More than $300,000 in scholarships available for Quad City Area students

The Quad Cities Community Foundation will award more than $300,000 in scholarship aid to local students in 2014. Applications are now being accepted through Community Foundation’s online scholarship system for the 2014-2015 school year.

Students pursuing any field of study, whether at technical schools, community colleges, or four-year colleges and universities, will find scholarships relevant to them. Both need-based and non-need-based scholarships are available.  

The Community Foundation administers more than 35 scholarship funds, all of which have been established by caring donors who are passionate about promoting and supporting higher education. Community Foundation’s newest scholarship, the John R. Kiley Memorial Scholarship, exemplifies that passion. "My husband, John Kiley, worked tirelessly throughout his entire adult life to help others in the Quad Cities, and was especially dedicated to assuring a college education for those who wanted to pursue it,” says Katie Kiley. “I contacted the Community Foundation to build a scholarship in John's name that would preserve his memory and "Legacy of Caring" by helping students financially.”  

Encourage a student you know to review the scholarship opportunities available through the Community Foundation. In 2013, Community Foundation issued scholarships to over 100 students.   

Visit here to review and apply for scholarships. Most scholarship applications are due February 15, 2014, although some are due as early as January 8. To learn more about applying and for additional questions, contact Kelly Thompson at 563-326-2840 or email


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