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Scholarship programs for high school students, college students and parents and guardians.

Scholarship Programs

ISL Education Lending Scholarship

Forty-five $1,000 Awards

January 8–March 29, 2024

Random drawing for high school and undergraduate college students, as well as their parents, who reside in Iowa.

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

Ten $1,000 Awards

January 8–April 30, 2024

A random drawing for high school seniors from states around Iowa

Student Planning Pointers for Parents

160 $250 Awards Annually

Open Year-Round

Quarterly drawing for 40 college savings account deposits for parents or guardians who sign up for this twice-monthly email service.


The information provided about my career path and cost of education was very helpful. I also was very interested in this information and was happy that I had looked into this scholaship.

Jadyn, Trustpilot Review (March 29, 2023)
Scholarship programs at a glance.
Programs at a Glance
Program Who's Eligible? Awards Registration Dates
ISL Education Lending Scholarship
  • Iowa high school students in grades 9–12.
  • Undergraduate college students.
  • Parents or guardians of, or others with College Savings Iowa accounts that benefit, Iowa high school or undergraduate students.
Forty-five $1,000 college savings account deposits January 8–March 29, 2024
ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship High school seniors in IL, MO, NE, SD or WI or their parents Ten $1,000 awards January 8–April 30, 2024
SP3 Parent Email Service Parents and guardians of students in eighth–12th grades Forty $250 college savings account deposits each quarter Year-round

Fast Facts and Tips

Understanding the Role of College Scholarships

College scholarships are only one type of financial aid used in paying for college. High school seniors who are planning to go to college should understand the differences between all the types of aid available. Continue reading article.

Earning College Scholarships

College scholarships are a great way to help pay for college, because the funds generally do not need to be repaid. Use these tips to help you find, apply for and write essays for college scholarships. Continue reading article.

Applying for College Scholarships

High school seniors can improve their chances of landing college scholarships by following these tips through the year. Continue reading article.

Making the Most of Your Senior Year

Scholarships are a big part of the college planning and financing process. And then there's all the other stuff too. Use these tips to make the most of your senior year and keep your focus on happiness now and later. Continue reading article.

Understanding How Scholarships Affect Financial Aid

Scholarships from community organizations, employers and other sources outside college are a great way to make up the difference between total cost of attendance and the amount from savings, earnings and financial aid. Understand how these outside scholarships might impact your financial aid offer. Continue reading article.

Managing College Scholarship Applications

Senior year is busy and applications for college scholarships, all with different requirements and deadlines, can be difficult to stay on top of. Follow these tips to manage your college scholarship applications. Continue reading article.