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Written by Jamie Lange
Friday, 17 February 2012 15:31
Applications are now being accepted for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides $2,000 for two-year community college or $4,000 for four-year college/university. Interested high school graduating seniors at Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley Community High School are encouraged to apply by March 2, 2012. Finalists are required to complete an in person interview with the selection committee. The scholarship is open to students meeting the criteria below.
• Be a graduating senior at Pleasant Valley Community High School or Bettendorf High School
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 after seven semesters of high school
• Exemplify Carl Schillig’s spirit and interests
• Plan to attend a two-year or four-year college upon graduation
Deadline: March 2, 2012
How to apply: Applications are available online or in the guidance counselors offices at Pleasant Valley Community High School or Bettendorf High School
About Carl D. Schillig:
Carl Schillig, a student at Pleasant Valley High School, was 15 years old when he died in a car-pedestrian accident while participating in the Civil War Reenactment at the Village of East Davenport, Sept. 17, 1994. Carl was active in numerous school, community and church activities. The memorial fund was established by Carl’s family to perpetuate his memory and enthusiasm for life by providing college scholarships to graduates of Pleasant Valley. The first scholarship was awarded in 1998. In 2002, the scholarship award was extended to include graduates of Bettendorf High School
About the scholarship:
The scholarship was first awarded to 1998 graduates of Pleasant Valley High School. (Carl’s intended year
of graduation) In 2002, it was extended to graduates of Bettendorf High School. The scholarship is given to a
student with at least a 2.3 grade point average who exemplifies Carl’s spirit through participation in a variety of
school, community and church-related activities. Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee
in each school.
Funding for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship is generated from proceeds from the annual Labor Day Run with Carl held in Bettendorf, IA.
To download a scholarship form and for a listing of past scholarship recipients, please visit runwithcarl.com/node/3. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 2, 2012.