FUND YOUR FUTURE - 43% of Iowa Lakes' students graduate debt-free?*
ONE EASY APPLICATION - OVER 150 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Every year, students leave free money on the table. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Iowa Lakes' Scholarship Application, finances don't need to be an obstacle in the way of you getting your education - we are here to help!
Our online scholarship management program makes the scholarship application process easy. Simply complete the application, and you will be matched to the scholarships you are eligible to receive.
IOWA LAKES AWARDED NEARLY $905,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS.*
The average award per student is $2,326.*
Take advantage of the scholarships offered at Iowa Lakes to offset the costs of attending college.
*Data is based on a five-year average for scholarships awarded from 2015-16 through 2019-20.
Scholarship applications are being accepted for the 2022-2023 Academic year.
FALL TERM DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022.
- Scholarship applications completed by March 1, 2022, will receive Priority Awarding.
- Scholarships determined during Priority Awarding are divided equally between the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms.
SPRING TERM DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2022
- Scholarships awarded after the October 1, 2022 deadline are applied to the Spring 2023 term only.
Additional Scholarship Information
Do I have to apply for scholarships each academic year?
Yes, scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and require a new online application each academic year.
If I complete my application by March 1, do I have to complete another application for the October 1 deadline?
No, one online application per academic year covers both deadlines.
How do I choose which scholarships to complete?
Applicants do not choose which scholarships to complete. The online scholarship manager program (Next Gen Web Solutions) screens the answers supplied in your application and matches your application with eligible scholarships.
What is the most common mistake applicants make?
The most common mistake made by applicants is not completing essential fields within the application. By not completing the essential fields within the application, you are not matched with potential qualifying scholarships.
Another common mistake applicants make is not monitoring their application. Scholarship Applications require two written recommendations, and if these recommendations are missing, an applicant is not considered for any scholarships.
Are there any scholarships available for the summer term?
No, currently, there are no donors that fund the summer terms, and most of our donors only fund full-time students.
Iowa Lakes has over 150 Scholarships available to our students.
Interested in viewing a full list of scholarships available?
The Presidential Scholarship recognizes and honors students who graduate from high school with distinguished honors.
Must meet two of the following requirements:
- Minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4 at the end of the fall semester, senior year (seven (7) semesters).
- Achieve a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1130.
- Be ranked in the top 10% of your graduating class, as verified by your high school transcript.
- Complete the opens in a new windowIowa Lakes Scholarship Application
- Attach an unofficial transcript from the fall semester before high school graduation within the scholarship application.
- Scholarship Deadlines:
- Fall 2022 Term - March 1, 2022
- Spring 2023 Term - October 1, 2022
- Scholarship Deadlines:
- Apply to Iowa Lakes
- Send Official Transcript upon graduating from high school
- Request an exam report from ACT is sent to Iowa Lakes.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARDS
$3,000 Presidential Scholar
$4,000 Salutatorian (verified by your official high school transcript)
$5,000 Valedictorian (verified by your official high school transcript)
Presidential Scholar Awards may only be used to pay tuition. Funds will be applied directly to your student financial aid package and will be split evenly between fall and spring semesters, with a maximum of four semesters.
Presidential Scholar students have the opportunity to earn Honors Credit and special recognition during the Graduation Commencement Ceremony by completing in-class honors activities and requirements while attending Iowa Lakes.
To qualify, students must complete the following:
- Participate in Presidential Scholar academic and leadership or service activities each semester.
- Participate in Honors Student activities both on- and off- campus.
- Collaboratively determine individual, group, or club academic pursuits.
Iowa Lakes Community College is dedicated to helping provide our students with the resources needed to help defray the costs associated with attending college. Below is a list of additional scholarship opportunities that may be available, separate from the scholarships offered at Iowa Lakes.
Deadlines vary by opportunity.
Addiction Awareness Scholarship
RehabCenter.net offers $10,000 in scholarships annually to three students who share their views on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
Aviation Scholarships & Careers
Our aviation scholarship is awarded to students pursuing educational opportunities that will launch or enhance their careers in the Iowa aerospace industry.
Before applying for this scholarship, please contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0450.
Bennie B. and Ernestine F. Shine Scholarship
The Shine Scholarship fund, administered by Spencer Hospital, annually awards funds to persons who have completed at least one semester of a nursing or allied health program, such as radiology, therapy programs (respiratory care, speech, physical or occupational), medical technology, laboratory tech, paramedic training, pharmacy, etc.
