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Sgt. James C. Kearney, III Scholarship

Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for graduating seniors and recent graduates (within three years) of Nishna Valley High School in Hastings, or East Mills High School in Malvern, Iowa. Preference will be given to applicants who attend or attended East Mills High School. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a degree, full-time, at any accredited vocational/technical institution or college or university. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a career in active duty service, National Guard service, law enforcement, fire department, or rescue services. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete an essay of about 500 words on one of the following topics: (1) "Identify someone you know that represents patriotism, good citizenship, and is a faithful volunteer and why"; or (2) "What are the characteristics of a dedicated American solider?"

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship's application process shouldn't take more than an hour or so.

How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

Contact Information



Deadline: Mar 31
Average Award: $500
Awards Granted: 1
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