Bob & Blenda Ontiveros Urban Campus Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2017 by Bob & Blenda Ontiveros to support students attending the newly opened Urban Campus as well as to support students in career technical programs with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and in the workforce.

“Everyone wins when people get an opportunity to show what they can do.” -Bob Ontiveros

Bob Ontiveros’ grandfather immigrated to Davenport from Mexico, and he and his siblings were raised with a strong work ethic. “As a child, if you wanted new shoes, you had to find the money. You had to work hard for it. You should have seen me as a kid walking down the block, asking people if I could cut their grass or clean their garage. I saw hard work in my parents. I saw it in my grandparents.” However, work is not the only thing he learned from his family in his youth. Despite having little, his mother not only raised the twelve family members in her home, but she fed most of the neighborhood. “If a child needed a meal, you were welcome in our home.” Working hard and providing an opportunity to others is synonymous with the Ontiveros family legacy.

Preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:
  • Attending classes at the Urban Campus
  • Are enrolled in Information Technology, Business, or Nursing

Scholarship Use
This scholarship award is for the fall semester.

This scholarship award can be used for tuition and to purchase textbooks. The award will go towards your tuition costs first, with any remaining amount available for you to use for books. To do this, you will need to work with the Financial Aid Office.

Robert & Blenda Ontiveros Family Foundation