Seniors! If you need a transcript for a scholarship, please fill out the online transcript request form-under Schools - High School-Guidance Office - Transcript.  I will be checking my email on a daily basis. Your transcript can be mailed if needed, or emailed to your sheldonschools.com email.  - Shairi St. Clair

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Future ready iowa - Last-dollar scholarship

Future Ready Iowa is a plan to train Iowans for 21st-century jobs. The goal is for 70% of the state's workforce to have some education or training beyond high school by 2025.  Because finances can be a barrier to Iowans who would like to continue education after high school, this scholarship is designed to work with other state and federal programs to completely cover the cost of tuition toward a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in a high-need field. 

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

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 Iowa

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P.E.O. STAR Scholarship / Deadline: Fall of 2019  

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a highly competitive one-time $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service and who plan to pursue full or part-time post-secondary education in the United States or Canada beginning in the fall following their high school graduation.

Eligibility requirements: A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.
  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation.
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. Chapter.

Applicants must submit a resume with your contact information, leadership positions, activities, and community service to the Guidance Office in September. Three potential candidates will be selected for an interview with the local PEO- Chapter DU committee.  

If a STAR Scholarship Recipient is chosen by the National Committee, a second recipient will be chosen for the local P.E.O.-Chapter DU Memorial Scholarship. This award will be between $1,000-$1500.  

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O'Brien County soil & water conservation District / Deadline: February 14, 2020

The O'Brien County SWCD has decided to award a minimum of 2 $500 scholarships to students going into the field of agriculture or natural sciences. The award will be based on the application form. Each student will have 2 chances to receive a scholarship (local and state-wide).  For more information and the application:  cdiowa.org/scholarship

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Cooperative Energy Company - Scholarship Program / Deadline: February 14, 2020

This spring, Cooperative Energy Company (Sibley), is going to give out fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships to students who might be interested in a rewarding career with their company down the road.  A career at Cooperative Energy could give you a lifetime of benefits and security, and a solid income, while staying close to home.

The scholarship program is for hard-working individuals who want to pursue a 2- or 4- year college education in a field that compliments the careers that are offered at Cooperative Energy Company. Some of the careers include;

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

Ideal 2 or 4-year college programs that would support the careers could be:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Management
  • Auto/Diesel Tech or Transportation

If you can see yourself working in the cooperative system, you should consider applying for this scholarship. For more information:   

Cooperative Energy Scholarship

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Northwest iowa pet breeders scHolarship / Deadline: Feb. 15

Students planning to major in Business or Ag-related careers are invited to apply for this scholarship. You must have a 2.5 gpa and submit a written essay on the topic:

"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? And how does that pertain to you?"

The application and instructions are attached:  Northwest Iowa Pet Breeders Scholarship

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The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a nursing degree at a post-secondary educational institution. Applicants must have a minimum gpa of 2.5 and be pursuing a nursing degree, and graduating from HMS, Sheldon, Sibley-Ocheyedan, or South O'Brien school districts.

The maximum award is $7,500. Selection of recipients is based on factors such as scholastic performance, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history, financial need and essay evaluation.

The application must be received by February 15, and include:

  • Your completed online application
  • First two pages of your parents'/guardians'most current U.S. income Tax Return (Form 1040)
  • Your essay
  • Two(2) Character Counts recommendations
  • Acceptance Letter from the nursing program

Info & application

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. 


The Iowa Farm Bureau awards $1,000 scholarships to high school and college students working toward a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in agriculture or agribusiness. To qualify, you must be a son or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member, accepted into an accredited college for the 2020 school year, and plan to earn a degree in an Ag-related field, Nursing or Education. Application forms can be found at: iowafarmbureau scholarship

Most NCC scholarship deadlines have passed. 

Northwest Iowa Community College / Most Scholarships are due by March 1 

Don't miss out on an opportunity to apply for NCC Scholarships. Most scholarship applications are due by March 1.  Apply online: NCC Scholarships OR pick up a scholarship booklet in the Guidance Office.

