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Iowa’s Junior Miss

Due: September 17th

The Iowa Junior Miss Scholarship Program provides cash and tuition scholarships to high school senior girls wishing to continue beyond high school their high school education. Past awards have included one (1) $1500 cash award. Applicants must attend one (1) program to qualify for the state program that will be held in Ottumwa, IA in March. Judging is done at the preliminary program on the following: talent, fitness, poise, interview and scholastic achievement.

Junior Miss




Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Award Due: October 3rd

For the past 16 years, Wendy’s Restaurants have teamed up with the Heisman Memorial Trophy committee to create the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. The award honors both male and female high school athletes who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership. You must have at least a “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport to be eligible.

Wendy’s Heisman

AES Engineers Due: October 5th

AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluation the essays that are submitted. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

AES Engineers Horatio Alger National Scholarship Due: October 30th

The Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Iowa who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal

adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. (6-$5,000 scholarships are offered)






Voice of Democracy Due: November 1st

Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with the all first-place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Voice of Democracy Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Due: November 1st

FIRE defends and sustains individual rights at America’s colleges and Universities. Awards are: one first place winner-$5,000 scholarship; one second place winner-$2,500 scholarship; and five runners-up will receive $1,000 scholarships

FIRE Essay Contest

Council for America’s First Freedom

Due: November 14th

The Council for America’s First Freedom announces the First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay contest is open to 9th-12th grade students to compete for a $3,000, $1,500 and a $750 award, as they examine the first amendment and the history and relevance of religious freedom in the America and the world today.

First Freedom




Elks: Most

Valuable Student Due: December 6th

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student’s permanent U.S. address.



Achievement Due: December 15th

The AXA Foundation’s signature program, AXA Achievement, provides resources that help make college possible; access and advice. AXA Achievement provides access to $1.3 million a year in scholarships.


NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Due: December 17th

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is offering a minimum of 400 scholarships. A student who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through examples such as; starting his/her own

business; participating in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, among others or through other initiatives.

NFIB Entrepreneur




Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto

Show Due: January 3

Scholarship money is available for college and technical trade school bound students who have ties to the automotive industry

Auto Show

United States JCI Senate Due: January 6th

The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program is awarding a $1,000 grand to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.

JCI Senate

Burger King Scholars Due:January10th

Burger King is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. Awards must be used for educational expenses, such as tuition or required fees and books, and must be used during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.

Burger King Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)

Program Due:January11th

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program targets high-achieving African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic-American, and Asian/Pacific Islander American high school students. This

innovative scholarship program provides full financial support to low-income minority students across the United States. To become a GMS scholar, students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, demonstrate financial need by showing eligibility for a federal Pell Grant, and have at least a 3.3 grade point average in high school. Each student must be nominated by a teacher or counselor and must compose an essay


providing insights into their personal characteristics. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Due:January15th

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Award Program offers up to seven undergraduate college scholarships of $10,000 a year for up to four years. The scholarships are intended to help students who would otherwise find attending college to be a significant burden, due to the loss of a parent to breast cancer.

Susan G Koman Foundation

Quad City Engineering and

Science Council (QCESC) Due:January18th

The Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship was established and is

administered by the Council. This one-time grant of between $1,000 and $3,000 is

awarded on an objective basis. Criteria include academics, civic/community service, extra-curricular involvement, and career focus.

QCESC Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship program Due: January 24th

The RMHC Scholarship program seeks to invest in student who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.

RMHC Scholarships

Discover Card Tribute Award

Scholarship Due: January 31

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR JUNIORS ONLY. The Discover Card Tribute Award provides scholarships for high school juniors. Requirements include having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, demonstrating leadership, actively contributing to the community and having experienced and overcome a significant obstacle in their lives.

Discover Card




DuTrac Community Credit Union Due: February


The DuTrac Community Credit Union

Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a high school located with-in the 14 county charter area who are members in good standing at DuTrac Community Credit Union. (Children of DuTrac Community Credit Union employees are not eligible.)

