PRAIRIE MEADOWS, Altoona, IA—The deadline to apply for a Prairie Meadows Scholarship is Friday, April 5, 2013.
Prairie Meadows offers every high school in Polk County two $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who will be enrolling at an accredited Iowa institution for the fall 2013 semester.
Applications are available online at www.prairiemeadows.com, and they are also available at each participating high school in Polk County.
To qualify, applicants must be a graduating senior of a participating Polk County high school; accepted at an accredited Iowa institution; enrolling as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) in the fall of 2013; a United States citizen or permanent resident for at least two consecutive years; and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Since 2001, Prairie Meadows has awarded 427 scholarships to graduating central Iowa high school seniors to help them further their education in Iowa.
Prairie Meadows has given more than $1 billion through taxes, grants and charitable donations to the state of Iowa. More than $500 million of that figure has remained here in our community to promote economic development, agriculture, jobs and tourism.