• Davenport Schools Foundation
    Executive Director, Ann Karwath Friederichs
    Program Director, Jennifer Weyeneth
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 336-5004

  • Scholarships

    The Davenport Schools Foundation Scholarship Program awards over $65,000 annually in college scholarships to graduating seniors, distributes financial assistance to elementary students for use in summer enrichment activities, and recognizes outstanding achievements by students of various ages in the arts and sciences.

    The following counselors are primary contacts for scholarship information:

    Central—Julie Buechel
    North—Patty Gibbs
    West—Stephanie Eckhardt
    Mid City—Jessica Hankins

    For a two-page flyer describing the DSF scholarships available for 2017 graduating seniors,click here.

    Additional scholarships are also available through the Community Foundation of Great River Bend.  Applications are available at http://www.cfgrb.org.


    Complete List of Scholarships

    The Davenport Schools Foundation administers the following scholarships:

    * denotes Eight-in-One Scholarship application

    Be sure to check with your guidance office for other scholarship opportunities .When applying for scholarships, be sure to ask for references, recommendations and transcripts well in advance of the deadline.


    Betty Nelson Career Technical Scholarship
    (formerly the PTA Vocational-Technical Scholarship)

    [Info] Betty Nelson Schol application-16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 4 one to each DCSD high school and the Kimberly Center program
    • Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: graduating DCSD senior, regular attendance, extracurriculars, intention to attend a career technical training program
    • Obligations: Letter of recommendation from DCSD teacher in career-technical program, and eventual enrollment in an accredited 2- or 3-year career-technical training program

    Contact person: Betty Nelson
    5200 Villa Drive, No. 59
    Davenport, IA 52806
    563-391-4400


    Brad Peck Memorial Scholarship (West H.S.)

    No application process. Winner chosen by committee.

    • Amount of Grant: $300 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 13, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduating senior male at Davenport West, must be in band and either football or swimming.
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Contact person: Stephanie Eckhardt
    Counseling Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-386-5500


    Brian Keppy Memorial Scholarship (West H.S.)

    [Info] [Keppy Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,200 to $1,500 — depending on funding
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Need Basis: High consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduate by June from West High School with at least a 3.0 GPA.
    • Obligations: Participated in a sport all four (4) years of high school.

    Contact person: Vicki Keppy
    8740 210th Street
    Walcott, IA 52773
    563-320-4887
    kepy5@aol.com


    Buttleman-Arbisser Journalism Scholarship (CHS)

    Applications available from Ms. Ellen Craig, CHS

    • Amount of Grant: Up to $1,000 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1 that can be divided
    • Deadline: April 13, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduation by June from Davenport Central H.S., journalism experience with school newspaper, intent to study/work in a communications field
    • Obligations: Updated stringbook as documentation per syllabus, also verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA.

    Contact person: Ellen Craig at Central High School
    1120 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    563-323-9900


    Caryl Haring Memorial Scholarship

    Info] [Haring Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: Varies according to earnings
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Need Basis: High consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduate by June from Davenport Schools with at least a 2.75 GPA.
    • Obligations: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Davenport Community Schools who is intent on entering the field of education – as a teacher, administrator, counselor, coach, etc. Must submit FAFSA Estimated Financial Contribution score, a personal essay (limit 1,000 words), and a letter of reference.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    CHS Class of 1964 Future Educator Scholarship Scholarship

    [Info]  [CHS Class of 64 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $2,000
    • Number Offered Each Year:   One
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Considered
    • Qualifications:  Graduate by June 30 from Davenport Central High Schools.
    • Obligations: Intent to major in education in college

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    CHS Hall of Honor Academic Scholarship

    Applications are available in the Guidance Office or on Central High School website under the Hall of Honor tab (left hand side).

    • Amount of Grant: $1,500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 7 total in 2015, including  the Jim Hester Scholarship, which goes to a minority student; the Russell and Ellen Meyers Scholarship, which goes to a student demonstrating significant financial need; and four at-large awards, including the Keith Jurgens Memorial Scholarship,  and the Kneipp Family Scholarship for prospective nursing students.
    • Deadline: Contact guidance office for 2017 deadline.
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.0 GPA, graduation by June from Central High School, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, letter of recommendation from teacher and a counselor

    Contact person: Heather Ehlinger
    Davenport Central High
    1120 Main Street, Davenport, IA 2803
    563-323-9900


    Class of ’59 Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,000 (Amount varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community District’s high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement
    • Obligations: Essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Davenport Schools Foundation Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,000 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration. DSF has designated this award for minority candidates in order to promote college attendance among under-represented groups—African-American, Asian/Pacific Island, Hispanic or Native American. Students will be asked to self-identify.
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Davenport Schools Future Educator Scholarship
    (formerly the PTA Council Scholarship)

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 3 maximum
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and an intention to major in education in college
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Friends of West Scholarship (WHS)

