Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
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2020-21 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS!
 
If you have any questions on a scholarship, please contact Becky in the Counseling Office!  Be sure to check eligibility & deadlines!   The scholarships listed are ones that are local or sent directly to the high school.  

To find more scholarships, register with fastweb.com  or check with the college you plan on attending for any school based scholarships.


THESE WERE UPDATED ON 2/21/2021


° ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Not determined yet
Deadline:  Completion of the FAFSA by March 1st
 
Must be an Iowa resident and attend an eligible Iowa college or university.  Be a first-time college freshman in the fall of 2019.  Enroll for a least 3 semester hours (or the trimester or quarter equivalent) in a program leading to an undergraduate degree.  Complete the FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application by March 1 for priority consideration.  Have an eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the 2019-19 FAFSA (the 2018-19 eligible EFC was $0-$9,064).  Apply online at:   https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/AllIowaOpportunityScholarship

° AMERICAN LEGION 2ND DISTRICT AUXILIARY
Award:  $2 ~ $500 Scholarships
Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Must be a resident of the Second District  (Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Linn and Jones).   Must plan to enroll in a school in the State of Iowa.  It is not necessary to be related to a member of the American Legion or Auxiliary.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  American Legion Second District Auxiliary.pdf


° AMERICAN LEGION 2ND DISTRICT MERIT AWARD
Award:  2 - $500 Awards
Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  It is not necessary to be related to a member of The American Legion or Auxiliary.  Must attend college in the state of Iowa.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  2021 American Legion 2nd District Merit Awards Application.pdf


° BEAUTY & WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $2,500 Scholarship
Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Must be a high school student and enrolling in a beauty program (i.e.:  Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy).  Apply online at:  https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetology-school-scholarships


° CHAPLAIN JIM "BURLEY" HANSEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  One WD student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship
Deadline:  April 2, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Must provide a Military Affiliation (ex:  Grandfather served in Vietnam).  Must write a essay in 1000 words or less on the subject of "What does the American Flag and our Freedom mean to you".  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here: Chaplain Jim Burley Hansel 2021 Scholarship application.pdf


° COLLEGE PEAS STANDOUT STUDENT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $400 Scholarship
Deadline:  TBD

Must be a current high school student that intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college.  Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers.  Apply online at:  http://collegepeas.com/money/


° DELAWARE COUNTY PORK PRODUCERS SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Several $250-$500 Scholarship
Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Must be a high school senior, resident of Delaware County, enrolling in a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university and pursing a career in ag or an ag related field.  Must submit a 500-word essay, a brief personal biography and two letters of reference.  Must maintain a 2.75 GPA during the 1st semester of college.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here: Delaware Co 2021 Pork Producer Scholarship.pdf



° DELAWARE COUNTY REPUBLICAN SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  2 ~ $500 Scholarship
Deadline:  March 26, 2021

Must be a high school senior and a resident within Delaware County.  Must submit two letters of recommendation.  Must write a 500 words or less essay on "Why I am Proud to be an American".   Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here: Delaware County Republican Scholarship.pdf


° DISCOVER COLLEGES.COM SCHOLARSHIPS (R)
Award:  $10,000 random scholarships for those that register 
Deadline:  N/A
 
Apply online at:  www.discovercolleges.com 
° DIVINE WORD COLLEGE GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  100% coverage of tuition, books and fees (minus any Pell Grant for which the student qualifies)
Deadline:   Unknown

Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.  Must have a 2.5 high school GPA and a 19 ACT score or 1000 SAT Score.  Ability to commute daily for classes (housing not provided).
 
