Scholarships

Scholarship season is right around the corner, as we are informed of scholarships available for the 2020-21 school year we will update the list below. Under that you will find all of the scholarships that we were made aware of for 2019-20, most will once again be available to our students with a similar deadline.

The counselor has a scholarship binder that you can check out and we can also print any needed transcripts, just stop by and ask. If anyone knows of any additional scholarship info please forward to the front office so we can share with all!

IMPORTANT – Maybe one of the most important things to keep in mind with scholarships is to WATCH THE APPLICATION DEADLINES. Be sure to give any references plenty of time to write their letter of recommendation for you, don’t ask them at the very last minute as you want that letter to be as complete as possible and to be submitted on time. Missing the deadline by as little as a day can make the difference between receiving a scholarship and not even being considered for it no matter how well qualified you are. Be vigilant with deadlines!

Always try to type your applications, if you cannot do that then use pen and take your time writing legibly. Never use pencil to fill out any type of important form.

Iowa College Access Network has created this website with great information on Applying for Scholarships and Grants, as well as a number of other informational items. https://www.icansucceed.org/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants

Also always check for scholarship information on the website of the school you plan to apply for. They have many sources that are specific to their college or university. Use their search bar to narrow down what might work for you.


2020-21 DEADLINES:

June 18 – Iowa PGA Foundation Scholarship – https://www.iowapgajuniorgolf.com/charlie-burkart/

June 19 – Big Sun Scholarship – for Athletes – http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

July 1 – Iowa Tuition Grant – must have FAFSA completed by July 1 https://iowacollegeaid.gov/IowaTuitionGrant

July 1 – Kibbie Grant – Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant – must have FAFSA completed by July 1 – https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/kibbie-granthttps://iowacollegeaid.gov/IowaVocational-TechnicalTuitionGrant

July 1 – Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant – file Iowa Financial Aid Application, FAFSA completed between Oct 1 and July 1 –  https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/iowa-vocational-technical-tuition-grant


2020 SCHOLARSHIPS BY APPLICATION DEADLINE:

No exact dated deadlines:

Fall 2020 – Distinguished Young Women Scholarship – https://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/our-scholarships/ – need to participate in orientation session

Iowa State Univ Scholarships Awards – OneApp – deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity, encourage students to log in to OneApp early and often. https://www.admissions.iastate.edu/scholarships/index.php?override_full=true

Oct 15-Feb21: Iowa Student Loan Scholarships – various deadlines – https://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships/

Baldwin Telephone Scholarship – must have 673 phone – must complete application, check w/ their office to verify you qualify – they will mail you an application form

Onslow Telephone Scholarship – must have 485 phone – no application necessary, contact Onslow Telephone Company directly in April if you have a 485 phone landline.

Tabor Scholarship – OJ resident / outstanding senior – awarded by scholarship committee

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Program https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/IowaNationalGuard

Variety of scholarships sponsored by insurance related sources. Check to see if you qualify for any, be sure to check deadlines as they vary. http://www.obrella.com/resources/insurance-scholarships/

Bright Scholars of Iowa – for a variety of Iowa schools – http://www.brightscholarsofiowa.org/organization/bright-scholar-award

Catherine McAuley Scholarship Program – admitted to Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids https://www.mtmercy.edu/free-tuition

Scholarship Guidance – several scholarships varying deadlines – http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/

Education and Training Voucher Grants– https://iowacollegeaid.gov/ETV

Engineering Scholarships at Iowa State University – https://www.engineering.iastate.edu/scholarships/


2019-20 SCHOLARSHIPS BY DEADLINE – usually they are very close, so check them out or google the name of the scholarship to search for this year’s edition:

Mar 31 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP: Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Company Scholarship – must have 678 or 826 phone prefix Application Form – Scholarship letter

May 1 – Oxford Junction Improvement Inc. Scholarship– Application Form

May 10 – Robert D Blue Scholarship – https://www.rdblue.org/application/ SCHOLARSHIP SUSPENDED IN 2020-21 DUE TO COVID

2020-21 SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE PASSED

Oct 25 – Horatio Alger Scholarship – https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/

Oct 31, 5PM – Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship – https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf

Nov 10 – Prudential Spirit of Community Award – https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply

Nov 15 – Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student – need NOT be related to a member of the Elks- https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Nov 15 – The Hagan Scholarship – https://haganscholarships.org/application/

Nov 20 – Iowa Women in Natural ResourcesScholarship Scholarship Application

Nov 30 – 10 Words or Less Scholarship – application

Nov 30 – Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship– https://www.concretestate.org/scholarship.html

Dec 6 – SOY Scholarship Application – https://soygrowers.com/award-programs/soy-scholarship/

Dec 15 – Christina Hixson Opportunity Award – Iowa State Univ. – Financial need is one of the major criteria for this scholarship https://www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu/application/online-application-process

Jan 5 – GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – will open Mid October – http://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Jan 5 – Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship -for men going to Iowa State – http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/

Jan 13 – IHSDA-NIAAA Student Scholarship – http://www.ihsada.org/forms/

Jan 14 – FFA Scholarships – https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Jan 14 – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders – https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/ – opens Nov 1, 2020

Jan 15 – UNI Theatre Scholarship Application – https://theatre.uni.edu/department/current-students/student-resources/scholarship-application-guide

Jan 15 – Star Student Scholarship of Iowa / Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa – https://www.claimaid.com/start-student-scholarship-iowa/

Jan 22 – US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program – http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship

Jan 29 – AgVantage FS Scholarship– https://www.agvantagefs.com/Products-Services/Scholarship-Program – Must be dependent of an AgVantage FS employee or customer and have at least 2.5 GPA.

