Foundation Programs

EllisADAM D. ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2014 by the family in loving memory of Adam.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating Dakota Valley High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, South Dakota; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; must have participated in work, extracurricular school and/or community activities.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Three (3) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Adam D. Ellis Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Akron-Westfield High School in Akron, IA; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and be involved in extracurricular activities.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities, and financial need.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcript

Akron Community Foundation Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


BEN UHL & SARAH MURRAY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: Ben Uhl and Sarah Murray established their family scholarship in 2020 because they were compelled to begin a legacy that would further personal advancement and education for their employees and their families, customers and the community members from areas in which their businesses are located.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university to obtain a 4-year academic degree.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from a high school located in the following counties: Woodbury, Cherokee and Plymouth Counties in Iowa or Wayne County in Nebraska. Applicants must be pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as involvement while in high school, extracurricular activities, community service activities, and work experience. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript

Ben Uhl & Sarah Murray Family Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


BOYLE ENDOWMENT FOR NURSING STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Boyle Endowment for Nursing Studies is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2001 by Boyle Companies in order to promote the study of Nursing at the community level.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education to prepare them for a career in the field of Nursing or Nursing Home Administration.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a high school located in Creston, Onawa, Rock Rapids or Shenandoah, IA or North Platte, NE.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, ACT/SAT test scores, school and/or community service activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Essay
  • Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
  • Official high school transcript

Boyle Endowment for Nursing Studies Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


CLIFFORD E. PERRY SCHOLARSHIP 

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established by the Clifford E. Perry Trust, within the Hinton Community School District Foundation (HCSDF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year institution including a technical or trade program.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Hinton High School in Hinton, IA and attending a technical or trade school. No GPA requirement.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as hidden potential, unique circumstances, academics and school/community/family activities.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Minimum $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcript

Clifford E. Perry Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Cloy Olhausen

Cloy Olhausen

CLOY & CONNIE OLHAUSEN SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Cloy & Connie Olhausen Scholarship was established within the Hartley Community Foundation (HCF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a nursing degree at a post-secondary educational institution.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0), be pursuing a nursing degree, and be graduating high school seniors from one of the following schools:

• Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School in Hartley, IA
• Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Sibley, IA
• Sheldon High School in Sheldon, IA
• South O’Brien High School in Paullina, IA.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Maximum of $7,500.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• First two pages of parents’/guardians’ most current U.S. Income Tax Return (Form 1040)
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Acceptance Letter from the nursing program
• Official high school transcript

Cloy & Connie Olhausen Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


185th angCOL. V. THOMAS CONSIDINE SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2001 by family and friends in loving memory of Col. V. Thomas Considine.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at a college/university or vocational/technical institute to obtain a trade, associate, or academic degree.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: High school seniors who (1) are children or other legal dependents of a currently active member of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard unit headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa; (2) are children or other legal dependents of a retired member of the 185th; (3) are a member of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard; (4) have enlisted in the 185th Iowa Air National Guard prior to this scholarship application’s due date of February 15.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript
• Signed letter of eligibility from the 185th NCOIC Military Personnel Flight

Col. V Thomas Considine Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


turner picCURTIS R. TURNER PLTW SCHOLARSHIP

BACKGROUND: The Curtis R. Turner PLTW Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends in his memory. Mr. Turner taught the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program at Sioux City East High School for 10 years.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist student education in the engineering field.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Distribution is annually awarded to a designated non-profit organization.

 


Dr. Roger and Anita Wendt

Dr. Roger F. and Anita R. Wendt

DR. ROGER F. & ANITA R. WENDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Dr. Roger F. and Anita R. Wendt Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2011 by family and friends in loving memory of Anita and Dr. Wendt. He spent 9 years as a teacher in the Sioux City Community School District and 35 five years in administration. He proudly served the students and their families for 44 years before retiring in 2002. After retirement, Roger was elected a State Representative and Anita acted as his clerk. Anita was an active community member until her death in 2018. With Anita family and friends always came first but she valued education at all levels.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist seniors graduating from Sioux City public high schools in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university in the field of education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from East, North, or West High School in Sioux City, Iowa; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; and must be pursuing a degree in the field of education.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Dr. Roger and Anita Wendt Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Shirley Hiller

Shirley Hiller

DUANE & SHIRLEY HILLER STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determination: April

BACKGROUND: The Duane & Shirley Hiller Student Athlete Scholarship Fund is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2009 by family and friends.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating seniors at West Monona High School or Kingsley-Pierson High School in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from either West Monona High School or Kingsley-Pierson High School that have been involved in school sponsored sports for each of their four (4) years while in high school and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 (out of 4.0). Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited educational institution located in Iowa, Nebraska, or South Dakota.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance, participation in extracurricular & community activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Three (3) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Duane & Shirley Hiller Student Athlete Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Maxwell-original-BWE.E & HELEN MAXWELL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The E.E. and Helen Maxwell Family Scholarship was established in 2019 by E.E. and Helen. They established this endowed scholarship to give back to the community in which they have resided for many years.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist seniors graduating from Woodbury Central High School in Moville, IA in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Woodbury Central High School in Moville, Iowa; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. The student must be attending Iowa State University in Ames, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls or the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as good character, participation in extracurricular & community activities, and/or work history.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $5,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

E.E. & Helen Maxwell Family Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


EMPIRICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2015 by Beef Products Inc now known as empirical, inc.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a 30 mile radius of Sioux City, IA to include Nebraska and South Dakota; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT 1100, and must have participated in part time or full time work, volunteer work outside of school, or a combination of work and volunteer (minimum of 10 hours per week) during his/her high school experience.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, extracurricular activities including school related organizations, groups, clubs, teams, sports etc.,  and/or community service activities and work experience.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $2,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcript

empirical Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


EUGENE WINDESHAUSEN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Eugene Windeshausen Annual Scholarship was established in 2015 by Patricia Windeshausen in memory of her husband Eugene. “Mr. W”, as Eugene was lovingly referred to, spent 35 years in the Sioux City Community School District as a teacher and principal retiring in 2001.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to a deserving graduating senior from West High School located in Sioux City, Iowa in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. All applicants should be needs-based and show great personal potential.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from West High School in Sioux City, Iowa and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on financial need, with consideration for students’ personal accomplishments and characteristics. Other factors considered include an applicant’s extracurricular activities and community service record. Special consideration is given to students pursing a post-secondary education at a technical or trade school. Academic achievement is not a weighted selection criteria for this scholarship award.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $2,500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Essay
  • First two pages of your parents’/guardians’ (or your) most current U.S. Income Tax Return (Form 1040)
  • Official high school transcript

Eugene Windeshausen Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Captain Al Haynes - Flight 232 Scholarship Fund

Captain Al Haynes

FLIGHT CREW (UNITED 232) SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established by the flight crew of United 232 in appreciation of Siouxland’s valiant rescue and recovery efforts during the aftermath of the United Airlines Flight 232 incident on July 19, 1989.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education to prepare them for a career in the medical/health science field.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from a high school located within the Siouxland tri-state area (approximate 50-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa). Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical/health science field (i.e., nurse; physician; physician’s assistant; radiological, medical, or surgical technologist; lab technician; physical or occupational therapist, etc.) at one of the following Sioux City, Iowa, post-secondary educational institutions: Briar Cliff University, Morningside College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, or St. Luke’s College.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, ACT/SAT test scores, school and/or community service activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $2,500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


GWCC_new logo with textGREAT WEST CASUALTY COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: Mid-April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established by Great West Casualty Company in 1995 to assist children or other legal dependents of active full-time regular employees of any ORI Great West Holdings, Inc. subsidiary corporation in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be the son or daughter of a currently active full-time person employed by any ORI Great West Holdings, Inc. subsidiary corporation for a minimum of one year prior to the date of the scholarship application. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as above-average scholastic performance while in high school, class rank, ACT/SAT test scores, and essay evaluation. Applicants must have applied or been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary educational institution located within the United States. Priority consideration will be given to those attending a four-year college/university.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,500, renewable for $500 if criteria is met.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Great West Casualty Company Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


North starsHERROLD “MR. A.” ASMUSSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2002 in memory of Herrold “Mr. A” Asmussen, who taught biology and coached at Central High School and North High School for 38 years. “Mr. A.” received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morningside College and took graduate studies at the University of Southern California, University of Alaska and the University of South Dakota. He graduated from the Yosemite Field School of Natural History. He served as a ranger naturalist in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks, and founded a youth workshop study program at the White River National Forest in Colorado.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating North high School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at a college/university or vocational/technical institute to obtain an associate or academic degree.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa, that are pursuing a career in the field of science (i.e., genetics, biology, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, biochemistry, geology, zoology, environmental science, marine science, horticulture).

