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SCHOLARSHIP PAGE awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world. Addictive substances abuse has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of drug addictions feel as though they are fighting a war themselves. Through the years, millions of lives have been damaged due to drug abuse and addiction. In the US, there are an estimated 3.6 million people who are addicted to some form of drug, whether for recreation or by prescription. These include people who accidentally become dependent, and eventually addicted to painkillers like Opioids. With the AddictionResource Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free. Click HERE for more

Any graduating CCA student with an Amana address that intends to pursue a career in Nursing is encourage to apply for the Amanda Shotter Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Applications are available in the guidance office. Application deadline is April 1.

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association Women’s Council works with the Vocational Training Council to provide scholarships to students wishing to pursue a career in the building industry.  The Women’s Council holds an Annual Silent and Live Auction yearly at the Holiday Party and has raised over $3,000 for scholarships for students wishing to pursue a career in the building industry.

Attached is the 2016 Scholarship Application.

The Oxford American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Applications are now available in the guidance office. Each local legion group will give $500 scholarships

Clear Creek Amana Baseball Club Scholarship

Application here

Daryl and Carol Neitderhisar Scholarship

Application here

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative is continuing its commitment to the communities we serve by announcing the availability of college scholarships for your graduating seniors.  Our scholarships are for high school seniors that live in a home served by Linn County REC and will be attending a college, university or vocational/technical school in the state of Iowa.

For more information about our scholarships and to download our application, please visit our website at:

Mediacom World Class Scholarship.  Mediacom Communications will award up to 55 scholarships of $1000 each to graduating high school students attending post-secondary institutions.  While it is not required that a student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.  Applications for the World Class Scholarship Program may be obtained from your high school guidance counselor or  Deadline:  February 15.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship.Students may receive awards of up to $6,269 for the 2007-08 academic year. Priority will be given to students who participated in the Federal TRIO Programs, students who graduated from alternative high schools, and to homeless youth. In addition, an applicant must be an Iowa resident who begins his or her initial enrollment at an eligible Iowa college or university within two academic years of graduating from high school, and have achieved at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Apply at priority will be given to students whose applications are received on or beforeOctober 1.

Dale Schroeder Memorial Scholarship.
 This scholarship of up to $15,000 per year is dedicated to provide assistance for student(s) pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of the three Iowa state universities. To qualify, the student must carry a minimum 2.5 grade point average and reside in a community in Iowa with a population under 10,000. Students may complete their application online at online application will be available between January 1 – April 3.

Sam Walton COMMUNITY Scholarship. This is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the student’s first year of undergraduate study at an approved accredited college or university. To qualify, the student may not be a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or SAM’S CLUB Associate, or the child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or SAM’S CLUB Associate. More information is available at www.walmartfoundation.orgPostmark deadline: January 14.

Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Award. An Iowa State four-year full-tuition (renewable for eight semesters total) grant for 100 minority high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and have faced challenges of personal hardship. Check out the MVP website at February 1.

Iowa Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Applicants must have at least a 28 ACT or 1240 SAT and 3.5 GPA, rank in the top 10% of the graduating class, be a legal Iowa resident, have completed 3 years of science beyond general science including 2 years of lab science, 2 years of the same foreign language, 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, and 3 years of math beyond general math and pre-algebra. Applications may be obtained on-line at www.iowacollegeaid.orgPostmark deadline:February 1.?
Alliant Energy Foundation Scholarship. Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded based on participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer work; academic grade point average; standardized test scores; and the content of a 300-word essay submission. For more information, go to February 15

P.L.A.Y. Scholars for Collars Scholarship  
- Deadline: 11:59pm EST on 2/15/2016

Reminder: Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Remember, to be eligible for one of 30 scholarships each worth $2,000 through the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship, high school seniors must complete all three steps before 4 p.m. on March 4, 2016.

In addition to a chance to win $2,000 for college expenses next fall, registered students will learn about important college financing and preparation concepts through their participation. Each scholarship recipient’s high school will also be awarded $500 for scholarship programs or financial literacy curriculum.

Students may register and see the scholarship rules online at

Johnson County Farm Bureau/IFBF Scholarship
This application is now available in the Guidance office. Applicants must be the son or daughte of a Johnson COunty Farm Bureau member. The IFBF Scholarships have a requirement that the applicant pursue a field of study in Ag or a related field. The Johnson County FarmBureau Scholarships do not. More information is avaliable through De Swartzenduber at 319-351-6885 ext 255 or online

The ICAN Student Success Center in Coralville will be hosting a How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process Presentation on Thursday, January 7 at 7 P.M.  This will be our last on site presentation for Financial Aid for the year in this location. 

This presentation is a great opportunity for students and parents who maybe were unable to attend your school’s presentation but are still interested in hearing the information. The presentation is free and will cover the following topics:

  • Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application Review
  • Understanding the Results
  • Understanding Costs - College Comparisons
  • Aid Options
  • Scholarship Process
  • Where to Go for Help

Please share this opportunity with your students and parents, and any other community members you think could be interested in attending. Attached you will find an email template to share this information with your students and parents.

Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this additional opportunity for the Council Bluffs community. If you have any questions regarding this program, contact me at 877-272-4692 or

New Century FS  Scholarship
New Century FS has implemented a new scholarship program for those wishing to pursue a career in agriculture or agribusiness. This program is designed to provide assistance to dependent of New Century employees and customers. There will be  five (5) one thousand fiv-hundred dollar ($1,500) scholarships. Additional information and application can be found at

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, raises awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the ag industry and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing ag-related degrees. Students need three farmer endorsements to complete their applications. 
The application period is open through February 1, and farmer endorsements will be accepted until February 8. Students will receive a unique ID number when starting an application, which you will need to submit an endorsement. You can endorse a student at or by calling 1-877-267-3332. The scholarship is administered by the National FFA Organization, but applicants do not have to be FFA members.

endEDU Scholarship 
Who can apply: High school seniors and college students 
Amount of the award: $1,000 
Deadline: April 15th, 2016

Iowa-Illinois Mensa invites applications for

           Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY for MENSA scholarships:

 The only eligibility requirement is that the applicant be enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institute of post-secondary education.  For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa, and the general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education and financial need.

CONDITIONS of awards:

Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goaltoward which the scholarship is to provide aid. 

Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional and national.  Awards are made in amounts ranging from $300 to $1000. 

To apply for a scholarship and submit your essay via the Internet,

please visit

                              ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 15, 2016!

                    Visit AMERICAN MENSA, a High IQ Society

The application for America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is administered through the National FFA Scholarship Program, but you do not need to be an FFA member to apply. You can complete the application

You need three farmer endorsements to be eligible for the $1,500 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship. Be sure to capture your unique student application ID when you start your application online. Your farmers will need it to complete the endorsement. LEARN MORE HERE.

Applications are due by February 1, 2016. Endorsements are due by February 8, 2016.

Veridian Credit Union is pleased to announce our 2016 Scholarships. Two high school scholarships are available to any high school student classified as a senior, with a projected graduation date of 2016 and planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in the 2016-2017 academic year. One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship will be awarded. he Undergraduate Scholarship is open to any non-freshman student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in the 2016-2017 academic year. The Graduate Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in an accredited graduate program in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

The ArtShare Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship supports the development of an outstanding high school student who excels in the arts and plans to pursue educational programs leading to a career in the arts. The ArtShare Scholarship is open to any high school student classified as a senior, with a projected gradation date of 2016 and planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program.

Attached are copies of the scholarship information. Entrants may apply online All entries must be submitted by February 5, 2016. If you have any questions about these scholarship programs, please contact Julie Gage at (800) 235-3228 ext. 5694 or

We invite you to use, and we hope you will link to <>, which lists and offers contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in your state.

Elsewhere on <> are links to 70 scholarship search data bases, GPA and student loan calculators, a guide to the FAFSA, information on online degree programs for adults, and dozens of helpful articles for college students of all ages.

We hope that you, your students, and their families find our site helpful, and we welcome your suggestions and comments.

Best Wishes,
Dan Rosenfield
American Educational Guidance Center

The Grand Lodge of Iowa offers many scholarships to graduating seniors. You do not, nor does a family member need to be, a member of the Mason's to qualify for these scholarships. links to the applications are available below. (FYI- CCA students have won these in the past)
Scholarship Info-4 yr
Scholarship info- 2 yr Scholarship — The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free! Submit your free application online at

Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students

Deadline to Apply: March 31 of each year

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has an online scholarship application called FinAidScholar.  The FinAidScholarapplication is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.


Here are the steps that your students need to complete to be considered for OSFA awards:

1.      Go to the scholarship section of ISU’s Financial Aid Website (

2.      Select the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships (FinAidScholar) button

3.      Select “Freshman”

4.      Read the directions

5.      Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)

6.      Click on “Apply on our FinAidScholar Website”!

7.      Log in with your Net-ID

8.      Select the Freshman Application

9.      Click on “Click Here to Apply!”

10.  Complete the application by 1 March

11.  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to 1 March

a.       The first time a student/family is able to complete the FAFSA application is 1 January of the student’s senior year.

This application is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid.  Please be sure to let your students know that they will need to check with Admission, their college and/or department, and private donors to maximize their scholarship search.   

If you or one of your students has questions on this application or our new process, please have them email our office at or call us at 515.294.5627.

The Mercy Hospital Foundation is again offering ten Health Career Scholarships to high school seniors attending secondary education in specific health-related fields. For more detailed information and to fill out the application online, students can visit the link below.
I'm also attaching the application and handout to this email. Feel free to direct students to me if they have any questions. 

Please see the attached poster for the info on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship available to graduating seniors. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!!

The application period is currently open until January 20th!

The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) is pleased to announce that it will again offer the Jerry Woods IRMCA Scholarship to students entering their first year at an Iowa community college or tech school building trades program, including concrete technology and practice; and who are residents of the state of Iowa.

