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/

 

Scholarships

  • 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.  http://www.waldorf.edu
  • 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.  www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Enter.
  •  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.  www.wsc.edu/scholarships
  • ISU Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship     12-1-18
    • Single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.  www.financialaid.iastate.edu.  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. www.multicultural.dso.edu.
  • 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.  www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu.
  • 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.

      http://www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships/

  •  Grand Lodge of Iowa – Masonic Scholarship     2-1-2019
  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship     2-1-19
    • www.hy-vee.com. $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.  www.INAnews.com.
  • 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.