During the 2017-2018 school year a total of $364,981 was awarded to the Class of 2018. Out of this amount $78,685 was local award money and $286,296 was out of area/non-local award money.
Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year will be listed below as they become available starting in September 2018.
St. Ambrose University Fighting Bee Band Scholarship – SAU Marching Band Scholarships are available to incoming students regardless of academic major. All band members both musicians and color guard receive an annual automatic $1,000 scholarship for being in band every year. There are NO AUDITIONS OR CUTS made in the SAU ensemble. Fighting Bee Band Quick Facts: all members receive scholarship for participation, taking two semesters of band fulfills the university’s fine arts requirements, 10% of the marching band is comprised of athletes, the band is comprised of predominantly non music majors and the band represents nearly every major on campus. Contact the Director of Athletic Bands, Megan Cooney at 563-333-6120 for additional information regarding this opportunity.
Clinton Rotary Club Scholarship – The Clinton Rotary Club will award two college scholarships to worthy students in the Clinton area. Scholarship amount will range between $750 and $1000 for each recipient. Seven essay questions must be answered and an application form must be completed. Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend one of the Rotary meetings held during the month of May and will be recognized at Senior Convocation. The scholarship check will be sent to the winner’s college in July. Applications must be returned to Counseling Office on or before April 22, 2019.
Trades, 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 hours of Industrial Technology or Vocational courses. The scholarship 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. If the winner finds it impossible to use the scholarship as intended, the amount or remaining portion thereof, shall be returned to the scholarship fund. The application and transcript must be returned to the School Counseling Office. Scholarship interviews may be conducted by the selection committee and recipient will be expected to attend Senior Convocation in May. Deadline: April 18, 2019
Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award – For JUNIORS. This program identifies and honors approximately 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. The projects the students propose should display the values that Herbert Hoover demonstrated in his life of public service. Hoover Uncommon Student finalists receive $1500 after completing their projects and presenting their accomplishments to a selection committee. In addition, three are chosen to receive $10,000 awards to be used at a two-to-four year trade school, college or university of their choice. How does the program work? Submit your on-line application found on the Hoover Presidential Foundation website along with two references at: http://www.hooverpresidentialfoundation.org/uncommon-student.php by March 15th. Work on your project during the summer months. By May 10th you will receive a letter letting you know if you were selected as a finalist. Mid-June finalists must attend an expense paid weekend at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch. Do not apply if you are unavailable to participate in this weekend in its entirety. Mid-October with your project completed, you return to West Branch to make a public presentation and receive a $1500 award. At that time, you will be considered for one of the three $10,000 Uncommon Student Awards to be used for study at an accredited two- or four-year trade school, college or university anywhere in the country. Application deadline: March 15, 2019.
QuestBridge College Prep Scholarships Program – For High School Juniors QuestBridge is a nationally recognized non-profit that is a pathway to top colleges for outstanding low-income high school juniors. The College Prep Scholars Program is open to high school juniors who demonstrate: strength in character and academic achievement: motivated, resilient and intellectually curious students with primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available and strong writing ability and demonstrate financial need: household income of less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four, with minimal assets. Additional information and the on-line applications may be found at the following website: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars . The online scholarship application is free of charge and is due March 20, 2019. Deadline: March 20, 2019.
S.O.A.R Scholarship Program – The Sedona Group and WQAD HD News 8 have partnered together to recognize three outstanding seniors with $5000 scholarships. Seniors that best exemplify the S.O.A.R. characteristics of Strength of character, Optimism – predictions for future success and where will you be making a difference, Achievement – in academics and volunteerism and Resolve – shown when faced with an adversarial situation. Applicants may printout an application from the Contest section of the WQAD News 8 website: https://wqad.com/2019/02/01/soar-scholarship-2019/ or copies of the application can be found in the CHS counseling office or on the CCSD website. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15th to be considered. Three winners will be contacted and featured in a story to air on WQAD News 8 sometime in May 2019. Applicants must meet the following requirements: current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in WQAD viewing area, anticipating completion of high school in spring and plan to pursue further education and/or training after high school. Deadline: April 15, 2019
Clinton County Master Gardener Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior residing in Clinton County with a cumulative GPA above 2.5. Applicant must be accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning to pursue a degree in Horticulture. The $500 scholarship is non-renewable and will be paid directly to the college in the amount of $250 each semester. A committee of Master Gardeners will select the recipient. Students must submit completed application, transcript, essay, and two letters of recommendation. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Deadline: May 1, 2019
UI Homegrown Hawkeyes – The University of Iowa nationally-ranked Iowa Women’s Rowing Team is seeking to invest in Iowa’s top female athletes by dedicating as much as a full athletic scholarship to the inaugural 2019 Homegrown Hawkeyes Athletic Talent Search. Homegrown Hawkeyes is a search for female athletes who have never rowed, but are driven to compete at the highest level of NCAA athletics and excited about the idea of transferring their athletic talent to a new sport at the collegiate level. Student-Athletes are encourage to apply and staff are encouraged to nominate students who fit the candidate criteria. Criteria includes: female high school juniors and seniors, height of 5’9 to 6’3, weight of 150-200 pounds, possessing athletic qualities of power, endurance, high kinesthetic awareness, and personality traits of mental toughness, team-oriented, coachable and committed to excellence. To learn more, nominate a candidate(s), or for a student to apply on her own, please visit http://www.hawkeyesports.com/homegrownhawkeyes
Society of American Military Engineers, Rock Island Post – S.A.M.E. is offering a combination of one-year, two-year and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in engineering and the physical sciences. Applicants should indicate on the application which category (or categories) they wish to be considered for. One-year and two-year scholarships will be awarded at the $1000 and $2000 levels to a combination of graduating high school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post. High school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post will be ranked separately. Four-year scholarships will be awarded at the $4000 level ($1000 per year for four years) to graduating high school seniors. Mandatory criteria includes: graduating high school seniors or member of the UI SAME Student Post continuing during the fall 2019 semester. Acceptance or current enrollment at an accredited engineering or science college. Registration at the college as an engineering or science student. Completion of engineering prep and/or math and science curriculum. Cumulative high school or collegiate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (4.0 on a 5.0 scale; other grade scales will be adjusted proportionally). Geographical area of consideration are high school within the SAME – Rock Island Post (approximately 100 mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois. Candidate must be a US Citizen. Applications must be postmarked by March 27, 2019. Deadline: March 27, 2019
