2014-2015 External Scholarships

Organizations, business, and individuals’ external of Iowa Central offer scholarship opportunities to students.  Listed is the summary of the scholarship and the contact information for the person, organization or business that are awarding these scholarships.  Students may apply for these scholarships by completing the application process designated by the organization, business, or individual offering the scholarship.

Agricultural Scholarship

Amount: 5 - $1,000 Scholarship

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a MaxYield Cooperative client or a dependent of a MaxYield Cooperative client.
  2. Must be a high school or college student enrolled in an agricultural curriculum.
  3. Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college for fall semester.
  4. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Deadline: Application due postmarked no later than March 1, 2014

Contact: Chad Meyer, 515-887-7211 or cmeyer@maxyieldcooperative.com

American Association of University Women (AAUW Scholarship)

Amount: $500 Scholarship

Requirements:

  1. Non-traditional college student who are or have returned to college in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
  2. College juniors and seniors from Hamilton County

Deadline: Scholarship forms will be available to April 13th.

Contact: Send request for a scholarship form to Ruth Shoars rashoars@aol.com or call 515-832-6245.

ASA-Midwest Student Scholarship

Amount: 4 $1000 Scholarships

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in high school and, if currently enrolled in college or votech program, must maintain a 2.0 GPA. 
  2. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of an automotive technology program at an accredited college or vocational school in the Midwest; OR be a high school senior currently enrolled in a votech automotive program with a plan to register and attend a college automotive technology program in the Midwest in the summer or fall of 2014. Prior recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship as long as they continue to meet the application criteria.
  3. Applicant must submit a copy of his/her transcript, a completed School Reference Form, and this completed application to the ASA-Midwest offices. Faxed applications will not be accepted. 
  4. Notification of the scholarship award is not final until applicant receives an official letter from the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are presented during an awards dinner held at the VISION HiTech Training & Expo on March 8, 2014.  
  5. An interview with the Scholarship Committee may be required.
  6. Click here to download the application.

Deadline: Scholarship forms will be available to December 13th, 2013.

Contact: Questions can be directed to sheri@asa-midwest.org.

Business and Professional Women of Iowa Foundation

Amount: $1,000 Scholarships

Requirements:

  1. A United States citizen and a resident of Iowa
  2. Non-traditional student – graduated of should have graduated 5 or more years ago (before March 31, 2014)
  3. Has completed at least one year in an accredited institution of higher learning with satisfactory scholastic standing
  4. Has three letters of reference as to your character and need for this scholarship from employer/manager, instructor/professor, and/or leaders in community activities who can attest to your involvement.
  5. Click to download application.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 21, 2014.

Contact: DiAnne Lerud-Chubb, 319-759-3896 or lerud2@mchsi.com 

D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship

Amount: One award for $2000 for tuition and fees only.
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be pursuing an Associates Degree in welding.
  2. Must have a  minimum 2.8 grade point average.
  3. May be enrolled full-time or part-time.
  4. Financial need is required to qualify.
  5. To apply go to scholarship.aws.org

Deadline: Application due February 15, 2014

Contact: For more information or questions, contact the AWS Foundation office at 800-443-9353

Deanna Engstrom Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 1 - $1,000 Scholarship
 
Requirements:

  1. Scholarship is awarded to one female part-time, full-time, or non-traditional student in pursuit of a business degree.
  2. Must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  3. Applicants may only win this award once.

Deadline: Postmarked no later than April 1, 2014

Contact: Chad Meyer, 515-887-7211 or cmeyer@maxyieldcooperative.com

Des Moines Mothers of Multiples Scholarship

Amount: $350
 
Requirements:

  1. Be a multiple birth student (twin, triplet or higher order multiple).
  2. Be either
    • A senior in high school with plans to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school; or
    • A high school graduate (or equivalent) student currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school as a degree seeking student.
  3. Be a resident of Iowa.
  4. Provide an official copy of your most recent academic transcript in a sealed envelope from your school. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher is required.
  5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation that state the strengths and character of the applicant.  The name, address and phone number of the person writing the recommendation, as well as the nature of the relationship (cannot be an immediate family member) and the length of time the applicant has been known by said individual, must be included.
  6. Submit a 300-500 word essay discussing one of the following two topics:
    • Your educational plan stating how this scholarship will help further your education; or 
    • How being a multiple has impacted you and advice you would give to parent(s) who are raising multiple-birth children.
    • The essay must be typewritten, double-spaced and printed on white paper only.
  7. Provide an acceptance letter from the college, university, trade or vocation school you plan to attend or an enrollment verification letter from the registrar’s office if currently enrolled in the institution.  An enrollment verification letter will also be required upon the start of the term.
  8. Submit copies of Birth Certificates for the applicant and the multiple birth child(ren) in order to verify multiple birth family status.
  9. Have all envelopes postmarked no later than April 1, 2014.  We prefer all documents be sent together at the same time.  However, if some documents need to be sent separately, they should clearly identify the applicant.
  10. Please mail completed applications to:

    Des Moines Mothers of Multiples
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    PO Box 8205
    Des Moines, IA 50301

Deadline: Deadline, postmarked by April 1, 2014. They prefer all documents be sent together. Click to download DMMOM Scholarship Application.

