Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2023 Scholarship Application is now available! The deadline to complete the application is March 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

We administer multiple scholarship funds, all started by donors who want to ensure students can continue their education at a college, university, trade school, or community college. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, but there is one common application to complete for all through our website. You can view a complete list of scholarship opportunities here.

If you have questions about the scholarships we offer or the application process, contact our Program Manager, Paige Price, at paige.price@wloocommunityfoundation.org or 319-883-6022.

Open a Scholarship Fund

Supporting the success of Waterloo students is a forward-thinking investment in the future. Scholarship funds allow you to provide benefits to students pursuing their dreams and creating the future for Waterloo.

2023 Scholarships

Aumer Scholarship ($500, renewable) 

A scholarship awarded to a graduating Waterloo Warriors hockey team senior. It is renewable for up to 3 consecutive years. This scholarship honors the legacy of Dave Aumer, a youth advocate and supporter of the Waterloo Warriors hockey program.

DeNae Nash Scholarship ($1,000, renewable)

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled at East, West, or Expo High School, and planning to attend post-secondary vocational technical school or community college full-time to pursue a skilled trade. This scholarship was established in honor of East High School graduate, DeNae Nash.

Dr. Sam Christensen Scholarship ($500, renewable)

A scholarship awarded to a student who is a resident of Waterloo, Iowa, attending East, West or Expo and planning to attend the University of Iowa full-time. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Sam Christensen and preference will be given toward applicants pursuing a career in health or education and demonstrating financial need.

Hubert and Georgia Rossin Scholarship ($2,500)

An award to a student at a Waterloo public or parochial school that has been or is currently residing in a foster care home. Hubert and Georgia not only raised their own six children, but opened up their Waterloo home regularly to young people residing in the foster care system. This scholarship is dedicated to those who have provided a loving home to those in need.

Liz Crowley Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Two scholarships awarded to students at East, West or Expo pursuing a degree in education and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Liz Crowley, a native of Waterloo and long-time educator, including principal at the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence in Waterloo.

Professional Office Services, Inc. (POS) Corporate Scholarship ($1,000)

A scholarship offered to dependents of full-time POS employees at each plant location (Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, Utah, and Pittsburgh).

Rick and Debbie Morris Family Scholarship ($1,500) 

An award to a student at West High School and pursuing secondary education at an institution in Iowa. Special consideration will be given to those who have held or currently hold positions of leadership.

Todd Brekke Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

An award to a student at East, West or Expo or a Waterloo Warriors hockey team member and pursuing a career in industrial or graphic design or a skilled trade area such as auto repair/mechanics, welding or carpentry. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has similar talents as Todd Brekke (West ’90), the scholarship’s namesake, who diligently pursued his passion.

Tyler Greene Scholarship ($2,500, renewable)

This scholarship is awarded to a student at Waterloo public or parochial schools, Cedar Falls High School or Waverly Shell Rock High School demonstrating an understanding of Ability Awareness and Inclusion. It was established in memory of Tyler Greene who advocated for Ability Awareness and Inclusion. Preference will be given to applicants from Waterloo West High School, where Tyler graduated.

VGM Corporate Scholarship ($1,500)

A scholarship available to VGM student employees and students of full-time employees.

West High Class of 1962 Scholarship ($1,000, renewable)

This scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from West High School pursuing post-secondary education at a 2 or 4 year public institution in Iowa.

Youth in Action Volunteerism Scholarship ($1,000)

An award to a student at East, West or Expo pursuing a career in the field of education or science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), enrolling full-time at a public university of community college in Iowa. The student should demonstrate 30 hours of volunteer service to the community in the prior 12 months.