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Ascentra Scholarship Program

Ascentra offers a total of $15,000 in scholarships to assist members planning to further their education.

The scholarships are as follows: 

  • Traditional: Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school student members planning to enter college.
  • Continuing Education: Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to non-traditional student members age 19 or over planning to attend higher education.
  • Vocational or Trades: Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to members entering vocational school or college with trade program.

The winners for all scholarships are selected the following spring. 

Traditional and Continuing Education application submission is closed.

The deadline for Vocational or Trade applications has been extended to April 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.

  • Traditional and Continuing Education

    Traditional and Continuing Education applicants are required to write an essay of approximately 500 words on a new topic each year.

    Apply for Scholarship
  • Vocational or Trades

    Vocational or Trades applicants are required to answer a question and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

    Apply for Scholarship

High School Scholarship Recipients


Kushal Sai Maridu
Bettendorf, Iowa


Aaliyah Lay
Bettendorf, Iowa


Katelyn Kiefer
LeClaire, Iowa


Alex Pauley
Geneseo, Illinois


Halie Shemek
Milan, Illinois

Continuing Education Scholarship Recipients


Grace Gustafson
Rock Island, Illinois


Peyton Bytnar
Bettendorf, Iowa


Emma Porter
Bettendorf, Iowa


Emma Milder
Clinton, Iowa


Isabel Fenner
Blue Grass, Iowa

Vocational / Trades Scholarship Recipients


Isabela Saguilan
East Moline, Illinois


Daniel Simmons
Bettendorf, Iowa


Johnathan Creighton
Bolingbrook, Illinois


James Morley
Bettendorf, Iowa

Ashton Huling
Preston, Iowa