Scholarships of county 'Polk' within Iowa

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The Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship

Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Applicants should list media-related jobs held and contributions made to funding their own education. Applicants must submit a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) as a part of the application. The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will receive $1,000.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Grants-in-aid of up to $6,000 are available to women from countries other than the United States and Canada to study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must submit a statement that upon completion of their degrees, they will return to their home countries to pursue professional careers. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study. The awards may be renewed once. Selection is based on financial need. P.E.O 3700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 phone: 515-255-3153

PEO Scholar Awards

PEO Scholar Awards are one-time competitive awards for women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a graduate degree or engaged in advanced study or research at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their graduate programs or advanced study or research. A woman is eligible for nomination by a local chapter if she: a. is a citizen of the United States or Canada at the time of nomination; b. has at least one academic year remaining to complete here graduate degree, graduate research or terminal degree masters; c. is within two years of her graduation date; d. is a full-time student at an accredited college or university; e. demonstrates academic excellence, maturity, and seriousness of purpose; and f. has clearly defined goals. For more information, contact: P.E.O. International Headquarters 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 255-3153

Alice Conner Trust

Scholarship awards to residents of Iowa to attend a state college and university. Application form required. Initial approach: Letter Application address: c/o Scholarship Selection Comm. P.O. Box 16268 Des Moines, IA 50316-9405