Seniors! If you need a transcript for a scholarship, please fill out the online transcript request form-under Schools - High School-Guidance Office - Transcript.  Your transcript can be picked up from the Guidance Office, emailed to you, or mailed to an organization.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ARE OFFERED BY THE SHELDON EDUCATION FOUNDATION, AND LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR AREA. 

PLEASE NOTE!  WE ARE CONVERTING MANY OF THE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO A GOOGLE DOC, SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TYPE ON THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.  

WHEN YOU OPEN AN APPLICATION:   Click on FILE.  Then MAKE A COPY.  You will then be able to fill in your application and it will save to your drive.   

A NOTE ON RESUMES!

Remember your scholarship resume is what sets you apart from other students!  Be specific on what leadership positions you hold within an organization, and the activities you participate in, including the number of service hours.  

Examples of Resumes: Resume Lab.com  or More tips! And there are many other websites! 

Ongoing Scholarship - State of Iowa

FUTURE READY LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP

Who's Eligible? The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is for Iowans who: 

  • Are new high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time in the fall after graduation or adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time.

  • Plan to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree aligned with a designated high-demand job.

  • Have applied for all other available aid.   

  • File the FAFSA by the deadline

The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is available at Iowa Community Colleges and accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer eligible programs of study and that agree to provide required student services. (The scholarship program is available at NCC and WIT.) Please view the website to find out about eligible programs at all of Iowa's community colleges.  

Future Ready Last Dollar Scholarship

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

P.E.O. STAR SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2022

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for women who excel in leadership, academics (3.0 gpa), extra-curricular activities and community service. To apply for this scholarship, a student has to be recommended by a local P.E.O. Chapter.  If you are especially strong in Community Service and in the areas mentioned above, please fill out the application. We will be in contact with the local PEO Chapter.

The P.E.O. Sheldon Chapter DU Scholarship interviews will take place in the spring.    

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship  

NOVEMBER 

DECEMBER

JANUARY

OSCEOLA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. - COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS/ JANUARY 28, 2022  

(This deadline has passed)

Sons or daughters of current Osceola Electric Cooperative members are eligible to apply for college scholarships. You will need a current transcript as part of your application, ACT scores and complete an essay.   For more information, and the application: Osceola Electric Cooperative Scholarship 

FEBRUARY

SIOUXLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION / CLOY & CONNIE OLHAUSEN SCHOLARSHIP (PROFESSION: NURSING) / FEBRUARY 1  AWARD: MAXIMUM OF $7,500

(This deadline has passed.)

Students who will pursue a nursing degree at a post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Applicants must have a minimum gpa of 2.5, be pursuing a nursing degree, and be graduating high school seniors from one of the following schools: HMS High School,  Hartley, IA, Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S., Sibley, IA, Sheldon High School, Sheldon IA, South O'Brien, Paullina, IA

Selection criteria: based on scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.  

The application will be available on December 1. Cloy & Connie Olhausen Scholarship Application: Application Link

2022 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS (SWCD) / DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2022

SWCD is offering scholarships to Iowa students who are interested in conservation and agriculture.  Iowa Seniors in the Class of 2022 pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship.  

Three (3) scholarships will be awarded at the state level of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.  Winners from the remaining six (6) regions will receive $500.  

Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • 2 0 points for Involvement, Leadership and Character

  • 20 points for Career

  • 30 points for Scholastic Achievement

  • 30 points for your Conservation Statement

Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD) App    CDI Scholarship Rules

MARCH

LINDA K. DE GROOT - VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED 'SPIRIT OF CARING' SCHOLARSHIP/ AWARD: $2,000  / DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022

In honor and memory of Linda K. De Groot, Village Northwest Unlimited will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be entering a career field that focuses on working with individuals who have disabilities.  Linda was the Director of Public Relations and Business Development at Village Northwest for over 20 years. She lost her battle with cancer on October 15, 2006.  This scholarship provides an opportunity to honor and sustain her legacy of caring that Linda exemplified every day.

