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February 05, 2021

2021 Local Scholarships (Clarinda/Page County)

Scholarships in Highlighted Cells have been updated for the 2021 year.

By Almelien, Shannon

Click for Local Scholarship Submission Information
Click for List of Scholarships Checklist Form

*****NEW  FORM Linked below*****

Local Scholarship Form 2020-2021

The following are scholarships offered by local businesses, families, clubs and organizations. 

 

Click on Scholarship Title for Full Criteria

General Scholarship Description

Annette Nelson Memorial Scholarship – Partners in Exceptional Care

This scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the life of Annette Nelson and to continue her legacy of service, generosity, and her love of sports. The Annette Nelson Memorial Scholarship is an annual award that focuses on recognizing ambitious, driven, and goal-oriented individuals with a background of consistent civic involvement or community service, and a love of playing or supporting any high school sports program.

The recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,000 facilitated through the Clarinda Regional Health Center’s Partners in Exceptional Care, a program Annette loved and devoted much of her time, to a graduating senior from Clarinda Community High School.

DUE: April 15, 2021 to Clarinda Regional Health Center.

Partners in Exceptional Care Scholarship

Applicant must be an employee of CRHC; a family member of someone employed by CRHC; a PEC member; a family member of a PEC member; or have participated in the CRHC Volunteen program.

 

DUE: April 15, 2021 to Clarinda Regional Health Center.

State Grants & Scholarships

Grant and scholarship funds are available to assist students in paying educational expenses. Unlike student loans, scholarships and grants are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Below is a list of state of Iowa grants and scholarships available to Iowans.  Because each program is different, it is important to read and understand their specific eligibility requirements and application deadlines.  Additional programs are available through the federal government and private sources

Send to listed recipient

Iowa Federal Aid Application

Although applying for state financial aid requires effort on your part, it has never been easier. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will apply for most federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, and work study programs. Some state grant programs require a separate application which you can complete through the Eligibility Wizard. This single application will allow you to apply for multiple state programs. Please be aware of the individual application deadlines surrounding the state scholarship and grant programs.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Any graduating senior enrolled in a post-high-school program at IWCC
(Clarinda Campus) may apply.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien.

Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship

Due to Bank Iowa - Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academics, character, leadership, honors/awards received and participation in school and community activities, as well as involvement in the activities Chandy was passionate about (swimming, biking, running and flying).

DUE: SCHOLARSHIP WILL OPEN SOON!

Local Scholarship Application is not required for this scholarship. Please use the provided form

Cardinal Theatre Patron Scholarship

Applicants must be a graduating senior who has been accepted in a college,
university, conservatory, or training program majoring in theatre arts.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien.

David & Joelene Carper Scholarship

  1. This $500 scholarship is to assist with the cost of tuition for an Industrial Tech or a Business student who is entering into any of the following fields at an accredited trade/vocational school, community college or university:

      1. Industrial Tech Program Examples: Auto Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics, Carpentry, Architectural Drafting, Engineering, Electronics, Plumbing, H-Vac, Welding, etc.

      2. Business Program Examples: Accounting, Banking, Economics, Business Management, Business Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, etc.

  2. The Carpers shall disburse the scholarship grant to a trade/vocational school, college or university indicated by the recipient in one payment within the first month of the student’s first semester in which the scholarship is awarded. 

Cathy Hookham Memorial Scholarship

The Cathy Hookham scholarship will be awarded to an applicant that has a minimum GPA of 2.3, are or were active in extra-curricular activities such as band, drama, sports and vocal music and who have shown resourcefulness and independence in their school activities that would demonstrate an ability to be self-motivated, to think independently of faculty, administrators and their peers, but who are also responsible citizens.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien.

Charles Hockenberry Foundation Scholarship

Application Information Letter

The Charles Hockenberry Foundation Board plans to award two $1,000 scholarships to individuals in the 2020 Clarinda High School graduating class.  Please note that an award will be given if there are enough qualified applicants that demonstrate a need under the Foundations guidelines.  Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to further their education while facing a significant obstacle (financial, physical, or mental disadvantage); or document how they have overcome a major challenge mentioned above to get to where they are today.

DUE: FRIDAY. MARCH 27, 2020 - TO Charles Hockenberry Foundation (read letter for info)

Charles and Lillie Tomlinson Educational Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide tuition aid for the post-secondary education for graduating senior from any school district within Page or Taylor Counties that has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, with special consideration based on need, scholarly achievement, character and reputation.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation 

CHS Alumni Scholarship

The alumni of the Clarinda High School Class of 1962 established the CHS Alumni Scholarship Fund in the fall of 2017. Additional sponsors of the fund include: CHS Class of 1953, CHS Class of 1967 and Harry and Dorothy Solomon. This fund was established to provide any or all CHS alumni a manner in which to contribute for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Clarinda High School graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a trade/vocational school, community college or university, with special consideration based on need, scholarly achievement, character and reputation.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Benjamin Tomlinson (Engineering-Agriculture) Scholarship

The Benjamin Tomlinson Agriculture & Engineering Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition aid for the post-secondary education of a CHS graduating senior that plans to enroll in an accredited trade/vocational school, community college or university in the field of engineering or agriculture with special consideration based on need, scholarly achievement, character and reputation. The Foundation will make an annual scholarship award from the fund of $1,000 as long as the fund balance permits.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Clarinda PEO Scholarship

***NEW***

The Clarinda PEO scholarship is available to Clarinda High School senior women who are relatives of active Clarinda PEO members.  Up to $1000 will be awarded.

