Recent Scholarship Recipients

In 2019, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded over $85,000 in scholarships to students in recognition of their achievements, unique needs and special talents so they can pursue a higher education.

Congratulations to the following students for scholarships awarded in 2019:

All-McKinley Alumni Association Scholarship
Mya Alexander, All McKinley Middle School
Selena Glubka, All McKinley Middle School
Lane Baxter, All McKinley Middle School

Besong Family Scholarship
Miguel Jacobo, Washington High School

Bob V. Bengtson Good Citizen Award & Scholarship Fund Scholarship
Avery Murray, Truman Elementary School

Chief Justice Ward Reynoldson Scholarship
Diana Sagastizado, Clarke High School

College Opportunity Scholarship
Supported by College Club of Cedar Rapids Scholarship Fund and Henry and Sara Katz Foundation Fund
Alexander Kilburg, Xavier High School
Kylie Sacquitne-Darrington, Kennedy High School
Hannah Carr, Jefferson High School
Abby Wahlert, Prairie High School
Paul Linville, Washington High School
Alejandra Scolaro, Linn Mar High School
Teegon Slaughter, Marion High School

Daybreak Rotary Legacy of Learning Scholarship
KJ Schmidt

DeBoom Memorial Scholarship
Sydney Hawkins, Washington High School

Delaware County Fish & Game Protective Association Scholarship
Emma Ehlers, Edgewood Colesburg
Caleb Kehrli, West Delaware High School
JoAnna Voss, West Delaware High School

Drew Wall Scholarship
Justin DeCoste, Kennedy High School

Francis McMann Scholarship
Smith Family Scholarship Fund
Jack Bickel, Washington High School

Glenn & Mary Wendler Scholarship
Mason Rahe, Marion High School

Glidden Community Service Scholarship
Charles and Edith Glidden Fund
Vanessa Kotouc, Center Point High School
Andrew Louwagie, Mt Vernon High School
Carley Beck, Xavier High School
Sarah Poyer, Kennedy High School
Esther Nishimwe, Jefferson High School
Hannah Lowry, Prairie High School
Emma Barton-Norris, Washington High School
Akash Gururaja, Linn Mar High School
Adeline Shindelar, Marion High School

Joe Corbin Memorial Scholarship
JoAnna Voss, West Delaware High School
Carly Montz, North Cedar High School
Megan Inman, Ames High School

Kalous Opportunity Scholarship
Elisha Lewis, Cedar Valley Christian School
Annie Rhomberg, Mt Vernon High School
Avery Campbell, Xavier High School
Ryan Carlson, Kennedy High School
Noella Kabula, Jefferson High School
Payton Akers, Prairie High School
Olivia Kennedy, Washington High School
Vicky Wang, Linn Mar High School
Sierra Cochran, Marion High School

Kelley Scholarship at Lisbon High School
Mallory Burgener, Central A & M High School
Brandon Black, Central A & M High School
Erin Forlines, Central A & M High School
Rachel Ross, Lisbon High School
Maisie Butteris, Lisbon High School
Hagen Waters, Lisbon High School

Kenneth and Charlotte Brown Scholarship
Brie Sperfslage, Alburnett High School
Andrew Phelps, Alburnett High School

Kleiman Family Scholarship
Jonah Gray, Washington High School

Komensky Society Scholarship
Sydney Hancox, Prairie High School
Samantha Schrantz, Lisbon High School
Ryanne Trpkosh, Prairie High School
Ryan Clark, Mt Vernon High School

Lavenz Memorial InCourage Scholarship
Lydia Kilgore, Kennedy High School

Merveaux Academic Excellence Scholarship
Nina and Victor Merveaux Scholarship Fund
Jenna Neighbor, Alburnett High School
Elizabeth Sperfslage, Alburnett High School
Anna Garbe, Xavier High School
Allyson Steffensmeier, Kennedy High School
Raquel Wilhelm, Jefferson High School
Ryanne Trpkosh, Prairie High School
David Hebrink, Washington High School
Hannah Smith, Linn Mar High School
Maleah Ford-Mehaffy, Marion High School

Norma Wenzel Scholarship
Smith Family Scholarship Fund
Sydney Wakeham, Washington High School

O.J.& Viola N. Elsenbast Scholarship
Emma Heinrichs, Graettinger Terril High School

Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship
Mitchell Louwagie, Mt Vernon High School
Quinn Schulte, Xavier High School
Emma Lassen, Jefferson High School
McKenna Maus, Kennedy High School
Luke Neighbor, Alburnett High School
Peter Lande, Prairie High School
Chloe Hamer, Washington High School
Alexandra AbouAssaly, Linn Mar High School
Dalton Cannon, Marion High School

Ralph Plagman Scholarship
Madison Bartlett, Washington High School

Reeder Memorial Scholarship
Mary Estes, Metro High School
Laxmi Basnet, Kennedy High School
Cecilia Bwanakweri, Jefferson High School
Eko Manson, Washington High School

Robert K. Dennis Scholarship
Molly Milder, Lone Tree High School

Stephen Bonfig Memorial Scholarship
Carolyn Conlon, Wahlert High School

Virgil and Eleanor Bowser Memorial Scholarship
Caleb Christiansen, Springville High

William & Patricia Buss Scholarship
Brock Farley, Denver High School
Carter Herbst, Denver High School
Sarah Steege, Denver High School