Augustana College psychology scholarships

Two area residents were among 12 outstanding psychology graduates of Augustana College awarded 2008-09 Geraldine Wallin Sickler Awards.

The annual monetary award is given to outstanding senior psychology majors who are enrolled in a graduate psychology program. The fund was established by the father of Geraldine Wallin Sickler, who died in a traffic accident during 1959. The award winners are chosen each year by the Augustana psychology faculty.

Scott Griffith, Moline, majored in psychology and sociology at Augustana. He is taking classes at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in the School of Social Work.

Melissa McKenna, Eldridge, Iowa, majored in psychology and sociology with an emphasis in social welfare. She is enrolled in the University of Iowa graduate social work program.

MidAmerican Energy Co.

MidAmerican Energy Co. announced these winners of its 2009 scholarship program.

Margaret Ulrich, Riverdale, Iowa; Bradley Albertson, Bettendorf; and Rebecca Briesmoore, Abigail Davis and Austin Laugen, all of Davenport, will receive $1,500 scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

Ulrich, a 2006 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, will be a senior at Elmhurst (Ill.) College. She is the daughter of John and Nancy Ulrich. John is a senior engineering specialist with MidAmerican.

Albertson, a 2008 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, will be a sophomore at the University of Iowa. He is the son of Tom and Becky Albertson. Tom is a high-voltage engineering manager with MidAmerican.

Briesmoore, a 2009 graduate of Davenport Central High School, will be a freshman at the University of Iowa. She is the daughter of Don Moore and Theresa Bries. Don is an applications systems analyst and programmer with MidAmerican.

Davis, a 2009 graduate of Davenport Central High School, will be a freshman at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa. She is the daughter of Larry and Mary Davis. Larry is a delivery principal engineer with MidAmerican.

Laugen, a 2009 graduate of Davenport Central High School, will be a freshman at Iowa State University. He is the son of Randy Laugen and Marilyn Laugen. Marilyn is a billing coordinator with MidAmerican.

Hy-Vee scholarships

These students from the Quad-Cities were awarded $1,000 higher education scholarships by Hy-Vee Inc.:

Roy Fisher, Taylor Ridge, Ill., a recent Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy graduate, will attend Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. He currently works part-time at the Milan Hy-Vee Food Store.

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Caitlin Streit, a recent Bettendorf High School graduate, will attend the University of Iowa. She works part-time at the Galesburg Hy-Vee.

Sobir Bazarbayer, Moline, attends the University of Illinois, He works part-time at the Moline Hy-Vee.

QC United scholarships

A newly formed nonprofit organization, QC United, joined forces with the Rock Island Elks Education Department to host the "Swing into Education" best ball golf tournament July 26 at Palmer Hills Golf Course. Reynolds Ford was the major sponsor.

The tournament raised funds for college scholarships for area students. Augustana College, Black Hawk College and St. Ambrose University were partners in the effort and committed matching funds.

These students received scholarships:

Taylor Thomas-Sloan, Davenport North High School, received a $1,600 scholarship to St. Ambrose University; Arianna Bauer, Moline High School, received an $800 scholarship to Black Hawk College; Marian Grandberry, Rock Island High School, received an $800 scholarship to Black Hawk College; and Lauren Mentado, Alleman High School, received a $1,600 scholarship to Augustana College.

The mission of QC United is to provide equal, quality educational experiences and opportunities to the youth and families of the Quad-City area, with special attention to the needs of the under-represented and low-income populations.