Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship

The Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship was created by his friends, colleagues and family to provide financial assistance to students wishing to pursue a career in a business or IT related field.

Jeff Donahue was born November 5, 1969 in Sterling, Illinois. He attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with both a degree in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration. Jeff was a business partner at Tech Systems Inc, a business software development company.

Jeff was the father of three Pleasant Valley students, Carly, Rory, and Jack Donahue, when he died unexpectedly on September 13, 2008. As a father he was a great proponent of Pleasant Valley’s academic reputation and an avid supporter of its athletics.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Be a graduating senior of PVHS who plans to attend a post-secondary institution upon graduation
  • Interested in pursuing a career in a business or IT related field
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after seven semesters of high school
  • The successful candidate will have participated in at least one sport each year while a student at PVHS
  • Applicants should be a person of good character, a leader, and have a positive attitude on life

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • How has having a positive attitude been an important attribute in your life?

Click here to Apply for a Scholarship


Past Scholarship Recipients

2021     Cedric Ragins & Jacob Townsend
2020    Ashish Abraham & Morgan McCartney
2019     Creighton Clausen & Shashank Inampudi
2018     David Mathews & Grace Necker 
2017     Damandeep Riat & Terry Saul
2016     Lana Lindstrom & Nickolas Schwake
2015     Michael Cronk & Caleb Wilson
2014     Cameron Hinton & Mackenzie Werning
2013     Anna Cullinan & Alison Oppel
2012     Erika Baker & Kayla Lindstrom
2011      Andrew Hartman & Graham Ward
2010     Michael Kardell & William McClure