Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Awards 89 scholarships totaling $160,600 in 2019

 

Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Awards 89 scholarships totaling $160,600 in 2019

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association announced in May the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year. There were close to 400 students who applied for the 89 scholarships that were available through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarships awarded totaled $160,600 this year.

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IGEF scholarships are available to sons and daughters of full-time employees whose firms are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, a state trade association that represents the food industry, including chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores, suppliers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors. Young adults who work for an IGIA member company (either full-time or part-time) are eligible as well.

Scholarships are awarded based primarily upon academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service and special recognition.

“The IGEF scholarship program provides us with an opportunity to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of individuals who have connections to the grocery industry. We are honored to help these deserving young people to obtain a college education and make their life dreams a reality,” says Michelle Hurd, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.

Scholarships are provided by an endowment fund established by the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation and its supporters.

“We are grateful to the many corporate sponsors and donors,” Hurd adds, “who participate annually in the Foundation process to make these scholarships possible.”

Since 2001, the IGEF has helped more than 1,500 youth obtain a post-secondary education, awarding 1,589 scholarships, totaling more than $2.3 million.

2019 Scholarships

Iowa Grocery Industry Association is proud to present the 2019-2020 Iowa Grocers Education Foundation scholarship winners.

Jacob Akins | South Sioux City
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Freshman
Major: Business Management
His mother is employed at Wells Enterprises
Ken Uglum Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Matthew Andreesen | Vinton
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Software Engineering
Matthew is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Maura Ballagh | Altoona
South Dakota State University
Freshman
Major: Animal Science
Maura is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Paige Batten | Ankeny
University of Iowa
Sophomore
Major: International Relations and French
Paige is employed at Casey’s
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Sara Bauermeister | Spencer
Morningside College
Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Sara is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Brea Baumhover | Storm Lake
Iowa State University
Senior
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
Her father works at Fareway
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Rachel Bell | Cedar Rapids
University of Northern Iowa
Junior
Major: Criminology
Rachel is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Ashley Bernardy | Tracy, Minnesota
South Dakota State
Senior
Major: Pharmacy
Ashley is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Emily Bettey | Scranton
Iowa State University
Junior
Major: Anthropology
Emily is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Hope Brecht | Belle Plaine
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Ag Business and International Agriculture
Hope is employed at Belle Plaine Country Foods
Cylinder Express Scholarship ($500)

Cassandra Bucklin | Altoona
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Spanish and pre-medicine
Her father is employed at PDI
PDI Perishable Distributors of Iowa Scholarship ($500)

Ashley Bys | North Liberty
Mount Mercy University
Junior
Major: Secondary Education
Her father is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Emma Christensen | Creston
Truman State University
Freshman
Major: History and pre-masters of Education
Emma is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kaitlyn Clemen | Dyersville
University of Wisconsin Platteville
Sophomore
Major: Industrial Engineering
Kaitlyn is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Rachael Croatt | Brewster, Minnesota
South Dakota State University
Junior
Major: Business Economics
Her mother is employed at Wells Enterprises
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Carrington Curphy | Gilman
St. Ambrose
Junior
Major: Nursing
Her father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kali Dawson | Webster City
Iowa State University
Junior
Major: Management Information System
Kali is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Miranda DeVries | Hampton
University of Northern Iowa
Freshman
Major: Biology
Miranda is employed at Fareway
Jerry Thede Scholarship ($1,000)

McKayla Dozier | Ogden
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Animal Science
Her father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Ryan Feauto | Carroll
Dordt University
Junior
Major: Animal Science
Ryan is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Amber Friedrichsen | Clinton
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Agriculture and Society
Amber is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Will Galles | Remsen
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Computer Engineering
His mother is employed at Wells Enterprises
Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship ($1800)

Carli Gasaway | Sioux City
University of Northern Iowa
Freshman
Major: Biology
Carli is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Karson Gonnerman | Cincinnati
Buena Vista University
Junior
Major: Criminology
Karson is employed at Fareway
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Katie Greenfield | Webster City
Iowa State University
Junior
Major: Communication Studies
Katie is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Peyton Haas | Bettendorf
Drake University
Freshman
Major: International Relations and Public Relations
Peyton is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Caleb Hamerlinck | Huxley
Central College
Freshman
Major: Business Management
Caleb is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kyle Hamerlinck | Huxley
Iowa State University
Junior
Major: English and Technical Communication
Kyle is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

John Hannenburg | Eldridge
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Agronomy
His father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Isaac Hanson | Rock Valley
South Dakota State University
Freshman
Major: Sports and Recreation Management
His father is employed at Fareway
Robert G. Carper, Jr. Scholarship ($1800)

Jacob Hinman | Pilot Mound
University of Northern Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Journalism
His father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kallie Hirl | Norwalk
University of Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Radiation Sciences
Her dad works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Beverage Systems Scholarship ($2,500)

Collin Hoover | Iowa Falls
University of Illinois at Chicago
Sophomore
Major: Finance
His father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2,000)

Madison John | Shenandoah
Northwest Missouri State University
Junior
Major: Art Education
Madison is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Mykaela John | Shenandoah
Northwest Missouri State University
Junior
Major: Art Education
Mykaela is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Trevor Jones | Urbandale
Carleton College
Freshman
Biology
His father works at Kum & Go
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Matthew Karsten | Newton
University of Northern Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
His mother works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Alyssa Kastenschmidt | Boone
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Apparel, Merchandising and Design
Her father is employed at Fareway
Beckwith Foundation Scholarship ($2000)

