Outside Scholarships for Current Students



For information regarding Accounting Major scholarships please go to: http://www.accountingdegree.org/Scholarships/


DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION: Post-Secondary Health Field Scholarship Criteria Scholarships of $500 to $1,000 are 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.
The following will be considered of each applicant:
Students must be enrolled in an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care. No exceptions.
Grade point average and/or class standing.
Student’s prior involvement in career selection.
Advisor’s comments.
A single letter of recommendation from someone other than your school advisor.
Student’s extra activities.
Volunteer Hours – A minimum of 20 volunteer hours must be completed before application is submitted. (Healthcare volunteering hours are strongly preferred, but not required).
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 15, 2015. NO APPLICATIONS POSTMARKED AFTER THAT TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED. Selected applicants will be asked to provide the committee proof of enrollment or registration to the college for finalization of scholarship. Applications available in the office of financial assistance.


Carver Charitable Trust Scholarship: You will note it is available to full-time students who will be juniors in 2015-2016 and have graduated from an Iowa High School. Students must have substantial financial need and must have overcome unusual social and/or other barriers to attend college full-time. Application materials for the 2015-2016 academic year are due April 1, 2015. I certainly encourage you to read the enclosed information carefully. Prospective applicants may apply directly on-line by completing the application form, found on the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust web site, at www.carvertrust.org.


Seminary Students: Dr. W.B. Small Grants available for fill-time seminary students working on their Masters of Divinity who have an Iowa connection. For an application and complete details go to www.wbsmalltrust.org. The scholarship money can be used for seminary related expenses, including tuition, books, gas, childcare, etc.


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 .



Karman Healthcare Scholarships are available for students whom suffer a mobility disability. To enter, write an essay or poem with this year’s theme of creating a presentation of why disability awareness is important.  For complete details and eligibility requirements please stop by the financial assistance office. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2015.



The Des Moines Chapter of the Mothers of Multiples organization is sponsoring one $500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year for Iowa’s multiple birth students pursuing enrollment or currently enrolled in a college, university, trade or vocational school. Information can be found on our web site www.dmmom.com and on the attached documents. Any questions can be directed to dmmom.scholarship@gmail.com.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Deadline – June 15, 2015. Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Full details are available on our site.


We would like to invite Simpson College students to apply for the 2015 Remote DBA Scholarship. This is a new$3,500 scholarship award open to current and incoming college students pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering. Remote DBA is a computer software and services company that is committed to fostering interest in the study of databases and data science. Scholarship Details: http://www.remotedba.com/#applyforscholarship . Submit your scholarship application to: apply-scholarship@remotedba.com . Submission deadline: March 15, 2015.


New Scholarship for Out-of-State Students
Iowa Student Loan® offers two $1,000 scholarships to incoming college freshmen from neighboring states through the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship.
To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who attend an Iowa college in fall 2015. As you meet with students and families from those states, please share the informational flier (PDF) for the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship. The flier is designed to print three per page to save paper and printing costs.
The scholarship has no requirements for minimum GPA or class rank, financial need, intended major or purchase.
To qualify, students must:
• Register and read the scholarship rules at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa between Jan. 19 and March 27, 2015.
• Follow the instructions they will receive by email to complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related assessment by midnight on March 31, 2015.
• If necessary to break a tie among top scorers on the assessment, write and submit a brief essay.
Registered students will also receive important college planning tips via email during the registration period.


The Chicago Injury Center is proud to offer four scholarships for disabled US Veterans, ranging from $250 to $1000. Applicants should write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students. Essays and all other application materials should be sent to the Chicago Injury Center by June 1, 2015. Additional requirements for the scholarship can be found here: http://chicagoinjurycenter.com/cic-veteran-scholarship-fund/


The Greater Des Moines Noon Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding two scholarships and one outright grant through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF)Women candidates eligible for consideration for the $2000 SCHOLARSHIP or the $1500 OUTRIGHT GRANT must be:
– A United States citizen and Iowa resident in Dallas, Polk, Story or Warren counties
– At least a sophomore in college, completing a minimum of 60 credit hours by December 31, 2014
– Attending an Accredited Iowa university authorized to offer baccalaureate degrees or higher
– Achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
Women candidates eligible for consideration for the $1000 SCHOLARSHIP must be:
-A United States citizen and Iowa resident in Dallas, Polk, Story or Warren counties
– At least a senior in High School
– Attending an Accredited Iowa community college, technical or vocational school
– Achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
– A short time later you will receive a user name and password to log-on and complete the application process
– The deadline for submission of the application and all attachments is March 31, 2015
To apply, email your name, GPA, permanent address, name of Iowa university or institution that you are attending and the scholarship or grant your wish to apply for to: abwagreaterdesmoines@gmail.com
– The winner will be notified approximately June 1, 2015 and asked to attend a chapter meeting for presentation of the check
– The check will be issued by the national office jointly to the educational institution and the recipient.
– Funds are limited to use for tuition, books and fees.
The check will be issued by the national office jointly to the educational institution and the recipient.
– Funds are limited to use for tuition, books and fees.


