For Counselors

Application Packet

Each applicant must complete a single Application Packet, which will be used for consideration of all scholarships that are indicated on the list of scholarships.

Each Application Packet Must Include the Following:

  • High School Transcript (to be mailed to the address below)
  • Completed Scholarship Application (completed online)
  • Essay (completed online if required)


The online SWIEF application opens on Feb. 1, and the deadline is March 15 each year.  Counselors or applicants should mail or deliver transcripts and support materials, in one package so that the Foundation physically receives them on or before March 22. Application packets received after this date, regardless of post mark or delivery date, will not be considered.

Please send completed Application Packets to:

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation 

c/o Chris LaFerla 

300 West Broadway, Suite 212 

Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

Drop Off Instructions: 

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 

Located in the Omni Centre, enter through the parking garage, level 3 entrance C. Suite 212 is down the hall on the right, look for "Council Bluffs Schools Foundation" office.  


Award Notification

Scholarships will be awarded and candidates notified by April 10th of each year. Notification will be sent via letter. Only recipients will be notified. 

Thank you for your help in reaching the students in your school. We hope to continue our growth and to offer more scholarships each year for the students of Southwest Iowa.