Komensky Society Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Preference is given to applicants with some Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage.
  4. Must be a graduate of any public, private or parochial high school within Linn County, Iowa.
  5. Must attend a college, university or qualified vocational educational institute in Iowa.
  6. Must enroll full time.
  7. Must be a high school senior or recent graduate at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. high school seniors of Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage who are graduating from a high school in Linn County, Iowa. Students must plan to enroll full time at a college or university in Iowa.

Application requirements for the Komensky Society Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • EFC statement
Additional Information: Students must demonstrate financial need to be considered eligible for this award.

Award Amount: $500- $1,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 28

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in December for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) website. Please note: Students may apply for all GCRCF scholarships for which they are qualified, but must submit a separate application for each. As part of the completed application, the student must provide a personal statement that is 250 words or less. The statement must include: a description of his/her heritage and its influence on his/her life; the student's educational, career, and employment goals; future plans and how these plans will help him/her to achieve his/her goals; information about any circumstances of a personal, cultural, or financial nature that he/she has had to face; and an explanation of how the information in the statement explains how he/she fits the specific criteria for the scholarship. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit his/her latest academic transcript, an academic letter of reference, and a non-academic letter of reference. The student must also submit a copy of his/her Statement of Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). The Statement of EFC is generated by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at college financial aid offices, and at high school guidance offices. An original plus five copies of all application materials (with the exception of the Statement of EFC) must be submitted for each scholarship for which the student wishes to be considered. The materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the mailing address provided by the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
About Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation:
Contact Information: Rochelle Naylor, Foundation Services Manager
Address: 324 Third St. S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

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