MS/HS Guidance



Not all scholarships have an application and deadline to apply available.  These are all of the scholarships we have received information on in the past.  As soon as the information becomes available, we will update this page.  In the meantime, sometimes information can be found online.  Consider doing an online search for the name of the scholarship.

 All South Hamilton Seniors should fill out a General Scholarship Form found here.

List of local scholarships and due dates.


10 Words or Less Scholarship
180 Medical Scholarship $1000
  • High School Senior
  • Spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis

  • Plan to attend Iowa State University
  • Graduating Iowa Senior
  • Excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement

Application in Guidance office

AES Engineers Scholarship $500
  • Attending a 2 or 4 year college/university
  • Majoring in an engineering field

Alceco/Ag Partners Scholarship
  • FFA Member
  • Enrolling in accredited college

Applications in Guidance Office

Alliant Energy
Community Service
  • Be age 24 or under
  • Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer of one of Alliant Energy's
  • Cumulativehigh school grade point average between 2.5 and 3.75
  • Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application and plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the Fall of 2009 at an accredited two- or four-year college or university within Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota

Alliant Energy

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
  • Iowa Resident
  • Plans to enroll in an Iowa college or university for at least 3 semester hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Completes FAFSA by date specified on application

All Iowa Opportunity

American Legion Oratorical $1,500 - $18,000
  • Citizen or lawful resident of The United States
  • High School Senior
Deadline varies
American Legion
Anna & Matt Harbison $1,500
  • High School Senior
  • Attending two or four year institution
  • Certified language-related learning disability

Moss Society
Aspiring Animation Professional
  • This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
Deadline June 1, 2017
Aspiring Business Professional 
  • This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
Deadline June 1, 2017

Aspiring Fashion
  • This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline June 1, 2017


AXA Achievement Scholarship $2,000
  • Must demonstrate ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family, and community
  • Ability to succeed in College


Deadline February 1
B. Davis Scholarship $1000
  • This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.


Deadline 5/25/15

Balanced Man Scholarship $250-$1,000
  • Attending Iowa State University
  • Incoming male freshman

Better Business Bureau

  • High School senior
  • Must personify character through leadership, contributions to their communities and schools, personal integrity and academic accomplishments.

 Deadline 1/8/17

Big Sun Athletics

  • High school senior
  • Involved in a sport


Blairsburg Community Improvement
  • Must have a Blairsburg address
  • Full-time college student this fall
Blairsburg & Williams Lions Scholarship
Boone County Pork Producers $500
  • Boone County resident
  • High school senior
  • Planning to enroll in an accredited two or four year school in an agriculture related field

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship $1000
  • High School Juniors
  • Participated in Iowa Sports Foundation (summer and winter Iowa games, Net Fest, Hoopin at the Dome)


Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • offers full-ride, four year scholarships to any of the three regent universities and DMACC and Indian Hills Community College
Bruce A. Yungclas $250
  • Graduating Senior from Hamilton County
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university
  • Participated in theatre-related activities
Buick Achievers $25,000 for 4 years
  • 100 scholarships at $25, 000 per year for four years will be awarded
  • High School Senior or Current College Undergrad
  • Will attend a 4 year college or university full-time in 2014-15
  • Entering a field of study in one or more of the following disciplines:  engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry.

Caroline Peterson
Golden Apple Seed Scholarship
  • Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Elementary Education. If no candidate is found eligible for the above criteria, a student who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Civil Engineering will be the second choice. If no candidate is found eligible for the above criteria, a student who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Elementary Education will be selected.

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Due April 17

Catholic Daughters of America $1,000
  • Catholic High School Senior
  • Member of JCDA for at least two years
Charlene B. Fox Scholarship
  • Attending two or four year college/university                              
    Majoring in Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, Health Services, or Education

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award $14,000 for 8 semesters
  • High school senior
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Must have faced challenges of personal or financial hardship
  • Must be admissible to Iowa State University
February 1
Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship
  • Iowa high school senior
  • Pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or natural resources
  • Must demonstreate leadership, character, service, self motivation, and scholastic achievement


Cooperative Telephone Exchange Scholarship
  • High school senior
  • Attending two or four year institution
  • Applicant or Applicant's parent is a current member of Cooperative Telephone Exchange


Craig Henderson
Memorial Scholarship
  • Awarded to one male and one female who plans to continue their education in an educational field
Crosslites Scholarship
  • Essay with application


Due 12/31/15

Dale Schroeder Memorial
up to $17,000
  • Iowa Resident (High school senior)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Reside in a community with a population between 1 and 10,000
  • Planning to attend ISU, UNI, or U of I
Darryl Jahn Memorial
  • Lutheran male high school senior
  • Planning to attend Iowa State University
  • Must have scholastic achievement
  • Must show active participation in community and church
Deb Witte Memorial Scholarship
  •                 All applicants must be a South Hamilton graduate; attending or graduated from any post-secondary school.
  •                 All applicants must be within one year before or after receiving bachelor’s degree.
  •                 Degree must be in elementary or secondary education.

DMACC Foundation
  • The DMACC Foundation is once again offering a scholarship that is only for High School Seniors who are graduating this Spring/2016 and plan on attending any of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) locations this Fall/2016 semester.

Website Application

Deadline 3/4/16

Doug Harms Memorial $500-$1000
  • High school senior accepted to ISU
  • Rank in the upper 15% of you high school class
  • Have an ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Exhibit involvement in high school and community service

Elk's Legacy Award
  • Must be a child or grandchild of active Elk member
  • Must have an ACT score by December 31, 2008
  • Ability to demonstrate Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, and Integrity

Elk's Most Valuable Student
  • Demonstrates leadership and financial need

Ellsworth Bingo





Ellsworth Community Assn
3 -$1000



First Friday Breakfast Club Award
  • Iowa high school senior
  • Demonstrates efforts to reduce homophobia and increase awareness of GLBT youth in community

Gates Millennium Scholarship
  • Must be a Minority & US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Demonstrates Leadership

GE-Reagan Foundation $10000 renewable up to $40K
  • Students should demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. 
Deadline January 7, 2016
Got Milk? Scholarship $7500
  • High School Senior
  • Demonstrates - strong academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service

Governor Terry Branstad-Iowa State Fair
  • Actively participated in the Iowa State Fair (past or present)
  • Graduating Senior from an Iowa High School
  • Plan to enroll at an Iowa College or University

State of Iowa
Grand Lodge of Iowa
  • Public High School Senior
  • Attending two or four year accredited Institution
  • Must have a Masonic connection
  • Demonstrates leadership in service to school and community
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