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MHS Announcements – March 3, 2016

Go Muskies!

  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the US military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering Training Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science, and technology courses.   Each of our camps has a unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, extensive hands-on engineering activities, young engineer mentors assigned to every team, and long term resources provided for alumni.

    The Rock Island Post will be sponsoring an individual for each camp this year and is currently taking applications.  If you are active in STEM or have expressed an interest in pursuing engineering, architecture, or equally related fields in college, please consider this opportunity.  
    Society of American Military Engineers Please have your students review the application process outlined at http://www.same.org/STEM-Camps/Application-Process
    At the bottom of that page, there are links to each of the respective camps  
    Army Camp Application        AF and Marine Camp Application

    Full application package NLT must be turned in March 31, 2016 for consideration.  Earlier submissions are highly encouraged, as missing information can still be added up until the April 1st deadline.  Applicants with incomplete packages after the deadline will be dropped from consideration.  

    Candidates will be rated based on GPA, Engineering Applicability of Courses, Extra-Curricular Activities, and the overall layout and content of their application essay.     
  • Attention Senior Parents:  Jostens will be at school on Thursday, March 3rd during lunch to deliver graduation items. This delivery will include your graduation announcements, giving you plenty of time to mail them out to family and friends. This will be the only day that Jostens will be on campus to deliver your items. Please note that if you have a balance you can pay online or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS prior to delivery day. On delivery day, Jostens will only accept cash or money orders.
  • Boy’s Track and Field (Parent Meeting) – A parent meeting will be held on Thursday March 3rd at 6:00PM in the MHS Commons. Please attend as specific information will be discussed about the track and field season. Please e-mail Coach Foxen at chris.foxen@mcsdonline.org if you have questions.
  • Parent / Teacher Conferences (No Appointments – Walk-in Conferences)
    March 14: 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    March 16: 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    March 17: 1:45 – 3:45 PM
  • SOAP will be meeting Thursday night at 1229 Northwood Lane at 7:30 AM.   Come join us!
  • All girls interested in trying out for Varsity Volleyball for the 2016 season, there will be an informational meeting held in the Commons Area on March 15th at 3:30 pm.  If you cannot attend but interested please contact Coach Martin at 563-299-1666.
  • Muskie Bands invites everyone to the 13th annual swing dance on Saturday night, March 12, from 6:30-10 pm in the Commons. Cost is $6/person, and there will be decadent desserts available for purchase and lots of dancing! Swing to the tunes performed by the MHS jazz band, MHS jazz ensemble, WMS and CMS jazz bands, and the River City 6 Dance Band!
  • The Muscatine Boys Basketball banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Stan Howe Commons at Muscatine High School.  Mami’s Authentic Mexican Food will be catering for a cost of $3-$5 per person.  Money will be taken on site.  Please help honor our student athletes and our seniors for their hard work.  If you are attending, please RSVP to Coach Welsch at brandon.welsch@mcsdonline.org with the # of attendees.  
  • Girls’ Basketball: We will be celebrating our Freshman, JV, and Varsity seasons with a banquet on Sunday, March 6th from3:00-5:00 PM in the Commons at MHS. Players, student managers, and parents are welcome!
  • The MHS Band would like to remind our public that we have concerts coming up soon!  Due to the nature of both concerts, our normal admissions will be suspended in favor of donations.  

    Friday, March 4th. 7pm in the MHS auditorium.  The concert will be the MHS Symphonic Band and Central Middle School Concert Bands.  The concert will begin with Central Middle School.  The MHS Symphonic Band will include a multimedia video presentation to go along with one of their pieces – Pirates of the Caribbean!

