The following are scholarship opportunities that we have received in our office for the 2015-2016 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.

U.S. Army Scholarships for Pre-Health Students
Scholarships and Educational programs are available for students planning on going on to Medical School, Dental School, P.T./O.T. Optometry, Veterinary School, Pharmacist Training, Social Work, Dietician, Nursing, and Numerous Others.
Please review their flyer for more information.
The U.S. Army also offers a Health Professions Scholarship Program and a Medical and Dental School Stipend Program.
Please reivew their flyer for more information.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8th year.  They 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 their web site:
Full details are available on the site.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA.

A completed application form (below) with

  • Full name
  • School and program
  • Expected graduation year / month
  • Mailing address
  • Phone and email
  • Current GPA

500-1,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically through the form below.

One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded

Please apply online.

Application deadline is December 31, 2015

Brilliance Scholarship Opportunity

We are an online jewelry retailer specializing in diamond and engagement rings. We're asking students (from any discipline) to design (sketch, draw, paint, CAD, etc.) a unique and inspirational ring design and to write a short piece about the design. The student with the most innovative piece and the best story will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and their ring will be featured on our website.

Please visit the Brilliance site to apply online.

Application Deadline:  August 1,2015

Professional Women's Network Scholarship Opportunities

In order to further promote PWN's goal of women helping women, the Professional Women's Network will award up to four (4) scholarships of approximately $500 for the academic year 2015-2016 to women students.

 To qualify you must:

 (1)        Be a resident of Iowa, or a Professional Women's Network member, or be referred by a Professional Women's Network member;

 (2)        Be female;

 (3)        Be a student who will be attending classes, either full or part-time, during academic year 2015-2016 (special consideration will be given to   non-traditional students, defined as women 21 years of age or older upon application, who have or will return to school after an absence of at least three years);

 (4)        Be working toward an associate or undergraduate degree or vocational certification; and

 (5)        Attend an area educational institution listed below:  Cornell is one of the list colleges.

Application Deadline is May 31, 2015

You may download a PDF of the application here.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- July 31st 

All of us at The Perecman Firm were touched by the story of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic boy who went missing after he wandered away from school in 2013. The outpouring of support and assistance that accompanied the search for Avonte was unprecedented. Although Avonte tragically did not make it home alive, we want to show the same support for the autistic community in memory of this extraordinary young man. That is why The Perecman Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a college student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism.  Please apply on their website.

Dohlman Law Group Scholarship

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 July, 22 2015.
  • A winner will be chosen on July 29, 2015
Submit videos to:
Czech Heritage Foundation Scholarship
The Czech/Slovak Foundation Scholarship Fund has monies available for applicants of Czech/Slovak ancestry who have complted 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.  (Note:  the scholarship may be awarded up to two times to the same individual, once a an undergraduate and once as a graduate student.)  Applicants' home address must be within 100 miles of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and upon reeipt of an award, they are expected to participate in a funciton sponsored by teh Czech Heritage Foundation, such as the St. Joseph's Day Dance held in March, Houby Days in May, the Czech Heritage Foundation Picnic in August, or recognized programs sponsored by the Czech Heritage Foundation.  The amount and number of scholarships to be given annually is at teh discretion of teh Czech Heritage Foundation Scholarship Committee and is voted on once a year.
Application deadline:  July 1, 2015
Print a PDF of the scholarship criteria and application at this link.