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OPENS 1.17.2022 | DEADLINE 5.2.2022

MATTESON

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The  Keokuk Area Community Foundation and the North Lee County Community Foundation established the Matteson Scholarship. This scholarship will be ONLY be awarded to high school seniors, as well as, continuing education students pursuing studies in agriculture, health/medical sciences,  nursing, engineering, information technology or trades. Visit the  mattesonscholarship.org for more information

 

To be eligible for the Matteson Scholarship, students and working adults must live in the Iowa Counties of Lee, Des Moines or Henry. the Matteson Scholarship also accepts scholarship applications from graduates of Wapello Senior High in Louisa County. 

AWARD AMOUNTS
The Matteson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for 4 years. Each Matteson Scholarship is up to $2,000.00 a year for the first two years and then up to $4,000.00 for years three and four. In order to receive a renewal, the student must maintain adequate progress towards completion of a degree and submit a Renewal Matteson Scholarship Application every year.

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA but not more than a 3.5 GPA.  A GPA of 3.5  and higher will be considered but special circumstances must be met  under this program. Selection criteria will include financial need, personal character, and career goals. Preference will be given to students seeking a two-year degree or completion of a certificate  program.

The Matteson Scholarship opens every year on January 17th. Deadline to complete the online application will be May 2, 2022.  If you are a high school student and are selected for a Matteson Scholarship, you will be notified at your high school’s award ceremony, typically in May. For all other applicants, if you were selected for a scholarship, you will be notified via email in early June. Every applicant will know the results of their application-successful or otherwise-by email in mid-June.

Each student who is awarded a scholarship will receive a phone call from a staff member from the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. Additionally, the recipient will be sent an be sent an email with instructions on how to accept the award. This email will contain a link for the Matteson Scholarship Agreement.  For the Scholarship Agreement, you must submit the following:  proof of enrollment and a thank you letter to the Matteson Family. You have the option of submitting a photo that can be used when the community foundations announce the scholarship recipients.

As a scholarship recipient, you will not be receiving a check. The scholarship award check will be issued to your college/university with a cover letter from the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. If you’ve submitted your scholarship acceptance materials on time and correctly,  your check will be issued in July/August and sent directly to the  college/university.

CONTACT US

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

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Philip Ricketts

Administrator 

319.670.0207

info@keokukfoundation.org