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.

The LC Education Foundation Scholarship application is now available online. These scholarships are for all seniors pursuing any type of further education. Some require just a 2.5 GPA. Be sure to read and follow all directions. The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, March 31,2017. APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

Title Amount Qualification Factors App Deadline
 Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation
(Mail transcript, etc. to:
Tori Christie
President, SWIEF
2700 College Road 
Council Bluffs, IA 51503)

vary Over 80 scholarships across all income levels are offered. You will receive an email if any additional info is needed, so be sure to check your email daily;
click here to access info and application
March 15, 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 
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships  $5,000 Must have unpaid volunteer service impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months;
click here for info & to access application
opens Oct. 5 &
closes Dec. 5, 2016 
 Cooke Foundation Scholarship $40,000 Financial need, 26 or higher ACT, persistence, service to others, and leadership;
click here for info and application 
Nov. 30, 2017
 Horatio Alger Scholarships $25,000
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 diplay integrity and have overcome adversity;
click here to access application
Oct. 25, 2016 
 E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award
Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union
five $1,000;
one $15,000 
Female who demonstrates discipline, perseverance, character, superior athletic skill, leadership, academic achievements, and citizenship; ACT of 25+; 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale; participated in at least two sports each year of high school; completed applications should be turned into Mrs. Bode-Steinke by December 16 for committee selection of LC applicant;  click here for more info & to access application
Dec. 16, 2016 
 Centennial Rotary of Council Bluffs Scholarship $1,000
(2 awarded)
Active involvement in the betterment of your community through volunteer work and community service; application must be submitted in PDF format to; click here to access application
5:00 p.m.
January 1, 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, 2017 
Theatre Arts Guild (TAG) Scholarship  $2,000 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
February 1, 2017 
Iowa School Counselor Association Scholarship  varies
$500 in 2016
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
January 15, 2017
 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 or call her at 319-398-7186
 First-come, first-serve until funds are depleted
Veridian Credit Union Scholarship   $2,000 Must have a Veridian Credit Union account and not be an immediate relative of a VCU staff member or director; resume and essay;
click here to access info and application
Feb. 3, 2017 
 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. 17, 2017
 Grand View University Global Scholarship Community Leader  $1,000-$2,000 Must be a minority student accepted to Grand View University; 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale;
see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to be the paper application
February 22, 2017 
 Iowa College Aid
Grants & Scholarships
Vary Vary; click here to read info and apply Vary 
 Vary - All through
 $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
 Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships $500 and up
(8 different scholarships)
Senior preparing for a newspaper career; must declare a major directly related to newspaper work; click here for info and to access applications Feb. 10,
HyVee Foundation Scholarship  80 awarded at $1,000 Must be working for HyVee (hired before Sept. 16, 2016) or the son or daughter of a HyVee employee who began work before March 15, 2016; ACT score; personal reference; click here for info and to access application  
Feb. 10, 2017 
 EXCEL Physical Therapy Scholarship $1,000 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

 February 20, 2017
 Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship $1,000  Must enroll full time at one of the Iowa ACAC member colleges next year.  To apply, submit a brief (300 words) letter (in Word) of why you should receive this scholarship. Include specific examples of how you demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, service to others, and your desire/motivation to complete a college education. Address your letter to the Access Scholarship Committee. The deadline to submit your application letter to Mrs. Bode-Steinke is 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017. click here to access the list of colleges  February 28, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Letter due to Mrs. Bode-Steinke
 The Jewish Federation of Omaha Scholarships vary; 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, 2017 
 ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship Honoring Steve Leven $250  Must enroll in an Iowa 2- or 4-year institution for 2016-17; essay describing how ICAN helped prepare you for your post-high school endeavors; click here for info and to apply  March 1, 2017 
Eychaner Matthew Shepard Scholarships  up to $9.000 over 4 years;
up to $40,000 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 for info and application March 1, 2017 
 IT Leadership Forum Teachnology Scholarship $1,000
(25 awarded)
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, must have been involved in PLTW classes or clubs and plan to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college; click here for the application March 1, 2017 
 Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship $2,000
(12 awarded)
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 guidelines and application  5:00 p.m.
March 1, 2017
Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Scholarships  $1,000 renewable
(5 awarded)
Must plan to pursue bachelor's degree leading to a career related to health and wellness with an exclusive focus on children or adolescents; personal essay about fighting childhood obesity; click here for info and application  
March 10, 2017 
 Masonry Institute of Iowa Charles Nicholay Foundation Scholarship vary  Must attend an Iowa institution and pursue a program related to construction/architecture/masonry field;
click here for more info and application 
March 10, 2017 
 Ann Griffel Iowa Golf Association Scholarship $2,000   Female 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  March 17, 2017 
Herman Sani Iowa Golf Association Scholarship  $2,000/yr
renewable up to 4 years
Must have experience or background in golf; awards based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership, no on golf accomplishments or ability; click here for info and application   March 17, 2017
Council Bluffs Building & Trade Association Scholarship  $500 or more Thoroughly completed application packet which must be received by March 31, 2017, so keep in mind mail times;
click here to access application 
March 31, 2017
 SFM Foundation Scholarships up to $10,000/renewable each year  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, 2017
 Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council's Paul High Memorial Scholarship $300 (up to 4 awarded) Enrollment in an accredited automotive technology program; first consideration to a senior who has ties to an organized car club; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application
April 15, 2017 
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. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get an application.  
March 15, 2017
 Iowa Western Community College
Freshman Scholarships
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,
CHI Health Scholarships  $1,500
(12 awarded)
Complete the application on a computer, volunteer hours at a CHI facility, service hours, and a well-written essay; click here to access info and application
March 17, 2017 
 Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club Scholarship varies  Must have parent who is active duty military, retired, or deceased; 2.2 GPA or higher; ACT score; essay; involvement in school and community; financial need;
click here for info and application

