Scholarships

Not all scholarships have an application and deadline to apply available.  These are all of the scholarships we have received information on in the past.  As soon as the information becomes available, we will update this page.  Information regarding these scholarships can be found by doing an online search or by stopping by the guidance office.

To download the local scholarship form, CLICK HERE.

 

Scholarship NameAmountCriteria/RequirementsApplicationDeadline
180 Medical Scholarship$1000High School Senior
Spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis
WebsiteAccepting applications starting Jan 2020
ACACIA$1000Plan to attend Iowa State University
Graduating Iowa high school senior
Excel in academics, extra-curricular activities and community involvement
Application in guidance officeApril 1 of the current year
AES Engineers Scholarship$500Attending a 2 or 4 year college university
Majoring in an engineering field
ApplicationOn Website
Ag Partners Scholarship$500Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
WebsiteOctober 5th, 2019
Alliant Energy
Community Service
TBD Dec 19Be age 24 or under
Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer of one of Alliant Energy's
Cumulativehigh school grade point average between 2.5 and 3.75
Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application and plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the Fall of 2009 at an accredited two- or four-year college or university within Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota
WebsiteSee website for deadline
All Iowa Opportunity ScholarshipvariesIowa Resident
Plans to enroll in an Iowa college or university for at least 3 semester hours
Completes FAFSA by date specified on application
WebsiteSee website for deadline
American Legion Oratorical$1,500 - $18,000Citizen or lawful resident of The United States
High School Senior
WebsiteSee website for deadline
AXA Achievement Scholarship$2,000Must demonstrate ambition and drive
Determination to set and reach goals
Respect for self, family, and community
Ability to succeed in College
WebsiteOpen from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received
American Soybean Association$5,000Iowa High school senior
Planning to attend an accredited Iowa two or four year college/university
Majoring in agricultural related field
WebsiteDecember 1, 2019
B. Davis Scholarship$1,000This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction
Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
WebsiteMay 22nd, 2020
Better Business Bureau$2,500High School Senior
Must personify character through leadership, contributions to their communities and schools, personal integrity and academic accomplishments.
WebsiteJanuary 13th, 2020
Big Sun Athletics$500All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.WebsiteJune 19th, 2020
Blairsburg Community ImprovementHave a Blairsburg address
Plan to attend college full time in the fall.
Check will be mailed to student after transcript showing successful
completion (2.0 or better) of fall college semester is presented to BCIA
Download ApplicationApril 15, 2020
Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship$1,000High school junior or seniors for the 2019-2020 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc) are eligible for this scholarship.WebsiteApril 6th, 2020
Bright Scholars of IowaThe amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance, less other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships).To be eligible for a Bright Scholars of Iowa Award, a student must be accepted by one of the three state universities (Iowa State, Iowa, UNI) or these community colleges (Indian Hills, Southwestern Iowa), as well as meeting the following criteria:

