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 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship - Applicants must have a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  Selection based upon - Academics, Athletics, Leadership. Applicants must list someone to review their applications - your school counselor can do this. Apply online @ http://www.wendysheisman.com/  Phase One of application due - Oct. 2, 2017.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship  - State & National Scholarships - Applicants must have financial need and exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Must plan to complete a bachelor's degree, but may begin at a community college.  You may apply online  at https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/   Due - Oct. 25, 2017.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship -  Designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need (30-40 awarded nationally).  For more information, check out this link:  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships - Due Nov. 14, 2017.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award -  $1000 scholarship & a trip to Washington, DC.--Recognizes students in grades 5-12 who have played a leadership role in a community service project within the last 12 months.  Applications are available at:    http://spirit.prudential.com    Due - Nov. 7, 2017.

The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) Scholarship - Jerry Woods Scholarship - Applicants need to be entering their first year of an Iowa Community College or Tech School building trades program that provides training in concrete technology and practice.  The amount of $2,500+ will be given each year of a 2 year program.  Online application:   http://www.iowareadymix.org/  Due -  Nov. 30, 2017.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation Scholarship -  Applicants must be seniors from a public high school in Iowa and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents.  Scholarships will vary up to $5,000 per semester.  Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if you maintain a 3.0 gpa in college.  Application can be found at:  http://www.hsfmo.org Due - Nov 15, 2017.

 The Elks National Foundation  - Most Valuable Student Scholarship -   Any high school senior who has high academics, is active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers may apply.  To apply go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm    Due -  Nov. 27, 2017.   
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship- All HS seniors with a GPA of 2.5 are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards.  Go to:  http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home    Applications accepted from Oct. 15 - Dec 15, 2017.

AXA Achievement Scholarship  - Applicants must demonstrate ambition  and self-drive as evidence by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. .  If you are headed for college, you could be one of 52 seniors nationwide who qualify.  To learn more visit:  http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html  Due - Dec. 15 or until 10,000 applications are received. 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award -  Applicants must be running their own small business to be eligible. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply.  

The Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarships Eight $2500 Scholarships will be given across the state. BBB will accept only one application per school.  The essay, which describes an ethical decision made by the applicant, is weighted 50%.  Student of Integrity Information Sheet  Seniors must return their essays to the CO by Dec. 22, 2017.  Based on the essay, the school winner will be chosen by January 5.  The school winner must then get two reference letters and submit the entire application online by January 21, 2018. 

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award.  - Applicants must attend Iowa State University or Creighton University.  One recipient will be chosen from each of Iowa's counties. The award is a half-tuition scholarship for all four years.   Students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. The FAFSA must be filed as soon as possible.   Go to: this website for the Hixson application (for ISU)   Deadline  Jan. 1, 2018.  

National Turkey Federation Scholarship - Seniors must have a 3.0, a current hunting license and a current National Wild Turkey Federation membership.  Online application:     https://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/scholarship-application   Students will need to submit it to their local NWTF chapter. You can find local chapters by going to NWTF.org and using the tool at the bottom of the page.  Due - Jan., 1, 2018

 Profile in Courage Essay Contest - The John F. Kenndy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.  First place prize worth over $10,000.  Second place - $1,000. Up to 5 finalists - $500 cash award.  For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at this website.   Due - Jan. 4, 2018.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient.  For more information, eligibility requirements and an online application, visit. www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships Due Jan. 4, 2018.


The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship - $1,000 - Available to high school seniors who live in a state with an active JCI Senate program.  Iowa has an active program.  Go to this website to apply.   Due -  Jan. 5, 2018.


Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarships - Five $1000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university majoring in community, sociology or environmental science-related fields.  To apply, students can complete the application online at: www.keepiowabeautiful.com/grants/byers    Due - Jan. 6, 2018.


Iowa School Counselor Association Senior Scholarship - $500 scholarship to a graduating senior.  Applicants write an essay about how a school counselor has made a difference in their lives.  Iowa School Counselor Association Scholarship Due - Jan. 7, 2018.

Central Iowa Mensa Scholarship - Central Iowa Mensa is participating in the Mensa Education a& Research Foundation's local scholarship program ($600). More information and the online application are available at:  http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/     Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2018. 

