Scholarships - listed by deadlines  

Scholarships with 2019-20 deadlines will be posted as we receive them in the Guidance Office. Please check back frequently for an updated list. Scholarships will be removed as the deadline passes.   

SENIORS - I will be checking my email on a daily basis. If you need a transcript for a scholarship application, please fill out the transcript request form. Schools-high school-guidance office - transcript request.   Your transcript can be emailed to your sheldonschools.com email. I can also mail it to a scholarship application address.    


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 being involved.  Dollars can be awarded as scholarships throughout your academic career.  Check out RaiseMe, and see if your post-secondary school is a participant.  https://www.raise.me/about

Iowa PGA Section Foundation - Charlie Burkart Scholarship

Deadline: June 19, 2020

The Iowa PGA Section annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Iowa Golf Hall of Famer, Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 49 years.  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education. At least one high school graduate will be the 2020 recipient of $1500 per year for four years.  Any graduating high school senior residing in the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible to apply.  

Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, and leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need. 

You will need to submit the following documents:

  • The completed application 
  • A high school transcript of work completed and description of any post-secondary academic achievement. 
  • Two recommendations - may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family member.
  • A list of scholarships you have applied for and those you have received.  

For additional information and the application:  Charlie Burkart Scholarship App


REGISTER FOR THE ACT BETWEEN 9.3.2019 - 6.26.2020

Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win A $15,000 Scholarship + a $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway. It's that easy!


ZIPPIA - DREAM JOB $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST/ Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Describe your dream job in an essay of 500 words or less.  Consider the following in your essay:

  • Why is this your dream job?
  • Is it more about money or happiness? Or both?
  • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?

The staff at ZIPPIA will choose one winner. Your essay will appear on their website so everyone can be inspired by your vision. 

The essay contest is open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students.

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to scholarship@zippia.com with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry."  

Deadline to submit your essay:  December 31, 2020 

ZIPPIA Dream Job Scholarship Contest

Other Scholarship Resources

Fastweb A free scholarship search.  Offers advice on the do's and don'ts of applying for scholarships. 

Unigo A free scholarship search. Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit.

collegescholarships Offers a free college scholarship search, college information, and financial aid advice.

scholarships.com A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.

Scholly.com  A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)

Scholarship Search Warning

When searching for Scholarships on the internet, the Federal Trade Commission cautions students to look and listen for these tell-tale lines of scholarship scams:

  • "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back"
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else"
  • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship"
  • "We'll do the work. You just pay a processing fee."
  • "The scholarship will cost some money"
  • "You've been selected" by a "national foundation" to receive a scholarship - or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered. 

Avoid Scholarship Scams!  For more information: Financial Aid Scams

Comparitech.com has a blog detailing information on what to avoid when searching for scholarships and scams: Scholarship Scams Info.