The information below is based solely on information provided by the scholarship donor.

New Postings

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.

EMC Insurance Companies Scholarship

The Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMC) is continuing its sponsorship of the EMC Insurance Companies Scholarship Program for 2015-2016. EMC is again offering 16 scholarships of $1000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year and your institution has been designated as a participant this year.

 Nominees:

 *    Must show financial need

 *    Must be junior or senior in the academic year 2015-2016

 *    Must have GPA of 3.0

 *    Must have declared major in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or Computer Science

*     Must have a commitment to community service

 *    Must have interest in a possible internship

 Please write a short essay and submit it to the Financial Assistance Office by April 28th.

SPAHN & ROSE LUMBER CO. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has established a scholarship program with the Iowa College Foundation.  Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded for the   2015-2016 academic year.  The following criteria will be used in determining scholarship recipients: 

  • Ø  Must be a Junior in the upcoming Fall 2015 semester
  • Ø  Must be a declared Business major
  • Ø  Resident of one of the following counties:  Bremer, Clayton, Marshall, Hancock, Clinton, Dubuque, Buchanan, Mitchell, Fayette, Tama, Marion, Jones, Howard, Winneshiek, Cedar or Grundy
  • Ø  Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Ø  Must be involved in at least one student academic/professional organization
  • Ø  Must have interest in internship opportunity within Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

 Recipients will be eligible to renew the award in their senior year if the above criteria are maintained.

Applications can be picked up at the Financial Assistance Office.  The application will be due back to the office by April 20th.

 Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection would like to announce 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest. We are offering students a chance to win $10,000 towards their education plus a $1,000 award for their school!

Entering the contest is easy! Students must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The student with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in our line.

The Gallery Collection will also be selecting an entry from a member of the Unites States Military to be given a $1,000 award.

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

HotelsCheap Scholarship

HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.

Our scholarships are offered each Fall and Spring semester. To be eligible for it, the applicant should be:

  • a legal resident of the United States
  • at least 16 years of age (Note: If you are under the age of 18, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate)
  • are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in the United State

To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

For more information, please feel free to visit our Scholarship page:
http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship

The "Greater Minds" Scholarship

More information about the scholarship can be found here:
http://lovenberglaw.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer-scholarship/

SP Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

 Student Eligibility:

A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.

 B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarship_8937.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201504&utm_content=6118fd76257e79955d6752e0d08cf994

Odenza Vacations Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2015

B) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2015 deadline.

C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

D) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Applications can be found by going to:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_odenza_vacations_scholarship_8936.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201504&utm_content=6118fd76257e79955d6752e0d08cf994

Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2015.

B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2015.

C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

D) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_got_a_spine_scholarship_8927.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201504&utm_content=6118fd76257e79955d6752e0d08cf994

2015 BBG Communications Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015

B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award

 D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_bbg_communications_scholarship_2015_8925.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201504&utm_content=6118fd76257e79955d6752e0d08cf994

Thermo Fisher Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Pierce has offered scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in science fields.  For Fall 2015, we are again offering six scholarships for future science scholars.  Two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded on Aug. 17, 2015.

The current application deadline, which is July 27, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time (CT).  Complete information regarding the scholarship program’s eligibility criteria, rules and the application form can be found on our website at http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/

ADT

ADT Protect Your home is currently offering an educational scholarship for $500.

Interested applicants must be currently enrolled at a college/university or be enrolling in the upcoming semester.

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship that is made payable to the student's approved college/university and mailed directly to the designated college/university. Interested students should write a 400-600 word essay, on how mobile technology has been used in education and how it could improve education/classes for future students.

Students must submit their name, email and essay by August 1, 2015 to scholarship@businesssecuritysystems.com 

Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter's $3,500 Scholarship Contest

George Zimmerman vs. The State of Florida was the prosecution of George Zimmerman. He was charged with second-degree murder that started from the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The jury found in George Zimmerman's case that the evidence did not prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt for killing Trayvon Martin even though Zimmerman racially profiled Martin. Because this was such an astonishing case, we want to offer a $3,500 scholarship to the student who creates the best essay addressing whether justice was served or miscarried in the case of George Zimmerman vs. The State of Florida.

