Recent Scholarship Recipients

In 2021, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded over $100,000 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 2021:

All-McKinley Alumni Association Scholarship
Aaron Butikofer, McKinley Middle School
Eloise Prince, McKinley Middle School
Frances Stilwell, McKinley Middle School
Louis Dew, McKinley Middle School

Bob V. Bengtson Good Citizenship Award & Scholarship
Karis Johnson, Truman Elementary School

Besong Family Scholarship
Travell Wright, Washington High School

Virgil and Eleanor Bowser Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Stejskal, Springville High School

Buss STEM Scholarship
Ben Foelske, Denver High School
Kylee Mrzlak, Denver High School

Buss Vo-Tech Scholarship
Emily Herbst, Denver High School

Calvin & Christina Moore Scholarship
Maddison Bulman, Jefferson High School

Chief Justice Ward Reynoldson Scholarship
Lauren Mickle, Clarke High School

College Opportunity Scholarship
Supported by College Club of Cedar Rapids Scholarship Fund and Henry and Sara Katz Foundation Fund
Arayah Westmoreland, Washington High School
Bailey Hunt, Center Point-Urbana HS
Elizabeth Bagby, Kennedy High School
Jack Ward, Xavier High School
Jillian Thies, Prairie High School
Kadence Kincaid, Jefferson High School
Lucas Unsen, Marion High School
Madelyn Stepanek, North Linn High School
Max Wolfe, Linn-Mar High School

DeBoom Memorial Scholarship
Ella Shaw, Washington High School

Delaware County Fish & Game Scholarship
Charles Rich, West Delaware HS
Gracee Brooks, West Delaware HS
Jared Voss, West Delaware HS
Kieran Monaghan, West Delaware HS
Natalie Kehrli, West Delaware HS

Drew Wall Scholarship
Conner Ohnesorge, Kennedy High School
Ian Freeze, Kennedy High School

Francis McMann Scholarship
Smith Family Scholarship Fund
Elise Fashimpaur, Washington High School

Glidden Community Service Scholarship
Charles and Edith Glidden Fund
David Reisner, Marion High School
Grace AbouAssaly, Linn-Mar High School
Jordyn Cory Kennedy, High School
Justin Korbel, Xavier High School
Kiah Kilburg, Lisbon High School
Lindsey Barnes, Prairie High School
Nicolas Ryan, Washington High School
Olivia Kimbro, Jefferson High School

Kalous Opportunity Scholarship
Adeline Finley, Marion High School
Amelia Nakurutimana, Prairie High School
Casie Meyer, Kennedy High School
Celestte Aura Orellana, Jefferson High School
Colin Battien, Xavier High School
Ella Toms, Washington High School
Owen Sauser, Linn-Mar High School
Paige Roos, Lisbon High School

Kelley Family Scholarship
Ella Forlines, Central A & M High School
Emma Beck, Central A & M High School
Julia Braundmeier, Central A & M High School
Cassandra Ross, Lisbon High School

Kleiman Family Scholarship
Stacey Sloan, Marion High School

Klima Academic Excellence Scholarship
Kyle Lassen, Jefferson High School

Komensky Society Scholarship
Elizabeth Stejskal, Springville High School
Stephanie Allen, Xavier High School
Tanner Shindelar, Marion High School
Tanner Carl Schoulte, Kennedy High School

LaVenz Memorial InCourage Scholarship
Lauren Gray, Kennedy High School

Merveaux Academic Excellence Scholarship
Nina and Victor Merveaux Scholarship Fund
 Abigail Pape, Kennedy High School
Cruz Branna, Jefferson High School
Emma Fritcher, Central City High School
Kaitlyn Steffen, Xavier High School
Maddie Steffen, Marion High School
MyKayla Davis, Washington High School
Riley Coulter, Prairie High School
Sierra Davis, Center Point-Urbana HS
Venkat Gadde, Linn-Mar High School

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

O.J.& Viola N. Elsenbast Scholarship
Grace Olesen, Graettinger Terril High School

Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship
Alex Koppes, Springville High School
Andrew Bickford, Prairie High School
Dylan Davis, Marion High School
Gabriel Kelley, Jefferson High School
Isabella Blocklinger, Washington High School
Kacey Davis, Kennedy High School
Lexi King, Linn-Mar High School
Megan Pearson, Springville High School
Rylee Beardsworth, Xavier High School

Prairie Golf Scholarship
Dawson Revers, Prairie High School

Ralph Plagman Scholarship
Arayah Westmoreland, Washington High School

Reeder Memorial Scholarship
Francine Tshibwila, Kennedy High School
Jonathan Alexander, Carrick Metro High School
Karimah Brown, Washington High School
Pendeza Budederi, Jefferson High School

Robert K. Dennis Scholarship
Ryan Werbach, Lone Tree High School

Stephen Bonfig Memorial Scholarship
Brock Moroney, Wahlert High School

Washington Alumni Scholarship
Abagael O’Connell, Washington High School
Abigail Throndson, Washington High School
Chloe Malone, Washington High School
DayMarcus Hare, Washington High School
Deon Harrison, Washington High School
Francoise Swedi, Washington High School
Jessie Koozer, Washington High School
Kaylee Herr, Washington High School
Priya Kearney, Washington High School
Sofia Burke, Washington High School