Current senior attending an Iowa high school.
Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of high school graduating class, or ACT of 28 and above, or for regent university applicants 299 and higher RAI---Regents Admission Index).
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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Maintain full-time enrollment.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Bruce A. Yungclas Memorial
Scholarship
$500Graduating Senior from Hamilton County
Minimum GPA of 2.0
Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university
Participated in theatre-related activities
ApplicationsMay 1
Caroline Peterson Golden Apple Seed Scholarship$1,000Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Elementary Education. If no candidate is found eligible for the above criteria, a student who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Civil Engineering will be the second choice. If no candidate is found eligible for the above criteria, a student who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Elementary Education will be selected.See guidance office for applicationApril 17
Catholic Daughters of America$1,000Catholic High School Senior
Member of JCDA for at least two years
WebsiteMay 1
Charlene B. Fox Scholarship$500Attending two or four year college/university
Majoring in Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, Health Services, or Education
Application in guidance officeApril 17
Christina Hixson Opportunity Award$18,000 for 8 semestersHigh School Senior
Resident of Iowa
Must have faced challenges of personal or financial hardship
Must be admitted to Iowa State University
WebsiteDecember 15th, 2019
Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship$500-$3000Iowa high school senior
Pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or natural resources
Must demonstreate leadership, character, service, self motivation, and scholastic achievement
WebsiteFebruary 14th, 2020
Cooperative Telephone Exchange Scholarship$2,000High school senior
Attending two or four year institution
Applicant or Applicant's parent is a current member of Cooperative Telephone Exchange
WebsiteApril 5th, 2020
Craig Henderson
Memorial Scholarship
$500Awarded to one male and one female who plans to continue their education in an agricultural fieldSee guidance office for application
Dale Schroeder Memorial up to $15,000, for max of 3 yearsIowa Resident (High school senior)
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Reside in a community with a population between 1 and 10,000
Planning to attend ISU, UNI, or U of I
Website
Darryl Jahn Memorial$2,000Lutheran male high school senior
Planning to attend Iowa State University
Must have scholastic achievement
Must show active participation in community and church
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Deb Witte Memorial ScholarshipVariedAll applicants must be a South Hamilton graduate; attending or graduated from any post-secondary school.
All applicants must be within one year before or after receiving bachelor’s degree.
Degree must be in elementary or secondary education.
Deb Witte Scholarship ApplicationApplications accepted April 1 - May 15
DMACC Foundation$250-$1,500Completed DMACC Admissions Application must be on file -OR- must be enrolled as a current DMACC student.
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for most recent coursework to semester start date.
Students who have completed less than 6 DMACC credits (to semester start date) will be instructed to upload or send a transcript (official, unofficial or scanned copy) from their most recent school, to be received in the DMACC Scholarship Office by the application deadline. Applicants with no recorded grade within the last 10 years will be exempt from this requirement.
WebsiteSee website for deadline.
Elk's Legacy Award$4,000Must be a child or grandchild of active Elk member
Must have an ACT score
Ability to demonstrate Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, and Integrity
WebsiteJanuary 31, 2020
Elk's Most Valuable Student$1,000-$12,500 per yearMost 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.WebsiteNovember 5th, 2019
Ellsworth BingoApplication available in guidance office
Ellsworth Community Association3 - $1,000Application available in guidance office
First Friday Breakfast Club AwardIowa high school senior
Demonstrates efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness of GLBT youth in community
Website
Gates Millenium ScholarshipVariesMust be a Minority & US Citizen or permanent resident
Minimum 3.3 GPA
Demonstrates Leadership
WebsiteSee website for deadline
GE-Reagan Foundation$10,000 renewable up to $40,000Students should demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. WebsiteJanuary 3rd, 2020
Got Milk? Scholarship$7500Website
Governor Terry Branstad-Iowa State FairUp to $5,000Actively participated in the Iowa State Fair (past or present)
Graduating Senior from an Iowa High School
Plan to enroll at an Iowa College or University
WebsiteMarch 1, 2020
Grand Lodge of Iowa$1,000-$2,000Public High School Senior
Attending two or four year accredited Institution
Demonstrates leadership in service to school and community
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Great Clips Cosmetology Scholarship$250-$1,500High School Senior
Interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology
WebsiteBegins September 1st
Greenfield Family ScholarshipThe Greenfield Family Farms of Jewell, Iowa has established a scholarship award in effort to support South Hamilton graduating senior(s) who plan to attend a post-secondary institution to further his/her skills and knowledge in an agricultural field of study following high school.ApplicationSee guidance counselor for deadline
Hagen ScholarshipUp to $6,000 per semesterMust be a U.S. Citizen.
Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.75 or higher.
Must have scored 24 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,150 on the SAT.
Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
Must not have been convicted of a felony.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Hamilton County ISU Alumni Scholarship$500Hamilton County Senior
Planning to attend Iowa State University
WebsiteMarch 31
Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District ScholarshipHigh School Senior
Enrolling in a 2-4 year college or university
Pursuing a degree in any field of agriculture or natural resources
See guidance office for application
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship$10003.0 Min GPA
Enrollment status: Accepted to or currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Hispanic Scholarship Fund$500-$5,000Must be of Hispanic heritage

Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students

Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)

