State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald recently announced that the application for the 2014 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue.org. Any Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to apply.
Awards are based on financial need, an original essay, academic achievement and written recommendations. "These scholarships not only help Iowa students financially, but also honor the achievements and potential of the young people of our state," Fitzgerald stated. "Last year, a $1,000 scholarship was awarded to five outstanding students. Each of the recipients represents a different community from across our state and all of them went on to attend a different Iowa college or university."
The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation awards the Robert D. Blue Scholarship to Iowa students attending college in Iowa. Governor Blue created the Foundation in 1949 to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Iowa’s acceptance into the union. At that time, a scholarship fund was established to encourage the youth of the state to attend Iowa’s fine colleges and universities. In 1990, the Foundation officially named the scholarship to honor the late Governor Blue.
Robert D. Blue Scholarship applications are only accepted online through May 10 at rdblue.org. The winners will be announced during the summer. Those who would like more information on the Robert D. Blue Scholarship should visit the website, or call the treasurer’s office at (515) 242-5270.