DMACC and Other Scholarship Opportunities

​​​When looking at any scholarship, pay close attention to any application deadlines so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities. If you need help​, please reach out to us at scholarships@dmacc.edu​​.​

DMACC Scholarships

DMACC Foundatio​n Scholarships

Every year the DMACC Foundation receives many generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. These fundraising efforts combined with earnings from the Foundation's investments provide student scholarships to hundreds of students annually. One application​ lets students apply for all available Foundation scholarships. Information on how to apply, deadlines, and who is eligible.
»Foundation scholarship website.​

»Step-By-Step Application Instructions​​​

Last-Dollar Scholarship

Covers any tuition and fee gaps not covered by federal and state grants/scholarships for eligible Iowa residents enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs. 
»Last-Dollar Scholarship Website

Prai​​​rie Trail Scholarship

Scholarship awards are available to students who reside in the Prairie Trail Development. Selected recipients will be eligible for a maximum lifetime award of $10,000. Preference will be given to students who choose an educational institution based in Iowa.
»Prairie Trail scholarship website

DMAC​C Honors Program

Designed for students with high academic standards to expand their boundaries. Admittance into the DMACC Honors Program comes with opportunity to received merit-based Honors tuition awards.
»DMACC Honors program

  

Outside Schol​arships

Scholarships are offered by public and private agencies, organizations, colleges, and universities. Recipients are selected based on scholastic aptitude, essay, and financial need. Minimum or maximum awards vary. Scholarships are gift aid and do not need to be paid back. When applying for a scholarship, pay close attention to any application deadline so you don't miss out on potential funding opportunities.
» Outside scholarship information

 

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Undocumented Students Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Vary
Contact Information: https://www.undocuscholars.com/scholarships

Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams!

2021 DREAM Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
Contact Information: DREAM Iowa: Ph#(641) 229-1419 or contactdreamiowa@gmail.com.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are immigrants and who will be attending DMACC or Indian Hills CC in Fall 2021, with each college matching the scholarship amount that students receive from DREAM Iowa. Applicants must demonstrate the spirit to overcome adversity and commitment to the immigrant community.

 

 


 

2022 LINDA JUCKETTE FAMILY RURAL AND VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: https://iowahealthcare.org/get-involved/foundation/ihca-foundation-scholarship-program/2022-ihca-foundation-juckette-family-veteran-rural-scholarship/

​Eligibility Criteria:  

  • Reside in a rural Iowa county as defined by Census Bureau data OR be a veteran or active-duty military personnel who resides in Iowa at the time of the application and at the time the  scholarships are awarded. Veteran and military applicants can live in any Iowa county and apply. View eligible rural Iowa county list here.
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health care administration program, physical or occupational therapy program, AA/AS/ADM, BA/BS/BSN, MS/MA, or MHA/MSN program, or planning to take long-term care certification classes, such as certified nursing assistant (CNA), certified medical assistant (CMA), certified dietary manager (CDM), certified activity director, or reimbursement certification (MDS or OASIS) classes during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Submit a complete application form, including a 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and one recommendation, by May 31, 2022. ​


Abbott and Fenner Scholarships

Annual Deadline: June 12th
Eligibility criteria:  The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Ames Chapter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: October 18th
Contact Information: http://amesafwa.org/scholarships.html


Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a resident of or attend college in Story, Boone, or Marshall Counties of Iowa.
2. Be a full or part-time student with a declared major in accounting or finance in a two-year, four-year or master’s program.
3 Be committed to the mission of AFWA and exhibit enthusiasm for the accounting profession​


Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship, offered through the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI)

Annual Deadline: March 26th
  • Adults 18 years of age or older, facing economic, social or physical challenges who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities. 
  • Entering an accredited college, university or trade school for the first time; non-traditional students already enrolled in an accredited program, an individual seeking training due to changes in the workplace or who are otherwise not a traditional college/trade school student recently finished with high school.  
  • Must reside in Adair, Appanoose, Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne or Webster County. 


