R. Gene Richter Scholarship

Katie Burney, daughter of Nancy and Dennes Burney, Blue Grass, was one of 10 students nationally awarded a 2012 R. Gene Richter Scholarship in the field of supply chain management.

She is a student at Iowa State University, majoring in supply chain management, with concentrations in operations and logistics, and a minor in finance. She spent the summer 2010 at Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, as a materials purchasing intern. She spent the following summer as a lean supply chain intern with ConAgra Foods, Omaha.

Richter Scholars receive tuition assistance of up to $5,000 and the benefits of an executive mentor, which pairs the student with an established executive, and a junior mentor, which pairs the student with a former Richter Scholar.

Coca-Cola Scholars

Area students were among winners in the 2012 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Each year, 50 students from across the country are designated national scholars and 200 as regional scholars.

Pavane Gorrepati, a student at Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf, won a national scholarship of $20,000. Logan Brundage, a student at Central Community High School, DeWitt, received a regional scholarship of $10,000.

In addition, each winner had an opportunity to select an educator for the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award, an individual who has greatly impacted their vision of education. Gorrepati selected Linda Hampton as her Teacher of Distinction. Brundage chose George Pickup, principal of DeWitt Central High School, as his nominee. 

Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Quad-City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences chose three winners for the 2012 Naomi Hildebrand Scholarship Award.

Griselda Garcia, Moline High School, received a $500 scholarship to continue her education in early childhood education at Black Hawk College, transferring to Western Illinois University.

Liza Dollenbacher, Pleasant Valley High School, received a $500 scholarship toward her education at Olivet Nazarene University to become a family and consumer science teacher.

Savanna Bachus, Calamus-Wheatland High School, received a $300 scholarship to attend Iowa State University to become a family and consumer science teacher.

WQPT Scholarship

Kristy Phillipson, Geneseo, Ill., was awarded the 2012 WQPT Broadcast Scholarship, presented annually to a student pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Phillipson has been an intern at KWQC-TV, a reporter for the Black Hawk College student newspaper and a reporter for university television programming at Western Illinois University.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University in Moline.

North Scott Rotary

The North Scott Rotary Club honored these 10 Junior Rotarians at its annual Youth Day: Carolina Roa, Sam Jones and Sydney Verdi from Assumption High School; Dylan Beyhl, Gabriela Magalhaes, Annie Iossi and Kelvin Tran from Davenport North High School; and Katie Swoboda, Ashley Schabilion and Taylor Gehrls from North Scott High School.

Academic scholarships were awarded to Emily Fischer and Kerri Golinghorst. Kellen Moss received the Dorothy White Performing Arts Scholarship.

Two nontraditional, Scott Community College students, Brenda Thomas and Elunda Sanders, received the Gary Lynch Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of North Scott Rotary Club’s late president.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards were given to Kennedy King, Andrew Quested, Rebecca DePover, Matthew Luebbe, Annie DeVries and Cody Birley, representing the three high schools from north Scott County.

Illinois AMVETS

The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Johnathon Wimpey, a graduating senior from Prophetstown High School. He will enter the Illinois Institute of Art this fall.

The AMVETS Department of Illinois has been an organization of veterans serving veterans since 1945, with the goal of improving the lives of the nation’s veterans and the communities in which they live.

RI County Farm Bureau Foundation

The Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation announced winners of  2012 Foundation Scholarships and the Wilbert and Carol Keppy Scholarships.

Three graduating seniors received $750 Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships: Ryan O’Keeffe, Alleman High School, Rock Island; and Dayton Coyne and Tyson Schulte, both from Sherrard (Ill.) High School.

Winners of $1,500 Wilbert and Carol Keppy Scholarships were Carissa DeWaele, a sophomore at the University of Iowa, and Jesse Hamerlinck, a graduating senior at Rockridge High School, Taylor Ridge.

QCALM scholarships

Winners of 2012 QCALM Labor-Management Scholarships were Sara Mortiz, Davenport West High School, and Tyson Schulte, Sherrard (Ill.) High School.

The scholarships are in the name of I. Weir Sears and the late Louis M. DeFrieze, two advocates of labor-management cooperation and educational advancement.

MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy Co. announced winners of its 2012 scholarship program.

Rebecca Briesmoore, Davenport; Alyssa Buchman, Eldridge; and Lynn Ralston, LeClaire, each received a $1,500 scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

The program awards scholarships to children and stepchildren of full-time MidAmerican employees. Recipients are selected by a panel of independent judges, based on academic achievement, a written narrative, ACT and/or SAT scores, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.

