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.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story. 

APPLICANTS INCLUDE
  • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
  • Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Apply online.  Application deadline is March 31st, 2015 for Fall 2015 semester

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


imodules 2015 Scholarships

iModules launched the iModules Scholarship Program in 2008 as part of its commitment to social responsibility.  Cornell is a client of imodules, and Cornell students would be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For our 2015-2016 Scholarship Program, iModules is proud to again be increasing the total amount of scholarship dollars and the total number of scholarship recipients. iModules will award 15 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each for the 2015-2016 school year. The application deadline is April 1, 2015. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2015. Scholarship recipients are notified via email and phone, and announced on this website.

iModules believes helping deserving students to further their education is one of the greatest gifts to give back to its clients and the communities they serve.

Please visit the imodules website for additional information and to complete an application.    The application deadline is April 1, 2015.  Winners will be announced May 1, 2015. 

Remote DBA Scholarship

Interested students may apply for the 2015 Remote DBA Scholarship. This is a new$3,500 scholarship award open to current and incoming college students pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering.

Remote DBA is a computer software and services company that is committed to fostering interest in the study of databases and data science.

Scholarship Details: http://www.remotedba.com/#applyforscholarship
Submit your scholarship application to: apply-scholarship@remotedba.com

Submission deadline: March 15, 2015

ShipDig.com Scholarship

ShipDig.com is the largest and most accurate database of post office locations, mailboxes, shipping drop boxes, and couriers, hours, phone numbers, directions and services provided in the United States, is pleased to announce the "ShipDig.com Scholarship Award" fund.

Incoming students and current students alike who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply. Applicants will write a short 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at www.shipdig.com/scholarship

Applications are due September 15, 2015 and finalists will be notified of selection on September  30, 2015.


Learn.org Academic Scholarships

Learn.org offers academic scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000 for students looking to pursue a degree in various areas:  nursing & medical assisting, art & design, computer technology & information systems, social sciences, business, communications & journalism, information systems & technology management, psychology & counseling, and education & teaching. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. For additional information, please visit http://learn.org/pages/scholarship_home.html.

Applicatin Deadline is April 1, 2015

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship awards two high school seniors from surrounding states $1,000 each to attend an Iowa college and helps participants learn important financial literacy skills.

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. To enter, students complete two Iowa Student Loan tools — Student Loan Game PlanSM and the ROCI Reality Check — to help them understand the consequences of borrowing money for college. Upon completion of both tools, students take an online financial literacy assessment test, with the top two scorers receiving the scholarship prizes.

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship is open to legal U.S. citizens who:

  • Are permanent residents of one of the following states: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • Are seniors at a high school located in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin during the 2014 – 2015 school year.
  • Attend college in fall 2015 at an eligible institution located in Iowa.
  • Are at least 13 years of age as of the date they begin the scholarship process.

Registration Open Now

Select "Register Now" below to register. You will receive an email containing instructions, tips and links to the tools you need to complete by midnight on March 31 to be considered for a scholarship.

Register Now

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:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on the site.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Eligibility:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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

Requirements:
A completed application form (below) with

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

Essay
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.

Award
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.

BPW Foundation Scholarships

The Business and Professional Women of Iowa (BPW/Iowa) Foundation is now taking applications for educational scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Five $1000.00 scholarships will be available to those who apply and meet the following criteria: The awards will be granted April 18, 2015.

  • · Completes the formal application in its entirety by March 18, 2015.
  • · Submits a copy of official transcripts from an accredited institution of higher learning. (Transcripts if stamped “Issued to Student” are acceptable.)
  • · Provides three (3) letters of reference from non-family members. One each from an employer, teacher, and community leader who can attest to applicant’s character and need for this scholarship.
  • · Is a resident of Iowa.
  • · Is a United States citizen.
  • · Wants/needs to reenter the workforce but needs additional education.
  • · Graduated high school five (5) or more years ago (2010 or before) and now wants to start or resume a college education.
  • · Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

Please review all of the criteria they have provided.

You may print the application here.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism

http://www.perecman.com/autism-scholarship/
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.

MBLK Mock Trial Scholarship For Future Law Students

http://www.mblklawfirm.com/mock-trial-scholarship/
Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- April 1st 
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP was founded to provide clients with dependable legal counsel and help them work through family law, personal injury, criminal defense and administrative law matters. Now we are happy to be helping not only our clients but future lawyers as well, with the creation of our annual $500 Mock Trial Scholarship for one deserving incoming freshman.  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: scholarships@dolmanlaw.com

Study.com Scholarship

Study.com is accepting applications for its academic scholarships through April 1, 2015. We hope that you’ll pass along these scholarship opportunities to your students so that they could be awarded between $500 and $1,000 to put towards their education.

Ten scholarships are available that are open to students of varying majors and degree levels. To apply, students just need to complete a short entry form.

More information about our scholarships, eligibility requirements and to apply, students can visit Study.com’s scholarship page:

http://study.com/pages/Academic_Awards_Home.html

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes

We are giving away $50,000 in scholarships to high school and undergraduate students. Now through February 29, 2016, students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college.

Five winners will be randomly drawn on:

June 8, 2015

September 7, 2015

December 7, 2015

March 7, 2016

No purchase or student loan necessary for students to enter or win.  To learn more about our scholarship sweepstakes, visit

Discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html.