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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. 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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2022 Scholarship Impacts

Click the Scholarship Opportunities button below to read more about our scholarships. 

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