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 
  • Super20 Program 
    • SUPER 20 is a high school leadership program that helps underrepresented students find their purpose in their college and career paths. It provides the resources, support, and coaching to help motivated college-bound high school students reach their true potential.
    • Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • 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
    • Deadline: January 8, 2021
  • National FFA Collegiate Scholarships 
    • 2021 Catalog 
    • Deadline: January 14, 2021 // Online supplement forms: January 21, 2021
  • Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarship
  • 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 2021.
      • 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 5, 2021
  • 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 12, 2021
  • Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program 
    • Deadline – February 15, 2021 by 3PM 
  • Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge Senior Scholarship
    • To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
      • Register online Oct. 19, 2020–Feb. 26, 2021.
      • Complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related online assessment created by Iowa Student Loan.
  • 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).
    • Application can be found here
    • Deadline – February 26, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • 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 11, 2021 – by 3PM
  • First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship 
    • FFBC awards $3,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in efforts to increase education and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities.
    • Deadline – March 16, 2021
  • Appanoose Family Alliance / Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Scholarship
    • Completed applications and essays are to be submitted to Appanoose Family Alliance
      • Attn: Scholarship Committee 501 N. 12th Street, Suite 4, Centerville, Iowa 52544
      • Received by March 26, 2021
      • If you have any questions, please call 641-436-6534.
  • Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Scholarship 
    • Two options: 
      • Community Scholarship and Family Scholarship 
      • Deadline – March 26, 2021
  • Centerville High School Foundation Scholarship 
    • Must be a CHS senior
    • **Make sure you download the application to your own computer to edit the document 
    • Deadline – March 31, 2021
  • The Travis Riddick Memorial Scholarship
    • 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, 2021 
  • The 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
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • The Tony Beeler Memorial STEM Scholarship 
    • Applicants should be CHS graduating female entering a STEM field
    • Application is fillable- please “download” your own copy to edit 
    • Applications should be turned in to Mrs. Eakins
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Scholarships 
    • Two options 
      • Electrical / Lineworker Scholarship 
      • Scholarships in any field 
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Scholarship 
    • Completed Applications should be turned in to the CHS counseling office 
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Appanoose County Young Republican Scholarship
    • Applicant must be
      • Graduating Senior…
      • Attending an Appanoose County High School
      • An Appanoose County resident attending High School in a neighboring county
      • -OR-
        An Appanoose County resident that is home schooled
      • Be a Registered Republican or have a Republican Party affiliation*
      • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
      • Must enter and attend a college or university in the following Fall.
    • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Bill and Jane Swab Scholarship 
    • Eligibility 
      • Graduating senior residing in Appanoose County 
      • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA 
      • Must later attend a college, university, or approved technical school 
    • Deadline – must be postmarked April 3, 2021
  • Appanoose County Foundation Scholarship 
    • Eligibility 
      • Graduating senior residing in Appanoose County 
      • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA 
      • Must later attend a college, university, or approved technical school 
    • Deadline – must be postmarked April 3, 2021
  • P.E.O. Chapters KA and D Scholarship 
    • Eligibility 
      • Graduating senior female residing in Appanoose County 
        • or female student originally from Appanoose County who has completed one year of college
      • Must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA 
    • Deadline – must be postmarked April 3, 2021
  • 2021 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
    • Applicant must be a: 
      • High school junior or seniors for the 2020-2021 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa
        Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, Iowa Games NASP, etc) are eligible for this
    • Deadline: April 5, 2021
  • Jim Irelan Memorial Club Rotary Scholarship
    • $300 scholarship for students planning to attend any 2 or 4 year college (excluding IHCC)  majoring in agriculture-related fields
    • Applications should be turned in to Mrs. Eakins
    • Deadline – April 9, 2021
  • Gary “Punki” Crowell Memorial Scholarship Application 
    • Eligibility: 
      • 1-$500.00 scholarship to a Centerville High School Senior
      • Applicants must be interested in pursuing a college degree in one of the following areas:  Education (teaching), Guidance and/or Counseling
      • Applications should be turned in to Mrs. Eakins 
    • Deadline – April 9, 2021 
  • Karsyn’s Krusaders / Jessica Miller Memorial Cancer Scholarship Program
    • To be eligible for a Karsyn’s Krusaders Scholarship, one must:
      • Have had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 18 and have been treated for pediatric form of cancer.
      • Be a sibling (including biological, half-blood or step-sibling) of a person who was diagnosed with a pediatric form of cancer.
      • Applicant is between the ages of 16 and 23 and is either a high school senior OR not out of high school more than 4 years.
      • Applicant is accepted to an accredited university, graduate school, community college, vocational technical school or other accredited facility.
      • Applicant is enrolled (or plans to enroll) full-time or half-time in an accredited facility.
      • Applicant must complete a Karsyn’s Krusaders Scholarship application form.
      • Applicant must provide two recommendations: documentation verifying your (or your sibling’s) diagnosis and one from a personal reference who is not a relative and over 21 years of age.
      • Applicant must provide a letter of acceptance from a scholastic institution on letterhead.
      • Applicant must provide a one-page essay describing your life experiences as a cancer survivor or the sibling of a cancer survivor, future goals and the reasons why you need this scholarship.
    • Deadline – April 11, 2021
  • American Legion Auxiliary – Fifth District Merit Award Application 
    • To be eligible to apply for this award you must a Post member, Unit member or a Veteran’s child, grandchild or great grandchild, stepchild, step-grandchild, step great-grandchild who plans to attend a college, university, professional, nursing, trade school, commercial, or vocational education in an accredited school operated within the state of Iowa. Amount of the Merit Award is $200.00, and will be disbursed in July of the year awarded to the recipient.
    • Deadline – April 15, 2021
  • The Kolton Gonnerman Memorial Scholarship
    • Criteria: 
      • 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)
    • Deadline – April 30, 2021 – must be returned to Mrs. Eakins 
  • The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship 
    • Applicant must be:
      • of the Protestant faith
      • a resident of the State of Iowa
      • attending the University of Iowa full time
    • Deadline – May 3, 2021
  • RevenueZen – Social Selling Scholarship
    •  Deadline – December 31, 2021

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