Ben Shine was a former long-time trustee of the Spencer Hospital Board. His wife, Ernestine Shine, was active in the hospital auxiliary and served as president of that organization. The Shines recognized the importance of quality health care for their community and were actively involved in maintaining a quality and progressive hospital. One effort toward achieving this goal was the establishment of the Shine Scholarship.
To obtain further information about applying for a Shine Scholarship, contact Spencer Hospital's Human Resource Development Director at 712-264-8300 extension 6623 or follow this link to a copy of the application: opens in a new windowShine Scholarship.
BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY PHI THETA KAPPA
The Buena Vista University PHI THETA KAPPA scholarship requires a hardcopy application.
Contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Presidential Scholarship Coordinator/Phi Kappa Theta Sponsor, Chad Tischer at 712-362-8366.
CNA FREE TRAINING (for non-Iowa residents, Iowa residents can qualify for opens in a new windowGAP/Geer funds.)
CNA Classes Near Me - Helps those interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) find training programs. Many of these programs are free as they are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor or state equivalent agencies. Our site has state by state pages that list out all training locations in a given state as well as their contact information.
CNA Free Training - Provides free training materials for those preparing to take the CNA exam, which is a requirement in order to become a licensed CNA. We have free practice tests for each section of the CNA exam, as well as supplemental training materials that can be used while taking CNA classes - all of which are free.
The amount awarded for the scholarships is $500 each. The deadline to apply for the CNA Classes Near Me scholarship is on September 21, 2021 and CNA FREE Training deadline is April 2, 2021.
Cooperative Farmers Elevator AAS Ag Program Sponsorship - Cooperative Farmers Elevator is offering (3) three 2-year full tuition sponsorships to any high school seniors pursuing an Associates of Applied Science Ag degree at a participating technical college. CFE supports deserving students who have a passion for agriculture, a desire to attain their educational goals and driven to succeed to their fullest ability.
- High school senior, graduating mid-term or in the spring
- Legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must major in the AAS Ag program at Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, Iowa (Ag Production Technology, AAS Degree, Agribusiness Technology, AAS)
For more information and additional requirements contact Sarah Ranschau, HR Director at 712-451-6280 or email@example.com new 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.
Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship - The Minnesota Crop Production Retailers are taking applications for the Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship. Candidates must be residents of Minnesota and entering their second year of higher learning with a major involving crop production. The MCPR will present this scholarship at the MCPR Trade Show on December 7-9, 2021 at the Minneapolis Hilton hotel.
Deputy.com Scholarship for Women in Technology
opens in a new windowFor information on requirements and application visit https://www.deputy.com/deputy-scholarship.
2022 DREAM Iowa Scholarship
The DREAM Iowa Scholarship was established in 2018 and is proudly granted by DREAM Iowa Inc. (501c3). This scholarship is to provide monetary support for immigrant students pursuing higher education. The principal requirements for the DREAM Iowa scholarship are that the student be a high school senior or enrolled in college, demonstrate the spirit to overcome adversity and commitment to our immigrant community. The deadline to apply is May 1st 2022. Scholarship recipients are selected during the fall semester of 2022. Funds are disbursed in 2023.
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- Computer Science
For students who are pursuing computer related academic majors.
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: http://study.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html.
- Architecture and Drafting Degrees
A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, or Architectural Engineering.
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: http://education-portal.com/pages/Architecture_anad_Drfting_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees
A $500 award is 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 or Criminal emphasis, Corrections, Computer Forensics, and Forensic Psychology, among others.
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: http://education-portal.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
- Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees
A $500 academic award is given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities.
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
- Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees
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.
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: http://education-portal.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html
Extra Space Storage Scholarship
Extra Space Storage is a Utah-based company that owns and/or operates over 1,850 self-storage properties throughout the United States, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. For the first time ever, we’re offering eight $3,000 scholarships to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students for the Fall 2022 semester.
We believe this scholarship is a great fit for the youth you serve because the 2022 There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship is aimed at providing students of all backgrounds equal access to educational opportunities. We recognize that academic achievement doesn't fully capture what students have to offer. Instead of looking at their resumes, we're asking applicants to submit a 500-800-word essay explaining how they'd use their education to help their community. Our goal is to help amplify the voices of the leaders of tomorrow.
You can learn more about the scholarship, including application requirement and timeline, here: opens in a new windowhttps://www.extraspace.com/self-storage/scholarship
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.
Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA)
The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is now accepting applications for 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500, to help individuals interested in a long-term health care career. opens in a new windowApplication forms are now available online at https://iowahealthcare.org/get-involved/foundation/ihca-foundation-scholarship-program/. Applications are due by May 31. Winners will be announced in July.
We are offering the following scholarships:
- John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing an RN degree, and is made possible by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation. Eleven scholarships are available, at $6,000 each. opens in a new windowCLICK HERE TO APPLY for the John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship.
- John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing an LPN degree, and is made possible by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation. Ten scholarships are available, at $3,000 each. opens in a new windowCLICK HERE TO APPLY for the John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Scholarship.
- Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship – This scholarship, made possible by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, is for those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, National Guard or Reserves and are interested in pursuing nursing programs or certification programs for dietary management, activities, social services or reimbursement professionals in Iowa, with the goal of working in long-term care. Five scholarships are available, at $2,000 each. opens in a new windowCLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship.
- IHCA Member Employee Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations looking to advance their health care education and interested in pursuing nursing, health care administration, or physical or occupational programs. Twenty-five scholarships are available, at $1,500 each. opens in a new windowCLICK HERE TO APPLY for the IHCA Member Employee Scholarship.
- High School Student Scholarship Made Possible by MolinaCares – This scholarship, made possible by MolinaCares, is for Iowa high school seniors enrolling in a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), LPN, RN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and interested in a future career in long-term care. Twenty-four scholarships are available, at $1,000 each. opens in a new windowCLICK HERE TO APPLY for the High School Student Scholarship Made Possible by MolinaCares.
- Linda Juckette Family Rural and Veteran Scholarship – This $2,000 scholarship is for anyone residing in a rural Iowa county OR is a veteran interested in pursuing a nursing program, with the goal of working in long-term care. This scholarship is made possible by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund. Five scholarships are available. Students can learn more and apply online here: opens in a new windowLearn more
Easy Automation Inc. Bruce Larson Memorial Scholarship
Bruce P. Larson was a long-time employee of Easy Automation Inc. In his over twenty years of service to EAI, Bruce was instrumental in developing the electrical/controls department at EAI. Bruce lost his battle with cancer on May 3, 2015. In honor of his commitment to excellence, EAI is providing a $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in a program from his career area.
Purpose of the Scholarship:
To provide financial assistance to a student with an interest in pursuing continuing education in the field of electrical controls or electrical engineering.
Email your interest in applying to firstname.lastname@example.org new email for further instructions.
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarships
opens in a new windowFor more information visit: https://iada.com/about/iad-foundation-for-education/for-students/
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available for students planning on transferring to Iowa State University after completion of studies at Iowa Lakes Community College.
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.
You can email their office at email@example.com new email or call 515-294-2223.
IOWA STUDENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Iowa Student Loan offers $2,000 scholarships for 30 Iowa high school seniors through the Iowa financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER
opens in a new windowInterested students must visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website at www.jkcf.org to determine eligibility.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not accept applications directly from students; if you feel you meet the eligibility requirements for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0450.
Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship
This scholarship, made possible by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, is for those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, National Guard or Reserves and are interested in pursuing nursing programs or certification programs for dietary management, activities, social services or reimbursement professionals in Iowa, with the goal of working in long-term care. Five scholarships are available, at $2,000 each. opens in a new windowClick here to apply for the Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship.
IHCA High School Student Scholarship Made Possible by MolinaCares
This scholarship, made possible by MolinaCares, is for Iowa high school seniors enrolling in a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), LPN, RN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and interested in a future career in long-term care. Twenty-four scholarships are available, at $1,000 each. opens in a new windowClick here to apply for the High School Student Scholarship Made Possible by MolinaCares.
Karman Mobility Disability Scholarship
Karman Healthcare provides college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements.
4th Annual Kurz Wind Scholarship
Kurz Industrial Wind Division is awarding (4) $1,000 scholarships to four candidates willing to propel the growth of Wind in the states for generations to come. To be eligible, you must be studying within the Renewable Energy field and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Must also be currently enrolled as a rising sophomore (junior or senior for 2+ year programs) or a graduate student. Additionally, this scholarship is open to those enrolled in specific technical certification programs.
The deadline for the 4th Annual 2022 Wind Scholarship is August 1st at 11:59 pm. You can find scholarship details opens in a new windowhere.
