Each year, the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Community Service Scholarship Program awards several deserving students within our service area, as selected by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Committee.

All graduating high-school seniors within the extended Iowa City area are eligible to apply for our High School Scholarship (awarded in the amount of $2000, $1500, $1000, or $500). For graduating seniors who are children of active REALTOR® Members, we offer the Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship (awarded in the amount of $2000).

Recipients are selected on the basis of community service and involvement. Applicants must be attending an accredited university, community college, or technical school in the following semester.

Applications for 2022 scholarships are now closed, please check back in Spring 2023 for next year’s application. 

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship

Jack Abel, Liberty High School, $2000

High School Scholarship

Madison Craig, Solon High School, $2000

Samuel Atichison, Regina High School, $1500

William Cavanagh, Mid-Prairie High School, $1000

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship

Katherine Carrico, Williamsburg High School, $2000

High School Scholarship

Hannah Vogts, Liberty High School, $2000

Eleanor Crow, Clear Creek Amana High School, $1000

Madeline Marquardt, Liberty High School, $500

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship

Scott Dill, Liberty High, $2000
Leah Marek, Washington High, $500

High School Scholarship

Sushma Santhana, Liberty High, $1000
Nathaniel Nelson, West High, $1000
Abigail Buckman, Lone Tree, $500
Teyana Kerns, West High, $1000

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarhip
Nicholas Biancuzzo, West High, $2000
Quincy Wells, City High $2000

High School Scholarship

Marnie Vonderhaar, West High, $1000
Katherine Yaomns, Solon, $500
Kate Cavanaugh, Mid-Prairie, $500
Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin, City High, $500
Ingrid Streits, City High, $500
Abigail Crow, Clear Creek Amana, $500

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship

Cheryl Carroll-Nelson
Jonah Dancer, $2000

High School Scholarship

Alyssa Halverson, $2000
Sydney Alt, $1000
Lauren Ernst, $500
Lien Zhu, $500
Breeyn Gryp, $500
Ethan Trepka, $500
Carter Johnson, $500


RPAC, REALTORS® Political Action Committee, is one of the strongest and most successful advocacy organizations in the nation. RPAC collects voluntary investments from REALTORS®, giving us a seat at the table with legislative and policy decision makers across the local, state, and national level. Together, we can advocate for REALTORS®, the real estate industry, and business, property, and homeowners alike. RPAC is a fair, legal, and vital way for REALTORS® to speak in a unified voice. RPAC protects the future of real estate in America.

What has RPAC Accomplished for YOU?

  • Worked for reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Helped create the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account
  • Prevented taxes on real estate commissions
  • Prevented transfer tax increases and reduced property taxes
  • Supported legislation protecting private property rights
  • Supported the use of electronic signatures for real estate documents
  • Increased FHA/VA loan limits

How to Get Involved

Text REALTORS to 30644 to receive REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts. This way you will receive a text as soon as a national or state legislative Call for Action is launched, explaining how REALTORS® can take action.



With the help of the National Association of REALTORS®, Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® have grants available to help us plan, organize, implement and maintain Placemaking activities in our communities. We invite community partners to fill out an application for a Placemaking grant for projects we can take on together.

About Placemaking: Placemaking is a way to make our community a better place by transforming unused sites and “eyesores” into welcoming destinations accessible to everyone. Placemaking can be undertaken by anyone in a community, but what is often needed is someone to take the lead or initiative. Who better to do this than a REALTOR® Association and its members? Our REALTORS® are already engaged in their communities. They know the neighborhoods and the properties and are likely to know where to focus improvement efforts.

All applications will be reviewed by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Community Outreach Committee, Board of Directors, and/or Staff. Please allow 30 days after submitting your application for us to get back to you.