Outside Scholarship Links & Info:

Local Banks and Credit Unions:

Dupaco Community Credit Union - https://www.dupaco.com/community/scholarships.html
DuTrac Community Credit Union - https://www.dutrac.org/dutrac-community-credit-union-scholarship-program/

Private Loan Lenders:

ISL Education Lending - http://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships-and-programs/senior-scholarship.aspx

Sallie Mae - https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/

Discover Student Loans - https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html

College Ave Student Loans - www.CollegeAveStudentLoans.com

Wendt Center for Character Education - http://www.dbq.edu/Wendt/

Complete Guide to Schlarships for College Students


College Ave's Monthly Scholarship ($1000 a Month) - You can enter every month, even if you already won.


Aviation Scholarships:

RAA Scholarship Foundation - Aviation

The Board of Directors of the Regional Airline Association, the industry trade association representing North American regional airlines, on May 7 ratified the establishment of the RAA Scholarship Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to support RAA's scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in aviation.
RAA awards $16,000-$20,000 in scholarships annually to students in collegiate aviation programs. In 2018, RAA awarded four, $4,000 scholarships.

For more information and application for this scholarship please go out to https://www.raa.org/raa-establishes-scholarship-foundation/

Flight Students: Mid-Continent Instruments & Avionics

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics offers the annual "Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians" to graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing their professional aviation technical education. A selected applicant will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship to be used towards their education.

Scholarship Page: https://www.mcico.com/resources/scholarships/pat-napolitano-memorial-scholarship

The Collegiate Aviation Scholarship Catalog



International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA)

Contact: isa21.org/scholarship/

Usual Deadline: December 10
Amount(s) Awarded: (2) $5,000

ISA+21 awards a minimum of two Scholarships of $5000 each year to aspiring female airline pilots, to be used towards an advanced flight training program.

Scholarship Criteria
Applicants must: Be enrolled in an advanced flight training program; or Have completed abinitio flight training; In pursuit of a career as an airline pilot, and Hold a current first class aviation medical certificate.

Healthcare Scholarships:

Available Scholarships for Nursing Students

There are many nursing scholarships available, some of which are tailored to students' personal experiences and interests. Religious organizations, small businesses, large corporations, and public and private organizations all offer aid that can assist with tuition, books, residency or other education-related needs. The following scholarships are applicable to nursing students and those going into caregiving.

For more information please check out the website at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/scholarships/

IHERF Healthcare Career Scholarship

The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) is proud to support the Health Care Careers Scholarship program. Available through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), an IHA subsidiary, these scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for a maximum of two years) each have supported higher education for more than 450 Iowa college students. In 2018, we expanded our scholarship awards to 50 recipients and we will continue to award 50 scholarship awards. IHERF has supported higher education for more than 450 Iowa college students.

All applications will be submitted online at the IHERF scholarship website www.iowahospitalscholarships.org

Physician Assistant Scholarship

It can be challenging to find ways to pay for your Physician Assistant degree. Scholarships can be a great way to cover some or all of your tuition costs as you dedicate your time to completing your PA program. To make your search for opportunities easier, we have put together a list of over 60 scholarships that physician assistants are eligible for. We have included only scholarships specifically meant for physician assistant students or sometimes for a few other kinds of healthcare workers, so that you can find opportunities meant for you. We have also included scholarships on both statewide and national levels.

For More Information: https://onlinepadegrees.com/scholarships


Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids) Earn & Learn Program

Gain experience for your nursing career at Mercy Medical Center and let Mercy help pay for your education!

- Educational Assistance up to $26,000 (w/18-month post graduate commitment),

- Additional Sign-On Bonus (When you increase your commitment to 24 months),

-$15.25/hr. (While obtaining Nursing Degree)!

For more information visit www.mercycare.org/UD or contact Nicole Jaeger at njaeger@mercycare.org

701 10th St. SE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 | Ph:319.398.6151


Adora S. Jones Ministerial Scholarship

*Opens April, 3 2023*

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be preparing for the ministry within one of the following affiliations: Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, or Congregational Churches.
  • Be a resident of or have previously resided in the state of Iowa.
  • Plan to attend full-time an accredited college or university located in the United States.
  • Must be enrolled full-time.

Eligible applicants can apply at: csascholars.org/adorajones

Deadline: all documents must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on June 1, 2023.


Two NEW Scholarships Available for Veterans

The Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families and the

TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship.

Both scholarships are awarded in the Spring and Fall semesters in the amount of $1,000.

Applications for the Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families are due by July 31st of each year for the following Fall Semester and by December 31st for the following Spring Semester.

Applications for the TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship are due by July 31st of each year for the following Fall Semester and by November 30th for the following Spring Semester.

