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Quest Scholarship

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Community Foundation is offering a Quest Scholarship to students in the Waterloo Schools.

Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited public college, university or community college in Iowa as a full-time student starting in the fall 2018; pursuing a career in field of education or science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM); have a minimum grade point average of 2.9 and minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service during senior year.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this spring.

Applications are available in counseling offices at East, West and Expo high schools.

Michael and Barbara Henning, Waterloo residents and community volunteers, initiated this scholarship to reflect their commitment to education and youth.

For more information, go to

Community Foundation

CEDAR FALLS — Applications for scholarships available through the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa are currently being accepted.

In 2017, CFNEIA awarded 283 scholarships totaling nearly $400,000 to Iowa students. The deadline to apply for 2018 scholarships is March 7.

Interested students should go to to apply for scholarships and view the scholarship eligibility checklist. Submission requirements include an online application form, essay, academic transcript and a letter of recommendation. Some scholarships will require additional information.

Each scholarship may have its own eligibility requirements, but there is only one common application to complete. Once the common application is completed, it is automatically matched to all scholarships for which students are eligible. Applicants should carefully read the description of each scholarship.

Scholarship awards vary in size from $250 to $10,000.

For more information, call 287-1356 or go to

Elevate Manufacturing

DES MOINES — Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a nonprofit initiative promoting careers in manufacturing, is offering 15 $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at an Iowa community college.

One award will be made per college region.

Examples of training programs to which the scholarship can apply include welding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die and transportation and logistics.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application found at (under the “About” column). Applications are due March 2.


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