The applicant must be a descendant from one of the Mayflower passengers who came to America in 1620.  The applicant need not be a member of the Iowa Society but must have a blood relative who is a member of the Iowa Society. The ancestor and the Iowa member’s name and relationship to the applicant must be included.

      The applicant must be a high school senior or a home school student who is the equivalent of a senior.  The applicant must attend an accredited university, college, junior college, community college, or certified trade school. 

      Application must include at least two letters of recommendation from non-family members.  The letters should include identification of the writer along with a home or business address, the relationship with the student and length of time he/she has known the student, and the student’s qualities, which make the student an appropriate candidate for consideration.

      A 500 word original typed or word-processed essay that includes a bibliography of at least two sources must be included.  The topic will be determined each year by the scholarship committee. 

      A list including GPA, community service, school and/or church, or any activities of importance should be provided.  These activities are not mandatory, but are factors that may be considered.

      A $500.00 scholarship will be paid to the post-high school institution the student attends after the first semester/term is completed.

      A relative of the applicant may not be a judge in the rating of applications.

       The topic for the 2017 essay will be:  The Mayflower Compact is often called the foundation of the U.S. Constitution.  Discuss the areas in the Compact that are foundational to our current Constitution.

 The application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2017.  Send to: Linda Cassmann-Randall, 21957 Hwy# 3, Allison, IA 50602-9310