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Linda K. De Groot - Village Northwest Unlimited 'Spirit of Caring Scholarship'  Award $1,000  Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2020

Village Northwest Unlimited, in honor and memory of Linda K. DeGroot,will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be entering into 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 and was a valuable employee of the Village for over 20 years.  Linda lost her battle with cancer on October 15, 2006.  This scholarship provides an opportunity to honor and sustain the legacy of caring that Linda exemplified every day. 

The award will be given on an annual basis at the Sheldon High School Awards Day Program to a graduating senior at the Sheldon Community High School. 

Application Requirements: 

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

  • Submit an official high school transcript.

  • Include 2 letters of recommendation (cannot be from a parent or relative).

  • Submit a completed application form (must be typed).


Return the completed packet by March 1 to:

Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon IA  (the address is provided in the application)

woods, fuller, schultz & smith - scholarship /deadline: Friday, march 6, 2020

Woods, Fuller, Schultz, & Smith P.C., will annually award five (5), $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors attending an accredited college, university or technical school in the fall. Eligibility criteria includes: 

  • High school senior, attending an accredited college, university or technical school
  • Have not previously received a Woods Fuller scholarship
  • Reside within the counties of Lincoln or Minnehaha in South Dakota or Sioux or O'Brien in Iowa. 

Requirements include:

  • An Essay of 300 words or less (why you are deserving of a Woods Fuller scholarship). 
  • A resume of activities, work experience and leadership activities.
  • Two (2) personal recommendations which include specific examples regarding character, dependability, involvement and other distinguishing characteristics. 
  • Academic - an official transcript, including your gpa, from the last semester you completed.  

Woods Fuller Scholarship

Farmers mutual insurance service award scholarship /Postmark Deadline: march 9, 2020

Farmers Mutual Insurance Association of Hull is sponsoring college scholarships for seniors whose parents are policy holders with Farmers Mutual, and currently attend a local Northwest Iowa High School. Twenty (20) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year. Service to the community and academic excellence will both be considered when determining the award winners. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Your parent(s) MUST be insured by Farmers Mutual Insurance of Hull.
  • Your GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • You plan to attend a post high school educational institution in the fall of 2020.   

You will need to complete the application, and two (2) academic and character reference forms are required; one by a teacher and one by a guidance counselor.  


Reference Forms

Application Details & Requirements

o'brien county pheasants forever / deadline: march 10, 2020

O'Brien County Pheasants Forever is giving two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to each graduating senior of the class of 2020 who tends to continue post-high school education. The student applicant should be interested in wildlife conservation, hunting, shooting and outdoor activities. 

Applicants should submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member and a short essay not to exceed 300 words. The essay should include your interests, outdoor activities and career goals. Mail your essay to: 

O'Brien County Pheasants Forever

Attn: Bruce A. Green

P.O. Box 190

Primghar, IA 51245

The postmark deadline is March 10, 2020. 

Pheasants Forever  

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O'Brien county career day scholarship / deadline to apply: march 15, 2020

The O'Brien County Workforce Team and the O'Brien County Career Day Team are partnering with local businesses to sponsor a $500 scholarship to eligible applicants in 2020. 

  • Students applying for this scholarship must have graduated between the years of 2017 to the present.  (Eligible students should have graduated from Sheldon, HMS, South O'Brien or MMCRU) 
  • Be employed or self-employed in O'Brien County and/or a resident in O'Brien County.
  • You will need to complete the scholarship application, and approve of a transcript/graduation date request from your high school to confirm your graduation date.
  • Scholarship finalists will have a face-to-face or online video conference interview with the Scholarship Advisory Board if necessary.   

Applications must be received by March 15The scholarship will be awarded at Career Day on April 24, 2020.  O'Brien County Career Day Scholarship

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2020 elevate iowa scholarship program / application deadline: march 15, 2020

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. 

