Scholarships & Grants


Helping Siouxland’s young people achieve their dreams . . .

Each year scholarships are awarded to deserving students from funds established by generous donors who want to make an investment in the future of Siouxland’s youth. Every scholarship has its own unique criteria reflecting the personal interests of the donor. Over the years, scholarships have helped hundreds of students pursue a post-secondary education and a lifetime dream.


Below is a list of available scholarships administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation for graduating high school seniors. Each scholarship has its own criteria and guidelines. The Siouxland Community Foundation has a common application that will automatically filter for any scholarship that you qualify for based on your college selection, intended major and your current high school and other unique questions. Scholarship applications will be due February 1 for all high school scholarships listed below, unless otherwise noted.

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1st Financial Bank Scholarship
Adam D. Ellis Memorial Scholarship
Akron Community Foundation Scholarship
Ben Uhl & Sarah Murray Family Scholarship
Boyle Nursing Studies Scholarship
Clifford E. Perry Scholarship
Cloy & Connie Olhausen Scholarship
Col. V. Thomas Considine Scholarship
Dr. Roger F. & Anita R. Wendt Memorial Scholarship
Duane & Shirley Hiller Student Athlete Scholarship
E.E. & Helen Maxwell Family Scholarship
empirical Scholarship
Eugene Windeshausen Annual Scholarship
Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship
Great West Casualty Company Scholarship
Herrold “Mr. A.” Asmussen Memorial Scholarship
Jonathan David Phillips Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship
John C. Heuck Scholarship
Joshua M. Lester Memorial Scholarship
Karen Linder Memorial Scholarship
Kind World Foundation Scholarship
Lawton-Bronson Education Foundation Scholarship
Lawton Centennial Scholarship
Macfarlane Family Scholarship
Nancy Conway Luikart Music Scholarship
Paul Lindberg Memorial Scholarship
Ruth & Tom Schuldt Scholarship
Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation Scholarship
Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Silver and Blue ScholarshipDue April 1
Solid & Wattenberg Scholarship
Wakefield Community Foundation

Walt Fiegel Scholarship
Westwood School Foundation Scholarship


Karen A. Luken Memorial Scholarship (formerly known as Greater Sioux City Press Club Scholarship)
Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship
Richard M. Brown and Sima J. Brown USD Knudson School of Law Scholarship, in honor of Gov. Kristi Noem
Tristate Graduate Center Scholarship
USS Sioux City Educational Funding Assistance Program


Scholarship Payment Request Form PDF

Scholarship Payment Renewal Request Form PDF

Scholarship Payment Renewal Form-Great West Casualty Only PDF



Helping to meet the needs of today and standing ready to help meet those of tomorrow . . . 

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that provide services vital to the quality of life in Siouxland. Organizations recognized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and/or qualified government entities located within the greater Siouxland tri-state area (defined as a general 80-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa), are eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation. Grants to address present and emerging needs are made in the following focus areas: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, and human services.

Learn more about each grant programs and how to apply…


Grant Application Form – Emergency Services Word Budget Template

Grant Application Form – Excel Budget Template

Grant Application Form – PDF Budget Template

** Please note, each grant program varies and has specific requirements for supporting documentation.  Applications submitted without supporting documentation will be considered ineligible if not received by the program deadline.