DuTrac Grand Lodge of Iowa - Masonic Lodge Scholarship Due: February 3rd

The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. is awarding an estimated 60 scholarships of $2,000 to students graduating this year and are pursuing a post-secondary education in any state

Grand Lodge of Iowa

Iowa PTA - H.L. Taylor Scholarship Due: February 1st

This scholarship is open to all graduating public high school seniors who are considered a resident of the state of Iowa for one year prior to graduation. Grant money can be used for a full time study at an accredited Iowa college or university, vocational school, or other post high school institution. The grant is not limited to any specific field. Applicants must include 3 letters of reference, a personal letter giving a short biography and

explanation, and one example of applicants ability in any field

Iowa PTA - Scholarships

Robert E. Byers Scholarship Due:February7th

The Robert E. Byers Scholarship Fund is offering two, $250 scholarships each. Applicants must be enrolling in an Iowa college or university with plans to study environment, community services,

conservation, public service or government, nonprofit management, landscape

architecture (historical emphasis), or community planning.

Robert E Byers- Keep Iowa Beautiful

KFC Colonel's Scholars Due: February 8th

This award is for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit. Awards are up to $20,000 for tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board

KFC Scholars

Hy-Vee Foundation Due: February 10th

Hy-Vee Foundation is awarding up to $40,000 in scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree at any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States. There will be 40 scholarships available each being in the amount of $1,000. This scholarship is open to high school seniors who began their

employment on or before September 15 of the application year; high school senior sons


and daughters of full-, regular, and part-time Hy-Vee who have a minimum of six months employment with the company as of September 15 application year.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Due: February 15th

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation provides a number of scholarships for students preparing for a newspaper career. Scholarships include the Carter Pitts, INF, Woodward, Shaw and Iowa Journalism Institute Scholarships.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation

Best Buy @15 Scholarship

Program Due: February 15th

9th-12th graders are eligible for this award. The Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship Program will award 1,100 scholarships of $1,000 each to students in grades 9-12 who are living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. Best Buy is looking for students with solid grades, who are involved in volunteer efforts in their schools and communities, and/or have a work history. Students must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall following their high school graduation. Grants are a one-time award.

Best Buy D. Fred and Mariam L. Bovie Technical (Welding) Due: February 15th

A $2,000 (tuition and fees only) award to a student pursuing an Associate’s degree in welding. Applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and may be enrolled full or part time. Financial need is required to qualify.

AWS D. Fred and Mariam L. Bovie Foundation

Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Due: February 15th

Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for women educators, has established a scholarship to aid a high school senior who is preparing for a career in teaching. One $300 scholarship will be awarded to a senior at Bettendorf; Davenport Assumption, Central, North or West; Pleasant Valley, or North Scott High School


RIA Federal Credit Union Due: February 15th

Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior enrolling in an accredited two year or four year college, university or

vocational-technical school. The student must be a primary member of RIA FCU with an account in good standing or they may join RIA for the sole purpose of eligibility.

RIA Federal Credit Union

World Class Mediacom Scholarship Program Due: February 15th

The World Class Mediacom Scholarship helps graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books. Through the World Class program, Mediacom awards $1,000 leadership scholarships to wining applicants

World Class Mediacom Scholarship Program

Charles Curry SMART Bus

Scholarship Due: February 28th

The Charles Curry SMART Bus Scholarship) is a $500 award for one (1) high school senior planning on majoring in a Natural Resources or Education program. The student must be from an Iowa/Illinois high school, a freshman, sophomore or junior currently attending an Iowa/Illinois community/four-year college or university

Charles Curry SMART Bus Program

St. Patrick Society Due: February 25

The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities is awarding one scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Requirements include applicants having a relative that is a S. Patrick Society member, showing evidence of the ability to pursue secondary education and letters of recommendation. Consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities of applicant, both at school and within the community.

St. Patrick Society Hannah Caldwell Chapter Scholarship Due: February 29th

Hannah Caldwell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is a $500 award. Qualifications include anticipated acceptance and enrollment in an accredited Iowa post-secondary institution. Permanent residence and graduate of a Scott County, Iowa high school, 7 semester high school GPA of 3.00 or higher, composite ACT score of 22, list of extracurricular activities evidence of community service.