​Timberline Billing Service​ Scholarships -  Five $2000 scholarships to students who are, or have been on an IEP during high school. Students must plan on attending a two year, four year or technical school.  Timberline Scholarship Application   Due - Jan. 16, 2018. 


The Coolidge Scholarship - A full ride scholarship that is offered to JUNIORS to cover tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of under grad study, to be used at any accredited U.S. college or university. This is a scholarship awarded based on academic merit. For more information and application: Coolidgescholars.org  Due - January 24, 2018.


The Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program Seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.  Visit  www.rmhc.org  for complete program details  Due -  

The Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarship -  Approximately sixty $2000 scholarships are offered to Iowa high school seniors who will continue their education at a two or four year college /university.  Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles are important.  An applicant's academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered. Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarship Application Website Due - Feb. 1, 2018.  


The Elks National Foundation Legacy Scholarship -  300 scholarships - $4,000 each.  Applicants must be children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks.  Applicants are judged on the core values of the Elks -- knowledge, charity, community service, and integrity.  Applications online at: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm        Due - Feb. 2, 2018.

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - $1500 scholarship, sponsored by Monsanto.  Applicants must be pursuing an ag-related field of study.  Apply at:  www.GrowAgLeaders.com. The application window is open until  

The New Century Farm Service Scholarship - Designed to provide financial assistance to dependents of New Century employees or customers.  Students should be active in local FFA or 4H, be a dependent of a New Century FS customer, member or employee, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Five $1500 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in agriculture or agri-business . New Century Farm Service Scholarship Application  Due - Feb. 1, 2018.


Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships -  Scholarships range from $500 - $3500. Applicants must be former or current 4-H members. 4-H Scholarships  

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts -  awarded to graduating seniors who have shown outstanding ability in one or more of the following areas:  music, dance, literature, theatre, traditional arts, or visual arts.  Applicants must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited Iowa college or university.   Applicants must submit applications via the Iowa Arts Council's SlideRoom, an online application portal. https://iowaartscouncil.slideroom.com/#/login/program/28827   $1500  Due - 

Local - Clifford and Marilyn Strovers Scholarship - TWO $2000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a program at a community college or trade school - must have financial need and have had a job while in high school. Clifford & Marilyn Strovers Scholarship Application  Due - Feb 9, 2018.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships - Several scholarships are offered for students interested in journalism, photo-journalism, communications, graphic design, etc. More information can be found at the -  Iowa Newspaper Foundation Website. Due - Feb. 9, 2018.

The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program  - Offers forty $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who have worked for Hy-Vee or subsidiary since Sept. 15 of this past year.  Sons/daughters of full or part-time Hy-Vee employees (six months employment as of Sept. 15) are also eligible.  Student must have an ACT score. Applications can be downloaded at:  https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx   Due -  Feb. 10, 2018.

National Co-op Scholarship Program  Given to graduating high school seniors who will attend one of the eleven college and universities in the national cooperative education group and have a 3.5 or better gpa.  Online application:  www.waceinc.org   Due - 

World Class Scholarship Program - Mediacom Communications is offering sixty $1000  scholarships to seniors who live in the service area. Applicants need not be customers. Applications can be downloaded at:   Mediacom/WorldClass website  Due - Feb. 16, 2018.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge Senior Scholarship - $2000 - Awarded to 30 Iowa high school seniors. Go to: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship to register. Iowa Student Loan will then email you instructions to complete 2 online components and a related assessment. Essays may be required as a tiebreaker. Dates - Oct. 23 - Feb. 16, 2018


Buick Achievers Scholarship - Intended for applicants with financial need who put forth the effort to have success both in and out of the classroom. Fifty scholarships for up to $25,000 per year will be awarded.   For students who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.  Go to:  www.buickachievers.com  for more information.  Due - 

The Robert Smiley Scholarship is offered by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union and the Smiley Family in honor of the longtime IGHSAU Associate Executive Secretary who passed away in 2003.  Applicants must be female and letter in at least one varsity sport each year of HS.  They must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Applicants experiencing hardship (financial or other) will receive special consideration.  GHS can submit one application.  A scholarship committee will select the GHS nominee. Robert Smiley Scholarship Application Due - March 1  Grinnell's application must be sent by 

