Vernona Jepsen Undergraduate Scholarship - QC IA Davenport-Bettendorf Branch/AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Awarded by: QC IA Davenport-Bettendorf Branch/AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Applicants must be a Quad City metro area female, as well as, a sophomore, junior or senior in college/university.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Notification by: March 23, 2020

Awarded at Outstanding Women in the Community / Heritage Celebration May 16, 2020
Recipients must be present to receive the award and complete additional acceptance forms by May 31, 2020. Failure to attend and to complete the acceptance form can result in the loss of the award.

Click here for the application.

The Jepsen Scholarship is named for Vernona Jepsen, a longtime QC IA Davenport-Bettendorf Branch/ AAUW member, who left an endowment fund in her will to the Branch, with the proviso that only the interest on the fund could be used for scholarship operations. The Vernona Jepsen Scholarship is one part of one of the Branch’s 501©(3) Charitable Trust which was established in 1972. The scholarships are to be awarded to females already pursuing career goals by attending institutions of higher education and demonstrating success at the freshman (1st year) or higher levels. Each applicant must have a legal permanent residence in the Quad-City metro area and be able to show a college/university enrollment that indicates a continuing pursuit of education, a good record-to-date and a definitive financial need. The scholarship funds are not retroactive. ½ of the award is paid in September while the 2nd half is paid in January of the scholarship award year. Previous Davenport-Bettendorf scholarship recipients may re-apply.

Questions concerning the application should be addressed to the Chairperson: Barb Wallace, (563)343-0962,