US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
WebsiteSee website for deadline
HOIC/SCE ScholarshipIowa high school senior
Parents must be a Class A or B member of HOIC/SCE
Minimum GPA of 2.65
Plan to enroll in a full time two or four year college/university or vocational school
Majoring in an agricultural, business, auto/truck repair, carpentry, or masonry field.
Horatio Alger Scholarship$10,000Pursuit of a degree in a STEM field
Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0)
Attendence at a Honeywell Partner School or Horatio Alger Collegiate Partner institution and be a current freshman
Be a United States citizen
WebsiteSee website for deadlines
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship$1,000Must be employed or have a parent that is employed at Hy-VeeWebsite
Innovative Ag Services Scholarship$1,000Parent or guardian must be an active patron of Innovative Ag Services, having purchased production supplies from the cooperative or sold grain to the cooperative within the past year.
Student must be a graduating high school senior who will be majoring in an agricultural related field of study
Student must attend an accredited college or university
Applicant must enroll as a full-time student
WebsiteApplication opens in December
Iowa Arts Council$1,500Iowa High School Senior who will be a full-time student at an accredited Iowa college or university
Demonstrates outstanding ability in art, theater, music, dance, literature, traditional arts or visual arts
Website
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship$2,000Hamilton County high school senior
Pursuing career in the automotive industry or related field
Website
Iowa Chapter of National Football FoundationApplicant requirements:
Graduating seniors football players only
GPA must be 3.50 or higher
ACT composite of 26 or higher
Player must have been named to an All-District team in football
Applicants having held tangible leadership positions in school or community
preferred
See guidance office for application
Iowa Engineering Society of Central Iowa$500-$1,000The Iowa Engineering Society of Central Iowa is offering a $500 or $1,000 Engineering scholarship. A pre-application form must be filled out by February 1st. WebsiteSee website for deadline
Iowa Farm Bureau$1,000High school senior
Attending a two or four year accredited institution
Majoring in an agricultural related field
WebsiteFebruary 28th, 2020
Iowa Newspaper Foundation$1,000Must be planning to enter a career in the newspaper industryWebsiteFebruary 14th, 2020
Iowa Golf Association - Herman Sani$8,000High school seniors
Planning to attend a two or four year Iowa college or university
Outstanding Academic Achievement
WebsiteApril 1
Iowa Section PGA Scholarship$1,500 per year for 4 yearsIowa High School Senior
Winners selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, then on their academic ability and financial need
WebsiteJune 19th, 2020
Iowa Student Loan$1,000-$2,000The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college.WebsiteFebruary 21, 2020
James B. Morris ScholarshipVariesIowa High School Senior
Minority Ethnic Status (African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American)
Planning to attend any U.S. college or university
Minimum GPA of 2.5
WebsiteSee website for deadlines
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship$2,500Based on need, academics, community services, and writing skill
U.S. Citizen
Graduating senior
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Demonstrated leadership abilities through community or extra-curricular activities
WebsiteMarch 31
JCI Student Senate Foundation Scholarship$1,000High School Senior
Planning to attend a 2 year or 4 year college or university
Website
JFK Profile of Courage Essay Contest$500 - $5,000US high school students in 9th-12th grade
Write an original and creative essay of less that 1,000 words the demonstrates an understanding of political courage
WebsiteSee website for deadlines
Jewell Lions Club Scholarship$500South Hamilton Student
Min. 2.0 GPA

See guidance office for application and deadline
Judge Story Theatrical Troupe Scholarship$500Graduating senior from Gilbert, Roland-Story or South Hamilton
Participated in high school drama or speech
Application in counseling office
Keep Iowa Beautiful Environmental Scholarship$1,000Current Iowa Resident
Enrolling in an Iowa two or four year college
Majoring in environment, community services, conservation, public service or government, nonprofit management, lanscape architecture, architecture (historical emphasis), or community planning.
Possesssing a strong background in community service and/or community enhancement
Website
Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship
in Choral Music Education
$2,500Must be a citizen of the State of Iowa;
2. be a graduating senior;
3. be enrolling in college as a vocal music education major;
4. submit a tape containing two selections of a contrasting nature;
5. submit a listing of school music participation and accomplishments;
6. provide a letter listing music involvement in church and/or
community cosigned by the pastor or civic leader;
7. submit a one-page essay entitled, “Why I Have Chosen Choral
Music Education As A Career.”
ApplicationApril 15th, 2020
Matthew Sheppard LGBT$1500-$40,000High school senior, minimum GPA 3.0 or ACT 22+
Demonstrates LGBT activism and community service
History of high moral and ethical standards and conduct
Website
Mary Greeley Auxilliary Health Career Scholarship$1,000Pursuing a degree in the healthcare field
Attending a two or four year college/university
Three letters of recommendation
WebsiteFebruary 1, 2020
MediaCom World Class Scholarship$1,000High school senior
GPA 3.0
ACT 21+
Demonstrates financial need and leadership skills
Website
Midland Power Cooperative Scholarship$1,000Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of education and career goals.Website
Mike Penning Scholarship$500Student Athlete
Pursuing Education Degree with Coaching Endorsement
Demonstrates Excellent Character
See guidance office for application
Monsanto ScholarshipvariesHigh school senior
Pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field
Website
National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship$250-$10,000Graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher
Pursuing a degree at a two or four year college/university
Must have a hunting license
Demonstrate leadership in school activities
WebsiteJanuary 1
NEW Cooperative Scholarship$2,000Iowa High School Senior
Dependent of a NEW Cooperative member or full-time employee
Enrolling in an Ag-related major at a four year iowa college/university
Website
NFIB Young Entrepreneur$1,000High school senior
Demonstrates entrepreneur spirit or initiative
Attending an accredited two or four year college or university
Website
Open Water Scholarship$1,500Plans to enroll as a FT undergraduate in computer science, engineering or business administration. Essay based.See the website for more information: Open WaterDecember 31
P Buckley Moss Foundation$1,000High school senior
Possess a certified language-related difference
Demonstrates artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts
WebsiteMarch 31st
Pearl Hull Fulk Scholarship$400Iowa high school senior
Protestant Faith
Attending the University of Iowa
See guidance office for application
PEI Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship$150-$500Iowa high school senior aspiring to teach
Essay contest
Website
Peoples Credit Union$500The applicant must be a full-time student currently enrolled in or accepted to a college/university undergraduate program for the current school year
The applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of People’s Credit Union
Website
Poet Scholarship$1,000For students interested in a field associated with engineering, farming, grain or other agricultural fields.See guidance office for application.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program$1,000 and a trip to Washington DC
Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship$1,000To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.Recovery Village Scholarship
RIITA Scholarship$1,500High school senior
Enrolling in a two or four year college/university
Receive any local telecommunication service
Have at least a C grade point average
Express interest to live and work in a rural community
Website
Robert D. Blue Scholarship$500 - $1,000The Robert D. Blue scholarship is made possible by the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation. Any Iowa student who plans to attend an Iowa college or university is eligible for this award. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character.

