James Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute

James Jordan remains an important and unique figure in West Des Moines and Central Iowa history. A leader in many fields as well as a staunch abolitionist and Conductor on the Underground Railroad, his life is the inspiration for the James Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute.

Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 Jordan Scholars Institute. Please fill out the Jordan Scholars Application 22-23 and return to:

West Des Moines Historical Society
Attn: Jordan Scholars
PO Box 65563
West Des Moines, IA 50265

or email Kmayhew@wdmhs.org.

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, May 31. 

Please choose the link to each class to see photos and information about the Scholars.

Jordan Scholars 2021/2022

Jordan Scholars 2020/2021

Jordan Scholars 2019/2020

Jordan Scholars 2017/2018

Jordan Scholars 2016/2017

Jordan Scholars 2015/2016