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Kirkwood's Purple Heart Scholarship

The Purple Heart scholarship was created by an anonymous donor who gave Kirkwood Community College a five-year gift totaling $350,000 to help wounded veterans and their families.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Those who earned the Purple Heart.
  • Spouses and children of Purple Heart recipients.
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average.

What is the award amount?
Scholarship recipients will have their tuition and books covered for their entire two-year program at Kirkwood.

For more information about the Purple Heart Scholarship at Kirkwood Community College, please contact Jody Donaldson, scholarship and alumni director, at 319-398-7186 or jody.donaldson@kirkwood.edu OR Vicki Terronez, veterans certifying official,
319-398-5633 or 1-800-332-2055, ext. 5633, or veterans@kirkwood.edu.


Kirkwood's Veterans Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?
Kirkwod students who are veterans of any branch of U.S. service. Must be in the top 10 percent academically of veteran students who attend Kirkwod.

What is the award amount?
$1000 per year.


VFW Men’s Unit Post #788 Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?
Kirkwod students who are veterans of any branch of U.S. service.

What is the award amount?
$500 per year.