South O'Brien School District

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Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Coming together as ONE, we are South O'Brien.

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Career, College, Financial Aid and ACT Resources

Some information and application forms are available online. Contact Mrs. Flynn for other forms.

Useful Links

I Have A Plan Iowa

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School Directories

http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/IA/Cosmetology

http://FindAutomotiveSchools.com

http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Iowa/

Medical Programs

PublicHealth.org is a site that provides information on careers in public health, and resources on major public health issues, such as a preventative care guide.

Financial Aid

Scholarship Searches

https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

www.highfivescholarships.com

http://www.scholarshipquesthelper.com/

http://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.fastweb.com/

www.collegeexpress.com

 

Scholarships From Insurance Companies

http://www.obrella.com/resources/insurance-scholarships/

SchoolSoup is a large scholarship database.

  • SchoolSoup adds almost 5,000 new scholarships each week to the database.
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  • SchoolSoup has information on hundreds of careers and offers a free career aptitude test to help students make good career choices.
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Scholarships

  • Iowa Youth Institute     www.worldfoodprize.org/iowayouth     3-31-17
    • $500 scholarship for to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  
  • Pheasants Forever     3-27-17
    • Applicant should be interested in wildlife conservation, hunting, shooting, and outdoor activities.
  • University of Iowa – ACACIA Leadership Scholarship     www.uiacacia.com/scholarship  3-30-17
    • Have demonstrated their ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement.
  • Northwestern College Bridge Scholarship    https://www.nwciowa.edu/academics/bridge-scholars    3-30-17
    • “If you are a student from a historically underrepresented population, you could be a Bridge Scholar at Northwestern College. $2,500 per year.
  • AGCO Scholarship     3-30-17
    • Plan to attend Minnesota West Community College in Mechatronics or Welding Certificate or Diploma     3-30-17
  • SFM Foundation     www.sfmfoundation.com     3-31-17
    • Scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers.
  • Siouxland Sportsmanship Scholarship     3-31-17
    • Must participate in at least one sport for three years, 3.00 minimum GPA, outstanding character
  • Great Clips Cosmetology     greatclipscareers.com/scholarships      3-31-17
    • $250 – $1,500 towards tuition or tools at Great Clips.
  • CML Telephone – Dan Rose Memorial     4-1-17
    • Parents must be members of CML Telephone Cooperative. 300 word essay. Recommendation required.
  • Calumet Betterment Scholarship     4-1-17
    • Any graduating senior.
  • North Star Credit Union     www.nsccu.org     4-1-17
    • Apply online.
  • Morningside College Nursing Scholarship     4-1-17
    • $1,000 to incoming nursing student.
  • Acacia Leadership Iowa State University     4-1-17
    • Male graduating senior who attends Iowa State University
  • Cherokee Regional Medical Center     www.cherokeermc.org     4-1-17
    • Entering a health occupation.  Auxiliary Scholarship, Kenneth Hobson Memorial Scholarship, and John M. Comstock Scholarship.
  • South O’Brien Foundation Scholarships     http://www.soswolverines.org/district/superintendents-office/foundation/
    •  4-7-17
    •  No applications will be accepted after that date.  Read all details at the link above.
    • Criteria varies; many students are eligible and many scholarships are available.  Complete one application for all of the scholarships available.
  • Paullina Lion’s Club     4-14-17
    • Any South O’Brien student in the 2017 graduating class.
  • Abiff Lodge     4-14-17
    • Any member of the 2017 graduating class.
  • Primghar Community Playhouse     4-14-17
    • Participated in any area of performing arts.
  • 2017 Honorsgradu Multimedia Scholarship     https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarsip.htm     4-16-17
    • Respond creatively to a prompt using art, photography, music, or creative writing. 5-$1,000 scholarships.
  • Equipment Dealers Foundation     www.naeda.com/foundation     4-18-17
    • Must be sponsored by a dealer.  Dealer must be EDA member.  Dealer must provide matching funds.  Given to students who may be potential employees of dealer members.
  • Baum Harmon Mercy Foundation     4-19-17
    • Based on, but not limited to – participation in school and community activities, need of assistance, GPA of 2.0 or above, pursuing a career in a health or science-related field, letter of recommendation.
  • Sutherland Ruritan Scholarship     4-21-17
    • Any graduating senior.
  • Primghar Jaycee Scholarship     4-21-17
    • Awarded to students who have become involved in our community and have displayed outstanding service and leadership.  Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each.
  • Student View Scholarship Program     www.student-view.com     4-22-17
    • Fill out application survey online.
  • DMACC Foundation     https://www.dmacc.edu/foundation/Pages/application.aspx     4-28-17
    • Apply online
  • First National Bank     4-28-17
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25.
  • Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship     4-30-17
    • Must be a high school junior or senior and have previously participated in any Iowa Games events.
  • Brunk Educational Trust (Cherokee State Bank)     5-1-17
    • Low interest loans to worthy and needy students for the purpose of attending college. High school senior living in Cherokee county.
  • American State Bank     5-1-17
    • Any graduating senior.
  • Athletic Achievement Award     5-1-17
    • Must have earned 10 or more varsity letters during high school career.
  • Sutherland Auxiliary Scholarship     5-3-17
    • Participation in school and community activities, scholarship, and need of assistance.
  • UnityPoint Scholar Athlete of the Year     www.unitypointscholarathletes.com     5-12-17
    • Must demonstrate academic excellence, participation in athletics and service to their school and community. Attend either a 4 year university or and post-secondary institution.
  • Best Mattress Reviews Sleep Scholarship     https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/     5-19-17
    • $1,000.  Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Work Ethic Scholarship   www.http://prfoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship   5-19-17
    • for students who are hungry to learn a skill that’s in demand – it’s for students who wake up early, stay late, and work hard day in and day out.  Apply online.
  • Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship     5-26-17
    • Directly affected by childhood cancer (includes individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18, or a sibling of that individual) Living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa, Minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Iowa PGA Foundation – Charlie Burkart Scholarship    http://www.iowapgafoundation.org     6-16-17
  • Aspiring Nurse Scholarship    www.nursingscholarshipalmanac.com     6-30-17
    • Plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, AND, and BSN programs.
  • State of Sleep Scholarship   https://www.thesleepjudge.com/scholarship/  10-30-17
    • Must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA,  Apply with a short video on the importance of sleep as outlined on the webpage.
  • Iowa Veteran’s Foundation    no time limit
    • Must be an Iowa Veteran or descendent of an active duty, honorable discharged, retired, and/or Reserve Component and National Guard military personnel, officer or enlisted, who was an Iowa Veteran.
  • DMACC Valedictorian and Honors Scholarships
    • Valedictorian – 100% tuition for two years plus a $500 per year stipend for booksHonors Program – Waives tuition for up to 20 credit hours in the DMACC Honors Program.