During the 2018-2019 school year a total of $310,214 was awarded to the Class of 2019. Out of this amount $83,945 was local award money and $226,269 was out of area/non-local award money.

Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year will be listed below as they become available.

Trade, Technical, and Industrial Scholarship – A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a CHS senior who has taken a minimum of three trimester/semester credit hours of Industrial Technology or Vocational courses. Applicants must complete an application and include a copy of their transcript.  Application and transcript should be returned to the CHS Counseling Office.  The Trade, Technical and Industrial Scholarship selection committee may conduct scholarship interviews prior to selecting the scholarship recipient.  The recipient will select a Trade or Vocational school or college, to be approved by the committee, which he or she wishes to attend.  After admission is assured, the scholarship will be sent to the college and credited to their account.  The recipient will be expected to attend Senior Convocation on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  The scholarship will be presented to the winner by a member of the scholarship committee at Convocation.  Deadline:  April 20, 2020

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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 in memory of their father.  Edward was born in 1918, grew up in the Clinton area and graduated from CHS in 1936.  Unfortunately, before he had a chance to get into a career, he was stricken with multiple sclerosis.  Anderson relied heavily on the help of many people in the medical profession. To demonstrate his gratitude for the kind people in the medical profession, his family created a scholarship for students interested in becoming a part of the medical field.  In 1994, Edward died just two years after the initial scholarship was awarded.  Eligibility for the Anderson Scholarship is determined by the following criteria:  the applicant must be a CHS graduating senior and must plan to major in the health care field.  Financial need and scholastic achievements are also considered.  Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation.  Application materials 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 13, 2020.

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Simpson College First Year Scholarships and Awards – Upon acceptance to Simpson, students are automatically considered for all merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded based on academic and personal success.  Need-based grants and loans are also available. To be considered for need-based financial aid, students must file the FAFSA by July 1.  New freshmen who complete their FAFSA and submit all required application materials by Dec. 1, 2019 will receive a FAFSA Grant of $2,000. This is in addition to other merit-based scholarships. This grant is not available to Simpson Promise students or students qualifying to receive Arizona, California, St. Louis or Texas tuition grants. For a list of scholarships, grants and loans offered by Simpson College visit the following website:   Deadlines for these opportunities will vary.

Iowa Credit Union Foundation, Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, provides scholarships for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2020 and scholarships for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2020.  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 on the following topic:  Credit Unions are financial cooperatives that operate from the philosophy of “people helping people.” Service to members and the community is an integral part of the credit union difference. Share how your credit union demonstrates the people helping people philosophy in action. Also, share an experience of when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community and what you learned from that experience.  Entry forms must be completed online at:  Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 7, 2020.  Deadline:  February 7, 2020

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 such as college sophomores, juniors and seniors, those attending trade schools and even advance degree programs.  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:  Entry requirements:  completed official entry form, 500-word essay, business-style resume, and official entry form.  Essay topic: Why should people choose credit unions over large banks?  All entries must be mailed to Scholarship Competition, Ascentra Credit Union, P.O. Box 1107, Bettendorf, IA  52722-0019 and postmarked no later than February 29, 2020.   Deadline:  February 29, 2020

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 and 10 of $1,000 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:, look for the “Scholarship” category and select the Masonic Scholarship Application.  Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1st.  Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020.

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 Scholarships”  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.  In the selection process, an applicant’s academic record, communication skills, need for financial assistance and plans for the future are carefully considered.  Organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.  Official Transcript and personal resume’ in your own handwriting are required as a part of the application process.  Application forms are available online on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website:, 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 requirementDeadline:  March 1, 2020.

Iowa Section PGA Scholarship – The Charlie Burkart Golf Scholarship is available to any graduating senior residing within the boundaries of the state of Iowa or western Illinois.  At least one high school graduate will be the 2020 recipient of $1500 per year for four years at a college or university of their choice.  Other previously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible. Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, and the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.  Applicants should submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation (may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family connection.), and include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans and financial need.  Applicant is requested to send a list of other scholarships they have applied for and those that they have received.  Additional scholarship information may be found and copies of the application may be downloaded at the following website:   Applications must be mailed or emailed by June 19th.  Email address:   Deadline:  June 19, 2020.

