Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation

SB-L logoBACKGROUND: In 2008, the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation was established as an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

MISSION: The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation will generate resources to help assist in the development of world-class learners and to help the students of Sergeant Bluff-Luton Schools to become responsible citizens.

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PURPOSE: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding that supports its mission and to ensure that Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community Schools remain a leader in the State of Iowa by providing the students a unique learning experience. This experience can be obtained by utilizing the latest technology, building a curriculum path for every student and creating enhanced educational opportunities. The Foundation will also provide an avenue for community, staff, and alumni to preserve and enhance the district. This support will take the form of scholarships, grants, memorials, and endowment contributions.

The following members of the Advisory Board are responsible for governing the Foundation.

ADVISORY BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Andrea Johnson, Chair
Steve Lonneman, Vice Chair
Tawnya Becker, Secretary
Angie Van Otterloo, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

ADDITIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Amanda Tendel
Coy Weidner
Cyndi Nelson – Small Events Committee Chair
Deb Collins
Denise Winter
Erin Edlund – Marketing/Development/Alumni Committee Chair
Gretchin Harshfield
Jeff Gacke
Jennifer Rassel – Scholarship Review Committee Chair
Kevin VanDen Top
Kristin Kosmicki
Lori Klemme
Meg Jacobson – Grant Review Committee Chair
Rachel Zeleny
Sara Robinson
Tim Christiansen

We invite you to invest in our children and community. To continue its work, the Foundation needs help from people who care about the quality of education – people like you who are willing to commit their time and financial resources. Your support of the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation is an investment in our children and our community.

Gifts to the Foundation can be made in a variety of methods, including:
• Annual Gifts – annual giving to help support projects for teachers and students in that school year
• Direct Gifts – of cash or securities
• Endow or Establish – a scholarship fund to assist graduating Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School seniors
• Sponsor a Grant – a gift of $500 to sponsor a teacher mini-grant
• Memorial Gift – to honor deceased loved ones or friends
• Planned Giving – a donation through a bequest, trust, gift annuity, or life insurance

Contributions along with the Gift Form (here) may be mailed to:
Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation
c/o Siouxland Community Foundation
505 Fifth Street, Suite 412
Sioux City, IA 51101

Gifts can also be made online via credit card by clicking on one of the following links:
– For gifts to the General Endowment
–  For gifts to the Scholarship Endowment
– For gifts to the Education Enhancement Fund

There is so much more we’d like for you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to help provide support, contact our parent organization, the Siouxland Community Foundation at (712) 293-3303. Also follow our SB-L School Foundation Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest events.

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EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT GRANT – PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

Application Deadline: November 15

The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation strongly believes that our children are the future and that quality education is of paramount importance to their success.

To that end, the Foundation has led fundraising efforts to establish a fund known as the Education Enhancement Fund. Grants are awarded from the Fund to provide financial resources to teachers typically not available through traditional school or district sources.

The purpose of the Grant Program is to assist teachers by providing grants for INNOVATIVE classroom projects that improve student learning and make a positive, long-term impact in the classroom.

All Pre-K to 12th grade teachers and instructional staff that serve the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District are eligible to apply. All applications must be approved by the school’s principal.

Grants are limited to one grant per teacher per year, up to a maximum of $500 per teacher or a maximum of $1,500 for a team project of teachers. Grants can include funding for equipment, materials, and activities.

SB-L Educational Enhancement – Teacher Grant Application

2008-2021 SB-L Fdn Grant Awards


SB-L COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: Mid-April

PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist Sergeant Bluff-Luton graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Scholarships are available for:

  • students pursuing any post-secondary trade, associate, or academic degree / certification
  • students specifically pursuing a 2 year associate degree or trade school certification

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa with a minimum 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, good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, community service, leadership, work history, financial need, and essay evaluation.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Minimum of $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

Common Application/SB-L School Foundation Scholarship


SERGEANT BLUFF KIWANIS SILVER AND BLUE SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: April 1 at Noon
Final Determinations: Mid-April

BACKGROUND: The Kiwanis Silver & Blue Awards Program awards a $1,000 Scholarship and is administered by the Siouxland Community Foundation headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. This scholarship fund was established by the Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Club to promote community service.

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 seniors from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School located in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Completed a minimum of 35 hours per year of community service, for a total of 140 hours for all four years, grades 9-12.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on such factors as volunteer activities, organizations impacted by your service work and scholastic performance while in high school.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,000, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Paper applications will NOT be accepted. The online application must be submitted by noon, April 1 and must include the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Copies of all Community Service Verification Forms (Grades 9-12)
  • Official high school transcript

Kiwanis Silver and Blue Scholarship Application

Community Service Verification Form