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.

2016 Iowa ACAC Access Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one high school senior whose high school and chosen college are members of Iowa ACAC. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to learning and must have demonstrated involvement and leadership in their schools, the community and/or service to others. A high school counselor, administrator, teacher, or school board member may nominate a student who would benefit from this scholarship.

2016 iModules Scholarship Program
Now in its ninth year, the iModules Scholarship Program is awarding 17 scholarships for $1,500 each for the 2016-2017 school year to students of iModules clients. Applications and essays accepted until April 1, 2016.  Learn more about the application process and download materials.

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.


April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship

The April Cockerham DREAM Act scholarship is designed to support individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States.  By furthering the educational goals of these unique members of our nation, Ms. Cockerham looks to invest in a richer, more inclusive future for our country and those who seek to join it.

  • The April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a community college, private or public undergraduate college or university, graduate program, business school, or law school in the United States.
  • All candidates who apply for this scholarship must be in good academic standing and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Application deadline is March 1, 2016
  • Scholarship value $500
  • Apply online


GreenPal Scholarship

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

  1. We will open up the 2016 application entry period August 1st, 2015
  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements
  3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., evidence of GPA.) Incomplete applications will not be considered
  4. Submissions are to be submitted through the online application process below
  5. Scholarship winner will be announced June 1st, 2016
  6. This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed and funded each year by GreenPal Co.

GEICO Achievement Award Program
For more than 25 years, we have offered the GEICO Achievement Award Program. This long-standing tradition supports some of our country's most outstanding undergraduates by providing $2,500 awards and recognizing their dedication to academic success, leadership and service.
This annual program is open to college sophomores and juniors, in the U.S., who are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics and related fields...all of which are critical to the success of companies like GEICO.In addition to an application, our selection committee also requires a resume, transcript, letter of recommendation and short essay. This information allows us to select recipients who truly exhibit the program's values.
Review the step-by-step apply guide
Eligible students can apply beginning 
October 1, 2015 and all application materials must be postmarked by February 15, 2016. Recipients will be announced in the spring semester.

MyBio Source Scholarship 2016

MyBioSource is proud to announce their annual “MyBioSource Scholarship Program”. MyBioSource is all about opening up doors to thriving students allowing them to explore the endless possibilities in science. With our scholarship program, students will be able to use the award towards tuition, books, supplies, or other costs that come along with obtaining a higher education.
Scholarship Award
5 scholarships of $1000 USD each will be awarded.
Requirements
• High School Seniors and Undergraduates as well as international students can apply
• Candidate must be enrolled as a freshman or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2016 Fall semester
• Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
• Intended major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science fields
• Download the Scholarship Application
• Complete the application along with your transcript and a 250 word response on why you have chosen to enter the field of science and why you should receive the scholarship
Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday May 31, 2016

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

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.

Eligibility:
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 grants@abcwildlife.com)
  • Deadline is June 26, 2016


CTCL Scholarship

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Loren Pope’s classic book and the 10th anniversary of the non-profit organization, Colleges That Change Lives has established a scholarship for students who enroll at a CTCL-member college or university.

The Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship will be awarded for $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years with a maximum award of $4,000 per student. New students and transfer students, including international students, are eligible to apply for the scholarship; awards will only be given to those students who choose to attend a CTCL-member college or university. The CTCL Board will review the applications and choose the recipients. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the funds available at the time. We anticipate giving at least four awards in 2016.

To apply:
1. Students must complete the application online, which includes two short essay questions by March 1.
2. Additionally, students must submit copies of admission letter(s) from CTCL-member schools by emailing them to scholarships@ctcl.org by March 25, 2016