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



  • Buena Vista University -STEM Careers Scholarship     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
  •  Waldorf College – Chantell Cooley Leadership Scholarship for Women     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.
  • Iowa Student Loan Funding Opportunities     10-23-18 thru 2-16-19
    • 1.  Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship.  For seniors who will attend college in the Fall of 2019.
  •  Wayne State College – Art & Design Scholarship     12-1-18
    • 10 images of your art or design work, completed application form, letter expressing interest, and 2 letters of recommendation.
  • ISU Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship     12-1-18
    • Single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.  Select “Freshmen” in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships section.
  •  ISU – Multicultural Vision Program     12-1-18
    • Full tuition scholarship.  U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the state of Iowa and identify as:  Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian 
    • American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission.  Demonstrate financial need, and academic potential.
  • Iowa State University – Christina Hixon Award     12-15-18
    • ½ tuition.  Demonstrate potential in ways that go beyond class rank and test scores.  Based on financial need.
  • ClaimAid     1-15-19
    • 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.

  •  Grand Lodge of Iowa – Masonic Scholarship     2-1-2019
  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship     2-1-19
    • $1,000. Must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or the son/daughter of a Hy-Vee employee.
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation     2-15-19
    • Scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career.
  • University of South Dakota – Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship
    •  3-15-19 thru 5-15-19
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income), involved in community service activities, integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a U.S. citizen
  • University of Iowa – Pearl Hull Scholarship     5-1-19
    • 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     6-14-19
    • 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.