American Legion Auxiliary Second District Iowa (related to Veteran) – Three $300 Merit Awards are available. Requirements include: 1. The applicant must be either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, or the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband, or step-relative of a WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Granada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf, or present conflict Veteran. 2. The applicant must be a resident of the Second District, attend high school in the Second District, or be eligible through a person paying dues in the Second District Legion or Auxiliary and reside in a District adjacent to the Second District. The Second District includes the following counties: Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Linn and Jones. 3. The applicant must be, or must plan to be enrolled in a school within the State of Iowa. Application, photograph, transcript, one letter of recommendation and a personal letter should be mailed and received by American Legion by March 15th. Deadline: March 15, 2019
Clinton Fine Arts Association Scholarship – The purpose of this scholarship is to reward deserving graduating seniors in the city of Clinton for their participation in and contribution to the arts (musical or artistically) and its many activities and events. A $500 scholarship will be awarded and students from Clinton High, Prince of Peace, or homeschooled seniors are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have participated in fine arts activities in high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four-year institution. (That degree need not be in fine arts.) Preference will be given to children of CFAA members. Requirements: complete application and submit required documentation, two letters of recommendation from a non-family source, high school transcript, a 300-500 word essay on the topic “How the arts have impacted my life” or provide a portfolio of personal creations, or a five-minute performance video. Seniors must also have a minimum of 25 volunteer hours during their senior year and show proof of acceptance at an accredited education institution before scholarship can be paid. Completed application and materials must be returned to the Clinton Fine Arts Association Inc. no later than April 1, 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Deadline: April 1, 2019
Clinton Community Para-educator Scholarship – The sum of $250.00 is to be awarded to the Para-educator or child/foster child of a Para-educator. Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduating senior. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage an individual in their pursuit of continued education. Both full-time and part-time students will be considered. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the institution the recipient will be attending. Sponsoring Para-educators must be a paid member of C.C.P. for 2 years. Minimum GPA of 2.75. Para-educators may apply for the scholarship, but it may not be used for any classes offered by Clinton Community School District. Completed application form and the letter of recommendation should be sent directly to the Vice President of Clinton Community Para-educators Association. Deadline: April 15, 2019.
Student Insights, Student View Scholarship – The 2019 Student View Scholarship program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes: one-$4000 scholarship, two-$1000 scholarships and ten-$500 scholarships. It’s quick and easy to apply: no minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average, no essay required, no application forms, and no application fees. Simply log onto http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2019. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019. Deadline: April 22, 2019.
REC Eastern Iowa Light and Power Scholarship – Twenty scholarships are available from Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative. Fifteen $1,000 scholarships can be used to help defray the costs of attending any four-year college or university, and for students planning to attend a community college and then transferring to a four-year college or university to finish their degree. The other five-$1000 scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a trade-related degree at any community college, technical school or power line school. To be eligible for the Cooperative scholarship program: the student’s parents or guardians must be members of the Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative, complete application form, provide one letter of recommendation from teacher/school administrator, transcript, a 250-word explanation detailing career goals and how the Cooperative scholarship will help meet career goals, and a wallet-size, color head and shoulders photograph. Scholarship applications are available at the REC website of: https://www.easterniowa.com or at any service center. Applications must be mailed or delivered to a service center by March 15, 2019. Deadline: March 15, 2019
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. Applications and documentation are due in the CHS counseling office on or before Thursday, April 11, 2019. Deadline: April 11, 2019
Dupaco College Scholarship Program – Dupaco R. W. Hoefer Foundation College Scholarship Program awards fifteen $2000 nonrenewable scholarships. Ten $2000 scholarships will be awarded to first-time, full-time incoming freshman who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university. Five $2000 scholarships will be awarded to first-time, incoming students who will be attending an accredited community college, trade school or technical college for a degree, diploma or certificate. Entrants must complete the online application, submit an official high school transcript, and if applicable, verification of ACT/SAT scores and must address the 2019 topic by written essay or creative video. The 2019 topic is: “How has technology impacted the way you learn about money and finances? Outside of Dupaco, what digital service, company, or product has had an impact on you as a student as well as a consumer? Please include what impresses you about the services and why.” Information regarding the scholarship and link to apply may be found at: http://www.dupaco.com/scholarships Deadline: February 26, 2019
PTSA – Clinton High School – PTSA scholarships are available to CHS seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, vocational school, or other post high school training institution. Students attending institutions that train for specific professions are considered eligible as long as the institutions are licensed and have proper professional recognition. Applications are not limited to any specific field. Checks will be made payable to the institution the recipient has designated as his/her choice of school. The number of $200 scholarships given each year will depend on funds available to Clinton High School PTSA in any given year. Selection of recipients will be based on the following: Involvement in and commitment to extra-curricular and community/volunteer activities, Academic record, Clinton High School Student, References and complete application materials. Two letters of reference are required. Letters may come from, but are not limited to: Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Superintendents, Community Leaders, and Employers. Candidates must attach a personal letter giving a short biography and an explanation of why the candidate is applying for a scholarship. Information must be included regarding why the candidate has selected his/her chosen vocation and future school. Candidates must attach an example of their ability in any field, i.e., an award in extracurricular activities, a project for academic classes or outside activities, or a written assignment from a class. (Copies only, as these will not be returned.) Include a high school transcript. If assistance is needed in a final decision, a CHS principal, associate principal or school counselor may be called upon. All application materials must be turned into the School Counseling Office no later than April 18, 2019. Winners will be notified in May. Deadline: April 18, 2019.