DUE: March 20, 2021 to Vicki Fulk - Mailing address is on application. 

Clarinda Optimists Scholarship

Graduating senior of Clarinda High School; GPA = 3.0; Attending college or university

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien

Clarinda Veterans Scholarship

The Clarinda Veterans Scholarship Fund was established by a group of local veterans to provide tuition aid for the post-secondary education of a Clarinda or South Page graduating senior that plans to enroll at an accredited technical/vocational school or college and is a descendent (sibling, child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of a U.S. veteran with special consideration based on need, scholarly achievement, character and reputation.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Darrell & Mary Hutchinson Scholarship

The Darrell and Mary Hutchinson Vocational Scholarship was established by Mary Renshaw Hutchinson in memory of her husband Darrell after his death in May 2005. Darrell served in the Army during WWII. He worked for Iowa Power Company in the station maintenance department before he retired. The Hutchinson’s moved to Clarinda from Council Bluffs in 1986. Mary now resides with family in Miles City, Montana. The Darrell and Mary Hutchinson Vocational Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School graduating senior planning to continue his/her education toward a vocational career.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Ethel Brockman Nursing Scholarship

The Ethel Brockman Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School or South Page High School graduating senior planning to pursue a degree in higher education with the intent to become a registered nurse.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Evelyn Herzberg Educational Scholarship

To qualify for a scholarship the applicant must be a graduating senior of Clarinda Community High School and shall have a cumulative GPA no less than 3.0.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Farm Bureau - Iowa

  • IFBF will award 27 graduating high school seniors from Iowa (three from each of IFBF’s nine districts) a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $10,000 per recipient).to sons and/or daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members. 

  • Students must be pursuing the completion of a two-or four-year undergraduate degree in an occupational area of agriculture and/or agribusiness as listed in the guidelines with the application form. The online application can be found at www.iowafarmbureau.com under Member Benefits then Scholarships & Grants.  The student will need to login with their parent’s login information if they have one, and if not they will need to set up username and password to login.  

  • Applications must be postmarked on or before February 26th, 2021 

Page County Farm Bureau

 

PCFB Scholarship Information

 

Farm Bureau Application

  • Page County Farm Bureau is offering a $500 scholarship to students pursuing a degree from a 4-year college/university, a community college, or technical program.  The student must be a son or daughter of a Page County Farm Bureau member.  The Page County Farm Bureau scholarship application and eligibility guidelines are attached.  The Page County Farm Bureau application must be used to apply for the county scholarship as it is different and has different guidelines from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation state scholarship. 

  • DUE: February 26th, 2021 to Page County Farm Bureau.

Taylor County Farm Bureau

 

TCFB Scholarship Information

 

Farm Bureau Application

  • Taylor County Farm Bureau is offering a $1000 scholarship.  Taylor County Farm Bureau uses the same eligibility guidelines and application form as the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation scholarships (see above listing).  Only one form is needed to apply for both the county and  state scholarships.

  • Both Taylor County Farm Bureau and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) are offering scholarships to students of Taylor County Farm Bureau members.  Completed applications with transcripts, reference letters, and a copy of the front page of FAFSA report are due to the Taylor County Farm Bureau office at 607 Pollock Blvd., Bedford, IA 50833 by 

  • Due By: February 26, 2021.

FCCLA - Candee Crain Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School senior or a Clarinda High School graduate who plans to enroll in or who is presently enrolled in a post-high school Family Consumer Sciences related program.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien

George McNees Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Clarinda Community High School and eligible for enrollment in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in higher education with a major in agriculture or business.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high seniors and first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future.  Those who have entered as high school seniors are eligible to compete again as college freshmen, unless they have been previous first place winters.

DUE: March 15, 2020 to Mrs. Almelien 

Glenn Miller Music Prize Scholarship

Graduating seniors from Clarinda Community High School planning to continue education at a post-high school institution, but not necessarily intending to have a field of music as a major field of post high school study.

