The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is extending the submission deadline for its scholarship application process to April 10, 2024. This change is due to continued delays of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline extension prioritizes students and allows them to provide this important information used in determining financial need as part of the selection process for some Community Foundation scholarships.

CFNEIA's 2024 scholarship application process opened January 10, and students may apply for scholarships available through CFNEIA at Scholarship selections for 2024 will be finalized at the end of May, with scholarships recipients receiving notification of their scholarship awards by email in June.

Students interested in applying for 2024 scholarships should visit the CFNEIA website to view the scholarship eligibility checklist. Once scholarship eligibility is determined, a common application, also available through the CFNEIA website, must be completed. The common application requires basic student information, transcript of academic record, summary of extra-curricular experiences, an essay portion, and a letter of recommendation. Some scholarships will require additional information.

All required materials must be submitted through the online system. Students must visit the Community Foundation's website for instructions and to begin the application process. A frequently asked questions webpage is available to answer commonly asked questions any students may have. Scholarships are awarded based on various factors, including, but not limited to, financial need, academic excellence, the pursuit of certain fields or majors, past experiences, location or high school attended.

CFNEIA awarded more than $730,000 in scholarships to high school, college and adult students in 2023. A total of 268 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing higher education opportunities and the average amount awarded exceeded $3,000.

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact Dotti Thompson, grant and scholarship manager at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, at 319-243-1358 or

More information about the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa can be found at


Submit a Comment

Please refresh the page to leave Comment.

Still seeing this message? Press Ctrl + F5 to do a "Hard Refresh".