The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation (ICMF) 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 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.
The Robert D. Blue Scholarship awards students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage and fellowship; and display moral force of character. This scholarship's funding comes from the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation's interest earnings; thus, the number and amounts of scholarships awarded vary from year to year. The scholarship is opened in January each year it is offered.
If you want to learn more about the Robert D. Blue Scholarship, you can reach the Treasurer’s Office by phone, email or mail.
Business days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
State of Iowa Treasurer
Robert D. Blue Scholarship
State Capitol Building
Des Moines, IA 50319