Below is a partial list of scholarships that may be of interest to Rivermont Collegiate students.
For seniors, completing the FAFSA in early October is recommended. It is equally important to look at the financial aid and scholarship websites for each college and university to which they may apply. It is important to verify deadlines and requirements directly from the source. In most cases, the dates listed below are the deadlines.
August – Seniors are encouraged to sign up for the ICAN Senior Alerts
Opens in August – Career Exploring program is a worksite-based program for young men and women ages 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old. The purpose of the Exploring program is to provide real-world career experiences and develop other critical skills necessary for success in a college and a career
September 18, 2020 – Acorn Equality Fund – Scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 open to LGBT students, allies, or children of LGBT parents.
Opens October 2020 – College scholarship and programs for Iowa families.
October 8, 2021 – AES Scholarship offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
October 25, 2020 – Horatio Alger Scholarship Program – Need-based scholarship program where academic achievement and leadership potential are considered. The program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
October 30, 2020 – Save Now a 529 savings plan raffle for eligible Iowa families.
October 31, 2020 – Jack Cooke Kent Foundation is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need.
October 31, 2020 – Coco-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships – Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA to apply.
Opens November 1, 2020 – Quad Cities Community Foundation The Foundation’s online application allows students to apply once and be considered for all the scholarships for which they qualify. *$5000 Clem and Jane Werner Scholarship for a Rivermont Senior.* The application opens November 1 and closes Feb 15, 2021.
November 2020 – United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Deadlines vary by state.
November 10, 2020 – Prudential Spirit of Community Award for middled and high school students who make a difference through volunteering. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
November 15, 2020 – Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship is for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.
December 15, 2020 – Equitable Excellence Scholarship Every year, students across the country work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond. And every year, we award $1.8 million in college scholarships to hundreds of these remarkable young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
December 15, 2020 – Super 20 – A High School Leadership Program for underrepresented high school sophomores in Iowa.
*Priority deadline of December 15, 2020* – The Golden Apple Scholar Program of Illinois – Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Golden Apple Scholar is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for students who have the determination and drive to be highly effective teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. Regular deadline April 1, 2021
December 31, 2020 – WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship – $500 scholarship open to female high school students who are planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
January 5, 2021 – GE-Ronald Reagan Scholarship Program. Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
January 15, 2021 – TEACH Outdoors Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship open to Illinois students planning to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college or trade school in the of Fall of 2021. Applicants must submit an essay on how the pandemic has positively impacted your relationship with the great outdoors.
January 20, 2021 – The Coolidge Scholarship for America – Scholarship is open to junior students. This is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Selection is primarily based on academic excellence.
January 20, 2021 – $25,000 Live Más Scholarship Program “We believe that young people have the ideas and drive to move the world forward. The Live Más Scholarship (pronounced “Liv maws”) is for ALL young people who are pursuing higher education and using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond.” Submit a video!
January 27, 2021 – Quad City and Engineering Science Council Scholarship Program – Multiple one-time grants/scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 each for high school seniors pursuing a STEM degree at a 4 year university, community college or skilled trade program. Criteria include academics, civic/community service, extracurricular involvement, career goals, and an essay.
Opens February 2021 – Cameron Impact Scholarship – The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large. Closes in May and September.
February 15, 2021 – The Moline Foundation awarded $57,500 last year in scholarships. There are over 30 scholarships available this year to senior students. Moline Foundation’s online application allows you to apply once, and they will consider you for all the scholarships that you qualify for. Click on the link for details on Moline Foundation’s Website and an application: https://smr.to/p66963
February 15, 2021 – $1000 MediaCom Scholarship helps graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books.
February 26, 2021 – $2000 Iowa Student Loan Senior Scholarship The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship awards a $2,000 college scholarship to 30 Iowa high school students each year.
February 28, 2021 – $500 Berta Freshman Scholarship – This scholarship is named in honor of Catherine Berta, a longtime member and scholarship committee chair of the QC IA Davenport – Bettendorf Branch of the American Association of University Women. Eligibility: Scott County high school female seniors entering as freshmen. Application available in the college counseling office.
February 28, 2021 – IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship Are you a member (or your parents) of IHMVCU (Credit Union)? IHMVCU offers $30,000 in scholarships to local undergraduate, graduate and vocational/technical school students who stand out in the classroom and stand up in their communities.
March deadlines – American Legion offers a variety of scholarships in several categories for eligible students. The Iowa American Legion Merit Awards $500 (deadline end of March 29) application is available in the college counseling office.
March 1, 2021 – $5000 Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship, a merit-based, one-time gift for Quad-Cities seniors pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math. Sponsored by American Power Systems, Inc.
March 1, 2021 – $1000 The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to five Iowa high school seniors who plan to attend college in Iowa. Freddy Miranda was someone who was giving of his time, cared for others, and had a desire to improve the world. We hope to honor Freddy’s memory by choosing scholarship recipients that embody similar qualities and characteristics.
March 15, 2021 – Compeer Financials’ High School Senior Scholarship Program – $1,500 scholarship is open to high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, who have an interest in an agricultural-related field or have an agriculture or rural background.
March 15, 2021 – American Legion Auxiliary merit awards – $300. Eligibility details (Scott County, Iowa) available in the college counseling office.
March 15, 2021 – R.I.A. Federal Credit Union is offering five $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are members of our credit union. Application available in the college counseling office.
March 15, 2021 – Bettendorf Lions Club Scholarship $1000 Application available in the college counseling office.
March 29, 2021 – American Legion 2nd District – $500. Eligibility details (Iowa) available in the college counseling office.
April 24, 2021 – Bettendorf Kiwanis Annual Scholarship. An application is available in the college counseling office. Two one-time scholarships of $500 each to graduating seniors who reside in either the Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley School District (regardless of where they attend).
June 1, 2021 – The Justin Sharp Memorial Scholarship $1500. There will be TWO scholarships awarded to the male or female students that best exemplify Justin’s passion, work ethic, and dedication to academic and extracurricular success. One recipient will be from Rock Island High School, and the other recipient will be from another Quad City area school.
June 18, 2021 – Iowa PGA Foundation scholarship (Illinois and Iowa students) $1500. This scholarship is offered in the memory of Charlie Burkart. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.
The following websites provide a variety of scholarships with different criteria:
- Going Merry – a free scholarship and financial aid platform
- RaiseMe – micro-scholarships at participating colleges and universities
- Scholarship Guide for Hispanic and Latino Students
- Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students
- Scholarship Guide for Students of Color