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High School Senior Scholarship

The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship is a chance for 30 Iowa high school seniors to earn $2,000 for college, all while learning important financial literacy skills.

The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college.

Use Online Tools to Qualify

To qualify:

  • Register with your information and email.
  • Use the links provided in your confirmation email to complete two Iowa Student Loan online tools — Student Loan Game PlanSM and the ROCI Reality Check.
    • Understand the consequences of borrowing money for college.
    • See how your choice of major and career can impact your ability to repay college debt.
  • Take a related financial literacy assessment test.

The registered students with the top 30 scores each receive a scholarship. In case of a tie, students may need to write and be judged on a short essay.

Each recipient's high school will also receive a corresponding $500 award to be used toward financial literacy programs and scholarship funds.

Get College Funding Tips and Information

Registered Iowa high school seniors gain college financial information through:

  • A series of emailed tips on how to succeed in and after college, attaining their college goals and preparing to be financially successful after leaving school.
  • The tips and the information from Student Loan Game Plan and the ROCI Reality Check about borrowing for college and reducing student loan debt.

See What You Gain

Besides the chance to earn $2,000 for college next fall, participants in the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship learn important tips on how to reduce the need to borrow to pay for college and how to improve their chances of financial success after college.

Watch this video to hear what some of last year’s recipients had to say about their experience.

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