scholarship funds

The Community Foundation offers scholarship funds to help donors amplify their impact to future generations of learners and leaders.

benefits of a scholarship fund

  • Community Foundation for Western Iowa is your connection in helping to preserve and grow the quality of life in our region by supporting higher education for area students.

  • Scholarship Funds can be established in honor or memory of a loved one, or to recognize a family, business, or a specific area of interest.

  • Donations can be made to scholarship funds at anytime throughout the year, and could be eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit and other benefits available through the Community Foundation.

  • Scholarship Funds can be created now or through your will or estate planning. The Community Foundation works with the donor(s) and professional advisors to support both the scholarship fund, and donor's wishes. Community Foundation for Western Iowa accepts gifts of many types, including but not limited to: cash gifts, financial investments, bequests, gifts of grain, stocks and securities, livestock, real estate, and vehicles.

  • Community Foundation for Western Iowa works closely with the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF) to help our youth with their postsecondary education needs. Visit the SWIEF website for more information.

  • Additionally and if applicable, the Community Foundation can help establish and administer scholarships funds for donors interested in awarding scholarships to students outside of southwest Iowa.

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scholarship funds through swief

Scholarship funds created at the Community Foundation and awarded through our partnership with Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation

  • Doug Goodman Memorial

  • Barbara J. Green Scholarship Fund

  • Douglas S. Lash Memorial

  • Fletch and Avonell Nichols Achievement Scholarship

  • Hamilton-Junior ROTC Scholarship

  • Harry & Jane Paul Memorial Scholarship

  • Jill E.Pechacek, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

  • John and Rose Dalton Westfair Scholarship

  • Kelly and Joan Scott Scholarship

  • Kerrie Orozco Memorial Scholarship

  • Marilyn Weber Memorial Scholarship

  • Mid-Day Optimist Scholarship

  • Nick Benzing Memorial Scholarship

  • Obert "Ob" and Gaye (Brown) Rutenbeck Annual Senior Scholarship

  • Reason-LeKander Memorial Scholarship

  • Riverside Links Scholarship

  • Ryan Nash Memorial Scholarship

  • Thomas Jefferson Class of 1965 Quandt Memorial Scholarship

  • Thomas Jefferson Class of 1966 Scholarship

  • Richard P. Wenninghoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF) Scholarships and Subfunds

SWIEF Scholarships are available to students from the following counties: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby, and to eligible students who attend the following high schools: Boyer Valley, Exira-EHK, IKM-Manning, and Southwest Valley.

Learn more about SWIEF and its annual scholarship application.

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scholarship funds through additional partnerships

Scholarship funds created at the Community Foundation and awarded directly through other schools or organizations

  • Cari Farver Memorial Scholarship

  • Joseph DeHoyos Carle Memorial Scholarship

  • Hoff Family Arts Scholarship

  • The Clyde and Fern Stuntz Memorial Scholarship

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund through the Community Foundation,
please contact 712-256-7007 or