Who Can Apply

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Lois Dale Scholarship, a student must be accepted by one of the three state universities (Iowa State, Iowa, UNI) or these three community colleges (DMACC, Indian Hills, Southwestern Iowa), as well as meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA
  2. Have significant financial need
  3. Be an involved community member with strong potential for success in the college setting.
  4. Able to articulate a plan for their education/career goals.

Applicants need to complete an application form, including activity summary, an essay, and letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Students who have a familial or otherwise close personal relationship with any member of the Bright Foundation Board of Directors or its employees are not eligible for the award.