Careers such as:

  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining
  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing Technician/Technology
  • Robotics
  • Tool & Die
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Welding Technician & Technology
  • Other ____________________________

In 2020, Elevate is offering fifteen (15) $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa's 15 Community Colleges (NCC included) - one award will be given per college region. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Legends in Manufacturing Dinner at no cost in the fall of 2020.   Interested candidates can apply by completing the following application: Elevate Iowa Scholarship

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farmers coop society / deadline: march 16, 2020

The Farmers Coop Society of Sioux Center, IA will be awarding scholarships to eight (8) high school seniors who are pursuing an ag-related degree or to a student with an agriculture or rural background. Qualified applicants:

  • will be a graduating high school senior who will enroll in college or a technical school in the fall of 2020
  • possess a gpa of 3.0 or better
  • and have a designated major or interest in an ag-related field, or an ag or rural background

Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, and ag-related involvement. Applications should include your high school transcript and three (3) letters of reference. 

Download the application: FCS Scholarship 2020

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Siouxland Officials Association - Siouxland Sportsmanship Scholarship/Deadline: March 27, 2020

The Siouxland Officials Association will be awarding up to five (5) $750 scholarships for male and female participants.  The criteria for the scholarship includes:

  • You must be a senior within a 75 mile radius of Sioux City.
  • You must participate in at least one sport for at least 3 years of your high school career, including your senior year.
  • You must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. (You will need to submit an official transcript with your application) 
  • You must have applied at a qualified post-secondary education institution for the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • Applications must include two (2) letters of reference.  
  • Applications must include a 150-200 word essay of your understanding of what it takes to exemplify good sportsmanship.  

Complete the application by Friday, March 27, 2020.  Completed applications should be sent to: 

Kevin Eekhoff, Siouxland Officials Association, 1898 Willow Run Blvd., LeMars, IA  51031 or email to: keekhoff@bank-northwest.com 


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Sanford health 2020 heart of tomorrow scholarship / applications are due on March 27, 2020

Sanford's 'Heart of Tomorrow' program is designed to assist employees' dependent children only with a $1000 gift to be used in their pursuit of post-secondary education. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a high school senior or high school graduate planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a full-time undergrad course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program of your choice.  
  • Your cumulative gpa should be 3.0 or greater, calculated on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • You must be a dependent child (up to age 24) of a full-time or part-time Sanford Health Employee.  

You will need to submit an essay that describes your service, scholarship, humble leadership and impact (500 words or less). 

You will need to submit an official transcript of grades from your last completed semester of study from your current educational facility.  The transcript should show your cumulative GPA, and postmarked by April 10, 2020.  

Eligible students may apply online at Heart of Tomorrow Scholarship. Submission instructions are included.  

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O'Brien county cattlemen's association Scholarship / deadline: March 31, 2020 

The O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association is offering scholarships for qualified high school seniors in O'Brien County. The purpose of the scholarship is to help educate the leaders of tomorrow who will be in a position to have a positive influence on the Beef Industry. The scholarships will be given to men and women in fields of agriculture, nutrition, etc.  Applications will be taken from a student whose family is a member of the O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2020. Mail your application to: David Grooters, 5886 -350th Street, Sanborn, IA  51248.

O'Brien County Cattlemen's Assoc. App

Sheldon Lions Club Volunteer Scholarship -  Award $500  This scholarship is no longer available.

Deadline has passed. 

Northwest iowa league of cities scholarship / april 1 deadline

Four (4) scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded to students who reside in a community that is a member of the Northwest Iowa League of Cities (Sheldon is a member). Students applying for this scholarship must pursue post-secondary education or training in a field that may result in employment by city government (examples: public administration, urban planning, water/wastewater, recreation, library science, museum management, police/public safety, code enforcement, planner, public engineer, surveyor, city attorney, etc.) 

Application materials include: 

  • the completed application form
  • a 400-500 word essay demonstrating your interest in city government
  • a resume showing your extracurricular activities, awards and accomplishments, and a transcript.  

Application: Northwest Iowa League of Cities Scholarship

Deadline has passed. 

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 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.  

Recipients will be notified of their scholarship award by phone/email no later than May 1.  



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cooperative farmers elevator scholarship (cfe) / deadline to apply: april 1, 2020

Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to any high school seniors pursuing an agricultural-related major at a technical school or college this fall. CFE supports deserving students who have a passion for agriculture, a desire to attain their educational goals and driven to succeed to their fullest ability. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • High school senior, graduating mid-term or in the spring.
  • 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.
  • Be a legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

You will need to complete the application, submit two (2) letters of recommendation, an essay (500 words) and academic verification by your a school administrator or counselor.  Deadline: April 1



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Dan Rose Memorial College Scholarship Program 2020 / Deadline: April 1, 2020

C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association of Meriden, Iowa supports the continuing education of high school seniors whose parents or legal guardian are a member of C-M-L Telephone Cooperative and have their phone service in the Meriden, Cleghorn, Larrabee, or Archer exchange.

Applicants must a graduating senior, live in the household of the parents or legal guardian that are customers of C-M-L Telephone Cooperative members, successfully complete the first semester in an accredited 2- or 4-year college.  

To apply complete the scholarship application, prepare a typed 300 word essay (see the website for the topics) and have a high school teacher or counselor complete the Educator's Recommendation. You must also include your most recent grade transcript and attendance records.  The award for this scholarship is $500.  Dan Rose Memorial Scholarship

Please note: The updated deadline is now April 15. The deadline has passed. 

John N. and Irene E. Bowers Memorial Scholarship - Career Field: Nursing/Teaching  Due in the Guidance Office: Monday, April 15.  

The purpose of the John N. and Irene E. Bowers Memorial Scholarship is 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 teachers and nurses. This scholarship has been established by the late John N. Bowers and Irene E. Bowers. John N. Bowers was a member of the Sheldon High School graduation class of 1937. To be considered as a candidate for the John N. and Irene E. Bowers Memorial 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.

The scholarship application is due in the Guidance Office by Monday, April 15. 


The Guidance Office will submit all applications to the Superintendent's Office.  

Deadline has passed. 

Loof Memorial Conservation scholarship / Deadline to apply: April 3

The Loof Memorial Scholarship requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Osceola County at the time of High School Graduation (Ashton is in Osceola County)
  • You should be a graduating senior with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
  • You must be pursuing a degree in Conservation, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies or Agriculture at an accredited institution of Higher Education. Preference will be given to those pursing a conservation related degree.
  • You must demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities.
  • You must demonstrate a passion for conservation and related activities. 
  • One letter of recommendation must be attached to the application.

Submit your letter of recommendation to the high school Guidance Counselor's Office by April 3, 2020. 

Loof Memorial Conservation Scholarship App

2020 Sheldon FFA Farm Lab scholarship / submit your application to Mr. bomgaars by: april 30, 2020

The purpose of the Sheldon FFA Farm Lab Scholarship is to encourage FFA Members to pursue their education at a post-secondary institution. The scholarship will be awarded at a minimum of $1,000 to the successful applicant(s). 

Priority will be given to those members of the organization who have served in leadership roles throughout their SHS career and a secondary criteria will be awarded to those students that have been enrolled in the Farm Management Lab Class. 

A $2,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a successful candidate that has demonstrated leadership within the organization and plans to attend post-secondary education at Northwest Iowa Community College. 

A $2,500 Scholarship will be awarded to the successful candidate that has held a leadership role in the SHS FFA and plans to pursue an Ag Related Degree. 

Download the 2020 Sheldon FFA App

The deadline has passed to apply for this scholarship.

Sanford Health Network 2020 Scholarship / Sanford Sheldon / Deadline: April 10, 2020  

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center is pleased to offer a $2,000 scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a health care-related field. By offering this scholarship, Sanford Sheldon Medical Center is making an investment in our region's future workforce and the communities they serve. You do not need to be a Sanford Health employee to apply.  

Access scholarship details and the application form on the Sanford Health Scholarship web page and expand the health network scholarship card. Sanford Health Network Application Page

Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2020 for consideration. 

The deadline has passed. 