No website: Please check with the guidance office.




Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for

Education Due: March 1st

Decisions for the $2,000 scholarships will be based on the student's interest and

commitment to the automotive industry. An applicant's interest will be measured by their enrollment in automotive related studies, being a current or prior employee of a dealership or demonstrating a personal interest in automobiles. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation

Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship Due: March 1st

This scholarship will be awarded to a entering freshman at Iowa State University who is enrolled in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences or the College of Human Sciences. Resident of one of these Iowa Counties: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, or Scott. First preference will be given to female students in rural Scott County. Selection is based on above average academic work, leadership, community, and school, involvement and work activities. Must file a FAFSA and be admitted to ISU before March 1st.

No website: Please check with the guidance office.

James B Morris Scholarship Due: March 1st

All scholarship applicants who consider themselves as either African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American; who are U.S. citizens and residents of Iowa; will be graduated in the year the scholarship is awarded; and plan on attending a U.S. college or university are eligible.

James B. Morris

Mark Earl and Esther Ruth

Spencer Technical Scholarship Due: March 1st

This scholarship will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa public high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College

Grand Lodge of Iowa

IH Mississippi Valley Credit

Union Due: March 1st

Open to all IHMVCU members in good standing who demonstrate academic excellence, good character, community commitment and school involvement.


Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship Due: March 1st

Three scholarships will be awarded on the state levels in the amount of $800, $1,000 and $1,500. Regional winners who do not receive state awards will receive $200. This

scholarship is presented to high school seniors to be used for their first year of education while pursuing a study in any field of

agricultural or natural resources. Criteria for this award are based on need, leadership and scholastic achievement.

Scott County Soil & Water

Scott County Farm Bureau Due: March 3rd

All students who parents are Scott County Farm Bureau members are encouraged to enter the scholarship contest.

No website: Please check with the guidance office.

Hannah Caldwell Chapter Scholarship Due: March 8th

Hannah Caldwell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is a $500 award. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum ACT of 22.

No website: Please check with the guidance office. Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award Due: March 19th

America's Milk Processors and USA Today are providing the SAMMY award. This program recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in senior year of high school. Athletes have a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship, an invitation to the SAMMY weekend at the Disney World Complex in Orlando, FL, and an opportunity to be pictured in a special June edition of USA Today. Judging will be based on 5 criteria: performance (35%), athletic

excellence (35%), leadership (15%),

community service (15%) and milk experience (5%). SAMMY American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award Due: March 15th

The Second District American Legion Auxiliary will be awarding their annual Merit Award to an applicant who is either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; or the daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband or step relative of a WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Granada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf or present conflict Veteran

Merit Award

Eastern Iowa Light and Power

Cooperative Trade School

Scholarships Due: March 15th

Five $500 Scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a trade-related degree at a community college, technical school or power line school. Eligibility requirements include applicants being a high school senior and their parents or guardians must be members of Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative.


Iowa Soybean Association Due: March 1st

The Iowa Soybean Association is offering ten $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who are furthering their education at an ag-related college or university. Criteria include having a GPA of 3.0 or better, showing scholastic achievement, community

leadership, other achievements and interests. Other criteria includes describing future plans in agriculture, and writing a 500 - 1,000 word essay on the subject of "How do you see your role in the future of agriculture and/or the soybean industry in the five years of following graduation."

Iowa Soybean Association

Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club High School

Merit Scholarship Due: March 15th

The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club is providing a merit-based scholarship for financial assistance to those applicants

meeting the eligibility criteria. Criteria includes any graduating high school senior who is a dependent of a member of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club; plans on attending an accredited university, college, or trade school program leading to a Baccalaureate, 2-year Associate or specialized technical degree and who has never received a scholarship from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club. Interested students should complete the Essay and Application

RIA Welcome Club

QC Home Builders Association Due: March 22nd

This scholarship is awarding $1,000 to a male student and a $1,000 to a female student pursuing education at a community college, university, trade school or an apprenticeship where that student may need to purchase tools for their trade. Some of the fields of interested but are not limited to are

architecture interior design, project planning, plumbing plus many more

QC Home Builders Association

Catfish Jazz Society Due: March 30th

The Catfish Jazz Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a well-rounded student who will be involved in a Jazz Music Program, instrumental or vocal, throughout their college career. Applicants should be planning on a major in music with an emphasis on jazz; be active in school activities and be involved in their community. (A different major will be accepted if it is obvious that the recipient will continue to be involved in jazz throughout their college career and will continue to promote jazz in their community after graduation.)