Briesmoore will be a senior at Iowa State University, majoring in civil engineering. She is the daughter of Donald Moore and Theresa Bries. Donald is an applications systems analyst and programmer with MidAmerican.

Buchman will be a junior at St. Ambrose University, majoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Frank Buchman and Susan Mahannah. Frank is a journeyman lineman with MidAmerican.

Ralston will be a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in elementary and middle-level education. She is the daughter of Gary Ralston and Carolyn Ackerman. Carolyn is an account representative with MidAmerican.

QC Auto Scholarships

QC Auto Service Centers announced 2012 QC Auto Scholarship winners.

This year’s program asked graduating high school seniors to write an essay on why they are deserving of a $500 scholarship. New this year was the addition of honorable mention winners who will receive a $250 scholarship.

Winners were: Michael Goodyear, Davenport Central High School; Emily Milke, Assumption High School; Alex Meeske, United Township High School; Mercedez Gomez, Moline High School; Emily Fischer, North Scott High School; Sara Mortiz, Davenport West High School; and Abigail Drexler, Bettendorf High School.

Honorable mention winners were: Kuakewi Koffi, Christian VanSpeybroeck and Joceline Wilson-Baltown, all from United Township High School.

QC Auto Service Centers are locally owned and have operated three full-service car care locations in the Quad-City area for more than 36 years. 

Friends of Trinity

Friends of Trinity Medical Center awarded 10 $1,000 scholarships to students from the Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Recipients and their programs include: Courtney Corelis, Coal Valley, associate of applied science in radiography; Lauren DeBuysere, Geneseo, Ill., accelerated bachelor of science in nursing; Kaitlin DeGrave, Atkinson, Ill., associate of applied science in radiography; Kristen Edmund, Cambridge, Ill., accelerated bachelor of science in nursing; Yvonne Fillmore, Muscatine, bachelor of science in nursing; Brandi Holt, Milan, associate of science in nursing; Marisa Lubbe, Erie, Ill., associate of applied science in radiography; Megan McCullough, Moline, associate of applied science in radiography; Heather Ockerman, Eldridge, associate of applied science in radiography; Alyssa Wilson, Cambridge, associate of science in nursing; and Stephanie Winslow, Toulon, Ill., accelerated bachelor of science in nursing.

In addition, Hannah Turner, Coal Valley, received the inaugural Dorothy Grachek Memorial Scholarship. The annual award is presented to a student who is a Trinity volunteer and embodies the traits shown by Grachek, who was legendary for her dedication to customer service during many years of volunteering before her death last year.

Grand Lodge of Iowa

Michael Goodyear, a senior at Davenport Central High School, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

He was one of 60 Iowa high school students selected to receive the scholarship from 830 applicants. Iowa Masons award scholarships each year in recognition of a student’s academic performance, community activities, leadership and financial need.

Goodyear plans to major in history and music at the University of Chicago.

American Cancer Society scholarships

The American Cancer Society awarded scholarships to two area students.

Sarah Henderson, Wilton, Iowa, and Alex Luedtke, DeWitt, Iowa, were among 72 cancer survivors from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin who received $2,000 scholarships.

Henderson plans to attend Grinnell College, majoring in anthropology and history. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March 2010, and has been in remission for more than 18 months. Luedtke plans to attend the University of Dubuque, majoring in computer information technology. He was diagnosed in March 2006 with medulloblastoma and finished his treatment in January 2008.

The youth scholarship program enables young cancer survivors to demonstrate the academic and social accomplishments they have made in spite of their illness.

QC United

Winners of 2012 QC United scholarships were announced June 23 at the annual Swing into Education golf tournament. Recipients include:

Ashley Jensen-Anderson, Rock Island High School, scholarship to Augustana College; Manuel Contreras, United Township High School, scholarship to Black Hawk College; Trineisha Gray, Rock Island High School, scholarship to St. Ambrose University; Rachel Neece, Davenport North High School, scholarship to St. Ambrose University; Hawk Bennett, Moline High School, scholarship to Scott Community College; Jaelin Smith, Davenport North High School, scholarship to Western Illinois University, Quad-City Campus; and Fabiola Sanchez, Davenport West High School, Reece Morgan Community Scholarship in honor of Reece Morgan, a mentor and community leader who donated his time and energy to inspiring young people to develop leadership skills and pursue higher education. 

The golf tournament raises funds to support higher education for Quad-City high school graduates, with an emphasis on supporting local colleges.

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