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National, State, & Southwest Iowa Scholarships 
(This is a list of all known National, State, & Southwest Iowa scholarships. 
It has been compiled by 9 Southwest Iowa School Counselors & is continually updated. 

National, State, & Southwest Iowa Scholarships 

General Scholarship Information 

Local Scholarship Information 
(This information includes Shenandoah Community & High School Scholarships, as well as other area scholarships & loan opportunities. It will not be available until December & is due January 31.) 

2018-19 Uniform Scholarship Application 

2018-19 Uniform Scholarship Brochure 

2018-19 Uniform Scholarship Checklist 


Southwest Iowa College Fair 
September 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm, & September 18, 9-11am,

Shenandoah National Guard Armory, free & open to the public.

College Fair Financial Aid Presentation, September 17, 6:00-7:00pm 

College Fair Participants 


Other College Fairs 

Omaha National College Fair on September 16, 2018

Omaha Area College Fair on September 23, 2018

Golden Circle Des Moines College Fair on September 23, 2018

Request an Iowa Western transcript:

IWCC transcript request

College Planning Night 
(for Sophomores, Juniors & Parents) 

February 25, 2019 at 6:00pm, May Center 

Financial Aid Night 
(for Juniors & their parents) 

September 17, 2018 at 6:00pm, National Guard Armory

February 25, 2019 at 7:15pm, May Center 

What is the financial aid process?

(In case you missed Financial Aid Night, this video is an overview of the financial aid process includes forms, filing, student aid reports and financial need.)

FAFSA Ready Iowa 
(FAFSA Ready Iowa is a program in which trained volunteers provide free, on-site assistance to students and families in filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This event is free; no appointment necessary.) 

November 14, 2018, 5-7pm, Clarinda Iowa Western, Opitz Building, rm #109 

Countdown-to-College Calendar 
(What should I be doing to get ready for college?) 

Freshman/Sophomore Calendar 

Junior/Senior Calendar 

Regent Admission Index (RAI) & Iowa Public Universities Application Portal 
(for admission into Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and/or the University of Northern Iowa) 

RAI Calculator 

RAI Accepted Shenandoah HS Courses 

Iowa Public Universities Application Portal (for seniors applying to more than one of the state universities) 

Senior Guide 
(These packets were given to Seniors.) 

Senior Guide 

Shenandoah Senior Calendar 

(Month-by-month checklist for Seniors) 

Senior Calendar 

College Representatives Calendar 

(Sign up outside Mrs. Weiss' door to meet with these representatives.) 

College Representatives Calendar 

Testing Information 

ACT/SAT Tests 

Register here for the ACT

PSAT Information 
(This information was shared with Juniors & their parents.) 

PSAT Letter 

College Visits 

College Visits 


Shenandoah High School Course Handbook


Other helpful college planning websites: 

Iowa College Access Network 

Education Quest 

I Have A Plan Iowa 

Iowa Private Colleges

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

ACT Student Planning 

College Board 


NAIA Eligibility Center 

NCAA Eligibility Center 

Heather Weiss

High School Counselor
Shenandoah Community Schools
1000 Mustang Drive
Shenandoah, IA 51601 

Fax: 712.246.2842