USPostmail.org will be awarding its annual Post Office Locator Scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester. Both incoming and current students who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply. Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are. Applications are due April 15, 2015 and finalists will be notified of selection on May 30, 2015. This is an annual scholarship and the dates will remain the same year after year. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at www.uspostmail.org/scholarship . If you have any questions, please direct them to this email (j.murphy@uspostmail.org).


American Addiction Centers, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others.
AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
Award Amount: 1st place – $5,000; 2nd place – $2,500; 3rd place – $2,500 Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015** Eligibility: High school graduate by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be US Citizen. Requirements: Submit application form with essay “Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?” (800 words max.) by May 31, 2015. Application forms can be found at http://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-health-academic-scholarship/
**Scholarship winners will be notified June 26, 2015 and awards will be disbursed on August 14, 2015.


GreenPal scholarship has been renewed and awarded. Details and online application for the scholarship can be found at: http://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship This is an auto-renewing evergreen scholarship that we will be offering each year. The deadline to apply for this award is 2/28/15.


The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) is proud to continue the Health Care Careers Scholarship program for the tenth year. Available through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), an IHA subsidiary, these scholarships of up to $6,000 ($3,000 per year for a maximum of two years) each have supported higher education for 296 Iowa college students. The ultimate goal of this program is to fill Iowa health care positions that currently have a notable number of openings by offering significant financial support to students seeking health care education or training. In exchange for that financial support, each award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.
Placement opportunities will be identified for each IHA geographic district (a map is included with the application). Scholarship applications will be scored and awards made based on each applicant’s qualifications. All portions of the application form must be submitted by March 30, 2015.  All applications will be submitted online at the IHERF scholarship website (www.iowahospitalscholarships.org), which will help students confirm their eligibility before beginning the application process. This will allow for electronic submission of their application, college program verification and references. Thank you for promoting the IHERF Healthcare Careers Scholarship in your area. Once again, the scholarship application deadline is March 30, 2015 and recipients will be announced after May 1.


The Des Moines Chapter of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) has established a scholarship program for local accounting students. Our chapter scholarship awards will vary each year based on available funds from our scholarship fundraising efforts. The scholarship typically ranges between $1,000 – $2,000. The scholarship committee selects recipients based on several criteria including participation in events, essay, recommendations and academic achievement.
In addition to chapter scholarships, scholarships are available through the AFWA Educational Foundation at the National level of AFWA. Our chapter will submit the local winner’s application to the AFWA Educational Foundation for consideration for Foundation scholarships.
2015-16 AFWA Academic Scholarships

The AFWA undergraduate and master’s scholarships that are to be awarded in Spring 2015 for students to apply towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:
• Undergraduate Scholarships – For those attending an accredited College or University in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study, and are pursuing an accounting or finance degree.
• Master’s Scholarships – For those attending an accredited College or University enrolled in a master’s program, and are pursuing an accounting or finance degree.
Please complete the attached scholarship application and return it to desmoinesafwa@gmail.com by FEBRUARY 15, 2015 for consideration in the Scholarship committee’s selection process. Forms are also available on our website at http://www.desmoinesafwa.org/scholarship
We look forward to presenting this scholarship to a deserving Accounting/Finance student. All applicants will be notified by April 1st of our decision for this scholarship.
For more information about our organization or to attend an upcoming meeting, please visit our website http://www.desmoinesafwa.org
“The mission of AFWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.”


HighRises.com has recently launched their new scholarship program to help one student pay for their college education by offering $1,000 each spring and fall semester. The deadline for the spring is Feb. 28th. You may view the scholarship information here: http://www.highrises.com/scholarship.php


The Flosum 2015 Scholarship. This is a new $750 scholarship award open to pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor’s degree which can be in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline such as electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science.

What’s behind this scholarship?

IDC estimates that this year alone that 60% of the budget will be spent on IT maintenance. This number is projected to grow fifty-fold by the year 2020. Right now and in the near future, companies need a complete life-cycle management framework to help manage and control the applications. We want to encourage students to pursue release management careers and to play an active role in the new data-centric global economy.

Scholarship Details: http://www.flosum.com/apply-flosum-scholarship/

Submit your scholarship application to: apply-scholarship@flosum.com

Submission deadline: December 15, 2015