Nathalie Hoop Scholarship – The Nathalie Hoop scholarship in the amount of $2000 per 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 Friday, April 3, 2020.  Deadline:  April 3, 2020.

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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 $250 will be available for the Class of 2020.  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, AP Economics, AP Psychology, AP World History or AP US History. 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 with 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 based on 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 13, 2020

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Trudy Proehl Memorial Scholarship – This is a $2,000 scholarship available to one senior in memory of Trudy Proehl who taught social studies at Washington Middle School in Clinton from 1949 until retiring in 1985. Trudy grew up in Iowa City and graduated from Iowa City High School.  She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1947 and a master’s degree from Colorado State in 1954.  Scholarship recipient must be accepted to a four-year college/university and have a need for financial assistance.  Applicants must complete application, provide two letters of recommendation, and write a 500 or more word essay describing how they have incorporated the CHS Trident ideals of fighting spirit, traditions, and loyalty into their high school career.  All application materials are due in the school counseling office on or before April 15th.   Deadline:  April 15, 2020

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Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship – The Terry Sullivan Student Athlete Scholarship will award a $1000 scholarship to a student athlete who has consistently exhibited selfless dedication and integrity to team and school as well as a strong work ethic throughout their high school career.  Eligibility requirements include: graduating senior from Clinton High School, currently is or has been a student-athlete, and has demonstrated leadership skills both in the classroom and in the sports that they participated in.  Have minimum GPA of 3.0.   Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.  Provide a letter of recommendation from a minimum of one coach, teacher, or class advisor; submit a short essay on what the applicant’s experience and thoughts are on what character, leadership, teamwork and work ethic means to them and how they may have demonstrated these traits.  Preferred Requirement:  Participating in collegiate athletics, but was not awarded a full-tuition athletic scholarship.  Members of the CHS Administrative team will select the recipient.  Completed applications are due in the CHS Counseling Office on or before April 17, 2019.  Deadline:  April 17, 2020     

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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 15th 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 15, 2020. 

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Dr. Greg  Lauz Educational Scholarship – This $200 scholarship was bequeathed by Dr. Greg Lauz who served the Clinton area as a pediatrician for over 20 years.  The scholarship will go to a student that will be majoring in Humanities and attending a 4-year educational institution.  Application requirements include:  one letter of recommendation, GPA of 2.5 or better, transcript, listing of school & community involvement, attend 4-year educational institution and completed application.  The CHS Scholarship Committee members will select one recipient for this scholarship.  Applications should be returned to the Counseling Office by April 17, 2020.  Deadline:  April 17, 2020.

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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 or a Clinton High Gateway Learning Center senior.  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 or Clinton High Gateway Learning Center 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 Monday, April 13th.  Deadline:  April 13,  2020

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Iowa Horse Council Scholarship – Iowa Horse Council provides scholarships for qualified students who wish to pursue a career in the equine industry.  One scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior and a second “open” scholarship to individuals already in college or graduate school.  Students must be Iowa residents and current members in good standing of the Iowa Horse Council or one of its affiliated organizations.  Scholarships will vary each year, this year a $750 scholarship will be awarded to each of the recipients.  Applicants must complete application, answer a series of questions, including an essay, submit letters of recommendation and an official transcript.  The deadline to submit application is February 1, 2020.  Deadline:  February 1, 2020

