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OPENS 12.5.2023 | DEADLINE 4.8.2024


The Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship was established for graduating seniors from any Keokuk, Iowa High School or home-schooled equivalent student. The student must be a resident of Keokuk, Iowa.


Students must also be in the Top 25% of their graduating class at their Keokuk High School or display high academic achievement in their home-schooled program to qualify for the Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship. Successful applicants should also demonstrate a financial need for this scholarship.

A Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship recipient(s) must attend or be enrolled in an Iowa college or university upon high school graduation or completion of home-schooled equivalent. Each scholarship could be worth up to $2,500.00. Multiple scholarships may also be awarded.  

Deadline for scholarship applications is April 8, 2024.
Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship Recipient(s) will be selected and announced by April  2024.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will find out at your high school’s award ceremony. Every applicant will know the results of your application—successful or otherwise—by email by April 2024. Every student who was awarded a scholarship will be sent an email and receive with instructions on how to accept the award.

If awarded a Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship, the student must submit a scholarship agreement. Instructions on how to complete the scholarship agreement will be in the scholarship award email. In the scholarship agreement, you will be asked to submit the following: proof of enrollment and a thank you letter for the donor. You have the option of submitting a photo that can be used when the Keokuk Area Community Foundation announces the scholarship recipients.

Scholarship checks will be issued to your college/university. If you’ve submitted your scholarship acceptance materials on time and correctly, your check will be issued in April-May of 2024 (unless other arrangements have been made).


For more information on applying for scholarships, please contact us!

Philip Ricketts





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