To learn more about the scholarship criteria, please visit the links below. If possible, links and information about these scholarships may be placed on the school web page listing or linking the outside scholarships available to your students.



Hill & Ponton Veterans Scholarship

Joining the armed forces and serving your country is the ultimate sacrifice, so the team at Hill and Ponton are proud to give back to our nation's veterans. We are now offering four $1,000 scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans.

Our veterans' scholarship program provides financial assistance to former U.S. military personnel pursuing higher education. Former members of the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, and Coast Guard are eligible for this assistance program following honorable discharge. Through this scholarship fund, we hope that former military members can pursue education programs and reach their goals.

How to apply:


  • Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans
  • Applicants must provide their personal information and a statement of 300 words or fewer on how the applicant plans to use his or her education toward helping veterans
  • We verify service and character of discharge with a DD-214
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to the school (Applicant's should have attended/or already be attending school


Available Scholarships for Psychology Students

A great source for obtaining scholarships are colleges themselves, which can provide their students with direct assistance and link them to financial aid sources. Colleges are definitely not the only place to look, however, as there are many other sources for psychology scholarships, grants and other financial assistance. Here are some current scholarships available to psychology students.

For more information please check out the website at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/psychology-programs/scholarships/

Available Scholarships for Teaching and Education Students

There are many scholarships available for students in education. Students should look at all of their options to find the opportunities that best fit their background, accomplishments and specific area of study within the education field.

For more information please check out the website at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/education-and-teaching-programs/scholarships/

Custody X Change Scholarship

The Custody X Change Giving Program awards three scholarships to single parents each year. Our redesigned program now awards three students annually, one in the spring, one in the summer, and one in the fall. And, it does so each and every year. Additional information: https://www.custodyxchange.com/scholarships/

The May Firm

At The May Firm, we understand the importance of an education. Our goal is to provide students with assistance in obtaining a higher education and taking some of the financial burden off of hard working students.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 15th and January 15th of each year.

Additional Information: http://www.mayfirm.com/scholarship/

Legal Studies Scholarship

Emery Reddy is proud to announce its second annual round of scholarships. Each year we partner with select undergraduate and graduate programs to offer financial assistance to students with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field.

Click on this link to receive more information on this scholarship and for deadlines.


Extreme Terrain Student Scholarship

Extreme Terrain is offering two $3,000 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the Spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.

Scholarship Page: http://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: June 15 and October 15

CareerFitter's 19th Annual Scholarship

Our scholarship fund was founded in 2003 and we have awarded 22 winners during this time.

We are trusted by universities, career coaches and companies around the world, and have helped hundreds of students find direction in choosing a well-fitting career path.

We understand the overwhelming number of career opportunities available to students and how difficult this can be to navigate. CareerFitter has tailored its career assessment tool to examine multiple factors of the person to ensure a range of considerations is made to find an appropriate career.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. A specific major is not required for this award, but the applicant should have above a 2.4 Grade Point Average.

For More Details: https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

ISL Education Lending offers 50 scholarships of $1,000 each that are not dependent on GPA, test scores or financial need. Iowa high school seniors who plan to attend college next fall only need to:

Scholarships will be awarded through periodic random drawings of eligible entries.

Complete rules, eligibility and information are available online. Students should direct questions to scholarship@studentloan.org.

IA Business and Professional Women Foundation

The Iowa Business and Professional Women Foundation is pleased to announce we will award four educational scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants will be eligible for one of four $1,000.00 scholarships if they fulfill the following criteria. The awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting on April 22, 2023. Your assistance is greatly appreciated in promoting this scholarship opportunity to qualified and deserving students.



  • Is a United States citizen.
  • Wants/needs to reenter the workforce but needs additional education.
  • Wants to start or resume a college education. Graduated high school five (5) or more years ago (2018 or before).
  • Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals

Applicant must*:

  • Complete the formal application in its entirety by Monday, March 20. Forms are available at https://www.bpw-iowa.org/bpw-iowa-foundation-scholarship
  • Submit one-page personal statement. (Please include your name on document.)
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts from an accredited institution of higher learning. (Transcripts if stamped "Issued to Student" are acceptable.)
  • Submit three letters of reference (on letterhead) from non-family members, i. e. employer, teacher, community leader, pastor/priest, etc., who can attest to applicant's character and need for this scholarship.

*Requirement: Application, Transcripts, and References must be submitted simultaneously by March 20, 2023.

The applicant need not be a BPW member except in the case of the applicant living out of state (Check overview document for definition of active member).

Please find the 2023-2024 application form and our overview document outlining the guidelines for the Educational Scholarship Program at: https://www.bpw-iowa.org/bpw-iowa-foundation-scholarship