Application Requirements:

  • Enter a career field that focuses on working with people with disabilities

  • Submit an official high school transcript with your application.

  • Include two (2) letters of recommendation. (not from a parent or relative)

  • Submit a completed application form (must be typed) to: Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon IA)

Linda K. De Groot - Spirit of Caring Scholarship

TOWN & COUNTRY IMPLEMENT - ORANGE CITY/ROCK VALLEY/ DEADLINE: MARCH 15

Students who are entering a diesel technology program, who intend to work with farm equipment in the future, are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Please see the application for more details.  Town & Country Implement

FARMERS MUTUAL SCHOLARSHIP - HULL, IA / DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2022

Farmers Mutual Insurance Association of Hull, IA is sponsoring college scholarships for seniors whose parents are policy holders with Farmers Mutual of Hull, and attend a Northwest Iowa high school. Twenty (20) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-22 school year.  Service to the community and academic excellence will both be considered when determining the award winners.  

Requirements:

  • Your parents MUST be insured by Farmers Mutual Insurance of Hull

  • You need  to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • You must plan to attend a post-high school educational institution in the fall of 2022.  

To apply: Farmers Mutual Application    

Reference Forms: Farmers Mutual Insurance REFERENCE FORMS

BOYDEN COMMUNITY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP / MARCH 18 POSTMARK DEADLINE

The Boyden Community Club is offering two (2) $250 scholarships to two high school seniors who meet the following requirements:

  • You must have an affiliation with the Boyden community - a Boyden Address, a Boyden Phone Number OR Attend a Boyden Church.

  • Complete the application

Boyden Community Club App

WOODS FULLER SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2022

The Woods Fuller Law Firm is currently accepting applications for their college scholarship program, which awards two (2) $2,500 scholarships to eligible high school seniors in the communities they serve. Requirements for this scholarship:

  • High school senior, attending an accredited post- high school educational institution.

  • Have not previously received a Woods Fuller Scholarship

  • Reside within the counties of Lincoln or Minnehaha in S. Dakota or Sioux or O'Brien counties in Iowa. 

Please view the application for detailed requirements.  Woods Fuller Scholarship 2022

SIOUXLAND OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP / MARCH 25, 2022

Graduating seniors of the Class of 2022, are invited to apply for the Siouxland Officials Association Scholarship.   Five (5) $750 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who portray great sportsmanship on and off the playing field.  Requirements include: participating in at least one sport for at least three (3) years of your high school career, including your senior year. You must also have a 3.00 gpa at the time of your application.  Please view the application for more details and to apply.  The deadline to apply is March 25, 2022.  Siouxland Officials Association Scholarship

COOPERATIVE ENERGY COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS / MARCH 31, 2022

Fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships will be offered to students pursuing a 2 or 4-year college education in a field that compliments the careers offered at Cooperative Energy Company. Some of those careers include: 

Accounting and Administrative Assistants, C-Store Managers, Location Managers, Diesel Service Technicians, Auto Service Technicians, Tire Service Technicians, Fuel Delivery Drivers, and Propane Service and Delivery Drivers

Some ideal 2 or 4-year college programs that support these careers could be: Business Management, Accounting, Administrative Office Management and Auto/Diesel Tech or Transportation.  

Please view the application information for the essay questions and rules: Cooperative Energy Scholarship Requirements

Application: Cooperative Energy App 2022

APRIL

PEPPER & SHERMAN FAMILIES SCHOLARSHIP / $1,000 / DEADLINE: APRIL 3

Candidates for the Pepper & Sherman Scholarship must be a member of the graduating class of Sheldon High School in good standing. Seniors planning to further their education at an accredited college, university or trade school are eligible to apply.  

Candidates must write an essay, typed and not to exceed 250 words, answering the question:

What do you want to achieve by continuing your education? 

