Bettendorf Hy Vee Citizenship Scholarship

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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:

  • 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:

2017     Kelsey Borbeck
2016     Simran Sharma
2015     Rachel Basala
2014     Olivia Wright
2013     Dominic Cassatt
2012     Kyle Akker
2011     Erin Holst
2010     Sarah Davis