Robert D. Blue Scholarship

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. In 1990, the Foundation officially named the scholarship to honor the late Governor Robert D. Blue. To date, the scholarship fund has helped hundreds of Iowa students attend colleges and universities across the state. The Foundation hopes to encourage the educational development of Iowa's students and their participation in public service fields as a benefit to all Iowans. The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the upcoming school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university. Each applicant is scored upon their high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay. Applications are accepted online only.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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