Clinton Community College/Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships – The Clinton Community College/Paul B. Sharar Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 -2020 school year. You 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. Scholarship amounts range from $200 to the Honor Scholarships. 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 563-244-7041. Applications can be completed online at www.eicc.edu/scholarshipapp. Paper copies of the application are also available in the CHS counseling office. Students registering for the 2019-2020 school year should apply by March 1st. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Foundation for Blended & Online Learning Scholarship Program – The foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships will be awarded in two different categories, a four (4) year college or university, or a two (2) year community college, vocational-technical or trade school. Up to 10 awards will be granted in the 4-year college/university category and up to 20 awards may be granted in the 2-year community college, vocational-technical or trade school category. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of: academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, an outside appraisal and an essay. The deadline to apply online is February 15, 2019. Additional information and the online application is available at the following link: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/fbol-scholarship/?utm_campaign=Scholarship%20Announcements&utm_content=81928030&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-32573504 Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship – Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. In 2019, Elevate is offering 15 – $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges – one award will be given per college region. Examples of eligible training programs include welding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die, and transportation and logistics. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Legends in Manufacturing Dinner at no cost in the fall of 2019. The event will be held in Altoona, Iowa. Interested candidates may access the application online at: https://www.elevateiowa.com/about/elevate-scholarship-program Completed applications should be sent to Alexandra Monaghan, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Program Coordinator. Email: email@example.com or Mail to: Alexandra Monaghan, 8510 New York Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322. Applications are due March 1, 2019. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Clinton Firefighters Local 609 – Ben Jess Memorial Scholarship – The Clinton Firefighters Memorial scholarship fund is an annual award of $500 to be given to 4 graduating seniors from either: Clinton or Prince of Peace High Schools who intend to further their education at an approved institution. The scholarship is in memory of Ben Jess, who was a Clinton Firefighter from March 1988 until April 1992, when he was forced to retire after being diagnosed with ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a form of Muscular Dystrophy, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To apply students need to: complete an application, include 2 letters of recommendation from someone other than a relative, enclose an official high school transcript, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Students who have any disabilities or parents with a disability are encouraged to apply. Application materials must be turned into the Counseling Office. The Clinton Firefighters Local 609 scholarship committee will make the selection of recipients. Deadline: April 9, 2019
Bernard B. and Anna Lehman Scholarship – The Bernard and Anna Lehman Scholarship fund was establish in October of 2011 with the purpose of building a permanent scholarship endowed fund to assist a Clinton High School senior finish a college degree. The maximum scholarship awarded shall be $1,000. The number of scholarships and amount of scholarship may be adjusted based on the actual amount available for distribution. Scholarship is renewable up to the fourth year in college upon maintenance and proof of acceptable minimum 3.2 college GPA. Application requirements include: must be a graduating senior of Clinton High School, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, applicant must complete application form and include a copy of their high school transcript. Completed applications must be mailed to the River Bluff Community Foundation or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must be submitted by March 29th. Deadline: March 29, 2019
Drama/Speech Scholarship sponsored by Footlight Friends – The purpose of the Footlight Friends Scholarship is to reward deserving CHS graduating seniors for their participation in and contribution to the CHS Drama and Speech Department and its many activities and events. Scholarship amount and number of scholarships awarded will be determined annually by Footlight Friends, Inc. The applicant’s parent/guardian must be a member of Footlight Friends, Inc. (paid membership for 2018-19 academic year). Applicant must have participated in the CHS drama/speech program, plan to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four-year institution. (That degree need not be in speech or drama.) Application must be completed, accompanied by two letters of recommendation from a non-family source; one from an administrator, teacher, or counselor at CHS, and one from the community. A 300-500 word essay on the topic “How I benefited from participation in drama/speech at CHS” must be included, along with proof of acceptance at an accredited education institution before scholarship can be paid. Application and materials must be returned to the CHS Counseling Office no later than March 29, 2019. Deadline: March 29, 2019
Matthew Shepard Scholarship – Applications are now available for Iowa’s 2019 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program. Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarship is for openly LGBTQ Iowa high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of 22 or better. Openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer. Demonstrable LGBTQ activism and community service. High moral and ethical standards and conduct. Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $14,000 over 4 years. Matthew Shepard Scholars may earn a GPA bonus of an additional $500 per semester for achieving exceptional academic results and may also earn an additional $1000 for completing an approved internship each summer. Learn more and apply at: https://eychanerfoundation.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D Deadline: March 1, 2019.
First Gateway Credit Union – 1st Gateway Credit Union will award three $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who are members of 1st Gateway Credit Union. To be eligible students must meet the following criteria: be a primary member (first person named on account) of 1st Gateway Credit Union for at least 6 months prior to the scholarship entry deadline and be in good standing. Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student (12 credits or more per semester/quarter) at an accredited institution for the upcoming academic year. Failure to adhere to application guidelines will result in application disqualification. Applicants must complete the application, provide official school transcript and write a 300-500 word essay on the following topic Additional information for the 1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship may be obtained online at: https://www.1stgateway.org/ or in the CHS counseling office. Application materials may be dropped off at any of the six 1st Gateway Credit Union locations or mailed to the Camanche, IA branch. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Iowa Credit Union Foundation, Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, provides scholarships to high school seniors and scholarships to post-high school students to further their education. High school scholarships range from $1000 to $3000. The two post-high school scholarships are $2000 each. 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. Entrants are required to write an essay that is no more than 500 words on the following topic: “Financial experiences, both positive and negative help shape our overall financial understanding and well-being. Share a financial lesson, event, or experience that has influenced you or your family personally. If relevant, share how your credit union played a role. With this experience(s) in mind, how do you plan to utilize your credit union during college and into your future?” Entry forms must be completed online at: https://www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org/warren-a-morrow-memorial-scholarship.cfm?. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 8, 2019. Deadline: February 8, 2019
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: Lifestyles of celebrities or the wealthy are often portrayed in the media. If you could switch places with a celebrity or someone who is/was wealthy (living or no longer living), who would it be and describe your lifestyle as this person. Essay and video entries must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2019. 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 30, 2019. Deadline: March 30, 2019
First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship – The First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) is an educational, non-profit group for gay, bisexual and transgender men. Monthly meetings provide members and guests and opportunity for education on community affairs from local, state and national opinion leaders and provide them with positive images of the LGBT community. Annually, the First Friday Breakfast Club awards scholarships to Iowa high school seniors committed to reducing homophobia and increasing awareness and tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in their schools and communities. Awards will be made in the amount of $3000 per student. Applicant must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education. Participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance in his or her school and/or community. Awards are made without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status or employment status. Applications may be printed from the following website: http://www.ffbciowa.org/scholarships.php or pick up a copy in the Counseling Office. Applicants must submit: application, transcript, answer essay questions, list extracurricular activities, work experience, and community involvement, and two letters of recommendation. Deadline: March 15, 2019
Ascentra Credit Union – Ascentra Credit Union offers ten $1,000 scholarships to assist members planning to further their education beyond high school. The scholarships will be awarded as follows: five scholarships for high school students planning to enter college and five scholarships for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional-aged or continuing education students. The high school scholarship is open to any high school student classified as either a junior or senior, with a projected graduation at the completion of the following fall or spring semester. Applicants must have an account established in their own name and be “members in good standing” at Ascentra Credit Union. Additional information and applications may be found at the following website: www.ascentra.org/scholarships. Entry requirements: completed official entry form, 500-word essay, business-style resume, and official entry form. Essay topic: “Who in your life has been your biggest influence on finances and why?” Entries must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2019. Deadline: March 2, 2019
AXA Achievement Scholarship – Scholarship amounts of $2500, $10,000 or $25,000 will be awarded. Students applying to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must be a US Citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico. Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. You will need the following information for the application process: list of involvement in school and community activities, list of work experience, current high school cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale, and details of your outstanding achievement. (Make sure to read through the online application’s essay questions and carefully consider your responses. Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding.) Details on the scholarship and the link to apply can be accessed at the following website: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html Application deadline is December 14, 2018, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Once 10,000 applications are received the program will automatically close. Winners will be announced in the spring. Deadline: December 14, 2018.
Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship – The Children’s Cancer Connection, since 1988, has focused on the mission of enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer who are living, treated and/or diagnosed in the state of Iowa. The Ockenfels’ Family Foundation mission strives to be a caring member of the childhood cancer journey, no matter where that journey takes an individual and their family. Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships include book reimbursement scholarships and tuition assistance scholarships in values from $500 to $5,000. Four different scholarships will be awarded: $500 Book Reimbursement, $1000 Tuition Assistance, $2500 Tuition Assistance and the $5000 Debbie Ockenfels Memorial Scholarship. Eligibility to apply for Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships: applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (includes 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); and applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Requirements to apply for scholarship if you meet eligibility requirements: complete application with two 500-word essays, two letters of recommendation from school, medical or business professional and 10-40 hours of volunteer support depending on awarded scholarship. Applications for the Fall semester are due the last Friday in May. Applications for the Spring semester are due the last Friday in September. Additional information and applications may be found at: https://childrenscancerconnection.org/family-programs/empowering-scholarships.html Deadlines: Fall 2019/2020: May 31, 2019 and Spring 2020/2021: September 27, 2019.
Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship Program – Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors pursuing a career in business, applied sciences, technology, engineering and math fields upon graduation. To be eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria: be a U.S. resident residing within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application; be a dependent child of a current customer or must be a current customer of one of Alliant Energy’s utility subsidiaries (Interstate Power and Light or Wisconsin Power and Light); age 24 or under, enrolling for the first time in a full-time undergraduate study in a business or STEM major at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory (Iowa and Wisconsin) for the entire upcoming academic year; and have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.5 and 4.00 on a 4.0 scale. Applications must be submitted online on or before February 15, 2019, 3 p.m. CST. Additional information and applications can be found at: https://scholarsapply.org/alliantenergyinnovation/. Deadline: February 15, 2019
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation – Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to Iowa students committed to the pursuit of automotive or truck-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies and provide a letter written by the applicant detailing career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career, a recommendation from high school or college teacher, counselor, or co-worker. Must also provide an unofficial transcript, copy of applicant’s Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA and an optional statement of support or recommendation from an IADA member dealership is recommended, but not required. Excluded from consideration are candidates whose parent is the designated dealer principal of a car or truck dealership. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. Completed applications may be returned to IADA via email at: email@example.com or mailed. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Ron Brown Scholarship Program – The Ron Brown Scholarship Program is dedicated to improving the lives of young African Americans and empowering and supporting them to achieve their potential within their chosen academic disciplines and into the workforce. Each year, 20 or more students are designated Ron Brown Scholars and receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. Recipients may use the need and merit-based scholarships to attend any four-year accredited college/university within the United Sates. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Criteria includes: List of extracurricular, community, employment or other activities, list of significant awards or honors you have received during high school for academic or extracurricular achievements, response to two essay questions, two letter of recommendation, official transcript and completed application. The Ron Brown Scholar Program has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application): November 1 (postmarked) – application will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program, January 9 (postmarked) final deadline in order to be considered. Applications are screened between November and February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalist are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, DC. To download a copy of the application, visit the following website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Deadlines: November 1, 2018 and January 9, 2019.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Connections Scholarship – This scholarship was developed exclusively for successful concurrent enrolled high school seniors. All you need to do is successfully complete concurrent enrolled classes and apply for a CONNECTIONS scholarship by the priority date of MARCH 1st. You will also need to attend Bridge orientation, enroll as a full-time student for fall semester, make the choice to stay and complete your degree with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and maintain the corresponding college GPA to maintain your scholarship eligibility. The CONNECTIONS scholarship offers three levels; Level 1 – Half tuition scholarship for your first two semesters with EICC after high school graduation. Criteria: 3.0 EICC College GPA with a minimum of 12 college credits earned. Level 2 – One free three-credit class each semester for your first two semesters with EICC after high school graduation. Criteria: 2.5 EICC College GPA must have minimum of six college credits earned. Level 3 – One free three-credit class for your first semester with EICC after high school graduation. Criteria: 2.5 EICC College GPA – must have up to six college credits earned. For more information on the CONNECTIONS scholarships and to apply, visit: http://www.eicc.edu/future-students/high-school-students/concurrent-scholarship.aspx . The priority deadline is March 1, 2019. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Eastern Iowa Community College/CCC – Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships – The 2019-2020 Eastern Iowa Community College scholarship applications are open 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 563-244-7041. 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. Paper copies of the Sharar Foundation application will be available beginning in January 2019. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Myrna Petersen Tubbs Scholarship – The Myrna Petersen Tubbs Scholarship was established through the Dr. Alan R. & Myrna Petersen Tubbs Endowed Donor Advised Fund in 2018 with the purposed of building a permanent scholarship endowed fund to assist a Clinton High School female senior with furthering their education. A maximum scholarship amount of $1000 will be awarded. Applicant requirements include: must be a graduating female senior of Clinton High School, must be pursuing a post-secondary degree in elementary education, preference given to students attending Iowa State University, must submit a copy of high school transcript and must complete and submit the scholarship application form. Applications must be submitted by April 12th to the CHS Counseling Office. A CHS scholarship committee will review applications and select the recipient. Awards shall not be given to direct descendants of committee members. If an applicant should be a direct descendant of a member of the committee; such members shall recues themselves after first appointing temporary committee members to serve in their place until the decision has been made. Deadline: April 12, 2019.
