The following are scholarship opportunities that we have received in our office for the 2014-2015 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.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship 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.

Des Moines Women’s Club Memorial Scholarships For College Students  2015    

We’re counting on you to let your talented students know about our scholarships! The Des Moines Women’s Club will award scholarships in the following categories:

  • Lois E. Dell Memorial Scholarship - Any Academic Field -$1000
  • Olive C. Riddell Memorial Scholarship - Any Academic Field  $1000
  • Rose Lorenz Schwartz Memorial Scholarships - Performing Arts - $1500
  • Helen McEwan Memorial Scholarship - Elementary Education - $1500
  • Liselotte Gurau Memorial Scholarship - Health Sciences -$1000            

Applications and instructions for the scholarships may be downloaded from our website: (click on Scholarship). Contact our executive assistant at

(515) 244-0507, ext. 211, or email with any questions.

Applicants must be legal residents of, or full-time, registered students in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren Counties.


The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

We appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Applying is April 15, 2015

Sentry Security Scholarship

Sentry Security understands that education is becoming more and more expensive as time goes on, and as the cost of higher education increases, so does the ability to make college a priority. This is one of the main reasons why Sentry Security, the leaders in Illinois business and home security, would like to present a $500.00 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student in the state of Illinois. Please visit their website for scholarship criteria and submission content requirements.

Application Deadline December 15, 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Scholarship

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Spring 2015 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.  Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website.

Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. PT on December 29, 2014

Dohlman Law Group Scholarship

This is a video essay contest.
Eligibility Requirements 
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of January 15, 2015.
A winner will be chosen on March 15, 2015

Submit videos to:

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2015

Attorney Stewart Guss Scholarship

This annual scholarship of $1000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed. 

The application process requires applicants to write and submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following topic: What Law Would You Change and Why?
Please visit the website for information on the application process.

Essays should be received by 
March 1st, 2015 
Applications should be emailed to:
Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, school attending and (intended) course of study.
After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2015. We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Attorney Guss’s Facebook and Google Plus pages.

Deadline March 1, 2015