Clausen Family

Education for Service Scholarship

Full-Tuition Scholarships

Through the Clausen Family Education for Service Scholarship, first-generation students can receive a full-tuition award to attend Buena Vista University based on their academic achievements and service-oriented work. Full-tuition four-year scholarships are available exclusively high school students in Buena Vista County. In return, award-winning students will serve as Iowa College AmeriCorps volunteers to build on valuable personal, leadership, and professional skills.

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About the Program

  • Join a cohort of students to complete up to five hours of purposeful community service activities per week
  • Attend enriching service-oriented retreats to broaden the meaning of service
  • Participate in success coaching
  • Choose from hands-on service opportunities, capacity building, and research on and off campus
  • Scholarships are available for students who attend Storm Lake, St. Mary's, Sioux Central, Newell-Fonda, or Alta-Aurelia High Schools.

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  • Eligibility Requirements

About our Education for Service Scholars

Cody Holtgrewe delivering Meals on Wheels during the COVID-19 pandemic

BVU Students Continue AmeriCorps Service from Afar

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Students perform service work

Education for Service Scholars Find Success in Serving

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Rocio Flores-Gonzalez

Sustaining Collegiate Dream Through Service

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Deanna Schaffer, recipient of the Clausen Family Education for Service Scholarship from BVU.

Clausen Family Education for Service Scholarship Changes Lives, Strengthens Communities

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An Affordable Opportunity

State and federal financial aid may be used to pay for room and board. Students will gain additional personal, leadership, and professional skills in decision-making, goal-setting, communication, and much more. To apply, all components of the BVU application for admission, FAFSA, and the Education for Service Full-Tuition Scholarship Application must be completed. The application deadline is March 1. 

Students at commencement ceremony