The Moline Foundation awarded almost $21,000 in scholarships to 20 college-bound students this spring. The following scholarships were awarded:
Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship: Anna Henderson, Moline High School, $1,000.00. The scholarship provides funds to a female student graduating from Moline High School who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or pre-medicine. Henderson plans to attend University of Illinois, Champaign, IL to pursue a degree in Computer Science. Mrs. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years, retiring in 1994.
Lee Womack Memorial Scholarship: Molly Rumler, Moline High School, $1,000.00. The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate who plans to obtain a degree in education. Rumler plans to study Social Studies Education at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. The scholarship was established by Womack’s wife, Peggy and the Lee Womack Memorial Golf Outing Steering Committee. Annually since his death, a golf outing has been held in his memory to raise funds for a local charity. In 2004, the scholarship fund was established and is now administered by the Moline Foundation.
Moline High School Class of ’59: Justin Rumley and Elizabeth Ehlers, both graduates of Moline High School, $1,000.00 each. Rumley plans to major in Political Science at Black Hawk College, Moline IL. Ehlers plans to major in Business at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. The fund was established by the MHS Class of 1959 as a way to commemorate their 50th class reunion. Funds are raised by class members and volunteers through various fundraisers.
Maggie Webb Scholarship: Justin Rumley, Moline High School, $1,000.00. Rumley plans to major in Political Science at Black Hawk College, Moline, IL. The fund was established as a memorial to Maggie Webb, a 2001 graduate of Moline High School who was killed in December 2007 in a mass shooting at a retail store in an Omaha mall.
Clem T. Hanson Scholarship: Hannah Wright and Amelevi Tossou graduates of Moline High School, and Miguel Peralta, student at BlackHawk College $1,500.00 annually for the next four years. Wright plans to major in Community Health at University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Tossou plans to major in Nursing/Health Care at Black Hawk College, Moline, IL. Peralta plans to major in Computer Science at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA. The fund was established through the generosity of Clem T. Hanson (1901-1985), a former Moline businessman and community leader.
DARE Scholarship: Hannah Wright, Divya Joseph and Tanner Logan $1,000.00. The scholarship provides funds to Moline High School graduates based on academic merit, good citizenship, attendance, and active involvement in school and community. Wright plans to major in Community Health at University of IL, Champaign, IL. Joseph plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Logan plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy and attend Augustana College, Rock Island IL. The DARE scholarship is based upon the principles of the former DARE anti-drugs program in Moline-Coal Valley elementary schools.
Lee McAllister Scholarship: Molly Rumler, $1,000.00. The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate planning to major in education. Rumler plans to major in Social Studies Education at Illinois State University Normal, IL. This scholarship was established in memory of Lee McAllister who taught in Moline School District No. 40 from 1948 to 1981.
Stan Woods Scholarship: Katherine Finch, $1,000.00. The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate based on community involvement and leadership and academic achievement. Finch is attending University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. This scholarship was established in memory of Stan Woods who was a teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students in Moline School District No. 40. Former students, co-workers, parents, and the community have contributed to the Woods Scholarship Fund.
Srikanth Yerra Scholarship: Jessica Mendez, $1,000.00. This scholarship provides funds to a Moline School District graduate or community college student based on financial need and potential for future personal achievement. Mendez is majoring in Marketing at Loyola University, Chicago, IL. The family established this scholarship in memory of Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School.
Hazel Van Arsdale Scholarship: Amelevi Tossou, $1,000.00. Tossou is majoring in Nursing/Health Care and plans to attend Black Hawk College, Moline IL. The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduating senior based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement.
Sherrard Academic Foundation, through the Moline Foundation, awarded five scholarships to graduating seniors from Sherrard High School. Danica Stanfield, Preemption, IL, received a $1,000.00 Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois scholarship. Stanfield plans to major in Respiratory Care and attend Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Rock Island, IL. Chelsea Rae Munday, Davenport, IA, received a $1,000.00 scholarship. Munday plans to major in Biology and attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Grant Gingerich, Sherrard, IL, received a $1,000.00 scholarship. Gingerich plans to major in Pre-Med Biology and attend Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. Dylan Bishop, Matherville, IL, and Rachael Shull, New Windsor, IL, each received a $750.00 Wayne and Joyce Holdsworth Scholarship. Bishop plans to major in Electronics Engineering Technology at Hamilton Technical College, Davenport, IA. Shull plans to attend Black Hawk College, Moline, IL.
Anyone is welcome to contribute to any of the above scholarship funds. The donation will be noted as a charitable contribution.
The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which help the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities.
The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough counties in Illinois.