Pepper & Sherman Families Scholarship

NORTHWEST IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES /2022 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 1

The Northwest Iowa League of Cities (NWILC) High School Senior Scholarship Program is open to any high school senior residing in a NWILC member community.  You must pursue a post-secondary education which may result in city government.  Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

  • High School Senior

  • Reside in a Community that is a member of the NWILC

  • Intend to enroll in a post-secondary program that may result in employment by city government

    • examples: public administration, water/wastewater, law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, code enforcement, planner, public engineer, city attorney, etc. 

    Complete and return the application and a 400-500 word essay highlighting your interest in pursuing a career related to city government.  

  • Application & Signature Page: NWILC Scholarship App

  • NWILC Information Page

COOPERATIVE FARMERS ELEVATOR SCHOLARSHIP / APRIL 1 DEADLINE

Cooperative Farmers Elevator (several locations in NW Iowa) is offering (5) five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing an agricultural-related major at a technical school or college in the fall of 2022.   

Eligibility includes:

  • High school senior, graduating in the spring of 2021

  • The parent of the student must be a Class A or B member of CFE.

  • Must intend to major in agricultural-related major at a technical school or college

  • Legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident

For more details, please view the application for more details.  Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) Scholarship

DAN ROSE MEMORIAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM /POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 1

The Dan Rose Memorial College Scholarship supports the continuing education of the high school seniors whose parents or legal guardian have service(s) with C-M-L Telephone Cooperative in the Archer, Meriden, Cleghorn, Larrabee or Cherokee area. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a graduating high school senior

  • live in the household of a member of the C-M-L Telephone Cooperative

  • successfully complete the 1st semester in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Dan Rose Memorial College Scholarship

Please mail your application by April 1 to: Bruce Johnson, Manager, CML Telephone Cooperative Association, PO Box 18, 208 Eagle Street, Meriden, IA  51037

SHELDON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC./KIWA RADIO SCHOLARSHIP/DEADLINE: APRIL 1

Sheldon Broadcasting Company Inc./KIWA Radio will award one (1) scholarship to a Sheldon High School graduating senior who meets the following requirements:

  • The applicant must attend Sheldon High School

  • Achieve a cumulative gpa of 2.50 or higher, in high school

  • Be a high school senior in good standing

  • Major in radio broadcasting, communications or journalism, music education and/or songwriting or music composition as a full-time college student.

  • Submit your completed application, postmarked no later than April 1.

Sheldon Broadcasting/KIWA Radio Scholarship

JOHN N. AND IRENE E. BOWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP / CAREER FIELD: NURSING/TEACHING / DUE BY APRIL 3 IN THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE.  

The John N. and Irene E. Bowers Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize graduating high school seniors who have a sincere passion for the field of nursing and teaching/education and have the potential to become exceptional nurses and teachers. John Bowers was a member of the Sheldon High School Class of 1937.

To be considered as a candidate for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:  

  • Must have achieved at least a 2.5 cumulative gpa in high school

  • Submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor or current employer, which should address the applicant's potential for success in your chosen field of healthcare or teaching profession.  

  • Due in the Counselor's Office not later than April 1.  

Bowers Scholarship Application

O'BRIEN COUNTY CAREER DAY SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: APRIL 5

O'Brien County Career Day awards one successful applicant with a $500 scholarship to be used towards student loan debt, other educational expenses or expenses that assist in the preparation of their career or business in O'Brien County.  

Eligibility: 

  • Receive a diploma from 2017 to 2022 from a participating school (Sheldon, HMS, South O'Brien, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn)  AND

  • Be or will be employed in or self-employed in O'Brien County

  • Be or will be a resident in O'Brien County

  • Return the following year as a guest of honor to the O'Brien County Career Day

Application:  O'Brien County Career Day

The application should be submitted to Kiana Johnson, O'Brien County Economic Development Executive Director, PO Box 616, Primghar, IA  51245 or via email: ocedc@tcaexpress.net by April 5.

SANFORD HEALTH NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP / APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS ON FEBRUARY 8.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 8.

Sanford Health is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a healthcare-related field.  

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have an affiliation with a participating Sanford Network Facility

  • Acceptance into a healthcare program  at an accredited, post-secondary institution.

