Jon Allbee Memorial Scholarship
Jon Allbee was a 1985 Pleasant Valley High School graduate. Jon lost his life on Sunday, November 2, 2014 due to brain traumatic injuries from a motorcycle accident. Jon and his family grew up around motorcycles and enjoyed riding.
Jon played football, baseball, and wrestled while in school and was very dedicated. He liked school for the sports and socializing among his friends. After high school, Jon was a head baseball coach for the Bettendorf Colt League. He was a fun, out-going, respectful, and great guy. He was all about his family and friends and would do anything for anyone.
He left January 24, 2011 for Afghanistan and was stationed at Camp Leatherneck, a marine base. There, he helped build runways for airplanes. In 2012 he was in Tehran, Iran, and came home December 2012. Upon his return, Jon worked first for Mahler Concrete in Bettendorf as a concrete truck driver and then at Valley Construction as a Concrete Quality Control Technician. He always worked hard and very good at his job.
Jon left behind his two sons, Dustan and Austin, his wife, Cindy, his mother, Cheryl, sister Bobbie, brothers Jay, Donny and David “Worm,” his in-laws and several nieces and nephews. He will now be an angel along with his dad, Jerry, and son, Josh. His family is hoping this scholarship will make it a little easier financially for a prospective college student and will keep Jon’s memory alive. The Jon Allbee Memorial scholarship was created through generous donations from his family and friends. Anyone who knew Jon loved him and he will be greatly missed by all.
Criteria to Apply:
- Be a graduating senior of PVHS
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- One extra-curricular activity inside/outside of school
- Positive citizenship, loyalty, and hard-working
- Preference given to an applicant with a financial need
- Personal interview required
Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:
- List one extra-curricular activity that required you to show positive citizenship, loyalty or hard work and give an example. Through that example, explain how it has impacted your life.
- 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.
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Past Scholarship Recipients
2022 Ryan Groenenboom
2021 Ali Mamros
2020 Jacob Bradley
2019 Megan Dague
2018 Josette VenHorst
2017 Sarah Meyers
2016 Spencer Nevills