The Robert D. Blue Scholarship, named after the former Iowa governor, provides funds ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Iowa students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. Applicants for this scholarship can be current high school seniors or students already enrolled at an Iowa college or university.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iowa resident
  • Attend or plan to attend an Iowa college or university

Each applicant will be evaluated upon the following:

  • High school GPA
  • Financial need
  • Reference letters (2 letters are required); and
  • 500-word essay

Required Application

Robert D. Blue Scholarship Application

Important Dates

May 10: application deadline

Contact Information

Treasurer of State 
Robert D. Blue Scholarship 
State Capitol Building 
Des Moines, IA 50319 
Phone: (515) 725-7688