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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

Numerous scholarship opportunities for students in the field of welding and related joining technologies may be found at

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

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.

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. 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 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, 2015 DEADLINE.

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.

Sponsored by The Gallery Collection, for more information visit Enter scholarship in search site field and click go. 

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.


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.

Four $1,250 cash scholarships.


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.

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, 2015. 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.


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

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

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 for more information and application.

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, 2015. Go to for more information and application.

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. 

Plumberstock 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 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: More info found at:

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 


  • The 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  This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.
  • The Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    A scholarship offered to the student who writes the best short essay on access to law per the guidelines set forth on  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 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  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   This scholarship requires an easy application form submitted through email.  See the website for details.

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

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.

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

For students who are pursuing health-related studies.  Visit and use access key TYNL for more information. 

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

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

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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