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Iowa Scholarships

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarships - Awarded to one male student and one female student who have participated in the Iowa Games. The scholarship committee considers applicants' level of participation in the Games as well as their character and sportsmanship. $1,000

ICSAC Iowa Tuition Grants - Provides Iowa Tuition Grants to students who are enrolled as undergraduates in Iowa colleges or universities. $6,000.

ICSAC Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grants - For students enrolled in Iowa community colleges. $1,200

Herman Sani Scholarships - The Iowa Golf Association awards the Herman Sani Scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Iowa who have experience with golf. The recipients are chosen based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. The Iowa Golf Association awards several scholarships yearly, all of which are worth $8,000.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge - The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge, hosted by Iowa Student Loan, provides $2,000 scholarships to 30 high school students every year.

Des Moines Women's Club Scholarships - Awards 11 Iowa scholarships to graduating high school seniors, six scholarships to undergraduate students, and one scholarship to a graduate student each year. They award scholarships for specific majors and programs, including education, music, STEM, and literature. The scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000.

Iowa UMF Scholarships - The Iowa United Methodist Foundation awards several each year, ranging in amount from $570 to $2,150.

Iowa UMF Seminary Scholarships - The Seminary Scholarships, provided by the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, are awarded to students who are enrolled in a degree at a seminary approved by the UMF. From $300 to $7,500.

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Scholarship - The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Project Management Institute awards a $1,000  to a resident of eastern Iowa who is enrolled in a college or university in a degree related to project management.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship - Awarded to an Iowa student who has a strong academic history and moral character. $500 to $1,000.

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award - Applicants must participate in editorial work for newspaper journalism.  $1,000.

Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Tuition Grants - The Barber and Cosmetology Tuition Grants are available to Iowa students attending barber or cosmetology schools. $1,200. Priority is given to first-year students. Students can receive the award for multiple years, but they must reapply each year.

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grants - Awarded to members of the Iowa National Guard who are enrolled in Iowa colleges or universities. $6,658.

Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship - For to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled in or plan to enroll in a college or university. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a history of involvement in extracurricular activities. Students must also have overcome some sort of adversity in their life.

All Iowa Opportunity Grant- Must have graduated from an Iowa high school. $8,118

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant - For students who aged out of the Iowa foster care system or who were adopted from the foster care system after the age of 16. $9,010

Latinos Unidos Scholarship - The $1,000 Latinos Unidos Scholarship is awarded to a Latino or Latina student who plans to pursue higher education at an Iowa college or university.

Larry W. Carter Scholarship - For an African American Iowa student who plans to attend college either full-time or part-time.

Mary E. Wood Scholarship - For an African American Student in Iowa who is pursuing higher education.

PEI Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship - The Professional Educators of Iowa awards the Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Iowa who plans to pursue a career as a teacher. $500.

Byers Environmental Scholarships - To Iowa high school seniors who have helped to improve their community or the environment. Up to five $1,000 scholarships are awarded yearly.

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Awards - For Iowa high school students who propose, design, and accomplish a project in any field. The scholarship committee chooses 15 winners to receive a $1,000 scholarship and present their projects at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa. Of the 15 winners, three will receive additional $5,000 scholarships.

Tim Dwight Scholarship Program - For Iowa high school seniors who have overcome adversity and demonstrate academic merit and financial need.  The Foundation awards one $1,000 scholarship, one $2,500 scholarship, one $5,000 scholarship.

CDI Scholarships - The Conservation Districts of Iowa awards three scholarships every year to students who make contributions to the conservation of soil and water. $2,000 to $4,000

Burkart Scholarship - The Iowa Section of the Professional Golfers Association awards the Burkart Scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is involved in golf. $1,000

Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarships - For Iowa high school seniors who have participated in the Iowa State Fair. Recipients must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. $5,000.

Guardian Scholars Foundation - The Guardian Scholars Foundation provides scholarships to current or incoming undergraduate students who are highly motivated and have academic

IFDA Scholarships - The Iowa Funeral Directors Association provides several $500 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a program related to funeral service or mortuary science at an Iowa institution. .

HBA Scholarships - The Iowa Home Builders Association awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in the home building industry. $1,000.

ISCA Scholarship - The Iowa School Counselor Association awards one scholarship to a graduating high school senior each year.

Jerry Woods IRMCA Scholarship - The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association awards the Jerry Woods Scholarship to a college student enrolled in a program related to ready-mixed concrete, construction, or engineering.

Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Grant Program - $1,000.

Joe Halbur Scholarship- Funded by the Iowa Association of Naturalists. Must provide a list of extracurricular activities and work experience as well as a short essay describing why they chose to pursue an environmental career. $500

NEWH | North Central Chapter Scholarship - Amount: Up to $4,500 - For students attending an accredite . Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Hagan Scholarships - Amount: Up to $5,000 each semester - For graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and from a rural area (a county with less than 50,000 people). Applicant must live in an eligible state  and demonstrate financial need.

Midwest Member Chapter Scholarships - For graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in college for the fall semester, or a First, Second, or Third year student currently enrolled in a full-accredited college or university.

​​AIB College of Business Des Moines, Iowa
Allen College Waterloo, Iowa
Briar Cliff University Sioux City, Iowa
Brown Mackie College Quad Cities Bettendorf, Iowa
Buena Vista University Storm Lake, Iowa
Central College Pella, Iowa
Clarke University Dubuque, Iowa
Coe College Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, Iowa
Divine Word College Epworth, Iowa
Dordt College Sioux Center, Iowa
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, Iowa
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls, Iowa
Emmaus Bible College Dubuque, Iowa
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, Iowa
Graceland University Lamoni Lamoni, Iowa
Grand View University Des Moines, Iowa
Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa
Hamilton Technical College Davenport, Iowa
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, Iowa
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, Iowa
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, Iowa
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville, Iowa
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, Iowa
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Loras College Dubuque, Iowa
Luther College Decorah, Iowa
Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, Iowa
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown, Iowa
Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, Iowa
Morningside College Sioux City, Iowa
Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, Iowa
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, Iowa
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar Calmar, Iowa
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, Iowa
Northwestern College Orange City, Iowa
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport Davenport, Iowa
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus Cedar Falls, Iowa
Purdue Global Cedar Rapids Campus Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Purdue Global Council Bluffs Campus Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purdue Global Davenport Campus Davenport, Iowa
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus Urbandale, Iowa
Purdue Global Mason City Campus Mason City, Iowa

Saint Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa
Simpson College Indianola, Iowa
Southeastern Community College West Burlington, Iowa
Southwestern Community College Creston, Iowa
St Luke's College Sioux City, Iowa
University of Dubuque Dubuque, Iowa
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus West Des Moines, Iowa
Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa
Vatterott College Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa
Waldorf College Forest City, Iowa
Wartburg College Waverly, Iowa
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, Iowa
William Penn University Oskaloosa, Iowa

Iowa Student Financial Aid

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

State Department of Education
Iowa Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-5294

State Higher Education Agency
Iowa College Student Aid Commission

475 SW Fifth Street, Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-3400
Toll-Free: (877) 272-4456

Special Education Agency
Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports
Iowa Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-5294

State Adult Education Agency
Iowa Department of Education
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation

400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-3640

There are 152,234 full time students in the 62 colleges and universities of Iowa


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