James Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute

Applications are now open for the 2024/25 Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute. Please download the Scholars Application 2024-2025 and return to the West Des Moines Historical Society by July 1 for early admission. For questions, please call Kelly at 515.225.1286 or email kmayhew@wdmhs.org.

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.

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

Jordan Scholars 2023/2024

Jordan Scholars 2022/2023

Jordan Scholars 2021/2022

Jordan Scholars 2020/2021

Jordan Scholars 2019/2020

Jordan Scholars 2017/2018

Jordan Scholars 2016/2017

Jordan Scholars 2015/2016