QC students can apply for $500K in scholarships

Applications for Quad Cities Community Foundation scholarships are now open for 2024. Thanks to generous donors, local students can apply for more than 70 scholarship opportunities totaling over $500,000.

Applications are due by Feb. 15, 2024, with recipients announced in May. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Over $500,000 in scholarships are available to high school seniors and those students continuing education at trade and technical schools, community colleges and four-year institutions.
Over $500,000 in scholarships are available to high school seniors and those students continuing education at trade and technical schools, community colleges and four-year institutions.

“Our donors care deeply about education and supporting students of all ages in our community,” Sue Hafkemeyer, the Community Foundation’s president and CEO, said in a Friday release. “We’re honored to support their generosity and help bring these opportunities to local students.”

Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as those who have already graduated. Students continuing their education at trade and technical schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions are all eligible. No matter a student’s age or situation, there are scholarship opportunities available.

The deadline to apply for scholarships is Feb. 15, 2024—but students are strongly encouraged to begin the process early. Find more information on the application process on the foundation website HERE.

“If our students are receiving support and thriving, it leads to a stronger community,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives. “These scholarships are helping students today, and they are an investment in the future of the Quad Cities.”

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