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This is a guide to help you locate other scholarship opportunities.  These scholarships are not administered by Iowa Lakes Community College.  You must contact the listed organization for their scholarship’s information or, if indicated, the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491 or e-mail tcondon@iowalakes.edu

ADAM J. ANDERSON
For persons living in the Spencer area to pursue education and training to become a certified EMS provider. More information may be found at http://www.spencerhospital.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=206&Itemid=115.

ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY FOSTER CARE 
The Opportunity Grant helps pay tuition and other school-related expenses for students who have aged out of Iowa’s foster care system and students adopted after their 16th birthday. For more information on this scholarship visit www.iowacollegeaid.gov

AWS FOUNDATION, INC. 
Numerous scholarship opportunities for students in the field of welding and related joining technologies may be found at www.aws.org/foundation

BARRY M. GOLDWATER
Information may be found at www.act.org/goldwater. Contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 before applying. 

BENNIE B. AND ERNESTINE F. SHINE
For persons living in the Spencer area pursuing an education in a health related field. Applicants must have completed at least one semester. More information may be found at http://www.spencerhospital.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=204&Itemid=115.

BLACK KNIGHT CAR CLUB 
The Black Knight’s Car Club of the Estherville, Iowa, area has developed a scholarship for persons studying in the automotive field. Contact the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 for an application.

BRUCE HJELM MEMORIAL
For students who have completed at least one semester in a welding, mechanics, industrial trades, electricity, renewable energy or agriculture program. Preference may be given to graduates of Clay Central-Everly, Harris-Lake Park, Okoboji or Sioux Central high schools. For more information contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY PHI THETA KAPPA
Scholarship requires a hardcopy application; please contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

Business and Professional Women of Iowa Scholarship
For non-traditional students in need of additional education to reenter the work force. Five $1,000 will be available for those who apply and meet the criteria. Applicants do not need to be BPW members. Contact the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 with questions or for application form.

CashCourse
CashCourse is sponsoring a scholarship essay contest–up to $1,500 in Scholarship money. CashCourse is  looking for students to share their personal finance stories: Decisions made, mistakes they've learned from, and lessons other students can relate to. Starting Sept. 15, students can visit the My Story Contest Page to submit their short essay and the official entry form. We'll select six winners, and prizes. For more information and official rules, visit www.cashcourse.org/my-story. Questions? Contact us at cashcourse@nefe.org. CashCourse is independently funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®).

HOTELS CHEAP SCHOLARSHIP
Hotels Cheap Scholarship is now accepting applications.  As a reminder our scholarships are ongoing, and are offered two times per year.  The next scholarship is open for applications now AT http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship

Console & Hollawell PC
Console & Hollawell PC, a personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania is offering the Console & Hollawell Paralegal Scholarship, open to students attending community colleges, technical schools or business schools in the United States pursuing degrees or certifications in paralegal studies, legal assistant, court reporting or other law-related field.   Please visit page below for more details.  1 $500.00 scholarship will be awarded. http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/2014-paralegal-scholarship

CREATE-A-GREETING-CARD CONTEST
Sponsored by The Gallery Collection, for more information visit www.gallerycollection.com. Enter scholarship in search site field and click go. 

CREATIVE BIOSCIENCE
The Fitness Scholarship is designed to encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle and to help college students learn about healthy eating habits early. A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded once per year, once in January. Creative Bioscience is the industry leader for diet supplements and diet support services. Our business success depends on maintaining a positive brand image and delivering a quality product to the market. The scholarship is awarded to students in health, biology, and medical programs. Deadline: November for January award. http://creativebioscience.com/blog/creative-bioscience-fitness-scholarship/

DEGREEDIRECTORY.ORG 
http://degreedirectory.org/pages/scholarship_home.html

Nursing and Medical Assisting - $500  For students interested in pursuing associate level degrees, diplomas or certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology and others.

Art and Design - $500  For students interested in pursuing associate level degrees related to Art, Computer Aided Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Computer Graphics and others.

Computer Technology and Information Systems - $500  For students interested in pursuing associate level degrees or certificates related to Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Software,Database Technology, Information Security and others.

Online Associate Degree - $500  For full-time or part-time students interested in pursuing any online associate level degree.

DEGREEDUP.ORG
Four $1,250 cash scholarships.
Application: www.degreedup.org/cash-scholarship.html

Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM)
Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM) is a non-profit organization for the educational and support needs of parents of multiples.  DMMOM is offering two (2) scholarships for multiple birth students pursuing enrollment or currently enrolled in a college, university, trade or vocational school.  The award will be $350.00 for the 2014-15 academic year. Additional information and forms can be found at: http://dmmom.bravehost.com/Community.htm

EDUCATIONAL PORTAL.COM

Computer Science
For students who are pursuing computer related academic majors.  For more information visit:
http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees
Undergraduate Academic Award http://education-portal.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html  A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Areas of study that will be considered include Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Sociology with Law/Criminal emphasis, Corrections, Computer Forensics, and Forensic Psychology, among others.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees
Undergraduate Academic Award http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html  A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. 

