Student Scholarships

The Community Foundation administers multiple scholarship funds, all started by caring donors who are passionate about helping others attain higher education credentials. Over $600,000 is distributed by the Community Foundation every year to help students meet their higher education goals. 

Scholarship Winner2014 Scholarship Deadlines

  • November 1, 2013: Scholarship applications become available on our online scholarship system.
  • January 8, 2014: Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship Applications due.
  • February 15, 2014: All other scholarship applications are due via our online scholarship system. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • February 28, 2014: Supplemental material submitted separately, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts, must be received by the Community Foundation.
  • April 2014: Scholarship Committee meets to evaluate applications and select recipients.
  • Mid-May 2014: Scholarship recipients notified by mail.
  • Late May to Mid-July 2014: Scholarship recipients submit Student Information Sheet included with their award notification.
  • Late July to Early August 2014: Scholarship checks are sent to the educational institutions.

Login to our online scholarship system by clicking here. If this is your first visit, you will be prompted to create a new user account and password. Before applying, we encourage you to do the following three things:

  1. Visit the FAQs about our scholarships.
  2. Review all scholarship listings, as each has different requirements.
  3. So that you don't miss any important communication from us, add these two email addresses to your email contact lists:
    • - Automated emails from the online scholarship system will come from this address. (Do not send email to this address.)
    • -  You may email us at this address with questions and supplemental materials.

If you have additional questions please call us at 563-326-2840 or email

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