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All Seniors Encouraged to Apply for these local scholarship awards
  • Most of these Scholarships are for current high school students only.
  • *** indicates that the scholarship can be applied for by current college students. Please see scholarship for details.
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  • UPDATE: Senior Awards Night is May’s third Wednesday this school year (May 17, 2017, 6-7pm), great time to take pictures of our seniors receiving awards, then local Baccalaureate ceremony follows, roughly 7:15-8:30pm
    • Families please share awards you would like your senior to be recognized for receiving; send awarding organization name, award title, and award amount (we can create certificate for presentation) to & call his cell phone 641-757-1916 to verify
  • Seniors; Remember to share a Resume with those 2 or 3 people you choose to ask for their writing general  letter of recommendation for you, then include those recommendations & resume with all local applications on this webpage (unless otherwise stated).
Community Award Providers
  • we are trying to make all applications digitally accessible & may reproduce a paper form you share with us. Please share updates you need with us.
  • SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS are encouraged to present their awards but school can do this if you need assistance.
  • PLEASE CONTACT & call his cell phone 641-757-1916 to verify school is sharing updated information (award name, student directions for applying, award amount, award recipient, method of money disbursement) 
Open only to Panorama graduates; 
Consider applying with these directions, BurchfieldTrustLoanApDue06172016 pdf file at bottom of this page & weblink above as google file, provided through Bump & Bump Law Firm for loan to help pay for college expenses. Must contact Bump & Bump Law for application details each year; 755-2131. Cost and 3 month grace period after college graduation, or end of college coursework, is fantastic when compared to governmental and private college loans. Bump Law sends information is sent to families in February and May.

1. "Mr. J" Scholarship in honor of Principal Mark Johnston - 
The amount and number of seniors awarded for this scholarship will vary annually, return this linked "Mr. J" Scholarship Application to the guidance office by May 3, 2017.
2-5. Panora Telco - In order to apply for these four scholarship programs, your parent(s) must be a current customer of Panora Telco. Contact is Cheryl Castile. 755-2424. February 2017 Invitation Letter from Panora Telco. Visit to access the eligibility requirements, rules and applications:
2) Panora Telco Awards, local program; $500 scholarship to 2 students, deadline is Noon on Friday, April 21, 2017, to PHS guidance office
3) Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship - Iowa program; application is online (also through Panora Telco scholarship site above) & deadline is March 24, 2017; one $2,500 award
4) Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarhship - national program; application is an online download (above) & deadline is March 1, 2017; FRS offers several scholarships to HS seniors who have been accepted to accredited 2 or 4 yr college, university or vocational school, application includes signature from NTCA member which you get at our local Panora Telco store at 114 E Main Street
5) Aureon Scholarship - Iowa program; application deadline is Midnight on April 15, 2017; application will be available March 130, 2017, awards range $500 - $1,000 to seniors with outstanding achievement records and pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math)


  • A resident of Iowa and live in the trade area of an Iowa Independent Telecommunications Company.
  • Iowa high school junior or graduating senior in the 2016-2017 school year.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its official territories.
  • Accepted by an Iowa-based accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational-technical school and be pursuing a STEM–related course of study.
  • Have a minimum 3.33 GPA. A copy of a recent transcript may be requested.
  • Relatives of those employed by the Independent Telephone Companies or Aureon are not eligible. 
$500 will be awarded (a maximum of 4 times) at awards night along with directions for receiving future funds, submit letter of intent & resume style personal profile sheet to guidance office following these criteria used to determine award recipient:
Participation in individual &/or large group speech contests should be included on personal profile sheet (will be verified by school)
Enrollment in college with intent of completing a 4 year program (college plan statement should also be included on student profile sheet)
Typed letter of intent; minimum of 250 words, indicating course of study and how plans include the art of communication
Criteria for award in 4 areas: participation, attitude, letter of intent, GPA
Due Date May 1st or as arranged with Mrs. Arganbright (any interested student should be in communication with Speech Coach Deb Arganbright).
Guthrie County State Bank will present award to recipient at Senior Awards Night
7. Dominic Higgins Memorial Scholarship - amounts and number of awards given will vary, May 1st deadline for submission to guidance office,
complete this linked application and attachments (picture and written statement of how knowing Dom has effected your life). 
8. Republican Party Sponsoring 2 Scholarships:
Guthrie County Republican Central Committee Scholarship and The Doyle G. Beeber Scholarship each use the same application, due April 28, 2017
$250 for two Guthrie County HS graduates planning to attend college with at least a 2-year course, "Please have student who apply complete the application and write an essay on "What it Means t obe a Republican"...Make yourself a copy of the Application and invitation letter linked here (letter contains direction for receiving $250 check start of the 2nd semester of college - Contact Rita King by December 1, 2017) 
9. Panorama Booster Club Scholarship
10. ***Guthrie County REC (Rural Electric Company)
three $1,000 for member or those who will become educated through power line program to become line worker. 
Membership in the cooperative is the first criteria. The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of Guthrie County REC.  The applicant must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school.
Friday, April 7, 2017 deadline, download description of this award GC-REC application using google doc share here OR at the Guthrie Co REC webpage:, and mail in as directed
11. Guthrie County Youth Foundation

