Due to the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa awards over 200 scholarships to students, totaling over $200,000. Most of the scholarship funds have been established as endowments, which will benefit students long after the donor's lifetime.
Scholarship awards vary in size from $250 to $10,000.
Types of Scholarships
Community Foundation scholarships are offered annually for high school and college students, as well as adults returning to college. Most scholarships are for one year, but a number are 4-year or renewable scholarships. Each scholarship may have its own eligibility requirements, criteria and application questions.
To see if you are eligible for a scholarship, complete this quick Scholarship Eligibility Checklist. This checklist will help you determine if it is worth your time to complete the "common application."
Applying for a 2015 Scholarship
To apply for a scholarship, applicants need to complete the “common application,” which automatically matches them to scholarships for which they are eligible. The deadline to complete an application is March 11, 2015. The common application requires the following:
To begin searching available scholarships and to apply online, visit our online scholarship site.
Most scholarship decisions are first announced in May with additional announcements being made by mail in June. Scholarships are paid directly to the post-secondary institution in the fall.
Important Eligibility Conditions
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For more information about our scholarships and the application process, please email Tom Wickersham, Program Director.