Dollars for Scholars honors 34 seniors
Members of the Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars Chapter of Scholarship America announced scholarships for 34 seniors from Storm Lake High School and Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School in a ceremony Sunday. The awards total $44,900. This amount includes five $1200, 17 $900, and 12 $700 chapter scholarships generated through the Dollars for Scholars community campaign as well as 33 sponsored scholarships.
Chapter scholarships are funded by the generous contributions of individuals, families, local organizations, businesses, and interest from trust funds.
Sponsored scholarships are funded by local community service organizations, local businesses, and individuals who believe in encouraging and rewarding our youth. Scholarships reward students for academic achievement along with school and community involvement, activities, and employment during the school year.
A new scholarship this year is the Steve Tjaden Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to any student pursuing a career in mental health or social work.
Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars program is always looking for new members to join its board. For more information on the program, or to volunteer or donate funds, see www.stormlakedollarsforscholars.org. Information to sponsor a scholarship can be found on the site, too.
Scholarships presented during Sunday’s ceremony:
$1200 Chapter Scholarships:
Evie ALSaffar, Ariana Elsden, Benjamin Gallagher, Ellen Scully, and Jaxon Burton.
$900 Chapter Scholarships:
Carlos Diaz, Ethan Gasner, Carol Grace Riner, Jadyn Rydberg, Anna Rasasy, Holly Dierenfield, Mary Yanga, Anahi Garcia, Kevin Lopez, Benjamin Raveling, Marian Comparan, Mark Eddie, Jocelyn Ramos, Heidi Barron-Castillo, Oanh Lam, Chelsea Baccam, and Jaylen Saengchanpheng.
$700 Chapter Scholarships:
Juan Garcia, Margaret Stansberry, Alejandra Comparan Rodriguez, Crosby Chanthavisouk, Natalie Nieto, Keyon Hamilton, Leslie Ramirez, Mia Alvarez, Timothy Daniels, Issac Morales, Shaneytrice Cisneros, and Alan Flores.
Anna Rasasy- Anita Daniels Memorial $500
Jocelyn Ramos- Anita Daniels Memorial $500
Juan Garcia- Anne Gallagher Memorial $500
Ariana Elsden- Anne Gallagher Memorial $500
Jadyn Rydberg- Bernice Kolb Memorial $500
Oanh Lam- Bernice Kolb Memorial $500
Chelsea Baccam- Floyd and Dorcas Kallmer $500
Ariana Elsden- Frank T. & Joan L. Smith Memorial $300
Ethan Gasner- ISG $500
Holly Dierenfield- ISG $500
Ellen Scully- Joan Vilas Memorial $500
Ariana Elsden- Kristen Kelley Zoucha Catholic Leaders $500
Benjamin Raveling- Kyle Drey Memorial $500
Ariana Elsden- Marjorie Troxel Fratzke Memorial $500
Crosby Chanthavisouk- STARS Mentoring Program $300
Natalie Nieto- STARS Mentoring Program $300
Anahi Garcia- STARS Mentoring Program $300
Oanh Lam- STARS Mentoring Program $300
Shaneytrice Cisneros- STARS Mentoring Program $300
Evie ALSaffar- P.E.O. Scholarship $1000
Benjamin Raveling- Pat Fisher Memorial $500
Jadyn Rydberg- Porsch Family $500
Evie ALSaffar- Robert E. and Alice Mailliard Memorial $500
Jaxon Burton- Security Trust & Savings Bank $500
Carlos Diaz- Steve Tjaden Memorial Scholarship $500
Mary Yanga- SLCSD Administrative Team $300
Mary Yanga- Storm Lake Education Association $500
Benjamin Raveling- Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanis $300
Mark Eddie- Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanis $300
Evie ALSaffar- Storm Lake Rotary $350
Holly Dierenfield- Storm Lake Rotary $350
Holly Dierenfield- United Bank of Iowa $500
Kevin Lopez- United Community Health Center- $300