College Scholarship Program

The Ike Foundation Scholarship Deadline has ended. Please check back for the Scholarship Recipient Winners on May 15, 2024.

To date, The Ike Foundation® has awarded over $85,000 in college scholarships to qualifying high school students from across the country. These students have been involved or volunteered in fishing, outdoor activities, or conservation. They have gone on to pursue degrees ranging from Biology, Environmental Science, and Computer Engineering to Photography and Business Management.

Each year, The Ike Foundation poses a standard essay question for graduating High School seniors who are seeking financial assistance as they continue their education at a 2- or 4-year College/University. Along with an essay prompt that we provide, applicants have to meet eligibility criteria.

The Ike Foundation Scholarship Program opens every November and has a deadline of the following April. Scholarship recipients are announced in May of their graduating year.

*If you do not include all of the documents that we require and/or answer the writing prompt we have provided, your application will not be reviewed.*

Please check back shortly for details on the 2025 College Scholarship Dinner!

The 2024 Ike Foundation Scholarship Dinner

Once again we were amazed by the generous support of all that attended the 2024 Ike Foundation® Scholarship Dinner at The Grove at Centerton! Over 200 of our friends, sponsors local community members and fellow anglers enjoyed a wonderful meal and helped raise funds for the Scholarship Program. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event so check back for more details! Check out pictures from the Scholarship Dinner here: The Ike Foundation Facebook

Program Recaps