Jan 31 at 11:59PM -National Society of the Daughters of American Revolution Awards https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships / – application opens Nov 1, 2020

Feb 1 by 11:59PM – 4-H Scholarships – https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/funding_for_4hers/scholarships/

Feb 1 – GFWC / Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship http://iowafedwomens.qwestoffice.net/media/e53be39666213de3ffff80c0ffffe904.pdf

Feb 1 – Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarship– https://ingoaux.com/scholarships

Feb 1 – Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship– https://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/ Do NOT need to be Mason to apply.

Feb 5 – Warren A Morrow Memorial Scholarship (Iowa Credit Union) – http://www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org/warren-a-morrow-memorial-scholarship.cfm

Feb 12 – Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) for students preparing for careers in media. Apply on-line at https://inanews.com/learn/scholarships/

Feb 12 – Conservation Districts of Iowa CDI Scholarship – Scholarship Info There are county level recipients and state level recipients. Applications due back to county Soil Water Conservation Development office. Jones is in Anamosa

Feb 12 – Byers Environmental Scholarship & William J. Fultz Communications & Marketing Scholarship – https://www.keepiowabeautiful.org/grants-awards/scholarship/

Feb 12 – 1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship  https://www.1stgateway.org/pdf/scholarship.pdf

Feb 15 – Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program http://mediacomworldclass.com/support/pdf/2021-Application.pdf – application will open in fall 2020

Feb 15 – Great River Bend Community Foundation Scholarships – live in Jackson or Clinton Co -application available Nov 1 https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

Feb 17 – Alliant Energy Community Service Scholarship – https://www.alliantenergy.com/CommunityAndStewardship/CommunitySupport/Scholarships

Feb 23 – Farm Kids for College Scholarship – https://www.nationalfarmers.com/scholarships/

Feb 26 – Farm Bureau Scholarship – https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Member-Benefits#scholarshipGrants

Mar 1 – Midland FFA Alumni Scholarship -LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL GO TO MIDLAND STUDENT Application Form, email to Miss Christiansen

Mar 1 – Anna Husmann Scholarship – Search Scholarship on this page, generally posted to Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello site in January

Mar 1 – Jackson County Agricultural Scholarship – Application Form

Mar 1 – Jones County Cattlemen’s Scholarship – Application Form

Mar 1 – Great Clips Scholarship – student pursuing cosmetology or barbering school- https://jobs.greatclips.com/scholarship-application

Mar 1 – Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarships – https://iumf.org/scholarships/ – must be attending a Methodist College

Mar 1 – Governor Terry E Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship – submit FAFSA form, Iowa Financial Aid Application and additional required documents found https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/IowaStateFairScholarship

Mar 1 – MCEC Technical Scholarship for students planning to enroll in mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. This scholarship is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Charitable Education Corporation. You can access the form at http://grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/

Mar 1 – Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Connections Scholarships – https://eicc.edu/future-students/high-school-students/concurrent-scholarship.aspx#maincontent

Mar 1 – FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application – by completing the FAFSA form Iowa students qualify for many scholarships – All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship – https://iowacollegeaid.gov/AllIowaOpportunityScholarship Both FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application must be submited by Mar 1

Mar 1 – Innovative Ag Scholarship – Application Form

Mar 1 – Jump For Joy – Methodist Scholarship – https://iumf.org/scholarships

Mar 1 – Barry Watters Community Service Scholarship – online application goes live on Jan 15 https://www.Dbqfoundation.org/cfjc then click on scholarships, click on Scholarship Eligibility Document for description OR CF Online Scholarship System to apply

Mar 1 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR:Laurie Petersen Excellence in Music and Citizenship – online application https://www.Dbqfoundation.org/cfjc then click on scholarships, click on Scholarship Eligibility Document for description OR CF Online Scholarship System to apply

Mar 1 by 5PM – Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education https://iada.com/about/iad-foundation-for-education/for-students/

Mar 1 – All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant – submit FAFSA form, Iowa Financial Aid Application by Mar 1 https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/AllIowaOpportunityScholarship

Mar 1 – Hills Bank Leadership Grant – FOR JUNIORS, do not need to be a 4-H member to apply – https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/index.cfm?nodeID=31466&audienceID=1

Mar 4 – Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship http://www.iacommunicationsall.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86:scholarship-opportunities&catid=20:site-content

Mar 5 by 4:30PM – Jones County 4-H Scholarship https://www.extension.iastate.edu/jones/news/2021-jones-county-4-h-scholarships-open

Mar 5 – Midwest Technical Institute – https://www.midwesttech.edu/admissions/scholarships/mti-dtc-high-school-scholarship/

