Established in 2004, the Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Scholarship Foundation encourages college-bound students in Iowa to pursue music by providing funds for college.


Applicants must be residents of Iowa pursuing an education in a music-related course of study at an accredited higher learning institution. Applications are valid for one year. Please email applications to with the subject "Scholarship Application" in the email title.

Application Packet Must Contain:
  1. A complete Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Scholarship Application Form.

  2. Copy of college entrance acceptance letter from the college to be attended.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from non-relative community members explaining student’s potential, experiences, work ethic, ambition and character. 

  4. One page essay (single spaced, 12-point font) including a personal history, educational and career goals, reasons student feels he/her is deserving of this music scholarship, and any other factors that are relevant to the scholarships for which the student is applying. 

  5. A photo of applicant attached as a jpeg or tiff.

The Student Awarded the Scholarship:
  1. Will be notified in writing.

  2. Will receive the funds (paid directly to the college or university) when a copy of the transcript of the fall college semester’s grades has been received in the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association office. NOTE: The student must have successfully completed all fall semester courses.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted from January 30th to July 1st each calendar year. If deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the following business day. Scholarships are awarded Spring semester of the following calendar year. 

Scholarship Funds

Funds for this scholarship come from a number of memorial donations and funds:

  • Gerald Boddicker Memorial Fund 

  • Brennan Charley Godfredsen Memorial Fund 

  • Steve Gleason Memorial Donation

  • Denny Gamble Memorial Fund 

  • John Rohweder Memorial Donation 

  • Ron Brown Memorial Fund 

  • Tom Bedell Donation 

  • Bob York Memorial Donation 

  • George Arnold Memorial Donation 

  • Don Christiansen Memorial Donation

All donors are provided with a receipt in the amount of the donation. Donations are tax deductible through Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association's 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame & Museum exists to preserve the legacy of rock and roll music in Iowa by honoring achievements, educating youth and inspiring artists. Established in 1997, we are a501(c)(3) non-profit statewide organization with many areas of service.

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