Margaret Short Memorial Scholarship

The Cedar Valley SportsPlex would like to announce in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa and the Waterloo Leisure Services Commission, that they are now accepting applications for the Margaret Short Memorial Scholarship.  One scholarship in the amount up to $1,000 will be awarded.

The Margaret Short Memorial Scholarship program is designed to recognize, encourage and support outstanding Black Hawk County students who have selected the field of Leisure Services for their careers.  The criteria used for consideration will be based on the student’s dedication, experience and commitment to the Leisure Services field, in its broadest sense.

Applications must meet the below requirements:

  • Be a residents of Black Hawk County (who previously graduated from a Black Hawk County High School)
  • Be a full-time student (2nd year and beyond) that is enrolled in the Fall of 2023 in accredited institution of higher education with a declared major in Leisure Services or related fields.

Students can download an application by clicking HERE.  Applications can also be picked-up in person at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo, Iowa during normal hours of operation.

Eligible students must complete the Margaret Short Memorial Scholarship application form and return it with a written letter of recommendation by a professional member of the Leisure Services Department (or related field) of the applicant’s school by 5 PM on Monday, April 10, 2023 to:

Courtney Jackson
Member Services/Marketing Specialist
300 Jefferson Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

A panel of leisure services professionals will select the scholarship winner based on the submitted material.