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5 Best Scholarships for Iowa Residents

Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 02:47 PM

Are you a resident of Iowa who wishes to continue studies, but are finding it difficult to do so owing to financial constraints? Take heart, for there are many scholarships and grants available under various categories to help you realize your dream.
The State Government of Iowa offers numerous scholarships to the residents of Iowa. To apply for the financial aid offered by Federal and State governments, students need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Iowa Financial Aid Application. Online applications are available from January 1, prior to the academic year that the student plans to attend. Here is a list of the five best scholarships for Iowa residents to make things easier for you:
 1. All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship: This state-funded program is an ideal choice for students who have fared well in high school and need financial aid to continue their studies. The program provides a maximum annual award of $7,141 at Iowa’s private or public colleges and universities. The scholarship also provides a maximum annual award of $3,780 to Iowa’s community colleges.
2. Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship: This Iowa scholarship, named after the former Governor Terry E. Branstad, is a form of aid for outstanding Iowa high school seniors, who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair. The scholarship provides a maximum annual award of $1,000.
3. Robert C. Byrd Honors: Iowa high school seniors with an outstanding academic achievement to their credit can receive this scholarship. The honors scholarship provides students with renewable funds of up to $1,500.
4. Robert D. Blue scholarship: Named after the former Iowa Governor Robert D. Blue, this college grant in Iowa is provided to students who display strong moral character and literary and scholastic ability, besides exhibiting qualities of truth and courage. The grant, under this scholarship, ranges from $500 to $1,000.
5. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship: The scholarship is meant for the children of Iowa Farm Bureau members. The students have to be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college and should be pursuing a degree in agriculture or agribusiness. The maximum annual award given to students under this program is $1,000.  

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