Iowa College Foundation

Major Scholarship Programs

(Investment of $25,000+)

Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship Fund Program
ICF administers this special program in cooperation with the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation. The scholarship program was established to recognize and aid deserving students who are related to the food industry by virtue of parental employment or their own part-time employment by member firms of the association. More than 90 students will receive grants in the 2015-16 academic year.

Iowa West Foundation Opportunity Scholarship Program
The Iowa West Foundation awards 25 scholarships each year to high school seniors who will be first generation college students and graduate from a Pottawattamie County high school in Iowa. These awards are renewable for the students’ sophomore, junior and senior year in college as long as certain criteria is met. Preference is given to students who complete the CAP program through the Pottawattamie County school district. The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is one of the largest charitable organizations in the Midwest.

Klug Scholarship Program
The Klug family has created a scholarship program with the Iowa College Foundation. The Klug family is interested in helping high school seniors from Van Buren and Lee counties, in Iowa, attend college. Beginning in the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year, two high school seniors, who will be college freshmen students in the fall of 2015, have been selected to each receive a $2,500 scholarship. Recipients will then be able to re-apply for the scholarship for up to 3 more years.

Nursing Scholarship Program
Donors working with ICF are continuing the Nursing Scholarship Program. ICF is offering a one-time, one-year nursing scholarship to each of 60 nursing majors at ICF member schools who have a nursing program.

Minority Scholarship Program
Funded by a consortium of businesses and foundations, ICF has awarded scholarships to incoming minority students at its member colleges since 1994. This program has had a total impact of more than $4 million, with a high percentage of scholarship recipients either graduating or continuing their studies.

Prairie Meadows Scholarship Program
Prairie Meadows and the Iowa College Foundation have joined together to award scholarships to graduating Polk County students. Thirty-seven awards of $2,500 each have been awarded to students representing 19 high schools in Polk County for the 2015-16 academic year.

UPS Scholarship Program
Each year ICF receives support through a special endowment funded by the UPS Foundation and administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), of which ICF is a member. Nationally, CIC and UPS Foundation teamed up to provide nearly $1.5 million in student scholarships this year.

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You have truly touched my life. I have high hopes for my future and I hope that I am able to contribute to my community and share everything I have learned. Thank you for this honor and I hope to live up to the expectations of your company and to the legacy of George Washington Carver and Henry Wallace.

— Susanna Reiman,
Drake University, Pioneer/George Washington Carver and Henry A. Wallace Scholarship