AES Engineering Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30th
 

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Iowa resident
  • Attending an eligible Iowa college or university
  • Must have graduated from an eligible Iowa high school or completed a high school equivalency diploma within the last two years
  • Be a first-time freshman in the fall 2019 or spring 2020 semesters (unless you are renewing your scholarship award)
  • Enroll for at least 3 semester hours (or the trimester or quarter equivalent) in a program leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1
  • Have an eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the 2019-20 FAFSA. (The 2019-20 eligible EFC won't be determined until Spring 2019. For reference, the 2018-19 eligible EFC was $0 - $9,064)​

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 15th

​Eligibility criteria: 

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 15th
Contact Information: https://www.allied.com/scholarship

​Eligibility Requirements:  

  • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
  • Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of Allied Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
  • The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, including following.
    1. It does not exceed your expenses;
    2. It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expense; and
    3. It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship.
  • You must be a Candidate for a Degree. You are a Candidate for a Degree if
    1. Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or
    2. Attend an educational institution that:
      1. Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and
      2. Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency
  • Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. ​


American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st or September 1st
  1. Have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.  Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during the period of attendance at the American Board accredited institution.
  2. Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date (April or September) in order to be considered for a full award.  Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards.
  3. Complete all forms required by the Scholarship Committee of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and submit them prior to the above deadline dates.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.
  4. Be a citizen of the United States.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

Annual Deadline: March 1st

African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian

  • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences
  • Students intending to enter Pre-Med of Pharmacy programs are not eligible for this scholarship.  

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 14th

Eli​gibility Criteria:

  • ​ *Must provide certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer
  • Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school

American Federation State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

For more information on the scholarships available and eligibility requirements:

http://www.afscme.org/members/advantage/education/scholarships.

American Red Cross – Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 11th

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Have served as a Red Cross volunteer or employee
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of college credits.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited United States nursing school.
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good Academic standing.

American Welding Society Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Various

Student pursuing an Associate Degree in Welding. Check website for more information.

Asbestos.com Scholarship

Annual Deadline: August 31st
  • *Any undergraduate student
  • 18 years and older
  • Enrolled full-time in U.S. institution
  • Essay must be between 750 & 1,500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation


Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIASF) Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: January 26th
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census. 
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.  Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply. 
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Must have filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Check web link for more information.

Athene USA Game Changer Scholars Program

Annual Deadline: April 5th
Contact Information: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/athenescholars/


Eligibility Criteria:  

  • Be a U.S. citizen and Iowa resident
  • Be a high school senior or graduate or current college undergraduate
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university located in the state of Iowa for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent​


Athene USA Game Changer Scholars Program

Annual Deadline: April 5th
Contact Information: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/athenescholars/


Applicants to the Athene USA Game Changer Scholars Program must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and Iowa resident
  • Be a high school senior or graduate or current college undergraduate
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university located in the state of Iowa for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent​


Autism Society of Iowa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 15th

Varies:  see website for more information.

Boone County Hospital Scholarships:

Annual Deadline: April 15th

*See website for more information. ​

Careeronestop Scholarship Search

Annual Deadline: Various

Children of Fallen Iowa Service Member Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Dec 31st
Contact Information: *See website for more details.

Child or sibling of a deceased service member that died while serving in an active military status since September 11, 2001.

Qualifying Service Member is any of the following:

  • was a resident of Iowa at the time of entering military service
  • was assigned to unit based in Iowa at the time of death
  • was a resident of Iowa at the time of death
    • Death does not have to be combat-related
    • Active military status includes active federal service in the Armed Forces,  National Guard,  or Reserves
  • Student is attending or will attend an Iowa post-secondary educational institution
  • Unique applications presented to the scholarship committee in writing will be considered on a case-by case basis.

Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships

Annual Deadline: January 31st

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18, or a sibling of that individual)
  • Applicant must be within Children's Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa)
  • Applicant must attend an accredited two or four year institution (trade school, college or university)
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Collision Student Scholarships

Annual Deadline: February 14th

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be currently attending (at the time of application) a school that offers an auto collision/auto body program and taking auto collision/auto body classes.
  • Applicant must have studied collision repair for at least one full semester prior to applying.**
  • Applicant’s school must have completed the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair School Solutions Survey on-line (Schools can contact us at scholarships@ed-foundation.org to see whether or not the survey has been completed.)

Community 1st Credit Union

Annual Deadline: March 14th

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union.​​
  • Be current high school seniors.​
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year​​​​
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).​

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 9th

Visit website for more information on the eligibility criteria and the scholarships being offered.

Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Postmarked by April 15th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships

Student must be enrolled in an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care & minimum of 20 volunteer hours must be completed before application is submitted. (Healthcare volunteering hours are strongly preferred, but not required.)