MARK & COLETTE HEYWOOD
Mark & Colette Heywood are offering a scholarship 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.
A Hardcopy application is available at the Institutional Advancement Office, call 712-362-0450.
Mattress Help Scholarship
MattressHelp.org is provides an annual Sleep Health Scholarship. Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees.
Mike Rowe Scholarship
I have a million dollars set aside for the next round of work ethic scholarships. As always, these scholarships are reserved for people who wish to learn a skill that's in demand. They are for training - NOT for four-year degrees from expensive universities. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Apply today!
For more information visit: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
NATAS-UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER/FOUNDATION
High school seniors planning to major broadcasting or electronic media at an accredited post secondary education institution are eligible for this grant opportunity.
Grant funds must be used for tuition and fees.
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)
All scholarships above require a nomination process. Contact the Iowa Lakes Community College please contact the Presidential Scholarship Coordinator/Phi Theta Kappa Sponsor at 712-362-8366.
Probo Medical Scholarship
Probo 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 “Probo Medical Scholarship.” At Probo 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 $500 scholarship.
Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Scholarship Description: Pureland Supply sells high quality replacement projector lamps to various Universities, schools, and government entities. We understand the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciate those who learn and perform specific occupational trades.
The $500 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, technical school, or trade school. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.
Ruth Cornwall Educational Loan Program
The application deadline for the Cornwall Loan is late March each year. Students interested in applying for the loan program should contact the Human Resource Development Director at Spencer Hospital at 712-264-8300 extension 6623 or follow this link to a copy of the loan application: opens in a new windowRuth Cornwall Educational Loan.
Soroptimist International of Algona
A signature project of Soroptimist International of Algona is the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award. A cash award of $1,000 will be awarded to a motivated woman who is the primary financial supporter of her family. The recipient must be seeking to improve her life by gaining additional skills, training or education, but lacks the resources to do so. The award is presented directly to the recipient to offset costs associated to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs.
Applications and reference forms can be completed opens in a new windowhere in a new Application portal. Once at the link, applicants will enter their zip code, select Algona Club to receive the application, set up an online account, and follow instructions on the website. For more information contact Kathy Struecker, 515-320-4105.
SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT MARKET ASSOCIATION (SEMA)
For students with a passion for cars and trucks; the specialty-equipment market is looking for you. opens in a new windowFor more information visit: www.sema.org/scholarships.
Spencer Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program
The Spencer Hospital Auxiliary provides scholarships for persons enrolled in second, third or fourth year nursing or healthcare related accredited educational programs.
Application forms are available below or at the Spencer Hospital Information Desk, by calling 712-264-8300 extension 8451. Applications are accepted in July through mid-August each year. Spencer Hospital Auxiliary Applicationopens WORD file
Straight North STEM Scholarship
With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up.
Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university.
Deadline: The deadline to apply for the Straight North Stem Scholarship is August 1. Winners will be announced August 15.
T.E.A.C.H. EARLY CHILDHOOD IOWA
Several opportunities are available to students studying Early Childhood Education or Child Care. Visit www.iowaaeyc.org/scholarships.cfm
Town & Country Implement
Town and Country Implement is once again offering our scholarship program and is a great opportunity for graduating students seeking a career as an Ag Diesel Technician in Northwest Iowa. We are offering a prospective students an opportunity to receive a $5,000.00 hand tool allowance and a $15,000.00 scholarship for tuition reimbursement when completing their education.
We will consider applicants at any time, however, due to the deadlines of some other scholarships we can help students also apply for, we request the attached application be submitted by April 1.
Travel Nursing Career Scholarship
TravelNursing.com is excited to offer a $1,000 Nursing Career Scholarship to help nurses advance their career and reach their professional goals.
Here’s How to Enter:
Write a 500-word essay, which provides insight into why you chose nursing as your career and how this nursing scholarship will help you further your education/career goals.
Our editorial team will review all qualified essays and select one winner to be announced in January. opens in a new windowWinner will be contacted in January and the winner will be announced by January 31st on the TravelNursing.com website and via our Facebook page.
Please submit your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org new email
Undergrad Scholarship Contest
Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C. want to hear about what drives you to be the best. As serious trucking accident attorneys, we are tirelessly working to help those that have suffered serious injuries. That is why we are offering a $1,500 dollar scholarship for one student to tell us what they plan to do with their career.
Visit https://ftalawfirm.com/scholarship-contest/ for more information.