Iowa Soybean Association Ag Scholarship - Applicants must attend a 2 or 4 year college and study an in Ag-related field.  One recipient in each of the nine crop districts in Iowa will receive $1,500. From the nine district recipients, one statewide winner will be selected and will receive an additional $1,500.  Iowa Soybean Ag Scholarship application  Due - 

The Matthew Shepard Scholarship  -  Awarded to openly LGBTQ Iowa high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, an ACT score of 22 or better, demonstratable LGBTQ activism and community service, and a history of high moral and ethical standards and conduct.  The scholarship is initially $1000 per semester and is up to $13,000 over 4 years.  Go here to find the application under "Scholarships."   Due March 1, 2018. 

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship - Applicants must be son/daughter of a Farm Bureau member, have a 2.5 GPA, and pursue a degree in an ag-related field.  Go to:  http://www.iowafarmbureau.com/   Select:  My Membership.  Due - 

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundations Scholarship - Will award up to 15 scholarships of $2000 to students who plan to pursue training in automotive-related studies, accounting, or business administration.  Must have a copy of your Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA.  Iowa Automobile Scholarship Application Due - 

MCEC Technical Scholarships - Awarded by The Grand Lodge of Iowa's Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation. Scholarships will be awarded to Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  An applicant's academic record, communication skills, financial need and plans for the future are considered carefully.    Grand Lodge of Iowa Technical Scholarship Application    Due -  March 1, 2018.

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Applicants must submit an original, creative image -- photograph, collage, poem, drawing, painting.  $1000  For more info go to:   http://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2014.aspx      Due - March 4

ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship - This $250 scholarship honors Steve Loven (a founding member of ICAN) and will be awarded to two graduates who will attend a 2 or 4 year college/university in Iowa. Students must share how ICAN and their school counselor have helped prepare them to be career/college ready. (ICAN gives presentations each year at GHS about College Planning & Financial Aid).  http://www.icansucceed.org/index.cfm?nodeID=79968&audienceID=1

Due - March 1.


Local - Audrey Pederson Memorial Scholarship - One $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who demonstrates financial need. First priority will be given to those who will attend a community college or vocational school with second priority to those students attending a college or university.  Audrey Pederson Memorial Scholarship Application  Due - March 2, 2018.


Local - The Lance Reimers Memorial ScholarshipAvailable to a GHS senior who attended Davis Elementary and wishes to further his/her education in an accredited program at any vocational/technical school or a 2 or 4 year university- $1000.    Lance Reimers Memorial Scholarship Application  Due March 2, 2018.


The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship  - Program will award up to 50 - $2500 scholarships to graduating 2016 high school seniors who will attend a full time program at a college/university, community college, or vocational/technical school.  Awards may be renewed up to one additional year based on maintaining satisfactory academic performance and full time enrollment. Students must have a cumulative gpa between 2.5-3.2 and show financial need.  Apply online at: http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship.  Due - March 2.


The Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship - Created to provide financial and career assistance to graduating high school seniors who have expressed an interest in the energy industry and demonstrated an aptitude in math and science.  Twenty one-year awards of $2500 for seniors who enroll in engineering or geosciences at universities identified by Shell.  Further information and online application can be found at: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10151/shell_oil_company_technical_scholarship_scholarship.php   Due - March 3.


Heartland Coop Scholarships - Twelve $1000 scholarships will be awarded to full time agriculture students who are dependents of Class A Heartland Co-op members.  The college of attendance must be at Iowa State University, Northwest Missouri State University or any 2-year agricultural program in Iowa.  Due - March 4.


Local - Grinnell Dollars for Scholars Scholarship -   If you only apply for one scholarship, this should be the one.  Every student who applies will receive at least $250. Students must show proof of attendance after they have completed their first semester in college.  Apply online at:   http://grinnell newburg.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=main&fwID=1738.  Due - 

LocalGRMC Auxiliary Scholarship - Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in the healthcare field. Several scholarships may be given - there is $2000 available for these scholarships. Go to:  http://www.grmc.us/donate/grmc-auxiliary/auxiliary-scholarship to get a copy of the application.  - .