*Contact Sue Rardin, Financial Aid Specialist-Scholarships (sgrardin@dmacc.edu or (515) 965-7179), for a paper application. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Des Moines Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 22nd

​*For non-traditional students who have returned to college.

*To access the scholarship application, Select "Programs" and then "Scholarship".  

Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation College Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 24th
Contact Information: https://www.dupaco.com/scholarships

​ - Entrants must be classified as a first-time incoming student who plans to attend an accredited community college, trade school or technical college for a degree or certificate for the 2022/2023 academic year;  OR

 - Entrants must be currently enrolled and attending a college/university, community college or trade school as an undergraduate student and will return for the 2022/2023 academic year. Student can be working towards an undergraduate degree or a certificate. Current high-school students, earning college credits as part of high school curriculum, please apply for “First-Year Students” scholarship listed above.



Excellence in Ag Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 1st

Feed Energy Co. of Pleasant Hill is offering two $2,500 "Excellence in Ag" scholarships to students studying agriculture at a college or university in the Midwest.

Exceptional Nurse Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 1st
  • Intend to study Nursing as a full time student
  • Documented disability 

Glen L. Mitchell Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 15th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Fin Aid Specialist-Scholarships at scholarships@dmacc.edu.

​Eligibility Criteria:  

  • ​Must be a DMACC Student
  • Chariton, Iowa High School Graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Natural Resources
  • PAPER Application:  Contact Sue Rardin, via email to scholarships @ dmacc.edu to get the paper application. ​


Got a Spine

Annual Deadline: May 2nd

​$500 Scholarship. 1 Award.

Student Eligibility:

  • Be attending college or university no later than October of 2019.
  • Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2019​​.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian resident
  • Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada
  • Submit answers to the essay questions

Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present)
  • Be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school
  • Plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university

Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarships

Annual Deadline: February 1st
  • Graduating Iowa High School Senior
  • The scholarships are designed to 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 scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, and books.
 

Great Minds in Stem (GMIS) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 30th

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
  • Overall Cum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must be of Hispanic descent and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved community.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the U.S.

Greater Iowa Credit Union Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 23rd
  • Enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College with a minimum of six credit hours (completed 15 credit hours or equivalent)
  • Reside in the state of Iowa

Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation (GCMH) Healthcare Career Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
  • Student must currently be enrolled in an accredited healthcare career program leading to licensure or a clinical laboratory degree. (see list on website)
  • Student must have completed one semester in program. 
  • Student must be enrolled at least part time (min of 6 credits)
  • Student must reside in or have graduated from a high school in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital service area of Butler, Grundy, Harding and Tama counties or currently work at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
  • Student must have a cumulative post-secondary GPA maintained at 2.5 or higher

Harrell Foster Care Scholarship

Annual Deadline: Varies
Contact Information: LaTonya Calderon 515-778-6551

This scholarship program seeks to encourage and support African American high school students, who are or have been in foster care, pursue higher education by offsetting tuition costs, student loans, and/or expenses; while providing a mentor to help them transition and succeed through their first year of college.​​

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Annual Deadline: February 14th
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application

Home Builders Association of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st
  • Pursuing a career in the home building industry and/or related trades
  • College age student between the ages of 18-25 years.

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 8th

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Applicant must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after ​June 1, 2018​
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process​​
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at the time funds are disbursed.

IHCA Member Employee Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: https://iowahealthcare.org/get-involved/foundation/

This $1,500 scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing a nursing, health care administration or a physical or occupational training program. A total of 20 scholarships are available. 

Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Must be an Iowa resident
  • Graduation from an Iowa high school or GED
  • Admittance to, or good academic standing in an eligible program (see website for list)

Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: *40 days prior to start of a workshop
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Must be pursuing a degree in natural resources.

Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Intend to pursue automotive-related studies

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Alice Barton Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30th
  • Survivor of Domestic Violence
  • Seeking your first college degree or technical job training
  • Been referred by a local domestic violence program
  • Completed the Allstate Foundation Financial Literacy curriculum offered at your local domestic violence program.

Survivors are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all of the items listed above.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Annual Deadline: Varies
See website for more information.

Iowa Corn Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: February 1st

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa.
  • Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member of son/daughter of an ICGA member.

Iowa Dental Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Student seeking education or further education in the fields of dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental lab technician.