Details of the 2016 Jerry Woods IRMCA Scholarship are attached for your information. Please post and/or distribute the flier and application as appropriate. The information is also available on IRMCA’s website: www.iowareadymix.orgThe deadline for applications is November 30, 2015

The Strayer-Rairden scholarship provides a $1,000 award, renewable for up to three successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa.  This person is selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the state's best-qualified applicant who has declared physics or astronomy as their major.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need. 

As long as a scholarship winner maintains a 3.2 grade point average, and remains in the declared major specified above, the scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.

If you should have any questions please contact Heather R. Mineart at 319-335-1688 or

To view our web site for guidelines and application material please go to

The first scholarship comes from P.L.A.Y., who is giving a $1,000.00 scholarship to either a high school junior or senior who has volunteered working with animals. The second scholarship is from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and is for the same amount for those students who are interested in thinking critically about the “American Dream”.

Both scholarships are essay contests due towards the end of this year. All of the information on the scholarships can be found below, but please contact me if you have any questions!

P.L.A.Y. Scholars for Collars Scholarship


· Deadline: 11:59pm EST on 12/3/2014

Bershire Hathaway Home Services GA Properties American Dream Scholarship


· Deadline: 11:59pm EST on 10/16/2015

The Smoe Prymek Asbestos Awareness Scholarship will have three awards for the graduating class of 2016.  One award of a $1000 and two awards of $500 each to be used towards tuition in the memory of Smoe Prymek, a former graduate of Clear Creek class of 1977 and a victim of mesothelioma. The purpose of this scholarship is to help spread awareness of the hazards of asbestos exposure which could potentially save your life or the life of others someday. Scholarship must be used for tuition.  Click on this link to access the application form.

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation offers scholarships for Iowa college students preparing for a career in the newspaper industry. Students at any class level (college freshman through senior in the fall of 2016) are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range between $500 and $1,000.

Scholarship applications will be submitted online, saving applicants time and mailing costs.

Complete the online scholarship application(coming soon). The application deadline is February 12, 2016.

If you are a high schoool or college guidance counselor or principal, click here for a poster you can display at your school you encourage your students to apply for INF scholarships.

Scholarships to be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year include–

Robert K. and Evelyn M. Reiste Memorial Scholarship
Funded by the Reiste family, this scholarship is awarded to an Iowa student attending a two or four-year Iowa college or university. The student must be majoring in photojournalism or journalism/mass communications. Preference will be given to students who have special interest in small town newspapers via family business or work. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Carter Pitts Scholarships
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel funds an annual Carter Pitts scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship is named for the Daily Sentinel’s longtime publisher/owner. The late Carter Pitts was also the first president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation and the organization’s first professional fundraiser.

In addition, the Carter Pitts Scholarship Endowment Fund generates an annual scholarship. The amount of the award will be determined in early 2016.

INF Scholarships
The Iowa Newspaper Foundation will award scholarships to Iowa students preparing for an Iowa newspaper career at in-state colleges or universities.

Woodward Scholarship
Funded by a contribution from Woodward Communications, Inc. An annual scholarship award will go to a student studying journalism, communications, mass communications, photojournalism, graphic design, marketing or public relations at a college or university in Iowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin. The amount of each Woodward scholarship will be based on fund earnings and will be determined in early 2016..

Shaw Scholarship
Funded by a contribution from Shaw Newspapers. An annual scholarship award will go to an incoming college freshman preparing for a journalism or communications career at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the United States. 
This scholarship is awarded to students who are dependents of men or women who work for Iowa newspapers. The amount of each Shaw scholarship will be based on fund earnings and will be determined in early 2016.

Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships
Funded by a contribution from Michael Gartner and Gary Gerlach of Des Moines, the IJI will award scholarships to up to two students enrolled in Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. These scholarships will be given in the name of the late David W. Belin, longtime business partner of Gerlach and Gartner. 

The balance of available IJI funds will be used to provide scholarships to students interested in Iowa community newspaper careers and who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in newspaper journalism (or a closely related field) at any college or university in the nation. 

The amount of each scholarship is based on IJI endowment fund earnings and will be determined in early 2016.

Morlan Scholarship
The Morlan Scholarship is funded by long-time newspaper publishers and owners, Frank and Sally Morlan. The scholarship will award an Iowa high school senior, from a city or community of fewer than 10,000, enrolling in a two-year or four-year journalism program at an Iowa institution of higher learning or a student already enrolled in an Iowa institution of higher learning.

Application notes
• The INF Scholarship Committee, when reviewing applications, will consider all applications that qualify for each of the scholarships offered. It is not necessary to apply for a specific scholarship award.
• Application materials are sent to all high school guidance offices in Iowa and can also be obtained from the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. 
• The deadline for applications is February 12, 2016. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified by mail.
• Proceeds for all scholarships awarded by the Iowa Newspaper Foundation will be paid directly to the college or university. Each scholarship granted will be for the upcoming academic year and not on an ongoing basis. Students, however, may apply for and may qualify for scholarships in subsequent years.
• For more information, see your guidance counselor or contact the Iowa Newspaper Foundation at (515) 244-2145 ext. 159.