Scholarship List

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he document below lists scholarships specifically available through Mrs. Bode-Steinke in the Guidance Office.  This document will be updated continually as new scholarship opportunities arise.  Check this site on a weekly basis.


Title Amount Qualification Factors App Deadline
 DAR Good Citizens Scholarship at least $250 Must have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism;
apply by writing a explaining how you demonstrate these qualities in a letter to:
DAR Scholarship Committee
Letter must be handed in to Mrs. Bodey Steinke by Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017 
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 
 Horatio Alger Scholarships $25,000
&
$10,000
Critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted family gross income); 2.0 or higher GPA; U.S. citizenship; co-curricular and community service; and display integrity and have overcome adversity;
click here to access application
Oct. 25, 2017
 AXA Achievement Scholarship $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000   U.S. citizen or legal resident, enrolling full time in a 2- or 4-year college for 2018-19, demonstrate ambition and drive through outstanding achievement in school, community, or work-related activities; achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness are given special consideration; click here for more info and application reached maximum number of application on 12/8/17
 Marie Curie Scholarship
at the College of St. Mary
 $20,000/yr
for 4 yrs
Female senior; must be accepted to CSM, 3.5/4.0 GPA; science and math GPA of 3.0/4.0; major in biology, chemistry, or mathematics; click here for info and to apply
Dec. 15, 2017
 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship up to $10,000
per year
Need for financial assistance and exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education; click here for info and application  January 1, 2018 
United States JCI
Senate Foundation Scholarship 
$1,000
(several each year)
U.S. citizen, proven leadership, active in the school and community, honors and awards. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application.  postmarked no later than Jan. 5, 2018 
Byers Scholarship  $1,000
(5 awarded)
Enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or natural resources/environmental areas of study; click here for more information and application  submitted by email by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2018 
Iowa School Counselor Association Senior Scholarship $500 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. 7, 2018 
 Council Bluffs Centennial Rotary Scholarships $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 to nancy.c.mack@hotmail.com due by 5:00 p.m.January 31, 2018
 College Raptor Scholarship $2,500 Must register with College Raptor and use its college search, be a legal resident of the United States, and be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school; essay; click here for info and to access application
Jan. 31, 2018

 Strayer-Rairden Physics/Astronomy Scholarship University of Iowa $4,000 ($1000/year)  Enrolling as a physics or astronomy major at the University of Iowa. Must be an outstanding high school student. Financial need is NOT a requirement; academic merit is the #1 priority. Click here to access info and application.
Jan. 31, 2018 
UNO Scholars Academy
Scholarship 
at least $2,500/year over 4 years Must have applied to and been accepted to UNO with a major in the College of Business;  excellent student who is a high school and community leader; click here for info and to apply Feb. 1, 2018 
 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
Theatre Arts Guild - Omaha Scholarship  $2,000 
multiple asarded
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, 2018 
 Grand Lodge of Iowa
Masonic Scholarship
$2,000 Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles; strong academic record, communication skills, and financial need are also considered.
Click here for info and the application.
Feb. 1, 2018 
 Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships (8 total) $500-$1,000 Seeking a college major preparing one for a career in media; participation in yearbook or newspaper at LCHS; click here for info and single application
Feb, 9, 2018 
 Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships $1,000
(80 awarded)
Must be working for Hy-Vee (hired before Sept. 16, 2017) or the son or daughter of a Hy-Vee employee who began work before March 15, 2017; ACT score; personal reference; click here for info and to access application     Feb. 10, 2018
 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. 16, 2018
 EXCEL Physical Therapy Scholarship $1,000 (at least 5 awarded)   3.5 or higher GPA; varsity sport or activity letter; planned enrollment in a 4-year college with intention to major in Physical Therapy;
see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application
EXCEL must receive mailed app by Feb. 23, 2018 
 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
extended to Dec. 4, 2017 
The Jewish Federation of Omaha  up to $10,000 Must be a Jewish student living in the Omaha metropolitan area. Scholarships available for 2- and 4-year colleges, as well as trade and vocational programs; some are based on need; others, on academic merit; click here for additional info and application
March 1, 2018 
 Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship $2,000
multiple scholarships
Committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, sales, accounting, or business administration; click here for info and application  March 1, 2018 
Matthew Shepard Scholarship   up to $13,000 over 4 years 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 to apply  March 1, 2018
 Mark Earl & Esther Ruth Spencer
MCEC Technical Scholarships
Varies 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 for info and to apply
 March 1, 2018
 Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF)
Scholarships

