The following are scholarship opportunities that we have received in our office for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Some of them have provided a website 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.

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship  

To: Majors in Biology, Economics & Business, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geology, and Politics

Award Value: Up to $7,000

Initial Application Process Deadline: Before Winter Break

Campus Deadline: February 15, 2017

Contact for Program:  Professor Craig Allin, 

 Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

The Udall Scholarship Program is looking for students who want to change the world.  Grades are less important than community service and leadership records, but they are still significant. 

Majors represented by Udall Scholars include, but are not limited to: environmental science/studies/engineering, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, American Indian studies, philosophy, tribal policy, economic development, history, English, theater, ecology, landscape architecture, and public health. 

 Aspiring Udall Scholars should have a plan of study that includes coursework in environment and/or public policy, environmental studies or science, or Native American studies.

 If you are a student who might be a candidate for the Udall Scholarship, I urge you to visit the official website to assess whether your interests and activities are consistent with the mission of the Udall Scholarship Program.  If you think you fit the bill, please be in touch with Professor Craig Allin ASAP.

Only sophomores and juniors are eligible for the Udall Scholarship, but the most successful applicants are likely to be those who began to work toward this goal as first-year students. [For the purposes of the Udall Scholarship, being a sophomore or junior means that you were enrolled as a full-time undergraduate college student last year, and you will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student next year.]  The very best odds for winning attach to juniors who have previously gone through the application process as sophomores.

 Students may not apply directly to the Udall Foundation. They must be nominated by their college or university. 

Students interested in competing for an Udall Scholarship in 2017 should be in touch with Professor Craig Allin ASAP. You will need to make a decision to proceed with the application process and find a faculty sponsor before the winter break.

 The campus deadline for completion of your application and receipt of your letters of recommendation and other support materials is February 15, 2017.

The Udall Foundation deadline for completed nominations is March 15, 2017.

Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA)

Award Value: $500
Deadline: February 1, 2017

IEHA is a Professional Association for Environmental Health specialist in Iowa. We are involved in environmental and public education, reviewing existing and pending environmental health legislation and community service. We are proud to have taken a leading role in the development of groundwater, wastewater management and swimming pool regulations, food service personnel certification programs, and well contractor certifications.

To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must be:

  • A resident of the state of Iowa

  • A high school senior or non-traditional student returning to college in the state of Iowa

  • Currently a full-time student at any college, university, or community college in the state of Iowa

  • An Environmental Health major or related field.

To apply, you will need to fill out this application and enclose the documents required in the application.

For more information, view their scholarship announcement here and visit their website here.

B. Davis Scholarship

Award Value: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2017

The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site. 

Eligibility Requirement: This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

Additional information:

  • There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next

  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic below:

  • Prompt: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

  • Email your submissions to 

For more information on this scholarship and how to apply, visit their website here

ABC  Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc.'s Academic Scholarship

Award Value: $1,000
Deadline: June 26, 2017

ABC Wildlife is offering a $1,000 scholarship to female students looking to pursue a career in science.All that is needed to apply is to write an essay covering the question "Why are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how will your pursuit of these fields help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering". It is free to apply and students' information will not be sold or used in any way.

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.

  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.

  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

  • Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to

For more information on this scholarship and how to apply, visit their website here.

ChameleonJohn $2000 USA University Student Scholarship

We decided to establish a $2,000 annual scholarship to help University students across the country, who are struggling financially. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and help them cover their tuition fees. The money will be transferred to their University's bank account.
The application requirements are as follow:
  • Your desired University must be in the United States;
  • You must submit your application until the 15th of December 2017;

  • You must answer all questions in our application form;

  • You must choose one of the Universities from the list. If you can't find your University in the list, click on "Can't find your University?" below.

We will read all the essays and choose one applicant who will be granted the scholarship. The money will be transferred to their University’s bank account.

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 review their flyer for more information.