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Now more than ever, higher education is crucial to success in life. Yet, with rising tuition costs, many people don’t have the resources required to earn one. U.S. student loan borrowers owed a collective $1.75 trillion in federal and private student loan debt as of June 2022, according to the Federal Reserve. 

Helping Students Pursue Their Dreams

CFNEIA is the largest independent scholarship provider in Iowa outside of colleges and universities, awarding more than $730,000 to 236 students in 2023. Our scholarship funds were established by generous individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to ensure students have the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. Thousands of students have been impacted by this generosity.

The 2024 Scholarship application process is now open. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2024*. Click the Scholarship Opportunities button below to apply for scholarships. 

*Please note that we have extended our scholarship application deadline. This is due to continued delays of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline extension prioritizes students and allows them to provide this important information used in determining financial need as part of the selection process.

Scholarship Opportunities