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UI Scholarships for First Year Students – The University of Iowa offers scholarships to undergraduate students based on financial need, merit, or both.  To be eligible for a merit-based scholarship, students must submit a complete application by March 1, 2020, submit test scores administered through February 2020, and a 7th semester (or 2nd trimester) grade point average.  April 1, 2020 is the deadline to submit an updated transcript and/or official test scores for scholarship reconsideration.  Awarding begins on October 1, 2019 and continues on a rolling basis every two weeks thereafter.  Eligible students will be notified via letter and/or email.  Any changes or updates to scholarships or award amounts after the initial awarding letter will be sent to students beginning February 1, 2020.  If a student meets requirements for multiple resident or nonresident merit-based awards, they will be awarded the scholarship with the highest value.  To be considered for grants and scholarships based on financial need, you must complete the FAFSA.  Funding is limited for most need-based scholarships and grants.  It is recommended that students file the 2020-2021 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2019.  For additional information about scholarships contact the Office of Admissions at 319-335-3847 or e-mail:  For additional scholarships at the University of Iowa, visit the following website:   Deadlines may vary.

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 17, 2020.  Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend.  Deadline:  April 17, 2020.

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Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial “Athletic” Scholarship – The $500 Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial Athletic Scholarship goal is to recognize and reward a student athlete who has contributed to his or her team on and off the field.  Jack & Gerry were avid sports fans and attended many CHS sporting events, watching their children and grandchildren participate.  The Jack & Gerry Voss Memorial Athletic Scholarship will be awarded to any graduating senior from Clinton High School who:  is or has been a student-athlete and has demonstrated leadership skills both in the classroom and in the sports that they participated in.  Must have maintained a “B” average in the classroom, be enrolled or planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college full-time.  Prefer one letter of recommendation from a coach.  Applicants should submit a short essay stating why they are deserving of this award.  Scholarship will be awarded to an athlete who is NOT receiving a full athletic scholarship.  The Voss family will review all applications and select the recipient based on their accomplishments.  Applications, essay, and letter of recommendation are due in the counseling office on or before April 17, 2020.  Recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation.  Deadline:  April 17, 2020.

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Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarships – The Quad City Regional Auto Show offers multiple scholarships for students planning to attend two or four year colleges or universities, or students interested in attending a Trade School.  Applicants must be residents of the following counties in Iowa: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott.  Illinois counties of:  Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren and Whiteside.


The criteria for the College Bound Scholarship is:  residency in one of the Iowa or Illinois counties listed above, applicant will have worked or have a parent or guardian working in a new car dealership within the last calendar year and located within one of the eligible counties.  Other factors to be considered are: financial need, essay discussing future aspirations and career goals, 2 letters of recommendation including one from the dealership, extracurricular activities and volunteer or work experience and academic achievement in high school.


Criteria for the Trade School Scholarship is:  residency in one of the Iowa or Illinois counties listed above, a current senior or a recent grad of high school, financial need is a consideration, but is not the overriding factor, a short essay discussing future aspirations/aims and one letter of recommendation.  Applications for both scholarships are to be completed online at:   Deadline is: Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Quad Cities Community Foundation Scholarships – The Quad Cities Community Foundation will award over $500,000 in scholarships to more than 70 Quad City area students.  The application process is simple:  students should visit , browse scholarship listings organized by financial need or other criteria. On November 1st, they will click the “APPLY” button to create an account and complete the application.  Based on your responses to the questions, the system will automatically show you all the scholarship applications for which they are eligible.   Key points:  All applications are accepted online only.  Due dates listed on the website are for all parts of the application including recommendation letters and transcripts.  Late applications are never accepted unless there is a failure with the online system.  Many scholarships are available both to high school seniors and people who have already graduated.  Important dates:  Online application opens on November 1st and the deadline to submit online applications is February 15, 2020.  Deadline:  February 15, 2020

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 27, 2020.

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A.H. Dall Scholarship – This local scholarship of $1000 is in memory of A.H. Dall, who was mayor of Clinton from 1956 to 1966.  It is to be awarded annually beginning with the Clinton High School Class of 1965, to a worthy MALE member of each graduating class.  Selection is based on class rank, scholastic achievements, potential for further success, and financial need.  The application and two letters of recommendation should be returned to the Counseling Office.  Deadline:  on or before Friday, March 27, 2020.