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater, calculated on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • You must upload an official transcript of grades from your last completed semester of study. The transcript must show your current gpa. 

  • Have an affiliation with a Sanford Health facility (Sanford Sheldon Medical Center is a participating facility)

Application period opens on February 8.  Closes on April 8.   Sanford Health Network Scholarship

LOOF MEMORIAL CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP / APRIL 8, 2022

Applicants for the Loof Memorial Conservation Scholarship, must be a resident of Osceola County and pursuing a degree in Conservation, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies or Agriculture. Other requirements include a 2.0 gpa or higher and be a graduating senior.  

For more application details, and to apply:  Loof Memorial Conservation Scholarship

2022 SHELDON FFA FARM LAB SCHOLARSHIP / SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY APRIL 8TH TO MR. FOX

An undetermined amount of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the successful applicant(s).

Scholarships are open to all Sheldon FFA Seniors and will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Sheldon FFA Involvement

  • Sheldon FFA/SHS Leadership

  • SHS Scholastic Record

  • Financial Need

  • One letter of recommendation is required.

Please turn in your completed application to Mr. Fox no later than April 8th. 

Link to the application: 

Sheldon FFA Scholarship 

O'BRIEN COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP /DEADLINE: WAS APRIL 10.  DUE TO AN ERROR ON OUR PART, IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH.  

The O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship is open to students who intend to make a positive impact in the beef industry. 

Open to:

1. Senior students who plan to major in a field related to agriculture, nutrition etc.

2. A student must have a family member of the O'Brien County  Cattlemen's  Association. 

O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association Application

P.E.O. CHAPTER DU, SHELDON SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: APRIL (17) 2022

The P.E.O. Chapter Du - Sheldon Scholarship is awarded to a young high school senior woman who exhibits excellence in leadership, academics (3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale), extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.  Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

P.E.O. Chapter DU Scholarship

SAUPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: APRIL (17th) 2022

This scholarship honors four Saupe Brothers and their wives who immigrated to this area as young couples and settled on prairie grass farms in the 1880's.  These brothers, Bruno, Otto, Frank and Emil with their wives, Sarah, Dora, Bertha and Anna actively participated in the agricultural, economic and social development of the community. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving young persons in planning for the future and preparing themselves through post-high school education training. 

Note: This is a 4-year scholarship, distributed $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000. Students entering a 1,2, or 3 year Certificate program are also eligible to apply.  

Criteria: 

  • The candidate must be in good standing of the graduating class of Sheldon High School.

  • Must display a favorable attitude toward the teachers and students in the high school environment, as well as good character.

  • Must have served in some capacity in church, community and school

  • Rank in the top third of the class.   

Please complete and return the application to the Guidance Office by April (15) 19th.  Lineal descendants of the Saupe family are not eligible, but should instead apply for the Saupe Family Scholarship.  

Saupe Memorial Scholarship

CHARLES SCHNEIDER MEMORIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2022

The purpose of the Charles Schneider Memorial Community Service Scholarship is to recognize a Sheldon High School graduating senior who has performed significant hours (50 hours minimum in your previous two years of high school) of community service in the past year, and will be continuing your education in an accredited institution after graduating from high school. You must also demonstrate outstanding citizenship, submit a 500 word or less essay, and a resume including academics, co-curricular, and any paid or volunteer work experience. 

Charles Schneider Application

MOONLIGHT CREWZERS CAR CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (CAREER FIELD: AUTOMOTIVE) / DEADLINE: APRIL 17th  / AMOUNT AWARDED: $500. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving graduating high school student in helping finance his/her post-high automotive based education.  Criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of the graduating senior class of Sheldon High School

  • Continue your education in an automotive based field.

Moonlight Crewzers Car Club Scholarship

SCS - 'SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS' / DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2022 / CRITERIA: SENIOR WHO EXCELS IN THE ARTS) AWARD AMOUNT: $1,000

The Sheldon Community Schools Education Foundation - Scholarship for the Arts, supports the development of an outstanding high school senior who excels in the arts and will be enrolled in an accredited educational program leading to a degree in the arts. To be considered, applicants must have:

  • Achieved a 2.5 cumulative gpa in high school

  • Participated in concert band, marching band, color guard, jazz band, choir, jazz or show choir, musical, dance and/or speech contest for ALL FOUR YEARS of High school. 

