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  • WEST HIGH SCHOOLPrincipal: Cory Williams
    3505 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52804
    Phone:  563.723.5600;  Fax:  563.445.5954

    ATTENTION:  Visitors will be limited while we are in the Hybrid model due to Covid.  We can conduct basic daily business by phone or curbside.  Call the school at 563-723-5600.   Thank you for understanding and call with questions.   Must have Photo ID to enter building.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships for SENIORS:

    Senior Scholarship Google Slide Show Presentation

    Form for Student Recommendation    Students, print this form and complete it for the teachers you are requesting recommendations from.

    Each scholarship has its own application process and selection criteria. Some scholarships are one-time awards, while others are renewable for multiple years. Scholarships and grants require a completed FAFSA application; follow the link on the Guidance Page for access to the FAFSA application. Online applications are open beginning October 1 prior to the academic year for which you plan to attend.  For the complete list of scholarships that Iowa College Student Aid Commission offers, click on the link.

    Individual colleges may offer internal scholarships—visit the school websites, or view the college files located in the career center for further information.  All colleges encourage students to file a Free Application for Student Federal Aid in addition to any scholarships.


    Do you know about the LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP?  Visit with your counselor or check out this Last Dollar Scholarship Link.



    Scholarships By Monthly Due Dates

















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    Davenport Schools


    Davenport Schools Foundation

    Mrs. Murphy’s Summary Sheet

    Quad Cities

    Community Foundation

    Quad Cities Community Foundation











    Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)


    Iowa State University has a variety of
    first-year scholarships

     Iowa State University

    University of Iowa has a variety of
    first-year scholarships

     University of Iowa

     University of Northern Iowa has a variety
    of first-year scholarships

    University of Northern Iowa

    Scott Community College has one common application
    for all the scholarships available through Scott.
    Due dates are April 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.

     Scott Community College














    The websites listed below
    are good resources for
    national scholarships:




     College Scholarship

     The goal of this website is to provide information regarding scholarships, grants, student loans, and other information to get you through the scholarship process.

     100 College Scholarships

     Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description
    Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1000 College Scholarship.
    Click here to enter the contest.

    Quest Bridge

    Are you a low-income student who has succeeded academically, but feels the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach?  Inquire here.



     This site helps find local, state, and national scholarships, grants, and financial aid information.


     Scholarship America

     Scholarship America’s mission is to provide scholarships and educational support, to make post secondary education possible for all students.

     Scholarship America


     This site helps find local, state, and national scholarships, grants, and financial aid information.



     Site provides a database of national and international scholarships for students as well as career information.


    Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs

    The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the contest will be available online starting September 1. The MVS application deadline is November 30.

    Elks Most Valuable Student

    Sponsored By Discover Credit

    At Discover, we believe in providing financial literacy to high school students so they can make informed decisions during the college financial aid planning process.     Visit CollegeCovered.com/Assist for valuable free resources:


    AMERICORPS NCCC is a full time, 10-month, residential, national service program in which 2,800 young adults—18-24 years old—serve nationwide each year.  In exchange for their service, members receive $5,500 to help pay for college.  Other benefits include a small living stipend, room and board, leadership development, travel, increased self-confidence, and the knowledge that, through active citizenship, people can indeed make a difference.


    Discover Early Childhood EDU

    We are a free educational resource for people looking to learn about Early Childhood Education.
































































    Scholarships for JUNIORS:

    Calvin Coolidge Scholarship: A full-ride, four year, merit based scholarship that can be used at any accredited undergraduate college or university.  Available for Juniors only. Deadline: January 16th. Link: coolidgescholarship

    Bezos Scholars Program: A year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. Students participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival, a mentorship, leadership development and free college advising. Deadline: January 31st. Link: bezosscholarsprogram


    Scholarships for ALL STUDENTS (9-12): 

    Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest: Local, regional and national awards up to $5,000 for essay on “What My Vote Will Mean to Me”.

    Deadline: December 1st. Link: fraessay

    Modern Woodmen of AmericaMake An Impact Scholarships

    If you are planning to attend a college or university in Iowa that is not listed on this page, Google the financial aid office at that school.

    Eastern Iowa Community College:   www.eicc.edu/highschool/paying/scholarships/index

    Iowa State University:  www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships

    St. Ambrose University:   www.sau.edu/financialaid

    University of Iowa:   www.admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships

    University of Northern Iowa:   www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship

    Affordable Colleges Online

    Iowa College.University Links

    ZAPS Test Prep Seminars @ West

    Scholarship Advice Handout

    Scholarship Presentation

    FAFSA Application Information