The Cedar Rapids Jaycees are pleased to announce their 2020 scholarship program. Two scholarships will be awarded this spring and include, one, $1,000 scholarship to a selected high school graduate as well as, one, $1,000 scholarship to a continuing education student, current college student, or a non-traditional student. All applications must be received by March 30th, 2020 by 6pm CST and recipients will be announced on May 1st, 2020. Applications that do not meet requirements or include extra information (such as resume or photo) may be disqualified.

​**Please note: The scholarship check will be sent directly to the college you will be attending to be applied directly to your student account.

​You may submit your application online here:


We will not be accepting applications by mail.
Before submitting your application please prepare the following materials:

  1. Copy of your unofficial transcripts
  2. Essay answering the following question:

​Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people founded in 1915. It encourages young people to become responsible citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international co-operation, good-will and understanding. The JCI mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. How do YOU plan to create positive change in your community?

​Each essay should:

  • ​Include specific actionable items for how you plan to create positive change
  • Include your name in the header
  • Be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides and be aligned left in Calibri size 11 font.
  • Be between 400 - 500 words
  • File name in this format: Last Name, First Name, "High School" or "Continuing Education" Essay
  • Be submitted in document format (we will not accept Image or PDF files)

​For questions please contact: Janessa Weightman, 2020 Scholarship Chair, by email at