Scholarships

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.

Qualifications:

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 info@iowarocknroll.com 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.

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