Iowa Environmental Health Assocation (IEHA) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 1st
Contact Information: Sandy Bubke, IEHA Scholarship Committee Chair, mocoenvr@mononacounty.org

​Eligibility Criteria

 - Resident of State of Iowa

 - High School Senior OR a non-traditional student returning to

    college in the State of Iowa

 - Currently a full-time student at any college, university  

    or community college in the State of Iowa

 - Recipient must be majoring in Environmental Health or a   

    related  field. 

Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 1st

​Eligibility Criteria:

* Resident of the State of Iowa
*A high school senior OR non-traditional student returning to college in the State of Iowa.
 *Currently a full-time student at any college, university, or community college in the State of Iowa.
 *An Environmental Health major or related field.        

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 10th
  • Sons and daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members are eligible, and must apply in the county where their Farm Bureau membership is held. If membership is held in more than one county, only one application may be submitted to a county Farm Bureau office.
  • Students pursuing the completion of a two- or four-year college degree pursuing a major in agriculture, nursing, or education are eligible to apply for an Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship. Specific fields of study eligible for the award can be found in the application.​
  • Recipients must maintain a cumulative minimum 2.5 grade point average throughout their college career and maintain at least a 12-hour workload or be considered by the college to be a full-time student paying full-time tuition.​​​
  • The IFBF Scholarship will be applied toward tuition fees only.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 11th
Contact Information: www.IowaStudentLoan.org

​Eligibility Criteria:  

  • ​​Legal U.S. Resident
  • High school seniors at an Iowa High School
  • Planning to attend an eligible college Fall/2022
**Click on the "Register Now"  button at the top of the web address listed.  

Iowa Firefighter's Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: December 15th
  • Pursuing fire science degree while enrolled full time

Iowa Funeral Directors Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a legal Iowa resident and intend to practice funeral service in Iowa upon graduation
  • Have completed two years and have accumulated 60 credits at an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled in and attending a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during a period of attendance at the American Board accredited program
  • Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date in order to be considered for an award.

Iowa Golf Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Graduating High School senior
  • Resident of Iowa

Iowa Grocery Industry Association Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 1st

High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:

  • Sons or daughters of full-time employees at firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.
  • Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. 

Iowa Heart Foundation Scholarships

Annual Deadline: May 28th

For eligibility criteria and more information go to our website

Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Healthcare Career Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st
Contact Information: If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: Cindy Schultz, Vice President, Operations, Iowa Hospital Association. schultzc@ihaonline.org

The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) is proud to support the Health Care Careers Scholarship program. Available through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), an IHA subsidiary, these scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for a maximum of two years, applicants must apply each year) each have supported higher education for more than 600 Iowa college students.

Additional Radiology programs have been added for 2022 - Radiology Clinician, Nuclear Medicine and MRI Technologist.

60 scholarships will be awarded in 2022.

The ultimate goal of this program is to fill Iowa health care positions that currently have a notable number of openings by offering significant financial support to students seeking health care education or training.  In exchange for that financial support, each award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.
 
Placement opportunities will be identified for each IHA geographic district (a map is included with the application).  Scholarship applications will be scored, and awards made based on each applicant’s qualifications. All portions of the application form must be submitted by March 31, 2022.  

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grants (NGEAP)

Annual Deadline: July 1st (Fall) & December 1st (Spring)

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Iowa resident
  • Member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits
  • Satisfactorily complete required Guard training
  • Maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty
  • Pursue a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa College or university (students with BA degrees are not eligible to participate even if pursuing a second BA degree) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Iowa National Guard Officers Association (INGOA) Scholarship

Annual Deadline: July 1st (Fall) & December 1st (Spring)
  • Be a current member of the Iowa National Guard in good standing with their unit and with the college or university that the member is attending.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 11th
  • Iowa college student
  • Pursuing career in newspaper industry

Iowa Pork Producers Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Iowa Resident
  • Major in Ag-related field with emphasis on swine production
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA 

Iowa PTA Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 1st
  • Graduating senior of an Iowa public high school within a PTA school district
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Intend to enroll full-time at an accredited Iowa educational institution 
 

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Interested in a career in the concrete construction industry
  • Sophomore status
  • Seeking a degree in an area of study that would benefit your preparedness for a potential career in the ready mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school
  • Proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, folk/traditional arts, and/or visual arts
  • Accepted as a full-time student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university majoring in an art field  

Iowa School Buildings & Grounds Association Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of post secondary education with a GPA of at least 2.25. (Transcripts required)
  • Any college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior who is a legal dependent of a member in good standing is eligible to apply.
  • Must be a dependent of a custodian, maintenance, or Buildings and Grounds Supervisor of a member district of the ISBGA.
  • Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s U-bill.
  • Must be in undergraduate study at any secondary education Iowa College or University.
  • Must complete application form in total.

