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.
Clic here to view a list of scholarship opportunities.
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 Scholarship
When applying, applicants need to complete the “common application,” which automatically matches them to scholarships for which they are eligible. The common application requires the following:
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.
Find Out More
For more information about our scholarships and the application process, please email Tom Wickersham, Program Director.