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Emil E. Johannsen Scholarships – Emil E. Johannsen was a Clinton native that never had a college education. He was a decorated U. S. Army veteran who lived quietly at Clinton’s Lafayette Hotel until his death in 1998 at the age of 81.   He never lived to where you thought he had any money and was a person that appreciated what you could do with an education and wanted to quietly help people.  Upon his death Johannsen’s estate created five tuition scholarships of $1000 each for Clinton High School seniors and one $1000 tuition scholarship for one Prince of Peace Academy senior.  The scholarship awards will be based on need and academic performance.  First consideration shall be given to students planning to attend Clinton Community College but those going elsewhere should also apply.  Transcript, one letter of recommendation and essay questions must be included with application.  Application materials should be returned to the Counseling Office by April 14th.  Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship.  Deadline: April 14, 2020

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CHS Class of 1953 Scholarship – A scholarship formed by members of the Clinton High graduating Class of 1953 will award one $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors.  This scholarship is open to all seniors entering any field of study.  Application requirements:  recipient must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, GPA of 2.5 or better, provide 2 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, 500-word essay on why you are deserving of scholarship, list of school/community involvement, financial need, and completed application.  Scholarship application and documentation are due in the counseling office on or before April 13, 2020  Deadline:  April 13, 2020.

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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 that plans to pursue a post-secondary degree at any college or trade school of their choice and plans to continue to serve others through volunteerism.  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.  Students should complete application, provide two adult letters of recommendation, write a 500-word essay explaining what they have learned from volunteering in the community, how that service has impacted their life, and how they plan to continue with volunteering and service during the progression of their life.  Students 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 14, 2020.  Deadline:  April 14, 2020

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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 24th.  Deadline:  April 24, 2020.

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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 17th.  Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship.  Deadline: April 17, 2020.

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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 24th.  Recipients will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship.  Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college attending in the fall.  Deadline:  April 24, 2020

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Quad City Engineering and Science Council – The Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship Program was established and is administered by the Council.  This program provides multiple one-time grants/scholarships between $1000 and $2500 each for high school seniors pursuing a STEM degree at a 4 year university.  These are awarded on an objective basis without regard to race, sex, or religion.  Criteria includes academics, civic/community service, extracurricular involvement, career goals, and an essay on why you want a STEM degree.  This year, in addition to the general scholarship, the Council is please to also offer engineering scholarships from Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus.  Western Illinois University offers an additional 4-year scholarship to those selected.  Scholarship awards will be presented at the Annual Engineers Week Banquet on, or about February 20, 2020. The scholarship winners will be the guests of the QCESC at the annual awards event. Family members are encouraged to attend, but will be required to pay regular event price.  Winners will be requested to provide a photo for publication with the award announcement in the QC local newspapers and on the QCESC website. Contact information may be shared with our member organizations for the opportunity of additional scholarships.  For additional information or assistance, contact Tom Hein at email: or telephone:  309-798-0556.  The Online application and additional information can be found at:  Application and transcript must be submitted by January 27, 2020.  Deadline:  January 27, 2020

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.  The recipient will be notified prior to Senior Convocation in May and will be expected to attend Convocation for the presentation of this scholarship.  Scholarship money will be sent directly to the school the recipient is attending in the fall.  Application materials are due in the CHS Counseling Office by April 24th.  Deadline:  April 24, 2020

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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 2019-2020 school year; and attend college in the fall of 2020.  To enter students should register online at between the dates of October 15 and February 21, 2020.  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 21, 2020.

Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship – The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is designed to work with other state and federal programs to completely cover the cost of tuition towards a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in a high-need field.  The Last-Dollar Scholarship is for Iowans who:  are new high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time in the fall after graduation or adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time.  Plan to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree aligned with a designated high-demand job and have applied for all other available aid.  The Last-Dollar Scholarship can be used at Iowa community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer eligible programs of study and that agree to provide required student service.  Eligible programs are based on job demand and might change from year to year.  A current list of eligible programs and additional information can be found at:   To apply students must file the FAFSA beginning October 1st.  If you qualify for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship, your school will notify you in your award letter.

