1. IOWA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP - - - - Deadline extended to June 1st.

A $500.00 scholarship will be paid to the post-high school institution the student attends after the first semester/term is completed.


The applicant must be a descendant from one of the Mayflower passengers who came to America in 1620. The applicant need not be a member of the Iowa Society but must have a blood relative who is a member of the Iowa Society. The ancestor and the Iowa member’s name and relationship to the applicant must be included.

The applicant must be a high school senior or a home school student who is the equivalent of a senior. The applicant must attend an accredited university, college, junior college, community college, or certified trade school.

Application must include at least two letters of recommendation from non-family members. The letters should include identification of the writer along with a home or business address, the relationship with the student and length of time he/she has known the student, and the student’s qualities, which make the student an appropriate candidate for consideration.


A 500 word original typed or word-processed essay that includes a bibliography of at least two sources must be included.

A list including GPA, community service, school and/or church, or any activities of importance should be provided. These activities are not mandatory, but are factors that may be considered.

In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves. The topic is: Discuss the religious, societal and economic reasons that led to the voyage to the New World. The length and research requirements remain the same. Application Deadline for the 2022 GSMD Scholarship Program is June 1 2022.    


A relative of the applicant may not be a judge in the rating of applications.


The application must be postmarked no later than  June 1st, 2022.  Send to: Linda Cassmann-Randall, 21957 Hwy 3, Allison IA 50602-9310, Phone: >319-215-0360<



see  https://themayflowersociety.org/about/scholarship-information/ GSMD member only logon required.  The next application for students graduation in 2023 will be available late fall 2022. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is offering several scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.  ANCESTRY REQUIREMENTS For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid active GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant. (Do not include State Society Numbers)


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