The Cedar Rapids Jaycees are pleased to announce their 2019 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 April 1st, 2019 and recipients will be announced on May 1st, 2019.  

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

Submit your application online here:

Mail in application:

If you are unable to apply electronically you may download the application here and submit by mail to 225 5th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, postmarked no later than April 1st, 2018.

Before submitting your application please prepare the following materials:

1. Copy of your unofficial transcripts

2. Essay answering the following question:



Contact Janessa Weightman, 2019 Scholarship Chair, by email at

The Cedar Rapids Junior Chamber is a civic organization comprised of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. Our mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

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. 

QUESTION: How do you plan to create positive change in your community?

Each essay should:

  • Include your name
  • Be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides and be aligned left in Calibri size 11 font.
  • Limited to 500 words
  • Submitted in document format (we will not accept Image or PDF files)