Bettendorf Hy Vee Citizenship Scholarship
The endowment which supports this scholarship began when 2009 Pleasant Valley graduate, Thomas Graham, won the Smiles for Education award from HyVee. As part of this award, Pleasant Valley High School was given $5,000 to use in support of educational programming. District officials discussed the idea of using this money to help endow a scholarship with The Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation with those at the Bettendorf HyVee Store. Because of the Bettendorf HyVee Store’s commitment to education and the community, additional funds were secured from HyVee, Inc. to endow the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Pleasant Valley graduate who exemplifies the HyVee values of friendliness, helpfulness, integrity, dedication, and community involvement.
Criteria to Apply:
- Be a graduating senior of PVHS who plans to attend a two-year or four-year college
- Applicant must have a GPA and college entrance exam score predictive of college success
- Demonstrated the important values of friendliness, helpfulness, integrity, dedication and community involvement during their high school years
Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us why you've chosen your field of study.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us what your plans are after your post-secondary education is complete.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us about one of the following: your ability to problem solve, work with others, and/or your dedication to the community.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us how you've overcome an obstacle.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us anything else about yourself you think the selection committee would like to know.
- Choose any one of the core Hy-Vee values honored by this scholarship (friendliness, helpfulness, integrity, dedication, or community involvement) and explain how this value has been important in your life.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2022 Devon Katragadda
2021 Kaitlyn Gause
2020 Evin Ersan
2019 Tyler Olswold
2018 Emma Hartz
2017 Kelsey Borbeck
2016 Simran Sharma
2015 Rachel Basala
2014 Olivia Wright
2013 Dominic Cassatt
2012 Kyle Akker
2011 Erin Holst
2010 Sarah Davis