Scholarship Funds

Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Johnson County hosts multiple scholarship funds. These funds were opened by generous donors with the intent of assisting students achieve their post-secondary education goals.

Descriptions and application information for each of our active scholarship funds can be found below.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, how to apply, or how to give to a scholarship fund, please reach out to the CFJC staff via email at info@cfjc.org or at (319) 337-0483.

Ada Woo and William Ching Endowed Scholarship

About
This $1,000 scholarship is a one-time award, designed to assist first-generation college/university students who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Be a senior at a Johnson County public high school
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university
  • Plan to major in a STEM field

Deadline
Applications for the 2022 scholarship are closed.

First Baptist Church Scholarship

About
This $4,000 scholarship is a one-time award, designed to assist senior high school students who are pursuing a degree in Education from a post-secondary institution in the state of Iowa.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • A student must reside in and attend a high school in Johnson County
  • Pursuing post-secondary education
  • Majoring in education
  • Attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Iowa

Deadline
Applications for the 2022 scholarship are closed.

Niles Schreiber Endowed Scholarship

About
The Niles Schreiber Endowed Scholarship is a one-time award, there will be two scholarships awarded this year with $1,000 per scholarship. The application includes a financial essay and personal essay.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Be a senior at either Southeast Warren High School or Clear Creek Amana High School
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA between 2.0 – 3.5
  • Plan to attend a community college, trade school, or public service program (law enforcement academy, paramedic training, firefighting, etc.) located in Iowa

Deadline
Applications for the 2022 scholarship are closed.

Svatos Engineering Endowed Scholarship

About
The Svatos Engineering Endowed Scholarship is a one-time award, with the first application cycle scheduled for 2023. The application includes a one-page essay on personal interest in engineering and barriers which may prevent the student from becoming an engineer.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Be a senior at a Johnson County public high school
  • Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university majoring in engineering

No minimum GPA is required, as we believe student success is determined by more than GPA.

Preference will be given to students from underrepresented groups in engineering, such as women and minority populations.

Deadline
This scholarship fund is not yet open for applications.

Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarship

About
The Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarship is a one-time award, generally presented to multiple students in the range of $500-$2,500 per scholarship. The application includes a financial essay and personal essay.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Be enrolled in an Iowa City Community School District public high school OR be homeschooled and living within the Iowa City Community School District boundaries

Deadline
Applications for the 2021 scholarship are now closed.