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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.
  • Typing on pdf applications is possible using KAMI AP or free this online tool allowing for "editing" a pdf file -
  • UPDATE: Senior Awards Night is May’s third Wednesday this school year (May 17, 2018, 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 4.


Panora Telco has four scholarship opportunities available to local students (In order to apply for these scholarships, your parent(s) must be a current customer of Panora Telco). Visit to access the eligibility requirements, rules and applications.


2) Panora Telco Scholarship – Application deadline is Noon on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Panora Telco will award two (2) students from the Panorama 2019 graduating class with a $500 scholarship.
3) Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarships – Application deadline is March 13, 2019.
Traditional Scholarship - The Iowa Communications Alliance is offering one (1) $1,500 per year (up to four
years) college scholarship to help a high school senior pursue higher education.
Next Gen Scholars Program - Network Technology/Telecom Data Communications Program
For students interested in this field, please visit
for details and application.
4) Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship – Application deadline is March 1, 2019.
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers several scholarship opportunities to high school seniors who
have been accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. In
2019, they will be awarding $125,000 in scholarships in honor of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary.
5) Aureon Scholarship – Application deadline is Midnight on March 1, 2019.
Aureon awards scholarships ranging between $1,000 and $3,000 to students who have outstanding
achievement records and are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
$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
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 26, 2019 .
$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 to be a Republican"... Award Directions specify 1) Send in ap with 250-500 word essay, 2) Must be Guthrie Co. resident, but your HS doesn't need to be in Guthrie Co., 3) College/Vocational school you plan to attend must offer at least a 2 yr course, 4) Scholarship will be announced at awards or graduation ceremony to two winners, 5) $250 check will be handed to winners at December meeting, 2018. Winner, or parent, must attend their meeting to accept money, 6) Mail application & essay to Myrna Beeber, 3180 165th St., Yale, IA 50277, or email to, 7) Include photo/graduation picture of yourself which can be used for publicity should you win, 8) Applications must be received by 12 Noon on Friday April 26, 2019. 
Or Paper copy of application is in guidance office
9. PANORAMA BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 15: Panorama seniors & parents - one $1,000, award and one $500 award are available from the Panorama Booster Club. The applications are now due April 15. Contact Ann Appleseth at 515-494-2567 or with any questions. Only applications that follow the directions state on the attached download will be accepted (applications that are shared by guidance office in paper copy will not be accepted as in past years). Download the application at this link: 
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 5, 2019 deadline, download description of this award "Guthrie County REC Scholarship Application 2019"
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. March 16, 2019 Deadline

Complete this GCYF Application and the email applications to: or mail to: 4718 Panorama Drive, Panora, IA 50216. For further information, please contact Luann Waldo, 712-651-2321. 
12. Guthrie County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship -
Four $400 awards For seniors pursuing career in health or medical field, have a 3.0 GPA, Applications and additional information are due the third Friday of April.
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]
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 (May 1, 2019) is two weeks before Senior Awards night (May 15, 2019).
17. *** For: Dean R. Betts Scholarship Trust;

Rachel L. Hensal Scholarship Trust;

Bessie F. Isenhart Scholarship Trust;

Paul & Eleanor Little Scholarship Foundation;

Bruce and Naomi Barks Scholarship; and

Wirt-Mispel Scholarship

Due First Friday in April (April 5, 2019) 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 paper application to your HS Counselor: 2019 Betts, Hensal, Isenhart, Little, Barks, Wirt-Mispel Scholarship Application/google doc (fill out and submit once for all of the trusts & scholarships identified above). This group tries to give every student who applies some money!
18. GUTHRIE CO. CATTLEMEN’s – Annual Due Date of April 1st each year
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: Application (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 each year (19th in 2019) submit to Mr. Webner  (2018 Application as Google Doc linked here or Annual WSO-Scholarship-Ap Word doc updated 2012)
Due April 16 each year, please see their webpage for details and application =
21. WFPF – Women For Panora’s Future, to apply use this Women For Panora's Future 2018 application, return to Mr. Webner by April 27th, 2018 (Contact Kylee Boettcher)
22. Jamaica Lions Club, $500 for any student planning to attend college or vocational program, to HS Counselor by Thiursday, April 18th, 2019paying 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.
23. Yale Community Club, for students with a YALE ADDRESS ONLY, due date is April 30. 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 - May winners need to give their college fall transcript to Jenny VanGundy at Farmers State Bank of Yale.
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.
Complete this scholarship application/pdf linked here and submit it at May 10 deadline. These anonymous award providers most want to consider all who apply including students pursuing the agriculture and industrial arts fields (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, robotics, lasers, wind turbines, etc.),  College students who are seeking to again receive this money need to include their fall transcript (upload current PHS Senior Transcript and when at college a grade report from your college) along with the general application online.
26. Flint Hills Resources Discovery Scholarship, $1,500 one time award shared by the owners of the ethanol plant by Menlo, Iowa. Panorama student to receive this award will have a 3.0 GPA, proven leadership skills, intend to pursue a career in math, science, engineering, agriculture or related field, has been successful academically in one or more of these areas, and has been accepted to a college or technical school. Panorama's faculty vote on our school nomination - that nominee has been notified for 2019. [Mr. Webner's request letter sent to Flint Hills for 2019 PHS student to be included in program]
27. 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 M. Luebeck, W. Steeburg provided P.E.O Chapter BY will award 1 girl - use this 2017 Application link, return to school guidance office).

