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Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
Fax: (563) 876-5512
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2021-22 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 5/6/2022



* 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


  THE BEAUTY + WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
Award:  $1,000 scholarship
Deadline:  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


*  CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  100% tuition scholarship 
Deadline:  Unknown
 
Must be a high school senior and be accepted in the NICC Medical Assistant program or on the wait list to apply.  Apply online at:  https://grandrivermedicalgroup.isolvedhire.com/jobs/451049.html


 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/


 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]  


*  HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Up to $2,500
Deadline:  June 15, 2022
 
Must be a high school senior.  Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in the Fall that will lead to employment.  Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible.  Apply online at:  application.horatioalger.org
 


* INDIAN HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Award:  Indian Hill CC has several school-based scholarships online at:  https://www.indianhills.edu/payingforcollege/scholarships.php



IOWA PGA SECTION SCHOLARSHIP

Award:  $1,500 per year scholarship
Deadline:  June 18, 2022

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.  Print off the application here:  Iowa PGA Scholarship.pdf


IOWA STATE UNVERSITY BETA SIGMA PSI LUTHERAN FRATERNITY
Award:  3 ~ $2,000 Scholarships and 1 ~ $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  First round - February 5, 2022, Second round – April 2, 2022, Third round - July 2, 2022

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. 7- Oct. 31
Award:  25 ~ $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:  Nov. 1 - March 11
Award:  25 - $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.



* KATHRYN J DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

Award:  $500 scholarship
Deadline:  May 31, 2022
 
Must be a high school senior.  Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a college/university or community college.  Must be a resident of Dubuque County and have a mental health diagnosis.  Must write a personal essay and have one letter of recommendation.  Print off the application here: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MHA_2022.23doc.doc
 

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


 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


 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 2022
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


*  PB&J SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  Up to $1,000
Deadline:  May 31, 2022
 
Must be a high school senior and plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college in the fall.  You must have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed you to perform well academically, but still have the drive to succeed.  Apply online at:  https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship


* SENIOR CARE AGING MATTERS SCHOLARSHIP
Award:  $1,500 Scholarship
Deadline:  May 15, 2022
 
Must be a high school senior in good academic standing attending a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university as a full-time student.  Apply online at:  https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/


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 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


*  WD BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline:  April 1st of each year
Award:  $500
 
Parents must be a booster club member all four years of student’s high school career.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and participated in at least 3 sports, including 2 during your senior year.  Must have 5 varsity letters.  You can print one off here:  Booster Club Scholarship (1).doc






  
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