Janet E. Keady Memorial Scholarship

Janet Keady was the mother of four Pleasant Valley High School graduates.  As a parent, she was a great proponent of our school and proud of our academic reputation.  Mrs. Keady wanted to help deserving students with strong scholastic accomplishments and financial need by creating a scholarship for use in public postsecondary education.  Her belief that financial need not be a deterrent for a bright, hardworking student’s college aspirations was a driving force in creating her memorial scholarship.  Janet Keady lived a very short life after a courageous battle with cancer, but has had a long-lasting impact on the many lives her scholarship has touched.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Be a graduating senior of PVHS
  • Submit a transcript of credits reflecting seven semesters of work
  • Plan to attend a college or vocational school upon graduation
  • A personal interview will be required of finalists
  • Selection will be based on academic accomplishment, participation in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated financial need
  • This scholarship is designated for students who plan to attend those schools whose costs are in line with/or less than the regents institutions in Iowa.

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • Elements to Include in Application
    • Father’s name
    • Occupation
    • Annual gross income
    • Mother’s name
    • Occupation
    • Annual gross income
    • Cost (per year) Tuition Room and Board:
    • Financial aid recieved:
    • Scholarships:
    • Grants:
    • Guaranteed student loans:
    • Work study:
    • Parent Contribution (from savings,current income, etc.):
    • Student Contribution (from savings, loans,etc.):
  • Personal Statement on where you see yourself in the next 10 years and how this scholarship will help you achieve that:

Click here to Apply for a Scholarship

Previous Scholarship Winners:

2017     Mark Conway
2016     Cole Finnegan
2015     Jessalyn Kehrberg
2014     Bharabi Pandit
2013     Rhianna Smith
2012     Samantha Swanson
2012     Haley Roethler
2011     Natalie Martin
2010     Kaitlin Pewe
2009     Heather Swanson
2008     Andrea Gerke
2007     Scott Sly
2006     Jessica Zimmer
2006     Amber Kraciun
2005     Isaiah Klavitter
2004     Kristin Thompson
2003     David Menees
2002     Carrie Claussen
2001     Elizabeth Bicknell
2000     Philip Grothus
1999      Adrianne Blackmon
1998      Maria Medina
1997      Theresa Grothus
1996     Chad Holst
1995     Megan Gerst
1994    Nichole Boehl
1993    Jerry Vesey
1992    Elizabeth Kendrick
1991 Kristin Davis
1990 Angela Corson