The information below is based solely on information provided by the scholarship donor.
Only state and local scholarship opportunities will be accepted and posted on this web site.
There is still time to apply for some outside scholarships with later deadline dates.
Numerous scholarship opportunities can be found at www.studentscholarships.org. Awarding criteria, award amounts and deadlines vary by scholarship.
Scholarships with Expired Deadlines
(or deadline not known - some may be available in future years)
The Carver Scholarship
The Carver Scholarship application is now available at www.carvertrust.org for current college sophomores that will reach junior status for the fall semester of the 2016-17 school year. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in Iowa or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application. Students must present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time and must demonstrate need by completing the FAFSA by March 1, 2016. A minimum 2.8 CGPA is required. One student will be selected to receive this expected $7,600 award at Buena Vista for the 2016-17 school year.
Westmar Endowment Scholarship Program
Through the generosity of the Westmar College Endowment Board of Trustees, the Westmar Scholarship Program was permanently endowed. The Westmar Friends and Alumni Association and the Westmar Student Association have added funds to the endowment. Scholarships are awarded annually to the best qualified students according to academic merit, commitment to community service and leadership qualities. First consideration will be given to students who are currently residents of northwest Iowa and have a Westmar connection such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. Second consideration will be given to students who are residents of LeMars; and third consideration will go to students who have Westmar connections such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. This program will sustain a sense of Westmar's ongoing presence in the educational life of the state of Iowa. Go to: http://iowacollegefoundation.org/students_westmar_end_app.html
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Educational Fund
This is a LOAN program available to Iowa residents and may be extended to out-of-state students attending an Iowa college/university. Applicants must show financial need and have completed at least one year of college. A transcript must be submitted to show evidence of further academic success (sophomores must have a 2.75 CGPA and juniors, seniors and graduate students must have a 2.5 CGPA. Three character references need to be submitted as well. Student may borrow up to $2000/year up to an aggregate total of $6,000. Principal payments need not be made until the loan recipient's education is completed or discontinued. Current interest rate is 6% per year and payments should be made in semi-annual installments. If interested in applying, please contact the following address: Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Educational Fund, Office of Secretary-Treasurer, 316 E. College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Department of the Army
Please see us for information on the educational benefits (loan repayment) for students who enter the military after graduation.
You can access the following web sites to receive information, free of charge, on searching for other outside scholarships. We do not guarantee the validity of the information you may find on these sites and students should use at their own discretion.
- http://www.FinAid.comwww.icansucceed.orgFor more unusual scholarships: