External Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities presented here are from organizations external to Kirkwood Community College, and reflect the most current information they have provided us. The external organization is the final authority regarding scholarship amounts, deadlines, eligibility criteria, and other relevant information. Kirkwood is not responsible for incorrect information listed here. We hope this content is helpful to you in your search for scholarships.

We are uploading new content continuously, make sure to come back later for updates. Last updated: April 1, 2024

Scholarship Deadlines

Leola Z. Clark Scholarship for a Wellington Heights Student

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Foundation will award one $750 scholarship each year for four years. To be eligible:

  1. Applicant must live in Wellington Heights, which is bounded by 1st Ave NE, 19th St SE, Mount Vernon Rd SE, and 10th St. SE
  2. Applicant must have a financial need – annual family income cannot exceed $62,400
  3. Applicant must be graduating from high school during the current school year
  4. Applicant must be pursuing a post-secondary education in an accredited college, university, community college, vocational or technical school, not including continuing education
  5. Application must be completed in full.  
  6. You may find it helpful to prepare your essay responses in another document and then cut and paste your responses into this form. 
  1. Application and two letters of reference must be received or postmarked by April 15. Application can be found here: Clark Scholarship link


Regional Airline Association Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Regional Airline Association Scholarship is to assist with the education of individuals who are studying for a career in the airline industry by providing financial support. hree (3) annual scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $4,000 per recipient. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. Application is due April 30 and can be found here: https://www.raa.org/scholarship/


The 2024 Jerry Woods IRMCA Scholarship Application will be offered to a qualified student who is or will be pursuing a major course of study in the building trades, including concrete technology and practice. The scholarship recipient will attend, or plan to attend, an Iowa community college. Apply now. Completed applications need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2024.


Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship

The Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation offers nine, $1,500 scholarships for students:

  • Are enrolled in a health care career program (Nursing, Paramedic, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Laboratory Sciences, PTA, OTA)
  • Live in, or graduated from high school in a community within the Grundy County Memorial Hospital service area of Butler, Grundy, Hardin, or Tama counties.
  • Who have completed at least one semester of their official, accredited health care program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

The application can be found at www.grundycountyhospital.org and must be completed by May 31, 2024.

Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Scholarship 

To further promote the Professional Women’s Network’s mission of “women helping women” the PWN Scholarship Foundation will award up to four (4) scholarships of approximately $500 for the non-traditional students. The following requirements must be met:

Must be a female resident of Iowa.

Must be a student who will be attending classes, either full or part-time, during the academic year.

Must be working towards a vocational certification, associate degree, or first bachelor’s degree at one of the educational institutions listed below.

  • Coe College
  • Cornell College
  • Purdue University Global
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Tech
  • St. Luke’s Medical Technology Program
  • Mount Mercy University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Dubuque (Cedar Rapids location)
  • A collegiate institution not listed above but located within a 60-mile radius of Linn County, Iowa.

Special consideration will be given to non-traditional students, defined as those at least 21 years old upon application deadline who have or will return to school after an absence of at least 3 years.

Students should apply online at https://www.pwnia.org/scholarship-application/ by June 30, 2024. 


Mae Henry Family and Consumer Science Award

The Cedar Rapids Family and Consumer Science Association is excited to offer a $500 scholarship to any student graduating from the Grant Wood AEA region with an interest in pursuing a career in the area of Family and Consumer Science. Student must plan to pursue a four-year degree program of student in any area of Family and Consumer Science (may include study at a community college).

Eligible students must complete the application form,  include a letter explaining future educational and professional goals, and two reference letters from adults. Each reference letter should list the name, address, and phone number of the person writing the reference.

Completed application, career letter, and reference forms should be mailed by June 1, 2024 to:

                Judith Schroeder

                3128 Adirondack Drive NE

                Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Allied Van Lines is a large moving company that is looking to provide a scholarship to three students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college. Apply by Dec. 15 at www.allied.com/scholarship


External scholarship recipients receive offers and are selected by agencies or committees outside of Kirkwood, and Kirkwood is not responsible for establishing criteria or participating in the selection or notification of recipients.

Any links to external websites concerning external scholarship opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Please kindly keep in mind that Kirkwood bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external website or for that of subsequent links. Kirkwood reserves the right to post or remove scholarships at any time. Inclusion in the listing does not constitute an endorsement by Kirkwood.