Prairie Meadows has worked to further the educational opportunities of students in Polk County for more than a decade. We are committed to a scholarship program that dedicates nearly $100,000 each year to Polk County high school seniors who choose to further their educations in Iowa. We are pleased to play a role in helping these outstanding students continue to contribute their talents to our state.
Since 2001, Prairie Meadows has awarded more than 464 central Iowa students with a $2,500 scholarship. Each year, Prairie Meadows is delighted to offer two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at every participating high school in Polk County and two $2,500 scholarships to Prairie Meadows employees or children of employees.
To be eligible for the Prairie Meadows scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Graduating high school senior attending a participating Polk County high school; or a Prairie Meadows employee or child of a Prairie Meadows employee
- Accepted at and planning to attend an accredited Iowa institution
- Enrolling as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) for the fall 2014 semester
- United States citizen or permanent resident for at least two consecutive years
- Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale