Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship Application


Sponsored by the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation through the Iowa Grocery Industry Association

(Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic year are no longer being accepted.)

The next round of applications will be for the 2021-2022 Academic Year (opening in November 2020)

The Iowa Grocers Education Foundation (IGEF) will award $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are children of full-time employees or $1,500 scholarships to students who are full-time or part-time employees of firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA).

Who is Eligible?

High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:

  1. Sons or daughters of full-time employees of firms that are members of the IGIA. The parent must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1, 2020.
  2. Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the IGIA. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours during the 6-month period between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Scholarship winners will be chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Iowa College Foundation and notified in April. Winners must enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and must be attending college full-time in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continue in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service.

Scholarships Available to Students Meeting the IGEF Program Eligibility

  •    Will be announced in November 2020.

Check back in November 2020 to download a scholarship poster

The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 scholarships will be March 1, 2021

Applicants must complete and submit the online application by March 1, 2021, to be considered for a scholarship. The Iowa College Foundation (address below) must also have submitted an up-to-date transcript postmarked by March 1, 2021, or earlier, for any applicant to be considered for a scholarship. An official transcript may be emailed to

*The March 1, 2021, deadline is very strict. No applications submitted after this date will be considered.

Please mail or email up-to-date transcripts to Iowa College Foundation: 505 5th Avenue, Suite 1034 | Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2315 | Phone: 515-282-0473 | Fax: 515-282-9508 | Email: emailed to Mailed transcripts must be postmarked by March 1, 2021. 

Check back in November 2020 to apply.

Apply below.