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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. 

addiction awareness scholarship is offering $10,000 in scholarships this semester to three students who share their views on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

the founder of created the site a few years ago after struggling with addiction during his college years. his idea was to create a platform where people could find information about addiction and treatment through modalities to locate the appropriate fit. 

you can find more information about the scholarship here: //

all iowa opportunity foster care 
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

barry m. goldwater
information may be found at contact the institutional advancement office at 712-362-0427 before applying. 

buena vista university phi theta kappa
scholarship requires a hardcopy application; please contact the institutional advancement office at 712-362-0427. 

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. scholarship for women in technology
deputy is proud to support women pursuing careers in technology with our deputy women in technology scholarship. this scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one student annually who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master's degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, business technology administration or a related it field. for information on requirements and application go to  //


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.

hispanic fund
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

imagine america
visit for information about the imagine america scholarship programs.

iowa automobile dealers foundation for education scholarships
scholarship criteria:

  1. applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicles sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. 
  2. applications are due at iada headquarters by 5 p.m. on march 1.
  3. applicants must submit the following to be considered for a scholarship:
  • a letter written by the applicant detailing their career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career.
  • an application signed by the president or general manager of an iada member dealership.
  • a recommendation from a high school or college teacher, counselor, or co-worker.
  • an unofficial transcript of high school or college grades.
  • a copy of the applicant’s expected family contribution from the free application for federal student aid (fafsa).

excluded from consideration are immediate family members (first generation) of a car or truck dealership owner. preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an iowa college or university. scholarships may be awarded, in part, on financial need. prior scholarship recipients who have 2.5 gpa may re-apply.
for application go to //

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.  please visit their financial aid website:
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.
for instructions on completing the application contact iowa lakes community college institutional advancement office 712-362-4410 or  iowa state university financial aid office. you can email their  office at or call 515-294-5627.

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. registration is open now at:

jack kent cooke foundation undergraduate transfer
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 712-362-0427 for further help. 

judd grants for nursing students
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. 

karman mobility disability scholarship
karman healthcare is proud to announce that we will be providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life.
we will be offering two $500 scholarships for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements.

this scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in america.
all academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s karman healthcare scholarship fund.

students participating must meet the following criteria:

  • must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the u.s.
  • aged sixteen (16) years or older
  • open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.

to apply go to: //

live career scholarship

  1. create – write an original, never-before-published essay of between 200 and 800 words on the following topic: “which personal or educational accomplishment will you be proudest to share with future employers and why?”
  2. submit – submit your essay in .doc or .pdf format along with your name, mailing address, date of birth, and school by clicking the apply now button below. the final day to submit is february 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm pt.
  3. who’s eligible? – all full-time college or university students currently enrolled or scheduled to be enrolled during the quarter/semester when the scholarship will be awarded. 

to apply go to //

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 712-362-0427. 

mattress help scholarship is pleased to announce our annual sleep health scholarship. each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. 
eligibility requirements

  • current high school (or home-schooled) seniors or current college students 
  • u.s. citizen
  • carrying a minimum 3.00 gpa

scholarship applications close on sept 25th 
all of the details can be found here: // 

natas-upper midwest chapter/foundation
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 712-362-0427 for more information.

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 712-362-0427. 

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.

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 $1,000 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.

to apply go to: //

sdl achievers scholarship quarterly opportunity
scholarship page: //
the award: $500, quarterly.
deadline: june 28, september 28, december 28, march 28
how to enter: to enter our contest, students are required to write a 750-word essay, video or infographic on one of the following topics:

  • my long-term project on becoming wealthy
  • the ultimate method to survive student debt on long term
  • what it takes to get organized financially


  • be enrolled fulltime in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • be a u.s. citizen
  • possess a cumulative gpa of at least 2.8.

shopko teammate and family members scholarship program
the shopko foundation offers scholarships up to $2,500 per academic year.  open to full-time or part –time shopko teammates and their dependent children.  for more information or to complete an application  click

specialty equipment market association (sema)
for students with a passion for cars and trucks; the specialty-equipment market is looking for you. visit for more information. 

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. to apply please visit //
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 or call 800-469-2392 for more information.

travel nursing career scholarship is excited to offer a $1,000 nursing career scholarship to help nurses advance their career and reach their professional goals. 
we are devoted to helping nurses succeed at all points in their career. it is our goal in offering a nursing scholarship like this to help nurses advance their career through continuing education and/or advanced degree opportunities.

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. winner will be contacted in january and the winner will be announced by january 31st on the website and via our facebook page.

please submit your essay to 

varsity tutors'
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

wa-tan-ye of estherville, iowa (professional women’s service organization)
for nontraditional students pursuing an education at iowa lakes community college.  for a hardcopy application contact the institutional advancement office at 712-362-0427. 

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