The Bill Reagan scholarship was established after the passing of President/CEO Bill Reagan, in July 2013. Bill firmly believed that education was the road to achieving life’s goals. Bill was a very inspiring man who truly was the best he could be in everything he touched. From his record-breaking powerlifting hobby to his passion for improving the lives of all those he met, Bill inspired many and never knew a stranger. To honor his legacy, the Bill Reagan scholarship will be granted to two recipients each year in the amount of $500.00 each.


Applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an Iowa institute or higher learning with the intention of studying Social Work or Special Education
  • Be an individual with a disability pursuing a post-high school education at a school in Iowa


How to apply

Now accepting applications for 2024 Bill Reagan Scholarship Award. Deadline for consideration is June 1st, 2024.

To apply, please email the following items to Chelsey Markle (information listed below).

  • A letter of recommendation from a community member or professional reference
  • Verification that you will be attending an Iowa institution
  • A personal statement that demonstrates your desire to pursue higher education. This statement may be submitted in a variety of formats such as a traditional written essay, but may also be expressed through artwork, a video statement, or a portfolio of work in your area of interest.

Chelsey Markle
Executive Director
319-351-5017 ext 103

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