Online Scholarship Application

2019 - 2020 School Year Online Application

Ten (10), $1,000.00 scholarships, awarded $500.00 each semester for the first year, will be awarded to ten (10) senior high school children of current (2019) ISSDA members, who will be graduating high school in the Spring of  2019. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be a natural or adopted child of a current member; or a grandchild or stepchild whose biological parent has primary care and is married to the member, and who’s primary residence for the past four years has been with the member. The school will receive the check the first part of Sept 2019 and Feb 2020.

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We will contact you at this email address. Please make sure this is correct and notify ISSDA if it changes:

  1. Please write an essay of at least 200 words, stating any outstanding achievements, extra curricular activities, work experience, etc., that might be helpful to the committee in judging your application.
  2. Submit reference statements from three (3) teachers, (past or present).
  3. Submit a graduation photo to be used in the event your application is chosen.

The completed application, along with the extra three (3) items from above, returned to Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo, 451 14th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA  51031, no later than March 27, 2019. or email Sheriff Van Otterloo at

Applications are due no later than March 27, 2019. The Scholarship Committee, comprised of ISSDA members, will review the applicants and make the final determination at Civil School on or before April 17.  Check for winning applicants.