Outside Scholarships for Current Students


For information regarding Accounting Major scholarships please go to: http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/accounting/


Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship Program is available for students who are enrolled at least on a part-time basis while they continue to provide child care and preschool   in the local area.  For complete details and application go to:  www.iowaaeyc.org .


Psychology Scholarship: This scholarship is open to U.S based students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree specifically in the areas of Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work. 2 year college students enrolled in an undergraduate level program next year are also eligible to receive the scholarship. It’s an annual merit-based opportunity. Here are the details. http://mastersinpsychologyguide.com/scholarships/


B. Davis Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is open to high school juniors, seniors or those currently enrolled in college.  There is no age restriction.  It is not an academic scholarship so no transcripts or letters of recommendation are required at this time.  The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017. To learn more visit www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.


Legal Support Professionals of Polk County  $500 Scholarship for a qualified applicant pursuing a law-related field of education; legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary or attorney.  Deadline is February 15, 2017.  Applications are available in the financial aid office or email stephens@wshitfieldlaw.com for more information.


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship The Hy-Vee Foundation is proud to award 80 – $1,000 scholarships.  For student guidelines and an application go to www.hy-vee.com and click on company info.


Career Steps Scholarship  Offering 3 annual scholarships aimed to help high school seniors, single mothers and military members and their spouses.  Further details found at www.careerstep.com/scholarships


Divorce.USAttorneys.com is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students majoring in Pre-Law, Family Law, Law, Criminal Justice or Sociology.  Further details can be found at http://divorce.usattorneys.com/scholarship-program/


Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program  Available for military veterans or spouses of disabled veterans with financial need.  Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program Ongoing program provides up to $1,000 immediate grants to help meet household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks while pursuing a postsecondary education.  Information about both programs can be found at http://wellsfargovets.scholarsapply.org/


GuideOne Scholarship Offering four $2,500 scholarships to students who are actively pursuing a future career in ministry.  Junior and senior religious studies students, graduate religious studies students and any individuals in seminary are eligible.  Learn more and apply at http://www.guideone.com/AboutUs/scholarship.htm


Financial Aid and Scholarships for students with disabilities  Detailed information and applications available at these websites Students with Disabilities  
Financial Aid for students with disabilities


James B. Morris Scholarship  The criteria necessary to apply for the scholarship is that applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and provide a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates and residents of Iowa who are attending any U.S. College or University; (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.  Apply at http://morrisscholarship.org/index.php/application


Cesars Scholarship  For students of Latino heritage.  Additional requirements and an application can be found at  http://www.cesarsscholars.com/apply/


Eleanor Archer Scholarship for African American students living in Des Moines and surrounding areas majoring in education focusing on K-9 or K-12 certification.  Scholarship is renewable annually contingent upon application and documented proof of progress.  Applications are available in the office of financial assistance, 3rd floor, College Hall.  For additional information contact Mrs. Yolaine Wade at 515.998.5354 or ywade17@gmail.com


Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship  Scholarships of $500 to $1,000 awarded to college level students entering their final year of curriculum in a health related field.  Students must reside in, or attend a school in Dallas County.  Application forms must be postmarked by April 15, 2017 and can be found at  Dallas County Scholarship


Van Sant Annual Veteran’s Scholarship. $1,000 scholarship to provide educational opportunities for US veterans.  For details and to apply visit http://www.davidvansant.com/2016-04/veterans-educational-scholarship/


Eagle Scout Scholarship. Open for students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degree courses.  For information and to apply visit http://usascholarships.com/eagle-scout-scholarships/


Recurring Annual Business and Finance Scholarships  Open to students looking to become the business leaders of tomorrow.  This is a $1,000 award and information can be found on their website at http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/


Scholarship for Children of Police Officers  Additional information and an application can be found at http://www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers


Senior Advice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships  For students who have volunteered for a senior non-profit or have acted as caregiver to an adult relative.  For information and to apply visit https://www.senioradvice.com/scholarships


American Business Women’s Association  The Greater Des Moines Noon chapter of ABWA is offering three scholarship opportunities to young women pursuing a degree at an Iowa college or university.  For more information contact Cathy Neumann, Education Chair at 515.288.3141.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Deadline – June 12, 2017.  Awards up to $1,000 to a winner each year.  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


Latinos Unidos  Must be Hispanic/Latino to apply.  Award amounts are $1,000 for full time and $500 or part time students.  Deadline is June 16, 2017.  Applications are available at http://www.latinosunidosofiowa.org or contact Lena Avila Robison at 515.979.0770.


Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship  Available to U.S. military veterans or spouses of disabled veterans with financial need.  Applications close February 28, 2017.  For information and an application go to scholarshipamerica.org/wellsfargoveterans.


Buenas Opiniones For graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students.  The award is $2,500 per year for up to 4 years.  Fall 2017 semester deadline is August 31, 2017.  For full details visit https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/


Women in Science UAV Scholarship  Offering a $500 scholarship to a female applicant. Submit an essay which demonstrates you have an idea for helping improve the environment, whether globally or locally, with drone technology.  For full details visit www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship


Honeywell Scholarship program for students studying in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering or math).  Awarding 10 scholarships at $10,000 each to students who have critical need ($55,000 or less family income) and who are current freshmen who have successfully completed their first fall semester.  Application deadline is March 15, 2017.  For information about the program and to apply visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/


No Bull Sports Scholarship – March 1, 2017 deadline. No Bull Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting, educating and empowering young women to reach the top of their athletic game.  Scholarships awarded quarterly.  Apply at No Bull Sports Scholarships


ABFSE National Scholarship Program  The American Board of Funeral Service Education has established  this scholarship to award students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs.  Awards range from $500 – $2,500 per academic year and students may apply once per calendar year for consideration.  For more information and to apply visit ABFSE National Scholarship Program


Peace Scholarships  Awards of $250 and $500 for high school seniors and college freshmen with demonstrated leadership in activities involving Peace and Social Justice, Nuclear Disarmament and/or Conflict Resolution.  March 1, 2017 deadline.  To apply visit Peace Scholarships.


Optimist International Oratorical Contest – March 15, 2017 deadline.  For students under the age of 19 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.  Interested students must submit a speech on the previously assigned topic to their local Optimist Club.  to find the contact in your area, please email the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org.


Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans Scholarship  An annual $5,000 scholarship is awarded to one deserving college bound student each year.  This supports aspiring veterans and children of veterans.  The online application form is found at Veterans Scholarship.  April 30, 2017 deadline.


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship  This award is for students in the visual arts who are currently full-time undergraduate students and qualified African-American or black students.  The deadline is April 21, 2017 and the award is $3,000.  For more information visit Visual Arts Scholarship.


Steven Bufton Memorial Educational Fund  The following website lists several scholarship opportunites for women.  Applications are due by May 15, 2017 and will be awarded in July.  For more information visit Bufton Memorial Educational Fund


TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship  This $1,000 scholarship is available to all single mothers who are a single parent, have custodial care of one or more children under 18, do not have a college degree from a 4-year institution and are enrolled in a 4-year institution or have a high school diploma.  Application is August 1, 2017.  For more information and to apply visit http://topproducts.com/scholarship


QuitDD.org Scholarship  Two $1,500 scholarships available for students who show their commitment to stop distracted driving.  Deadline:  April 26, 2017.  For more information and to apply visit www.QuitDD.org.