Iowa Student Loan Midwest Senior Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 29th
Contact Information: https://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships/isl-midwest-senior-scholarship.aspx?ref=mssfaoia&cid=mssfaoia&utm_source=iafao&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=islmss&utm_content=iafaoe2


The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship is open to students who are:

  • Legal U.S. residents.
  • Residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • High school seniors at a high school in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • Planning to attend, physically or virtually, an eligible college the fall following the registration dates.


 


 

Iowa Student Loan Senior Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 11th
Contact Information: Complete rules, eligibility and information are available online at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/2000forCollege.
  • ​High School Seniors Eligible to Apply
  • Register at http://www.IowaStudentLoan.org/2000forCollege between Oct. 19 and Feb. 26.
  • Follow instructions received via email to complete two online college planning tools and a related assessment.​

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Annual Deadline: January 10th
  • This scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

James B. Morris Scholarship Fund

Annual Deadline: February 28th
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Iowa high school graduate & resident of Iowa OR a Non-Iowa resident attending an Iowa college or university

Jeff Zimpleman-Iowa Sister States Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 1st

​Eligibility Criteria:  

​*Current resident of State of Iowa​ and have been for last five years. 

​* Iowa students that are seeking degrees/diplomas/certificates in the area of international business international agriculture-related studies, international relations/culture (to include language, art and music) that takes them to see one of Iowa’s 9 sister states. 

*Iowa students that are traveling abroad for short courses, internships, conferences, or symposiums regarding international business, international agriculture-related studies, international relations/culture (to include language, art and music) that takes them to see one of Iowa’s 9 sister states. 

*Iowa students working on research projects or documentaries in the area of international business, international agriculture-related studies, international relations/culture (to include language, art and music) that takes them to see one of Iowa’s 9 sister states.​

John W. & Kimberley D. Grubb RN Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: https://iowahealthcare.org/get-involved/foundation/ihca-foundation-scholarship-program/2022-ihca-foundation-grubb-rn-scholarship/

​Eligibility Criteria:  

  • Work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community in good standing at the time of application and at the time the scholarships are awarded. 
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing and pursuing an RN degree.  
  • Be taking classes during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Submit a complete application form, including a 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation, by May 31, 2022. ​




Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Annual Deadline: September 1st

​Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or higher.

Larry W. Carter Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
  • African-American Iowa resident
     

Latinos Unidos of Iowa Academic Scholarships

Annual Deadline: June 15th
Contact Information: http://www.latinosunidosofiowa.org

​Eligibility Criteria:  

 All applicants must be of Latinx/Latino heritage or ancestry. 

 Applicants must study at any of Iowa’s colleges, universities, technicalvocational trade schools. We support our recipients beyond associate or bachelor’s degree pursuits, which means we include graduate, doctoral, or professional study. 

 Prior recipients may reapply. 

 You must answer all questions and complete the essays.

 If you change schools, you must notify Latinos Unidos of Iowa.  After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email that we have received the application. 

 The deadline for completing the application is June 15, 2022.

 A step-by-step video guide for completing the scholarship application can be found on the homepage of our site. 

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or to be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate's degree. 

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 30th
  • High school senior with a learning disability

LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  •  U.S. Citizen
  •  Age 17-24
  •  Have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian
  •  Currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a college,    university or trade school within the United States.
  • Applications accepted February 1st to March 1st.

LifeServe Blood Center Scholarship

Annual Deadline: *See website for further details*
  • LifeServe will award a $500 scholarship to students who organize a successful blood drive during specified dates in summer months (Memorial Day-Labor Day) or winter months (December-January). 
  • To be eligible to win, students must recruit donors and meet a minimum of 30 procedures at their blood drive. 

Louie and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation

Annual Deadline: April 1st

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Cass County high school graduate
  • Must be enrolled in, have been accepted to and will be attending a college of nursing or medicine, leading to an LPN, RN or MD degree.

