Agency: Iowa College Access Network
Offers help with career planning, college selection assistance, help filling out the FAFSA, award letter review and college access issues. Locations in Ankeny, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Davenport, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Orange City and Waterloo.
Agency: Kiwanis Club of Bettendorf
Scholarships are awarded to a graduating senior who resides in either the Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley School District (regardless of where they attend) and who will be entering college or vocational school in the fall. The award’s criterion is primarily based on leadership and community involvement. Although the awards are always subject to chang...
Agency: Bi-State Literacy Council
Volunteer literacy council representing education, libraries, business, government, human services, and interested individuals.
Provides monetary awards to area literacy programs. Accepts applications for grants to literacy program providers twice a year. Deadline for applications is March 31 and October 31 each year. Grant maximum ...
Iowa New Choices/Help for Economically Disadvantaged Students promotes personal, academic, and career growth through a variety of services: Carer Assessment and Counseling, academic, pre-enrollment and financial aid counseling, pre-employment counseling, referral to appropriate supportive agencies, and financial assistance for child care and transp...
Agency: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Provides funding for tuition, books, and fees for students attending full or part-time anywhere in the United States. Funding is need based. GPA requirement is 2.0. Graduate and post-graduate support is considered for full or part-time students for a maximum of four semesters, and the GPA requirement must be met as specified by the program of st...
Agency: Des Moines Women's Club
Des Moines Women's Club offers scholarships for high school seniors, college students and graduate-level students. Applicants must be legal residents of, or full-time registered students in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story or Warren County.
Agency: Iowa Arts Council
IOWA ARTS COUNCIL sponsors art and cultural programs and services which are available to community groups, institutions, schools, individuals, and organizations, as well as an arts newsletter. Program directories and rosters available to the general public. Federal and state funds awarded as grants for a variety of arts, cultural and educational pr...
GED preparation and testing.
ESL - English as a Second language classes.
Adult basic education, including literacy, job seeking, and life skills education.
Tutors available in various locations in the Panhandle.
Single parent / displaced ho...
Agency: Iowa Western Community College
Free short-term career training program for Iowa residents who are unemployed and underemployed needing gainful employment. Financial assistance may include program tuition and books, required fees, materials and other services. The program provides resources to Iowa residents who would otherwise not be able to afford career training.
IOWA ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN’S vision is that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. Our mission is to promote high quality early learning for all children birth through age eight by connecting practice, policy and research and advance a diverse dynamic early ...
Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) provides financial and emotional support for current and former state ward youth to attend college. Youth are eligible if they have graduated from high school or obtained a GED and meet one of the following criteria:
1. Are a state or tribal ward who is age 17 or older;
2. Were in the State or...
Agency: Nebraska Department of Labor
Intensive case management program for out of school individuals ages 14-24 with employment barriers.
Provides the following:
-Employment guidance and counseling through career exploration and job readiness training
-Assistance with vocational or educational placement
-Paid work experience, summer employment, and on-the-job...
FAET program assists with short-term job training, GED/HiSET and job certification costs. It pays up to $2,500 for education or training and $50-$100 transportation assistance. Applicants must not be on FIP and must be receiving food stamps. Participating Counties/Community Colleges and main contacts for this program listed below.
Agency: EducationQuest Foundation
Helps students and families plan for college.
Filing assistance for federal student aid applications.
Computerized database on the availability of scholarships. Comprehensive information on colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Phone line to call prospective colleges free of charge.