The deadline to apply for 2019 scholarships from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is March 6. Students can apply for scholarships available through the Foundation at

Students interested in applying for 2019 scholarships should visit the website to view the scholarship eligibility checklist. Once it is determined a student is eligible for one or more scholarships, a common application, also available on the CFNEIA website, must be completed. The common application requires basic student information, transcript of academic record, summary of extra-curricular experiences, and a letter of recommendation. Some scholarships will require additional information.

All required materials must be submitted through the online system. Students should read the scholarship descriptions carefully to determine eligibility requirements and guidelines for each award. Students must visit the Community Foundation’s website for instructions and to begin the application process. A frequently asked questions webpage is available for commonly asked questions.

Scholarship awards vary in size from $500 to $10,000 and are awarded based on various criteria, including, but not limited to, academic excellence, financial need, for pursuing certain careers or majors, past experiences, location or high school attended.

CFNEIA awarded $435,328 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2018. A total of 294 scholarships were awarded to 262 students in 27 Iowa counties pursuing higher education opportunities. This is the greatest number of scholarships awarded by CFNEIA during its 63-year history.

Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 6, 2019. For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact Tom Wickersham, program director, at 319-243-1356 or visit

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