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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https://iumf.org/scholarshipsCareer, 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/

 

Scholarships

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  • 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
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  •  Waldorf College – ChantellCooley Leadership Scholarship for Women     Waldorf.edu/admissions     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.  http://www.waldorf.edu
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  • Midland University Student Assistant Softball Coach Scholarship    .   Deadline not designated  
    • Roles may include – Video Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, Community Service Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and Coaching.  See Mrs. Flynn.
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  • Mount Mercy University – Catherine McAuley Scholarship
    • Deadline not designated  www.mtmercy.edu/free-tuition
    • Free tuition to students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually.  Must fill out the FAFSA by 6/30/2020.
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  • Wayne State College – Art & Design Scholarship     12-1-19
    • www.wsc.edu/scholarships
    • 10 images of your art or design work, completed application form, letter expressing interest, and 2 letters of recommendation. 
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  • ISU Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship     12-1-19     
    • Single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA. 
    • www.financialaid.iastate.edu.  Select “Freshmen” in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships section. 
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  • Iowa State University College of Engineering     12-2-19
    • Must apply to ISU.  Automatic Merit Scholarship and Application-based Scholarships.
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  • Iowa State University – Christina Hixon Award     12-15-19
  • ClaimAid     1-15-20    http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/ 
    • 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. 
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  • TheDream.US         thedream.us/scholarships/.
    • TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth with DACA or TPS status, or that meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria

      Opportunity Scholarship     1-20-20

      National Scholarship     2-27-20

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  • Grand Lodge of Iowa – Masonic Scholarship     2-1-20
  • Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Assn.    www.iasrpa.org.     2-1-20     
    • Qualifications:  US citizenship, participation in a shooting team or club, minimum of 3.0 GPA.               2 – $1,000 scholarships. 
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  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation       2-12-20 
    • jackierobinson.org/apply/.
    • The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but also a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond. 
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  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship    www.hy-vee.com    2-10-20
    • $1,000. Must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or the son/daughter of a Hy-Vee employee.  Must be seeking a 4-year degree.
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  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation    www.INAnews.com.       2-14-20
    • Scholarships available for students preparing for a newspaper career. 
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  • O’Brien and Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation     2-14-20
    • www.cdiowa.org
    • Pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources. 
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  • Iowa Student Loan funding opportunities.
      1. Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship.       (Oct. 15 – Feb. 21)                                                                          For seniors who will attend college in the Fall of 2020.  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
      2. College Funding Forecaster Giveaway.     (Mar. 16 – Apr. 30) www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway
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  • MCEC Technical Scholarship – Grand Lodge of Iowa     3-1-20
  • United Methodist Foundation    https://iumf.org/scholarships     3-1-20
    • General scholarships for students going to non-Methodist colleges, scholarships for students going to United Methodist colleges and seminary scholarships designated for individuals following the call to join the ministry. 
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  • Iowa PGA Foundation – Charlie Burkart Scholarship     6-19-20
    • 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.