To apply contact:   Mr. Len Uhal at Divine Word College, 102 Jacoby Dr., Epworth, IA 52045, (563) 876-3332 or email [email protected]  


° DUBUQUE AREA LABOR-MANAGEMENT COUNCIL EDUCATION & SKILLED TRADE SCHOLARSHIPS
Award:  Several $1,000 Scholarships
Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Applicants must intend to become employed in either Dubuque, JoDaviess, or Grant counties following completion of their education program.  Must be a immediate family member of individuals who are members of unions or who work for employers belonging to the DALMC, corporate sponsors of the program, military that have been honorably discharged.  Also, members of the Tech WORKS programs that will complete all the steps of the program by the end of your senior year and students that have completed at least three Project Lead the Way courses.  One letter is required to document conduct and attendance history.   Two letters of recommendation.  Grade point average is not considered ("B" & "C" students are encouraged to apply).  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here: DALMC scholarship-education-application-2021.pdf  or DALMC scholarship-skilled-trade-application-2021.pdf 


° DUBUQUE COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
Award:  Up to $10,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  March 5, 2021

Must be a graduating senior and plan to attend college.   Must write an essay (5-10 minutes) on the theme, "The Slippery Slope:  Abortion, Euthanasia, & Assisted Suicide" and also provide evidence of service to the cause of protecting human life in the form of logged service hours and a recommendation letter describing the student's commitment to some aspect of Dbq County Right to Life's mission.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  DCRTL Scholarship Description.pdf


° DUPACO R.W. HOEFER FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  4-Year College - 10 - $2,000 Scholarships / Community College or Trade School - 10 - $2,000 Scholarships
Deadline:  February 25, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  You don't have to be a Dupaco member to apply.  You must be a full-time incoming freshman for the 2021/2022 school year.  Must complete an written essay or creative video of the scholarship topic.  Apply online at www.dupaco.com/scholarships.


° DUTRAC ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Up to 7 (4-$500 and 3-$1,000) scholarships
Deadline:  March 26, 2021

Must be a high school senior who are members in good standing for at least one year with DuTrac.  There are two way to apply for this scholarship:  Type and submit an essay or create a 60-90 second video on the following topic:  "When planning to obtain additional education after high school, no matter where in the world you attend, you can take DuTrac and its services with you.  Which DuTrac services, and helpful information, will you need, and possibly require, as you start post-secondary education??   Apply online at:  https://www.dutrac.org/event/2021-academic-scholarship-program


° ELEVATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $500 Scholarship
Deadline:  May 31, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Must have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.  Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.  All GPA's will be considered and all majors are encouraged to apply.  Apply online at:  https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness/


° FIDELITY BANK & TRUST
Award:  28 - $500 Scholarships
Deadline:  March 31, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Student and parent must be a customer of Fidelity.  Student maintains a C average or better. Must be attending accredited vocational school or college full-time in the fall of 2021.  Must supply a list of current and past extracurricular activities, write a short essay, a transcript, letter of recommendation from a teacher or group leader.  Download the application at:  https://www.bankfidelity.bank/fidelity-bank-trust-scholarship


° FINLEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
Award:  Several TBD Scholarships
Deadline:  February 26, 2021

Must be a high school senior with plans to pursue a nursing career.  Must attend an accredited nursing school and pursue an ADN, BSN, MSN, or nurse practitioner degree.  Apply online at:  https://www.unitypoint.org/dubuque/scholarships.aspx



° FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST CLUB
Award:  Several $3,000 scholarships
Deadline:  March 16, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Resident of the State of Iowa and planning to pursue post-secondary education.  Must be able to demonstrate activities that have helped reduce homophobia in his or her school and/or community.  Awards are made without regard to gender, gender orientation, gender identity race, religion, or creed.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here:  First Friday Breakfast Club.pdf


° GRAND LODGE OF IOWA A.F. & A.M. MCEC TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  TBD
Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Must be a high school senior who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here:  Grand Lodge MCEC Scholarship.pdf





° IOWA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION (Iowa)
Award:  $2,000 Scholarships
Deadline:  March 2, 2021

A cover letter detailing your career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career, a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor, an unofficial high school transcript, and a copy of your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA form.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  Iowa Automobile Dealers.pdf


° IOWA PGA SECTION SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $1,500 per year scholarship
Deadline:  June 18, 2021

