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Bridge to the Future Tanager Place Scholarships

Paying It Forward

A $1 million anonymous gift is opening more doors for the children of Tanager Place.

“This is one of the ways I’m paying it forward,” said the donor. “During my youth, when I needed support, people were there for me. So I’m proud to help the children of Tanager Place in this way”.

“Bridge to the Future Tanager Place Scholarships are a window of opportunity for deserving young people, a chance to reach for and grasp long-term goals.”

Each day, with the help of generous community members like you, we make a difference for families and our region. When you are ready to put your resources to “good works,” please visit our donation page to contribute to our scholarship fund.

Tanager Place is proud to offer scholarships to further the academic futures of our clients, and grateful to the $1 million anonymous donor who made these Bridge to the Future scholarships a reality.


  • Tanager Place client who engaged a minimum of six months during the past two years
  • Iowa resident
  • FAFSA criteria of need

Fund Uses

  • Tuition: any degree or program from an Iowa institution, including, but not limited to, 2-year colleges, 4-year universities, online courses, vocational programs and certification studies.
  • Books and materials, tools and equipment needed as part of participation in chosen education program.
  • Certification and licensure fee.
  • Room and board costs.

To Apply, please complete and submit the application form below or download our application: Bridge to the Future Tanager Place Scholarship Application PDF

Applications must be received no later than May 14, 2021.

Scholarship Application

  • Family & Financial Information

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 25.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 25.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 25.
  • Background & Achievements

  • What will you be pursuing through higher education?
  • Please attach a statement describing your financial situation, any special circumstances and your reasons for applying for the Bridge the Future Tanager Place Scholarship. This space may also be used to upload additional supporting documentation.
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  • The above questions have been answered to the best of my ability, and I certify them as being correct.