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

Iowa Recycling Association - apply by April 15, 2020
Must be a senior or graduate of an Iowa high school, accepted for FT enrollment. Show demonstrated interest in environmental action. $500. www.iowarecycles.org/scholarship .

Edward B Gnahn Memorial Scholarship 2020-21 - application in Financial Aid Office-apply by March 15, 2020
Person pursuing a career in health related field of study OR person with disability where higher education would provide opportunity for productive life. $1500.

Burlington Fine Arts League Scholarship 2020 - apply by Feb 24, 2020 - application in Financial Aid Office
Students planning to major in arts-related fields. Majors that qualify, but aren't limited to, dance, drama, music, graphic arts, communications, fashion design, architecture. Applicant must be pursuing arts-related degree/career, be resident/student in Des Moines County. See Financial Aid Office for copy of application.

Dr. Jennie McCowen Scholarship - apply by March 31, 2020 - application in Financial Aid Office
Students pursuing a career in medical or health field. Accepted at 2 or 4 year Iowa college, live in Iowa, attending FT in Fall of 2020. $,1000. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines.

Iowa Business & Professional Women Foundation Scholarship - apply by March 15, 2020
Resident of Iowa, US citizen, wants/needs to re-enter workforce, wants to start or resume college education, graduated high school 5 or more years ago (2015 or before), demonstrate financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills.  See full details and complete formal application at https://www.bpw-iowa.org/bpw-iowa-foundation-scholarship  Five (5) - $1,000 scholarships awarded

Kings Daughters & Sons Elizabeth Kelly Scholarship - apply by March 15, 2020 - application in Financial Aid Office
Residents of Des Moines County. Accepted, applied or attending accredited college. Good grades, good character, financial need. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines.

Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) - apply between Dec. 1, 2019 - March 30, 2020 - 60 health scholarships awarded - Up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year)
The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA), through subsidiary the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), will award 60 health care scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to two years) and $1,000 specific to emergency medical technology/technician certification programs. In exchange, each $3,500 award recipient must work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of the scholarship award, and $1,000 award recipients must work one year with hospital-based or hospital-contracted emergency medical services. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and be within two years of completing their professional education. Applications must be submitted on IHERF’s scholarship website, www.iowahospitalscholarships.org. The site will confirm scholarship eligibility before the application process begins. Visit www.IHERF.org for more information.

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

Iowa Horse Council - apply by Feb 1, 2020
Students pursuing a career in equine industry. One to HS Seniors, one to current college student. $750. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines.

Alpha Delta Kappa Iowa Sigma Chapter - apply by March 31, 2020- application in Financial Aid Office
Des Moines County Iowa High School graduate. Majoring in Education. $1000. See Financial Aid Office for copy of guidelines/appication.

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

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 atwww.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 Eligiblity Requirements and application at https://www.dmmom.com/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.