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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

For persons living in the Spencer area to pursue education and training to become a certified EMS provider. More information may be found at

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

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS) 
All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS) is a state-funded scholarship program for students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need.  The 2016-17 maximum award is $8,118.  Priority for applicants who: participated in certain  federal TRIO programs, graduated from alternative high schools or alternative high school programs, participated in a Feral GEAR UP Grant program in Iowa.  To apply or for further questions visit:  Must complete FAFSA and application by March 1. 

Avomeen is an independent analytical and chemical testing laboratory. Their chemist specializes in analyzing and developing both consumer and industrial products. The Avomeen scholarship program is part of Avomeen’s effort to help those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray the costs of obtaining their science education. Requirements include: current college student pursuing a career in science, completed application.  For scholarship application and further information click on the following link.  This annual scholarship opens every year between April 1 –August 1.

Information may be found at Contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 before applying. 

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

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. 

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. Four $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. If you wish to receive the forms and info supplies electronically, send your email information to Deadline is March 23, 2016.

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 Questions? Contact us at CashCourse is independently funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®).

CDI – Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship
CDI is partnering with local soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships.  Iowa High School Class of 2015 Students pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship.  Preference will be given to students pursing programs of study in conservation.  The scholarship must be used for the student’s first year of college education. Several scholarships awarded with the top scholarship of $4,000.   Application available at JANUARY 30, 2016 DEADLINE.

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship
Iowa Student Loan is offering two $1000 Come 2 Iowa Scholarship available to high school seniors in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who will attend an Iowa College in fall 2016. Register and rules available at between Feb 15 and May 13, 2016. You will also receive important college planning tips via email during registration period. Questions? Email


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.

The Des Moines Chapter of the Mothers of Multiples Organization
The Des Moines Chapter of the Mothers of Multiples organization is sponsoring one $500 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year for Iowa's multiple birth students pursuing enrollment or currently enrolled in a college, university, trade or vocational school. Information can be found on our web site  Any questions can be directed to Deadline is April 1, 2016.


Computer Science
For students who are pursuing computer related academic majors.  For more information visit:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees
Undergraduate Academic Award  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  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  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  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.

Good Samaritan Society- Jackson Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program
Minnesota Department of Human Services has expanded the DHS Nursing Facility Scholarship Program for participating  nursing facilities in Minnesota.  The scholarship covers ALL eligible expenses related to the education at 100%.  To find out more about this and other outstanding opportunities  from the Good Samaritan Society please contact Barb Bluem or Daren Rife at 507-847-3100 or go to

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

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

Hy-Vee Foundation will award 40- $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree. Qualified students are eligible to apply every year. Program guidelines and application form available on under company info.  Please note the eligibility requirements. Deadline February 10. Flyer

Visit for information about the Imagine America Scholarship Programs.

International Association of Arson Investigators 
Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship

In 1997, the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators established the R.C. Hentges Scholarship Program in honor of Reynold C. Hentges, the 1st President and Life Member on the Iowa Chapter when it was reorganized in 1993. 

Each year, the Chapter selects up to two individuals to receive a onetime $500 scholarship. The scholarship award is disbursed as follows: $250 for fall semester and $250 for spring semester. Award checks will be made payable to the recipient and the school the recipient is attending. 

Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and have been accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school within the State of Iowa. Applicants must be majoring in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.   Visit for information and application. Deadline is June 30.


Scholarships are available for students planning on transferring to Iowa State University after completion of studies at Iowa Lakes Community College.  Please visit their Financial Aid Website (
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has an online scholarship application called FinAidScholar.  The FinAidScholar application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.
For instructions on completing the application contact Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement office 712-362-4410 or  Iowa State University Financial Aid office. You can email their  office at or call 515.294.5627.

Iowa Student Loan offers $2,000 scholarships for 30 Iowa high school seniors through the Iowa financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship. Registration is open now at:

Interested students must visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Website at 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. 

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. 

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

The 2015 Licensed Nurse Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship awarded to a nursing student. Applicants must be college students pursuing a degree or certification as a nurse. High school seniors are also eligible if they plan to pursue studies in these fields, and will be at least 18 years of age by the date of scholarship deadline. The application deadline is March 1. Go to for more information and application. a resume-building and career development website will be awarding three students $1,500 scholarships.  Eligible students are all full-time college or university students currently enrolled, or scheduled to be enrolled during the quarter/semester when the scholarship will be awarded. Students interest should visit the webpage for complete instructions and application.  Deadline is February 23, 2016.

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. 

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 Scholarship
A local P.E.O. Chapter PA Scholarship has been established to benefit area women in the pursuit of their higher education.

The local chapter, PA, was established in 2005 and offers this scholarship opportunity to a graduating high school senior woman or a woman currently enrolled in an institution of higher education who previously graduated from a Dickinson County school district.  Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their current school.  High consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating positive character and a commitment to community service.  Applicants should indicate in their personal summary any honors, special recognitions and extracurricular involvement they have had while attending school.  Applicants may reapply yearly. For an application click here.

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 All scholarships above require a nomination process; please contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

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.

The Roy J Carver Scholarship Program is funded by the Carver Charitable Trust in memory of Roy J Carver who achieved success through his own  initiative and hard work.   Scholarships are awarded to students with great potential and promise, who work hard to make ends meet, or who are faced with debilitating circumstances in their lives.  Twenty Scholarships are available to Iowa State University students who will start their junior year fall semester.   Deadline for completing the application is April 1, 2016.   to complete the application go to or call Iowa State University Office of Student Financial aid 515-294-5627

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

Shopko Teammate and Family Members Scholarship Program
The Shopko Foundation offers Scholarships up to $2,500 per academic year.  Open to full-time or part –time Shopko teammates and their dependent children.  For more information or to complete an application  click

For students with a passion for cars and trucks; the specialty-equipment market is looking for you. Visit for more information. 

Several opportunities are available to students studying Early Childhood Education or Child Care. Visit or call 800-469-2392 for more information. View flyer

Transfer Times $6000 Scholarship
Who can apply: current students enrolled in a two-year school in the Transfer Times distribution area (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
Description: Transfer Times awards two $6000 scholarships per academic year to a two-year student who is transferring to a four-year school that advertises in Transfer Times. Winners are selected at random. See online entry form for complete contest rules. 
Deadlines: Fall Contest - December 1; Spring Contest - May 1
For more information contact:

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 for more information. 

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, Contact info is: 314-252-8768 or

For nontraditional students pursuing an education at Iowa Lakes Community College.  For a hardcopy application contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410. 

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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