Dale Owen “Be the Light” Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 to honor and celebrate the long relationship between Ascentra and the Pleasant Valley Community School District.  For years, Ascentra has sponsored the Booker Bear program to promote reading and literacy for our youngest students.  Upon the sad and untimely death of their long time President and Pleasant Valley parent, Paul Lensmeyer, they endowed a scholarship to honor his memory and to advance his deep belief in the importance of education.  Most recently, Ascentra has been the multi-year title sponsor or our Run with Carl.

Criteria to Apply:

  • A GPA acceptable for college admission, and likely success at chosen institution
  • Intention to pursue post-secondary education at college, community college, trade, or technical school
  • Demonstrates how student has “done what is right” in their life, even when faced with a difficult decision

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay

  • Give an example in your life when you have chosen to ‘do the right thing’ even when it was difficult to do.

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Past Scholarship Recipients

2021     Grace Pender
2020    Kathryn Stewart
2019     Lauren Groenenboom
2018     Ramya Kumar