Robert D. Blue Scholarship - Michael L. Fitzgerald, Treasurer of State
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Applicant Requirements

The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2015-2016 school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university. Governor Branstad and the other members of the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation will host a reception in honor of the winners in late July or early August in Des Moines.

Before you begin the online application process, please have the following information available to you:

  1. High school and/or college transcripts.
  2. Federal tax return(s).
    • If you are claimed as a dependent, your parent or guardian's return(s).
    • If you are NOT claimed as a dependent, you and your spouses' return(s).
  3. Statement of awards and/or grants you will receive from the college financial aid office (if applicable).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Each applicant is scored upon their high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay. The scale is listed below.

  • Recommendations 10%
  • Academic Performance 20%
  • Essay 25%
  • Financial Need 45%

Application deadline is May 10th each year.

Applications are accepted ONLINE ONLY.

 

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State Treasurer's Office · Robert D. Blue Scholarship · Capitol Building · Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-242-5270 · Fax: 515-281-6962

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