• Davenport Schools Foundation
    Executive Director, Ami Allard Wells
    1702 North Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: Ami (563) 336-7436   

  • Scholarships

    The Davenport Schools Foundation Scholarship Program awards over $85,000.00 annually in college scholarships to graduating seniors.  Many generous community members and Davenport Community School District alumn have endowed our scholarships into perpetuity.   

    The following counselors are primary contacts for scholarship information:

    Central—Julie Buechel
    North—Patty Gibbs
    West—Amy Murphy
    Mid City—Jessica Hankins

    For information describing the DSF scholarships available for 2019 graduating seniors,  Click here for a list of all 2019-20 DSF Scholarships.

    Additional Scholarships are also available through each of the Davenport high schools.   Please visit their websites for more information.

    TEACHERS/COMMUNITY MEMBERS:  IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF REFERENCE FOR A STUDENT

    please click here DSF Reference Letter form

    COUNSELORS: If you are submitting a HIGH SCHOOL  TRANSCRIPT & SCHEDULE FOR A STUDENT

    please click here DCSD Transcript & Schedule download – for Counselors

    STUDENTS:  If you were awarded a DSF Scholarship, or CHS Hall of Honor Scholarship, or Jerry Jugens Scholarship or were awarded a renewable scholarship and need to submit the Student Information form, click here for the Student Information Form 2019-20

    Complete List of Scholarships

    PLEASE NOTE:  Davenport Schools Foundation is ONLY accepting electronic submission of Scholarship Applications.   Reasonable accommodations may be made for paper applications – please consult with your High School Guidance Counselor.

    The Davenport Schools Foundation administers the following scholarships:

    * denotes Seven-in-One Scholarship application

     


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


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

    Nelson, Betty Scholarship Information 2020

    Betty Nelson School application-2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $500 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year:   In most years four scholarships are awarded.  One to each DCSD high school.
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the last Friday in March by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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 the 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

    Or Contact your high school guidance counselor office


    Brad Peck Memorial Scholarship (West H.S.)

    No application process. The winner is chosen by a committee.

    • Amount of Scholarship: $300 (varies according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: April 9, 2020.
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduating senior male at Davenport West, must be in the 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: Amy Murphy
    Counseling Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-723-5600


    Brian Keppy Memorial Scholarship (West H.S.)

    Brian Keppy Scholarship information 2020

    Keppy Scholarship Application 2020

    Amount of Scholarship: $500  — (Amount may vary according to earnings)

    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: The last Friday in March.
    • 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)

    No application process.  Nominees and winners are chosen by Central High School Journalism Department.  

    Amount of Scholarship: Up to $1,000 (Amount may vary according to earnings)

    • Number Offered Each Year: One up to $1,000, but can be divided into two winners. 
    • Deadline: April 9, 2020
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduation by June from Davenport Central H.S., journalism experience with the school newspaper, intent to study/work in a communications field
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA.

    Contact person:

    Central High School Journalism Department
    1120 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    563-723-5000


    Caryl Haring Memorial Scholarship

    Caryl Haring Scholarship Information 2020

    Haring Scholarship Application 2020

    Amount of Scholarship: Up to $500 – (Amount may vary according to earnings)

    • Number Offered Each Year: One or several.
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the last Friday in March by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    CHS Class of 1964 Future Educator Scholarship Scholarship

    CHS Class of 64 Scholarship info 2020

    CHS Class of ’64 Application 2020  

    • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000 – (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year:   One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • Need Basis: Considered
    • Qualifications:  Graduate by June 30 from Davenport Central High School.
    • Obligations: Intent to major in education in college

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email

    563-336-7436


    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 Scholarship: $1,500 (Amount may vary depending on earnings) 
    • Number Offered Each Year: Six total; including  the Jim Hester Scholarship, which goes to a minority student; the Russell and Ellen Meyrs 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 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 a teacher and a counselor.

    Contact person:

    Building Secretary – Davenport Central High School
    1120 Main Street, Davenport, IA 2803
    563-723-5400


    Class of ’59 Scholarship

    Class of ’59’ Scholarship Information 2020

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email

    563-336-7436


    Davenport Schools Foundation Scholarship

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020.doc

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One to a minority student.
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Friends of West Scholarship (WHS)

    Friends West Scholarship Info 2020

    Friends of West Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday of April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    George E. Weis Memorial Scholarship (WHS)

    George E. Weis Career Tech Scholarship Information 2020 

    Weis Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $500  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday of April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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:

    Amy Murphy
    Counselors Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-723-5600

     


    Hanae Fujiwara Wiese Music Scholarship (CHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    Hanae Fujiwara Wiese Music Scholarship Info 2020

    Amount of Scholarship: $ 4,000 to two students, paid over four years of college.  (Amount may vary according to earnings).

