Contact: JoEllen Wesselmann

Phone: 515-494-3541
Address:  1006 NE Otter Ridge Circle, Ankeny, IA  50021

ICCA offers $500 scholarships to high school senior cheerleaders who display outstanding scholastic achievement. For more information, please read below. Contact JoEllen Wesselmann with questions you may have.

Click here to print out a scholarship application, and carefully read the High School Scholarship Guidelines listed below before sending it in.

All Scholarships will be mailed the first week of August.

High School Scholarship Guidelines:

General Information:
  • One-year, non-renewable scholarships, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to graduating cheerleaders in the Class of the current graduation year.
  • Applicant’s coach must be a present member of the ICCA.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or above by the end of his/her junior year (DO NOT round up to 3.5).
  • Applicant must follow all scholarship guidelines.
  • Complete all information on white paper using dark print.

Guidelines for Scholarship Application

  • Include completed basic application form. It MUST HAVE coach’s signature. (Send 1 copy) Click here to print out a scholarship application.
  • Include ONE PAGE listing high school, community, and religious activities; and honors received (Cheer coach must verify this list with signature. Send 3 copies)
  • Include ONE PAGE essay covering the statement, “What I have gained from cheerleading and how it will help me in the future.” (Send 3 copies)
  • Include ONE PAGE letters of recommendations, ONE from each of the following:
    -OTHER (e.g. teacher, community leader, etc.)
  • Recommendations should deal with applicant’s responsibility, leadership qualities, contributions to team and school spirit, and special qualities. (Send 3 copies of each letter).
  • Include a letter from High School Guidance Counselor, indicating grade point average through the end of junior year. This should be signed by Guidance Counselor and Principal. This letter does NOT qualify as a letter of recommendation. Do NOT send official transcripts.
  • Coaches should mail all application materials in ONE PACKAGE postmarked by February 15 of the current school year to:

JoEllen Wesselmann
1006 NE Otter Ridge Circle
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

***Those applications contrary to the above stated directions will not be considered for scholarship awards.***
Additional Information
  • The ICCA Scholarship committee will review complete application materials and select the recipients.
  • Recipients will be notified by April 1 of the current year.
  • For further information, call JoEllen Wesselmann at 515-494-3541 or email at:

2019 ICCA Academic Scholarship Winners

Zohara Assadipour, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, Coach Amber Barwin

Allison Hugen, Albia, Coach Jennie Porter

Corinne Tarbell, Grand View Christian, Coach Emma Janssen

2018-2019 ICCA All Academic Squad

Zohara Assadipour
Jenna Bachus
Alyannah Buhman
Rachel Burns
Faith Cross
Michaela Cross
Amabel Edema
Andrea Gehling
Allison Hugen
Amber Miller
Carlie Miller

Addison Moritz
Nina Patel
Ayanna Rost
Maya Sahu
Kate Schrier
Ashlyn Stallman
Kali Spicer-Davis
Corinn Tarbell
MacKenzie Weber
Ellie Yoder
Brooke Young

2018 State Championship Scholarship Winners

1A — Wayne (Corydon)

2A — Central Lyon, Rock Rapids

3A — Boone

4A — Johnston

2018 Honor Squad Scholarship Winners

Mackenzie Hester — Alburnett

Haley Snedeker — Newell-Fonda

2019 All State Scholarship Winner

Ellie Yoder — Fort Dodge

2019 All STARS Scholarship winner

Jenna Bachus — Solon