MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 9, 2020) — Nothing about Spring 2020 has been usual for graduating seniors and college students. And so students were thrilled to receive an extra $1,000 scholarship award from The Moline Foundation in addition to the regular scholarships they won.

In addition to the extra $1,000, The Moline Foundation delivered a personalized yard sign, letter of recognition, brightly colored mylar balloon and an award certificate to the home of each of the individual scholarship recipients. Each student was featured in a daily “Scholarship Winner Spotlight” posting on the Moline Foundation Facebook Page and website (www.molinefoundation.org). 

Joan Selhost, who received the Clement T Hanson Scholarship commented’ “I never was lucky enough to get any scholarship before. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all the board, the Hanson siblings, and to all the donors that made all these possible. You all are helping the community one person/student at a time. My family and I will forever be grateful. Also, thank you for the $1000 scholarship bonus. That was such a surprise!”

2020 Scholarship winners are: 

Deborah Arul of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Chris "Spey" VanSpeybroeck Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship and is planning to attend Yale University.

Dede Barrigah of United Township High School won the $6,000 Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship Fund and is planning to attend Black Hawk College.

Manuela Chavez of Moline Senior High School won the $6,000 Clement T. Hanson Scholarship and $1,000 Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend Augustana College.

Steven Christensen of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship and is planning to attend Illinois State University.

Guadalupe Cuellar of Moline Senior High School won the $6,000 Clement T. Hanson Scholarship and is planning to attend University of IL-Chicago.

Tristan Edwards of Moline Senior High School won the $6,000 Clement T. Hanson Scholarship and is planning to attend Benedictine University.

Alexis Golden of Black Hawk College won the $1,000 Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship and is planning to attend Bradley University.

Laila Haley of Sherrard High School won the $1,000 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend Indiana Wesleyan University.

Grace Hoffpauir of Sherrard High School won the $1,000 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend YWAM San Diego/Baja.

Emily Howard of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Lee Womack Scholarship and is planning to attend Indiana Wesleyan University.

Samuel Jenkins of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Jack Dye Scholarship and is planning to attend Belmont University 

Arron Kristof won the $1,200 Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for Veterans Chap. 299 and is planning to attend Western Illinois University.

Gabriel Lareau of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship and is planning to attend University of Illinois.

John Melton of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship and is planning to attend Augustana College.

Sofía Mojica of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend University of WI-Platteville.

Elexus Mowery won the $1,000 Ina Duncan Banks Memorial Scholarship to continue attending Monmouth College.

Perla Peralta-Flores won the $3,000 Clement T. Hanson Scholarship to continue attending Black Hawk College.

Maddie Peterson of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship and is planning to attend Bradley University.

Maggie Pope of Sherrard High School won the $1,000 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend University of WI-Platteville.

Taylor Puglisi of Moline Senior High School won both the $1,000 Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship and the $1,000 Maggie Webb Scholarship and is planning to attend West Point.

Jarod Raber of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline High School 1962 Michael J. Warren Memorial Scholarship and is planning to attend Bradley University.

Makayla Rangel of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend St. Ambrose University.

Chloe Rouse of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship and $1,000 Stan Woods Scholarship and is planning to attend Purdue University.

Kate Schaechter of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship and is planning to attend Drake University.

Joan Selhost won the $3,000 Clement T. Hanson Scholarship to continue attending Black Hawk College.

Sarah Sorrell of Sherrard High School won the $750 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend Bradley University.

Jesus Villegas Carranza of Moline Senior High School won the $1,000 Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship and is planning to attend Black Hawk College.

Carley Whitsell of Sherrard High School won the $750 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend Black Hawk College.

Taylor Williams of Sherrard High School won the $1,000 Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship and is planning to attend University of Iowa.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOLINE FOUNDATION

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides assistance 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 region. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties in Illinois. www.molinefoundation.org 

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