Outside Scholarships for Current Students


The consulting firm of AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship.  All majors may apply.  The deadline for entry is October 6th, 2018.  For more information, please visit: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm


Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is offering an ongoing, annual scholarship for students planning on majoring in History or Education.  For more information, please visit: https://www.rockylawfirm.com/max-mcelhaney-memorial-educational-scholarship/


The 2018 Health Care Careers Scholarship online application is available through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation, an Iowa Hospital Association subsidiary.  Recipients of the $3,500 award must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year they receive the scholarship.  For more information, please visit: www.iherf.org


Veridian Credit Union will once again offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.  Applicants must be a Veridian member before the scholarship deadline of February 2, 2018.  For more information, please visit: www.veridiancu.org


MusicInstrumentsCenter.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship.  To apply, submit a 1500 word personal essay on the topic “How does music affect your life”.  The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018.  For more information, please visit:   https://www.musicinstrumentscenter.com/2018-scholarship/


Rawspicebar.com is offering their annual $1,500 Community Volunteer Scholarship.  The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2018.  For more information, please visit: https://rawspicebar.com/pages/scholarship


Cancer Horizons is offering a scholarship for any students who are living with cancer.  The Cancer Horizons College Scholarship deadline to apply is February 1st, 2018.  For more information, please visit: https://www.cancerhorizons.com/cancer-horizons-college-scholarship


The Woof Dog Scholarship is being offered by woofdog.org.  To apply, write an essay about your furry friend.  The deadline to apply is December 15th, 2017.  For more information, please visit: https://woofdog.org/scholarship


The B. Davis Scholarship is being offered by the creators of the Student Award Search Aid website.  For more information, please visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm


Wells Fargo is offering renewable scholarships for students who have an identified disability and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The deadline to apply is November 28th.  For more information, please visit: https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/?utm_campaign=Wells%20Fargo%20PWD&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=56809672&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–v5G9FpPtQjZ_7uXg_JtXOoHMHkMHE8yaBjy84NR6Rtyafey1EHQJpQpfbPLLbVJw5N7vmPgkP9NfVGISvJ2_x3kiUQg&_hsmi=56809672


Bestcoloredpencils.com is offering their annual Creative Mind Scholarship.  Applicants must create an original work of art and write a short essay.  For more information, please visit: https://www.bestcoloredpencils.com/scholarship


The Oxagile Annual Virtual Reality Scholarship is available to students who submit an essay on the topic, “How can virtual reality improve education”.  For more information, please visit:  https://www.oxagile.com/scholarship/


The 10EDGES Annual Scholarship is available to students interested in technology.  Applicants must submit an essay on the topic of “Internet and Education”.  For more information, please visit: https://10edges.com/scholarship/


The Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship is available for all undergraduate students to apply.  For more information, please visit: https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship


Carved Lake Art is offering the Think Ahead Scholarship.  The scholarship will reward a bright mind who will give insightful thoughts on “Preserving Aquatic Ecosystems” through an essay with 1000 words.  For more information, please visit:  https://www.carvedlakeart.com/scholarship-s/366.htm


The AudioReputation Annual Scholarship Program is offering a scholarship for current college students.  Applicants must submit an essay on the subject “What is the best music for studying”.  For more information, please visit:  https://www.audioreputation.com/scholarship/

the Deal Hack Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship is designed to promote community volunteer involvement by students.  For more information, please visit:  https://dealhack.com/scholarship


The Level Up Scholarship is available to students who are interested in the culture that arose from the interaction between people and technology.  For more information visit, please visit:  http://www.levelwinner.com/scholarship/


The Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship is available to students who have an interest in horticulture, plant breeding, landscape design or a related field.  For more information, please visit: https://www.brighterblooms.com/scholarship.html


The purpose of the ShoesTracker Scholarship is to draw attention to an often-ignored issue: foot pain and foot health.  For more information, please visit: https://shoestracker.com/scholarship/


The DREAM Act Scholarship is available to students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States.  For more information, please visit: https://thevisafirm.com/2017-dream-act-scholarship/


SeniorAdvice is offering two scholarships, one for students who have been a care giver to an elderly relative, https://senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-spring-2018 and one for students that have volunteered for a senior non-profit organization. https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-volunteer-scholarship-spring-2018


AUA Medical School is offering a new scholarship to students who are underrepresented in the medical field.  The Physician Diversification Award is available to students from different cultures and backgrounds who wish to study medicine.  For more information, please go to:  https://www.auamed.org/admissions/scholarship 


The OutdoorStack Scholarship is available to students who are passionate about outdoor activities.  For more information, please go to: https://outdoorstack.com/finaid


For information regarding Game Design Scholarships please go to: http://www.gamedesigning.org/scholarship/


AMZFinder Scholarship was founded to boost students’ interest in e-commerce.  Here are the details.  https://www.amzfinder.com/scholarship/


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/


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


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.


