Drish Family Scholarships

The Drish Family, John, Jan, Jessica, and Derek, moved to the Quad Cities in the fall of 1985, as John continued his career with Hy-Vee as the Bettendorf Hy-Vee Manager.  Both Drish children, Jessica and Derek, attended Pleasant Valley and were involved in a large variety of activities, including cheer, volleyball, choir, drama, wrestling, track, and golf.  After graduating from PV, Jessica went on to attend the College of Charleston to major in biology and Spanish, then continued her education at Iowa State to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.   Derek received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, followed by a Masters in Landscape Architecture, from the University of Virginia.  The Drishs are now scattered throughout the United States, from Florida to San Francisco and states in between! During John’s 25 year stint as the Bettendorf Hy-Vee Manager, the Bettendorf Hy-Vee Citizenship Scholarship was created in an effort to award a student that demonstrated excellent citizenship during their schooling.  The Drish Family wanted to create their own scholarships to give back to the school district and community that were continually supportive of their family for so many years.  This scholarship fund will award two scholarships annually.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Scholarship One: Student planning to major in Engineering
  • Scholarship Two: Student planning to major in Biological Sciences
  • Financial need will go into consideration

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • Explain why you decided to apply for one of these scholarships, and why you believe you deserve to be selected. Be sure to add any factors not mentioned on this application that you would like considered, including your post-secondary action plan.