Mar 8 – ELKS Vocational Grants – for individuals pursuing a 2 year vocational training/education program. https://iowaelks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Vocational-Grant-App-2021-1.pdf

Mar 12 if used at Iowa State- Farm Credit Land Grant Scholarship – college of ag at Iowa State or other land grant university: https://www.fcsamerica.com/about/community-involvement/scholarships

Mar 12 – Eastern Iowa Light And Power Cooperative Scholarship – https://www.easterniowa.com

Mar 12 – Cedar Rapids Realtors Application

Mar 15 – Kathleen M Stender Scholarship – Application Form

Mar 15 – 2nd District Merit Award – Application Form

Mar 15 – Olin Methodist Church Scholarship Application Form – must be attending a Methodist College

Mar 15 – American Legion Merit Awards – Application Form

Mar 15 – Kirkwood Community College Scholarships – deadline for round one of all scholarships https://www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships

Mar 15 – Road to Success Scholarship – Grinnell Mutual Insurance – https://www.grinnellmutual.com/promotions/road-to-success-scholarships/road-to-success-scholarships-official-rules

Mar 15 – Hoover Uncommon Student Award – for JUNIORS https://hooverpresidentialfoundation.org/uncommon-student-award/

Mar 19- Better Business Student of Integrity Scholarship– https://www.bbb.org/iowa/torch-awards-for-ethics/student-of-integrity-scholarship/

Mar 26 – Dutrac’s Academic Scholarship Program https://www.dutrac.org

Mar 30 – Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation Scholarship – going into health care, willing to work in Iowa for one year following graduation: https://iherfscholarship.fluidreview.com/

Mar 31 – Keith Dirks Scholarship – Application form can be downloaded from Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center website https://hartvogt.wixsite.com/fojccnc?fbclid=IwAR0jXRjGhDNhUnjpU-kKZiZWXOcjaCKVt-7FG26NMP7t3xp0wSrfCXcjkY4

Mar 31 – Jones County Pork Producers Scholarship – Online application form Youtube video for more info

Apr 1 – Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Scholarships – applications open Feb 1 – http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/competition/sale-of-champions/scholarships/

Apr 1 – Opaa! Scholarship – Opaa! Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship Fund

Apr 1 – Professional Educators of Iowa Scholarships – PEIF Scholarship page

Apr 1 – Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship– Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship page

Apr 1 – Herman Sani OR Ann Griffel Scholarship – for golfers, one is for girls and one for boys – click here

Apr 2 – Jones Regional Medical Center Scholarship for student planning to study a health care field – Scholarship Info Page

Apr 3 – Peace Pipe Players Community Theater Scholarship Application – http://www.peacepipeplayers.net/artsscholarship.html

Apr 5 – Coronado Car Club Scholarship Application

Apr 5 – Mabel Vacek Scholarship – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OJ ADDRESS STUDENTS – both seniors and college students ALL application materials due to the HS office by 3PM Application

Apr 9 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR: Jones County Community Foundation Scholarship – Scholarship Application

Apr 10 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR: Judy Rohwedder Memorial Scholarship – Application Form – need to mail to Tom Rohwedder

Apr 13 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR:Wyoming Mutual Telephone Company – Parents must have a Wyoming phone, prefix 488. Seniors write a letter stating why you deserve their scholarship. Do NOT include your name on the letter – be sure your name is attached with post it or something and MAILED TO MIDLAND CSD, PO BOX 109, WYOMING, IA 52362 SO IT ARRIVES BY APRIL 13.

Apr 15 – Wapsi Bottoms Area Whitetails Unlimited – Application – send to Derek Feuss, 7359 Hwy 64, Wyoming, IA 52362

Apr 15 – Matthew Shepard Scholarship for students who are openly LGBTQ https://leaguefoundation.org

Apr 15 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR: McCreight Community Service Scholarship – Application Form needs mailed to OJ Ambulance!

Apr 16 – Midland Education Association Scholarship THIS IS A LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP & WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS GRAD – MEA Scholarship Application Form

Apr 30 – Starlighters Theatre Scholarship for the Performing Arts – Application Form

Apr 30 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR:Calkins Prize – $100 1st prize, $50 2nd: Seniors can write a 400-500 word essay on “What is the most inspiring book you have read and why?” Essay should be typed, double spaced in Calibri or Times New Roman 12 point font. Due to office by 3:15 on Apr 30.

Apr 30 – 4:00 – Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship – Application Form

May 1 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR: Ruth Ann Colony Scholarship – Application Form

May 1 – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO MHS SENIOR: Angelina Kosticheck Memorial Scholarship – Application Form

May 1 – Clinton County Master Gardener Scholarship – must be Clinton county resident going into horticulture. Application Form

May 3 – Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship- Application Form

May 30 – Attending a community college in Iowa for a career in manufacturing? Apply for this https://www.iowaabi.org/upl/downloads/library/elevate-2021-scholarship-application.pdf

SOONER THAN LATER, open until June or until all scholarships are used up – Medical Associates Certified Medical Assistant Scholarship – 100% Fully Funded – Application Site