Kennedy Scholarships (Spring)

The scholarships on this page are selected by the Kennedy Scholarship Committee in the Spring. If you are interested in these scholarships, you must fill out the Kennedy General Scholarship Form. The 2016 Scholarship form can be found here. It is due to the Main Office by 4 pm on December 4, 2015.

 

 

Alice F. Bizulis Memorial Scholarship

 
 
Award : $300
Eligibility:
  • Special Education Student
  • Student must plan on further education beyond high school
  • Designate the institution planning on attending
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Army Scholar Male

 
Award : medal
 
 
Eligibility:
 
  • Athlete who excelled in any organized sport during the school year
  • AND demonstrated a strong academic performance
  • At least a B average

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Army Scholar Female

 
Award : medal
Deadline:  March 18
Eligibility:
  • Athlete who excelled in any organized sport during the school year
  • AND demonstrated a strong academic performance
  • At least a B average
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Bob Brooks Journalism Scholarship

Award : $500
Eligibility:
  • Journalism Student
  • Planning on pursuing a career in mass communication
* The Kennedy Scholarship Committee will submit 1 student nomination and the nominee will submit a separate application, including an essay explaining why he/she wishes to pursue an education and career in a field of mass communication.
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Buelow-Rutherford Scholarship

Award : $500
Eligibility:
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Clara Peach Moore Scholarship

Award : $375
Deadline:  March 18
Eligibility:
  • Attending Kirkwood Community College in the fall of 2014
  • Complete at least 9 credit hours in the fall with a C or better average
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 College Opportunity Scholarship

Award : $500
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated career goals
  • Participating in extracurricular activities
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Dave Etienne Female

Award : $
Eligibility:
  • Female
  • Athlete

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Dave Etienne Male

Award : $
Eligibility:
  • Male
  • Athlete
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DREW WALL Scholarship

Award : $1, 000
Eligibility:
  • The applicant must be a graduating senior at Kennedy High School who is a member of the school’s men’s golf team. 

  • The applicant must plan to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university as a full-time student. 

  • strong character

  • academic achievement

  • service to the community

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George Novak Memorial Scholarship

Award : $500
 
 
Eligibility:
  • Demonstrated the most personal growth during his/her years at Kennedy
  • Demonstrate the following characteristics:
    • Character
    • Personality
    • Involvement
    • Miscellaneous 

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Glenn and Mary Wendeler Scholarship

Award amount: $500

Application: Kennedy General Application 

  • Graduating from a Linn or Iowa County high school.
  • Planning to attend a fully- accredited nonprofit or public college, university, vocational, or technical school in the state of Iowa. 
  • Planning to pursue a career in engineering, architecture, or construction
  • First: financial need (EFC required)
  • Second: volunteerism
  • Third: academic achievement

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Glidden Community Service Scholarships

Award : $500
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Community Involvement
  • Demonstrate respect and consideration for others

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Iowa Bar Association

Award : Medal/Certificate
Eligibility:
  • Demonstrate good citizenship
  • Strong Academic Record
  • Solid Character
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Iowa Junior Academy of Science

Award : certificate/medal
Eligibility:
 
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James Schneekloth Memorial Scholarship

Award : $200
Eligibility:
  • Financial Need
  • Caring Dedication for he welfare of other people
  • Willingness to provide service to the school
  • Commitment to and involvement in school activities
  • Hardworking attitude toward academics
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JKF Alumni Award

Award : $500
Eligibility:
  • Applied and ultimately enrolled in a 4 year university, 2 year college or other post graduate studies or training
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Complete the Kennedy Alumni Association Program Application (due March 21) - can be found in counseling office

The scholarship committee does not select the award winner, there is a separate application required - due 3/21

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JFK Award - Attendance

Award : medal
Eligibility:
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JFK Award - Citizenship

Award : medal
Eligibility:
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JFK Award - Credit (6 seniorS selected)

Award : medal
Eligibility:
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JFK Award - Leadership

Award : medal
Eligibility:
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JFK Award - Service

Award : medal
Eligibility:
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JFK Award - Spirit

Award : medal 
Eligibility:
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JFK Outstanding Senior Leader Female

Award : $250
Eligibility:
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JFK Outstanding Senior Leader Male

Award : $250
Eligibility:
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JFK PTA Scholarship

Award : $100
 
Additional Application: PTA Application
Eligibility:
  • Parent or Guardian must be a member of the Kennedy PTA
  • Senior plans to pursue education beyond high school
  • Senior must be in good standing with KHS
  • Separate application required (can be found in Guidance Office)
The scholarship committee doesn't select the award winners, separate application required, due 3/31
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Kalous Opportunity Scholarship

Award : $1000, renewable for three additional years
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated high moral character
  • Preference for students majoring in: Government, Political Science, Engineering or Music
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Kennedy Community Service Scholarship

Award : $500
Eligibility:

Looking for that one caring student that gives to their community. 

