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Robert D. Blue Scholarship - Michael L. Fitzgerald, Treasurer of State
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Welcome to the Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Robert D. Blue
Governor 1945-49

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. 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"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.


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State Treasurer's Office · Robert D. Blue Scholarship · Capitol Building · Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-7003 · Fax: 515-281-6962