Scholarships for Metro Area Schools

For students attending Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Prairie, Washington, or Xavier

Applications are available at your school’s Guidance Office and completed applications are submitted to your school’s Guidance Office.

MERVEAUX ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Criteria:
Academic achievement (GPA and class rank along with depth and variety of classes completed)

 

GLIDDEN COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Criteria:
Community involvement
Demonstrated respect and consideration for others

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Criteria:
Exemplary leadership skills both in and outside the school environment
Academic achievement: top 1/3 of graduating class with GPA of 3.0 or above
Demonstration of outstanding character and judgment, dependability, and teamwork

 

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Criteria:
Financial need
Demonstrated career goals

 

KALOUS OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $1,000; renewable for three additional years

Criteria:
Financial need
Demonstrated strong ethics and high moral character

Preferred:
Planning to pursue study in Government, Political Science, Engineering, or Music
Planning to attend a college or university in the state of Iowa

 

KLEIMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility requirement:
Planning to attend Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, or the University of Northern Iowa

Amount: $5,000, renewable for three additional years based on academic performance

Criteria:
First: Leadership and good character
Second: Academic achievement
Third: Financial need

Apply: Apply for nomination at your high school guidance office. One female and one male candidate from each high school will be nominated for final selection by the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee for the scholarship.

 

To apply for any of the above scholarships:

Applications are available at your school’s Guidance Office and completed applications are submitted to your school’s Guidance Office.

 

Other scholarships available

Additional scholarships available at Jefferson High School

Additional scholarships available at Kennedy High School

Additional scholarships available at Washington High School

 

 

KOMENSKY SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

For Linn County students of Czech or Slovak heritage. 

Please note: Students must use the General Scholarship Application submitted directly to the Community Foundation.

Eligibility requirement:
Czech or Slovak heritage

Amount: $500 – $1,000

Criteria:
Demonstrated importance of Czech or Slovak heritage in student’s life
Financial need – The one-page Statement of Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required
Academic achievement
Good character

 

GLENN AND MARY WENDLER SCHOLARSHIP

For students from Linn or Iowa County planning for careers in engineering, architecture, or construction.

Please note: Students must use the General Scholarship Application submitted directly to the Community Foundation.

Eligibility requirement:
Graduating from a Linn or Iowa County high school
Planning to pursue a career in engineering, architecture, or construction

Amount: $500

Criteria:
First: Financial need – the one-page Statement of Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required
Second: Volunteerism
Third: Academic achievement