State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced recently that the application for the 2010 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at www.rdblue.org. All Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2010-2011 school year are eligible to apply.
Awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, written recommendations and an original essay. "These scholarships not only help Iowa students financially, but also honor the achievements and potential of the young people of our state," Fitzgerald stated.
"Last year, twelve outstanding students representing eleven counties were chosen to receive awards. They went on to attend nine different Iowa colleges and universities."
The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation awards the Robert D. Blue Scholarship to Iowa students attending college in Iowa. Governor Blue created the Foundation in 1949 to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Iowa's acceptance into the union.
At that time, a scholarship fund was established to encourage the youth of the state to attend Iowa's fine colleges and universities. In 1990, the Foundation officially named the scholarship to honor the late Governor Blue.
Robert D. Blue Scholarship applications are only accepted online through May 10th at www.rdblue.org. The winners will be announced during the summer.