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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 $1.6 trillion in federal and private student loan debt as of March 2019, according to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

Helping Students Pursue Their Dreams

CFNEIA is the largest independent scholarship provider in Iowa outside of colleges and universities. 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.

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Students may now apply for 2020 scholarship opportunities. Click the button below to find out if you are are eligible and how to apply. 


Scholarship Opportunities

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“While Penn was great about covering essential things, having the additional financial aid allowed me to do even more. It gave me flexibility. Having a scholarship from the Community Foundation meant the world, not just for paying for school but knowing someone is rooting for you. It helps a lot.”

Breanna Himschoot
University of Pennsylvania Graduate
Waterloo, Iowa