Once you have created your essay, send your essay to adp@adplegal.com or mail essay to:

Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter, P.C.
260 Madison Ave, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10016
(646) 742-9800

 Heritage Bank Scholarship

Heritage Bank is once again offering Scholarships to students in our communities. Please go to our web site www.heritagebankna.com to apply. See the enclosed link directly to the our application page. http://www.heritagebankna.com/Community.cfm?pg=Heritage-Bank-Scholarships

GMR Transcription College Academic Scholarship

Website – www.gmrtranscription.com Date Application is Available - Now Deadline – Ongoing Quarterly on March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th
Scholarship Amount - $500.00 per person Number of Awards – 2 awards per quarter. Students can apply through this link:
http://www.gmrtranscription.com/academictranscription.asp

Zingbroadband.com Technology & Web Blogging Scholarship

Zingbroadband.com is offering a $1,000 Technology & Web Blogging scholarship to a current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student who has expressed an interest in web development, digital media, online marketing and e-commerce. The full details can be viewed here: http://www.zingbroadband.com/scholarship/

CenturyLinkQuote.com School Pride Scholarship

CenturyLinkQuote.com has created a School Pride Scholarship asking students across the United States to write about how their college has or will specifically contribute to their career path. The most inspirational story will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

You can learn more about the scholarship, including guidelines here: http://www.centurylinkquote.com/scholarship

Wells Fargo CollegeSteps Sweepstakes

Wells Fargo CollegeSteps Sweepstakes-enroll online for tips and tools from Wells Fargo and you'll automatically be entered in the CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes worth $1,000.

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship (https://www.campusexplorer.com/campus-explorer-scholarships/) is a monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship – and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly selected from the entrants.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 16 years old at the time of entry. Students must be enrolled in college for the current or following term, and are required to provide proof of enrollment.

At Campus Explorer, we believe everyone deserves a fulfilling education. Visit CampusExplorer.com for free college planning tools, tips and advice on paying for college and career information.

Wyzant Scholarship

Offered to college bound students as well as current college students, up to the junior level. Here is the link to the scholarship: www.wyzant.com/Scholarships/.

Social Media in Education Scholarship

The scholarship is available to all current and prospective college students. The description is how teachers can better utilize social media in the classroom. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. For the application go to: http://www.localinternetservice.com/scholarship

Get Girls Golfing Scholarship

The Get Girls Golfing Scholarship will be granted annually to one female high school senior that plays golf competitively in high school and intends to play golf as a freshman at a 2 or 4 year college. The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of golf accomplishments, personal achievement, and overall need. The MyGolfInstructor.com Get Girls Golfing Scholarship awards $1500 to be applied towards tuition, books, board, and other expenses. 

Application and Information:

All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address:

http://www.mygolfinstructor.com/scholarship/

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2015

Digital Marketing Scholarship for College Students from the Snap Agency

This company is looking for students to enter the contest by submitting ideas on the best digital marketing tactics and how it can impact businesses. There will be a $1000 scholarship to the winning entry. More information on this can be found here:

http://www.snapagency.com/blog/scholarship-contest/

InsuranceProviders.com

For details for the Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship here.

Students have the opportunity to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.

Richelle@InsuranceProviders.com | www.InsuranceProviders.com

http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/

Rural Students Scholarship

The Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by Blaze Wifi and open to all HS seniors and full-time college students in the USA maintaining a 3.0 GPA. We offered this scholarship last year and are bringing it back again for the 2015 school year due to the large number of applications and interest we received! The amount of this scholarship is $500.

The full scholarship guidelines and requirements are listed here: http://www.blazewifi.com/scholarship

We offer this scholarship in an effort to promote digital literacy and higher education in underdeveloped and potentially at-risk rural areas of the United States. The deadline is June 1, 2015.

Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship

This Scholarship seeks to reward future marketing leaders in regards to better understanding customer insights.