Margaret Davis History Scholarship –The amount of money to be awarded is based on interest earned on the initial investment of the Margaret Davis family. Approximately $650 will be available for the Class of 2019. Candidates need an overall GPA of 3.0, GPA of 3.00 in social studies, and seven credits in social studies areas OR six credits of social studies which includes AP Government or AP Economics. In addition to academic qualifications, the applicant must submit a paper of 400 – 500 words on a topic chosen by the CHS social studies department. The paper must be completed in standard research paper form. The chosen topic is listed on the application paperwork. Finalists for the scholarship may be invited to a personal interview by the scholarship selection committee. The committee will consist of a three-member group of social studies staff, chosen annually by the Social Studies Department chairperson. The winners will be selected on the basis of their paper; and school and community citizenship. The scholarship may be awarded to one student or divided between two members of the graduating class. Return application materials to the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 5, 2019
Jake Kilburg Memorial Scholarship – A scholarship sponsored by the family of Jake Kilburg and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is available to a graduating senior of Clinton High School. The amount of the scholarship will be determined in the spring. Jake was a student of CHS and Lincoln High School who lost his life in a tragic car accident. Jake planned to enlist in the military after graduation. He was very outgoing, loved skateboarding and spending time with his family and friends. He loved animals, helping others and making people laugh. Jake lived his life to the fullest and believed that we are on this earth to help one another. He also believed in the importance of donating blood and organ donation. The criteria for this scholarship includes: have donated blood (not required, but preferred), must be a Clinton High School senior and registered for college and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Completed applications should be returned to the CHS Counseling Office by Friday, April 5th. Deadline: April 5, 2019.
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 received no later than March 29, 2019. Deadline: March 29, 2019.
Drake University Physics Prize Examination – The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University announces the 2019 Drake Physics Prize Examination. This scholarship opportunity encourages interest in physics, astronomy and physical sciences. First place— is an unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University, a personal trophy and the Drake Physics Trophy (to be retained in the high school of the winner for display during the following year). Second place—personal trophy. Third place—personal trophy. Honorable mention—certificate of achievement (awarded to the next 25 placers). Top 50 seniors—an invitation to apply for a second four-year, full-tuition scholarship, restricted to physics or astronomy majors, to be awarded based upon overall academic record, recommendations and an interview to be conducted at Drake in April. The runner-up will receive a smaller scholarship, pending on the budget. The examination is open to any student enrolled in a high school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. It will cover those topics in physics that would normally be studied by students during the first semester of their high school physics course: kinematics, dynamics (Newton’s laws), circular motion, universal law of gravitation, harmonic motion (simple pendulum and mass-spring systems), impulse, linear momentum, conservation of momentum and collisions, work, energy and conservation of energy, torque, rotational kinematics, dynamics and energy, angular momentum conservation, mechanical waves and sound. The principal from each participating high school, or his/her delegate is asked to supervise/proctor the objective-type examination, which can be taken at your school at a specified time between Wednesday, February 6 and Friday, February 8, 2019. The precise date may be chosen to accommodate the students. The test will be administered on-line. Students wishing to take the test should register on-line by 1 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. The student registration page can be found at the Drake Physics and Astronomy home page: https://www.drake.edu/physics/ . Further instructions for student and proctor and a practice test will be sent to the proctors by email once registration is complete. For questions or concerns, please email the department at Ashlyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-271-3141. Test registration deadline is February 4, 2019. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019
Nathalie Hoop Scholarship – The Nathalie Hoop scholarship in the amount of $2000/year for four years will be awarded to one CHS senior. The scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 per year for four years as long as they are enrolled as a full-time student, major in either education or social science fields and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in their college studies. Application requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, transcript, 500-word essay on why student is entering their chosen field of study and why they are deserving of this scholarship, list school/community involvement, financial need, and completed application. Recipient must provide proof of enrollment each semester. Application materials must be turned into the school counseling office by March 26th. Deadline: March 26, 2019.
Trudy Proehl Memorial Scholarship – This is a $2,000 scholarship available to one graduating senior. 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 5th. Deadline: April 5, 2019
Clarke University, Clarke Classic Scholarship – Scholarships are available to graduating seniors who are considering Clarke University. Six – $1000 renewable scholarships funded by the generosity of participants in the tri-states premier golf event, the Clarke Classic are available. To be considered for the scholarship, eligible candidates must earn acceptance to Clarke by January 2, 2019. Apply at: https://crm.clarke.edu/apply/. The Clarke Classic Scholarship questionnaire and 500 word essay must also be submitted by January 2, 2019. Questionnaire’s are available in the CHS counseling office. Deadline: January 2, 2019
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship – This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Each year, roughly 18 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship that is renewable and may be used over a period of six consecutive years from the initial award date for a total award of $40,000. Candidates must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; be a U.S. citizen; be high school seniors attending high school in the US, or any of the US territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2018 or spring 2019. Applicants living on a US Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the US are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2019 or spring 2019 are also eligible. Applicant must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the US for the entire 2019-20 academic year. Applications must be submitted online by January 4, 2019 or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Apply at: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/information.php . Deadline: January 4, 2019.
Martha Seeser Verfaillie Memorial Scholarship – The Martha Seeser Verfaillie Memorial Scholarship fund awards scholarships to CHS seniors planning to further their education. The scholarship amount is interest based and the amount is not available until the spring of each year. Last year, three scholarships were awarded. Financial need, leadership potential, and concern for others shall be among the factors considered for the award. Applicants must complete the application, write a letter of application expressing reasons why they should be selected, list the name and address of someone that knows them well and would be willing to write a letter of recommendation and enclose a transcript. Return application to School Counseling Office on or before April 5th. Deadline April 5, 2019
Central College Scholarships – Central College is offering $24,000 scholarships to qualified students. All they have to do is apply by December 1, 2018. In addition to the $24,000 scholarships, Central offers approximately 1,000 other scholarships. They are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, service, and talent. After being admitted to Central, students are invited to a scholarship weekend where additional scholarships, up to full tuition can be earned. Scholarship weekends will be held in January and February. Students with an ACT of 30 and GPA of 3.85 are eligible for academic scholarships up to $28,000 per year and students with an ACT between 20 and 28 and GPA’s between 3.0 and 3.5 are eligible for scholarships up to $24,000. Apply at: www.central.edu/apply Priority deadline is December 1, 2019. Deadline: December 1, 2019.
