United In Service Scholarship

The Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way is proud to present the Inaugural United In Service Scholarship, a unique opportunity for High School Seniors who demonstrate exceptional commitment to community service. This scholarship aims to recognize and support the outstanding efforts of up to five individuals who have made a positive impact through volunteerism.

Scholarship Details

Number of Recipients: Up to 5

Award Range: $500 – $2,500

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Notification of Recipients: March 2024

Community Volunteer Alliance Awards Reception: Saturday, April 13th

Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend this event where they will be recognized for their achievements. They will also have the opportunity to share their essay or video with the attendees, further inspiring a sense of community engagement.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must reside in one of the following zip codes: 52630, 52641, 52642, 52649, 52601, 52623, 52637, 52638, 52640, 52645, 52646, 52650, 52655, 52660.
  • Be a High School Graduating Senior (public, private, virtual, or homeschooled students).
    • Students who received their GED and are planning to attend college in the fall of 2024 are also welcome to apply.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Possess a valid state-issued ID Card
  • The United Way does not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.


Email completed cover letter, letters of recommendation, transcripts, essay and or video application to
megan.brincks@burlingtoniaunitedway.org by 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, January 31, 2023.


Completed applications can also be mailed or dropped off in person to:
Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way, 218 N 3rd St, Ste 217, Burlington, IA 52601.