28. 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
29. Our valedictorian senior may choose to accept DMACC full tuition scholarship if they have 26 ACT, July 25 deadline or within thirty days of first class meeting.
30DMACC 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 VanKirk Academy at Perry, Iowa, in the Previous Semester, just ask for application at their main desk return completed application there too. Deadline March 31
31. 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 2019 is Ms. Sarah Buttler).
32. Dallas County Republican Scholarshipdeadline is May 31 each year, see their webpage for details and application:
34AIBW; Class of 2014 & beyond, AIBW scholarship for 2017 will be $400 and the generic application used by the school will accepted AND SO will this specific AIBW 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.
35. UPDATE for Panora Lion's Club Scholarship – $500, Due May 1, see attachment Guidelines for Panora Lions Club Scholarship that includes #5) application will consist of one side of one page, which must be typed and double spaced using 12 point Times New Roman font, #6) Application will include...a. An essay on the topic "Why I think service is important", b. A summary of all service-type projects the applicant has participated in during their high school year. This should include school, church, community and service organizations, as well as any personal service projects. Be complete, as demonstrated areas of service and evidence of growth in service over the years will be an important factor in selection. c. Student's name and signature...7) The application should not include essays written for other scholarship applications or items such as academic or sports achievements. Selected May winners: Once you receive their first semester grade report, they should email a copy of the transcripts to  Then, we will be in contact with the recipient to make arrangements to either send them a check or present it to them at a club meeting.
36. Raccoon Valley Radio $250 Scholarship - this is an area award, so not guaranteed to be granted to Panorama senior, but Panorama seniors have been selected in the past...must be pursuing a Business or Communications Degree from 2 or 4 year College Program.  Here is the application which is due April 19th, 2019:


TYPE your application, attach your resume (we also call it a senior profile if it omits a employment objective), goal planning statement, 2-3 letters of recommendation, & Submit to Mr. Webner; school will Collect & Deliver your submitted applications
  • UPDATE 4/6/2018: Hemphill & Associates, Insurance – $500, Due May 1. Winners will be sent letter with date when you can stop at Yale Farmers State Bank to pick up your check (this is not the same as Farmers State Bank Scholarship, number 24 above).
  • Panora Chamber of Commerce – 2/$500, will take into consideration students' Entrepreneurship, Involvement, & a Panora Focused body of experiences & personal goals. Mr. Webner will deliver to Dave Grove (Edward Jones Financial/Panora), Due end of first week of April (Deadline 04-050-2019)
  • 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 April 19, 2019
  • 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 April 19, 2019, Deb Arganbright Presented in 2015)
  • 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)
More area $ opportunities...
  • Care Initiatives, parent company of Panora Nursing Home and Retirement Living share both a Tuition Assistance Program and Student Loan Reimbursement Program, the contact is Mary Staltenberg, HR Manager, . Both programs are for their employees and they often employ Panorama HS students - browse job openings and applying using their webpage Career tab -
  • 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.  When TTT shares Mr. Webner will encourage those seniors who are identified as eligible. 
  • Green County Medical Center Foundation ($1,000) and Auxiliary ($500) each provide scholarships, visit under the "About" tab - March 21, 2018 due date
$ Programs that served many very well before their end - 
  • 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
  • Bagley Culture Club
  • Dominic Higgins Memorial Scholarship
  • Graceland University ACE Scholarship (ACE Program ended May 2018)