Student Scholarship Opportunities

Centerville High School Scholarship Opportunities

Once new applications and deadlines have been announced – they will be added below.

**Please note that some scholarships may not be available from year to year.**

  • ICAN Scholarship Database 
    • Various Deadlines
  • Heisman High School Scholarship
    • Students whose senior year of high school is the 2021-2022 academic year, graduating with the class of 2022.
    • Students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10 and 11.
    • Students who participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Gamesthe Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
    • Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community. 
    • Students who are a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.).
    • Deadline – October 21, 2021 by 3PM
  • Iowa School Counselor Association High School Senior Scholarship 
    • Requirements: 
      • For 12th grade students attending a high school in Iowa
      • Applicants must submit a 250 word (maximum) essay about a school counselor who made a difference during their K-12 career
      • The winner will be announced during National School Counseling Week.
      • Questions? Please reach out to awards@iaschoolcounselor.org
    • Deadline: January 7, 2022
  • National FFA Collegiate Scholarships 
    • 2022 Catalog 
    • Deadline: January 11, 2022 // Online supplement forms: January 18, 2022
  • The Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship Program 
    • SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
      • Graduating (2022) high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major.
      • Eligible applicants must reside in a qualified county in one of the following states CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI, WY. To view the qualified counties, see the dropdown list below.
      • Applications due January 30, 2022.
      • Winners will be notified by March 1, 2022.
  • Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship
    • Applicants need not have a masonic connection – read the first page for criteria
    • Deadline: Application must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2022
  • 2021 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – Sponsored by Iowa Credit Union 
    • For more information – please click here
      • Entrants must have an account established in his or her own name and be a “member in good standing” at a credit union that is a member or associate member of the Iowa Credit Union League.
      • The high school scholarship is open to any high school senior with a projected graduation year of 2022.
      • The post-high school scholarship is open to any adult student who is entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program.
      • Only one entry per applicant. More than one entry will result in disqualification.
    • Deadline: February 4, 2022
  • Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarships 
    • The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and many of its 100 county Farm Bureaus offer a variety of scholarships at the state and local level to future college students.
    • To apply for these scholarships, you only need to submit one application, which will enter you for a chance to receive the state and local Farm Bureau scholarships available to you.
    • Eligibility for Farm Bureau scholarships is reserved for current IFBF members (and their children) who are in good standing with the organization. To be considered, a graduating high school senior must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), be involved in extra-curricular activities, and be accepted into an accredited higher education institution (including community colleges and technical schools).
    • Deadline – February 10, 2022
  • The Iowa Newspaper Foundation
    • The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to champion the quality and future of Iowa’s newspaper enterprises and the communities they serve. One avenue by which we fulfill that mission is providing scholarships to students pursuing college degrees leading to careers in the newspaper industry.
      • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent and desire to work for an Iowa newspaper or locale as listed in the scholarship descriptions. Some consideration will be given to financial need. Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2022
  • Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program 
    • Deadline – February 15, 2022 by 3PM
  • The Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship Program 
    • SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
      • Graduating (2022) high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major.
      • Eligible applicants must reside in a qualified county in one of the following states CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI, WY. To view the qualified counties, see the dropdown list below.
      • Applications due January 30, 2022.
      • Winners will be notified by March 1, 2022.
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge Senior Scholarship
    • To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
      • Register online Nov. 1, 2020–Mar. 11, 2022.
      • Complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related online assessment created by Iowa Student Loan.
  • Future Ready Iowa – Last Dollar Scholar
    • A state-funded program for Iowans who:
      • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time
      • Have applied for all other available aid
      • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job
  • Grand Lodge of Iowa – MCEC – “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship” 
    • Scholarships will be awarded to a number of graduating Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.
    • Deadline – March 1, 2022
  • First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarships 
    • FFBC awards annual scholarships to outstanding Iowa high seniors who advocate for inclusion, fight homophobia, and educate their schools and/or communities about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement also factor into the awards.

    • The scholarships are $3,000 each. The number of awards varies each year based on the number and quality of applicants and the funds available.

