Will the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Take The Place Of Scholarships That Are Presently Awarded Through Companies Or Civic Organizations?
No—we hope to increase the number of scholarships awarded. Any group that currently awards scholarships may choose to come under the “umbrella” of the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships chapter, which would take over the task of screening applications and would award the scholarships in the group’s or company’s name. The donor would have final approval on the awarding of the scholarship. No group or company is required to join with the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Chapter program.
Where Will the Scholarship Money Come From?
Funds are solicited from area individuals, businesses, and foundations to support the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Chapter program through both current gifts as well as endowments.
How Do Students Apply for the Scholarship?
Applications are available from each high school’s guidance counselor. Or, students may print an online application from the website. Students must meet requirements and the deadline as stated on the application form. For more information or to apply click here.
When Are Scholarship Checks Mailed?
After award announcements (in May) and once the student has returned their school information to GICA-SS, award checks are mailed to students around August 1st. Note that checks must be presented to the school and co-signed.