March 24, 2017 
 Acacia Leadership Scholarship
University of Iowa
$500-$1,000  Male incoming freshman who has excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, and human senior; click here to access scholarship  March 30, 2017 
 Dr. I.M. Ozaydin Memorial Scholarship varies Upper 25% of senior class, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or work, short personal essay; get paper application from Mrs. Bode-Steinke  March  24, 2017
 Great Clips Scholarship $250-$1,500 &/or Trade Tools   Must attend a cosmetology trade school; able to describe your excitement and commitment to pursuing a career in cosmetology; click here for info and app  March 31, 2017 
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 a transcript, activities resume', a short essay describing your school and community involvement and your future plans to Lodge Scholarship Committee, 22703 Beverly Hills Lane, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 before March 31, 2017.  March 31, 2017 
 Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Engineering Scholarship $5,000   Must enroll in mechanical, electirical, 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, 2017 
 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
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
 AXA Achievement 

$10,000 & $25,000
Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and the ability to succeed in college; special consideration given to applicants who have made society safer in some way.
click here for info and to apply
Dec.15, 2016 
 JCI U.S Senate Foundation Scholarship  $1,000 U.S. citizen, proven leadership, active in the school and community, honors and awards. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application.  Jan. 20, 2017 
 Grand Lodge of Iowa
Masonic Scholarship
($2,000 in 2016)
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, 2017
 Grant Hamilton Memorial Scholarship $2,500 3.2 or higher GPA, majoring in accounting in college, financial need, 1-page essay on "Why I want to be an accountant or CPA," including where you will attend college.  Essay due to Mrs. Bode-Steinke by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017
Iowa State Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship  $1,500
(3 awarded) 
  Male student attending Iowa State; Involvement in church activities, academic achievement, involvement and recognition for extracurricular activities, personal interview; click here to access scholarship April 23, 2017
 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2 Scholarship $500  Must have a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent or step-parent who has served or is serving in the United States military; personal essay;
get the paper application from Mrs. Bode-Steinke

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April 24, 2017 
 MCEC Technical Scholarship
Grand Lodge of Iowa
($2,000 in 2016)
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, 2017
Sara Scholarship $2,000 Female senior who has been involved with golf, but you do not have to play college-level golf; 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale; financial need; excellent character; click here for more info & to access application
May 1, 2017
 Imperial Court of Nebraska Varies Resident of Nebraska or Southwest Iowa who self-identifies as LGBT or child of LGBT persons'; personal statement; 3 letters of recommendation from professionals not related to you; a statement of financial need; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get an application and guidelines  May 15, 2017 
 Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships $500-$5,000 Must have been directly affected by childhood cancer, have a 2.5 or better GPA, and must attend an accredited trade school or 2- or 4-year college or university;
click here for info & to access application 
May 26, 2017
University of Northern Iowa Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship  up to $1,500 Open to male students attending UNI. Academic and extracurricular accomplishments considered; click here to access application
May 31, 2017
UnityPoint Scholar Athlete of the Year  $500 renewable
(up to 4 years)
(1 female, 1 male)
3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale, participation in at least one athletic and one non-athletic activity, community service, accomplishments and honors; LCHS submits one applicant; click here for info and application
Application must be to Dr. Beyenhof by May 12 
 Eli Namen Scholarship Varies Complete the application and receive a top score on an examination given at 9:00 a.m. on June 17, 2017, at the Council Bluffs Public Library, Meeting Room D. Completed application must be returned no later than June 13, 2017, to: Trust Department, U.S. Bank, PO Box 1989, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51502; applications available from Mrs. Bode-Steinke
June 13,. 2017
Horatio Alger Career & Technical National Scholarships  up to $2,500 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 info and to apply  June 15, 2017 
 Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship $1,500/yr
for up to
4 years 
Two recommendations:  from school, PGA, or other non-family golf connection; self--statement about your interest in golf, etc.
See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application.
June 16, 2017

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