Applications available for Shirley Sorbe Scholarship

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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 for the Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship is March 15. Scholarship applications have been sent to guidance counselors at all area high schools. They can also be obtained by contacting Nelda Nelson at 712-732-5545 or by emailing and an application form will be returned via email.

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. Interest on this fund each year will be used to fund the scholarship program. The scholarship winner will be named this spring and the money presented later this year.