Scholarships with March Deadlines


FCCLA Memorial Scholarship $2,500 due 3/1

American Chemical Society Scholars Program $5,000 due 3/1

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship $10,000 due 3/1

Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship $10,000 due 3/1

Engebretson Foundation Scholarship $10,000 due 3/1

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship $850 due 3/1

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $5,000 due 3/1

FEEA Scholarships $5,000 due 3/1

Connex Foundation Scholarship $5,000 due 3/10

Army ROTC Scholarships $200,000 due 3/11

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship $20,000 due 3/13

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships $20,000 due 3/13

Navy League Foundation Scholarship $10,000 due 3/15

Horatio Alger Scholarship $Varies due 3/15

Adam Smith Fellowship $10,000 due 3/15

Joieful Connections Scholarship $5,000 due 3/21

Affinity Plus Scholarship $3/31

Latino Actuaries Scholarship Program $7,500 due 3/31

Peace of Mind Scholarship $1,000 due 3/31

Optimist International Oratorical Contest $2,500 due 3/31

The Robert Smiley Scholarship  due 3/31/24

The Robert Smiley Scholarship is offered by the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union and the Smiley Family in honor of the longtime IGHSAU Associate Executive Secretary who passed away suddenly in 2003. Bob Smiley impacted youth his entire life. He began as a teacher, coach, official, and administrator in several schools throughout the state. He joined the IGHSAU in 1970 as the associate executive secretary and helped build the Girls’ Union into a nationally respected leader in girls’ athletics. In recognition of his work towards ensuring the Iowa Girl is a leader of her peers, the IGHSAU created a scholarship. The Robert Smiley Scholarship is for senior girls enrolled full-time in a public or private Iowa high school. The recipient must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale). She must also have lettered in one varsity sport sponsored by the IGHSAU each year of high school. There was a special place in Bob’s heart for the underdog, and because of this, there will be extra attention given to the applicant showing a specific need. Each high school is limited to one nomination. The local school shall determine how the nominee is selected. Accompanying the scholarship application must be two letters of recommendation from a school faculty member and/or administrator AND a 200-word essay by the nominee describing adversity she faced and/or overcame to make her the person she is today. The value of the Robert Smiley Scholarship is $1000 to be used to pay expenses billed by the Iowa college or university of her choice. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2024.

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship 

$3,000 due 3/15/24 First Friday Breakfast Club is an educational group for LGBTQ+ persons and their allies. -Applicant must be a resident of Iowa & plan to pursue post-secondary education\

Karon Brown Award  $2,500 due 3/31/24 


3.00 Cumulative High School GPA 

Applicants must have participated in at least one IGHSAU sanctioned sport in high school 

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior 

Must plan on a degree in a sports-related field: athletic administration, coaching, sport management, athletic training, event operations, marketing, media relations, sports journalism, etc.

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education

15 Scholarships of $3,000 due 3/1/24Application formCRITERIA: 1. Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies.2. Applicants must submit -Paragraph detailing their career goals & interest in pursuing an automotive career. -Recommendation from a high school or college teacher, counselor, or co-worker. -Unofficial transcript of high school or college grades. -Copy of page 1 of the applicants's SAR -Optional statement of support or recommendation from an IADA member dealership is recommended, but not required. 

Ducks Unlimited Scholarship

Up to $1,000 due 3/1/24

The Hagan Scholarship

$varies due 3/1/24ELIGIBILITY:1) Must graduate from a public, private, charter, magnet, or STEM high school2) Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA3) Must enroll in an eligible college or university the first semester following graduation4) Must maintain a 4-year or less graduation schedule5) Must work 240 hours prior to commencement of the fall semester in college6)Applicants Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000

The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship 

$5,000 due 3/1/24ELIGIBILITY:1) of a Protestant faith2) resident of the state of Iowa3) attending the University of Iowa full-time\

Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship by Landus

$2,000Due 3/8/24Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicant and/or parent (guardian) must be a voting member (Class A) in good standing of Landus, account number required. 
  • Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in the spring of the 2023/2024 school year. 
  • Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicant must pursue a career in an agriculture or life sciences field of study attending the accredited post-secondary school of his or her choice. 
  • Dependents of directors and officers of Landus are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

SFM Foundation/Kids Change Scholarships

Up to $15,000Due 3/31/24Basic eligibility requirements

  • Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota- or Iowa-based employer.
  • Must be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 27 at the time of the application.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant is considered.
  • Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement.
  • Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s), vocational education and training (certificate or license), or a graduate degree from any accredited school.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.