Robert D. Blue Scholarship

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation is offering Robert D. Blue Scholarship. The Robert D. Blue Scholarship awards students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability, exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship and display moral force of character. As young people today face many challenges because of rising cost of tuition is an additional challenge. The goal of scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Iowa students who deserve to be recognized. The number and amounts of scholarships awarded vary from year to year. These amounts awarded have varied from $500 to $1000.

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation was created in 1949 by Governor Robert D. Blue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Iowa’s acceptance into the union.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university.

How to Apply:

The candidates can apply on-line for the given scholarship through the given link:

http://www.rdblue.org/application/

Supporting Documents:

  • High school and/or college transcripts.
  • Federal tax return(s).
  1. If you are claimed as a dependent, your parent or guardian’s return(s).
  2. If you are not claimed as a dependent, you and your spouses’ return(s).
  • Statement of awards and/or grants you will receive from the college financial aid office (if applicable).
  • The name and address of two (2) people, other than family members, that that are willing to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Original 500-word essay on the topic described below.
  • Essay Topic: Select an individual from your community (not a family member) that has demonstrated the responsibilities of being a citizen. Write a 500-word essay on what this individual has done for his/her community.

Award Amount:

The number and amounts of scholarships awarded vary from year to year. These amounts awarded have varied from $500 to $1000.

Application Deadline:

Robert D. Blue Scholarship applications are only accepted online through May 10, 2015.

Link for More Information:

https://www.rdblue.org/

 

 

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