ISU Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards – The Hixson Opportunity Award is a grant of $18,000 to be used at Iowa State University.  The scholarship is made possible through gifts from Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, and is awarded annually to 100 Iowa Students.  Criteria for eligibility: students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. Students must be Iowa residents and possess the potential to succeed, must be admissible to Iowa State University, and demonstrate extreme financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA.  The online Hixson Award application is available at  Application procedures are:  Complete FAFSA by December 1st, Complete the online Hixson application by December 15th and complete the ISU admission process by December 15thDeadlines:  December 1s t– FAFSA and December 15, 2019 – Scholarship & ISU admission application.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation – The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship.  The scholarship is designed to help recipients graduate college debt free.  Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, the opportunity to learn how to invest and then manage a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account, and the opportunity to Study Abroad worth up to $8,000. Eligibility requirements include:  Must be a U.S. citizen.  Must attend an eligible public high school.  Must be a student in the high school graduating class.  Must have achieved a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher.  Must score 24 or higher on the ACT or 1,150 or higher on the SAT.  Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation.  Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college.  Must complete the FAFSA in 2019, EFC must be less than $6,500.  Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.  For complete information and to submit your application visit the following website: . The deadline to apply is 5:00 P.M. CST, November 15, 2019.  Deadline:  Nov. 15, 2019

Clinton County Cattlemen Scholarship – The Clinton County Cattlemen are offering seniors $500 scholarships.  Parents or the candidate must be a current member or become a 3-year member of the Clinton County Cattlemen’s.  Candidates must complete application form and explain how they are involved in the beef industry, why they think the beef industry is important to Iowa and their plans after graduation.  Applications must be mailed or emailed by January 3, 2020.  Mailing address and email are listed on the application.  Deadline:  January 3, 2020

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Mount Mercy University, Catherine McAuley Scholarship – This scholarship provides free tuition to incoming new freshmen entering college the fall of 2020.  Students are automatically considered for the Catherine McAuley Scholarship upon admittance to Mount Mercy University with family incomes of $50,000 or less annually.  Applicant must be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school.  Be admitted as a new freshmen to Mount Mercy.  Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year and file the FAFSA prior to July 1 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.  Additionally, to maintain the scholarship from year to year, students will need to show satisfactory academic progress and participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus.  Students become eligible for this scholarship by completing the Mount Mercy application at:

Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship – The Class of 2020 Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from public and private high school within the U. S.  Wendy’s will consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school, and community activities.  To achieve award eligibility for the Class of 2020 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2019-2020 academic years, graduating with the class of 2020.  Applicants must have: at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11.  Participated in at least one of 47 Heisman High School Scholarship recognized sports.  Participated in volunteer service, community involvement, or leadership within his/her school or community and be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.   Awards range between $500 to $5,000. Students must submit their applications by October 29th at 5 p.m. Central time.    The application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application by October 31st at 5 p.m. Central time.  The website to apply is:    Deadlines:  October 29 and October 31, 2019

Unity Point Health/Trinity Health Foundation Scholarships – Unity Point Health and Trinity Health Foundation of the Quad Cities are offering a number of scholarship opportunities.  Amounts range between $500 and $10,000 for various areas of study within the health care field. The online application opens on October 1, 2019.  Visit the following website for a brief overview of each scholarship and to submit your application: .  You must register as a user and log into the application system to apply and view specific requirements for each scholarship. There are tutorials on the registration page for your convenience. Please start your application early so required documents and third party verification can be completed before submission deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Application deadlines do vary by scholarship.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation –The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers scholarships for Iowa students preparing for a career in media.  Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1000.  A list of scholarships and the online application can be found at:   The Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship Committee, when reviewing applications, will consider all applications that qualify for each of the scholarships offered.  It is not necessary to apply for a specific scholarship award.  Contact the Iowa Newspaper Foundation at (515) 244-2145 ext. 159 if you need additional information.  The deadline to apply is February 14, 2020.   Deadline:  February 14, 2020.