    Then, on Thursday, March 10th, 7pm in the Muscatine High School Auditorium,  you do not want to miss the amazing pops concert planned by the MHS Band and Orchestra Departments!  The MHS Wind Ensemble, MHS Varsity Orchestra, and MHS Symphony will present a concert to include many popular selections from movies and other pop music venues.  The concert will begin at 7pm in the Muscatine High School Auditorium with the MHS String Orchestra.  It will end with a grand finale by the MHS Wind Ensemble featuring guest artist Dr. Courtney Jones from the University of Iowa on Trumpet as soloist.  
  • Boys and Girls Soccer Preseason Meeting: Both the boys and girls school soccer programs will have a preseason open meeting for prospective players on March 6 in the high school cafeteria. All players and or their parents are encouraged to come 4:00 PM for the boys and 5:15 PM for the girls. Please make sure that you have a representative there for you so we can plan accordingly.  Come find out about the opportunity to join a winning tradition in Muscatine.
  • Girls Soccer Open Gym: Open gym for the girls on the 6th of March will be from 6-7:30 PM at the large gym at West Middle School.
  • Tippie Gateway Program, a five day residential program for students interested in studying business at Iowa – in the hopes that you will share this information with your Muscatine High School students.  The Tippie Gateway Program is intended for current high school juniors. The program is in the summer between the students junior and senior year. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in business including minority, low-income, and/or first-generation.  We will select 40 students to participate in this scholarship-funded program. The only cost for participants is their travel to and from campus.
    Program highlights:
      * Five-day, residential program: Monday, June 27 through Friday July 1, 2016
      * No cost to the students; housing, meals, and other expense are covered by scholarships
      * Learn about the various business majors: Finance, Marketing, Economics etc
      * Interactive workshops focused on their strengths as students and leaders
      * Participate in a case study competition
      * Interact with students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Tippie College of Business
     *  Application process:  Applications accepted through April 1, 2016 http://tippie.uiowa.edu/gateway/
  • New Choices:  Job Opportunities – see link for details    New Choices
  • Boys & Girls Tennis are offering tennis merchandise for sale from now until March 11th. Please see the attached flyer for ordering instructions. Email Coach Ramos at dan.ramos@mcsdonline.org or Coach Czerwiec at connie.czerwiec@mcsdonline.org with questions.  MUSKIE TENNIS GEAR
  • The Muscatine High School counseling office has invited a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to provide a free presentation on career and college planning for sophomores, juniors and their parents on Monday, March 14th at 6 PM in the Library.

    Topics will include:

    * Career Exploration and Assessment
    * Academic Preparation and Requirements
    * Admission Process and Requirements
    * College Selection & Campus Visits
    * Application Process
    * Understanding Costs – Cost of Attendance
    * Scholarships
    * Successful Transitions

    For more information, contact Mr. Mueller at (563) 263-6141
  • Summer Work Opportunities – City of Muscatine   City-of-Muscatine-Summer-Ad-2016     City of Muscatine Pool Manager
  • Attention Seniors:  If you missed the local scholarship meeting please stop in Student Services and pick up your packet.
  • 2016 Local Scholarship Application and Descriptions Deadline is March 10th at 4:oo PM.
    2016 Local Scholarship Descriptions      Local Scholarship Presentation   Local Scholarship Application 2016
  • The MHS Orchestras are fundraising for their upcoming trips and are selling coffee! Ask any orchestra student or Mr. Thoma if you are interested in purchasing coffee or snack items. Bags of coffee cost $12.50 and the snack items are $6.50. The fundraiser will last until March 1st, with delivery of the coffee expected before spring break. Support your MHS Orchestras by enjoying a cup of coffee!  Coffee-fundraising-brochure
  • ATTENTION JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS: WIN A PROM MAKEOVER sponsored by SIX local businesses! The prize package includes:  Dental makeover (Clove Dental),  Massage (Therapeutic Body Shoppe), Hair cut, color, styling, manicure, & makeup (Salon Incognito),  Corsage (Miller’s Florist),  Dinner for two (Sal Vitale’s Restaurant), Professional photographs (Genevieve’s Photography), ALL Muscatine High School Junior and Senior Girl students are eligible to enter.
    Visit https://www.facebook.com/CloveDentalMuscatine/ for contest information.   Hurry, contest ends March 4!

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers needed to help run carnival-like games at Grant’s annual school carnival.  Friday March 4th from 5:00 – 7:00pm @ Grant School.  Please arrive between 4:30 – 4:45 PM. Please email Becky Wichers for questions at becky.wichers@mcsdonline.org

** Upcoming Events **

  • March 4 – Symphonic Band concert w/ CMS Band – MHS Auditorium 7 PM
  • March 5 – Show Choir – CR Jefferson, Cedar Rapids  – ALL DAY
  • March 5 – SEIBA District Jazz Festival, Iowa City – ALL DAY
  • March 14 – Teacher Conferences –  4:00 – 7:15 PM
  • March 16 – Teacher Conferences –  4:00 – 7:15 PM
  • March 17 – Teacher Conferences –  1:45 – 3:45 PM

** Scholarships ** (Scholarship section also posted on MHS Main Page under ‘2016 Scholarships’)

Trinity Muscatine Friends Volunteer Family Members – $1000 Scholarship. Deadline April 1, 2016
Trinity Muscatine Friends Volunteer Family Members Scholarship Application

Trinity Muscatine Employee Dependents – $1000 Scholarship. Deadline April 1, 2016
Trinity Muscatine Employee Dependents Scholarship Application

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship – Award to recipients who will attend Iowa State University. Max. value up to $1,000 for the next Academic Year.
Deadline March 18, 2016   
ACACIA Leadership Info      ACACIA Leadership Scholarship Application

ACLU Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy AwardThe Mannheimer Award carries a $500 cash prize, given each year to a young Iowan who has shown a passion and advocacy for civil liberties.  To nominate someone or enter yourself, just go to www.aclu-ia.org.  Deadline is April 25, 2016.
ACLU Flyer       Robert Mannheimer Nomination Form

Muscatine County Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ Kirchner Scholarship – Attached is an informational flier. Most students will want to apply for multiple scholarships so they will apply for this scholarship using their school’s application form.  If a student only wants to apply for the Kirchner Scholarship, please have them contact us directly at tasia.brown@ia.nacdnet.net. There will be information on http://www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/  website soon and they will use Facebook, too.  Additionally, they will put an article in area newspapers announcing the scholarship.  There will be information on http://www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/  website soon and they will use Facebook, too.
Muscatine County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Kirchner Scholarship Information

Alive and Running Scholarship – Alive and Running is a volunteer driven 5K Run/Walk event held in Dunkerton, Iowa to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. The Alive and Running Fund will award a $1,500 scholarship to a 2016 High School graduating senior or Current College Student to fund educational costs at a college, university, vocational, or trade school. The award is to recognize and support an individual who has made a positive contribution to the state of Iowa. For more information on the Alive and Running 5K Run/Walk visit our website at www.aliveandrunningiowa.com.  Deadline is April 30, 2016.  Applications can also be picked up in Student Services.   Alive and Running Scholarship

West Middle School Scholarship – Go M.A.D. Scholarship – Deadline is March 30, 2016  West Middle School Go M.A.D Scholarship Application

Catholic Daughters Scholarship -Catholic Daughters of Americas Court #524 of Muscatine will award three $1,000 scholarship for the 2016-17 college/university year. The applicant must be a Catholic Senior girl graduating from high school this year (2016) or an accredited Home School. She must be a member of Ss. Mary & Mathias parish.  Deadline is April 15, 2016. Catholic Daughters Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary – 2016 Iowa Department Merit Award Application.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.  American Legion Auxiliary Application

Edward Archer Memorial/ MP&W Power Line Scholarship. http://www.nwicc.edu/alumni-community/donate/scholarships.aspx
Also included is another link that will take you to the mpw.org
scholarship page, which has information on DEED.  https://www.mpw.org/utilities/energy-smarts/youth-education

1st National Bank –  Everfi Financial Literacy Scholarship Application Everfi Financial Scholarship Application
$500 scholarship to one student who completes the Everfi Financial Literacy Program Certification with a score of 100%. *Please turn applications in to Dena Ferreira at First National Bank no later than April 15th.

Diane Scott Memorial Scholarship – $1000 scholarship DIANE-SCOTT-scholarship

Eychaner Foundation – Iowa’s 17th Annual Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program for openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Iowa high school seniors- Deadline March 1, 2015.  Application is available at eychanerfoundation.org. A brochure can be found in Student Services.

Muscatine County Farm Bureau Scholarships to high school seniors AND currently enrolled college students whose parents have a Muscatine County Farm Bureau membership.  Please note that the Muscatine County Farm Bureau uses the same application as the Iowa State Farm Bureau.  The same application is used for both. The local school scholarship is available to ALL high school senior and college students whose parents are Muscatine County Farm Bureau members.  THE IFBF scholarship uses the standards of eligibility on the application, the local scholarship does not. You do NOT have to br going into an Ag related occupation for the LOCAL Scholarship. The Muscatine County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee will award up to 6 local scholarships. Then the committee will look at all application eligible for the State competition and will forward on the 2 best applications for the State Competition. Application must be returned to the Muscatine County Farm Bureau office, 1501 Plaza Place, Muscatine, IA no later than March 1, 2016. Farm-Bureau-Scholarship-Application

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship – Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-secondary education (college, vocational, or fifth-year program) in the fall of 2016.  Deadline is March 31, 2016.  LDA-IA Scholarship

S.O.A.R Scholarship – Sedona Group partnered with WQAD News 8 to recognize 5 outstanding high school seniors with a $1000 scholarship.  Deadline is April 24, 2016.  S.O.A.R. Scholarship

Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation ScholarshipsTo be eligible to receive an IMCF scholarship, a student must be a permanent resident of the state of Iowa.  The student also must currently be attending or planning to attend any of the following types of educational institutions:

A community college located in Iowa.
A public or private trade school located in Iowa.
A private college or university located in Iowa.
A public college or university location in Iowa.

 Selections are based on the applicant’s academic record and outside activities as they pertain to school and community citizenship.  Students may only apply for one scholarship and the students who received a scholarship in 2015 will not be eligible to re-apply until January 2017.

For more information on the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation Scholarship Program, please visit www.iowamotortruck.com.  Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2016 in order to be considered.  Incomplete applications will be rejected.   Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation Scholarship Application

The Bob Bannister Memorial Scholarship was established by family, friends and colleagues in honor of the late Bob Bannister, an active volunteer and avid supporter of the Iowa Motor Truck Association for over 20 years. Bob was known throughout the industry for his knowledge of the industry and his love of the association. This scholarship was established as a way to keep his spirit alive and honor a true friend to Iowa’s trucking industry.

The Cummins Central Power Scholarship was established by an endowment from Cummins Central Power and is specifically earmarked for individuals pursuing a degree in diesel technology.

The Darryl Mason Memorial Scholarship was established as a way for Darryl to give back to the industry he loved. Darryl was a professional truck driver and a long-time participant in the Iowa Truck Driving Championships. Over the years, Darryl received numerous awards for his professionalism and commitment to safety and also earned a coveted spot on Iowa’s Road Team. Darryl passed away in August 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer, and the IMCF is proud to keep his legacy alive through a scholarship named after this great individual.

The Harold Dickey Memorial Scholarship was established by an endowment from the Dickey family in honor of the late Harold Dickey, founder of Dickey Transport, Inc. and former chairman of the IMTA. This scholarship is awarded to a student from southeast Iowa. (The Harold Dickey Memorial Scholarship has a separate application – Visit www.iowamotortruck.com to access)

The Iowa Council of Safety Management Scholarship was established by the Iowa Council of Safety Management, a group of individuals committed to safety and professionalism in the trucking industry.  The L.W. “Vern” Simpson Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Vern Simpson, the “father” and treasurer of the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation as well as founder and president of Mid Seven Transportation. Vern Simpson was a valued leader and friend to the trucking industry and to the association.

The Midwest Wheel Companies Scholarship was first formed in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary in 2011 and its strong commitment and desire to make an investment in the future of Iowa. Through this scholarship, Midwest Wheel Companies (MWC) hopes to attract individuals into the field of business and ultimately the trucking industry. As one of the largest truck parts distributors in the Midwest, MWC is proud and honored to offer a scholarship opportunity to an individual who is pursuing a higher education. MWC has seven branches and serves a customer base in Iowa and its six neighboring states.

The Motor-Ways, Inc. Scholarship was established by an endowment from Pat Storey and MotorWays, Inc. Because of the company’s commitment to always giving back to the association and the trucking industry, a scholarship was the natural course of action to further show their support. Motor-Ways provides a variety of insurance products to carriers of all sizes.

The Paul Crouse Memorial Scholarship was established by an endowment from the Crouse family in honor of their father, the late Paul Crouse, founder of Crouse Cartage Company and former chairman of the board for IMTA. This scholarship is awarded to a student from western Iowa.

The Towing & Recovery Professionals of Iowa Scholarship was established by an endowment in 2012 from the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Iowa (TRPI). This is a division of the Iowa Motor Truck Association which represents Iowa’s towing industry. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is either an employee or a family member of an employee working for a TRPI member in good standing.

The Ziegler/Caterpillar Diesel Scholarship was established by an endowment from Ziegler, Inc. and Caterpillar, Inc. Another great supporter of the association, Ziegler/Caterpillar established the scholarship in an effort to continually invest in the field of maintenance and diesel technologies. This scholarship is earmarked for individuals pursuing a degree in diesel technology.

Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Scholarships — Paris and TRCF Director’s Scholarships

Here’s how they are the same:

For students pursuing a degree in natural resources, conservation, education or a related field
If their major is outside that, they must state in the essays how they will use their career to better these fields
Eligible to any year of college study: freshman through post grad
Can win more than once
Can apply for and possibly win both
Deadline: March 15 by noon
Please feel free to contact Kaite Hammond or Don Kline at no1fish@iowatelecom.net with any questions.  

Paris Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship
Must be a graduate of a Louisa County High School or a Louisa County Resident
Must plan to attend an Iowa school (college, university, technical school…)        Paris Application

TRCF Director’s Scholarship
$500
Range is a little broader to include the Louisa Resource Area (could include Winfield, Mepo, Fruitland and more…the surrounding areas)
Not limited to attending an Iowa School – any college, university, technical school…   Director’s Application     

The 2016 Iowa Golf Association Foundation Ann Griffel and Herman Sani Scholarship applications are now available!
Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities. Completed applications (Griffel & Sani) must be received by Friday, March 18, 2016.

ANN GRIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP – The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa high school senior girls who have a passion for golf and intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university or trade school.  APPLICATION & INFO: http://www.iowagolf.org/HTML/scholarships/2016griffelapp.pdf

HERMAN SANI SCHOLARSHIP – Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa with experience or background in golf is eligible to apply. Each recipient receives $8,000 ($2,000 per year) over a consecutive four-year period as long as the student is making reasonable academic progress.  
APPLICATION & INFO –
http://www.iowagolf.org/HTML/scholarships/2016saniapp.pdf

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Scholarship Program. A total of 20 scholarships are available.  Fifteen $1000 scholarships and five $500 scholarships are available. Scholarship forms will available by mail, from the Cooperative website at www.easterniowa.com, or at any Cooperative service center.  All scholarship applications must be postmarked or delivered to a Cooperative service center by March 15, 2016 to be eligible.