    [Info] [Friends of West Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Considered
    • Qualifications: Graduate by June from Davenport West High School with at least a 3.25 GPA or a 24 ACT score.
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    George E. Weis Memorial Scholarship (WHS)

    [Info] [Weis Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: High consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduate by June from West High School. Plan to attend trade or technical college (e.g. Scott or Hamilton). Financial need and academic achievement important
    • Obligations:

    Contact person: Stephanie Eckhardt
    Counselors Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-386-5500

     


    Hanae Fujiwara Wiese Music Scholarship (CHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    [Info]

    • Amount of Grant: $ 4,000 each over four years of college
    • Number Offered Each Year: One male and one female at Central H.S.
    • Deadline: March 31 decision
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from Central High School, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and participation in CHS music program(s)
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Helen G. Pohling Scholarship

    [Info] [Pohling Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,200 each (amount varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: Three scholarships – 1 each at Central, North, and West
    • Deadline: February 24, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School District’s three high schools. Kimberly Center students apply for this scholarship through home school attendance area.
    • Obligations: Essay, letter of reference, interview, verification of enrollment in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in the USA

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Jack King Music Scholarship
    (created by a gift from Stan Goodyear and Dr. Susan Perry)

    [Info] [Jack King Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: four years participation in high school band, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and an intention to participate in music programs in college (not necessarily as a music major)
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA. Finalists will be interviewed and perform a brief musical selection with or without accompaniment.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004



    Jack L. Hudson Scholarship (WHS)

    [The Jack L Hudson scholarship.pdf]   [Jack L. Hudson Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduation by June from Davenport West H.S., show an interest in science and attend a 4 year university.
    • Obligations: 300 word essay outlining their purpose in going to college, their immediate objectives and their future goals.

    Contact person: Stephanie Eckhardt
    Counseling Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-386-5500

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    Jan Mutum Educator Opportunity Scholarship (WHS)

    [Info] [Mutum Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $10,000 ($2,500/Renewable Over Four Years)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 10, 2017
    • Need Basis: High Consideration
    • Qualifications: 2.75 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from West High School, intent on entering the field of education – as a teacher, administrator, counselor, coach, etc.
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA. Finalists will be interviewed.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Jane Grady Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $5,000 over four years
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, female graduate (by June) of Davenport Community School District who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English (especially in writing), mathematics, and science. In order to renew the scholarship, recipient must maintain a full-time schedule and at least a 3.00 GPA.
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Jerry Jurgens Athletic/Academic Scholarship (CHS)

    No application process. Students selected by coaches.

    • Amount of Grant: $1,500 each
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1 male athlete, 1 female athlete, both from Central H.S.
    • Deadline: April 2017 decision
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration
    • Qualifications: Student-athlete at Central High School, nominated by coach, selected by committee of coaches and athletic director. Based on scholarship and citizenship.
    • Obligations: No application process.

    Contact person: Brian Ehlinger
    Central High School Activities Office
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, IA  52803
    563-323-9900


    Joan Kolberg Lowen Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $4,000 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: First consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Kathryn Bell Tate Scholarship

    [Info] [Tate Scholarship Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $14,000 ($3,500 annually for 4 years)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 10, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Child of full-time employee of Davenport Community School District. Graduation by June from a Davenport Community School District high school
    • Obligations: Essay, letter of reference, interview. Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA. Must maintain acceptable scholastic record and apply for continuance each year

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Dr. Lisa Arbisser Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Marie Linke Powell Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $1,000 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given high consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and an intention to major in education in college
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA, essay, letter of reference

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Mary Means Memorial Scholarship

    [Info] [8-in-1 Application 16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $2,000
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from one of the Davenport Community School Districts high schools, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and an intention to major in education or Family and Consumer Science in college
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    Michaela Rose Duvall Scholarship

    [Info] [Duvall Scholarship Application16-17]

    • Amount of Grant: $500
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Need Basis: Given Consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduate by June from Davenport Schools with at least a 3.25 GPA or a 24 ACT score.
    • Obligations: This scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Davenport Central High School who has participated in athletics all four years of high school and intends to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Special consideration given to Track & Field.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1606 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-5004


    North High Music Scholarship (NHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    [Info]

    • Amount of Grant: $ 500
    • Number Offered Each Year: One male or one female at North H.S.
    • Deadline: April 1 decision
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from North High School, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and participation in NHS music program(s) for four years
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Contact person: Ryan Riewerts
    Davenport North High School
    563-388-9880


    West High Music Scholarship (WHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    [Info]

    • Amount of Grant: $ 500
    • Number Offered Each Year: One male or one female at West H.S.
    • Deadline: April 1 decision
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from West High School, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and four years of participation in WHS music program(s)
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA

    Contact person: Mark Kretschmer
    Davenport West High School
    563-388-5500