Contact: Questions can be emailed to DMMOMScholarship@yahoo.com.

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship (High School Graduates)

Amount:  40 - $1,000 Scholarships

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a 2015 graduating high school senior.
  2. Applicant or Parent must be an employee of Hy-Vee (employment beginning no later than September 15, 2014).
  3. You can print the application at www.hy-vee.com under company info.

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by February 10, 2015

Contact: Sandy Barrick, 515-313-2738 or sbarrick@hy-vee.com

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship (College Students)

Amount: 40 - $1,000 Scholarships
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process.
  2. Applicant must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location and/or subsidiary location after June 1, 2014.
  3. You can print the application at www.hy-vee.com under company info.

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by February 10, 2015

Contact: Sandy Barrick, 515-313-2738 or sbarrick@hy-vee.com

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $3,000 Scholarships
 
Requirements:

  1. Must be enrolled in an accredited health care education program listed on the application
  2. Be within two years of completing your education.
  3. Must work for an Iowa hospital. (one year per scholarship awarded)
  4. Must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.
  5. Apply online at www.iowahospitalscholarships.org.

Deadline: Paper applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2014.

Contact: Dennis White, 515-288-1955 or whited@ihaonline.org

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2014 Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 Scholarships
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning in Iowa, or any school with a “concrete construction” program.
  2. Students shall have attained sophomore status or higher (as of November 30, 2014).
  3. Students must be seeking a degree in an area of study that would benefit his or her preparedness for a potential career in the ready mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries.
  4. Download IRMCA scholarship application by clicking here or at www.iowareadymix.org.

Deadline: Application must be submitted no later than November 30, 2014

Contact: Julie Harbert, 515-963-0606 or jharbert@iowaconcretepaving.org

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year undergraduate institution for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees.
 
Requirements:

  1. Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status ora recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
  2. Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or above.
  3. Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the following fall.
  4. Demonstrate unmet financial need. Applicants with annual family income up to $95,000 will be considered. However, the majority of scholarship recipients to date have been eligible to receive a Pell Grant.

Contact: Learn more and apply online at www.jkcf.org – application period is now open and will close on December 2, 2014.

Karl King Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 2 $1000 scholarships
 
Requirements:

  1. Only band instrument scholarships will be awarded to Iowa students. (String Bass and Piano are not considered regular “band” instruments).
  2. Two one-year scholarships to Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge. These tuition scholarships will be $500. The award is paid in 2 installments – one each semester upon receipt of a class schedule indicating enrollment in music classes.
  3. A one-year scholarship will be awarded to an Iowa resident student for tuition to an Iowa college of his/her choice. This scholarship is for $1000. The award is paid in 2 installments – one each semester upon receipt of a class schedule indicating enrollment in music classes.
  4. The recipient of each instrumental scholarship must be either a graduating high school senior or a college freshman.
  5. Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials to the address below by March 21, 2014.
    a. Completed application form.
    b. Three completed scholarship recommendation forms.
  6. All finalists are expected to play with the band on one march selection that will be rehearsed after the audition (approximately 2:00). The finalists that are not selected as winners will receive $50 in the mail shortly after the audition day. If you are senior in high school that does not win, you may re-apply next year as a college freshmen.
  7. Applicants will audition in Fort Dodge on Sunday, April 6, 2014 before a committee of three Karl King band members. Auditions will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. Selections written with an accompaniment part should be performed in that manner. ALL finalists will be expected to play on one march with the Karl King Band on their regular concert at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. One scholarship winner will be invited to perform their solo on this concert.
  8. Past recipients of this scholarship may not re-apply.
  9. Click to download the fill scholarship form

Deadline: March 21, 2014

Contact: Paul Bloomquist, 515-574-1203, bloomquist@iowacentral.edu

James B. Morris Scholarship

Amount: 20-30 scholarship awards of $1500 & $2500
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity
  2. Have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. * All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates or May 2014 graduates and residents of Iowa who are, or will be, attending any U.S. college or university; or (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.
  3. Apply online at https://www.morrisscholarship.org/index.php/application

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Contact: Morris Scholarship Fund at 515-864-0922

Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship

Amount: Variable, will be determined at a later date
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a 2014 graduating senior of an Iowa Public High School
  2. Must be enrolled in a mechanical or trade course of study
  3. Masonic connection is preferred, but not required
  4. ou can print the application at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com under Grand Lodge, Awards, Forms & Applications, click on “MCEC Technical Scholarship App”

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by March 3, 2014

Contact: Karen Davies, 319-365-1438 or scholarships@gl-iowa.org

Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Variable, depending on scholarship
 
Requirements:

  1. Visit www.mgmc.org/foundation and click on Scholarship Opportunities to see scholarships available and requirements for each.