  • Complete the application by April 15.

  • Submit an essay in 500 words or less (see the application for the essay topic)

  • Attach a high school transcript to the application.

  • Include your resume, including academic, co-curricular and any other participation in the arts. 

Scholarship for the Arts

SHELDON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA) SCHOLARSHIP /DUE: APRIL 28

The criteria for the SEA Scholarship are to be interpreted as a flexible set of guidelines which will be carefully considered in the case of each individual candidate.

  • You must be a senior in good standing of the graduating class of the Sheldon Community High School. 

  • You must have displayed a favorable attitude toward your environment, as well as good character. 

  • Applications are due in the Guidance Office by April 29th. 

Please see the attached application for specific 'Letter of Application' details.  

Sheldon Education Association Scholarship

IRENE VOSS SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: APRIL 28

A graduate of Sheldon High School or a member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church who will be attending a United Methodist College in the State of Iowa (Simpson College, Morningside College, Iowa Wesleyan and Cornell College), majoring in Education.  Applications are available in the Sheldon United Methodist Church office.  For more information contact the Sheldon UMC Office by April 30 712-324-4894 or stop by the church office to pick up an application.. The scholarship award will be sent to your college in August.  

DUANE & HERMINA JANSSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP /AWARD $500 / DUE: APRIL 28, 2022

(Criteria: 1st Generation College Student)

This scholarship honors the life of Hermina Janssen, who along with her husband Duane, made it their most important goal in life to assure that all five of their children attended and graduated from college, the first generation of the family to attend college.  The criteria are to be interpreted as a flexible set of guidelines which will be carefully considered in the case of each individual candidate. The candidate: 

  • Must be a first generation family member to attend a post high school institution.

  • Must be a member in good standing of the graduating senior class of the Sheldon Community High School. 

  • Should have achieved a gpa placing them in the top one-third (1/3) of their graduating class.

  • Must have served in some capacity in activities in church, community, and school

  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college.  

Duane & Hermina Janssen Scholarship

The application is due in the Counselor's office by April 29    

HARDING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE:  APRIL 28 

The Harding Family Scholarship was established in 2016 by Sharon R. Scharlepp to honor her ancestors, O.B. Harding and his wife, Emeline Moyer Harding, pioneer homesteaders in Osceola County, Iowa, and in honor of their son, W.L. Harding, the 22nd Iowa Governor.  

The annual scholarship amounts and recipients will vary according to the annual allocation from the trust. Preference given, but not limited to, applicants majoring in areas of agriculture or agriculture related fields of study.  You may attend any college choice - vocational, community or 4-year institution.  Scholarships are payable to the institution the recipient attends, after successful completion of the 2022 fall semester and proof of enrollment for 2022 spring semester.  One to two applicants are planned to be awarded, with the expected award from $1,500-$3,000.  

Requirements:

  • Preference given to students majoring in an ag - related field of study.

  • A high school transcript must accompany your application. A 2.5 or higher gpa is required.  

  • Submit a typed or printed essay in a maximum of 500 words, on what you hope to learn in your field of study to help impact the future of agriculture in your chosen field.  

Harding Family Scholarship 

MAY

O'BRIEN COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER SCHOLARSHIP / DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2022

The O'Brien County Pheasants Forever will be awarding two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to two graduating seniors of the class of 2022 who intends to continue post high school education. 

You should be interested in wildlife conservation, hunting, shooting, and outdoor activities. 

To apply: submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member and a short essay (300 words or less) stating your interests, outdoor activities and career goals. The deadline to apply is: May 2nd.   

Please send your application to: O'Brien County Pheasants Forever, Attn: Bruce A. Green, P.O. Box 190, Primghar, IA  51245. field.  

Harding Family Scholarship