Masonry Institute of Iowa Scholarships - Scholarships for careers in masonry, construction, design, engineering and architecture.  Masonry Institute Scholarship Due -

Local The Steve Kriegel Athletic Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating male or female senior who has been a member of an athletic team his/her senior year --- must have a 3.0 GPA  Steve Kriegel Athletic Memorial Scholarship - Due March 12, 2018.

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship -   Scholarships to Iowa HS Seniors who have demonstrated leadership on efforts to increase education and understanding of LGBT issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and communities. Applications and information can be obtained online. $3,000 - Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2018.

Local - The Victor T. Wilson M.D, Warren H. Bower M.D. & Surgical Associates Memorial Scholarship - $500 scholarship for a senior who will study in the medical/health field with preference given to nursing and pre-medicine  -- Wilson/Bower Scholarship Application 2018  Due - March 15, 2018.

Local - Dan F. Agnew Scholarship -  Applicants must rank in the top 40% of the class, intend to study education, agriculture, or business.  Looking for applicants who are involved in extra-curricular and community activities.  $500 -- Dan F. Agnew Scholarship 2018  - Due March 16, 2018.

The Agriland FS Scholarship - Awarded to high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school to pursue a career in agriculture.  Student's immediate family members cannot be employed by Agriland FS. Five $1000 and one $1500 scholarships will be given. More information at: www.agrilandfs.com.    Agriland Scholarship Application - 2016 Due March 15.


The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award - $6,000 scholarship program for Iowa high school JUNIORS.  The program annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design.  Grades, test scores, essays, and financial need are not evaluated.  For more info go go here.  Look under Grants & Awards.  Due March 15, 2018.


ACACIA Leadership Scholarship -  Available for seniors males who will attend Iowa State University. The scholarship is awarded by the local Corporate Board of Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Maximum value - up to $1000.  Preference is given to students associated with the fraternity.  ACACIA of ISU Scholarship Due March 16.

Local - The Dolly Ahrens Achievement Scholarship Award -  $2500 awarded to ten graduating seniors of Grinnell High School.  The applicants need not necessarily be the best academic students or the most talented individuals, but should be a self-directed person who is a responsible contributor to the community.  Dolly Ahrens Achievement Scholarship Award Application  Due March 23, 2018.

The Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships - Various scholarships ($1000) to students interested in pursuing an education in nursing and other health-related careers. Any student living in Jasper County or the area served by Skiff Medical Center is eligible to apply. Skiff Scholarship Coversheet   Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Application Due - March 29, 2017.

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship - $500 scholarship for any senior who will pursue a degree in the Adv Manufacturing field (Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC); Machining; Industrial Automation; Industrial Maintenance; Manufacturing Technology; Robotics; Tool & De; Transportation & Logistics; Welding). Must attend a community college in Iowa. Elevate Adv Manufacturing Scholarship Application  Due - March 31. 2017.

Local - The Kalleen Buchmeier Memorial Scholarship - $500 scholarship awarded to a GHS senior who has been active in extra curricular activities within the school and community. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 GPA and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Students write an essay in response to Kali's 2011 graduation speech.  Kali Buchmeier Scholarship Application  --  Kali's Speech  Due - March 30, 2017 (Can be submitted on the Monday after Spring Break)

Local - Grinnell Elks/Howard Edwards Scholarship - All seniors eligible to apply.  Howard Edwards Scholarship Application 2017  Due March 31, 2017. 

Local - Key Cooperative Scholarship - Will award one non-renewable $1000 scholarship.  Applicants must have a parent or guardian that is a Class A or Class B member of Key Co-op, have a non-weighted cumulative GPA of 2.65 or better, plan to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocation-technical school with a major course of study in an agricultural or ag-business field, animal science, communications, information systems, accounting, auto-truck repair, carpentry or masonry construction.  

