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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.)

2017-18 Uniform Scholarship Application

2017-18 Uniform Scholarship Brochure

2017-18 Uniform Scholarship Checklist

Request an Iowa Western transcript:

IWCC transcript request

College Planning Night
(for Sophomores, Juniors & Parents)

April 11, 2018 at 6:00pm, May Center

Financial Aid Night
(for Juniors & their parents)

April 11, 2018 at 7:15pm, May Center

What is the financial aid process?
(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 15, 2017, 5-7pm, Clarinda Iowa Western, Opitz Building, rm #109

Southwest Iowa College Fair
(September 18, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm, & September 19, 9-11am, Shenandoah National Guard Armory. Free & open to the public.)

Southwest Iowa College Fair Financial Aid Presentation

College Fair Participants

Other College Fairs

Golden Circle College Fair on September 24, 2017

Omaha Area Fall College Fair on October 1, 2017

Omaha Area Spring College Fair on April 9, 2017

Omaha National College Fair

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, &/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


3 Moms & a Test (ACT Prep) for April 8 ACT

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

PSAT Letter

College Visits

College Visits

Other helpful college planning websites:

Iowa College Access Network

Education Quest

I Have A Plan Iowa

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




District Office

304 West Nishna Road
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-1581
Fax: 712-246-3722

Elementary School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-2496

Middle School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-2496

High School

1000 Mustang Drive
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-4727
Fax: 712-246-2842

Bus Barn

1001 South Center
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-9420
Fax: 712-246-2815

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