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Monday, 07 June 2010 13:47

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HANSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Two students have been chosen to receive 2010 scholarships from the Clement T. Hanson Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Britta Caldwell is a 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will be attending Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, in the fall.

Adrianna Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will attend Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, this fall to major in English Teacher/Education.

The two Hanson Scholarship winners are chosen by a local scholarship selection committee through The Moline Foundation. They will receive $1,500 annually for the next four years with an annual renewal based on satisfactory progress in their post-secondary education.

Since 1985, 83 students have received the Hanson Scholarship Funds as a result of an endowment fund established through the generosity of Clem T. Hanson (1901-1985), a former Moline businessman and community leader.  He was the founder of Hanson Advertising Agency (now Hanson, Watson & Associates) in Moline and was a co-founder of HON Industries in Muscatine.  Mr. Hanson also served as President of Moline Rotary in 1952 and was a volunteer for Boy Scouts, Arrowhead Ranch and United Way. The Clement T. Hanson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with The Moline Foundation by his family, following the death of Mr. Hanson in 1985.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WEBB SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Kelly E. Rogers and Laura E. Peterson, 2010 graduates of Moline High School have been chosen to receive scholarships from the Maggie Webb Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Kelly will be attending Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in the fall to major in Pre-Law:  Communications and Sports Studies.

Laura will be attending Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in the fall to major in Accounting and Business.

The Webb Scholarship winners were chosen by Maggie’s friends and family through the Moline Foundation to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.

Maggie graduated from Moline High School in 2001. As a senior in high school, Maggie began working at the Von Maur department store in Moline. Upon graduating from college, Maggie became department manager for the Iowa City Von Maur store. She then worked at several other Midwestern Von Maur stores earning acclaim for her sparkling personality and commitment to customer service.

Maggie’s life tragically ended in December, 2007 with the mass shooting at an Omaha Nebraska mall. Maggie had recently moved to Omaha to serve as Von Maur Store Manager when she was killed along with five other employees and two customers.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MOLINE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’59 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Two students have been chosen to receive the annual scholarships from the Moline High School Class of ‘59 Scholarship Fund as administered through The Moline Foundation.

Madison Logan is a recent 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will be attending Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in the fall to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Tucker Gritton is also a recent 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  This fall he will attend University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, to major in Aerospace Engineering.

The two Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship winners were chosen by a Selection Advisory Committee to each receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.  The fund was established by the Class of ’59 as a way to commemorate their fiftieth class reunion.  This high school class was also the first class to graduate from the Moline High School building located at 3600 23rd Avenue.

Funds were raised by class members and volunteers over the past three years through a variety of fundraisers including barbeques, yard sales, and individual donations.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WOMACK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Olivia M. Aten, Moline High School, was chosen to receive a scholarship from the Lee Womack Memorial Scholarship Fund,

The fund provides scholarships to deserving Moline High School graduates who plan to obtain a degree in education. Olivia was chosen by a local selection committee to receive a scholarship of $1,000.00.  She plans to study Elementary Education at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The scholarship was established by Womack’s wife, Peggy and the Lee Womack Memorial Golf Outing Steering Committee. Annually since his death, a golf outing has been held in his memory to raise funds for a local charity. In 2004, the scholarship fund was established and is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HULSE-DIIULIO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

A Moline High School student has been chosen to receive a scholarship from the Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Miranda Geever, Moline, recently graduated from Moline High School. She plans to attend Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois this fall to major in Chemistry.

Miranda was chosen by a local scholarship selection committee through The Moline Foundation to receive a scholarship of $1,000.

The Dolores A Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship Fund is intended to provide funds to deserving female students graduating from Moline High School pursing a bachelor’s degree on a full time basis with studies in the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering or pre-medicine.

Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years.  She retired in 1994.

A 1958 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a major in Chemistry and minors in Math and Physics, Dolores began teaching at Moline when the new high school opened on 23rd Avenue.   She has always wanted females to believe that the field of science was for them not just for men.  Her hope is that this scholarship may help female students and encourage them in their goals.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CHARLES CURRY SMART BUS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Shelby Lindaman, North Scott High School, Eldridge, Iowa has been chosen to receive a scholarship from the Charles Curry SMART Bus Scholarship Fund.

The fund provides for a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior from an Iowa or Illinois High School or a freshman, sophomore or junior from an Iowa or Illinois Community College or 4 year college or university who plans to obtain a degree in education or natural resources. Shelby was chosen by a local selection committee to receive a scholarship of $500.00. She plans to major in Elementary Education at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

The scholarship was established in November, 2008 by the SMART Bus committee and the Interstate Resources Conservation and Development Services to honor the hard work and dedication of Mr. Curry. The scholarship fund is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

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Founded in 1953, The Moline Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts, and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of the Quad City region. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and assists donors in making their charitable dreams a reality. For more information contact Executive Director Joy Boruff at (309)736-3800 or visit the Moline Foundation Web site at www.molinefoundation.org.

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