    • Deadline – March 15, 2022
  • Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program
    • Applicants to the Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program must be:
      • Current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union
      • High school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year  OR. Non-traditional* student enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree as a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year
      • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Children of employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.
    • *Non-traditional students are defined as students who do not attend college immediately after high school graduation
    • Deadline- March 15, 2022 – by 3PM
  • Appanoose Family Alliance/Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Scholarship Application
    • Completed applications and essays are to be submitted to Appanoose Family Alliance via email: meho.clark@outlook.com by
    • Deadline – March 28, 2022, at 5:00pm. Please email any questions.
  • Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative – Youth Tour Scholarship 
    • The applicant must be a senior graduating from an accredited high school or homeschooling program AND their parent(s) or guardian(s) must be a member of Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative.  
    • Deadline: March 31, 2022
  • Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Scholarships
  • Centerville High School Foundation Scholarship 
    • Must be a CHS senior
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Farmer’s Bank of Northern Missouri Scholarships 
    • Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri awards seven $500 scholarships, one from each bank
      location listed below. The scholarships are open to all graduating seniors from schools in
      seven geographic areas.
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Reynold C. Hentges Memorial Scholarship
    • Each year, the Chapter selects up to two individuals to receive a one-time $1000 scholarship.
      The scholarship award is disbursed as follows: $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring
      semester. Award checks will be made payable to the recipient and the school the recipient is
      attending.
    • Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and have been accepted to or enrolled as either an
      online or resident student in a nationally or regionally accredited college, university or
      vocational/technical school. Applicants must major in a field of education promoting a career
      in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law
      Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance.
      Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022 
  • Travis Riddick Memorial Scholarships
    • This scholarship will provide financial support to a student under the following criteria:
      • Who is a child of a military veteran injured or killed in the line of duty,
      • A child of a veteran/current military whose current or past military service has caused financial hardship,
      • A child of a military veteran or current military member,
      • An immediate family member of a military veteran or current military member to include a child, grandchild or sibling,
      • A child of current law enforcement, fire fighter or EMS/First Responder personnel,
      • If no applicants meet the above listed criteria a candidate will be chosen based on being an upstanding community service focused individual with high moral and ethical behavior who exemplifies a “giving back” attitude and behavior.
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Rotary Club Scholarship Application
    • For students planning to attend the Centerville campus of Indian Hills Community College
    • Two ($200.00 per term for 2 years totaling $1,200) scholarships to be given
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022 
  • Max E. Ellis Memorial Rotary Club Scholarship Application
    • $300 scholarship for students planning to attend any 2 or 4 year college (for students
      looking to apply to Indian Hills, please apply for the Centerville Rotary Club Scholarship)
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022 
  • Jim Irelan Memorial Rotary Club Scholarship Application
    • $300 scholarship for students planning to attend any 2 or 4 year college (For students attending Indian Hills, please apply for the Centerville Rotary Scholarship) majoring in agriculture-related fields
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Kenneth & Delores Elgin Scholarship 
    • 1 – $1,000 renewable scholarship to a Centerville High School Senior
    • Applicants must be planning to study in any area of agriculture or medicine
    • Selection based on students motivation and need 
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Stefanie Morrow Memorial Scholarship
    • 1 – $500 scholarship given to a CHS Senior
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2022
  • Lawrence & Velma Burkhart Natural Resources, Landscaping, Conservation or Forestry Scholarship Application (For the Benefit of Students entering or entered in the above college majors)
    • I. Eligibility
      • Graduating High School Senior or a graduate residing in Appanoose County, Iowa
      • Must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average
      • Must later enter or be enrolled at a college, university, or technical school majoring in Natural Resources, Landscaping, Conservation, Forestry, or a Closely Related Field.(Send an explanation how this course should qualify)
    • Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • Appanoose County Foundation 2021-2022 Scholarship Application
    • I. Eligibility
      • Graduating High School Senior residing in Appanoose County, Iowa
      • Must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average
      • Must later enter and attend a college, university, or approved technical school
    • Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • P.E.O. Chapters KA and D 2021-2022 $1,000 Scholarship Application
    • Graduating high school female senior residing in Appanoose County, Iowa
    • Or female student originally from Appanoose County who has completed one year of college
    • Must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • Appanoose County Foundation 2021-2022 Bill and Jane Swab Scholarship Application
    • Note: {all non-winners of the Bill & Jane Swab Scholarship will automatically be considered
      for other Appanoose County Foundation Scholarships – no need to re-apply)
    • I. Eligibility
      • Graduating Centerville High School Senior
      • Must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative grade point average
      • Must later enter and attend a college, university, or approved technical school
    • Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • Kolton Gonnerman Memorial Scholarship 
    • 1 – $1,000 scholarship to a Centerville High School Senior
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above
    • Applicants should be active members of the school/community
    • Ideal candidates have a desire to participate in competitive athletics in college (but not required)
    • Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022
  • Infinity Health Scholarship 
    • $1,000 Scholarship Awarded to 1 Senior in the County who is entering a college or technical training program in the accredited health career field
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022 
  • Parkside Veterinary Scholarship
    • For a high school student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine (veterinarian, veterinary technician, animal research, etc.) 
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022
  • Tony Beeler Memorial STEM Scholarship 
    • Due to Mrs. Eakins in the CHS Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022
  • Centerville Young Professionals Scholarships  
    • This scholarship is open to all high school seniors in Appanoose County. 
    • This year we will be awarding $10,000 broken down into (2) $2,500 scholarships and (5) $1,000 scholarships. The two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in health sciences or applied sciences/technology/engineering/manufacturing. The remaining five scholarships will be open to students pursuing any field of study.
    • Scholarship applications will be due April 15th and can be emailed to youngprofessionals@pactiowa.org or dropped off at the PACT office (128 N 12th St, Centerville). 
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022
  • Centerville Community Schools Foundation – Gina Buban Memorial Scholarship 
    • Any graduating senior at CHS may apply 
    • Applications must be returned to Mrs. Eakins in the Counseling Office 
    • Deadline – April 15, 2022
  • MercyOne Centerville Auxiliary Scholarship 
  • Janet Stevens Athletic Memorial Scholarship
    • 2 – $250 Scholarships to a Centerville High School Senior 
    • Applicants must be pursuing a sport in college.  This will be a one-time only award and is not renewable each year in college.  If you would like to reapply each year, you are eligible to do so. 
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Deadline – April 27, 2022
  • Clyde and Virginia Carney Memorial Scholarship 
    • 1 – $1,000.00 scholarship to a Centerville High School Senior
    • Applicants must be active in athletics with special consideration given to participants in track and field and golf
    • Applicants must display a sense of fair play and sportsmanship                   
    • Consideration given to students who have worked part-time and summer jobs
    • Applicants must have a sense of community by being active in the community and supporting Centerville High School
    • Deadline – April 27, 2022
  • Russ Miller Memorial Scholarship 
    • 2 – $250.00 scholarships for CHS Seniors, 1 – male, 1 – female

    • To be awarded at the CHS Senior Awards Night Ceremony.

    • Deadline – April 27, 2022

College Specific Scholarships

These are example scholarship and financial aid websites for different colleges around the state of Iowa. All universities and colleges will have a website similar to these examples. These colleges are our most popular amongst the senior class. 

Central College

Coe College

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Grandview University

Hawkeye Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Iowa School of Beauty

Iowa State University

Kirkwood Community College

Southeastern Community College

The University of Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa

William Penn University

National Scholarships