Keith Lucier Memorial Due: March 30th

Keith Lucier Memorial Scholarship will be given annually to a Scott County high school senior and will fund the entire first year's tuition to the University of Iowa along with a summer internship with the QC River Bandits following their freshman year.

Keith Lucier

Berta Freshman Scholarships Due: March 31st

The Q.C. Davenport-Bettendorf Branch of the American Association of University (AAUW) has set-up a trust in honor of Catherine Berta a longtime QC IA member. The Berta

Freshman Scholarship is one part of the Branch's Charitable Trust which is given to encourage women to continue their

education. Scholarships are in the amount of $500 each. Requirements include being a Scott County woman resident working toward an undergraduate degree at a 4-year institution. Applicants must have an adequate scholarship record, the ability to show financial need, supply 3 personal recommendations and include a minimum of 1 paragraph on college major possibilities and career goals.


Buick Achievers Scholarship

Program Due: March 31st

The Buick Achievers Scholarship is an opportunity to celebrate motivated,

passionate college bound students who have succeeded both inside and outside the classroom, who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Eligibility requirements include: a graduating high school senior who will be enrolling for full-time study at a 4-year college or university, plans to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design; and are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries Buick Achievers First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) Due: March 29th

The FFBC awards college scholarships of up to $3,000 to high school seniors who have contributed the most to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues in his or her

school/community. There is no limit on the number of scholarships awarded. Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and preferences is given to those planning on attending an accredited college in Iowa.


Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award Due: March 31st

FOR JUNIORS ONLY. The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a $5,000

scholarship program for Iowa juniors, does not evaluate grades, test scores, or essays.

Applicants propose a project they want to accomplish. Approximately 15 juniors are chosen in the spring to participate and complete their projects. In the fall of the senior year these finalists make presentations about their projects at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, near Iowa City. Each student receives a $1,000

scholarship. Three are chosen to win $5,000 awards to be used at an accredited trade school or two or four year college/university anywhere in the nation

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student

Learning Disabilities Association of

Iowa Due: March 31st

The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa will award three scholarships valued at $1,000 each to high school seniors planning to obtain post-secondary education at a two or four year college, or vocational training. The scholarships are to assist students with learning disabilities in pursuing this post-secondary education. The scholarship is to be used for school-related expenses

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa

LULAC National Scholarship Due: March 31st

The League of United Latin American Citizens is awarding scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled in secondary education. Awards start at $250 and go up to $1,000. Requirements include being a U.S. citizen, having applied as a full-time student at a college or university.


QC Auto Service Due: March 31st

The QC Auto Service is hosting a scholarship opportunity open to students planning to attend college in the fall. Eligibility requirements include applicants having a minimum "C" average, typing a 500 word essay explaining why you think that you deserve to win a $500 scholarship from QC Auto Service and completing the application.

QC Auto Service

QC Morning Optimists 40038 Due: March 31st

Offers up to $2000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Applications are considered on need, work ethic, and community service.

No website: Please check with the guidance office.




Tracy Hester Weisrock Memorial Scholarship Due: Last Monday of April

This scholarship is to award a student athlete $6000 to apply to college tuition, room, and board. It is paid $1,500 per year for 4 years. To be eligible you must be a senior student at Davenport Central, North or West. You must have lettered in a varsity sport and have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

No website: Please check with the guidance office. American Legion, Second District Merit Award Due: April 1st

This scholarship should not be confused with the American Legion Auxiliary Merit Award. The Second District will be awarding three (3) separate $300 general Merit Award to a graduating high school senior who resides in the American Legion Second District of Iowa (Clinton, Jackson, Linn, Jones and Scott counties). It is not necessary to be related to a member of the American Legion or Auxiliary. The applicant must attend college in the State of Iowa

No website: Please check with the guidance office.

Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship Due: April 1st

This scholarship is provided by the Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society. It’s a one-year, non-renewable merit-based award in the amount of $750. St. Ambrose University will match this scholarship for the student's sophomore, junior and senior year if the recipient attends that university. This scholarship is for students who plan on pursuing studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and are a resident of one of the following counties in Iowa: Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Muscatine, or Scott. Students must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in science or related area.

No website: Please check with the guidance office. Lynn Vermeer Youth Development Scholarship Due: April 1st

This scholarship is for children and grandchildren of Trinity Regional Health System employees who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue a degree or certification from an accredited college, university or health related program. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an employee of

UnityPoint Health-Trinity, be 25 years of age or younger, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. A minimum of one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded this year to students who meet the criteria as outlined above.


Society of American Military Engineers Due: April 2nd

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post, has a scholarship trust fund to encourage and support talented students in their pursuit of careers in engineering and the physical sciences. Scholarship amounts vary from year-to-year. Recipients must meet two requirements to continue to receive their award beyond the initial year: maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and maintain full-time student status progressing towards a four-year degree in engineering or thephysical sciences.


Brubaker Masonic Lodge

Scholarship Due: April 5th

The Brubaker Masonic Lodge in Davenport is offering two $250 scholarships for high school seniors interested in pursuing higher

education. Interested seniors must write an introductory resume written by you about yourself, your home, family and interests, hobbies and activities, school performance, and your future educational or vocational plan Quad City Area


Council Scholarship Due: April 7th

The QC Area Labor-Management Council (QCALM has established two $1,000

scholarships (the I. Weir Sears and the Louis De Frieze scholarships) for high school seniors who plan to further their education.

Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, be pursuing a degree or diploma from an accredited school, having two

references and having wrote an essay of 750-1000 typed words (double-spaced) on the topic of history of labor, the collective bargaining process and labor-management cooperation concept. QCALM American Society of Civil Engineers Due: April 8th

The Quad City Section American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a scholarship for graduating high school seniors enrolling in undergraduate Civil Engineering curriculum the fall of their graduating year. This

scholarship is offered for values up to $1,000 for any ABET accredited engineering college or university. Students must be residents of or attend high school in the Iowa counties of Clinton, Muscatine, or Scott or the Illinois counties of Rock Island, Mercer, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Henry, and Knox.

ASCE CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health Scholarship Due: April 8th

This scholarship is for Quad City area high school seniors and/or undergraduate students who plan to pursue or are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in math, science or the medical sciences from an accredited college or university are 25 years of age or younger, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Applicants may NOT be the child of a practicing medical doctor and students are eligible to receive this scholarship only


once. Up to 5 scholarships of $2,000 - $5,000 shall be awarded this year to students who meet the criteria as outlined above.

Aviation Scholarship Due: April 15th

The Illowa Sportflyers Club, Chapter 188 of EAA, is offering a $250 Aviation Scholarship in memory of Art Pearson. Eligibility

requirements: any graduating, high school senior who plans on attending any accredited 4-year college/university or community college in the field of aviation shall be eligible to receive this award.

Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship Due: April 15th

The Iowa High School Music Association is offering a choral music education $1,000 scholarship in honor of Leo. H. Grether. Eligibility requirements are: a high school senior; an Iowa resident, and enrolling in college as a vocal music major upon graduation. Students must submit a tape containing two selections of a contrasting nature, a listing of school music participation and accomplishments, provide a letter listing music involvement in church and/or

community cosigned by the pastor or civic leader, and submit a one-page essay entitled, "Why I Have Chosen Choral Music Education As A Career".

Iowa College Fund-Leo H. Grether

Cornbelt Running Club

Scholarship Due: April 15th

Any graduating senior planning to attend college can apply. Preference will be given to individuals who plan to compete at the intercollegiate level in cross-country and/or track (400 meters or above.)

