become available.
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