This scholarship is $250 for vocational, technical and medical students going to college programs

2 or 3 years in length.  Deadline for application is March 31, 2017.

Please email applications to: or mail to: 4718 Panorama Drive, Panora, IA 50216. For further information, please contact Luann Waldo, 712-651-2321. 
Gain access to application using this google doc file - GuthrieCoYouthFoundationAp2017
12. Guthrie County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
4400 award For seniors pursuing career in health or medical field, have a 3.0 GPA, due by the 3rd Friday of April (April 15, 2017), use application linked here, include 3 letters of recommendation speaking to your ability to work in health-related profession, include transcript with ACT scores, submit to: Scholarship Committee, Guthrie County Hospital Auxiliary, 710 N. 12th Street, Guthrie Center, IA 50115 (also applications may be dropped off at the hospital front desk).
[At One time - contact shared with PanHS; Jacqcene Richey: 641-332-2424, Diane Flanery also contact; email]
13. ***Guthrie County Soil & Water Conservation District (GCSWCD) sponsoring 2 scholarships
1) GCSWCD Local Scholarship - $500, awarded to Guthrie County senior pursuing an education in agriculture (any college or vocational school, complete on computer using their link at bottom of website to word document (remember to first make copy for your completion @, (2017 PDF link of paper copy of applicationthen mail to: Guthrie County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1000 School Street, Guthrie Center, IA 50115 [2016-17 Local District letter to Panorama HS]
2) Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) partnering with local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) - top 3 scholarships awarded at state level $4,000, $3,000, & $2,000, winners from remaining 6 regions will each receive $600, awarded to  senior furthering their education in conservation or agriculture (preference given to conservation), complete on computer using their link at bottom of website to word document (remember to first make copy for your completion):, (2017 PDF link of paper copy of applicationthen mail to county SWCD office in which you live [2016-17 Iowa Districts letter to Panorama HS]
IF STUDENT WISHES TO APPLY TO BOTH ABOVE Conservation SCHOLARSHIPS, NEED to give 2, 1 for each program (Same application for both)
Deadline of Fri, February 17, 2017 to have scholarships to Soil Water Conservation District offices.
Cathy Sheeder, State Secretary, Iowa Dept of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Guthrie SWCD/NRCS, 1000 School Street, Guthrie Center IA 50115,
14. First Christian Church
April 20 deadline, contact Sheila Woolridge or Ellen Campbell; FirstChristianChurch.rtf
at least $500, open to all, scholarship & financial need considered, Contact – John Millhollin collects April 15;  PanoraMasonicLodge.rtf
$500, children of employees are given priority, but all PHS students with interest in business program OR vo-tech field (mechanical, agricultural, etc.) are eligible to apply, to be awarded at end of first semester of college program, SMITH TIRE Scholarship, students who are given the award are to contact Smith Tire the end of their first college term for money arrangements - Deadline is two weeks before Sr. Awards night, or May 3, 2017.
17. ***Betts-Hensel-Isenhart-Little Scholarship Application, Due Friday, March 31, 2017 
typically a larger award given to several students who may again apply themselves in following years, Contact – Deanna L. Van Cura, Bump Law Firm (755-2131), give completed application to your HS Counselor: copy this google file or copy the H-I-L-B 2017-18 Word file of the application at the bottom of this page & make sure the format looks like this PDF when finished.
18. GUTHRIE CO. CATTLEMEN’s – Annual Due Date of April 1st,
parents or grandparents need to be members, amount and number of awards varies each spring, graduating seniors only, Contact is Rose Kastner, Yale, mailed to Guthrie County Extension office (outlined as step 5, page 2 of link), WordDoc: GCCattlemensScholarshipCWretyped or GoogleDoc: GuthrieCoCattlemanScholarshipAp
19. WSO – Women’s Service Organization, $500 one time award, Contact, Maureen Lubeck,
Due date: will pick up from school the 3rd Friday of April, submit to Mr. Webner by the 3rd Friday of April Annual WSO-Scholarship-Ap (last updated 2012)
Bennie F. Hall google doc description & application, due April 18, 2017, Bennie F. Hall Scholarship scope encompasses college students studying conservation and outdoor recreation related majors and/or graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated their concern for conservation.  Includes 200 word essay on "The Roles of Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Conservation", and a shorter essay on "Your Goals After College". Qualifying applicants are divided into 2 distinct groups:
Graduating High School Seniors who plan conservation related fields as a major in college.  Only students that are residents of Guthrie County are eligible and may apply in their senior year.
