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Application available for 9th-12th grade, but awards not given until verification of achievements at the end of senior year

Amount: Each college/university that participates offers different awards for different achievements.

Deadline: Varies by college/university

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Students who age out of Iowa's foster care system, age out of the Iowa State Training School, or who are adopted from foster care after the age of 16 may qualify for the All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant program. This grant can be used for any college expenses including tuition, fees, books and supplies, dorms and off-campus housing, meal plans, transportation, and personal living expenses.  For the application and more information, click here

Amount: Up to $9,000 each year

Deadline: Application available Jan. 1st through Dec. 1st each year

Scholarship:  Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship



·        High school senior that is working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment in or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son and or daughter of a full, regular or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2017.

·        Must be enrolling in college for the first time and be planning to attend an accredited two year school being that they will then further their schooling at a four year school to obtain their bachelors degree.

·         Must take the ACT.

·      Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Application 





Amount:  $1000


Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Scholarship:  Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship



·        Enrolled full-time as a high school senior in Iowa.

·        Must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa (May start at a 2 year institution and transfer to U of              Iowa).

·        Critical financial need (preferable $50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family).

·        Minimum GPA of 2.0

·        United States citizen.

·        Involvement in co-curricular & community service activities.

·        Apply on-line at:



Amount:  $2500-$20,000


Deadline:  October 25, 2018

Scholarship:  Elks National Foundation-Legacy Awards



·        Must be a senior high school student.

·        Must be a child or grandchild of a living Elk.

·        Must have taken ACT or SAT by December 31, 2018.

·        Elks National Scholarship Application



Amount:  $1,000


Deadline:  February 1, 2019

Scholarship:  Iowa State Univ. – Christina Hixson Awards



·        Plan to attend Iowa State University.

·        Students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship.

·        Possess the potential to succeed.

·        Demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA.

·        Must be a resident of Iowa.

·        Applications available online at Christina Hixson Application



Amount:  Half tuition to ISU.


Deadline:  December 15, 2018

Scholarship:  B. Davis Scholarship



  • Be a high school Junior or Senior
  • Submit a 1000 word essay on; 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. 
  • B. Davis Scholarship application



Amount:  $1,000


Deadline:  May 24, 2019


Scholarship: Iowa School of  Beauty



  • Be a graduating senior.
  • Complete an enrollment application.
  • Complete an interview at Iowa School of Beauty.



One $2,500 scholarships per high school for cosmetology, massage therapy, and esthetics.


Deadline: TBD

Scholarship: Hagan Scholarship


· ACT score of 23 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

· File the FAFSA and have an EFC of $7,500 or less

· Have a part time job amounting to 240 hours or more in the 12 months leading up to college entrance 

· Plan to attend an eligible four year college/university

Amount: $1,000 to $40,000 per year

Deadline: November 15, 2018


  Hagan Scholarship Application

Scholarship:  Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship



  • Be of the Protestant faith.
  • A resident of Iowa.
  • Plan to attend Univ. of Iowa.


Amount:  $800


Deadline:  May 1, 2019

 Pearl Hull Falk App 2018

Iowa School Counselor Association High School Senior Scholarship 

  • For 12th grade students attending a high school in Iowa
  • Applicants must submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career.
  • Applications are due January 4, 2019
  • The winner will be announced during National School Counseling Week.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Applications must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale (high school/home schooled seniors).
  • Must enroll for Fall 2019 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.
  • Flavorful Futures application

Due: February 15, 2019

Scholarship:  Key Cooperative Community Scholarship



  • Parent or Guardian must be a Class A or Class B member of Key Cooperative.
  • Be a high school senior who will be graduating in 2014.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.65.
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Major course of study in an agricultural or ag-business field, information systems, accounting, auto/truck repair, carpentry or masonry construction.
  • Key Coop application


Amount:  $1,000


Deadline:  March 29, 2019




  • is offering two $1,500 scholarships to two students attending an accredited U.S. college or university and caring for a loved one.

We're looking for a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
  • application






Amount:  $1500


Deadline:  December 31, 2018


New Century FS Scholarship


This scholarship program is meant to encourage area students to prepare for a career in agriculture or agribusiness and to provide college financial assistance to dependents of New Century employees or customers.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be active or seeking membership in local agriculture groups, including membership in his/her local FFA chapter or 4-H
  • Be a dependent of a New Century FS customer, member, or employee
  • Provide transcripts proving a satisfactory GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Recipient agrees to attend a New Century FS Board Meeting or company sponsored event
  • New Century Web Page

Amount: $1500


Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019


Scholarship:  Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education



  • Committed to pursuing automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting or business administration.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university.
  • IADF Application


Amount:  15 $2,000 scholarships.


