Additional Outside Scholarships

The following are scholarship opportunities that we have received in our office for the 2013-2014 academic year. Some of them have provided a web site that you can go to to download an application or get additional information. If it is not available, please stop by our office for an application, or contact us and we would be happy to mail one to you. Our toll free number is 1-877-579-4049 or locally at 319-895-4216.

The Financial Assistance Office does not in any way endorse or promote any of the organizations represented on this site.  We encourage you to fully research all scholarship opportunities and the specific requirements associated with each scholarship when applying for them.

The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

Schol­ar­ship Details:

For over 20 years, The Kaplan Group has had exten­sive expe­ri­ence solv­ing prob­lems and nego­ti­at­ing B2B trans­ac­tions for clients large and small. Now, we want to give back. We see value in con­tin­u­ous edu­ca­tion and help­ing stu­dents grow.

Because of this, The Kaplan Group is offer­ing a $1,000 schol­ar­ship to any under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dent pur­su­ing a busi­ness or law-oriented degree program.

  • Dead­line for Entry:Sun­day, July 27, 2014
  • Schol­ar­ship Award Date:Mon­day, August 11, 2014
  • Num­ber of Win­ners Selected:1
  • Min­i­mum GPA Require­ment:2.50
  • Eli­gi­ble Fields of Study:MBA, Finance, Account­ing, Law, Man­age­ment, Entre­pre­neur­ship, Eco­nom­ics, Busi­ness Administration.

Eli­gi­ble Schools: Any accred­ited uni­ver­sity in the U.S.

Goedekers College Scholarship

Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks. 

Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable.

High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for an upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.

We will consider submissions of essays until the entry deadline, which is July 31, 2014, at 12am CDT.

Please visit their website for application information.

College Scholarship Writing Contest

Interested students can write a brief essay with the winner being selected from teh essays submitted.  This is a merit schoalrship and is available to all students attending accredited institutions of higher learning.  Entries must be submitted on or before July 1, 2014.  Value of the scholarship is $1000

Find complete information and further details about this scholarship contest on their website.


Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Write the best esay and you could win $1000 towards college.

  • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four
    year or two year college or university in the spring of 2014 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time
    basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words.
  • Essay must be applicant's original work.
Essay must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST) July 1st, 2014. Application available online.


Czech Heritage Foundation, Inc.

The Czech Heritage Foundation provides a scholarship opportunity for applicants of Czech/Slovak ancestry who have completed a minimum of one year as a full-time post secondary student, have accumulated at least 28 post secondary credits, or are a graduate student.  Applicants home address must be within 100 miles of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and upon receipt of an award, recipients are expected to participate in a function sponsored by teh Czech Heritage Foundation.  Please download the application and application requirements.  Application deadline is July 1, 2014.

2014-2015 Fall Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 Fall semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2014-2015 Fall semester to qualify for this scholarship. A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates.  For more information and to apply online please visit their website.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Storage.com Scholarship

Storage.com is offering three separate $2500 scholarships to the winner of their essay contest. High school seniors, current college students and the parents of students are eligible to enter. The deadline is July 31st, 2014 and winners will be announced by August 15th. For more information and to submit your entry please visit Storage Scholarships.  Please apply on their website.

Digicert Scholarship

Essay Question to Win $1,000 Scholarship:

Most of today’s websites are secured with SSL Certificates, but even in the past few years Internet security has changed immensely. We want you to think about how fast the Internet security landscape is changing and explain how you see it evolving and improving in the future for both personal and business purposes. Be creative and think outside the box.

Thinking of the rapid rate of change in Internet security, answer the following question:

Where do you see Internet security in five years?

Please visit their website for application instructions.   Application deadine  is July 1, 2014.

Car Insurance Comparison.Com Scholarship

We are proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting safe driving for students.

Our Safe Driver Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Fall semester. The deadline to apply is July, 10th.

Find out the requirements and how to enter on their website.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December, 1st, 2014.

Please visit their website for more specific information regarding the application process.