Prairie Meadows Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients

More Than $100,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Polk County High School Seniors

May 29 – Altoona, IA. As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows strives to promote economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. To continue their dedication to this goal, Prairie Meadows awarded 40 Polk County high school seniors with a $2,500 scholarship to help pay for the Iowa college or university of their choice.

Prairie Meadows is proud to annually award two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at each participating high school in Polk County, and two $2,500 scholarships to their employees or children of employees. Since 2001, more than 700 central Iowa students have received a scholarship from Prairie Meadows. 

“Providing financial support to our youth to help continue their education is one of the most important things we can do to better our community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ Director of Community Relations.

In 2019, more than $100,000 in scholarships was awarded through the Prairie Meadows Scholarship Program. For more information, visit

About Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given $1.8 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers nearly 1,700 slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.

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