 More information about the scholarship can be found here: http://www.igniteag.com/IgniteAG-Customer-Advisory-Board-Scholarship.aspx

PeopleClaim.com Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: On-going

How to apply: http://www.peopleclaim.com/Advocacy-training-program.aspx

Karman Healthcare.com Scholarship

Karman Healthcare is offering two $500 scholarships for students who have a mobility

disability. The entry would be an essay or poem and this year the theme

is to create a presentation of why disability awareness is important.

 The deadline for this year's scholarship is September 1st, 2015.

 http://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/

The Joshua L. Goldstein Law Offices Scholarship

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., an Immigration Law Firm is offering a scholarship to a first generation US citizen who currently lives and studies in the United States.

http://jgoldlaw.com/boston-immigration-law-scholarship/ 

This scholarship is to help a deserving student attend post high school education, but also to recognize an outstanding young person - who has overcome challenges in life that others have not had to face. The $1,000.00 scholarship award will be given to out for the 2015-2016 school year.

Study.com Scholarship

Study.com provides 10 different Academic Scholarships totaling $5,500 to students who are pursuing higher education. Our goal with the scholarships is to help alleviate the rising cost of college.  The web site for this scholarship is:

http://study.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

 

  More Scholarship Opportunities 

 

The Effect of Grandparents Scholarship

This scholarship for 2015 is running till June 1. The details are located at http://www.medicalalertnearme.com/scholarship

ABODO Fun Scholarship

This is a fun scholarship opportunity for students. All the students need to do is tell us why they love Buena Vista University and twice a year we will award a $500 scholarship. Our scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled. ABODO is all about helping students find the perfect place to live so we figured we would try and give back to our users. Requirements and eligibility can be found at http://www.abodo.com/scholarship .

Kush Arora Attorney at Law Justice Reform Scholarship

This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well-reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust. Additional details about the scholarship can be found at http://maryland-criminallawyer.com/federal.html and by clicking the "Scholarship" tab or button.

The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2015. Eligibility criteria include a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, a 1,000-word essay, and a current unofficial transcript. The scholarship application should be faxed to our office for review.

If you have any questions about our scholarship, or if you require additional information from us, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or by calling me directly at (202) 417-6013.

CompareCards.com

Each month CompareCards will award $2,500 to any qualifying college (or college bound) student in need who can answer a tricky trivia question. Using their best pop culture and math skills, and probably a bit of help from Professor Google, students should be able to answer a series of questions to arrive at a final answer in no time!

After the submission deadline, CompareCards will gather all the correct answers and a tiebreaker question will be emailed, with a link to submit the answer. Students who submit the correct tiebreaker answer will be entered into a random drawing and one winner will be selected. The deadline for each month is the 14th and the new trivia question will be posted on the 15th of every month.

http://www.comparecards.com/scholarship-award

Proofreading Services.com Scholarship

Here are the scholarship details, including the awards: http://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

Insureon Small Business, Big Impact Scholarship

http://www.insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship

The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

Deadline: 10/1

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Description: This scholarship is open to enrolled students with an interest in finance, economics, and trading stocks. To apply, students may submit an essay by following the instructions on the pennystocks.net website

How to Apply: http://peterleeds.com/stock-trading-scholarship.htm

The Grasshopper Scholarship

Grasshopper is offering a $5,000 scholarship again this year and your students are eligible!

Students can apply and get more information here:
http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

Scholarship Details

We will award an actively enrolled college student $5,000 towards their tuition/books in 2015.

  • There are no restrictions on major or year of study, even incoming freshmen are eligible.
  • There is no purchase necessary.
  • Students will be judged on an essay about entrepreneurship.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8thyear. 

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 15, 2015.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on our site.

The Healthy.com Scholarship

TheHealthy.com is offering a $500 scholarships to incoming college freshman. 
 
More information about this scholarship can be found at: TheHealthy.com Scholarship

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to a first generation U.S. citizen who currently lives and studies in the United States who has overcome challenges in life that others have not had to face.  This is a $1,000 scholarship and the application is on the web site:

 http://jgoldlaw.com/boston-immigration-law-scholarship/ 

DietSpotlight.com Scholarship

This is an essay contest where students can share their ideas on obesity. The application deadline is December 31, 2015 and we will be giving away four awards – one for $3,000 and three for $1,000.

 **There is no fee of any kind in the application process**

 For full details about our scholarship program, please visit us at: http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/

The American Business Women Association - multiple outside scholarships

Please find below information about how students can enter:

Minerva Associates: http://minerva-associates.com/national-scholarship/

soccerloco: http://www.soccerloco.com/national-scholarship

Keating Dental Arts: http://www.keatingdentalarts.com/scholarship_program/

Ziering Medical: http://www.zieringmedical.com/national-scholarship/

Unhinge: http://unhingehardware.com/national-scholarship/

NAPS: http://www.napsintl.com/national-scholarship/

 The ABWA’s Scholarships have been nationally syndicated and we have over 100 accredited schools participating (and growing) by posting each respective link above to their respective scholarship page on their website for their student body to participate.

 Each Company’s Scholarship Description:

Minerva Associates: Minerva Associates has launched a national scholarship in conjunction with the American Women's Business Association (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business. This is a national essay contest and we want to know “the most creative way you have overcome prejudice in a school, social, work or professional setting.” The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest two thousand dollars for the 2015 Fall semester.  Enter here:  http://minerva-associates.com/national-scholarship/

Keating Dental Arts: Keating Dental Arts has launched a national scholarship in conjunction with the American Women's Business Association (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business. This is a national essay contest and we want to know “What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.)? ” The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest two thousand dollars for the 2015 Fall semester.  Enter here:  http://www.keatingdentalarts.com/scholarship_program/

Ziering Medical: Ziering is proud to partner with the ABWA to create higher education opportunities for women in order to help them achieve greater success in the business world. We want to know from you: Has society’s views on beauty positively or negatively affected our culture? You may consider how beauty affects pop culture, interaction with your peers, etc. The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest two thousand dollars for the 2015 Fall semester. For more information about how to enter go here: http://www.zieringmedical.com/national-scholarship/

Unhinge: Unhinge has launched a national scholarship in conjunction with the American Women's Business Association (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business. This is a national essay contest and we want to know, “How does the design around you influence both life and/or business? The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest two thousand dollars for the 2015 Spring semester.  Enter here: http://unhingehardware.com/national-scholarship/

NAPS: NAPS has launched a national scholarship in conjunction with the American Women's Business Association (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business. To enter, applicants must submit a 500-700 word essay on: News in the United States about Mexico is often comprised of crime and violence surrounding the drug trafficking industry. More recently, however, stories about Mexico’s rapidly growing manufacturing industry have made front pages of major newspapers and blogs, slowly changing the perception of this developing country. While the majority of these articles tend to be industry-focused, the real story is the Mexican workforce and how it is transforming a nation. Not dissimilar to many developing countries, the Mexican workforce is comprised of both men and woman; however, the female workforce in Mexico has quietly grown in numbers and strength throughout factory floors and at all professional levels. In a country run mostly by men, women have begun to demonstrate their strength and importance, helping transform stereotypes and perceptions about Mexico and its place as a global business powerhouse. The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest two thousand dollars for the 2015 Spring semester.  Enter here:  http://www.napsintl.com/national-scholarship/

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

Zumper apartment rental search is sponsoring a $1,000 college scholarship, and would love Buena Vista University students to apply!

Scholarship link: https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

Scholarship details: They are looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!

Scholarships with expired deadlines (or deadline not known) - some may be available in future years

Principal Financial Group Minority Scholarship

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Minority Scholarship Program and will award four $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of member institutions. These minority awards are very prestigious and each institution (BV and others in Iowa) may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so applicants should be interested in an internship possibility.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above (fall 2014)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or have permanent residency
  • Be Minority in descent
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities

The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences to an application that can be requested from the Office of Financial Assistance. Both pieces of the application must be received in the Office of Financial Assistance by May 12, 2014.

Principal Technology Scholarship

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Technology Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of selected member institutions (BVU is a member institution). These technology awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so applicants should have an interest in an internship.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above (fall 2014)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizenship or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in IT or a related field
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Have a demonstrated record of computer literacy
  • Have the ability to work in a group setting

The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences to an application that can be requested from the Office of Financial Assistance. Both pieces of the application must be received in our office by May 12, 2014.

Principal Financial Group Business Scholarship

The Principal Financial Group has renewed their Business Scholarship Program and will award six $2,500 scholarships to students on the campuses of our selected member institutions. These business awards are very prestigious and each institution may submit one nomination. Internships are a strong possibility for these scholars, so applicants should be interested in an internship.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be of freshman status or above (fall 2014)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be a US Citizenship or have permanent residency
  • Have declared a major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Economics or Communications
  • Have a strong interest in an internship with Principal
  • Show leadership capabilities

The nominee must attach an essay (200 words or less) describing academic interests, professional objectives, and personal/community activities and experiences to an application that can be requested from the Office of Financial Assistance. Both pieces of the application must be received in our office by May 12, 2014.

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 2015-16 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, 2015. A minimum 2.8 CGPA is required. One student will be selected to receive this expected $7,600 award at Buena Vista for the 2015-16 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

Application materials and official transcripts must be received by the Iowa College Foundation by April 1, 2015.

Giva, Inc. $1000 Corporate Scholarship

Giva, Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley, is excited to offer its annual $1,000 student scholarship! Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university and is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Eligibility: All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student's educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

Requirements: All eligible students will be required to compose a thoughtful essay between 500 – 1,000 words answering the question: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?" Award winners are required to perform some community service volunteer work.

Essay Submission Deadline: December 1 of each year

Scholarship Award Date: By January 31 of each year

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

The 2013 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.

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Scholarships

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Scholarships are available in amounts up to $6,000 ($3,000 a year for a maximum of two years). In 2010, thirty-one $3,000 scholarships were awarded.

The goal of this program is to fill healthcare positions that currently have a significant number of openings across Iowa. Selected students must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Assistance or at: www.ihaonline.org for students enrolled in majors related to healthcare (a list is available on the application), including social work.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

A $1,000 academic award will be given to a student pursuing a degree in these areas.
http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing in a degree in these areas.
http://education-portal.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Liberal Arts and General Studies Award

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a BA.
http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Undergraduate Distance Learning Award

$500 available to a student completing an online degree program.
http://education-portal.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing. Program runs October through March. Apply online at www.usbank.com/studentloans

Iowa Braille School's McGregor Scholarship

Applications are now being taken for the Iowa Braille School's McGregor Scholarship. We anticipate awarding up to $60,000 per year. The McGregor Scholarship Program is for students who are blind or visually impaired and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • blind or visually impaired prior to reaching the age of 21
  • an Iowa resident for the 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 from the high school graduation date or the date of receipt of a GED
  • 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 U.S.
  • maintaining a 2.5 grade point average

Applications are available in the Office of Financial Assistance.

United States Navy Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

The United States Navy Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to students who are seeking enrollment into a medical school in the area of Medicine/Dentistry/Optometry. The scholarship offers full tuition plus a monthly income. Call 1-888-724-2100 for more information and for an application.

Accountemps/American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) Scholarship

Accountemps/American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) Scholarship Program is offering the following:

Accountemps/AICPA Scholarship - two $2,500 scholarships available to student affiliate members pursuing studies in accounting. Eligible students must have a declared major in accounting, finance or information systems and must have a CGPA of 3.0 or better with 30 or more earned hours, 6 of which must be in accounting.

For more information on each of these, please call: 212-596-6224

John Gyles Education Awards

Awards are available to both male and female students who are residents of Canada or the USA. A minimum CGPA of 2.7 is required. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. To receive an application, students should send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: John Gyles Education Awards, Attention: The Secretary, PO Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5G4

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.

American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Graduate students, postdocs, research administrators, or faculty members can log onto this free site to learn about the latest funding opportunities: http://www.grantsnet.org/

Scholarship Search Programs

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.

For more unusual scholarships:

http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml

http://unclaimedscholarships.us/?page_id=571