The SFM Foundation Scholarship - Given to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers.   SFM Companies are workers' compensation insurance groups.  The student's family does not have to be insured by SFM to qualify. The awards may be up to $10,000 per year for 5 years.  The application form may be downloaded at: www.sfmfoundation.com/application.pdf. Due

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarships - Three $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college, vocational, or fifth year program in the fall of 2016.   Applicants must have a current IEP. LDI Scholarship Application  Due -

Local - Tracy A. Smith Memorial Scholarship  - $500 scholarship to honor Tracy Smith, long time GHS secretary, who valued volunteering and helping those in need.  Applicants must have attended GHS for 3 years, have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and have been involved with the FFA Chapter for a minimum of 2 years.  Scholarship Guidelines  Tracy A. Smith Memorial Scholarship  Due - 

ISSDA Evelyn Covington ScholarshipThe Evelyn Covington Scholarship Award provides up to ten $1,000 scholarships annually to senior high school children of current ISSDA (Iowa State Sheriffs' & Deputies' Association) members. Online application will be available after Jan. 1 at: http://www.issda.org/membership/issda-scholarships/

The Bright Scholars of Iowa Award is a need-based grant designed to help ensure that selected outstanding Iowa high school seniors have the financial means to complete a two-year or four-year college education without debt.  Scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to attend UNI, ISU, IOWA or DMACC, Southwest Iowa CC, Indian Hills CC.  Applicants must be a high achieving student, and qualify for a Pell grant as determined by filing the FAFSA  The amount of the award will equal the amount of the first year of attendance.  Go to:  http://www.brightscholarsofiowa.org/home  Deadline varies by institution.

Local - Clifford L. Strovers Scholarship/Poweshiek Mutual Insurance Scholarship - $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of GHS. Selection based on merit and financial need.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply.  Clifford L. Strovers Scholarship/Poweshiek Mutual  Due - 

Grinnell Firestone Automotive Repair Scholarship - Applicants will be GHS Seniors that plan to major in automotive repair. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  $500  Grinnell Firestone Scholarship -

The Professional Educators of Iowa Foundation Scholarships - Awarded to Iowa students who qualify in several categories (education, science)  Requirements for all rewards are outlined on this page: www.peiowa.org (under ABOUT)  Due - 


Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship - Applicants must be great grandchildren, grandchildren, or children of veterans. Along with 3 letters of recommendation and an essay, students need the signature of the Unit or Post Officer, whose name is on the application. American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Application  Due - 


Local - Poweshiek County Retired School Personnel Teacher Scholarship  - $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a teaching degree.   Poweshiek County Retired Teachers Application Due - April 7, 2017.

Local - Lanny Pinkerton Memorial Scholarship - Senior wrestlers eligible to apply.  (Pick up application in Counseling Office)

Local - The Fitzgerald Education Memorial Scholarship -  Awarded to a GHS senior who intends to major in education with the goal of being a teacher.  To be eligible for this award applicants must have at least a 2.67 (B-) grade point average.  The Fitzgerald Education Scholarship - Due - April 8, 2017.

Local - The Debbie D. Lease memorial Scholarship - $1000 - To be awarded to a Grinnell High School senior who plans to enroll in an accredited teacher training program with a major in education.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade pint average of 2.67 to apply. Debbie D. Lease Memorial Scholarship Application  Due - April 9, 2018.

Local - Bear Creek Chapter Whitetails Unlimited Scholarship -   ALL students who plan to attend  an accredited trade school, college or university in the fall are eligible.  Applicants must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  $250  Bear Creek Whitetails Unlimited Scholarship Application Due - April 10, 2018. 

Local - GNEA Scholarship - The Grinnell-Newburg Education Association (GNEA) will award a scholarship to any member of this year’s graduating class who is a son or daughter of a GNEA member. Qualifying students must be enrolled in a vocational, 2-year or 4-year institution.  GNEA Scholarship application. Due 

Local - Grinnell Area Arts Council Scholarships - Three scholarships of $400 each in the areas of visual arts/creative writing, music, and theatrical arts/dance.  GHS seniors may apply to as many of these areas as they wish, although a student may only be awarded one scholarship, even if they apply in multiple areas. Grinnell Area Arts Council Application  Due 

NEW!  SHE Counts First Generation Scholarship - The recipient of this scholarship will be a first generation college bound female. First priority will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.  A renewable $500 scholarship will be awarded with a maximum of $2000.  Scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of 4 years as long as student is enrolled in an accredited institution.  SHE Counts Scholarship Application  Due - 