Student Success Scholarship – This is an annual $250 scholarship opportunity provided by an employee of Nestlé Purina PetCare, Clinton, Iowa, Devan Dunneback; Assistant Logistics Manager. Any high school senior who will be attending any higher education institution following graduation may apply.  Applicants must meet all of the scholarship criteria.  This scholarship will serve as a framework for students to succeed on larger stages past high school, in applications for colleges, jobs, and other scholarships. The program is a proven method of success that has won Mr. Dunneback almost $30,000 across 13 different scholarships awarded, from high school, to his Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. The scholarship will be available annually, and the details of how the scholarship will work can be found at the following website:  Applicants must provide the following:  completed scholarship application, official academic transcript, proof of admission to a secondary education institution, cover letter, resume, references page, one letter of recommendation from a non=family member and an essay not to exceed 500 words.  All materials must arrive together in one manila envelope and be postmarked by January 31st.  Winners will be announced in the spring.  Winning student will receive information on how to receive the scholarship at the time of the announcement.  Winnings will be distributed following the first semester of enrollment.  Questions, advice, tips, etc. should be directed to  Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Fred Ray Scholarship – The Fred Ray Scholarship is made possible by the kindness of Mr. Fred Ray who upon his death willed $1 million towards a new scholarship for Clinton High Students attending The University of Iowa.  Mr. Ray was born in Clinton, graduated from Clinton High School in 1938, graduated from The University of Iowa College of Commerce in 1942, and served in the U. S. Army during World War II.  He returned to Clinton after retiring from 33 years of service as the internal auditor, payroll supervisor, and retirement counselor at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago Circle Campus. Upon his death, his will directed $1 million towards scholarships for Clinton High students attending the University of Iowa showing an interest in Business studies.


The Fred Ray Scholarship shall be awarded to students in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa who have graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, IA.  Scholarship amounts will vary.  The scholarship is listed on the UI scholarship portal with a March 1st application deadline. Students can apply for scholarships any time before that date.   Additional UI scholarships can also be found by visiting the University of Iowa scholarship portal.  Screening of scholarship applications will begin just after the deadline date.  The link for the scholarship portal is:  Students will need to sign-in using their HawkID# to apply for the Fred Ray and other scholarships on the University of Iowa scholarship portal.  Deadline:  March 1, 2020.

St. Ambrose University Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants – St. Ambrose University offers numerous scholarships and grants to first-year students.  Full-tuition, On Campus merit-based, Off Campus merit-based and additional institutional aid including; athletic, fine art, alumni and diversity scholarships.  The first step to be considered for a scholarship or grant is to apply for admission to St. Ambrose and file your FAFSA.  Scholarships are determined by a combination of unweighted GPA and ACT/SAT score.  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 1.  For additional information and to apply, visit the following website:  Deadline:  March 1, 2020

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship – The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.  Awards ranging from $1000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U. S. college or university.  All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.  Male and female students compete separately.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Applications must be filed online at:  Paper copies will not be accepted.  Deadline:  November 5, 2019

ISU College of Engineering Scholarships – In addition to university-awarded scholarships, each year the College of Engineering grants approximately $3 million in scholarships to engineering students.  First year students may be eligible for Automatic Merit Scholarships by having an ACT Composite of 33 or higher/SAT combined score of 1450 or higher and a GPA of 3.7 or higher.  Application-based Scholarships students must have an ACT Composite of 28 or higher/SAT combined score of 1300 or higher or high school GPA of 3.60 or higher, excluded from eligibility if Automatic Merit criteria is already met.  The application period for engineering scholarships is from September 1, 2019 – December 2, 2019 for qualified students.  In order to receive an invitation to apply for scholarships, students must have applied for admission to Iowa State University.  These scholarships are stackable with financial awards a student may potentially receive through the ISU Office of Admissions. College of Engineering Scholarships:  Deadline:  December 2, 2019