More information about the Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available at www.rdblue.org. If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Alicia Ronne, in my office, either by telephone at (515) 242-5270 or by email at alicia.ronne@iowa.gov.
Website
Ronald McDonald House Charities ScholarshipunknownHigh school senior
Younger than 21
Eligible to attend a two or four year college or university
Website
Ruth Buxton Sayre Scholarship$500Iowa high school female
Demonstrates participation in school and community
Possess ability to complete education
Website
SAE Engineering Scholarship$1,500High school senior
GPA 3.75
Rank in 90% on the ACT
Majoring in Engineering
Website
Sara Scholarship$2,000Applicants must...

Be female

Be high school seniors with the intention to graduate at the end of the school year

Meet entrance requirements and plan to enroll at an accredited college or university in the United States

Have a cumulative minimum unweighted GPA (grade point average) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Demonstrate financial need

Demonstrate excellent character and active involvement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion

Examples include playing golf as a hobby or as part of a team, working at a golf course, as a caddy or in a pro shop, and any other direct, active engagement with the sport
Website
Sam Walton Walmart Scholarshipup to $13,000Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
Must be the dependent of a Walmart associate (employee) who has been actively employed within any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 1, 2017.
Must be a high school (or home school) senior graduating between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 or a GED candidate earning his or her diploma between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
Must enroll for fall 2017 as a freshman/1st year student in a full-time program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of
Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Military academies are not approved institutions.
Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.
Website
Seaboard Foods$1,000Seaboard offers $1,000 dollar scholarships to graduating seniors each year for:

Children of Seaboard employees (15) and

Community Scholarships (40)

Eight community scholarships will be awarded this coming year in Iowa.
Seaboard Scholarship Portal
Sonja Larson Anderson ScholarshipMust be a South Hamilton StudentSee guidance office for application
South Ha$100 per yearUpon graduating, South Hamilton seniors may receive a $100 award for each year they competed at the state level of the IMTA Piano Auditions while attending high school at South Hamilton.

Qualified applicants should provide evidence of participation/competition to the South Hamilton High School counselor’s office.

*The awarding of any and all scholarships is left to the sole discretion of South Hamilton and its benefactors.

Awarded by: We Be Wet, Inc., 400 Anderson Street, Jewell, Iowa
Town & Country Garden Club - Webster City Scholarship$500Hamilton County Resident
Entering in a two or four year college or university
Majoring in horticulture or related field (lanscape architecture, forestry, environmental policy or science, ecology conservation, or watershed managment)
Also any student having a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Garden Club, is eligible, regardless of chosen major.
See guidance office for application
UNI Business Scholarship DayUp to $30,000High School Senior
ACT Math and Composite scores of 27 or higher
Express pursuing a business major at UNI
Website
US Bank Scholarship$1,000High School Senior
Attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university
Website
VanDiest Medical Center Auxillary Scholarship$1000
(3 available)
Hamilton County high school senior
Pursuing career in the health area
See guidance office for application
Wahrenbrock-Vavroch Scholarship$500Awarded to a female planning to attend Iowa State University who demonstrates financial need.See guidance office for application
Zip Recruiter$3000Senior. Essay contestZip Recruiter