NEW!  TLB Accounting Excellence Scholarship - $1,000 to a graduating senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to pursue a degree in ACCOUNTING -- offered by T. L. Baker & Co, LLP.   TLB Accounting Scholarship Application Due - 

Local - Rachel & Richard Sanders Scholarship - Recipient can be male or female, residing in "rural" Grinnell.  Student must attend a vocational school or community college.  $400  Sanders Scholarship Application  Due - 

Local - Jensen Optometrists Health Care Scholarship - Available for a GHS senior who plans to pursue a career in health care.  Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Jensen Optometrists Healthcare Scholarship   Due - 

Local - Newburg Alumni Scholarship -  The recipient of this scholarship may be either male or female who is a rural resident of the Newburg area (former Newburg Consolidated School District).  One $400 scholarship will be awarded. Newburg Alumni Scholarship Application  Due - 

New! - The Victor T. Wilson M.D, Warren H. Bower M.D. & Surgical Associates Memorial Scholarship - $500 scholarship for a senior who will study in the medical/health field with preference given to nursing and pre-medicine  -- Wilson, Bower & Surgical Associates Scholarship 2017  Due -  

Local - The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office Scholarship - $500. Applicants must major in Criminal Justice or a related field of study.  This award will be paid after the completion of the first semester. Must achieve at least a C in all enrolled classes and continued enrollment in a qualified program. Poweshiek County Sheriff's Application  Due -

Local - The Mildred & Helen T. Stewart Scholarship -  Awarded to GHS graduates who are particularly interested in Library Science.  But.....if there are no such graduates, scholarships will be awarded to graduates enrolled in a college liberal arts program.  Please return applications to Bierman & Bierman Law Office (on Main Street).   Mildred & Helen T. Stewart Scholarship Application 2018 - Due April 15, 2018.
The ARC of Poweshiek County Scholarship -  Applicants should plan to major in special education and must agree to an interview with the committee if requested. $1500  ARC of Poweshiek County Scholarship  Due 
Local - Nathan Figland Memorial Scholarship - Scholarship ($300) awarded to a student interested in Criminal Justice or related field.  Nathan Figland Memorial Scholarship  Due - 
Local - The Grinnell Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation Scholarship - Established to assist a graduating high school senior or college student who is a current/former Little Brother or Little Sister seeking college or trade school tuition support. Up to two $300 scholarships will be awarded to recipients chosen by the Grinnell Big Brothers Big Sisters board. Grinnell Big Brother Big Sisters Scholarship   Due - 
Local - The Grinnell PEO Scholarship - Updated Application coming soon.  Applicants must be female and rank in the top 30% of the senior class. PEO is a philanthropic women's organization - A primary goal of PEO is educating young women. The scholarship will be at least $600.  
The Quarton-McElroy Broadcast Scholarships  Applicants must be Iowa graduating seniors who want to major in broadcasting or broadcast journalism and attend an Iowa college or university.   Online application can be found at  http://www.iowabroadcasters.com  Due - 
The Iowa Association of Building Officials Scholarship - $500 renewable scholarships. Applicants may attend either a 4 year program or 2 year program. See brochure for eligible programs/colleges. IABO Scholarship brochure/application   Due -
Local - The Grinnell Lions Club Scholarship - Awarded to a GHS graduate enrolled in a 2 year or less vocational/technical program.  Applicants must have at least a 1.67 GPA (C-) and have been involved in a school or community activity.   Grinnell Lions Club Scholarship 2017   Due - 

Iowa Family Farms Scholarship - The Gardner family (Iowa Family Farms) will provide two high school students with scholarships of $500.  One recipient must be from Newton HS.  The other may be from Poweshiek, Jasper, Marion, or Mahaska county.  Your GPA must be 2.8 or higher. Download the application at:  www.iafamilyfarms.com   Due 

Local - Grinnell Community Scholarship - Applicants must reside within the city limits of Grinnell. First consideration will be given to those who meet the financial guidelines.  Should no applicants meet the guidelines, consideration will be open to all who apply.  Look at both documents.  Applications are kept confidential.   Grinnell Community Scholarship   Due - 

Local - The EPC Scholarship - Applicants must demonstrate financial need and enroll in an institution of higher learning - $300.   EPC Scholarship Application  Due -   

