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
  • 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
  • Centerville High School Foundation Scholarship 
    • Must be a CHS senior
    • Deadline – March 31, 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