Open to all senior Kennedy students

Essay questions:

1.       What have you done for your community during your high school career?

2.       What do you like most/ least about Cedar Rapids?

3.       How can we make Cedar Rapids a better place?

When the student is enrolled in a college the student will get a $500 check sent to them in their name.

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Kleiman Family Scholarship

Award : $5, 000
Eligibility:
  • Graduating from Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Prairie, Washington, Xavier

  • Planning to attend Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, or the University of Northern Iowa

  • First: leadership and good character

  • Second: academic achievement

  • Third: financial need

  • One female and one male candidate from each high school will be nominated for final selection by the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee for the scholarship.

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Komensky Society Scholarship

Award : $500
Eligibility:
  • Czech, Slovak, or Moravian heritage

  • Graduating from a Linn County high school 

  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college, university vocational, or technical school in the state of Iowa

  • Demonstrated importance of Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage in student’s life

  • Financial need (EFC required)

  • Academic achievement

  • Good character

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Lavenz Memorial In Courace Scholarship

Award : $500
 
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Medical (or other significant) hardship
  • Personal commitment to education goals
  • Use of personal experience to impact other young adults affected by similar hardships
  • Financial Need

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Leola Z Clark Scholarship

Award : $375
 
Eligibility:
  • Financial Need
  • Participation in school and extra-curricular activities
  • High School Academic Record (Honor Student)

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Livingston Trust (3 awards)

Award : $500
Deadline:  March 18, 2014
Eligibility:

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Marine Scholarstic Excellence Scholarship

Award : certificate
 
Eligibility:
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be recognized as an exemplary young citizen and role model
  • Be recognized as having best exhibited academic achievement and leadership

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Merveaux Academic Excellence Scholarship

Award : $500
 
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Academic Achievement (GPA, Class Rank & Depth/Variety of classes)

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 Otto Weidersberg Scholarship

Award : $250
 
Eligibility:
  • Business Education Student
  • Citizenship
  • Financial Need
  • School/Community Service

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Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship

Award : $500
 
Eligibility:
  • Planning to attend a fully accredited nonprofit or public college or university in Iowa
  • Exemplary Leadership skills in and outside of school
  • Top 1/3 of graduating class
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated outstanding character, judgment, dependability and teamwork

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Paul Anthony Music Scholarship

Award : $
 
Eligibility:
  • Music Student
The scholarship committee will submit 1 nomination and only 1 student in the CR district will be awarded

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Reeder Memorial Scholarship

Award : $1000, renewable for one additional year based on academic performance
 
Eligibility:
  • Significant Financial Need
  • Demonstrated Strong Ethics and High moral character

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Robert Foley Scholarship

Award : $400
 
Eligibility:
  • Student who plans to pursue further education in either library science OR opera (vocal music)

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Rotary West Scholarship

Award : $500
 
Eligibility:
  • Enrolled at Kirkwood Community College for Fall 2014

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Sal Guinta Scholarship

Award : $500-2000
 
Eligibility:
  • Student with plans to:
    • enlist in military
    • pursue a career in public safety
      • Law enforcement
      • Police Science
    • pursue a career in community service
      • Fire safety
      • EMT services
      • Nursing
      • Teaching
      • Ministry
The scholarship committee submits 3 nominations, each nominee submits an application to Mr. Guinta and he selects the recipient.

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Tom & Carol Ryder Cougar Scholarship

Award : $250
 
Eligibility:
  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Attending a 4 year college or university
  • Must have participated in at least one of the following activities:
    • Wrestling
    • Cheerleading
    • Drama
    • Music

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Tom White Scholarship

Award : $100
 
Eligibility:
  • Minority Student
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Financial need

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Walter and Ida Kansky Scholarship

Award : $1000
 
Eligibility:

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Whipple Scholarship

Award : $500
 
Eligibility:
  • Outstanding History Student
  • Pursuing higher education in any subject
  • GPA of 3.5 or above

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