Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation is to garner private resources for the support of the Iowa-Grant School District including establishing and maintaining scholarship support for graduating students.  Conceived in 1999, IGEF affiliated with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin in 2000 and awarded its initial scholarships in 2001.

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation is led by a volunteer board of Iowa-Grant area citizens operating independently of the school district.. The advisory board leads fundraising efforts for scholarships as well as for the Excellence in Education Fund.

How You Can Help

IGEF seeks and welcomes private donations from all community-minded citizens, organizations, and businesses.

There are many ways to give:

  • Outright gifts. You may make a contribution to the Fund that is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
  • Bequest. You can create a lasting legacy by including the Fund in your will. An estate gift allows you to make a much larger impact than might be possible during your lifetime.
  • Tribute. You may make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. This is a wonderful way to thank a special teacher, remember a loved one, or thank the Iowa-Grant School District for making a difference in the lives of your children and the community.

Family of Funds

The scholarship funds listed below were established to benefit Iowa-Grant graduating students:

  • Christianson Family
    For students pursuing an education at an accredited college/technical school. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference may be given for involvement in the community.  Preference may be given for financial need.
  • Robert and Martha Klindt Memorial Scholarship
    For graduating seniors from Iowa-Grant High School who will attend an accredited college university or technical school.
  • James E. Schroeder Endowed Scholarship
    For students who will attend an accredited college, university or technical school and intend to study in the field of agriculture and/or agricultural related fields.
  • Mae E. Austin Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
    For students who will attend an accredited college, university or technical school. Student must have a GPA of 2.5-3.5
  • Millard “Mick” Gundlach Agriculture Scholarship Endowment
    For students who will attend an accredited college, university or technical school. Student must demonstrate active participation of 2-3 years in a high school agriculture program and/or Future Farmers of America program. Student must participate at least one semester their senior year. Preference may be given to a student intending to farm or become a teacher in an agriculture-related field.
  • Robert Graber Endowed Scholarship (special application required – click here)
    For students who plan to study any aspect of the field of agriculture. Preference may be given for financial need, but it is not a restriction.
  • Thomas & Mary Jane Limmex Endowed Scholarship
    For students who will attend an accredited college, university or technical school. Preference may be given for financial need and to students that have demonstrated activity in their school and community.

Additionally, the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation works with families and individuals to honor those that are dear to them. Examples include scholarship presentations in memory and/or honor of Dr. Dennis & Marilyn Carr, Philip Helgesen, Dorothy Lepeska, Tanner Merwin, and Glen Gard.

Applicants for any of the above mentioned scholarships (except the Robert Graber Endowed Scholarship) use the general application form provided through the Iowa-Grant Guidance Office.

To Donate

Donations to the IGEF Scholarship Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Make an online donation or mail a check to the following:

IGEF Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 124 Livingston, WI 53554

Please designate your gift to one of the following:

  • IGEF Scholarship Endowment/Limmex Fund
  • Current Class award

For a look at other available Iowa-Grant high school scholarships, click here.

To apply for a scholarship

Applicants for an IGEF scholarship should complete the Iowa-Grant General Application Form available through the guidance office.

More Information

Visit the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation webpage at  You may also contact any advisory board member (see listing to the right) or CFSW donor services representative Barb Daus ([email protected] or 608-778-3344)