SELECTION: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, ACT/SAT test scores, school and/or community service activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• One (1) “Character Counts” recommendation
• Official high school transcript

Herrold “Mr. A” Asmussen Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Jonathan-David-PhillipsJONATHAN DAVID PHILLIPS PERFORMING ARTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2016 by his family and friends in loving memory of Jonathan.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating South Sioux City High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education in the field of performing arts.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from South Sioux City High School in South Sioux City, Nebraska; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; and must have participated in performing arts extracurricular school and/or community activities. “Performing arts” includes but is not limited to theatre, music, band, orchestra and dance. Applicants must be seriously considering future participation in or a career in the performing arts or a career in the teaching of the performing arts.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as performing arts experience, scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Jonathan David Phillips Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


John HeuckJOHN C. HEUCK SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations:  April

BACKGROUND: The John C. Heuck Scholarship was established by family in honor of John Heuck and is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university to obtain a 2 or 4-year academic degree. In honor of Mr. Heuck, applicants must be pursuing a career in agriculture business or related field.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0), be pursuing a career in agriculture business or related field, and be graduating seniors from a high school in one of the following counties: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickenson, Emmet, O’Brien, Osceola or Palo Alto.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, participation in school/agriculture activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:
• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

John C. Heuck Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Lester pictureJOSHUA M. LESTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Joshua M. Lester Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends in his memory. Joshua graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School. He will always be remembered for his contagious smile and knowing how to make things better for others.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Bishop Heelan Catholic High School graduating seniors in realizing their dreams of going to college to pursue a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa; and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, participation in extracurricular school activities, community service, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Joshua M. Lester Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Linder pictureKAREN LINDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2008 by family and friends in loving memory of Karen who was killed in a tragic car accident in 2007.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating North High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited four-year college/university.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; and must have participated in Fine Arts extracurricular school and/or community activities.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Karen Linder Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


typewriterKAREN A. LUKEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

FORMERLY KNOWN AS GREATER SIOUX CITY PRESS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: December 1
Final Determinations: Mid-December

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2005 by the Greater Sioux City Press Club to provide assistance for college students pursuing a career in Mass Communication or Journalism.  The name was changed to Karen A. Luken in honor of her commitment to mass communications.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in college that has declared a major in the Mass Communication Department or Journalism. Qualifying institutions include Briar Cliff University, Buena Vista University, Dordt College, Morningside University, Northeast Community College, Northwestern College, University of South Dakota and Wayne State College. Applicant must be a full-time student with a 3.0 minimum G.P.A.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on written essay, letter of recommendation, and sample(s) of work from the field of study.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, (past recipients must re-apply each year)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the December 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• 250 word essay on why you are studying journalism/Mass Communication
• One letter of recommendation from a departmental professor of your major
• Official transcript of grades
• One to three sample(s) of your work (provide a link to your on-line portfolio)

Karen A. Luken Memorial Scholarship Application


Kind World 110KIND WORLD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2008 by the Kind World Foundation. The Kind World Foundation is a private family foundation originally established by Norman W. Waitt, Jr. as a means of sharing his business success with others. Norm grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School in 1972 and from Morningside College in 1986. Prior to the establishment of Waitt Radio, Waitt Outdoor & Gold Circle Films, he and his brother, Ted, co-founded the computer company, Gateway 2000, Inc. in 1986. Although now headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Kind World Foundation is continuing its commitment and concern for the Siouxland community.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Siouxland graduating high school seniors in realizing their dreams of going to college to pursue a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from East High School, North High School, West High School, or Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa; Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, South Dakota; Elk-Point Jefferson High School in Elk Point, South Dakota; or South Sioux City Senior High School in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0).

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, community service, work history, financial need, special circumstances or hardships overcome, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Awards range from $2,500 to $40,000.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• First two pages of your parents’/guardians’ (or your) most current U.S. Income Tax Return (Form 1040)
• Essay
• Three (3) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript
• One (1) wallet-size photo

Kind World Foundation Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


LAWTON-BRONSON EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship was established in 2019 by the newly formed Lawton-Bronson Education Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating Lawton-Bronson High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Lawton-Bronson High School located in Lawton, Iowa, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0).

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipient is based on character, school and/or community service activities, scholastic performance, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the noon, February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendation
• Official high school transcript

Lawton-Bronson Education Foundation Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Lawton-Bronson EaglesLAWTON CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2005 by the Lawton Centennial Committee with money remaining from the community’s fundraising to commemorate Lawton’s 100 year history.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating Lawton-Bronson High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Lawton-Bronson High School located in Lawton, Iowa, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0).

