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FOUNDATION AWARDS $285,850 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Siouxland Community Foundation, organized exclusively to benefit and serve the greater Siouxland tri-state area, administers a pool of endowed grant and scholarship funds that have been established by individuals, families, corporations, and other foundations for charitable and educational purposes.
The Foundation has announced $285,850 in funding for the 2014 academic year for scholarship award recipients from the following funds:
Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship Fund established in 1999 by flight crew members in appreciation of Siouxland’s valiant rescue and recovery efforts during the aftermath of the United Airlines Flight 232 incident on July 19, 1989. Graduating high school seniors in the Siouxland area that will be attending Briar Cliff University, Morningside College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, or St. Luke’s College to pursue a career in the medical/health sciences field are eligible to apply. Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded this year to:
Juan Alamillo – South Sioux City High School
Emily J. Schnoor – Randolph High School
Austin L. Schmidt – Remsen – Union High School
Riley M. Ehlers – Maple Valley Anthon Oto High School
Cassandra D. Stowe – Homer Community High School
Great West Casualty Company Scholarship Fund created in 1995 by Great West Casualty Company (GWCC) to assist children or other legal dependents of active full-time employees in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 have been awarded to:
Amy J. Zeller – Elk Point Jefferson High School
Alex J. Keime – Dakota Valley High School
Brittni R. Porath – Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
Hannah R. Jensen – Sergeant Bluff – Luton Community High School
Novotny/Osborne Scholarship Fund established in 2001 by Thomas and Jeanne Novotny, former residents of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, to assist graduating Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School seniors. The 2014 recipient of this $20,000 scholarship award is:
Peyton E. Harms – Sergeant Bluff – Luton Community High School
Col. V. Thomas Considine Scholarship Fund established in 2001 by family and friends in his memory to perpetuate Col. Considine’s legacy at the 185th and his commitment to achieving higher education. Eligible high school seniors include those who have enlisted in the 185th Iowa Air National Guard prior to graduation, or are children or other legal dependents of a retired or currently active member of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard. The graduating student to be awarded a $500 scholarship from this fund is Bryce M. Butters from Woodbury Central Moville, IA.
Adam D. Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 2014 by Larry and Roxanne Ellis, residents of McCook Lake, South Dakota. This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Dakota Valley High School. The first recipient of this $500 scholarship award is:
Ellie C. Bohan – Dakota Valley High School
Cloy and Connie Olhausen Scholarship created in 2011 within the Hartley Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation for graduating seniors pursuing nursing from Hartley Melvin Sanborn, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sheldon and O’Brien High Schools. The scholarship in the amount of $7,500 has been awarded to:
Bridget F. Doeden – Sibley – Ocheyedan High School, Sibley, IA
Curtis R. Turner PTLW Scholarship Fund established in 2013 by Marilyn Turner of Sioux City, Iowa to assist graduating East High School seniors pursuing a career in engineering. The first recipient of this $1,000 scholarship award is:
Emily E. Bock – East High School
Joshua M. Lester Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 2013 by family and friends in his memory to perpetuate Joshua’s contagious personality and love for others. The scholarship program has been established to assist graduating seniors from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School pursuing post-secondary education. The first recipient of the $500 scholarship is:
Brenna A. Sweeney – Bishop Heelan High School
Other scholarships administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation and the recipients are:
Dr. Roger Wendt Memorial Scholarship for $500 awarded to Jenna K. Lee – North High School
Duane & Shirley Hiller Student Athlete Scholarship for $250 awarded to 2 students:
Shawna C. Koch – Kingsley Pierson High School
Kaylee H. Hathaway – West Monona Community High School
Herrold “Mr. A” Asmussen Scholarship for $500 awarded to Paige M. Noble – North High School
Karen Linder Memorial Scholarship for $500 awarded to Jenna K. Lee – North High School
