Applications for scholarships through the Quad Cities Community Foundation are now open. Made possible by the generosity of donors to scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, more than 70 renewable and one-time scholarships totaling over $500,000 are available to local students this year.

“We are privileged to play a part in opening doors to higher education in the Quad Cities,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, the Community Foundation’s president and CEO. “We’re inspired by donors’ investment in the future of our region, and we share their commitment to breaking down barriers to equitable opportunity.”

Quad-Cities Students invited to apply for more than 70 scholarships totaling over $500,000

The Foundation, which formed in 1964, has grown in assets since 2014 from $112 million to $182.6 million.

Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as those who have already graduated. There are opportunities for students no matter their age or where they’re pursuing higher education, from community college and four-year universities to trade and technical schools.

“To thrive as a community, we can’t stop short of supporting the full range of education and skill-building options that our region’s students are pursuing,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives. “We want all students to know that their community is invested in their success.”

Applications for 2023 scholarships are open now through February 15, 2023, with recipients announced in May. Students are encouraged to apply early and can expect to fill out one common application that helps to determine which scholarships they are eligible for. The application is available at www.QCCommunityFoundation.org/scholarships.

Quad-Cities Students invited to apply for more than 70 scholarships totaling over $500,000
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Quad-Cities Students invited to apply for more than 70 scholarships totaling over $500,000

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