External Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships available to (but not restricted to) students of Southeastern Community College.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship - Register between Oct 15 - Feb 21
For Incoming freshmen for the 2020-2021 academic year. $2,000, High school seniors only need to:
• Register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/2000forCollege between Oct. 15 and Feb. 21
• Follow instructions received via email to complete two online college planning tools and a related assessment
Complete rules, eligibility and information is available online at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/2000forCollege. Questions may be emailed to scholarship@studentloan.org

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship - Register between Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2021 - $1,000 (will award 10 scholarships)
For High school seniors in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who will attend college in Fall 2021:
• Visit website for official rules and to register: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/ISLMidwestScholarship

Theodore Noel Erb, Jr Memorial Scholarship "Ted" - application opens Jan 21, 2021; Due by May 3, 2021
Students pursuing education in Fire Service, Emergency Management or EMT/Paramedic. Must be IOWA resident. GPA 3.0 or higher. Request application by emailing Ted.Erb.Memorial.Scholarship@gmail.com  or pick up application from Financial Aid Office.

Edward B. Gnahn Memorial Scholarship  -  $1,500 (renewable); Due by March 15, 2021
Students training/expecting to work in a health related field. (Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical Technician, Special Education, Dentistry, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Medical Doctor or Physician Assistant). Must be a graduate of Des Moines County high school and/or a Des Moines County resident for the last 5 years.  Pick up application from Financial Aid Office.

Edward B. Gnahn Memorial Scholarship Disabled Persons -  $1,500 (renewable); Due by March 15, 2021
To a disabled person whose disability is such that a higher education in any field of study would provide an opportunity for a productive life. Must be a graduate of Des Moines County high school and/or a Des Moines County resident for the last 5 years. Pick up application from Financial Aid Office.

American Welding Society Foundation - application dates vary - check often

Students pursuing a career in welding or related field. Several scholarships are available. See their web page to view all scholarships, eligibility and application process. Scholarship amounts vary. AWS awards over $200,000 in scholarships and has over 60 national scholarships available. Go to https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships

Burlington Elks Lodge-Art Klein Memorial Scholarship - Spring application due by Feb 15 of current year - Fall application due by July 31st of the current year
Two $1,000 scholarships awarded in Spring and Fall of each year. Students must live in Des Moines, Henry, Louisa counties of Iowa, Henderson county of Illinois. Current HS Seniors, HS graduates (or equivalent) and must be a US citizen Young/mature adults pursuing a career verified as Technical, Academy School, online degree, Associate degrees. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines and application.

2020 Iowa State Elks Association Vocational Grant - (20) $1,500 Vocational Grants
Any prospective student residing within the jurisdiction of a B.P.O. Elks Lodge belonging to the Iowa States Elks Association pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/educational program.  NOT intended for student ultimately pursuing a 4-year course of study that will lead to BA degree. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines and application.

Elks Association National Scholarships - varies
**Most Valuable Student:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm  Students pursuing a 4-year degree, FT, attending an accredited college/university. Range $1,000-$12,500 per year.

**Emergency Education:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Eefgrants.cfm - Assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks - Up to $5,000 (renewable)

**Legacy Awards:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm - available to children/grandchildren of Elks members. $4,000

Dr Jennie McCowen Scholarship - $1,000 apply by March 31, 2021
Supporting students who are pursuing careers in medical or health care. Must be accepted at 2-year or 4-year school in Iowa and attend FT. Can apply to receive for a second year. Request an application by emailing d.richter@mchsi.com or pick up application from Financial Aid Office.

Friends of Henry County Health Loan/Scholarship - $2,000 apply by November 30, 2020
Students who are pursuing careers in health care.  Must be resident of Henry County, a present employee of Henry County Health Center, or member of immediate family of a Henry County Health Center employee. Must Work at Henry County Health Center after graduation/licensing (up to $1000 per year waived for obligation).Pick up application from Financial Aid Office

Iowa Hospital Education & Research Foundation (IHERF) Scholarship - up to $7,000 ($3,500/yr) Health career - $1,000 EMT/Tech Certification -  apply by March 30, 2021
Students who are pursuing careers in health care. Goal is to fill Iowa health care positions.  Each $3500 award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award. EMT/Technician Certification Program can receive $1,000 award.  Recipients must commit to working one year with a hospital-based or hospital-contracted emergency medical service. Application must be submitted on IHERF's scholarship website, www.iowahospitalscholarships.org  Students will submit their college program verifications/references on this site.

Great River Friends
Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, which provides up to $10,000 in scholarships each year. Four scholarships are available with funding from Great River Friends. Apply at https://www.greatriverhealthsystem.org/Great-River-Friends/Scholarships.aspx

Two Rivers Investment Services> - several scholarships available - check website
At various times during the year, scholarships are available through Two Rivers Investment Services. Various scholarships for **High School Graduates, **Des Moines County Residents, **Mediapolis/Wapello HS graduates, **Female Burlington HS graduate, **Medical Field, **Graduate student.Visit https://www.tworivers.bank/who-we-are/scholarships/ for more information.

Roy J Carver - TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP - apply by April 1 (FAFSA priority deadline Dec. 1)
Sophomore students currently attending a community college in Iowa, who intend to transfer to one of the participating four-year institutions as a junior in the fall semester of the award year. Review eligibility requirements and apply online at www.carvertrust.org

Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson Foundation Scholarships - see website for application/eligibility requirements
Graduating high school seniors and high school graduates pursuing studies in health sciences, technology or trades. Adult applicants must live within the following school district areas and eligible high school seniors must attend the following high schools: Central Lee, Danville, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant, New London, Waco, Wapello, and Winfield, or be home-schooled and living in any of these school districts. https://www.collegegreenlight.com/scholarship/listings/lawrence-and-marilyn-matteson-foundation-scholarships/-s-d-48359

DMMOM Mothers of Multiples Scholarship
Applicant must be a multiple birth student (twin, triplet or higher). $500 Eligibility Requirements and application at https://www.dmmom.com/scholarship

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship - $2,000 + a Little Bundle gift certificate for $1,000 of baby formula - apply by December 31st
Open to any college student who were raised by a single mom or who are single moms themselves.  https://littlebundle.com/pages/supermom-scholarship

EduMed Medical and Healthcare Scholarships: various health/medical field opportunities https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/scholarships/ - varies

ZipRecruiter ($3,000) - offered quarterly
ZipRecruiter offers a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student in their quarterly Scholarship Promotion. Apply at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA is a scholarship program for students who are currently employed in early childhood programs (daycare centers, preschools, or in-home programs) and working towards degrees in Early Childhood Education. Obtain an application at www.iowaaeyc.org.