Scholarships

Scholarships provide financial support to supplement the cost of your education and do not have to be repaid.

Scholarships are often awarded through an application and selection process. Not all students who apply receive scholarships; it's a competitive process.

Each scholarship has their own criteria (not limited to) such as financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, etc.


Types of Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Allen College Institutional Scholarships - applications accepted once a year

Allen College offers a robust scholarship program. Students submit one general online application to be considered for institutional scholarships. 

Deadline to apply for scholarships for 2024-2025

February 6, 2024, 3 p.m. (Central Standard Time) - Applications are no longer being accepted for this institutional scholarship cycle.

Who should apply

  • Scholarship applicants must be accepted to Allen College at the time the Scholarship Selection Committee selects recipients. Prospective students are encouraged to apply in case they are accepted at the time of scholarship selection for one of the qualifying semesters. 
  • Employees of Allen College (full-time and part-time) do not qualify for this institutional scholarship assistance. This does not include tutors, work study or adjunct.
  • To be considered an eligible scholarship applicant for 2024-2025, you must attend Allen College summer 2024 and/or fall 2024 and/or spring 2025.

When to apply

  • The application typically opens late in the fall semester and closes the end of January/early February. Date will be communicated.

Contact FinancialAid@wlzcsd.com or (319) 226-2003 with questions. 

Outside Scholarships

Some organizations have submitted information about their scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore these options. 

2024 Hope for Healing Scholarship

Iowa Business and Professional Women Foundation Educational Scholarship

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Marie Robinson Memorial Scholarship/Cedar Falls BPW Scholarship

Top Nutrition Coaching's Heroes' Legacy Scholarship

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Waverly Health Center Auxiliary Scholarships 

AAUW Cedar Falls-Waterloo Branch

Live it Up Women in Healthcare Scholarship

Senior Care - Aging Matters Scholarship

Grundy County Memorial Hospotal Health Care Career Scholarship

Overcoming Loss Scholarship 

  • Amount: $10,000 
  • Application Deadline: July 20, 2024 
  • Eligibility: Any student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education may apply to this scholarship. 
  • Link to apply: http://bold.org/scholarships/cat-zingano-scholarship/

NAVY Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) Scholarship

Other Scholarship Resources

Students are encouraged to find information about outside scholarship opportunities. Some additional resources are:

Students pursuing a career in primary health care are eligible to receive funding for their education in exchange for practicing in rural, urban, and tribal communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure. 1-year service commitment per scholarship year or partial scholarship year; 2-year minimum and 4-year maximum.
 
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers primary medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care clinicians the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or tribal communities with limited access to care.