Cornbelt Running Club

Masonry Institute of Iowa

Foundation Scholarship Due: April 15th

The Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarship Program was created because they are interested in more than just building schools. They want to fill them with students who understand the value of good building products and procedures so the Masonry Foundation Scholarship was created. Eligibility requirements: a high school senior or

college/university student; interested in a career in Masonry, Construction, Design, Engineering or Architecture; and completes the application form with needed documents.


Winter Dance Party Scholarship Due: April 15th

The Winter Dance Party Scholarship Program was established to commemorate the life and contributions of: J.P. (Big Bopper) Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson (pilot), and Darrel Hein. The Iowa High School Music Association is offering a $500 scholarship for students intending on graduating with some type of music major. Eligibility requirements are a graduating Iowa high school senior who submits documentation of cumulative GPA and a one-page essay entitled: "Why I Have Chosen To Major In Music".

IHSMA Center for Belgian Culture Scholar Award Program Due: April 17th

The Center for Belgian Culture of Western Illinois is awarding three, $750 scholarships. The purpose of the award is to encourage students of fine character, personality and ability to persist in achieving their educational goals. To qualify for the award the applicant must: be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system; be enrolled at a college; submit a letter of recommendation from a non-relative who can provide insight into the applicant's personal character, potential and motivation; complete the application form and write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on your heritage.

Center for Belgian Culture

Kirschbaum-Fitzimmons Scott County Democrats Scholarship Due: April 19th

The Scott County, Iowa, Democratic Party is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Scott County high school. Applicants must be accepted for initial enrollment in a accredited, post-secondary educational program in the US for the 2013-2014 academic year. Eligible programs include 4-year or community colleges, vocational, technical and trade schools and union apprenticeships.

Scott County Democratic Scholarship

Alcoa African American Leadership Committee Scholarship Due: April 23rd

The Alcoa African American Leadership Committee Scholarship is an award of $1,000 with the possibility of renewal. Four

scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be a high school senior, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Requirements also include 2 recommendations and a resume.

Alcoa African American Leadership

Scott County TAB Scholarship

Program Due: April 24th

This is a $500 scholarship for a Scott County Senior with a disability.

No website: Please check with the guidance office.


Quad Cities Insurance Association Education Scholarship Due: April 25th

Grant awards shall be used for any

combination of the following: Tuition, room, board, books and fees for one academic year with a maximum of $500.

No website: Please check with the guidance office. ASHRAE Mississippi Valley Chapter Scholarships Due: April 27th

The Mississippi Valley Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) offers a scholarship for students planning to study Mechanical Engineering and/or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning). One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. Students must be enrolled in an accredited engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and three letters of recommendation, including an instructor or faculty adviser, a current past employer, and another character reference


S.O.A.R. Scholarship Due: April 28th

Senior attending WQAD viewing area and planning to pursue further education and/or training after high school. Looking for seniors that best exemplify the S.O.A.R.

characteristics. WQAD 8 Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarships Due: April 30th

The Iowa Pork Foundation is offering the Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is for the amount of $1,000 and is eligible for any incoming freshmen majoring in an ag-related field with an emphasis on swine production.

Iowa Pork Foundation

Paddlewheel Chapter of American Business Women's Association Due: April 30th

The Paddlewheel Chapter of American Business Women's Association is providing a scholarship to high school seniors. Eligibility requirements: be a citizen of the United States; must be attending school; have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; must be attending (or registered for the next semester) at an accredited college, university or business school; and reside in a 50-mile radius of the Quad Cities area.

Paddlewheel Chapter AWBA




Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship Due: May 1st

$400 Scholarships are awarded to University of Iowa students who are needy and worthy students. To be eligible you must be of Protestant faith, resident of Iowa, and full-time student at the University of Iowa.

Pearl Hull Falk

Quad City Morning Optimist Club

Scholarship Due: May 1st

The Quad City Morning Optimist Club is awarding two $1,000 (each) scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have applied and been accepted for enrollment to a post-secondary college, university or

vocational school. One scholarship will be merit based the other is need based.

