MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 25, 2019) — The Moline Foundation awarded $47,500 within 31 scholarships to 35 post-secondary bound students this spring. The following scholarships were awarded:

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship — $1,000 each

  • Lauren Brahm, Moline High School, MHS, will attend University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin in mathematics.
  • Alexis Golden, MHS, will attend Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, in chemistry and political science.
  • Hailey Schmacht, MHS, will attend Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, in English and cello performance.

The DARE vision is a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behavior.

Jack Dye Scholarship — $1,000

  • Katie Comp, MHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, in the biology honors program. Jack Dye was a well-known teacher in Moline and Aledo, IL coaching basketball, golf and tennis, and he enjoyed the daily challenge of engaging students in timely discussions about the social sciences.

Clement T Hanson Scholarship — $1,500 annually for the next four years

  • Makayla Castillo, MHS will attend Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in sociology and journalism.
  • Isis Clark, MHS, will attend University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, in business.
  • Parker Georlett, AHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in business administration.
  • Catherine Tarpey, BHC, will attend University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois in music.

Clement T Hanson was a Moline businessman and community leader. He was widely respected for his exemplary business ethics and a visionary executive in human rights, and a participative management in corporate life.

Dolores A Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship — $1,000

  • Jenna Wilken, MHS, will attend Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, in nursing.

Providing funds to a female student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, or medicine, Mrs Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years. She had always wanted females to believe that the field of science was for them, not just for men.

Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship — $1,000

  • Madelyn Doucette, MHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in music education and piano and oboe performance.

"Mr Mac" loved his students, loved teaching and coaching, and most of all, loved living in Moline. This scholarship honors his desire to help young people pursue education and become productive members of their community.

Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship — $1,000 each

  • Serina Daniels, MHS, will attend Saint Louis University, St Louis, Illinois, in communication disorders and piano performance.
  • Drew Wiemers, MHS, will attend Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, in sports management.

The MHS Class of 1959 Fund assists, encourages, and benefits deserving students who are interested in self-improvement and further learning, to become more productive and contributing citizens.

Moline High School 1962 Michael J Warren Memorial Scholarship — $500

  • Nathan Tillberg, MHS, will attend Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in civil engineering.

Mr Warren was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam during the war and his classmates have committed this scholarship fund to his memory. Their goal is to help other Moline students reach for their dreams and meet their potential just as Michael did.

Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship — $1,000

  • Morgan Hemmen, MHS, will attend Scott Community College in kinesiology.

The MHS Class of ’65 Fund selects MHS graduates who seek to better themselves and to contribute to society.

Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Fund Scholarship — $1,000 each

  • Makayla Castillo, MHS, will attend Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in sociology and journalism.
  • Drew Wiemers, MHS, will attend Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, in sports management.
  • Parker Georlett, AHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in business administration.

Kiwanis seeks to encourage young people to reach out to the wider community and provide volunteer service.

Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship — $1,000 for 1st 2 years and then $2,000 for 2nd 2 years

  • Rosemary Michaels, UTHS, will attend Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, in nursing.

Doug Reynolds recognized the need for education and a prosperous community with a high quality of life and worked as part of the East Moline Rotary as an agent for community change.

Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship 

All graduates of Sherrard High School — $1,000 each first four and two $750 [in order]

  • Grant Gagliardo will attend University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Casey Jacobs will attend Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in aerospace engineering.
  • Ashleigh Layer will attend University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri in public health.
  • Ryan Mack will attend University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin, in mechanical engineering.
  • Karie Sanders will attend Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, in radiology.
  • Addison Slavish will be attending Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, in business.

The Sherard Academic Foundation and the Alan Holdsworth Scholarships encourage students to continue their education past high school.

Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship — $1,000

  • Madelyn Doucette, MHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in music education and piano and oboe performance.

Hazel F Van Arsdale strongly believed in the importance of music in elementary and secondary education teaching for 36 years. She ensured all her students knew every verse of our patriotic hymns.

Chris “Spey” VanSpeybroeck Memorial Scholarship — $1,000 each

  • Evita Fazliu, UTHS, will attend University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in nursing.
  • Olivia Rae Manternach, AHS, will attend University of St Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, in international relations.

Chris VanSpeybroeck died of meningitis at the young age of 21. The Chris "SPEY" VanSpeybroeck Memorial Fund’s mission is to educate families and others about bacterial meningitis and preventative approaches to the disease.

Maggie Webb Scholarship — $1,000

  • Alexis Golden, MHS, will attend Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, in chemistry and political science.

Maggie Webb, who died December 2007 in a mass shooting, graduated from Moline High School in 2001 having been involved in many high school activities including Contemporaries, girls' basketball, and Dad's Club softball.

Lee Womack Scholarship — $1,000

  • Ellie McNeil, MHS, will attend Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, in special education.

Lee Womack’s first love was teaching and talking to the students about life. He always said, "You can do anything you want to do, but good things don't come easily. To do it right, you have to work hard."

Stan Woods Scholarship — $1,000

  • Collin Thompson, MHS, will attend Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, in business management.

Stan Woods was a teacher, guidance counselor, and dean of students in 38 years. His enthusiasm for life, his love for learning, and a genuine compassion for students were a part of Stan's daily life at Moline High School.

Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship — $1,000

  • Makayla Castillo, MHS, will attend Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in sociology and journalism.

Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School, was involved in tennis and basketball. His philanthropic spirit also led him to donate blood, work at the hospital in his hours after school, and work in the Moline Public Library during the summer.

Anyone is welcome to contribute to any of the above scholarship funds. The donation will be noted as a charitable contribution.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts, and other charitable organizations which help the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities.

The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties in Illinois.

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