Scholarship Opportunities

IIMF Scholarship Opportunities

 

Investing In My Future, Inc. awards scholarship funds to graduating seniors and alumni who actively participated or continue to participate in our organization's events. Below are our current scholarship offerings, which are awarded annually at our Senior Recognition event.

IIMF Alumni Scholarship

Graduating Seniors Scholarship

LaTrease D Porte Mental Health Awareness and Stigma Elimination Scholarship

Luther & Willie Glanton Civil Rights Scholarship

Resilience Scholarship for Students from Single Parent Homes

If you would like to create or fund a scholarship to help our graduating seniors and alumni further their education, or have any questions about current scholarship offerings, feel free to reach out to our President, Mary Wells.

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Community Scholarship Opportunities

Athene USA Game Changer Scholars

 

This program is designed to support Black, African American, Latino, Latina, Latinx, and Hispanic students in reaching their education goals. The program will award $40,000 in scholarships through twenty individual scholarships at $2,000 each.

 

Learn more about the full eligibility criteria and application process at www.athene.com/GameChangerScholars. For questions regarding the scholarship and application process, please email athenescholars@scholarshipamerica.org.

 

Deadline for applications is April 5, 2021. Apply Today!

 

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Mary E Wood Scholarship

 

The Mary E. Wood Scholarship assists African-American students in financing their education at a university, college or trade school.  Applications are available each year in the spring.  Click Here for more information about the scholarship.

 

Eligible students must have received either a high school diploma or a high school equivalency general education diploma.

 

If you are interested in the Mary E. Wood Scholarship, you can Click Here for more information provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

 

Deadline for application is May 1, 2021. Recipients will be notified in July. Apply Today!

 

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Larry W. Carter Scholarship

 

The Larry W. Carter Scholarship is available to any qualifying African-American Iowa resident enrolled in a full- or part-time college program, at either the undergraduate or graduate level.  Applications are available each year in the spring. Click Here for more information about the scholarship.

 

The goal of the Larry W. Carter Scholarship Fund is to provide an annual tuition grant to qualified applicants each year.  With generous help from other members of our community, my dream is that this fund will grow and provide even more scholarships.

 

If you are interested in the Larry W. Carter Scholarship, Click Here for the application provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

 

Deadline for application is May 1, 2021. Recipients will be notified in July. Apply Today!

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Minnie Jones Tawasi Scholarship

This scholarship is to assist African American and African students in financing their education at a university or college. This is a $250 to $500 renewable scholarship. Applicants must be a resident of the greater Des Moines metropolitan area.

The Tawasi Club is an affiliate of the Iowa and National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The scholarship is in memory of Minnie Jones, who was a devoted and active member of the Tawasi Club.

If you are interested in the Minnie Jones Tawasi Scholarship, Click Here for the application provided by the Tawasi Federated Women’s Club.

Deadline for application is May 31, 2021. Recipients will be notified in June. Apply Today!

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Audra Alexander Scholarship

 

This scholarship is to assist African American and African students in financing their education at a university or college and is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The Tawasi Club applicant must be a resident of the greater Des Moines metropolitan area.

If you are interested in the Audra Alexander Scholarship, Click Here for the application provided by the Iowa Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Deadline for application is May 31, 2021. Recipients will be notified in June. Apply Today!

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If you have information regarding a scholarship that our students should apply for, please reach out to IIMF President, Mary Wells or send information to our general email, info@investinginmyfuture.org.