Scholarship List

There are many reliable websites for scholarship searching. NEVER PAY for scholarship information or applications.  

Every senior should register at the following free, reliable website:
http://www.fastweb.com/

This Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) also has some great scholarship links based on talents, ethnicity, etc.  Every senior should check these out at:
ICAN Scholarship Link

T
he document below lists scholarships specifically available to LCHS students.  This document will be updated continually as new scholarship opportunities arise.  Check this site on a weekly basis.

Title Amount Qualification Factors App Deadline
Iowa Financial Aid
Scholarships, Loans, and Grants 
 Up to full tuition at some Iowa colleges Vary; almost all require attending an Iowa college or university; click here to begin application process  Vary; the sooner, the better 
QuestBridge College Match Scholarship Full tuition to 1 of 40 highly selective colleges Financial need (household income of less than $65,000/family of 4), rank in the Top Ten Percent of the class, ACT score of 28 or better; first generation 4-year college students given preference; click here for info and to apply
 Sept. 27, 2018
Horatio Alger Scholar Award  up to $25,000 Graduating this year and enrolling in a career or technical training program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States; Federal Pell grant eligible as demonstrated on the FAFSA; demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity; U.S. citizen; click here for national application
click here for State of Iowa application
Oct. 25, 2018
 ACT Student Champion Scholarship $500
(1 per state)
High school senior who has taken the ACT, overcome challenges, ACT composite score of 22 or better or Gold ACT WorkKeys Certificate; click here for info and application
Oct. 31, 2018
 Hixson Opportunity Award
at Iowa State University
 $17,000 Extreme financial need as reflected in the FAFSA; demonstrated ability and determination to overcome obstacles; must have completed Iowa State AND Hixson Opportunity Award applications by December 15; click here for info and to apply
Dec. 15, 2018 
Iowa School Counselor Association Scholarship  varies
($500 last year)
No. 1 selection criteria is based on a 250-word essay about a K-12 school counselor who made a difference in your life; click here to access the online application  Jan. 4, 2019
 United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship $1,000 U.S. citizen, proven leadership, active in the school and community, honors and awards. Get the paper application from the file attached to the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.   Jan. 11, 2019
 Council Bluffs Centennial Rotary Scholarship $1,000 (2 awarded) Must be actively involved in the betterment of our community through volunteer work and community service. Applications available from file on the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door.
emailed application due to
jenniferleverett76@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. on
Jan. 25, 2019
 Theatre Arts Guild Omaha Scholarship $3,000 Must plan to pursue a degree in acting, dance, voice, direction, design, broadcasting theatre management, technical design, etc., as well as complete up to a 5-minute audition with two contrasting pieces; click here for info and application
Feb. 1, 2019 
 Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club
High School Scholarship
varies Must have parent who is active duty military, retired, or deceased; ACT score; essay; involvement in school and community; need; click here for info and application
 Feb. 28, 2019
 Iowa Financial Aid Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship $2,000
(30 awarded)
Complete two online tutorials about lowering overall college costs and maximizing your return on college investment. Take the assessment at the end. The 30 seniors with the highest scores on the assessment will be awarded $2,000 to be sent directly to their college. Click here to register and read the complete rules
Feb. 22, 2019
(4:00 p.m.)
 Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship $2,500 Committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, sales, accounting, or business administration. Applications available from file on the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door.  
Must be received by Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019

 Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Scholarship varies
($2,000 in 2018)
Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles; strong academic record, communication skills, and financial need are also considered.
Click here to access the application.

Feb. 1, 2019
 Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship $1,000
(80 awarded)
Must be working for HyVee (hired before Sept. 15, 2018) or the son or daughter of a HyVee employee who began work before September 15, 2018; ACT score; personal reference; click here for info and to access application 
Feb. 8, 2019 
 Iowa Student Loan
Scholarships & Grants
up to $2,000  Factors vary, so carefully read all of the descriptions; click here for info and to access applications Feb. 13, 2019
 Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships $500-$1,000
8 different scholarships offered
Seeking a college major preparing one for a career in media; participation in yearbook or newspaper at LCHS;
click here for info and application
Feb. 15, 2019 
Eychaner Foundation Iowa 
Matthew Shepard Scholarship
up to $14,500
over 4 yrs
3.0/4.0 GPA; 22 or better ACT; openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer; demonstrated LGBTQ activism and community service; high moral and ethical standards; click here for info and application
March 1, 2019
 Grand Lodge of Iowa
MCEC Technical School Scholarship
vary   Must plan to enroll in a mechanical or trades course of study at an Iowa community college; solid academic record, communication skills, and financial need.
Click here to access the application.
 March 1, 2019
 Iowa College Aid
Grants & Scholarships
Vary Vary; click here to read info and apply Vary 
 Vary - All through 
StudentScholarships.org
 $500-$20,000 Vary; you must read individual requirements; click here to apply Vary
 Iowa State
Freshman Scholarships
Varies Vary - some are based on financial need; some, academics; some, community service, etc.;
click here to learn more and apply
vary

 First Friday Breakfast Club 
LGBT Scholarship
$3,000 Participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance and provide education and understanding of LGBT issues in your school or community. Get an application from the folder across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.  
must be postmarked
no later than
March 15, 2019
 Iowa Western Community College
Freshman Scholarships
Varies; 
1 application for 825 scholarships worth over 
$2.2 million
Vary - some are based on financial need; some, academics; some, community service; etc.  You must have applied and been accepted to IWCC before you can apply;
click here to learn more and apply 
March 15,
2019
 Iowa Health Care Careers Scholarship $3,500 for up to 2 yrs ($7,000) Must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year you are awarded the scholarship. Click here to see if your health care career qualifies and to complete the application.
March 30, 2019
Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship  $5,000   Must enroll in mechanical, electrical, or architectural engineering at a University of Nebraska college, University of Iowa, Iowa State, or Kansas State; 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, 24 or higher ACT composite; essay; FAFSA completed; click here for more info and application March 31, 2019 
 Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship $800 Must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa, and attending the University of Iowa full time in the 2019-20 school year.
Get the paper application from the file attached to the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.

May 1, 2019
 
 University of Iowa
Freshman Scholarships
Varies Vary - some are based on financial need; some, academics; some, community service; etc.;
click here to learn more and apply
 Vary
University of Nebraska Omaha
Freshman Scholarships
Varies  Vary - some are based on financial need; some, academics; some, community service; etc.; 
click here to learn more and apply
Vary 
University of Northern Iowa
Freshman Scholarships 
Varies Vary - some are based on financial need; some, academics; some, community service; etc;
click here to learn more and apply
Vary 
 Wayne State College
Freshman Scholarships
Varies; some up to full tuition Vary, some are based on academic, artistic, or athletic talent; others have a variety of criteria; click here to learn more and to apply
Vary; some as early as Dec. 1
 Kirkwood Community College
Golden Opportunity Scholarship 
 Varies, adds up to full tuition Enroll at Kirkwood, complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, maintain a 2.0 on all coursework at Kirkwood;
email jody.donaldson@kirkwood.edu or call her at 319-398-7186 
  First-come, first-serve until funds are depleted
  Pureland Supply Vocational & Skilled Trade Scholarship  $1,000   Must be accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade school; must submit a one-page essay about how your chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and how you will play a part in the future of your trade or field; click here for more info and application June 1, 2019 
Iowa PGA Charlie Burkhart Scholarship  $1,500/yr for 4 years
($6,000 total)
Must have displayed an interest in golf, have a potential for future contributions to the game, display leadership skills, and have been involved in your community. Click here to access application.
application must be at the office by June 14, 2019 

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