State Treasurer of Iowa

Welcome to the Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Awarding students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage and fellowship; and display moral force of character.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Robert D. Blue Governor 1945-1949

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation was created in 1949 by Governor Robert D. Blue to commemorate the 100 anniversary of Iowa's acceptance into the union. At that time, a scholarship fund was established to encourage the youth of the state to attend Iowa's fine institutions of higher learning.

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.

In Memory of Aaron Eilerts

"Aaron Eilerts exemplifies the type of applicant we are seeking."

– Governor Chet Culver

Aaron Eilerts tragically lost his life when a tornado struck the Little Sioux Boy Scout Camp on June 11, 2008. Yet, during his 14 years of life, he touched countless Iowans through volunteering and giving back to his community.

He exemplifies the type of individual being sought for the Robert D. Blue Scholarship. All high school students who have dedicated themselves to serving their fellow Iowans are urged to apply for this award.

Past Recipients

There is no active scholarship at this time. Click below to view our past scholarship recipients.

Upcoming Scholarship May 10, 2023

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