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Scholarships available

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

P.E.O. Scholarship for Storm Lake senior girls

Applications are now available for the Storm Lake P.E.O. Scholarship. This $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a senior girl graduating this year from a Storm Lake High School and planning further education at a public or private college or university. Applications are available from the Guidance Office at Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School. The application deadline is Feb. 15. The P.E.O. Scholarship is sponsored by the four Storm Lake P.E.O. Chapters and recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

BV Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Buena Vista County Farm Bureau announces scholarship opportunities available to students through the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Buena Vista County Farm Bureau will be giving five scholarships this year to high school seniors in the amounts of $500, $400, and three $300 awards. The Iowa Farm Bureau will be presenting a total of fifty-four $1,000 scholarships. The IFBF scholarships are available to both high school seniors as well as those currently in college.

To make it easier for the students, Buena Vista County Farm Bureau will be utilizing the same scholarship application format used by the Iowa Farm Bureau so the students only need to fill out one form. These applications will be judged on the county level to determine the local winners and also judged using the state's criteria to select two applications to submit to the Iowa Farm Bureau for consideration.

An applicant for the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau scholarship must be a resident of the county and a member of a Farm Bureau family. They may be planning to attend either a four or two year schooling or college, vocational or technical school.

The completed form needs to be returned to the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau, Box 488, Storm Lake, IA 50588, by the March 1 deadline. Students may contact the school for an application form or the Farm Bureau office at 732-4004.

Applications open for Sorbe Scholarship

Application forms for the Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship are available at the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau office in Storm Lake. The Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school senior residing in Buena Vista county planning to attend a vocational school, college or university.

Deadline for applying is March 1. Scholarship applications have been sent to all the area high schools. They can also be obtained by contacting Nelda Nelson at the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau office, 1707 Lake Ave., Storm Lake or calling the Farm Bureau office, Ph. 732-4004.

The Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of Shirley Sorbe as a lasting tribute to an outstanding individual. She was a long-time resident of Buena Vista county having lived in the Alta and Rembrandt areas. She was an office assistant at the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau office in Storm Lake, starting her 39th year of employment when she passed away in 1995.

The amount of the scholarship is determined by the interest earned on funds established for this purpose. The scholarship winner will be named this spring.

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