Applicants applying for any of these scholarships must plan to attend a post‐secondary institution in the fall of 2021 as a full time student. The summary descriptions below are not inclusive of all requirements. Please check each scholarship application for further requirements.

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The family of Todd Brekke initiated this $1,000 scholarship in 2020 to honor Todd, a 1990 West High graduate, and his many artistic abilities. That passion resulted in a Biology/Pre‐med Illustration degree and job positions ranging from designing computer games and special effects for movies to website design and IT at Wells Fargo. His passions for airbrushing goalie helmets and motorcycles, construction, and cars stem from his artistic abilities.

Waterloo East, West or Expo and Waterloo Warriors team members are eligible to apply. Applicants must be pursuing a career in the arts (computer graphics, painting, design, etc.) or skilled trade area such as auto repair/mechanics, welding or carpentry.


Students graduating from an accredited public or parochial high school in Waterloo who are either residing in a foster care home or previously resided in a foster care home are eligible to apply.  This $2,500 scholarship is inspired by the belief the Rossins exemplified every day: that every child deserves a loving and supportive home.  This scholarship is dedicated to those wonderful individuals who sacrificed to positively make the difference in and to the life of a child by providing a loving home to those in need.


Waterloo Warriors Hockey Senior Team members are eligible to receive a $500 4-year renewable David Aumer Memorial Scholarship for post-secondary education.  The Aumer family established this named scholarship as a way to carry on Dave’s legacy, a man that believed in these young players and their success.  One scholarship is awarded annually.


Michael and Barbara Henning, Waterloo residents and community volunteers, initiated this scholarship to reflect their commitment to education and youth. “We believe education is the key to success of our community’s youth. This is one way we can make a difference.”

Seniors in the Waterloo Community Schools attending West High, East High or Expo enrolling at University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University or an Iowa community college as a full‐time student in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply for this $500 award. Applicants must by majoring in a field of education or science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), have a minimum grade point average of 2.9 and contribute a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer service to the community in prior 12 months.


2021 was the inaugural year of the Liz Crowley Scholarship, initiated by Nia Crowley, Liz’s daughter and family members. Liz was a Waterloo native, a Waterloo East High and University of Iowa graduate who returned home to make a difference in her community.

Liz was selected as the first principal of Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence in 2001 in Waterloo. There she molded a positive and enthusiastic staff as she initiated innovative practices including a year‐round calendar, same sex classrooms, enhanced parent commitment, and implemented the first Waterloo Leader In Me program.

Liz demonstrated her belief that through education, determination, hard work, perseverance and encouragement, anything could be accomplished. This scholarship honors her legacy of commitment to education by providing two $500 college scholarships annually to graduating seniors from Waterloo East, West, or Expo.

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Beginning in 2020, VGM Group, a Waterloo-based company that offers professional services to help business customers grow and sustain their competitive advantage, has offered scholarships to students of full-time employees at VGM Group. Must be a senior in high school and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. The student must also have had a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Scholarship applications are independently reviewed by Foundation volunteers.