 up to $4,000   Over 70 scholarships are offered. Awards Breakfast is
May 2, 2018
click here to access info and application
Transcript must be received on or before:  March 15, 2018
Mail to:
Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, c/o  Tori Christie, Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 
 First Friday Breakfast Club 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.  
March 15, 2018
 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,
2017
 Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club 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
March 23, 2018 
 Health Care Careers Scholarship $7,000 ($3,500/year for up to 2 years) Must enroll in an eligible health care field and COMMIT TO WORKING ONE YEAR IN AN IOWA HOSPITAL FOR EACH YEAR OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD; click here to see if you meet the eligibility requirements and to apply
March 30, 2018
Bluffs City Lodge #71  $750 Strong desire to pursue post-secondary education either at a 2- or 4-year college or a vocational or trade school; mail an activities resume', a short essay describing your school and community involvement and your future plans; click here to access the application March 31, 2018 
 Iowa National Guard
2017-18
Minuteman Scholarship
  Full Tuition & Fees OR up to $10,000 for Room and Board; also includes a monthly stipend U.S. citizen, high school graduate, valid MEPS and DoMERB physical, pass Army physical fitness test, meet AR 600-9 height-weight standards, proof 19+ ACT score, proof of acceptance into participating college, pass TAG and Professor of Military Science interviews; contact SSgt Jeffrey Ward (LC '99) at 712-301-5091 or jeffrey.s.ward12.mil@mail.mil with questions or to begin the application process  March 31, 2018 
 SFM Foundation Scholarships up to $10,000/yr Must have had a parent or guardian who was disabled or fatally injured in a workplace accident in Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsin; must pursue vocational education and training or a bachelor's or associate's degree at an accredited school; financial need; click here for more info and application 
March 31, 2018
 Raymond G. Alvine
Memorial Scholarships
up to $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, 2018 
 Pottawattamie County Corn & Soybean Growers Association Scholarship $500
(2 awarded)
Parents must be members of the Pottawattamie County Corn & Soybean Growers Association (can still join); participation in 4-H or some other agricultural-related organization is a plus; applications are available from the folder across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door  Must be postmarked by
April 1, 2018 
 Peace with Justice Scholarship Essay Contest $500
(3 awarded)
 Senior or junior, essay of $1,000 words or less; see additional info and email for submission by clicking here April 2, 2018 
 Iowa Golf Association
Herman Sani Scholarship
$8,000
($4,000/yr) 
Must have experience or background in golf; awards based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership, not on golf accomplishments or ability; click here for info and application  April 4, 2018
(11:59 p.m.)
 Iowa Golf Association
Ann Griffel Scholarship
$2,000  Female senior with a passion for golf who is enrolling at an Iowa institution of higher learning -- university, college, or trade school; awards based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability; click here for info and application    April 4, 2018
(11:59 p.m.) 
 Eli Namen Scholarship Varies Pottawattamie County school graduate who completes the application and receives a top score on an examination given at 9:00 a.m. on April 28, 2018, at the Council Bluffs Public Library, Meeting Room B. Completed application must be returned no later than April 20, 2018, to: Trust Department, U.S. Bank, PO Box 1989, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51502; applications available in the file across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door.
April 20, 2018
 Alice Graham Scholarship up to $2,000 ($500/yr up to 4 years) Pottawattamie or Cass County school graduate of the Protestant faith who completes the application and receives a top score on an examination given at 9:00 a.m. on April 28, 2018, at the Council Bluffs Public Library, Meeting Room B. Completed application must be returned no later than April 20, 2018 to: Trust Department, U.S. Bank, PO Box 1989, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51502; applications available in the file across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door.
 April 20, 2018
 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 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 
 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 2018-19 school year.
See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application.

May 1, 2018 
 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 to access application
June 1, 2018 
Iowa PGA Foundation
Charlie Burkhart Scholarship
$6,000 ($1,500/yr) Interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, academic/professional ability; financial need is considered but not the main factor; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application June 15, 2018 
UNO SigEp
Building Balanced Men
Scholarship
one $1,000;
two $500
Male student attending UNO next year; exhibit principles of "sound mind" and "sound body"; no obligation to join fraternity; click here for info and to apply
August 15, 2018

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