Architecture and Drafting Degrees
Undergraduate Academic Award http://education-portal.com/pages/Architecture_and_Drafting_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html  A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, or Architectural Engineering. 

Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees
Academic Award http://education-portal.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html  A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program. Available to all part-time or full-time undergraduate students completing an online degree program.

Friends of Kossuth Youth & 4-H
For second college students. Friends of Kossuth Youth & 4-H are offering a Leadership and Citizenship Excellence Award. Available to anyone attending a college or university in Iowa or a boarding state who will be considered a fulltime student next academic year and has completed one year of college. The recipient must be a Kossuth County residence. Further requirements are listed on the application.

HISPANIC FUND
For Hispanic heritage students with U.S. citizenship, minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA and planning to transfer to any U.S. accredited four-year institution.  For more information visit www.hsf.net

HY-VEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
At Hy-Vee, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 1969, we’ve awarded scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students - for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)

For more information go to http://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx. For an application packet contact the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement office at 712-362-4010

IMAGINE AMERICA
Visit www.imagine-america.org for information about the Imagine America Scholarship Programs. 

IOWA PORK PRODUCERS
http://www.iowapork.org/Default.aspx

JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER
Interested students must visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Website at  www.jkcf.org to determine eligibility to apply for this scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not accept applications directly from students; if you feel you meet the eligibility requirements contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 for further help. 

JUDD GRANTS FOR NURSING STUDENTS
For residents of Dickinson County, Iowa, entering or enrolled in an RN, LPN or BSN program.  For an application call Delaine Olson at 712-336-1795. 

KOSSUTH CONNECTIONS
For active high school or post secondary students who are residents of Kossuth County.  Students must be planning to be (or already enrolled in) an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical or post secondary institution full time.  Students must exhibit leadership qualities through involvement with the Youth Committee of Kossuth Connections Coalition and other activities.  For more information contact 515-395-8336 or kossuthconnections@gmail.com.

LATINO UNIDOS
Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc. is very proud to grant college scholarships for Latino/Latina students who will attend Iowa institutions.  For more information, or to download an application, please visit http://www.latinosunidosofiowa.com.

Legacy
Legacy, a national non-profit company dedicated to helping people live longer and healthier through tobacco prevention is offering two $5,000 scholarships. Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in public health, communications, social work, education liberal arts or a related field.   Students interested can link to the website legacyforhealth.org/adams-scholarship.aspx for more information and application.

MARK & COLETTE HEYWOOD 
For Estherville Lincoln Central (Estherville, Iowa) graduates planning to attend Iowa Lakes Community College OR after graduating from Iowa Lakes Community College planning to attend the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa.  Hardcopy application is available at the Institutional Advancement Office, call 712-362-0410. 
Application

NATAS-UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER/FOUNDATION
For high school seniors planning to major in journalism, broadcasting or electronic media at an accredited post secondary education institution.  Grant must be used for tuition and fees.  Contact the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 for more information.

P.E.O. CHAPTER PA
For graduating senior women or women currently enrolled in an institution of higher education who previously graduated from a Dickinson County, Iowa, school district.  For more information and a hardcopy application contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. May apply yearly with an application deadline April 1 each yr. Awards are $500.

PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY (Do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member unless noted)

  • All-USA/Coca-Cola Academic Teams and New Century Scholars
  • All-State Academic Teams
  • Guistwhite Scholarships (Phi Theta Kappa members ONLY)
  • Hites Transfer Scholarships
  • Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarships
  • Lanza Scholarships
  • Phi Theta Kappa Member Scholarships (Phi Theta Kappa members ONLY) 

Deadlines and eligibility criteria vary. For complete details visit http://scholarships.ptk.org. All scholarships above require a nomination process; please contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

Plumberstock
Plumberstock.com is seeking to provide an opportunity to students studying HVAC, Plumbing, and Construction Management.  There is not a large amount of funds for students in these fields as compared to others, and Plumbstock.com wants to fill that gap by offering this scholarship contest to students studying those trades. Program is designed to give students an opportunity that will help them gain experience and build job hunting skills. Scholarship link and application process found at: www.plumbersstock.com/page/scholarship

Providian Medical Scholarship

http://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/

Providian Medical, a  leading company in the sales and service of new and refurbished ultrasound, MRI, and CT medical equipment, is pleased to announce its first annual “Providian Medical Scholarship.” At Providian Medical, we believe that education is key for anyone preparing to enter the workplace and embark on a career. To that end, we hope to play a small part in helping students achieve their educational goals with this bi-annual $500 scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of principles and employees of Providian Medical. The decision of the panel will be based on originality, research, and quality of the essay submitted. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply.