    • Number Offered Each Year: One male and one female at Central High School.
    • Deadline: Last Friday in March.
    • 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

     

    Contact – Davenport Central High School – Music Department


    Helen G. Pohling Scholarship

    Hellen Pohling Scholarship Information 2020

    Pohling Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,200 each (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: Three scholarships – 1 each at Central, North, and West
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on February 21, 2020, no later than 11:59 p.m.
    • 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 the 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


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

    Jack Scholarship Information 2020

    Jack King Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the last Friday in March by 11:59 p.m.
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: four years participation in the high school band, and plans to participate in college, 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436



    Jack L. Hudson Scholarship (WHS)

    Jack Hudson Scholarship Information 2020

     

    Jack L. Hudson Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $500 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April no later than 11:59 p.m.
    • Need Basis: Consideration
    • Qualifications: Graduation by June from Davenport West H.S., show an interest in science and attend a 4 year university.
    • Winners are chosen by the West High School Science Department.
    • Obligations: 300 word essay outlining their purpose in going to college, their immediate objectives and their future goals.

    Contact person:

    Amy Murphy
    Counseling Office
    Davenport West High School
    563-723-5600

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    Jan Mutum Educator Opportunity Scholarship (WHS)

    Jan Mutum Scholarship information 2020

    Jan Mutum Scholarship Application 2020

    Amount of Scholarship: $10,000 ($2,500/Renewable Over Four Years) (Amount may vary according to earnings)

    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: March 6, 2020.
    • 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. The finalists will be interviewed.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Jane Grady Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000 over four years.  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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, the 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email

    563-336-7436


    Jerry Jurgens Athletic/Academic Scholarship (CHS)

    No application process. Students selected by coaches.

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500 each  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1 male athlete, 1 female athlete, both from Central H.S.
    • Deadline: April 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:

    Athletic Director
    Central High School Activities Office
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, IA  52803
    563-723-5400


    Joan Kolberg Lowen Scholarship

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    Amount of Scholarship: $4,000 (varies according to earnings)

    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline:   Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Kathryn Bell Tate Scholarship

    Tate, Kathryn BellScholarship detail info 2020

    Tate Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $16,000 ($4,000 annually for 4 years) (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: one
    • Deadline: March 6, 2020
    • 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 an acceptable scholastic record and apply for continuance each year

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Dr. Lisa Arbisser Scholarship

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020.doc

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $500 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Marie Linke Powell Scholarship

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    DSF Letter of Reference

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Mary Means Memorial Scholarship

     

    7 in 1 Scholarship Information 2020

    7-in-1 Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000 (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    Michaela Rose Duvall Scholarship

    Duvall, Michaela Rose Scholarship Information 2020

    Duvall Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $500  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the last Friday in March by 11:59 p.m.
    • 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 is given to Track & Field.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436


    North High Music Scholarship (NHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    North High Music Scholarship Information 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $ 500  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One male or one female at North H.S.
    • Deadline: Decision by last Friday in March.
    • 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


    West High Music Scholarship (WHS)

    No application process. Students nominated by teachers.

    West High Music Scholarship Information 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $ 500  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: One male or one female at West H.S.
    • Deadline: April 2 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
    Davenport West High School Music Department
    _______________________________________________________________

    Women’s Athletic Scholarship (CHS)

    CHS Women’s Athletic Scholarship Information 2020

    CHS  Women’s Athletic Scholarship Application 2020

    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Number Offered Each Year: 1 female athlete from Central H.S.
    • Deadline: first Wednesday in April
    • Need Basis: Given consideration
    • Qualifications: Female student-athlete at Central High School, who intends to pursue athletics in college.  Priority selection in this order 1) Female tennis player 2) Female basketball player 3) Female volleyball player
    • Obligations: Verification of enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the USA
    • See High School Guidance Counselor and/or Central Athletic Director

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation@davenportschools.org
    563-336-7436

    _______________________________________________________________

    CHS Class of 1979 Scholarship

    CHS Class of 79 Scholarship information 2020

    CHS Class of 79 Scholarship Application 2020

     

    • Number Offered Each Year:   One
    • Qualifications: 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from Central High School
    • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • Need Basis: Considered
    • Qualifications:  3.25 GPA or 24 ACT, graduation by June from Central High School, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement.  Graduate by June 30 from Davenport Central High

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436

    _______________________________________________________________

    Jason Blair Roberts Memorial Scholarship

    Roberts, Jason Blair Memorial Scholarship Information 2020

    Jason Blair Roberts Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

    • Number Offered Each Year:   One
    • Qualifications: 2.5 GPA.  Applicants must be a minority graduate from Davenport Central High School by June 30.  Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. An Expected Family contribution (EFC) score determined by the FAFSA form must be provided with the application.
    • Amount of Scholarship: $500.00  (Amount may vary according to earnings)
    • Deadline: Online applications are due on the first Wednesday in April by 11:59 p.m.
    • Need Basis: Considered
    • Qualifications:  2.5 GPA, graduation by June from Central High School, extracurricular activities, community involvement.  Graduate by June 30 from Davenport Central High.

    Davenport Schools Foundation
    1702 N. Main Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    foundation email
    563-336-7436

    ______________________________________________________________

    Darryl D. Spaans Memorial Scholarship

    Spaans, Daryl D. Memorial Scholarship Information 2020

    APPLICATION in under construction.  Please check back frequently.

    ________________________________________________________________________________Daniel Wiseley Memorial Scholarship

    INFORMATION is under construction.  Please check back frequently.

    • ROTC candidate required.

    APPLICATION is under construction.  Please check back frequently.

    _______________________________________________________________

    John C. Lee Memorial Scholarship 

    INFORMATION is under construction.  Please check back frequently.

    • Special Education Teacher as a career is required.

    _______________________________________________________________

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