Distinguished Young Women of Iowa – Distinguished Young Women of Iowa is looking for girls in the Class of 2020 who are: Involved in school and/or community activities and outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics, and/or the arts.  Distinguished Young Women of Iowa is part of a national program which awards scholarships for young women’s achievement.  Throughout your participation you will be encouraged to reach your goals, continue your education and be confident in your opinions.  College scholarships are available to all participants and over $1 billion is available nationally!  Sign-up at   Sign-up deadline is October 31, 2019.  Deadline:  October 31, 2019

Save Now, Save Later:  College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway – Iowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to prepare for college expenses.  With programs offering a total of more than $100,000 in awards for the 2019-2020 school year, students and families can earn college cash while learning valuable information.  The Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway is open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6 – 12 from September 3rd thru October 18th.  Fifty $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts will be awarded.  Participants need to visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financial information and enter contact information to register for the random drawing.  Start at:    Deadline:  October 18, 2019 – 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 will be matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit their profile.  To access the free scholarship database, simply create your own profile at: Students may also visit their Facebook page at and click on the “Like” button to receive scholarship.

Raise.Me – Raise.Me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. Log on to , create your account, build a portfolio and watch your earnings grow.  For each achievement, you’ll get scholarships from different colleges, which you can redeem when you attend that college.  There are over 250+ college partners participating in this micro scholarship opportunity.  Over 18,000 high schools have students using  Parents and students, don’t miss out on this scholarship opportunity. Log on today, create an account and start saving!

Eastern Iowa Community College District/Clinton Comm. College – Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarships – The 2019-2020 Eastern Iowa Community College scholarship applications are available to apply online.  Students can apply for all scholarships offered at any of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges of your choice with just one application submission.  All current and prospective full and part-time (six hours or more) students are considered.  Some are based on financial need and or/academic excellence, and others are based on the degree you are pursuing or the location in which you live.  If a student wishes to register for fewer than six hours and can demonstrate financial need, some scholarship assistance may be available.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or high is required to be eligible for scholarships. Those individuals with lower GPA’s may wish to explain their special circumstances in the letter addressing the scholarship awarding committee.  Any questions regarding Clinton Community College scholarships should be directed to the Sharar Foundation at 563-244-7040.  Applications can be completed online at or to apply for Sharar Foundation Scholarships. Students planning to attend the 2020 spring semester at CCC, SCC or MCC should submit their scholarship application by November 1, 2019.  Deadline:  November 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, 2019 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, 2019.  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:   Application materials must be postmarked by February 10, 2020.  Deadline:  Feb. 10, 2020

Timberline Billing Service Scholarship – The annual TBS Scholarship Award gives $2000 to five students that have an active IEP or have exited their IEP within the past four years. Guidelines include:  Student must be graduating in the school year of the award (December or May).  Student must be must be attending a school district which contracts with Timberline Billing Service, LLC for their Medicaid claiming as of January 15th in the school year of the application.  The student should confirm with their district administrator that their district contracts with Timberline Billing Service LLC.  The student must have applied to an educational institution for the following school year.  This could be a four-year private/public school, community college, trade school, or other formal educational program beyond high school.  Student does not have to be enrolled with Medicaid to qualify for this scholarship.  This is not a financial needs-based scholarship.  Any student who is currently on, or has been on, and IEP during their secondary education and wishes to continue their education/training past high school is eligible to apply.  The scholarship may be used for tuition room/board, transportation, books, or any accommodation necessary for the student to be successful in their learning environment.  Student must submit a completed application, three letters of recommendation, essay of no more than 500 words or video or audio presentation of less than 5 minutes on the topics of how your disability affected your school experience and involvement in the community as well as the accommodations or supports used in school help you succeed.  What are your postsecondary goals and how will post secondary education benefit you?  Include one copy of transcript.  Applications and supporting documents must be mailed to Timberline Billing Service and received by 4:00 p.m. on January 15,2020.  Deadline:  January 15, 2020