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, ACT/SAT test scores, school and/or community service activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $250, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• One (1) “Character Counts” recommendation
• Official high school transcript

Lawton Centennial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Winifred Macfarlane

Winifred Macfarlane

MACFARLANE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Macfarlane Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Winifred H. Macfarlane and is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating Sioux City high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a public or parochial high school located in Sioux City, Iowa, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0). Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, community service, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Macfarlane Family Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


mercy logoMERCY MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2007 by the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Siouxland area college/university juniors that are enrolled in a four-year undergraduate B.S.N. program to pursue a career in nursing.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicant must be a Siouxland area college/university junior enrolled in a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Briar Cliff University, Morningside College, or Northwestern College. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in college.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance, school and/or community service activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) recommendations
• Official college transcript

Mercy Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


Luikart pictureNANCY CONWAY LUIKART MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Nancy Luikart Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.  This scholarship fund was established in 2005 by her family. Nancy was a well known mezzo-soprano soloist and vocal music teacher for thirty years.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist West, East or North High School graduating seniors in realizing their dreams of going to college to pursue a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from West, East or North High School in Sioux City, Iowa; and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and have been involved in music.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, participation in music, extracurricular school activities, community service, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Nancy Conway Luikart Music Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


westwoodPAUL LINDBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations:  April

BACKGROUND: The Paul Lindberg Memorial Scholarship was established by the Westwood Education Foundation in memory of Paul Lindberg and is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating Westwood High School seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university to obtain a 2 or 4-year academic degree. In memory of Mr. Lindberg, applicants must be pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or engineering.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0), be pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or engineering, and be graduating seniors from Westwood High School in Sloan, IA.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, participation in school activities, work history, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Official high school transcript

Paul Lindberg Memorial Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


BrownRICHARD M. BROWN AND SIMA J. BROWN USD KNUDSON SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOLARSHIP, IN HONOR OF GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM

Application Deadline: March 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Richard M. Brown and Sima J. Brown University of South Dakota Knudson Law School Scholarship in honor of Governor Kristi Noem was established in 2021. Richard Brown established this scholarship in memory of his late wife Sima. Dr. Brown also wanted to honor Governor Kristi Noem for her advocacy of personal responsibility.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist students in their pursuit of a law degree at the University of South Knudson School of Law in Vermillion, SD.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be a resident of South Dakota and accepted into the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law in Vermillion, South Dakota.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipient is based on undergraduate degree scholastic performance evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Three years of full tuition and fees at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. If awarded student must maintain good academic standing.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by Noon, March 1 and include the following:
• Completed online application
• Copy of official undergraduate transcript

Richard M. Brown and Sima J. Brown USD Knudson School of Law Scholarship Application–Available Dec. 1


RUTH & TOM SCHULDT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: Siblings Ruth Mae Schuldt and Thomas Frederick Schuldt were raised in the Moville, IA, area by their parents Henry and Laura (Mae) Schuldt. Both Ruth and Tom attended (then) Moville Independent School. Ruth was a valedictorian graduate in 1943; Tom left school in the fall of 1961, his senior year, to enlist in the U.S. Navy and also served in the Coast Guard. Ruth eventually worked in the life insurance industry, specializing in administration and life insurance investments. After years of military service, Tom returned to the Moville area where he and Ruth ultimately owned and managed their parents’ farmland. In their later years, both Ruth and Tom resided together in a modest house in the Morningside area of Sioux City. Both exemplified the ideals of being forthright, humble, hardworking, frugal and caring people. It was their wish to donate their life savings and proceeds from the sale of their property to Woodbury Central High School in Moville, and to area “cancer, heart, Alzheimer’s and blind children charities.” Modest to the end, neither Ruth or Tom wanted any acclaim for their generous donations, which will have a tremendous impact the lives of Siouxlanders from all walks of life for decades to come.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Woodbury Central High School graduating high school seniors in realizing their dreams of going to college to pursue a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Woodbury Central High School in Moville, Iowa. Applicants must be pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, extracurricular activities, community service activities, and work experience. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Multiple awards ranging from $10,000-$20,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• First two pages of your parents’/guardians’ (or your) most current U.S. Income Tax Return (Form 1040)
• Essay
• Official high school transcript
• One (1) wallet-size photo