Bright Scholars of Iowa Scholarships – Full-ride renewable scholarships equal to the cost of attendance, less other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships) are available at Iowa’s three Regent Universities (Iowa State, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa) and select community colleges (Indian Hills & Southwestern). Scholarship is renewable up to four years (a total of 8 semesters) provided the student maintains full-time enrollment and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Criteria includes: top 10% or equivalent of high school graduating class, or ACT of 28 and above, or for regent university applicants 299 and higher RAI. Must demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service , as well as success in the face of adversity. Qualify for a Pell Grant as determined by filing the FAFSA. Enroll full-time. Preference is given to students whose parents did not graduate from an accredited four-year college or university. Students who have a familial or otherwise close personal relationship with any member of the Bright Foundation Board of Directors or its employees are not eligible for the award. Visit “How to Apply” at the www.brightscholarsofiowa.org for links to each institutions application information and for more details on applying at Indian Hills or Southwest CC. You will need to complete your FAFSA and the Regent University Scholarship Application prior to the university deadlines. Iowa State deadline: December 1st for FAFSA and Scholarship application. Univ. of Iowa deadline: December 1st for FAFSA and February 1st for Scholarship Application. Univ. of Northern Iowa deadline: January 15th for FAFSA and Scholarship Application.
Quad City Engineering and Science Council – The Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship provides multiple one-time grants/scholarships of between $1000 and $2500 each. The selection process is done without visibility to name, address, school, gender on an objective basis. The selection criteria includes academics, civic/community service, extracurricular involvement, career goals, and an essay on why you want a STEM degree. Funds from this grant must be applied to tuition or fees related to eligibility item 2 on the application. Additionally, scholarships from several Engineering Colleges may be available via the application form. Scholarships awards will be presented at the Annual Engineers Week Banquet on, or about February 21, 2019. The scholarship winners will be the guests of the QCESC at the annual awards dinner. Winners will be requested to provide a photo for publication with the award announcement in the QC local newspapers and on the QCESC website. For additional information or assistance, contact Tom Hein at email:TKHein@gmail.com or telephone: 309-798-0556. Applications should be completed online at: http://qcesc.org/for-students/#Scholarships. Application and transcript must be submitted by January 26, 2019. Deadline: January 26, 2019
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 4, 2019. The winner will be announced during National School Counseling Week. Applications should be submitted online at: http://www.iowaschoolcounselors.org/ISCAscholarship Deadline: January 4, 2019
Unity Point Health/Trinity Health Foundation Scholarships – Several scholarships are being offered by Unity Point Health & Trinity Health Foundation of the Quad Cities. Visit the following website for a brief overview of each scholarship: http://www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/apply-for-a-scholarship.aspx . Applicants 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. The application deadline is November 9, 2018. Deadline: January 14, 2019.
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Scholarships – Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities as well as grants and loans. The list of available scholarships is available at: https://www.trinitycollegeqc.edu/scholarships.aspx. Application requirements and deadlines will vary. Students are encouraged to carefully review the scholarships and their eligibility requirements. The listing of scholarship programs listed below may have deadlines that have passed. These are normally renewed the following year. If they are not, they will be removed from the Trinity website. If you need assistance with an application please call the Financial Aid Office at 309-770-7740.
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 2019 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 must submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation (may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family connections.), 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 or emailed by June 14th. Email address: email@example.com Deadline: June 14, 2019.
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Scholarship – The Community Foundation will award over $250,000 in scholarships to more than 70 Quad City area students. The application process is simple: students should visit www.cfgrb.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 submit applications. An eligibility quiz will automatically open applications for them for scholarships for which they are eligible. Key points: All applications are accepted online only. All parts of the application including recommendation letters and transcripts are due on the specific due date. Late applications are never accepted unless there is a failure with the online system. The Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2019. All other scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2019. Many scholarships are available both to high school seniors and people who have already graduated.
Edward O. Anderson Scholarship Fund – The Edward O. Anderson family will offer a $1000 scholarship to a CHS senior who plans to major in the health care field. Financial need and scholastic achievement will be considered. Three letters of recommendation must be provided. Application material must be returned to the School Counseling Office. Top three finalists will be interviewed by the scholarship committee which will then make the final decision. Deadline: on or before April 5, 2019.
Mediacom World Class Scholarships – Mediacom Communications is offering up to 55 $1000 non-renewable scholarships to seniors in areas of 21 states where it provides services for cable, internet, and telephone. While it is not required that a student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom. All completed scholarship applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant’s school transcript, and two completed recommendation forms. Applications may be downloaded at www.mediacomworldclass.com or are available in the School Counseling Office. Children of directors, officers, employees or agents of Mediacom are not eligible. Deadline: on or before February 15, 2019.
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, 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 11, 2019. Deadline: April 11, 2019
Jennifer & Charlie Graf “Service to the Community of Clinton” Scholarship – Jennifer and Charlie Graf established this scholarship in 2016 to recognize outstanding volunteerism and community pride for a graduating senior from Clinton High School. The scholarship award is for $500. Recipient must be a graduating high school senior in good standing, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have documented forty (40) or more hours of volunteerism within the Clinton Community. Applicants should complete application, provide two adult letters of recommendation, write a 500-word essay expressing what they have learned from volunteering and how they plan to continue with volunteering and service during the progression of their life. Applicants must also provide documented forty (40) or more hours of volunteerism within the Clinton community. Application packets should be returned to the counseling office on or before April 11, 2019. Deadline: April 11, 2019
Mensa Foundation Scholarship, Iowa/Illinois Chapter – The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. Each year Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $100,000 through a scholarship program. The only eligibility requirement is that the applicant be enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institute of post-secondary education. For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa, and the general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education and financial need. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words describing the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional and national. To apply and submit your essay online, please visit: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/ All entries must be submitted online by January 15th. Deadline: January 15, 2019.
ISU Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) – This is a four-year full-tuition grant for 100 minority high school seniors that will attend Iowa State University. Applicants who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the state of Iowa and identify as: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission; or who have participated in a federally funded Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound program are eligible and encouraged to apply. Students will also demonstrate financial need, and academic potential in ways that go beyond class ranking or test scores. Visit www.multicultural.dso.edu by December 1, 2018 to apply. For questions, contact the Office Multicultural Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-6338. Application deadline: December 1, 2018
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 11, 2019. Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend. Deadline: April 11, 2019.
Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial “Athletic” Scholarship – The $500 Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial Athletic Scholarships 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 11, 2019. Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation. Deadline: April 11, 2019.
Graceland University, Iowa Scholars Program – This is a new program for outstanding Iowa students attending Graceland University. Graceland guarantees that in 2019, qualified Iowa high school seniors will not pay any out-of-pocket costs for tuition* (*Tuition award created utilizing federal and state grants along with institutional scholarships. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue in the program. High school seniors are eligible for four consecutive years.) Qualifications: graduate from an Iowa high school in 2019, achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school, and score a 21 or higher on the ACT (SAT 1060). What to do: apply to Graceland University, file your FAFSA using Graceland’s school code (001866) and complete verification, if required by February 1, 2019, submit your enrollment deposit on or before May 1, 2019. Other requirements: enroll full-time at Graceland and live in the residential campus housing in Lamoni, Iowa. For more information, contact the Graceland admissions office at 866-GRACELANDor email: email@example.com. Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship – Seniors have the chance to win one of 30-$2000 college scholarships, plus $250 to each recipient’s high school by participating in the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge. This opportunity is open to legal U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of Iowa; are seniors at an Iowa high school during the 2018-2019 school year; and attend college in the fall of 2019. To enter students should register online at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship between the dates of October 22 and February 22, 2019. 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 22, 2019.
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 11th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the formal presentation of this scholarship. Deadline: April 11, 2019
Ivan H. Carnes Memorial Scholarship –Ivan H. Carnes loved the community of Clinton and was a business and community leader; and President of Clinton National Bank and Carnes Oil Company. Upon his death his wife wanted the community to remember him, so she created a memorial scholarship in his name. The Carnes Memorial Scholarship fund will award the final scholarship in the amount of $750 to one recipient during the spring of 2019. Applicants must rank in the top half of their class. Financial need, leadership qualities, and concern for others shall be among the factors considered. Applicant must write a letter expressing reasons why he/she should be selected and list a name and address of someone who knows them well and is willing to write a letter of recommendation. (The letter does not need to be written at this time.) A transcript must also be included. Return all materials to the Counseling Office. Deadline: on or before March 25, 2019.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – Each year the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program awards $1,000 grants to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. Your application must include: Financial Statement, Leadership Positions & Offices/Memberships/Honors & Awards, Employment Information, School Contacts, Personal Statement of 100 to 300 words, College/University acceptance letter, supporting documentation, reference letters, transcript and your signature. Applications may be printed from the following website: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program . Carefully read and follow instructions. Failure to comply may be cause for your application to be disqualified. All applicants must have an active, working email address listed. Application packets must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2019. Do not send materials in multiple mailings. If this is done your application will NOT be accepted. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Deadline: January 11, 2019.
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 26th. Deadline: April 26, 2019.
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.
Clinton High students who have applied to Iowa and indicate an interest in the area of Business studies may apply for the Fred Ray Scholarship. 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 UI scholarship portal. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Gladys E. Van Atta – 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 4th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the formal presentation of this scholarship. Deadline: April 11, 2019.
Lillian V. Olson 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 11th. Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the formal presentation of this scholarship. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college attending in the fall. Deadline: April 11, 2019
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 formal presentation of this scholarship. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college the recipient is attending in the fall. Application materials are due in the CHS Counseling Office by April 26th. Deadline: April 26, 2019
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 25, 2019.
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. Applications are available in the counseling office. Once completed, the application and two letters of recommendation should be returned to the Counseling Office. Deadline: on or before Monday, March 25, 2019.
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, list of school/community involvement, financial need, and completed April 11th. Deadline: April 11, 2019.
Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation (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. The final determination of the number of scholarships and the amount is dependent on the investment income earned. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are carefully considered along with an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. Organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. A Masonic connection is preferred, but not required. Official Transcript and personal resume’ 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/, look for the “Registrations & Applications”, then click on “MCEC Technical Scholarship. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st for the application to be considered by the committee. No Exceptions will be made to this requirement. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship – The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. will be awarding scholarships to a number of high school seniors who will graduate this academic year from a public high school within the state of Iowa. The exact dollar amount of each scholarship will depend upon the size of investment income from the Scholarship Endowment Fund. Last year, 60 scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded. 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 as is an evaluation of the applicant by a CHS school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application is also a factor considered by the selection committee. An official transcript and handwritten personal resume’ are required as part of your application materials. 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 conducted at a number of locations across the state. Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website: http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/, look for the “Scholarship” category and select the Masonic Scholarship Application. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1st. Application Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Iowa State University Scholarships – With Iowa State University’s new OneApp scholarship portal, undergraduate students can submit scholarship applications in one system. The Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments, and other campus units (ex: Student Affairs Central Office, Program for Women in Science and Engineering, Student Accessibility Services, etc.) will use the information available in OneApp to select scholarship recipients. OneApp https://iastate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in will open October 1, 2018, for the awarding of 2019-20 scholarships. Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity, so we encourage students to log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met. Once submitted, students can still access and revise their applications until the scholarship close date. Scholarship selection committees will use the information available in the system (e.g., data from student records and/or information provided on the General Application, Conditional Application, and any Recommended Opportunities) as of when the committee begins their review of applications. There will be some university scholarships not using OneApp to award 2019-20 scholarships. Go to the additional ISU scholarships page to view other scholarships available at Iowa State. https://iastate.academicworks.com/. The deadline for a large majority of the scholarships offered is December 1, 2019.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation – The Hagan Scholarship Foundation was established to provide scholarships to high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. Over 300 new scholarships will be awarded this year. The Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $6000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and included a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award. Eligibility requirements include: applicant must be a U.S. citizen, attend an eligible public high school, be a student in the high school graduating class, achieved a 3.50 GPA or higher, 23 or higher on the ACT composite score; or 1,150 or higher on the SAT total score, enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college, complete the FAFSA in 2018( EFC must be less than $6500), must apply for eligible Federal and State grants and not have been convicted of a felony. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria and attends the mandatory workshops. For a full list of requirements and to complete an application visit the following website: www.hsfmo.org . The deadline to apply is November 15, 2018. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018
