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

Student Award Search

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

https://www.unigo.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.
  • 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.

Scholarships

  • Buena Vista University STEM Careers Scholarship   Deadline not designated
    • EFC of $13,500 or less according to the FAFSA, then two of the following:  GPA of 3.3 or higher, ACT Math score of 24 or higher, or rank in the top 25% or your class.
  • Iowa Student Loan funding opportunities
  • ISU Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship   www.financialaid.iastate.edu.   12-1-17
    • Single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.  Select “Freshmen” in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships section.
  • Future of Assisted Living Scholarship   SeniorAdvisor.com    Assisted Living page.  12-31-17
    • Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.  Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question:  How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
  • Iowa State University – Hixon Award   http://www.hixon.dso.iastate.edu/   1-1-18
    • ½ tuition.  Demonstrate potential in ways that go beyond class rank and test scores.  Based on financial need.
  • United States JCI Senate Scholarship   1-1-18
    • $1,000 grant to eligible students who plan to continue their education.
  • Waldorf College – Chantell Cooley Leadership Scholarship for Women   http://www.waldorf.edu   Deadline not designated
    • Based on leadership potential, GPA and ACT and membership in one of the following campus organizations:  Entrepreneurship, Service Learning, Digital Media, STEM, Campus Ministry, Creative Writing, Honors, Historia.
  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund   1-11-18
    • Scholarship opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander students with financial need to increase their access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal, and professional success.
  • Claim Aid   http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/   1-15-18
    • 2 scholarships: ($2,000)
      1.  The Star Student Scholarship of Iowa – Special Education student who will continue his/her education at a college or university.
      2. The Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa – graduating senior student who will continue his/her education at a college or university and is planning to study Education, specifically Special Education.
  • University of Northern Iowa   http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.   1-15-18
    • Physics department – various scholarships.  “UNI Scholarship Application.”
  • University of Iowa – Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics   http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics  1-31-18
    •  Applied for admission to the University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as their major.  $1,000 each year, renewable. 
  •  Grand Lodge of Iowa – Masonic Scholarship
  • Monsanto Ag Leaders Scholarship  https://www.americasfarmers.com  2-1-18
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation   www.INAnews.com.  2-9-18
    • Scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career.
  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship   www.hy-vee.com   2-10-18
    • $1,000. Must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or the son/daughter of a Hy-Vee employee.
  • Northwest Iowa Pet Breeders Scholarship  2-15-18
    • Two scholarships.  Essay required.
  • Conservation Districts of Iowa   www.cdiowa.org   2-16-18
    • Program of study in any field of conservation or agriculture.  Based on involvement, leadership, character, career, scholastic achievement, and an essay.
  • Waldorf College – Communications Scholarship   Waldorf.edu/createu   2-16-18
    • Submit in the areas of film, graphic design, news writing, photo journalism, and public relations special events planning.
  • Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship   http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship   2-28-18
    • Must write an article of 600 – 1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?”
  • MCEC Technical Scholarship – Grand Lodge of Iowa   www.grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/   3-1-18
    • Plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.
  • Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award (Juniors)   www.HooverPresidentialFoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php.     3-15-18
    • $6,000 – Identifies and honors Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design reflecting Mr. Hoover’s talents in areas such as business, technology, conservation, engineering and community service.
  • University of Iowa – Pearl Hull Scholarship   5-1-18
    • $800 – Must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa
  • Iowa PGA Foundation – Charlie Burkart Scholarship  6-15-18
    • Based on interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, academic/professional ability and financial need.