Ruth & Tom Schuldt Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


SOLID & WATTENBERG SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April

BACKGROUND: The Solid and Wattenberg Scholarship was established in 2020. Mary Sharon Wells (Wattenberg) was compelled to begin a fund to honor her late husband, David E. Wattenberg and his mother, Eva (Solid) Wattenberg. The Solid family owned farmland in the Sloan, Iowa area. The scholarship will help graduating seniors from Westwood High School pursue a post-secondary education.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors from Westwood High School in Sloan, Iowa, in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university to obtain a 2 or 4-year academic degree.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Westwood High School in Sloan, Iowa. Applicants must be pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university. No GPA requirement.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as involvement while in high school, extracurricular activities, community service activities, essay and work experience.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript

Solid & Wattenberg Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


TRISTATE GRADUATE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: November 1
Final Determinations: 1st week December

BACKGROUND: The Tristate Graduate Center Scholarship is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established in 2015 from the Tristate Graduate Center endowment fund upon the Center’s dissolution.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Siouxland area  students that are enrolled in a Master of Social Work program.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicant must be a Siouxland area college/university student enrolled in a MSW program at or through an accredited college/university within a 100 mile radius of Sioux City, IA. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in college.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance, school and/or community service activities, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, not renewable but a student may reapply yearly if they meet the eligibility criteria.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the November 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Copy of college transcript
• Copy of class registration

Tristate Graduate Center Scholarship Application


walt Feigel picUSS SIOUX CITY EDUCATIONAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Application Deadline: March 1
Final Determinations: Summer

BACKGROUND: This funding assistance program was established in 2019 by the USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to assist USS Sioux City Crew Members and their families with qualified educational expenses.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be crew members on the USS Sioux City at the time of the application submission.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Variable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the March 1 deadline and must include the following:

      • Completed online application
      • Documentation for reimbursement

USS Sioux City EFAP Application Link-Available Dec. 1


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Lwakefield2EO ROBERT CLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This is a scholarship fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical, or other post-secondary institution.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics and extra-curricular school activities, involvement with community and church activities, and a demonstrated respectful yet independent spirit.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• One (1) “Character Counts” recommendation
• Essay

WCF – Clough Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


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wakefield2MARVIN BORG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This is a scholarship fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical, or other post-secondary institution. Applicants must be pursuing an agriculture major.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics (minimum GPA of 2.0) and extracurricular school activities, involvement with church and community activities, and work history.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Essay

WCF – Borg Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


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wakefield2MERLIN “LEFTY” OLSON SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This is a scholarship fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical, or other post-secondary institution. Priority will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the field of business.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics, and volunteer contributions to school and community.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• Essay

WCF – Olson Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


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wakefield2WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This is a scholarship fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical, or other post-secondary institution.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics (minimum 2.0 GPA) and extra-curricular school activities, involvement with community and church activities, and leadership.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• Essay

WCF – Community Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


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Tom Borg - Wakefield High School Class of 1955

Tom Borg – Wakefield High School Class of 1955

WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1955 SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: 1st week April

BACKGROUND: This is a scholarship fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation. The members of Wakefield High School Class of 1955 have completely funded this scholarship program to provide educational opportunities for Wakefield’s youth.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or trade school in pursuit of a two or four year trade, associate, or academic degree. The applicant must have completed the 10th, 11th and 12th grades at Wakefield High School.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics (minimum 2.0 GPA) and involvement with extra-curricular school and community activities.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000,  not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Essay

WCF – 1955 Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


WALT FIEGEL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: Mid-April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship fund was established in 2004 by Sioux City East High School alumni in memory of long-time coach Walt Fiegel to perpetuate his spirit and positive influence on youth.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at a college/university or vocational/technical institute to obtain a trade, associate, or academic degree.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from East High School, North High School, West High School, or Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa; Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; or Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, South Dakota.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $2,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Essay
• Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
• Official high school transcript

Walt Fiegel Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1


WESTWOOD SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: End of April

BACKGROUND: This scholarship was established by the Westwood School Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at an accredited college/university.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Westwood Community High School in Sloan, IA; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and be involved in extracurricular activities.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as scholastic performance while in high school, school and/or community service activities.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the noon, February 1 deadline and must include the following:

      • Completed online application
      • Essay
      • Two (2) “Character Counts” recommendations
      • Official high school transcript

Westwood School Foundation Scholarship Application-Available Dec. 1