Local Scholarships

The Storm Lake community offers several local scholarships for graduating seniors of St. Mary's.

Common App Step-by-Step Guide that walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/common-app-guide/

FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/


Iowa Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/iowa-scholarships/

This scholarship is for graduating seniors within a 40 mile radius of BVRMC pursuing a health related field of educational study (nursing, radiology, physical therapy, paramedic, and other careers in the medical field). The scholarship is not needs based and will be awarded in the amount of $1000 upon completion of the first 2023 academic semester. Please see Mrs. Friedrichsen for exact guidelines and copy of application. Applicants will need to submit an application and letter of reference to BVRMC by March 31st. Applicants will be reviewed and notified recipients in April.

Schramm Scholarship
$3000 Scholarship Opportunity - Applications are in Mrs. Friedrichsen's Office. 
Students; are to write a short autobiography (1,000 words or less), including information about their family, work experience, and community involvement. 
1. Active Member of the Catholic Church
2. Student to have a 3.0 or above GPA
3.) Student planning to attend a community college, technical school, college/university, or seminary. 

The autobiography is to be attached to the application and mailed to: 
R. Schramm
PO Box 27 
Early, IA 50535 
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2023

Pomegranate Masonic Lodge No. 408

Due: March 6, 2023

The Pomegranate Lodge Scholarship will award a $250.00 scholarship to either a St. Mary's or Storm Lake Public student. Applications include a summary of school activities, community involvement, three references other than family or teachers (addresses and phone numbers needed), and the reason for completing the application. Please see Mrs. Friedrichsen for an application.

Harold Salton Scholarships

Due March 6, 2023

There are two; $500.00 Harold Salton Scholarships that will be awarded to students from area schools with a Masonic connection. If none apply, the award, will be given to other students; that apply. The student applying; should give a summary of community involvement, an explanation of a masonic connection to direct lineage (if there is one), provide three references other than family or teachers (addresses and phone numbers needed), and a reason for completing the application. Please see Mrs. Friedrichsen for an application.

Northwest Iowa Law Enforcement Scholarship

We are rewarding recipients with $500 scholarships for those entering the field of law enforcement. In your application, please include a 500-word essay about how law enforcement officials can change a community and any personal experiences with interaction with law enforcement. Please email your application to [email protected] or mail it to PO Box 57, Newell, IA 50568. The deadline is April 1, 2023. See Mrs. Friedrichsen for the application.



Ivan F. and Delores M. Hunter Endowment Fund Scholarship

All high school seniors in school districts of the following counties: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, and Wright, and those centering their education on agriculture, soil conservation, and or environmental studies, are invited to apply for one of three $500.00 scholarships from the Ivan F. and Deloris M. Hunter Endowment Fund. All seniors who complete the application form and return it by March 13, 2023, are eligible to compete. Please

send your application to Carrie Guerin at [email protected] or fax it to 515-574-5508 or the mailing address listed below.

Carrie Guerin

Prairie Lakes AEA 8

1235 5th Avenue South

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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