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Did you know that Iowa is home to the oldest land-grant college in the U.S.? With such a strong history and emphasis on education, it’s no wonder that Iowa students and residents have the opportunity to earn thousands of free dollars for college. You won’t need to stop by the Field of Dreams in order to pay for college either. Just browse our list of Iowa scholarships and apply online for a chance to start adding to your college savings. So, whether you currently live in Iowa or plan to attend one of its schools, such as Iowa State University (oldest land-grant college) or University of Iowa, you may be qualified for these state-specific awards. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Program

Iowa high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need are eligible for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve who are 19 years of age or younger are eligible for this scholarship. To apply, the applicant must write an essay on the theme listed on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website and record the reading of that essay; submit both essay and CD/flash drive to be considered for this scholarship.

Total: $30000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2018

This creative and fun scholarship program is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner with an imaginative and well-written response to the scholarship question about the Zombie Apocalypse will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2018

AGC Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for students who are enrolled in their second year at a two year school and are planning to transfer to a four-year program for the Fall term and college sophomores or juniors in a four-year program or beginning seniors in a five-year program. Junior and senior level applicants MUST have one full academic year of coursework remaining at the beginning of the Fall term.

Total: $2500 Awards:  100
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is for U.S. students in the fifth through twelfth grades who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred, at least partly, during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

Total: $6000 Awards:  102
Deadline:  November 6
2018

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15
2018

Iowa Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

This award is available to Iowa educators who are teaching in a shortage subject area, as designated by the Iowa Department of Education. The award is in the form of forgiveness of the recipient's outstanding student loan debt.

Total: $4000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  November 16
2018

Unigo Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2018

The Education Matters Scholarship is open to any applicant who is 13 years of age or older and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Each applicant must complete a scholarship match quiz/questionnaire and search for scholarships at UNIGO. The scholarship committee will select the winner based on the creativity and originality of the submitted written response to the scholarship question each year.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30
2018

Heart of America Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students attending college in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the country of Egypt.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2018

ISNetworld Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Priority will be given to students living in OK, TX, NM, LA or AK. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2018

Community College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are enrolled full-time at a public community, junior or city college. Students must submit three short essays addressing the questions provided in the scholarship application.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 30
2018