Scholarships for Iowa Residents

From the glowing skyline of Des Moines to the rolling, grassy prairies, there’s a lot of things to love about living in Iowa. Want another? Iowa residents may be eligible for a number of college scholarships simply by living in the Hawkeye State. Many of the available scholarships are funded by the state of Iowa and the federal government, including the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarships, the Iowa Tuition Grants, the Robert D. Blue Scholarship and the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Others are provided by individual universities, such as Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College. Depending on which scholarship they apply for, students may be required to meet a minimum grade point average, demonstrate a certain level of financial need, write an application essay or display exceptional academic achievement. To learn more about scholarships for Iowa residents, read on.

Showing 1-20 of 36 scholarships
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  • 9,010
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Ages 18-23|
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All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant is awarded to individuals from Iowa who are out of court-ordered foster care and custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Juvenile Court Services, Iowa state training school. The scholarship provides up to $9,010 funds that can be used for college expenses.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • School (College): Attend a |State Community College|
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The grant provides financial support to students of Iowa who are planning to enroll at an Iowa community college with at least 3 credit hours in a qualified program of study (of at least a 15-week duration).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000
  • 10 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship is given to high school senior who has participated actively in the past or present Iowa State Fair. The scholarship provides a $5,000 fund yearly.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-10-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • School (College): Attend a |State College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to current high school seniors or college students who exhibit an outstanding character and are planning to Attend or plan to attend an Iowa college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Bill and Hilda Macomber and Alta Kahl Scholarship Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Buffalo, IA|Blue Grass, IA|Walcott, IA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Technical School|State College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors of Buffalo, Blue Grass or Walcott Iowa who are planning to enroll full-time in a college, university or technical school in Iowa.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship Sponsored by MGMA Midwest Section American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|Iowa|Minnesota|Nebraska|North Dakota|South Dakota|Wisconsin|Michigan|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|
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This scholarship is available to students residing in MGMA Midwest section states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Kappa Delta Phi The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|Iowa|Arizona|California|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|Florida|Missouri|Kentucky|
  • Major: Study |Occupational Therapy|
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Offered by American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), the scholarship provides financial assistance to full-time students currently enrolled in accredited or developing occupational therapy programs. Priority is given to residents of AZ, CA, FL, IA, IN, KY, MO, OH.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • Jul-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • Major: Study |Cosmetology|Barbering|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant is provided to students with the greatest financial need. The scholarship gives a maximum of $1,200 annually. The applicant whose in their first year of study in a participating Iowa barber and cosmetology colleges is given priority.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 250
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|Nebraska|South Dakota|
  • School (K-12): |West Monona High School, Onawa, IA|Kingsley-Pierson Community School, Kingsley, IA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|
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Duane & Shirley Hiller Student-Athlete Scholarship is $250 non-renewable fund given to graduating seniors at West Monona High School or Kingsley-Pierson High School. The scholarship aims to support student-athletes who want to pursue a post-secondary education. The program was established in 2009 by Duane and Shirley' s friends through the Siouxland Community Foundation.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 6,000
  • 1 award
  • Jul-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Private|
  • School (College): Attend a |State College or University|
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The grant provides financial assistance to undergraduate students of Iowa who are enrolled at an eligible Iowa private college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 8,118
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|High school graduate|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who demonstrated academic achievement in high school and financial need. Applicants must be an Iowa resident and planning or attending an eligible Iowa college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Kruse Scholarship Heartland Foundation
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Andrew, MO|Atchison, MO|Buchanan, MO|Caldwell, MO|Carroll, MO|Clay, MO|Clinton, MO|Daviess, MO|Gentry, MO|Grundy, MO|Harrison, MO|Holt, MO|Livingston, MO|Mercer, MO|Nodaway, MO|Platte, MO|Worth, MO|Decatur, IA|Fremont, IA|Page, IA|Ringgold, IA|Taylor, IA|Atchison, KS|Brown, KS|Doniphan, KS|Nemaha, KS|Nemaha, NE|Richardson, NE|
  • Major: Study |Early Childhood|Educational Leadership|Healthcare Administration|Nonprofit Management|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|First-year graduate student|
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Funded by Mosaic Life Care and managed by Heartland Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to first-year graduate students who are permanent residents or originate from one of the counties within the specified Mosaic Life Care service region studying fields that will lead to improving the quality of life for the residents of this region. The area of study includes, but not limited to Health Care Administration, Early Childhood Development, Not-For-Profit Management, and Educational Leadership.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Walter and Anna Soneson Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 3,000 - 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|Minnesota|Wisconsin|Michigan|Duluth, MN|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Illinois|
  • Religion: |Baptist|Lutheran|Methodist|Protestant|Congregationalist|
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The Walter and Anna Soneson Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from Duluth public high school. Applicants must be resident of the City of Duluth for at least three years
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Dave Slater Environmental and Conservation Scholarship Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Scott, IA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating students or have graduated in the last two years, from a high school in Scott County, Iowa. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Conservation or Environmental Science at any educational institution in Iowa. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The PHD Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|Nebraska|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Missouri|
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The scholarship supports students who are planning to study journalism, computer science, or electronic engineering who are a resident of ARRL Midwest Division (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and state of Nebraska). Applicants must have a license of any active Amateur Radio License Class.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details John R. Kiley Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school graduate|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit students enrolled or planning to enroll as a college student working toward the completion of a Bachelors Degree in any subject. Students residing in Iowa will be eligible to attend any university or college in or out of the state of Iowa. Students residing in Illinois will be eligible to attend a university or college in Iowa only.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details MWRC High School Scholarship Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) - Midwestern Region
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Iowa|Minnesota|Nebraska|North Dakota|South Dakota|Wisconsin|Michigan|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|Kansas|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Korean|Korean-American|
background
Midwestern Regional Chapter High School Scholarship is offered to full-time high school students school year. The scholarship is granted based on achievement and not on financial need. Applicants of this scholarship must be enrolled at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Clinton, IA|Cedar, IA|Johnson, IA|Muscatine, IA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Scott, IA|Jackson, IA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to the outstanding students of Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Cedar, Johnson, or Muscatine Iowa who are planning to pursue an Associate's or bachelor's degree in a construction-related course of study at a college or university.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 6,658
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|
  • Military: |Iowa Army Servicemember|Iowa Air National Guard|
  • School (College): |Eligible College or University|
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Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant (NGEAP) is given to Iowa National Guard Members who are pursuing a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa college or university. The scholarship provides a 100% amount of the average regent tuition rate. The applicant must be an Iowa resident.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Merfeld Family Foundation Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 3 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|Southern California|
  • Disability: |Child of parent with ALS|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
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This scholarship was established by Greg Merfeld on February 9, 2011, at Ventura County Community Foundation to benefit college students whose parents have been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrigs disease. The Merfeld Family Foundation Scholarship Fund at VCCF is a national award with preference given to students in Southern California and Merfelds native Iowa.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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