Kind World Foundation Scholarship program,administered by the Foundation, exceeded the one million dollar mark in scholarship since its inception in 2008. $210,000 in scholarships were awarded this year to graduating Siouxland students. The following were awarded:
The $25,000 Distinguished Scholar Award was given to Raul Aguilera from South Sioux City High School pursuing post-secondary education at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE
Matching Scholarship Recipients:
The Avery Brothers Scholarship awarded to:
Brenna A. Sweeney – Bishop Heelan High School (Sioux City, IA) for $5,000
The Leopold Family Charitable Trust Scholarship awarded to:
Allison M. Sexton – Dakota Valley High School (North Sioux City, SD) for $5,000
The Joan L. Waitt Scholarship awarded to:
Hanna L. Nichols – North High School (Sioux City, IA) for $5,000
The Gleeson Family Scholarship awarded to:
Amanda A. Torres – South Sioux City High School (South Sioux City, NE) for $5,000
The Norm Waitt Sr. Scholarship awarded to:
Gabriela Amador – South Sioux City High School (South Sioux City, NE) for $5,000
The Carolyn Goodwin Scholarship awarded to:
Gerardo Guerrero – West High School (Sioux City, IA) for $5,000
The Bernstein Family Scholarship awarded to:
Tayla S. Schager – East High School (Sioux City, IA) for $5,000
The Elk Point – Jefferson Scholarship awarded to:
Conner J. Kneip – Elk Point – Jefferson High School (Elk Point, SD) for $5,000
The Sergeant Bluff – Luton Comm. School Foundation Scholarship awarded to:
Courtney N. Morrison – Sergeant Bluff – Luton High School (Sgt. Bluff, IA) for $5,000
2014 KIND WORLD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE:
$10,000 award to Kassitti A. Balomenos from East High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to John M. Becker from Heelan High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Derek X. Clayton from West High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Bryan Chavez from West High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Falmata G. Gishe from North High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Maire C. Grupp from West High School (Sioux City, IA)
$5,000 award to Riley J. Harder from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School (Sgt. Bluff, IA)
$10,000 award to Hailey M. Hinds from South Sioux City High School (South Sioux City, NE)
$10,000 award to Paige N. Kellogg from East High School (Sioux City, IA)
$5,000 award to Anna M. Koch from Bishop Heelan High School (Sioux City, IA)
$5,000 award to Taryn M. Jansen from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School (Sgt. Bluff, IA)
$10,000 award to Jenna K. Lee from North High School (Sioux City, IA)
$5,000 award to Yvette M. Luna from Dakota Valley High School (North Sioux City, SD)
$5,000 award to Ronald K. Nash from East High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Nicole R. Page from North High School (Sioux City, IA)
$10,000 award to Esther E. Peralez from South Sioux City High School (South Sioux City, NE)
Lawton Centennial Scholarship was awarded to two students Mitchel J. Masching and Blake F. Sappingfield both from Lawton – Bronson Community Schools in the amount of $250.
The Nancy Conway Luikart Music Scholarship awarded a scholarship for the first time this to Alexis A. Larvick from West High School.
Macfarlane Family Scholarship awarded a scholarship to Jenna K. Lee – North High School for $500 and Levine Sheehan – West High School for $500.
Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship awarded a $500 scholarship Kari A. Hilbrands currently attending Northwestern College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Paul Lindberg Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Logan L. Ernst in the amount of $1,000 from Westwood High School.
The final two scholarship programs are the Sergeant Bluff – Luton Community School Foundation Scholarships and the Walt Fiegel Scholarships. Sergeant Bluff – Luton School Foundation awarded a total of 13 scholarships for $500 each to the following students: Andrew M. Dillman (Pioneer Auto scholarship), Sierra Brand, Riley Harder, Ashtin Hazel, Taryn Jansen, Hannah Jensen, Paige LaPlant, Courtney Morrison, Zalina Rostermundt, Shelbe Schlag, Sydney Smith, Allison Stockfleth, and Peyton Harms. The Walt Fiegel Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 16 area students. The students receiving the scholarships are from Dakota Valley High School– Aubrie Wauhob; Bishop Heelan High School – Tyler Cropley and Brenna Sweeney; Sergeant Bluff High School – Courtney Morrison; East High School students: Kassitti Balomenos, Brooke Daane, Hannah Ingram, Paige Kellog, Chase Kern, Anna Larson and Lauren Tidwell. Graduating from West High School, scholarship recipients are Olivia Flannery, Gerardo Guerrero, Sheehan Levine, Xiomara Santana and Isabelle Whitead.
Congratulations students on all of your accomplishments!
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