Ruth & Tom Schuldt Scholarship

Application Available: November 1
Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April 15

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

This scholarship is a part of the SCF common application.  Click here to apply.