Must be a high school senior and must have an interest in golf.  Scholarship winner are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, and academic/professional ability and financial need.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here: Iowa PGA Scholarship.pdf


° IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ACACIA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Up to (20) maximum value $1,000 scholarships
Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Must be a male graduating senior.  Must be attending Iowa State.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  ISU Acacia Scholarship.pdf



° IOWA STATE UNVERSITY BETA SIGMA PSI LUTHERAN FRATERNITY
Award:  3 ~ $2,000 Scholarships and 1 ~ $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  First round -January 5, 2021, Second round - March 20, 2021, Third round - July 1, 2021

Must be a Lutheran male high school senior attending Iowa State.  You are not required to join Beta Sigma Psi.  Apply online at:  http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/


° IOWA STUDENT LOAN
There are several program - please note dates open.
**Save Now, Save Later:  College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway 
Dates open:  Sept. 8- Oct. 30
Award:  30 ~ $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts
 Requirements:  Visit the new Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register
 
**Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge:  Senior Scholarship
Dates Open:  Oct. 19 - Feb 26
Award:  30 - $2,000 scholarships plus $500 to each recipient's high school
Requirements:  Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment.  Essays may be required as a tiebreaker.


° JOSEY (MOLONY) & RAY FEENEY 4-H SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  2 - $1,000 Scholarships
Deadline:  April 5, 2021

Must be a high school senior and a 4H Club member in Dubuque County.  Must plan to attend a two or four-year college or university.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one here:  Josie & Ray Feeney 4H Scholarship.pdf


° LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Covers any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees 
Deadline:  TBD

New High School Graduates who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or enroll in an eligible program part-time along with an approved work-based learning program for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.  Eligible institutions are Iowa community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer qualified programs of study and that agree to provide student services (including orientation and academic and career advising) and to facilitate the assignment of a volunteer mentor if a student requests one.  Because this list is based on job demand, it might change from year to year. Students whose programs are removed from the list will still be eligible for the Last-Dollar Scholarship until they complete their credentials or leave school, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria.  You can find more information at:  https://iowacollegeaid.gov/LastDollar



° LOUIS WEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,000
Deadline:  March 30, 2021

Must be a high school senior and intend to continue your education at a trade school, two or four year college or university.  Must submit an essay (minimum of 500 words) detailing how Louis Weber inspired or impacted your life in a positive way.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  Louis Weber Memorial Scholarship.pdf


° LYNN WESTHOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  One WD Senior will be awarded a $500 Scholarship
Deadline:  April 15, 2021

Must be a high school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college to pursue a degree in accounting or business field.  Must write a brief essay and submit 2 letters of recommendation. Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here: Lynn Westhoff Scholarship Application (3).pdf


° MEDICAL ASSOCIATES CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA) SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  100% Tuition Assistance
Deadline:  Unknown

Must be a high school senior and have been accepted into the NICC Medical Assistant Program.  Full-time job guarantee at Medical Associates upon successful completion of the program.  Apply online at:  https://jobs.jobvite.com/mahealthcare/job/oYrlefwI


° MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $4,050 Scholarship
Deadline:  April 4, 2021

Must have battled with a mental illness or have had a loved one battle with mental illness.  All GPA's and planned future field of study will be considered.  Must write a 300-word essay describing your personal/loved one's journey and how you want to use these experiences to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness.  Apply online at:  https://bold.org/scholarships/mental-health-movement-scholarship/


° MERCY ONE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $500 Scholarship
Deadline:  March 19, 2021

Must be a graduating senior and must be accepted by a 4-year college/university or community college pursuing a career in nursing.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a score of 20 or above on the ACT.  Must write a 200-300 words personal essay describing why you have decided to pursue a career in nursing and a resume of activities including volunteer community activities.  Must provide two letters of recommendation.   Apply online at:  http://mercyone.org/dubuque/student-scholarships


° MORRISON TECH
Award:  $1,000 awarded to a WD student
Deadline:  See Becky in the Counseling Office
 