Iowa Section Professional Golfers’ Association, the Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship opportunity in memory on one of its members – Charlie Burkart. This scholarship is open to any graduating senior within our section boundaries and any graduating student of an Iowa high school. It is awarded every year to one recipient. The winner will receive $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years at a college or university of their choice.  PGA Golf Scholarship

Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society

Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship – one-year, non-renewable merit based award in amount of $1000. Applicant must be pursing studies in chemistry, biochemicstry, or chemical engineering. See link for more information: Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Deadline: March 31, 2016

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.  We encourage the following to apply: High school seniors and current undergraduates, those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-17, those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. Visit www.buickachiever.com for more information.  Application Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016 5:00 PM EST.

The Coolidge – A scholarship for America – A full-ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training.  This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited American University. Open to students in the 11th Grade. Visit collidgescholars.org for more information. Deadline is March 18, 2016.

American Legion/Edward H. Bitzer Scholarships: Applicants must be a child, grandchild, or great grandchild of member in good standing (or deceased member) of one of three posts listed on the application. Must be a senior in high school. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Must be a US Citizen.  Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Deadline: April 15, 2016

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship:  Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in efforts to increase education and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues and reduce homophobia in their schools and/or communities. Applications is available in MHS Student Services. Deadline: March 15th, 2016

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education: Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

GFWC/IOWA Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship: There are 18 different scholarships associated with the Club.  Applications and more information are in MHS Student Services. Deadline: March 1, 2016

**JUNIOR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP**  Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award: This scholarship awards up to $6000.  Applicants must propose a project and two references to the HH Foundation by March 15th, 2016.  If your project is accepted as a finalist, you will be notified by May 15, 2016. For a list of types of projects for proposals, visit the website www.hooverpresidentialfoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php or visit MHS Student Services.

Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Scholarships:
Paris Application – the Paris Scholarship is for $1000 this year!  Applicants must be a resident of Louisa County ORattend a Louisa County High School AND attend an Iowa college or university.

Director Application – The Director’s Scholarship is for $500.  Applicants can be from a little wider circle known as the Louisa Resources Area (this includes all of Louisa County and surrounding towns/cities) and the applicant can attend any college or university (not restricted to a school in Iowa).

More detailed information is included on the application itself.  Participants can choose to apply for both if they qualify, and can receive these grants more than once.  To apply for both, two separate applications need to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hammond or Don Kline: no1fish@iowatelecom.net

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics & A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage.

SFM Foundation: The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers.  These scholarships are up to $10,000 per year, for up to five years. Visit www.sfmfoundation.com to apply.

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M.: The Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation is offering the MCED Technical Scholarships (the Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships). Students who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College may apply.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date: March 1, 2016

Catherine McAuley Scholarship/Mount Mercy University: This scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $45,000 or less annually. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. The student must be a graduating Iowa senior and enroll at Mount Mercy as a new freshman.  Students must reside on campus for all 4 years and participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus.  Students must complete the FAFSA. To maintain the scholarship, students must successfully complete 24 semester hours per academic year and maintain a 2.0 GPA. *Students are automatically considered for the Catherine McAuley Scholarship upon admittance to Mount Mercy University.

Iowa Student Loan/Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship: 30 Iowa High School seniors will be awarded $2,000 each for use for their Fall 2016 college expenses. Interested seniors must visit www.iowastudentloan.org/SeniorScholarship to register and read the complete rules. Students must complete all three steps before 4:00 pm on March 4th, 2016.

National Scholarship Search Websites:

  1. bigfuture.org
  2. scholarships.com
  3. fastweb.com
  4. icansucceed.org

Iowa Newspaper Foundation: Must be preparing for a newspaper career.   A total of 9 scholarships, all available with ONE application.  Total awards will be approximately $6,700. The application is available at www.INAnews.com   Application deadline: February 12, 2016.

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Must be of Protestant Faith, resident of Iowa, and will attend the University of Iowa full time in the Fall of 2016.  The scholarship award is $800.  The application is only available in MHS Student Services.  Application deadline: May 2, 2016.

Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program: Must plan to attend MTI in Fall of 2016.
The application is available in MHS Student Services or with an admissions representative at MTI www.midwesttech.edu   Application deadline: July 1, 2016.

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