Prairie Meadows Names 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Tuesday, June 1 – 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 36 Polk County high school seniors with a $2,500 scholarship to help pay for the Iowa college, university, or trade school of their choice.

Prairie Meadows is proud to 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 graduating seniors to help continue their education is one of the most important things we can do to better our community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows Vice President of Community Relations.

In 2021, more than $100,000 in scholarships were awarded through the Prairie Meadows Scholarship Program. For more information, visit

2021 Scholarship Recipients 

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 more than $1.9 billion to the state of Iowa, Polk County, City of Altoona, City of Des Moines, and Polk County Schools, and numerous other local and state charities. Prairie Meadows offers slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, sports betting, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.


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