Emerging Leaders Scholarship /Deadline: April 15, 2020

If you are an Osceola County resident, planning to attend NCC in the fall of 2020, you can apply for this scholarship. The award is $2,000 per year. Applicants can be pursuing any academic program at NCC, and are required to submit proof of at least a 2.5 gpa and write an essay.  Completed applications are due by Wednesday, April 15.  

NCC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Saupe Memorial Scholarship  -  Deadline: April 15. 

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 wives, Sarah, Dora, Bertha and Anna actively participated in the agricultural, economic and social development of the community. This scholarship is sponsored by the extended Saupe family. 

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.

NoteThis 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 a) must be a member in good standing of the graduating class of the Sheldon High School, b) must have displayed a favorable attitude toward the teachers and students in the high school environment, as well as good character, c) must have served in some capacity in church, community and school, and d) should have achieved a minimum gpa of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

Procedure: The application must be completed and returned to the Senior High Guidance Office to Mrs. Bosma by April 15. Lineal descendants of the Saupe family are not eligible but should instead apply for the Saupe Family Scholarship.


Moonlight Crewzers Car Club Scholarship - (Career Field: AutomotiveDeadline: April 15 / Amount awarded: $500  

Purpose:  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:  The criteria for the award are:

  1.  The candidate must be a good standing member of the graduating senior class of Sheldon High School.       
  2.  The candidate must be continuing his/her education in an automotive based field.
  3.  Application information will be supplied to interested candidates by the Senior High Counselor and the completed application will be returned by April 12th.


Charles Schneider Memorial Community Service Scholarship - Deadline: April 15  Award: $1,500  

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 community service in the past year, and is continuing their 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. 


Sheldon Community Schools Education Foundation - Scholarship For The Arts   Deadline: April 15    (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 band, marching band, 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 essay topic)
  • Attach a high school transcript to the application.
  • A resume including academic, co-curricular and any other participation in the arts.


Boyden Community Club Scholarship - $250 /Deadline: April 24

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

  • Must have an affiliation with the Boyden Community: a Boyden Address, a Boyden Phone Number or attend a Boyden Church.    application

Irene Voss Scholarship / Deadline: April 30 

This scholarship is available for any 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 & Cornell College), majoring in Education.  Applications are available in the Sheldon United Methodist Church Office and are due in the church office by April 30th.  The scholarship award will be sent to the college in August.  For more information contact: Cindy Gries, Sheldon United Methodist Church 712-324-4894 or stop by the church office to pick up an application.  

Duane & Hermina Janssen Memorial Scholarship /Award $500 - Due: April 30 

( Criteria: first 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 graudated 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:

  1. must be a first generation family member to attend a post high school institution
  2. must be a member in good standing of the graduating senior class of the Sheldon Community Senior High School
  3. should have achieved a grade point average placing them in the top one-third of their graduating class
  4. must have served in some capacity in activities in church, community, and school;
  5. must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.  


Please return the application to Mrs. Bosma/Mrs. St. Clair in the Guidance Office by: April 30.  

Sheldon Education Association (SEA) scholarship  / Due:  April 30  

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

  1. The candidate must be in good standing of the graduating senior class of the Sheldon Community High School.
  2. The candidate must have displayed a favorable attitude toward his environment, as well as good character.
  3. Applications are due in the Guidance Office by April 30

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


Harding Family Scholarship    Deadline:  May 1

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 2019 fall semester and proof of enrollment for 2020 spring semester.  One to two applicants are planned to be awarded, with the expected award from $1,500 - $3,000. 


  • Preference given to students majoring in an agricultural related field of study. 
  • A high school transcript must accompany your application. A 2.500 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 or your chosen field. 


Dairy Scholarship - Deadline: May 1

The Sioux County Dairy Board will award one $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior.  You must live or work on a dairy facility OR be pursuing an agricultural-related career. 

To apply, write an essay describing yourself, your dairy background, why dairy is so important, any future dairy endeavors, and why all this would make you deserve this scholarship.  

Please include your name, address, phone number, age, high school and email address. Send your essay to:

Sioux County Dairy Board, P.O. Box 11, Sioux Center, IA  51250

Scanlan memorial scholarship

This scholarship is no longer offered.