Deadline:  March 1, 2019

Scholarship:  Iowa Financial Know How



  • The Senior Scholarship is a no-purchase-required scholarship open to legal U.S. residents, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college, who:
  • Are seniors at an Iowa high school during the current school year.
  • Attend college the fall following the registration dates.
  • To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
  • Register online Oct. 22, 2018–Feb. 22, 2019.
  • Complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related online assessment created by Iowa Student Loan.
  • The three online components take a total of about one hour for students to complete. The 30 seniors who score highest on the assessment* will receive a $2,000 scholarship sent directly to their colleges the following fall.
  • * If a tiebreaker is necessary, students with tied scores will be asked to complete and submit a separate component.
  •  Iowa Financial Know How Link


Amount:  $2,000


Deadline:  February 22, 2019


Scholarship:  First Friday Breakfast Club



  • Be an Iowa high school senior and plan to pursue post-secondary education.
  • Have participated in efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues in his or her school or community.
  • Applications at



Amount:  $3,000

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

Scholarship:  Des Moines Women’s Club



  • Be a high school senior in Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, or Warren County.
  • Scholarships are awarded in the categories of Art, Literature, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Drama, Dance and Special Education, STEM.
  • Apply on-line at


Amount:  $1,000-$2,000 each


Deadline:  Throughout the month of January

Scholarship:  Pureland Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship



Requirements:  A typed one-page essay about:

  • How your chosen trade or field is important in today’s society, and
  • Why this is the trade you want to be in 
  • High school transcript or GED
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  • A completed application :

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Scholarship:  Des Moines Officials Association Scholarship



  • Must be a senior at a high school within Polk, Dallas, Boone, Story, Jasper, Marion, Warren or Madison counties.
  • Participate in football or basketball for at least their senior season.  Should exhibit characteristics of leadership and sportsmanship.
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application. ( A copy of your transcript must accompany your application.)
  • Student shall be of outstanding character, be a total team player, demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship during their career, be a leader on and off the field/floor, and serve as a role model for all students in their high school.
  • Application must have two letters of reference.  These letters can come from any coach, school administrator, or faculty member.
  • Student must attach a 150-300 word essay of their understanding of what it takes to exemplify good sportsmanship and be a leader. 
  • Must have applied at a qualified post secondary educational institution for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 Dmoa Scholarship Application Form

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  May 1, 2019


Scholarship:  Iowa Engineering Society Chapter



  • Be a high school senior.
  • Must be an Iowa resident.
  • Average GPA of at least 3.0 for 10th & 11th grade.
  • ACT composite test score of at least 24.
  • Intend to enter the engineering program at either University of Iowa or Iowa State University.

 2018 2019 Pre Application Form

Amount:  $500 with possible match from ISU or U of I.


Deadline:  February 12, 2019

Scholarship: Dollars For Scholars


 NHS senior planning to attend an accredited vocational/technical, two

or four year college or university.

 Apply at: Dollars for Scholars

Dollars For Scholars Tip Sheet 2019

Amount: $500 - $1,000

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Scholarship:  Elevate Iowa



  • High school senior
  • Plan to study a manufacturing career at one of Iowa’s 15 community colleges.
  • Apply at:Elevate Iowa



Amount: 15 $500 scholarships


Deadline:  March 1, 2019

Scholarship:  Meredith Caves Scholarship



  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be planning to attend a college, university or vocational school.
  • Must complete a 500 word narrative describing what working with special needs students has meant to you and what you have learned from this experience.


 Meredith Caves Scholarship 2019


Amount:  $250


Deadline:  March 25, 2019



Scholarship:  DMACC Foundation



  • Plan to attend DMACC fall 2019.
  • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
  • Apply on-line at: DMACC Foundation




Amount:  Various


Deadline:  March 1, 2019



Scholarship:  Cardinal Commitment



  • Must be a 2019 graduating senior from Newton High School
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student fall of 2019
  • Must complete a typed application and essay


 Cardinal Commitment Scholarship 2019

Amount:  Amount will vary


Deadline:  April 1,2019


Scholarship:  Thombert Inc.  Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship



  • Must be a graduating senior in the spring of 2019 from NHS.
  • Been accepted to a 2 or 4 year accredited university of community college.
  • Plan to pursue a degree in engineering, industrial technology, tool and die, machining or industrial maintenance. 

 2019 Thombert Scholarship Application

Amount:  (2) $500


Deadline:  April 15, 2019


Scholarship:  Cardinal Memorial Scholarship



Scholarship requirements:

1. Must be a graduating senior from Newton High School

2. Must be ranked in the top half of the graduating class

3. Must be planning to attend a two or four year school

4. Must complete a narrative describing their lasting Cardinal Legacy.  This must EXCLUDE sports and activities.


 Cardinal Memorial Scholarship 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 12, 2019


Scholarship:  Princess Scholarship



  • Newton High School senior graduating in the spring of  2019.
  • Must be ranked in the top half of your graduating class.
  • Must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year school.
  • Must complete a narrative of 200 words or less describing which PBIS characteristic you best emulate.

 Princess Scholarship Application 2019

Amount:  $500

  Deadline:  April 12 , 2019                                    

Scholarship:  Skiff  Medical Center Auxiliary



  • Student pursuing an education in nursing and other health-related careers.
  • Must live in Jasper County or the area served by Skiff Medical Center.