Anna Kern | Sioux City
Coe College
Freshman
Major: Environmental Studies & International Relations
Her father works at Fareway & Wells Enterprises
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kennedy Kilgore | Polk City
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Her father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Shaffer Kirschenmann | Cedar Falls
University of Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Ethics and Public Policy
Shaffer is employed at Fareway
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Alex Koops | Sioux Center
Dordt University
Freshman
Major: Business Marketing
Alex is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Ty Kral | Emmetsburg
University of Northern Iowa
Junior
Major: History
Ty is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Ashlyn Kralik | Orient
Northwest Missouri State University
Sophomore
Major: Early Childhood Special Education
Ashlyn is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Ashley Lang | Cedar Rapids
University of Northern Iowa
Senior
Major: Accounting
Ashley is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Sawyer Loger | Dike
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Sawyer is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Cameron Madson | Ames
University of Kansas
Junior
Major: Architectural Engineering
His father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Tyler Mandernach | Newell
Buena Vista University
Freshman
Major: Business Management
Tyler is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Molly Martin | Windermere, Florida
Auburn University
Sophomore
Major: Apparel Merchandising
Her father is employed at Wells Enterprises
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Regan Mazour | Marshalltown
University of Northern Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Biology
Her father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Nicholas McDermott | Altoona
Iowa State University
Senior
Major: Supply Chain Management
Nick is employed at PDI
PDI Perishable Distributors of Iowa Scholarship ($500)

Karlin McGarvey | Ankeny
University of Kansas
Freshman
Major: Speech Language Hearing Disorders
Her mother is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Anna McInville | West Des Moines
Loras College
Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Her mother works at SHAZAM
Grocery Manufacturers Association Scholarship ($500)

Elizabeth Myers | Newton
Frostburg State University
Senior
Major: Wildlife and Fisheries
Her father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Mikaela Naber | Dyersville
University of Northern Iowa
Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Mikaela is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Brett Natelberg | Prairie City
Liberty University
Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Brett is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Marie Ohlinger | Portsmouth
University of Iowa
Freshman
Major: Civil Engineering
Marie is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Makayla Phillips | Riverside
Mount Mercy University
Senior
Major: Nursing
Her father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kristoffer Poole | Cedar Rapids
University of Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Business
Kristoffer is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kathryn Post | Des Moines
Iowa State University
Junior
Major: Culinary Food Science
Kathryn is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Marcus Prull | Maquoketa
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Marcus is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Madison Rahn | Clive
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Business
Her mother is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Drew Richardson | Eupora, Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Junior
Major: Communications
His father works at Associated Wholesale Grocers
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Madison Robbins | White, South Dakota
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Senior
Major: Retail Merchandising
Her father works at Casey’s General Store
Iowa Beverage Systems Scholarship ($2,500)

Jose Rodriguez Campos | Des Moines
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Industrial Technology
Jose is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Bailey Rustad | Tripoli
University of Northern Iowa
Junior
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Her father is employed at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Thomas Schnaufer | Marion
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Civil Engineering
Thomas is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Kyrie Schut | Ankeny
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Marketing
Her father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Darbi Shaw | Urbandale
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Graphic Design
Her father works at Hormel Foods Corporation
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Noah Sinclair | Ames
University of Iowa
Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Noah is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Jackson Smith | Boone
Buena Vista University
Sophomore
Major: Music Education
His father is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Matthew Smith | Mason City
Loras College
Freshman
Major: Business
Matthew works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Brooke Snyder | Hopkinton
Mount Mercy University
Senior
Major: Medical Laboratory Science
Brooke works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Madison Stanhope | Janesville
University of Northern Iowa
Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Madison is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Cecilia Strain | Olathe, Kansas
University of Tulsa
Freshman
Major: International Business and Spanish
Her mother works at Mueller Yurgae Associates
Mueller Yurgae Associates Scholarship ($1000)

Jessica Taylor | North Liberty
Mount Mercy University
Senior
Major: Nursing
Her father works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Alexias Townsend | Gilman
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Food Science
Alexias works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Samual Vacura | LeMars
Iowa State University
Sophomore
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Samual works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Kayla VanLangen | Urbandale
University of Iowa
Freshman
Major: Finance
Kayla works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Emily VanOtterloo | LeMars
University of Iowa
Junior
Major: Pharmacy
Her father works at Wells Enterprises
Cylinder Express Scholarship ($500)

Erica Van Wyk | Newton
Central College
Freshman
Major: Business
Erica works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Breanna Wallace | Creston
Northwest Missouri State University
Sophomore
Major: Mathematics and Business Economics
Breanna is employed at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Burke Wallace | Waverly
Luther College
Sophomore
Major: Communication Studies
Burke is employed at Fareway
Beckwith Foundation Scholarship ($2000)

Rebecca Walters | Iowa City
University of Iowa
Senior
Major: Chemistry
Her father works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

Rachel Wignall | Creston
Northwest Missouri State University
Freshman
Major: Biomedical Sciences/Pre-optometry
Rachel works at Fareway
F. William Beckwith Scholarship ($2000)

Harrison Yoder | Ames
Iowa State University
Freshman
Major: Engineering
His father works at Fareway
Beckwith Foundation Scholarship ($2000)

Morgan Zebuhr | Cedar Falls
University of Northern Iowa
Senior
Major: Advertising and Digital Media Marketing
Morgan works at Hy-Vee
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)

Krista Zenk | LeMars
Morningside College
Junior
Major: Psychology
Her father works at Wells Enterprises
Mueller Yurgae Associates Scholarship ($1000)

Morgan Zifchak | Amherst, New Hampshire
Saint Michael’s College
Senior
Major: Elementary Education and Mathematics
Her father works for Wells Enterprises
Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

 

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