Kirschbaum-Fitzsimmons Scott County Democrats Scholarship
Filing Deadline is April 04, 2016  -  Download Application Now

March, 2016

The Scott County, Iowa, Democratic Party is excited to announce the availability of the Kirschbaum-Fitzsimmons Scott County Democrats Scholarship. This scholarship honors the lives of two of the county's best known and best loved elected officials. 
Kathy Kirschbaum and Karen Fitzsimmons were extraordinary women whose hard work, perseverance, dedication to fairness, and progressive actions inspired others. Kathy served as the first female mayor of Davenport and Karen as the first female auditor of the county.
In that light, the Democrats of Scott County, Iowa, have chosen to honor Kathy and Karen by offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Scott County high school. This student must be accepted for initial enrollment in an accredited post-secondary educational program in the United States for the academic year 2016-2017. Eligible programs include 4-year colleges, community colleges, vocational, technical, trade schools, and union apprenticeships.
Please take time to look at the criteria and forward the application materials to any interested senior. Please feel free to post the application on your school’s intranet.

The application packet must be submitted to the scholarship committee by U.S. mail. The submission postmark deadline is April 4, 2016.

Questions regarding the scholarship requirements and process can be directed to Dr. Henry Brockington at

We look forward to hearing from someone you know.


Mr. Thom Hart
Chairperson, Scott County Democratic Party
Scott County, Iowa

Click to download the 2015 Kirschbaum-Fitzsimmons Scholarship Application