Local - The Ronald Graham Memorial Scholarship - One $250 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will attend a community college or vocational school.  Must reside in "rural" Grinnell.   Ronald Graham Memorial Scholarship  Due - 

Local - The Audrey Rivers Griffith Scholarship - $2000 scholarship for a senior who demonstrates financial need & plans to enter the Science field. Pick up the application in the Counseling Office. Due - 

​Local - The Green Futures Scholarship - Applicants must be interested in preserving a "Green Future."  Students will describe how they have promoted a Green Future in the past and how they will continue to do so in the future.  This $1000 scholarship was originated by Tyler Huebner, GHS 2001 graduate.  Students can apply online at:  http://greenfuturesscholarship.org/application.php  or submit a paper application. Green Futures Application  Due - 

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship -  Available for seniors males who will attend the University of Iowa. The scholarship is awarded by the local Corporate Board of Alumni of ACACIA Fraternity. Maximum value - up to $2000.  Preference is given to students associated with the fraternity. ACACIA Leadership Scholarship Due 

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship - Each year, this $1,000 scholarship is offered to one male and one female high school junior or senior that has participated in past Iowa Games events such as Summer Games, Winter Games, Net Fest, etc.  For more information and to view the application, please go to: http://www.iowagames.org/BPMScholarship. Applications must be received by 

Local - The Grinnell Rotary Club Scholarship  - Three or more $500 scholarships. Students must attend three Rotary Club meetings.  Meetings are held every Tues. at West Side Diner at 6:00 p.m.  (Student meals provided)   You must sign up on this Google Doc   Maximum of 5-6 students per meeting.  Those who have attended 3 meetings will be invited back to a meeting in May .  A short application can be found in the Counseling Office.  Due - April 27, 2018.

Local - Pheasants Forever Scholarship - The Poweshiek County Pheasants Forever Chapter is offering one $500 scholarship to a high school senior in each Poweshiek County high school pursuing a career in natural resource conservation. Pheasants Forever Scholarship Application  Due - 

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship -  Applicants must attend the University of Iowa, be of the Protestant faith, and be a resident of Iowa.  Multiple scholarships in the amount of $800 are awarded annually.  Pearl Hull Falk Application  Due - May 1, 2018.

Cosmetology Scholarship - Des Moines area Great Clips salon owners offer three $300 scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology to high school seniors.  Scholarships can be used at any accredited cosmetology or barbering school in the Des Moines area. Cosmetology Scholarship application  Due -  May 1.

Local - The Hermon Lodge No. 273 A.F. and A.M. (Masonic Lodge) Grinnell Scholarship  - One $500 scholarship will be given to help an area student pursue more training and education at a college, university, or vocational/technical school.  Hermon Lodge Scholarship Application  Due - 

Local - Dr. Jeff Knobloch Memorial ScholarshipOne $1000 scholarship will be given to a graduating senior who displays excellent citizenship and has financial need.  Dr. Jeff Knobloch Memorial Scholarship  Due - 

The Robert D. Blue Scholarship -Awarded to high school seniors who will attend a college/university in Iowa and demonstrates financial need.  Applicants will submit a 500 word essay and two letters of recommendation. Applications are only accepted online at: http://www.rdblue.org/scholarship/ Due -

UnityPoint Health Scholar Athlete of the Year - Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, participation in athletics and service to their school and community. Students need to download, complete and submit their applications to their High School Principal by May 12, 2017. The High School Principal will choose one applicant to submit to the Iowa High School Sports Network. The award will be presented at a banquet in July, 2017. One senior female athlete and one senior male athlete will receive a renewable $500 scholarship (up to $2000) The application & details can be found at: www.unitypointscholarathletes.com Due to Principal -

"College Is Power" Scholarship - Open to students age 17 and older who plan to start college within the next 12 months.  First Place Award is $1000. Online application can be found at: www.collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm.  Due -


Iowa PGA Foundation-Charlie Burkart Scholarship Scholarship - Offered to students who have an interest in golf and could potentially contribute to the game in some capacity in the future. Award is $1500 for 4 years. Charlie Burkhart Scholarship Application. Due - June 15, 2018.