Requirements for entry:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
  • Must be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in “good standing”
  • Must be age 16 or older
  • Must be attending a U.S.-based institution
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Entries must be post marked by June 21st for our Summer Entry Deadline or Jan 15th for our Winter Entry Deadline 

ROBINSON FAMILY COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • The GetinBusiness.com Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    GetinBusiness! is a resource site for entrepreneurs, offering information on how to incorporate and other business start-up tools.  The company offers a scholarship to the student who writes the best short essay on entrepreneurship per the guidelines set forth on www.getinbusiness.com/blog/scholarship  This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.
     
  • The FreeLegalAid.com Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    A scholarship offered to the student who writes the best short essay on access to law per the guidelines set forth on www.freelegalaid.com/scholarship  Free Legal Aid is one of the oldest websites offering completely free legal resources.  This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.
     
  • The MissionVacation.com Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    Mission Vacation is a company focusing on vacation rentals in Mission Beach, San Diego.  A scholarship offered to the student who writes the best short essay on travel per the guidelines set forth on www.MissionVacation.com/scholarship  This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.
     
  • The Techlaw LLP Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    Techlaw LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm, handling trademarks, copyrights and patents.  A scholarship offered to the student who writes the best short essay on intellectual property law per the guidelines set forth on www.TechLawLLP.com/scholarship   This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.

RUTH CORNWALL MEMORIAL STUDENT LOAN FUND
Established to assist persons interested in entering the nursing or an allied health profession.  This fund is designed to be a self-perpetuating loan fund, not a scholarship fund.  It is expected that a recipient repay the loan in a timely fashion.  More information may be found at http://www.spencerhospital.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=205&Itemid=115.

Shane Co. Scholarship - Fashion and Jewelry Design Scholarship
Are you the creative type? Do you strive to make the world around you a better place through design? Have you ever bought clothes or jewelry just so you can take them home and make them into something more your style?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and you are a current or future student wishing to go into fashion or retail, then Shane Co. wants to help you follow your dreams.
http://www.shaneco.com/about/Shane-Co-College-Scholarship.htmx

SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT MARKET ASSOCIATION (SEMA)
For students with a passion for cars and trucks; the specialty-equipment market is looking for you. Visit www.sema.org/scholarships for more information. 

T.E.A.C.H. EARLY CHILDHOOD IOWA
Several opportunities are available to students studying Early Childhood Education or Child Care. Visit www.iowaaeyc.org or call 800-469-2392 for more information. View flyer

TYLENOL
For students who are pursuing health-related studies.  Visit www.tylenol.com/scholarship and use access key TYNL for more information. 

UWIG ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
For students pursuing a career in power engineering with a focus on or major in wind generation.  Emphasis will be placed on GPA and short essay explaining why student is pursuing career related to wind generation.  Visit http://www.uwig.org/scholarshipprogram.html for more information. 

VARSITY TUTORS'
Varsity Tutors' is a private tutoring & test prep service with more than 800 tutors in 10 cities, and they have decided to give back to the community by offering a monthly $1,000 college scholarship to students who plan on or are currently attending a 4-year university.  Prizes are awarded monthly and will be paid directly to the winner's college or university at their time of enrollment. The scholarship program webpage (with more information) can be found here, www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship. Contact info is: 314-252-8768 or scholarship@varsitytutors.com.

VIRAL VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 2010P
The American Lawyer Academy offers up to $25,000 in scholarships to film students or video production enthusiasts that use their talents and creativity to spread a positive safe driving message.  For more information visit www.ViralVideoScholarshipContest.com.

WA-TAN-YE OF ESTHERVILLE, IOWA (PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S SERVICE ORGANIZATION)
For nontraditional students pursuing an education at Iowa Lakes Community College.  For a hardcopy application contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

YOUTH AND FAMILY RESOURCES OF EMMET COUNTY
Youth and Family Resources of Emmet County established two $500 scholarships for students who have completed at least one year of full-time college (or community college) credit with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.  Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5. 

Applicants must show an interest in community service activities and demonstrate a positive character.  Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in Criminal Justice, Sociology/Social Services, Education or related programs of study.  Applicants may be pursuing undergraduate or post-graduate studies.

Applications must be received prior to June 15th and accompanied by a transcript of grades from the previous semester of study.  Scholarships will be awarded by September 1st.  Applications should be sent to:  Scholarship Selection Committee, Youth and Family Services Board of Directors, Attn:  Jen Sievert,  P.O. Box 515, Estherville, Iowa  51334 or emailed to jen.sievert@yfrs.orgApplication

 

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