Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Award Amount: $1,000
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  • Phone: 1-888-777-8881
  • Fax: Not Available
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  • Address: 1421 S. Bell Ave. #104 Ames, IA 50010

Two annual $1,000 scholarships in the memory of the basketball player Brian Pearson awarded to promising high-school juniors (one male and one female) with proven athletic capacities and willingness to engage in post high school education.

Full Description

These scholarships were established in 1998 in the honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in 1997. They are sponsored by Pioneer DuPont as well as The Skinner Foundation, Johnny & Romie Orr and Ron & Margaret Kenyon.

Each year, two outstanding high-school junior athletes (one male and one female) who have already participated in the Iowa Games are elected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The winners are selected based on their trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship, caring, perseverance, fairness and sportsmanship and will be invited to participate in the Iowa Games Opening Ceremony from July, 2020.

In order to apply they must write a two page personal essay addressing their educational goals, community service, volunteerism, citizenship, role modeling and professional aspirations, and also secure two letters of recommendation from a teacher/coach as well as a community member.

The deadline for the applications is May 1, 2020.

Who's eligible?

  • Applicants should be current high-school juniors willing to pursue an academic education
  • They should have proven athletic capacities, as well as significant academic achievements and active participation in school or community volunteer service
  • They must have participated in Iowa Games events

How to Apply

Candidates should fill in the online application form available at  and submit it by post no later than May 1, 2020. The following additional documents should be submitted together with the application:

  • A two page, double-spaced essay describing the applicants’ educational goals, community service, volunteerism, citizenship, role modeling and professional aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One from a teacher or coach
    • One from a community member (e.g. clergy, volunteer group, club etc.)

Scholarship listed under: Athletic Scholarships, Iowa Scholarships

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