State Treasurer of Iowa

2024 Robert D. Blue Scholarship Deadline Approaching

April 18, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Roby Smith reminds Iowans the 2024 Robert D. Blue Scholarship deadline is rapidly approaching. Students of any Iowa high school who plan to pursue, or are currently pursuing, higher education in the state for the upcoming academic year must submit their application at by May 10.

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation, which Smith is a member of, awards and funds the scholarship. “Investing in the future of Iowa’s students is crucial to helping them become strong scholars, and this is a great opportunity to do exactly that,” said Smith. “Parents, educators and grandparents – encourage the students in your life to complete their application today.”

The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation was created in 1949 by Governor Robert D. Blue. At that time, a scholarship fund was established to encourage students to attend Iowa's institutions of higher learning. In 1990, the Foundation officially named the scholarship after Governor Blue and hopes to encourage the education development of Iowa’s students and their work in public service fields.

Applicants must complete each step of the application to be considered, including an essay and two letters of recommendation. Visit to apply and learn more.


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