College Students with Conservation Related Majors that have completed at least their sophomore year in college.  Only college students with permanent residency in Guthrie County are eligible and may apply while in or after their second semester of sophomore year.
21. WFPF – Women For Panora’s Future, to apply use this WFPFApplicationDueApril28,2017 application, return to Mr. Webner by April 28, 2017 (Contact Ellen Campbell or Kylee Boettcher)
22. Jamaica Lions Club, $500 for any student planning to attend college or vocational program, to HS Counselor by April 20, 2017paying special attention to community activities, return application, Jamaica Lions Club ,  contact is Mr. Mike Tighe (515-250-7483, email:, has asked for Mr. Druivenga to put in his resident mailbox April 20, 2017)
23. Yale Community Club, for students with a YALE ADDRESS ONLY, due last week of April. Use this YALE Com Club 2014 application form. $500 Award. Return to guidance counselor who in turn give to contact/Kendal & Teresa Kipp. Note - “Scholarship funds will be dispersed upon proof of enrollment for the second semester of the freshmen year.”
24. Farmers State Bank ( then click Community & Activities to see "Panorama Scholarship" - Two $500 scholarships are available each year to graduating Seniors of Panorama High School. Applicants must complete the following form ( and submit a video, up to 2-minutes, via YouTube, tagging FSBYale. The video should be a creative representation of why the individual deserves the scholarship. Entries are due by May 1 each year. Each applicant must upload their video, then complete the application including the video link. if you have any questions, please contact Scott Stanley at (old paper applications used in prior years will not be accepted). Winners will be sent letter with date when you can stop at Yale Farmers State Bank to pick up your check.
25. Raccoon Valley Radio Application due April 23, 2016, (2) $250 awards
26. Chapter of BY of P.E.O., $500 awarded ($250 from BY & $250 from PH) will be stapled to certificate at awards night, BY will decide Panorama recipient, Deadline EXTENDED to MAY 5for Panorama graduating females who plan to go to any college, return application (contact Betty D, provided P.E.O Chapter BY will award 1 girl - use this 2017 Application link, return to school guidance office.
27. La'James International College, $1,000 scholarship to 1 Panorama student who has applied to attend this cosmo training institution (at any of their locations) to complete a degree in cosmetology, esthetics, &/or massage therapy. Give your scholarship packet to Mr. Webner
28. Our valedictorian senior may choose to accept DMACC full tuition scholarship if they have 26 ACT, July 25 deadline or within 30 days of first class meeting.
29. DMACC PATHWAYS SCHOLARSHIP (Flyer Describing Program), $1,000, For students who plan to attend DMACC for TECHNICAL programs (welding, automotive, building trades) & have been enrolled in those DMACC Career Academy program in Perry, Iowa, in the Previous Semester, just ask for application at main desk of VanKirk Academy Center and return completed application there too. Deadline March 31
30. TTT - only those who participated in their sponsored Grade 5 camp are eligible - two female students each class. Please see me to verify your eligibility (remembering you did that summer camp as a 5th grader, then applying in senior year for their scholarship - in 2018 are Ms. Lee and Ms. Flannery).
30. Dallas County Republican Scholarship - deadline is May 31, 2017. Members of the Dallas County Republican Central Committee are offering a scholarship, in the amount of $500.00, to a Dallas County, IA graduating senior. This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to a graduate attending college or a trade school who is involved with the Republican Party. The scholarship is based on essay content, with special consideration given to applicants with a track record of contributing positively to local government and/or campaign activities that are dedicated to the principles of the Republican Party. Dallas County Republican Scholarship Application Link


  1. Must be a Dallas County Resident.
  2. Must be graduating & attending a college or trade school in the 2017/2018 school year.
  3. Must attach a brief letter of recommendation from an adult (nonrelative) who can attest to your character and interests.
  4. Must show through application: extracurricular actives that show service to the community.
  5. Must complete essays per guidelines below.
  6. If awarded scholarship, winning applicant agrees to allow essay answers, or segments of essay answers, to be published.
31. Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa - $55,000 scholarship ($13,750 x 4 years) guaranteed for an Panorama student that takes an ACE Course, such as Elementary Functions with Ms. Jarnagin (free college course following Trigonometry).  Just apply to become a Graceland U student during senior year - admission application is a formality because all Elementary Function students are automatically admitted to GU)!  GU also has an ACE online Intro to Religion and Intro to Computers that make students eligible to receive this half-of-cost-of-tuition scholarship.


