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.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-College Scholarship Program

Award Value: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
Deadline: November 30, 2016

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school

  • Ability to pursue any area of study

  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid

  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017

  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017

  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above

  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

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

2016 Deputy Scholarship for Women in Technology

Award Value: $1,000
Deadline: November 30, 2016 

Deputy is proud to support women pursuing careers in technology with our Deputy Women in Technology Scholarship. This scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one student annually who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, business technology administration or a related IT field.

Qualifications for Applying:

  • You are a full-time student enrolled at an accredited public or private (non-profit) US-based college or university

  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • You must submit an unofficial copy of your transcript

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

American Classic Homes $1000 Scholarship 2016

Award Value: $1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2016

We’ll award $1,000 to one of our Instagram or Facebook followers in January 2017 who shares a photo and status with 200 words or less of what home means to them. To be eligible the student must include the hashtag #WhatHomeMeansToMe (not counted as part of your 200 words) and tag American Classic Homes. You do not need to submit to both platforms.

For more information related to how to apply and who is eligible, please visit their website.

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.

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.