Scholarship Information

  • Scholarships are an important part of the financial aid process. It is important to apply for all the scholarships you qualify for. Be mindful of due dates and requirements of scholarships. Also, if a recommendation is needed with your scholarship, make sure to give at least two weeks notice to the person (or people) you ask to write a recommendation. It is also helpful to give a resume to the person making the recommendation. 


    There are many different ways to search for available scholarships: 

    • Colleges/Universities:
      • Make sure to check with the colleges and universities you are applying to for a list of the scholarships they have available. You can check with the admission counselor, the financial aid office, and the college/university website for a list of scholarships. 


    • is a fairly new concept.  Students can earn micro-scholarships from particular colleges for things from earning As to taking a college visit.  Colleges must be partner schools with to provide scholarships.  Students can make an account and see what micro-scholarships they can eran.  Check it out at
    • Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship:
      • You can use the Last-Dollar Scholarship at community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer eligible programs of study.  These are scholarships given for designated high-demand jobs in Iowa.  Students must file FAFSA.  For more information go to