South O'Brien School District

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

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




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

Student Award Search

School Directories


Medical Programs 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


Scholarships From Insurance Companies

SchoolSoup is a large scholarship database.

  • SchoolSoup adds almost 5,000 new scholarships each week to the database.
  • SchoolSoup has information on thousands of colleges and universities.
  • SchoolSoup has information on hundreds of careers and offers a free career aptitude test to help students make good career choices.
  • SchoolSoup does not sell names or email addresses.


  • Iowa Youth Institute     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  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    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     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      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     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     4-1-17
    • Entering a health occupation.  Auxiliary Scholarship, Kenneth Hobson Memorial Scholarship, and John M. Comstock Scholarship.
  • South O’Brien Foundation Scholarships
    •  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     4-16-17
    • Respond creatively to a prompt using art, photography, music, or creative writing. 5-$1,000 scholarships.
  • Equipment Dealers 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     4-22-17
    • Fill out application survey online.
  • DMACC Foundation     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     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     5-19-17
    • $1,000.  Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Work Ethic Scholarship   www.   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     6-16-17
  • Aspiring Nurse Scholarship     6-30-17
    • Plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, AND, and BSN programs.
  • State of Sleep 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.