Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

**Looking to get ahead? - Peruse the 2018-2019 Scholarship List. Once new applications and deadlines have been announced - they will be added below. Please note that some scholarships may not be available from year to year. 

Local and Statewide Scholarships 

  • ICAN Scholarship Database 
    • Various Deadlines 
  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
    • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
    • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
    • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Be under the age of 30
    • Be a United States citizen
    • Deadline - August 15, 2020

College Specific Scholarships

These are example scholarship and financial aid websites for different colleges around the state of Iowa. All universities and colleges will have a website similar to these examples. These colleges are our most popular amongst the senior class. 

Central College

Coe College

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Grandview University

Hawkeye Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Iowa School of Beauty

Iowa State University

Kirkwood Community College

Southeastern Community College

The University of Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa

William Penn University

National Scholarships

Diversity Resources for Ottumwa Students

College Resources for Diverse and Multicultural Students
https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/diverse-and-multicultural-students/
 
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students
https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students/
 
America's Most Diverse Colleges
https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/most-diverse-colleges/