Louise Rosenfeld Memorial Educational Grant

Annual Deadline: January 17th
Contact Information: For the application, please send an email to scholarships@dmacc.edu

​Eligibility Criteria:  

*Must be a resident of Story County

*Meet 1 of 7 characteristics for a nontraditional student: (a) Delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, (b) Does not currently have a high school diploma, (c) Is financially independent for financial aid purposes, (d) Has dependents other than a spouse, (e) Is a single parent, (f) Works full-time or (g) Attends college part-time. 

*Must be seeking to further education or improve vocational skills

*Must complete application form and provide two references by application deadline noted above.  


Mary E. Wood Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 1st
  • African-American
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency

Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 28th

​College student interested in a career in Masonry, Construction, Design, Engineering or Architecture.

McGregor Scholarship - Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Annual Deadline: April 30th

​ Eligibility criteria:    

  • Blind or visually impaired* prior to reaching the age of 21
  • An Iowa resident for at least twelve months preceding the application date
  • A high school graduate or a graduating senior, or a GED recipient
  • Applying for the scholarship within eight (8) years of  high school graduation date or GED completion date
  • Pursuing a post-secondary course of study on a full-time** basis in a degree program from an accredited college, university, or vocational institution within the United States
  • Maintaining a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average

Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 15th
  • Resident of community served by North Central Division of Mediacom

MercyOne Newton Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships

Annual Deadline: March 31st
Contact Information: Scholarships@dmacc.edu

Eligibility Criteria:   Any student living in Jasper County is eligible to apply.

Application available from contact listed below. 


Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
  • Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Military Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

Minnesota Builders Exchange

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: http://mbex.org/scholarship

​Eligibility Criteria:  Open to  college and technical school students in construction-related fields.

Minority Student Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies

MolinaCares High School Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 31st
Contact Information: https://iowahealthcare.org/get-involved/foundation/

This $2,000 scholarship, made possible by The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation (MolinaCares), is for Iowa high school seniors who are in their senior year during the 2021-2022 academic year and enrolled in a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN) or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for the 2022-2023 academic year. It is intended for those interested in a future career in long-term care. A total of 14 scholarships are available.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: March 31st

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be legally blind in both eyes
  • Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Pursue or plan to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time)
  • Participate in the entire national Federation of the Blind national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

National Garden Clubs Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: March 1st
  • Must be a junior or senior at a 4-yr. institution.  Sophomores can make application for their junior year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be full-time student
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.25 or higher
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: Varies

Visit website f​or eligibility criteria and more information.

National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 11th

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Program of Study:  field related to the building, construction or precast concrete industry.
  • Must be enrolled in a Certificate or Associates Degree Program at a community college, vocational school or four-year college.

Northeast Webster County (NEW) Cooperative Agriculture Scholarship

Annual Deadline: March 12th

​Eligibility criteria:  

  • Applicant must be a NEW Cooperative member, a dependent of a NEW Cooperative member, or a dependent of a full-time NEW Cooperative employee at the time of application.
  • Must be a full-time student accepted in an accredited agriculture program.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: December 8th

​Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field.
  • Open worldwide.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) with a declared major in a science related field.

 

NURSE Corps Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 6th

​More information, application, and contact information can be found at website.

Pella Regional Health Center: Mary Evers Nursing Scholarship,

Annual Deadline: March 24th

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Pursuing a nursing career
  • Resident of the Pella Community School District OR An employee of Pella Regional Health Center

*Applications are available in the guidance offices at the high schools or at the front desk of the hospital.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies
See website for more details.

Point Foundation Community College Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 4th
Contact Information: https://www.pointfoundation.org/communitycollege

​Eligibility Criteria:  


LGBTQ students enrolled or intending to enroll at an
accredited community college based in the United States,
including Hawaii and Alaska, in the Fall of 2021 can apply.​






Prairie Meadows Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Graduating senior from a high school in Polk County
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted at an accredited Iowa institution

Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 1st
  • Graduating High School senior
  • Outstanding citizen and scholar
  • Intend to pursue humanitarian degree 

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: January 17th

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be pursuing a career in electronic journalism or broadcast media
  • Enrolled full-time as a sophomore

Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship

Annual Deadline: June 30th
  • ​Applicants must be a resident of Iowa
  • Accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school within the State of Iowa.
  • Majoring in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Annual Deadline: May 10th
  • Iowa resident
  • Attend or plan to attend an Iowa college or university
     

Roy J. Carver Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 1st
Contact Information: https://www.carvertrust.org/home/contact-us/

E​ligibility Criteria: 

*Full-time (12 credit hours)

*Sophomore student currently attending a community college in iowa, who  intends to transfer to one of the participating four-year institutions as a junior in the fall semester of the award year. 