Must plan on attending Morrison Tech in the fall of 2020
To apply see Becky in the Counseling Office 


° MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY CATHERINE MCAULEY SCHOLARSHIP
Award: Free tuition for families whose income is $50,000 or less annually
Deadline:  Must complete the FAFSA prior to July 1st and apply for admission 

Must be a high school senior and be admitted as a new freshman to Mt. Mercy and reside all four years on Mt. Mercy's campus during the academic year.  Participate in Mt. Mercy's Success Program during your 1st year on campus. Apply for admission at:  www.mtmercy.edu/apply (click "Apply as a Freshman")


° NICC SCHOOL BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Award:  NICC has several school based scholarships online at:  www.nicc.edu/scholarships


° OPPU ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $2,500 Scholarship
Deadline:  Four times per year; September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30

Must be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of at least 3.0 or greater.  Apply online at:  www.opploans.com/scholarship


° ROBERT D. BLUE SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Scholarships range from $500 - $1,000
Deadline:  May 10th of each year
 
Must be a high school senior and planning to attend an Iowa College/University during the 2020-2021 school year.  Must write a 500-word essay on an individual from your community (not a family member) that has demonstrated the responsibilities of being a citizen.  Must provide two letters of recommendation.  Apply online at:  www.rdblue.org


° SFM FOUNDATION
Award:  Up to $10,000
Deadline:  March 31, 2021

Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Workers Compensation Act.  Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree or vocational education for any accredited school.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Apply online at:  www.sfmfoundation.com


° STUDENT INSIGHTS
Award:  One $5,000, two $1,000, and ten $500 Scholarships
Deadline:  April 2, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  It's quick and easy to apply:  no minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA, no essay required, no lengthy application forms, no applications fees.  The scholarship will be awarded a random drawing of all completed applications.  Apply online at:  www.student-view.com


° THE BEAUTY + WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN 
Award:  $1,000 Scholarship
Quarterly Deadlines:  January 1, March 31st, June 20th, and September 30th every year
 
Must be a female graduating senior and a U.S. Citizen.  Apply online at:  www.skincareox.com/scholarship


° THE LITTLE BUNDLE SUPERMOM SCHOLARSHIP
 Award:  $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline:   1st Application Cycle Timeline:  June 30th
                    2nd Application Cycle Timeline:  December 31st

Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to a university.  Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.  Apply online at:  https://littlebundle.com/pages/supermom-scholarship


° THE PEARL HULL FALK SCHOLARSHIP (University of Iowa)
Award:  $5,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  May 3, 2021

Must be a high school senior of Protestant Faith.  Must be a resident of the state of Iowa and attending the University of Iowa.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here: Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship.pdf


° THE MOLONY FOUNDATION NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $2,500 Scholarship
Deadline:  April 5, 2021

Must be a high school senior pursuing a career in nursing.  Must attend an accredited two or four year college.  Must submit one letter of recommendation with application submission.  Applications available in the Counseling Office or you can print one off here:  Molony nursing scholarship application 2021.pdf


° THE SLEEP JUDGE STATE OF SLEEP SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  One $1,500 scholarship
Deadline: October 30th each year
 
 Must be a high school senior, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution and carry a minimum 3.00 GPA.  Must create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the question "How has technology affected our sleep for better or for worse?"  Apply online at:  www.thesleepjudge.com






° VICTORY FORD FUELING YOUR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $500 Scholarship to one WDHS Senior
Deadline:  March 26, 2021

Must be a high school senior.  Must include a resume that should consist of a career objective, and spotlight volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, work experience, and relative course work.  Application are available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here:  Fueling Your Future 2021.pdf


° WD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS SCHOLARSHIP
Award: $500 to one WDHS Senior
Deadline:   April 16, 2021

Must have a GPA of at least 2.5.  Must have a GPA of at least 2.5.  Must have overcome an unusual or difficult obstacle.
Application are available in the Counseling Office or you can print off here: W D DISTINGUISHED ALUM APPL.pdf 

  



  
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