Deadline: Application must be received by Mary Greeley Medical Center’s External Relations Office by March 28, 2014 by 5:00pm.

Contact: Melissa McGarry, 515-239-2147

MassMutual Life Insurance Company

Amount: $5,000
 
Requirements:

  1. Applicant must show proof of US citizenship or permanent residency.
  2. Applicant must be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th year senior year at an accredited college or university.
  3. Applicants of all majors will be considered
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  5. Full time enrollment during the 2014-2015 academic year
  6. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate:
    • An interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry
    • Leadership and participation in extracurricular activities
  7. Applicant must apply for federal financial aid by completing a FAFSA
  8. Students must submit and online application at www.act.org/massmutual

Deadline: May 2, 2014 by 5:00pm

Contact: www.act.org/massmutual, Use Contact Us link.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Applicants Incude:

  • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
  • Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer

Requirements:

  1. Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  2. This scholarship is offered nationwide to US Citizens
  3. Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Deadlines:

  • December 1, 2014 for the Spring 2015 semester
  • March 31, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester

Contact: Visit http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/ to learn more and apply.

Miss Iowa Speedway Scholarship

Amount: $1500
 
Requirements:

  1. Contestants must be 18 years of age as of June 7, 2014; or older.
  2. Contestants must be single (not married).
  3. Contestants must be enrolled in an accredited College or University in the United States for the 2014-2015 school year.
  4. Contestants must send in a headshot along with their entry of application. Please no pictures larger than 8 x 10 and no frames. Pictures will not be returned.
  5. Entries must be mailed to Iowa Speedway, Attn: Miss Iowa Speedway Contest, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208.
  6. Click here to download the application.

Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014

Contact: Questions, contact Jenny Will at jwill@iowaspeedway.com or 641-417-9864

Public Health Scholarship

Various scholarships for students pursuing a career in the health care field. Please click on the link for details.

http://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/

Roy J. Carver Scholarship (for transferring juniors)

Amount: $5,200 and will be considered for renewal for senior year
 
Requirements:

  1. US Citizen
  2. Graduate of an accredited Iowa high school, or resident of the state of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application
  3. Junior classification fall semester 2015
  4. Full-time enrolment (12 credits or more)
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
  6. Demonstrate financial need on the basis of a 2015-2016 FAFSA
  7. Present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full-time
  8. Students must submit on-line application, essay, and two letters of reference by April 1st to be considered. Apply on-line at www.carvertrust.org (click on Scholarships and on-line application).

Deadline: Application and attachments must be submitted by April 1, 2015

Contact: Contact information for school participants listed on www.carvertrust.org 

T.E.A.C.H. Early ChildhoodŽ IOWA

Amount: $2,000/year at a community college or $4,000/year at a university
 
Requirements:

  1. Work in a regulated preschool, child care center, or home program for at least 30 hours per week (or full time for the hours your preschool offers programming)
  2. Have worked with children birth to age 5 in your current program for at least 3 months
  3. Are working toward an early childhood degree, credential, or endorsement program at an Iowa college (or would like to be)
  4. Have the support of your employer (if applicable)

Deadline: None listed

Contact: You must first call 515-331-800 or 800-469-2392 to speak with a T.E.A.C.H. counselor. Then obtain a T.E.A.C.H. application form from the counselor or www.iowaaeyc.org  

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Amount: 20 bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books.
 
Requirements: To be considered, the scholarship applicant must have a connection to the United States Military through falling into at least one of the following categories:

    • A current active-duty service member
    • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
    • Spouse of a service member or veteran
    • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member
    • Child of a service member or veteran

Application Period Key Dates:

Fall Dates: September 15 through October 31: Online application, essay prompts, and essay upload box will be open to applicants. On November 30th, the scholarship recipients will be announced.

Spring Dates: March 15 through April 30: Online application, essay prompts, and essay upload box will be open to applicants. On May 31st, the scholarship recipients will be announced.

Application Process: The scholarship application and ability to upload your essay will be made available at the bottom of the scholarships page during the spring and fall submission periods.
To apply for the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship, these two (2) elements are required:

  1. Fill out the Online Application form, made available on the given Key Dates
  2. Submit a single Essay in response to one of three prompts that will be made available during the key dates.

Essays must meet all of the following criteria (essays failing to meet ALL criteria will NOT be considered):

  • Essay MUST be 750 words or less
  • Essay must be submitted as a Word or rich text(.docx, .doc, or .rtf) document format into the upload box that is included with the online application
  • Essay prompts are now located WITHIN the scholarship application!

*Please note that no confirmation email will be sent from the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Program upon receiving your application and essay submission.