Rumba Meats Scholarship

Annual Deadline: November 30th

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate student in an accredited two-year or four-year institution in the U.S.
  • Student must verify their enrollment status for the 2020/2021 academic school year prior to scholarship disbursement
  • Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented)
  • Applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Annual Deadline: Varies

For more information see the website.

Scholarship America Dream Award

Annual Deadline: October 15th

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2021.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2022.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an Associate’s or first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.​


Scholarships for Military Families

Annual Deadline: Varies

​*See website for more information.

Scholarships360

Annual Deadline: Vary
Contact Information: https://scholarships360.org/scholarships/top-scholarships-for-college-students/

​Scholarship Search Engine

SME Education Foundation Scholarships

Annual Deadline: February 1st
Contact Information: https://www.smeef.org/sme-education-foundation-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/community-college-scholarships/

​Several scholarships offered.   To view eligibility criteria of each scholarship, please go to the web link listed above.  

To apply, please click on the "Register Now" button located ​at the top of the page.   ​

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Scholarships

Annual Deadline: April 30th

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be enrolled full-time at a community college or 4-year university.
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)

St. Anthony Regional Hospital Scholarships

Annual Deadline: June 15th
  • Pursuing education in a healthcare field

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood(r) Iowa Scholarship

Annual Deadline: FALL: July 15th; SPRING: November 15th; SUMMER: April 30th
  • Work in a regulated preschool, child care center, or home program with children birth to age 5
  • Have worked in current program for at least 3 months & be working 30 hours per week (or all the hours your preschool offers programming if less than 30 hours per week. )
  • Be working towards an Early Childhood Degree, credential, or endorsement at an Iowa College
  • Support of your employer and proof of participation in a quality initiative (such as QRS, Head Start, or NAEYC accreditation)

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 12th
Contact Information: *For application, please email Sue Rardin @ sgrardin@dmacc.edu.

​Eligibility:

  • Current enrollment in a two- or four-year college
  • Enrollment in a two- or four-year college during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Pursuing a program of study in any field of conservation or agriculture
  • Have a permanent address located within Tama County or be a Tama County native


 

Tama Soil And Water Conservation District

Annual Deadline: June 24th
Contact Information: Sue Rardin, Fin Aid Specialist-Scholarships at scholarships@dmacc.edu.


Eligibility:

  • Current enrollment in a two- or four-year college
  • Enrollment in a two- or four-year college during the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Pursuing a program of study in any field of conservation or agriculture
  • Have a permanent address located within Tama County or be a Tama County native​


U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

Annual Deadline: October 30th
  • Legal U.S. Resident
  • At least 17 years of age or older
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student (at least 6 credit hours) at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or university​

UNCF Healthcare Workdorce Diversity Program Scholarship

Annual Deadline: 1/31/22
Contact Information: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/dd1aa039-1252-45d4-9702-702506bb95f1

Must be an African American student pursuing a certification or two-year associates degree in healthcare related STEM fields such as Pharmacy Tech, Certified Patient Care Tech, Phlebotomy Tech, CNA, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Tech & many more.  


United States Bowling Congress Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Varies
Contact Information: https://www.bowl.com/scholarships/

See website for eligibility criteria.

Veridian Credit Union Undergraduate Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 6th
  • Open to full-time and part-time college students who can demonstrate financial responsibility

​ 

Vermeer Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Annual Deadline: February 25th
Contact Information: vcfscholarship@vermeer.com

​Eligibility Criteria:     ​

  • Current high school/home school seniors or college students working toward an under-graduate degree.
  • A dependent child of, a legally adopted dependent child of, or a dependent stepchild of a full-time or regular part-time Pella, VATH, Griswold, Freeman, or Vermeer MV Solutions team member, or a child whose legal guardian is a full-time or regular part-time Pella, VATH, Griswold, Freeman, or Vermeer MV Solutions team member. 
  • Unmarried and not planning to be married during the 2022/2023 academic year.
  • Planning on being a full-time student during both semesters of the 2022/2023 academic year​



Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

Annual Deadline: April 16th
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a Green Card
  • Intend to pursue a degree and career in an art or design field
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minority preference