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.

Community Scholarship Opportunities

As scholarship opportunities become available outside of those offered by Investing In My Future, Inc., we will work to communicate to parents and students the eligibility and deadlines as soon as possible.

 

Currently, we have been notified of the following scholarships and encourage students to participate before the deadlines pass!

 

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Triumphant Founder Peral Anna Neal Centennial Scholarship

 

The mission of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s National Educational Foundation is to support higher education achievement through scholarships and conduct community education programs and related research to improve individual and community living standards. The Foundation annually provides financial assistance to worthy students pursuing higher education both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Click Here for more information about the scholarship.

 

One $125,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Female High School Senior. If you are interested in this scholarship, Click Here for the application provided by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Deadline for application is February 28, 2021. Apply Today!

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Principal® Black History Month Challenge

 

You are invited to participate in the @Principal-sponsored EVERFI Black History Month Challenge! February is Black History Month in the US, and throughout February we recognize and celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made to society, business and industry, STEM, the arts, armed services, and more, notwithstanding pervasive discrimination.

 

The Challenge is a web-based hour-long, four-part course. Students in the 9th – 12th grades who complete all the courses and submit a capstone essay can compete for one of three scholarships in the amounts of $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000.

 

To access the curriculum and submit an essay, visit https://principal-financial-group.everfi-next.net/welcome/bhm.

 

If you have any questions, reach out to Principal community relations, Rachel Woodhouse woodhouse.rachel@principal.com, or Principal diversity & inclusion, Shekinah Young young.shekinah@principal.com.

 

While the official program dates are February 1 – 12, the curriculum and capstone essay competition are accessible on the website for the entire month of February. Participate Today!

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Helen Lemme Scholarship

 

Frances Helen Renfrow Lemme, known as Helen Lemme, a civil rights and community leader in Iowa City, Iowa, was born on February 25, 1905 in Grinnell, Iowa. She was a research technician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) and was active in many organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the Iowa City Area Council of Churches.

 

If you are a high school graduating senior and live in the toll-free calling area of Des Moines and Boone, Iowa, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. For additional information, visit www.dstdesmoines.org/dstdsmscholarship.

 

Deadline for application is March 22, 2021. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. Apply Today!

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Mu Omicron Foundation of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

 

Purpose: To provide scholarships to deserving African-American male graduating high school seniors entering either a two-year or four-year post secondary institution beginning in the fall of 2021.

 

Award Components: At least One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to applicants of the Mu Omicron Foundation College Scholarship Program.

 

Deadline for application is April 1, 2021. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. Apply Today!

Click Here to Download the Full Application!

 

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

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