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:
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.
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:
For More Information: P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Info
Note: Deadline to be updated in the spring of 2021.
The award will be between $1,000 - $1,500.
Area scholarship for nursing students who attend HMS, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sheldon and South O'Brien. Please view this scholarship under "Other scholarships" SHS "Other Scholarships"
Applicants for this $1,000 scholarship must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at a 2-or 4-year accredited college/university.
Apply online at: John C. Heuck Scholarship
Don't miss out on an opportunity to apply for NCC Scholarships. Most scholarship applications are due by March 1, but some have earlier application dates. Please check the scholarship booklet carefully. Apply online: NCC Scholarships OR pick up a scholarship booklet in the Guidance Office.
New! Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. Diversity Scholarship - application due by March 1. Preference will be given to students who have been impacted by DACA. Apply through the NCC Scholarship Application Guide. NCC Scholarship App
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.
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)
The FCS Scholarship is open to students in our area who will be pursuing an ag-related degree or to a student with an agriculture or rural background. This scholarship information is listed under the 'other scholarships' 'Other Scholarships' tab on our SHS website.
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:
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.
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.
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: _____________________
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.
Applications must be received by March 15. The scholarship will be awarded at Career Day on April 24, 2020. O'Brien County Career Day Scholarship
This deadline has passed.
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing.
Careers such as:
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 2021. Interested candidates can apply by completing the following application: Elevate Iowa Scholarship
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:
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:
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 2021. Mail your application to: David Grooters, 5886 -350th Street, Sanborn, IA 51248.
Sheldon Broadcasting Company Inc./KIWA Radio will award one (1) scholarship to a Sheldon High School graduating senior who meets the following requirements:
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
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 nurses and teachers. This scholarship has been established by the late John and Irene Bowers. John N. 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:
The application is due in the Counseling Office no later than Thursday, April 1st.
*Please note: The Counseling Office will submit all applications to the Superintendent's Office.
Check back at a later date to see if this scholarship will still be available.
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.
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.
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 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: Automotive) Deadline: 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:
Charles Schneider Memorial Community Service Scholarship - Deadline: April 15, 2021
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:
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, 2021
( 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 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:
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:
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.
Scanlan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is no longer offered.