DUE: March 15, 2020 to Mrs. Almelien

Glenn Miller VFW Scholarship

The Glenn Miller VFW Post # 9230 sold their building in April 2013 due to the expense of keeping the building up. It was a very painful decision to make but with much forethought and planning, a negative situation became a positive for the community. The sales proceeds were donated to several good causes with one of those being the establishment of the Glenn Miller Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship. The Glenn Miller Veterans of Foreign Wars will award two scholarships to Clarinda or South Page High School graduating seniors who are descendants of a veteran of a foreign war and who are pursuing post-secondary education.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Helen Hawley O.E.S. Music Award

UPDATED SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR 2021 HAS NOT BEEN RELEASE YET 

  • High School Seniors graduating from Clarinda, Sidney, Shenandoah or South Page schools.
  • A good overall academic record with a G.P.A. no less than 2.75 on a 4-Point scale.  Please have the counselor or principal verify this G.P.A. with his/her signature.
  • An outstanding record of participation in high school musical activities, including instrumental, vocal, musical theater, or community musical activities.  Leadership in one or more areas of music will count extra.
  • A desire to make music an important part of your adult life

Hugh Loudon Agricultural/Business Scholarship

Hugh Loudon Agriculture/Business Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School graduating senior planning to pursue a vocation in agriculture or business.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Iowa College Aid - Last Dollar Scholarship

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is available to:

 

NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or enroll in an eligible program part-time along with an approved work-based learning program for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

Iowa Western Scholarships

Awarded to students attending Iowa Western Community College - any campus. Iowa Western Foundation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, involvement and/or financial need.

Lowell Thomas Sweeney & Nina G. Sweeney Scholarship

Lowell Thomas Sweeney and Nina G. Sweeney Scholarship to a Clarinda High School 2021 graduate.

  1. The scholarship shall be used to assist with the cost of tuition at an accredited trade/vocational school, college or university.

Mary Montgomery Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Montgomery Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is a graduating senior or a post-graduate student who is a member of or affiliated with the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clarinda and is pursuing a degree in higher education at an accredited college or university.

DUE: March 15, 2020 to Mrs. Almelien.

Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Enrolling in a college or university

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien

Maxine S. Loudon Scholarship

 The Maxine S. Loudon Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School senior planning to obtain a degree in secondary education with an emphasis in the humanities

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation.

Michael Burns Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Clarinda High School (CHS) Senior that plans to attend Iowa State University (ISU) in the fall of the current year the scholarship is awarded.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation.

Norm Mier Memorial Scholarship

The Norm Mier Memorial Scholarship will award a scholarship to a Clarinda High School graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in higher education (college, university or trade schools)

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation.

Harold & Dale McKinley Education Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual that graduated from either Clarinda or South Page and will be enrolled in their junior or senior year of college pursuing a major in primary or secondary education

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation.

Page County Cattlemen Scholarship

The Page County Cattlemen are awarding scholarships to any high school senior in Page County whose family is a member of the Page County Cattlemen’s Association.  The student can be entering college for any field of study.  The dollar amount will be determined based off of the number of applicants.

DUE: March 30, 2021 to Mrs. Jennifer Dammann, Page County Cattlemen Chair

Kolleen McGargill Foundation Scholarship

1. Must be a senior in high school in good standing. 

2. Must have a G.P.A. of 2.50 or higher.

3. Must LIVE IN Fremont or Page County, Iowa.

4. Requires Counselor Signature

CCSD Students - Scholarship is due March 15, 2020 to Mrs. Almelien for Mass Mailing.

Patsy Martin Scholarship

The Patsy Martin Scholarship will award a scholarship to a Clarinda High School graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in English, particularly teaching or writing

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation. 

Ralph & Gladys Borden Memorial Scholarship

The 4-year renewable Ralph & Gladys Borden scholarship is awarded to two graduating high school seniors who reside in the boundaries of the former New Market School District. The scholarship is renewable for up to a total of eight (8) semesters based on the student’s continued college performance and funds available from the endowment left by the estate of Ralph Borden.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation 

Click here for: New Market School District Map

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Scholarships

This website has several  SWI scholarships. Please read through them and follow their criteria for application as it is different from the criteria listed above. 

Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship

The recipient shall be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university, or vocation / technical school. Southwest Iowa REC will give 12 $500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships for any student attending Lineman College or other electrical trade programs. See Scholarship Rules

DUE: Postmarked March 1, 2019 to Designated Office

Swisher Family Vocational Scholarship

The Swisher Family Vocational Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School graduating senior planning to continue his/her education toward a vocational career

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation

Thomas & Julanne Hagewood Educational  Scholarship

The scholarship shall be used to help pay the cost of any college program leading to a degree in education (teaching).

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation.

Vernon J. Baker Educators' Scholarship

The Vernon J. Baker Scholarship will be awarded to a Clarinda High School graduating senior (or seniors) planning to pursue a degree in higher education at an accredited college or university.

DUE: March 15, 2021 to Mrs. Almelien or Clarinda Foundation 

Thank you to the families, businesses, clubs and organizations

who give scholarships to our students!!!

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