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



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



Scholarship for Latino Students designed to help prepare scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities.  Requirements: Hispanic Heritage, Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, all majors and graduate fields accepted, merid-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information email marcelo@comprar-karaoke.com.


Transtutors Essay Scholarship“, and it’s open for all institutions and all majors are eligible. The details of scholarship are given below:

Scholarship Application is available on website:   http://www.transtutors.com/scholarship/
Deadline: 30th Nov 2017


Ignition Scholarship for student entrepreneurs at universities across the country.
For more information about Ignition, please visit our website: https://ignitioncenter.com/
For the official description of the scholarship, including due dates, decision dates, and the application, please visit the “scholarship” section of our website here:  https://ignitioncenter.com/scholarship/


LoLEpicShop.com and we are excited to inform you that there is a new scholarship opportunity for Simpson students. The scholarship program is aimed at all League of Legends (LoL) enthusiasts who are 18 or older. One important condition is that the applicant must currently be students in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate program located in the U.S. or Europe.

League of Legends has been called the most played PC game in America and Europe. We at LoLEpicShop.com are passionate about providing high-quality accounts and boosting services. Players can be safe that ordering from us will always be safe and the delivery immediate.

We expect our applicants to be active members of the gaming community and passionate about LoL. Ideally, they are advanced in the game and aspire to become a true champion.

How to apply?  Besides being enthusiastic about the game, the applicants need to also be well-versed in writing. We require an essay, no longer than 750 words, which presents a unique setting, character, and backstory based off of LoL.

Use this email for submissions: scholarship@lolepicshop.com and this for any questions or concerns that you may have about the scholarship program: customerservice@lolepicshop.com.


Best Moisturizer Guide Scholarship:  This scholarship program is only for the running students who pursue their studies in the schools, colleges or universities. Any other applications will be disregarded.

Program Deadline:  The deadline for the article submission is Dec 30, 2017. We will choose One winner from the applicants, the winning article will be chosen and announced on Jan 2, 2018. The winner can expect our check delivered to him/her by Jan 15, 2018. The check will be sent directly to the participant’s school/college/university. Please note that our website runs this scholarship on an annual basis.

Who is eligible?:
High schools, colleges and universities students
Students currently studying in any department

Apply online at:  https://bestmoisturizerguide.com/scholarship/


Adventographer Scholarship:  We are calling all the college students to apply with one photo they took while traveling and a 500-word description of why that memory is special. There are no limits besides your creativity – any photo you took while traveling can compete as long as it is followed by a short essay explaining the captured moment.

We will decide on winner based on the quality of the photo and the essay you send us with it. Read on to learn how to apply.

How to Apply:  In order for everyone to have the same chance, we have established an email for online application. We will be accepting applications from all around the world, as long as you can prove that you’re currently a college student.

The email should consist of a photo (.jpg) and short essay (.doc/.pdf). The address to send to is scholarship@adventographer.com. In the subject line, include “Travel Scholarship Application”. Send it by February 1, 2018. The winner will be announced on February 5.

When you apply, you automatically agree that we may post your photo and essay on our website.

Please also include your personal information – full name, address, phone, and email. We will never share these with third parties, your info is 100% safe.

Include a proof that you’re attending a college, as we will be checking this before sending the prize.

If you don’t’ know what to submit, there’s plenty of time to make some new memories before you apply! Take your camera and go!


Women in STEM Scholarship

Women are underrepresented in some of the highest paying jobs in America. Specifically jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Because of this, we’re again launching our annual Women in STEM scholarship competition to help current or college-bound women perusing STEM degrees. We’re offering two scholarship awards of $2,500 which will be given to two deserving women to put towards their college education.

For complete details and an online application go to: http://www.payscale.com/scholarships/women-in-stem-scholarship.

Who Can I Contact If I have Questions?

You can reach out to the scholarship organizer, Cassidy Rush, at cassidy.rush@payscale.com