TYPE your application, attach resume, goal planning statement, 2-3 letters of recommendation, & Submit to Mr. Webner; school will Collect & Deliver your submitted applications
  1. Panora Lion's Club– $500, all Panorama graduating seniors invited to apply by end of March, Contact is Gary (wife Rose) Freeland, award given 2nd semester freshman year of college after award winner shares 1st semester transcript.
  2. Bagley Culture Club – one time $300, any senior may apply, Contact – Teri Clark (641-427-5666), send home to Carol Cain with grandson, Due end of first week of April
  3. Hemphill & Associates, Insurance – $500, same requirements & contact as Farmers State Bank Scholarship, Due end of first week of April. Winners will be sent letter with date when you can stop at Yale Farmers State Bank to pick up your check.
  4. Panora Chamber of Commerce – 2/$500, will take into consideration students' Entrepreneurship, Involvement, & a Panora Focused body of experiences & personnal goals. Mr. Webner will deliver to Dave Grove (Panora Edward Jones Financial Planning) or Marilyn Behr, 755-3200, Due end of first week of April
  5. Barks Memorial Scholarship, $5,000, preference given to academically reliable student of Methodist family in need of assistance, payment given directly to college (either 2 year or 4 year) in student's name, however ANY Panorama senior may apply. Submit Panorama Scholarship Application to Mr. Webner for Barks families' consideration, Due April 15, noon deadline
  6. Panora State Bank – $500, open to all, financial need important, winners collect award at bank after 1st semester of college (bring your copy of college transcript), Contact – Julie Zajicek (755-2141), Due end of 2nd week of April
  7. Panorama Education Association – up to two students may receive $200 year one & possible $300 year 2, minimum 2.65 PHS GPA, education majors with teaching career goal (contact is Julie Weidenthaler), Due end of 2nd week of April, Deb Arganbright Presented in 2015)
  8. AIBW; Class of 2014 & beyond, AIBW scholarship for 2017 will be $400 and the generic application used by the school will accepted AND SO will the specific AIBW 2017 applicationreturn generic application to Mr. Webner by April 27, (Contact Julie Zajicek of Panora State Bank).  The AIBW scholarship providers ask that if the general Panorama Scholarship Application is used by the applicant, then a cover letter addresses her specific qualifications for the AIBW Scholarship.
  9. Panora/Panora-Linden/Panorama Alumni Association is beginning an annual offering a one-time $500 scholarship to a graduate who is going to a college or university.  Applicants should be students who are involved in their communities and are successful academically.  The local scholarship application can be used.  The deadline is May 1st (contact for the Panora, Panora-Linden, Panorama Alumni Club is Jerry Armstrong, Deb Arganbright presented in 2015)
  10. ***PANORAMA FOUNDATION"SCHOLARSHIP" will use the general Panorama Scholarship Application while the webpage for this scholarship "( is under construction this school year. May 10 deadline. These anonymous award providers most want to support students pursuing the agriculture and industrial arts fields (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, robotics, lasers, wind turbines, etc.), but will consider all who apply,  College students who are seeking to again receive this money need to include their fall transcript (grade report from your college) along with the general application.)
more area awards given in years past that have not been updated...
The Dallas County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which is a group of educators.  Each year we award grants-in-aid to two college students.  Nu Alpha Gamma is offering a $500.00 scholarship to each of two future educators for use towards their own education. Applicants must be a college junior or senior in the fall of 2016 who are seriously planning on entering the teaching field. Each applicant must have graduated from a Dallas county high school or be a resident of Dallas County and be majoring in either a B.S. or B.A. program. The deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2016 - For application forms contact JoAnn Harmelink at 1424 Highview Drive Perry, Iowa 50220 or 515-465-2391 or
Greene County residents graduating from high school or currently in college and pursing a HEALTHCARE field are eligible to apply for 2 scholarships made available on their Website:
Deadline: March 20, 2015
Contact: email/ & phone/(515)386-0114
Raccoon Valley Bank - this scholarship is no longer available since closing of Bagley branch.
TTT for senior girls award, as of Spring 2013, TTT application information was withdrawn from this webpage, but awards will be provided to those limited individuals who participated in their elementary grade camp and are notified by TTT 
Roger Thorsheim Memorial Scholarship from local Knights of Columbus, this award was discontinued in 2015
Panorama Scholarship - the old Yale-Jamaica-Bagley scholarship account was completely used and closed in 2014