 2019 Auxiliary Scholarship Application

Application Procedure Skiff Auxiliary 2019

2019 Scholarship Cover Sheet 2019

Amount:   Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.


Deadline:  March 28, 2019                                 

Scholarship:  Amy Doerring Above and Beyond Scholarship



Scholarship requirements:

1. Must be a graduating senior from Newton High School

2. Must show an interest in their community and volunteerism

3. Must complete the essay requirements in 500 words or less

4. Must submit two letters of reference.


 Amy Doerring Above And Beyond Scholarship 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 12, 2019



Scholarship:  Michael White Memorial Scholarship



  • Must be a graduating senior in the spring of  2019 from NHS or WEST Academy.
  • Must be going into special education of a related field of study or with special needs children.

 Michael White Memorial App 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 12, 2019


Scholarship:  Trenton Brady Memorial Scholarship



  • Must be a graduating senior from Newton High School.
  • Must be planning to attend a two year community college, four year college/university, or academy (such as police academy, etc). 
  • Must complete a narrative describing your future plans and how your character and work ethic will impact this profession.


This foundations goal is to provide a monetary source of scholarships (amount varies) to a Newton senior graduating in the spring of 2019 pursuing an education in criminal justice / law enforcement, or fire and emergency services.


 Trenton Brady Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  TBD


Due: April 15, 2019

Scholarship:  Golden K Kiwanis



  • High school senior.
  • Plan to attend a vocational/technical or 2 year college.
  • For average students, not necessarily straight ‘A’ students.

Golden K Kiwanis App

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 12, 2019


Scholarship: Delta Kappa Gamma, Zeta Chapter



  • Female high school senior in Jasper County
  • Plan to major in elementary or secondary education.

 Delta Kappa Gamma 2019

Amount:  $300


Deadline:  April 10, 2019

Objective: To provide a monetary source of $1,000 to a Newton senior, graduating in the spring of 2019.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Newton High School
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be planning to attend a two or four year school
  • Must complete a narrative describing their character.

 Clemon Maki Scholarship 2019

Due: April 12, 2019

Scholarship:  KB Memorial Scholarship



  • Be a high school senior.
  • Been involved in playing golf.
  • Turn in applications to the career center at NHS.


 Kb Memorial Golf Scholarship

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 19, 2019                           

Scholarship:  William Power Charitable Trust



  • Seniors in Jasper County high schools.
  • Have filed for FAFSA.
  • Based not primarily upon academic excellence, but upon need for scholarship.

 William Power Charitable Trust Application

Amount:  To be determined.


Deadline:  May 31, 2019

Scholarship:  Larry & Peney Stewart Golf Scholarship



  • Be a senior male or female member of the golf team.
  • Write a short autobiography describing your interests, hobbies, activities and your future educational goals.
  • Write a short essay on “How Golf Has Influenced My Life”.

 Larry Peney Stewart Golf Scholarship 2019

Amount:  1 male at $500, 1 female at $500


Deadline:  April 30, 2019

Scholarship:  Iowa Speedway Cares



  • Must be a graduating senior from Newton High School.
  • Must be planning to attend a college, university or trade school in Iowa.
  • Must be planning to major in a STEM field (Science, technology, engineering or math).
  • Scholarship is awarded after the completion of a successful first semester.


 Iowa Speedway Cares Scholarship Form 2019

Amount:  $1000


Deadline:  April 19, 2019


Scholarship:  TPI Iowa Student Scholarship



  • Must be a graduating senior in 2019 from NHS.
  • Applicants must be accepted to an accredited two or four year college, university, or community college.
  •  Students must be preparing to study in a community focused career. Examples of Community careers would be in Education, Nursing, Medical Fields, Social Services, Mental Health, etc…

 Tpi Iowa Student Scholarship Application 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 24, 2019



Scholarship:  TPI Associate Scholarship



  • Available to students of full time TPI associates.
  • Must be planning to graduate from NHS is the spring of 2019.
  •  Must be accepted to an accredited two or four year college or university.

 Tpi Associate Student Scholarship Application

Amount:  $1000


Deadline:  April 24, 2019

Scholarship:  NCEA (Newton Community Education Association)



  • NHS senior.
  • Pursue a career in education.
  • Applications must be typed

 Ncea Scholarship Application 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 12, 2019

Scholarship:  Newton Elks Lodge



  • NHS senior.
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT.

 Elks Scholarship 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 26, 2019                           

Scholarship:  American Legion Post 111



  • Newton High School senior.
  • Pursue a post secondary education that provides a 2 or 4 year college program or vocational training including area colleges.

 American Legion Scholarship Application 2019

Amount:  $500


Deadline:  April 1, 2019                                       

Scholarship:  Kellogg American Legion



  • Be a senior at NHS.
  • Have taken the SAT or ACT.

 The Kellogg American Legion Scholarship 2019

Amount:  Five $300 scholarships.


Deadline:  May 1, 2019                     

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