"Other Scholarships" are in addition to our local school district scholarships. The scholarships listed below may be National scholarships, scholarships offered to students who live in Iowa, and miscellaneous scholarships."


If you need a transcript for a scholarship application, please submit the online Transcript Request Form found on the sheldonschools.com webpage. If you would like to pick up the transcript from our office, check the box. Otherwise a PDF copy of your transcript can be emailed to you.


Begin earning scholarships throughout your school career at any time. RaiseMe is an online platform and app that allows you to earn scholarship dollars based on your achievements throughout high school, such as getting good grades, and participating in other school activities, community service, etc. Dollars can be awarded as scholarships throughout your academic career. 

Check out RaiseMe and see if your post-secondary school is a participant.  

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge Scholarship/ Apply Now through February 26, 2021

Thirty (30) $2,000 scholarships from Iowa Student Loan are available to top-scorers on the assessment for college expenses. Each recipient's high school will also receive $100.  

Visit and Register: Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge    

College Board Opportunity Scholarship / Open To the class of 2021 (deadline for Class of 2021 is February 28).  

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million in scholarships each year as a way to reward students to plan and pay for college. 

Class of 2022 : Complete the six college planning steps for six separate chances of $500. 

When you finish all six, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship. Even if you don't complete them all, you can still earn money.  

Opportunity Scholarship


Osceola Electric Cooperative / College scholarship / January 29, 2021

Four college scholarships will be awarded in 2021 to sons or daughters of current Osceola Electric Cooperative members. Two (2) $500 scholarships and two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be offered. 

Students planning to enroll in a full-graduate or undergrad course of study at a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school in 2021 are encouraged to apply.   

For more information and to apply: Osceola Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Seaboard Foods - $1,000 Scholarship / January 31

Students living in communities where Seaboard Foods operates (Sioux and Lyon Counties) are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to attend full-time higher education for the 2021-22 academic year. Apply online by January 31, 2021

Seaboard Foods Scholarship


Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary Scholarship / February 1, 2021

Each year the Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary has the opportunity to award deserving students of a guardsman with a scholarship.  

Students need to be a graduating senior or incoming freshman and pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree or certificate program.  Applicants will need: High School Transcripts, College Acceptance Letter (if possible), List of Activities and Work Experience, Answer an Essay Question, Guard Member Verification and Letter of Recommendation.  All details are provided on the application form.  

To apply: Iowa National Guard Auxiliary Scholarship

Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarship Program / Postmark Deadline: February 1, 2021

Sixty (60) scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to Iowa High School Seniors. The selection process includes an applicant's academic record, communication skills, and financial need. The principal criterion is that of service to school and community with special emphasis on leadership roles in these areas. The organization, appearance and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.

For more information and to download the application: Grand Lodge of Iowa Scholarship

McDonald's HACER Scholarship/ Deadline: February 3, 2021

If you have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage, are a high school senior, and have a gpa of 2.8 or higher, you may qualify for a McDonald's HACER scholarship.  

Selection for this scholarship includes: Academic Achievement, Financial Need, Community Involvement and Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in your personal interview. 

For application details, and to apply: McDonald's HACER Scholarship

conservation districts of Iowa and o'brien county soil & water conservation district / February 12, 2021

CDI is partnering with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. Iowa High School Class of 2021 students pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or conservation qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship. Scholarship Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • 20 points for Involvement, Leadership and Character
  • 20 points for Career
  • 30 points for Scholastic Achievement
  • 30 points for Conservation Message

For more information and to download the application, please visit: CDI Scholarship

Siouxland community foundation - John C. Heuck Scholarship /February 15, 2021

This scholarship assists graduating seniors planning to pursue a career in ag-business or a related field. Eligibility requirements:

  • Plan to pursue a career in Ag-business or related degree at a 2- or 4-year college/university.
  • Have a 2.0 out of 4.0 gpa
  • Be a graduating senior from a high school in one of the following counties: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickenson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola or Palo Alto. 

Selection of recipients is based on such factors as academic performance while in high school, participation in school/ag activities, work history and essay evaluation. 

John C Heuck Scholarship

Siouxland community foundation / Cloy & connie olhausen scholarship / deadline: february 15, 2021

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. Scholarship award: Maximum of $7,500

Applicants must have a minimum gpa of 2.5 (out of 4.0), be pursuing a nursing degree, and be graduating high school seniors from one of the following area high schools: HMS, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sheldon, South O'Brien. 

Selection of recipients is based on scholastic performance, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation. Please see the website for scholarship requirements. Olhausen Scholarship 

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship / February 18 deadline

To apply for the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a high school senior who is currently enrolled or completed a high school computer science course.
  • Be planning to attain a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

For more information and to apply: Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship / Application period Ends February 26, 2021

Thirty (30) $2,000 scholarships from Iowa Student Loan are available to top scorers on the assessment for college expenses. Each recipient's high school will also receive $100.