ISU Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards – The Hixson Opportunity Award is a half-tuition scholarship, estimated at more than $17,000 over the course of eight semesters 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/. The online application for the Hixson Award and the completed ISU admissions process must be completed by December 15, 2018. Deadline: December 15, 2018.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Clinton County Farm Bureau Scholarship – Statewide, fifty-four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to sons and/or daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members (not Farm Bureau Insurance). (Six district winners from each of the nine Iowa Farm Bureau Federation districts will be selected.) Applicants must apply in the county where their Farm Bureau membership is held. Must be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college. Recipients must maintain a cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA throughout their college career and be pursuing a degree (major) in agriculture, nursing or education to continue to qualify for the four-year renewable scholarship. Recipients must maintain at least a 12-hour workload or be considered by the college to be a fulltime student paying full time tuition. Applicants must include: typed application (handwritten applications will not be accepted), official transcript, copy of EFC from FAFSA application, essay-500 word max., and two-character reference letters. Copies of the application may be found on the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/ or on the Iowa Farm Bureau website: https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Member-Benefits#scholarshipGrants. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2019. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Simpson College Promise – For generations, Simpson has been committed to providing the highest quality education to all Iowans, but the cost of college can sometimes seem out of reach. That is why Simpson is pleased to offer “The Simpson Promise” to cover the full tuition for eligible Iowa students (inclusive of Simpson, federal and state gift assistance). Eligibility: Iowa resident and 2019 graduate of an Iowa high school, submit the FAFSA no later than July 1, 2019 and be eligible for federal aid, reside on campus, have a 2017 household adjusted gross income at or below $60,000 and be a full-time, accepted, incoming first-year student. Visit www.thesimpsonpromise.com for more information
St. Ambrose University First Year Student Scholarships – St. Ambrose University offers several scholarships and grants to first-year students. Scholarship and grant amounts will vary. You may eligible based upon academic performance in high school, your talent in fine arts or athletics, or your demonstrated financial need as determined by your FAFSA. Scholarships are determined by a combination of unweighted GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships and grants are renewable for four years of undergraduate study. Increases in scholarship awards due to change in GPA or test scores will be reviewed until March 1st. Award terms and regulations regarding financial aid eligibility are available at www.sau.edu/financialaid St. Ambrose’s priority deadline is March 15th. Students who submit the FAFSA and apply to SAU before this date will have priority in receiving institutional funds and funds with limited resources. The SAU code is: 001889. Priority deadline: March 15, 2019
College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway – Fifty Iowa parents or guardians will each be awarded a $1000 deposit into a College Savings Iowa 529 account through the Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway, sponsored by Iowa Student Loan. To enter, visit www.iowastudentloan.org/savenow by October 21st. After exploring the Parent Handbook, an online library of valuable tips to help families plan for college or other paths after high school, parents, or guardian may enter their information for a random drawing. Deadline: October 21, 2018.
Wendy’s High School Heisman Award – The Class of 2019 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 2019 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2018-2019 academic years, graduating with the class of 2019. Applicants must: have a cum GPA of 3.0 or better, participate in at least one of 47 eligible school-sponsored sports and be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman. Awards range between $1000 to $10,000. The application process is online and must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., October 17, 2018 and the application reviewer must submit their review no later than October 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The website to apply is: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/ Deadline: October 17, 2018.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Attention students in grades 5 thru 12, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is now accepting applications for students that have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Any student who: is in grades 5-12 as of November 6, 2018 may submit an application. Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2017. Applicant should complete an application and submit this to a school principal, counselor, or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 6, 2018 to be considered for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Application certifications must be completed by November 16, 2018. Winners will be announced in February 2019. Complete the online application at: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2019. Deadline: November 6, 2018
Iowa Newspaper Foundation –The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for Iowa students preparing for a career in media. Students at any class level (college freshman through senior in the fall of 2018) are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1000. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need. A list of scholarships and the online application can be found at: http://www.inanews.com/inf/scholarships.php. Contact the Iowa Newspaper Foundation at (515) 244-2145 ext.159 if you need additional information. The deadline to apply is February 9, 2018. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Horatio Alger Scholarship – The Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000. To learn more and apply, visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org . To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required), involvement in co-curricular and community activities, demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.0), be a US citizen and have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution located in the US. (Students may start their studies at a 2-yr. institution and then transfer to a 4-yr institution). Once you have submitted your on-line application, ask your CHS counselor to complete the on-line certification page required to complete your application process. Applications must be submitted and certified by October 25, 2018. Deadline: October 25, 2018
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship for The University of Iowa – The Pearl Hull Falk Trust administered by Midwest One Bank will award $800 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, 200-250 word personal statement, letter of reference, file a FAFSA and must include a copy of the Award Notification letter with his/her scholarship application. Application and materials must be submitted to administrator of the trust. All applicants will be notified by mail of their award status by July 31, 2019. Deadline: May 1, 2019.
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program – The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program will award 80 – $1000 scholarships to high-school seniors and college students. Winners may attend any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the U.S. Winners may enroll at an accredited two-year college provided the course of study will lead to later granting of a baccalaureate degree. Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2018. Candidates must complete the application; provide an “official” transcript with ACT/SAT scores, personal reference and resume. Applicant must write a personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in their life and/or the life of their customer(s). Guidelines and the application may be found at the following website: www.hyvee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx. Application materials must be postmarked by February 8, 2019.
Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program – The Kidguard Education Scholarship is part of an effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such a cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide, and childhood depression in the age of technology. Students in grades 9 thru 12 are eligible to apply. Award amounts range from $500 to $1000. Students should select one of 5 topics listed on the website and submit a well thought out essay or video and complete a short application form on line at: https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/. Recipients will be selected based on the quality of their essay/video. The deadline to submit applications is every October 31st on an ongoing basis. Deadline: October 31st
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 onto 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 school have students using Raise.me with the average annual scholarship being $5000. Parents and students do not miss this scholarship opportunity. Log on today, create an account and start saving!
Clinton Community College/Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships – The Clinton Community College/Paul B. Sharar Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018 -2019 spring semester. You 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. Scholarship amounts range from $200 to the Honor Scholarships. 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 563-244-7041. Applications can be completed online at www.eicc.edu/scholarshipapp. Paper copies of the application are also available in the CHS counseling office.. Students registering for the spring semester should apply by November 1st. Spring semester deadline: November 1, 2018.
StudentScholarships.org – This organization provides scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003. Their database is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use. Registered users grades 9 thru 12 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://www.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.