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Davenport Schools Foundation Awards $90,000 In Scholarships To Students

The Davenport Schools Foundation is proud to announce a record-breaking year in college scholarships awarded to students in our 2020 senior class. More than $90,000.00 in college scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors and college-enrolled students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

“The Davenport Schools Foundation is proud our scholarships program identifies a broad cross-section of talented students from throughout the Davenport community,” says Sherry Freese Co-Chair of the Selection Committee. “Working with our donors, we are able to give our scholarship recipients the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education goals.”

In 1990 the Davenport Schools Foundation began its trusteeship for scholarships with the Helen Pohling Scholarship. Today, the Foundation’s scholarship committee oversees more than 30 different scholarships; and this year, awarded over $75,000 to graduating seniors at North, Central, West and Mid City High, plus an additional $17,000 in recurring scholarships for a total of over $90,000.

In total, there were over 75 applicants for scholarships awarded to more than 40 students, with some scholarships having multiple recipients. The criteria for most of the scholarships includes outstanding academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service, and a GPA of 3.25 OR an ACT of 24. Several are also based on financial need.

The Davenport Schools Foundation distributes financial assistance to schools through the Great Minds Program for enrichment activities and recognizes outstanding achievements by students of various ages in the arts and sciences.

For more information on how to create a scholarship fund, please contact Ami Wells, Executive Director at wellsa@davenportschools.org or call 563-336-7436.

For a full list of scholarships, please click here.