No website: Please check with the guidance office. Skip-A-Long Child Development Services Virgie Wells Scholarship Due: May 4th

Skip-A-Long Child Development Services is offering a $750 scholarship to a Skip-A-Long alumnus who is a graduating high school senior who plans on continuing their college education in a Bachelor's level program. Selection criteria includes GPA, honors and awards, references, examples of leadership, example of achievement and an essay about future goals. Skip-A-Long Quad Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. Scholarship Due: May 10th

The Quad Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. will award two $500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college or vocational school during the fall of their graduating year. Applicants must be a graduating senior of African-American heritage that has maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Robert D Blue Scholarship Due: May 10th

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.


Iowa Engineering

Society Scholarship Due: May 18th

The Iowa and Illinois Engineering Society, Black Hawk Chapter is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to an Iowa high school senior that enrolls in any ABET accredited engineering college or university.

WQPT Broadcast Scholarship Due: May 16th

WQPT is offering a $500 Broadcast scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. The award can be applied for tuition, books, and fees for the summer or fall of the award year. Eligibility requirements include an overall 2.5 GPA, Broadcast classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming

freshmen), and attached personal statement and a letter from a professional. Preference given to full-time students although part-time students are encouraged to apply.


Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Due: May 30th

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship was established July 2008 in memory of Joan Whitworthe. Joan was involved in working with individuals as an occupational therapist. She is recognized for her devotion in

promoting a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to family and friends, in her memory, an annual

scholarship of $5,000 has been created. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be: under 25 years of age; a senior in high school or in their first year of college; and a resident of the US or Canada. Answer both of the following two essay questions: 1) In under 1,000 words "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words: "Describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions". Healthy Lifestyles Latino Heritage Festival Committee Scholarship Due: May 30th

The Latino Heritage Festival Committee is offering five scholarships between the amounts of $500 to $1,000. Criteria for the scholarship: be a high school Latino senior that is planning on attending a college or

university. Students should submit the following information: a resume/bio of the student, a copy of their high school

transcripts, and a current picture that can be scanned and emailed.

Latino Heritage Festival




Alice Madden Barton Scholarship Due: June 1st and December 31st

Great Clips, Inc. and Iowa franchises are sponsoring three $300 scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering after graduation from high school. These scholarships can be used at any accredited cosmetology or

barbering school in Iowa and are offered twice a year for the fall and spring semesters.

Great Clips – Alice Madden Barton

Justin Sharp Memorial Scholarship Due: June 1st

Two scholarships to be awarded - one recipient from Rock Island HS and the other from another QC area school. Participation in school activities and minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.

Justin Sharp Memorial

The Big Dig Scholarship Due: June 1st

In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried in 2011 and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest. Your job is to decide what to bury that will have immense value in the future. The item you must bury today must: 1) Be currently sold in a store today and 2) Be under $500. Write an essay that is between 500-1000 words using the questions found on the website. Eligibility: currently a senior in high school; planning on entering your first year of college/university in the fall of your graduating year; or currently be in your first or second year of college/university.

The Big Dig

Cobham Diversity Scholarship Due: June 14th

The purpose of the scholarship is to promote diversity within the technical workforce and to reduce financial barriers for covered

classifications in achieving academic accomplishments. Eligibility requirements include: be a female and/or member of a racial or ethnic minority group, be enrolled in a full-time technical degree program, have a high school/college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and be a U.S. resident.


Iowa PGA Section Charlie

Burkart Due: June 14th

Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, then on their academic ability and financial need.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Program Due: June 15th

The Abbott and Fenner Scholarships are $1,000 scholarships which are available to all junior and senior high school students or students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Students will submit a 500-1,000 word essay. The topic of the essay is listed on their website.

Abbott and Fenner

BigSun Scholarship Due: June 22nd

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this $500 scholarship, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Big Sun

Viva Quad Cities Scholarship Due: July 9

Need based scholarship for Scott County (IA) residents, GPA of 2.5 or higher who can demonstrate financial need.





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