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.

 

Scholarship NameAmountCriteria/RequirementsApplicationDeadline
180 Medical Scholarship$1000High School Senior
Spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis
WebsiteSee website for deadline
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
ApplicationOctober 6, 2017
Alceco/Ag Partners ScholarshipvariesMust be a high school senior.
Must be an active member of their school’s FFA chapter.
Must plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the fall of the next academic year.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Alliant Energy
Community Service
$1000Be 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
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
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
WebsiteSee website for deadline
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.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Better Business Bureau$2,500High School Senior
Must personify character through leadership, contributions to their communities and schools, personal integrity and academic accomplishments.
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Big Sun Athletics$500High School Senior
Involved in a sport
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Blairsburg Community ImprovementMust have a Blairsburg address
Full-time college student this fall
Download ApplicationApril 15
Boone County Pork Producers$500Boone County resident
High School Senior
Planning to enroll in an accredited two or four year school in an agriculture-related field.
See guidance office for application
Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship$1,000High School Juniors
Participated in Iowa Sports Foundation (summer and winter Iowa Games, Net Fest and Hoopin' At the Dome
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Bright Scholars of Iowa$1,000Offers full-ride, four-year scholarships to any of the three regent universities and DMACC and Indian Hills Community CollegeWebsiteSee 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$14,000 for 8 semestersHigh School Senior
Resident of Iowa
Must have faced challenges of personal or financial hardship
Must be admitted to Iowa State University
WebsiteFebruary 1
Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship$1,800Iowa high school senior
Pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or natural resources
Must demonstreate leadership, character, service, self motivation, and scholastic achievement
WebsiteSee website for deadline
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
See guidance office for application
Craig Henderson
Memorial Scholarship
$500Awarded to one male and one female who plans to continue their education in an educational fieldSee guidance office for application
Crosslites Scholarship$4000Essay with applicationWebsite
Dale Schroeder Memorial up to $17,000Iowa 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 John 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 Scholarship$5,000All 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.
Application
Guidelines
DMACC FoundationCompleted 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.
Doug Harms Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000High school senior accepted to ISU
Rank in the upper 15% of you high school class
Have an ACT composite score of 26 or above
Exhibit involvement in high school and community service
WebsiteMarch 15
Elk's Legacy Award$1,000-$15,0000Must be a child or grandchild of active Elk member
Must have an ACT score by December 31, 2008
Ability to demonstrate Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, and Integrity
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Elk's Most Valuable Student$4,000Demonstrates leadership and financial needWebsiteApplications open September 1
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$10000 renewable up to $40,000Students should demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. WebsiteSee website for deadline
Got Milk? Scholarship$7500Website
Governor Terry Branstad-Iowa State FairActively 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
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Grand Lodge of Iowa$2,000Public High School Senior
Attending two or four year accredited Institution
Must have a Masonic connection
Demonstrates leadership in service to school and community
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Great Clips Cosmetology Scholarship$300High School Senior
Interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology
WebsiteSee website for deadline
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 ScholarshipThe Hagan scholarship provides students with the opportunity to graduate college debt free. Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000. 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
Pursuing a degree in a healthcare field
submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29
Website
Hispanic Scholarship FundMust be a Hispanic Minority
Varies - there are many scholarships listed
Website
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$500Parent 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
Website
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
Application in the guidance office
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
Website
Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship$500Iowa High School Senior
Planning to attend an Iowa two or four year college/university
Pursuing degree in an ag-related field with an emphasis on swine production
WebsiteSee website for deadline
Iowa Newspaper Foundation$500-$1,000Must be planning to enter a career in the newspaper industryWebsite
Iowa Golf Association - Herman Sani$8,000High school seniors
Planning to attend a two or four year Iowa college or university
Outstanding Academic Achievement
Website
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
Application in the guidance office
Iowa Soybean Association$1,500owa High school senior
Planning to attend an accredited Iowa two or four year college/university
Majoring in agricultural related field
Website
Iowa Student Loan$2,000The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college.Website
Ivan F. and Delores M Hunter Scholarship$500High School Senior living in Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster or Wright County
Planning to center education around agriculture, soil conservation, and/or environmental studies
Application
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
WebsiteSee website for deadlines
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
Judge Story Theatrical Troupe Scholarship$500Graduating senior from Gilbert, Roland-Story or South Hamilton
Participated in high school drama or speech
Application in
Keep Iowa Beautiful Environmental Scholarship$250Current 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
Kohl's Cares for Kids Scholarship$50-$5,000Students aged 6-18
Students must have volunteered to help make their community a better place
Winners are selected based on the project chosen, the benefits of the project (not solely performed to benifit a family member), and the actual outcome of the project.
Website
Landus Cooperative Scholarship$1,000Must pursue a career in agriculture at any accredited school.Website
Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa$1,000Must have a learning disability served with an IEP
Planning to attend a two or four year college/university or vocational programs
Website
Leo Grether Memorial Scholarship$1000Citizen of Iowa
High School Senior
Enrolling in college as a vocal music major
See guidance office for details
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
Website
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 Scholarship$1,500High 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
Application in the guidance office
NFIB Young Entrepreneur$1,000High school senior
Demonstrates entrepreneur spirit or initiative
Attending an accredited two or four year college or university
Website
P Buckley Moss Foundation$1,500High school senior
Possess a certified language-related difference
Demonstrates artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts
Website
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$1,000The applicant must be a full-time student currently enrolled in or accepted to a college/university undergraduate program for the 2017 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
RIITA Scholarship$2500High 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 application is now available online at www.rdblue.org. Students whom wish to apply for the scholarship are required to complete the application online at www.rdblue.org.

The 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. The deadline for submission is May 10, 2013.

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$6,000High school senior
GPA 3.75
Rank in 90% on the ACT
Majoring in Engineering
Website
Sara Scholarship$2,000female high school seniors
demonstrate financial need
excellent character
some involvement but not necessarily skill in golf
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
Sonja Larson Anderson ScholarshipMust be a South Hamilton StudentSee guidance office for application
Strayer-Rairden Scholarship$1,000Attending University of Iowa
Majoring in Physics
Maintains a minimum GPA of 3.2
Website
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
Winter Dance Party Scholarship - Commemorating the life and contributions of: JP (BigBopper) Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Roger Perterson & Darrel Hein$500complete and submit application (in guidance office)
enrol in a college as a music major
graduating senior of an Iowa HS
submit documentation of cumulative GPA
submit a one-page essay entitled: "Why I Have Chosen To Major In Music."
See guidance office for application