THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES Print
News Releases - Education & Schools
Written by Linda Martin   
Monday, 30 January 2012 15:43
Ten scholarships are now offered through the Moline Foundation. The following is a list of scholarships, criteria and deadlines:

1. Srikanth Yerra Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, $500 non-renewable
Must live within Moline School District No. 40 boundaries. Graduate of Class of 2012 or Community College student preparing to transfer to a 4 year college or university. Minimum 3.5 grade point. Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement.  Submit: Transcript, 3 letters of reference, brief essay (200 words) and Parents’ IRS 1040 tax form.

2. Lee McAllister Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, $1,000 non-renewable
Graduate from Moline High School Class of 2012, plan to major in education. Minimum 2.75 grade point. Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement, abilities, school & community activities and strong academic record. Submit: Transcript, 3 letters of reference, brief essay (200 words on “Why are you entering the field of education?”)

3. Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Amount and number of awards determined annually.  Graduate from Moline High School Class of 2012.  Minimum 2.8 grade point.  Based on service-oriented activity in place of worship, school, or community.  Submit: Transcript, brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) “What do you anticipate your life to be like in 50 years?”

4. Clement T. Hanson/Butterworth Center Arts Scholarship ** – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
Three $1,500 four year scholarships renewable based on continued financial need and scholastic achievement (Total: $6,000).
Two $2,000 four year scholarships renewable based on continued financial need and scholastic achievement (Total: $8,000).
Must live within Moline School District No. 40 boundaries.  Graduate from Class of 2012 or Community College student preparing to transfer to 4 year university.  Minimum 2.5 grade point.  Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement, and personal interview.  Submit: Transcript, 3 letters of reference, Parents’ IRS 1040 tax form, brief essay about yourself (200 words or less).

** Two scholarships share same application. Emphasize arts and music involvement if you wish to be considered for the Butterworth Center Arts Scholarship.

5. Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship – Due Wed., February 15, 2012, $1,000 renewable (eligible to reapply annually and compete with incoming freshmen candidates and other previous scholarship recipients)
Must be a female and graduate of Class of 2012 at Moline High School.  Must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis in the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering, or pre-medicine.  Must attend a public university or college located in Illinois Applicant must be in upper one-fourth of class. Based on desire to achieve, abilities, strong academic record, possible personal
interview, potential for future personal achievement, and letters of reference.  Submit: Transcript, 3 letters of reference, brief essay (200 words or less) “Why are you entering your chosen field of study?”

6. Maggie Webb Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Amount and number of awards to be determined annually.
Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2012.  Minimum 2.8 grade point.  Based on community involvement (with at least one service oriented activity in place of worship, school or community) and essay Submit: Transcript, Essay (2-3 pages long) “If you were to leave this earth tomorrow, what would be your legacy?”

7. Lee Womack Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Amount and number of awards to be determined annually.
Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2012 with planned major in Education. Special preference will be given to applicants planning to major in Special Education.  Minimum 3.0 grade point.  Based on community involvement (with at least one service-oriented activity in place of worship, school or community), and letter.  Submit: Transcript, Letter (state why you want to obtain an Education degree and your goals and how they feel this would be an asset to yourself and your community), three letters of recommendation.

8. Stan Woods Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, $1,000 scholarship annually non-renewable.
Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2012.  Minimum 3.0 grade point.  Based on community involvement and leadership, academic achievement and essay (“Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live and give an example or one or more of specific projects that have benefited from your involvement.”).  Submit: Transcript, essay, and three letters of recommendation

9. D.A.R.E. Scholarship – Due Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2012.
Must be graduating senior and living in the boundaries of Moline School District No. 40.  Applicant must be a former student of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program.  Minimum 3.0 grade point.  Based on academic merit, good citizenship, attendance, active involvement in school and community, and essay (300 words or less) “Talk about good choices you have made in your life. Choose an activity you have been involved in and describe how it has impacted your life.” Submit: Transcript, essay, and three letters of recommendation.

10. Mike Wendt, Sr. Scholarship Award, $500 award given to one student winner of oratorical contest sponsored by the Moline Breakfast Optimist Club.  Further information will be available in the Moline High School Counselors’ Office after February 1, 2012.

All application forms are currently available in the Counselors’ Offices of local high schools and community colleges. If you need further information, check the Moline Foundation website: www.molinefoundation.org or contact Linda Daily at (309) 764-4193.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven county region including Rock Island,  enry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

###