Iowa Financial Know-How Scholarship

LetGrow 2021 Think for Yourself Scholarship / Deadline: February 28, 2021

Let Grow will award four (4) college scholarships to U.S. high school students who exemplify independence of thought in their everyday lives. A $5,000 Grand Prize and Three (3) $1,000 runner up scholarships will be awarded.  Choose from a series of prompts to describe a life experience or issue that made you think independently.  Let Grow 'Think for Yourself' Scholarship


Freddy miranda scholarship - application deadline: march 1, 2021

The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to five (5) Iowa high school seniors, whose high schools and colleges are members of Iowa ACAC. Freddy Miranda was someone who was giving of his time, cared for others, and had a desire to improve the world. Students who are chosen for this scholarship should embody similar qualities and characteristics.  

Qualifications for this $1,000 scholarship are:

  • Must be from the state of Iowa and attend an Iowa ACAC member high school
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a post-secondary ACAC member college/university
  • Must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community or service to others with a desire/motivation to complete your educational program.
  • Special consideration will be given to students from underrepresented populations, who are first generation, and/or demonstrate financial need.  

Students can apply @: Freddy Miranda Scholarship

iowa automobile dealers association scholarship/deadline: march 1, 2021

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship, offers scholarship money to students pursuing automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. You will need a letter written by you, detailing your career goals and interest in pursuing an automotive career, a high school transcript, and a  letter of recommendation from a high school or college teacher.  For more details: IADA Scholarship Guidelines and to apply: IADA scholarship application.  Application due by: March 1, 2021

Iowa State University / Acacia leadership scholarship / Applications are due no later than March 1, 2021. 

The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who attends ISU. The scholarship is awarded by the Alumni Corporate Board of Acacia Fraternity at ISU. Financial need is not a criterion. Twenty (20) scholarships will be awarded with a maximum value of $1,000. ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarships/ Application Period open December 1 - March 1, 2021

The IUMF has over $200,000 in scholarships to award. View the list for high school seniors @ iumf scholarships

Grand Lodge of Iowa/MCEC Technical Scholarship / March 1, 2021

Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. Applicants who apply for this scholarship will be 'judged' on their academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance. The organization of the application, appearance, and completeness of the application also play a factor in selection. 

Seniors, who feel they meet the criteria for eligibility and selection, are invited to submit applications. Applications can be found at Grand Lodge of Iowa MCEC Scholarship

farmers coop society / Postmark deadline: March 15, 2021

The Farmers Coop Society is offering $1,000 scholarships to eight (8) 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 technical school this fall, possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and planning to pursue a designated major or interest in an ag-related field, or ag or rural background.

Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, and ag-related community involvement. You will need to complete the scholarship application along with three (3) reference letters and your high school transcript. 

FCS Application

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award - a scholarship for students who are juniors in high school  / March 15, 2021

The goal of the Uncommon Student Award (USA) is to challenge young Iowans to be uncommon as it relates to Herbert Hoover's values and ideals. 

Applicants are evaluated on standards other than grades, test scores, and financial need. Students propose and complete service projects of their own choosing and it should be something you are passionate about.  Fifteen (15) applicants will be chosen, each earning $1,500. Four (4) students will each earn a $10,000 scholarship to the school of your choice!  

For more informationUncommon Student Award

First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC) / Application deadline: March 15, 2021

FFBC awards $3,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in efforts to increase education and understanding of LGBT issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities. An applicant must be a resident of Iowa and plan to pursue post-secondary education. Applications and transcripts must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2021.  Application: FFBC app

People service $6,000 alan meyer memorial scholarship / deadline: march 16, 2021

Every community needs clean and safe water and wastewater to keep people and the environment safe and thriving. And, they need smart, passionate people to run these water and wastewater systems. If you like math, science and technology, and applying what you know to the real world, this career path is for you. Students earning an associate's degree from the following accredited community colleges are eligible to apply: 

  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College (MN)
  • Des Moines Area CC
  • Vermillion CC (SD)
  • Kirkwood CC (Iowa) 

For more information and to apply: Alan Meyer Memorial Scholarship 

Iowa Better Business Bureau - Student of Integrity Award/deadline: March 19, 2021

One of the high honors in the state this spring is to be selected as a Class of 2021 Student of Integrity Award Winner. Eight (8) students will be honored; and each will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Iowa Better Business Bureau. Our school can submit just one nominee. For more information about this opportunity, please see Mrs. DeGroot / High School Business Department Teacher. 


2021 Elevate Scholarship Program / deadline to apply: May 30, 2021

In 2021, 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 - one award will be given per college region. 


  • Students must attend an Iowa Community College
  • Plan to pursue a degree in a manufacturing field such as Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Robotics, Tool & Die, Transportation & Logistics, Welding Technician & Technology (See the list on the application).
  • Complete the application & respond to the questions on the application. 

Elevate Manufacturing Scholarship