Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship
The Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by her family and friends when she died of cancer at the age of 14. Lindsay would have been a member of the PVHS class of 2008.
Lindsay was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February of 2004. Lindsay was in the 8th grade at Pleasant Valley Junior High at the time. She had lived in Bettendorf just over a year and a half at the time of her diagnosis, but was already a friend to many. Her friends and family remember her for her witty sense of humor, her fun-loving personality, her generosity and compassion, her ability to make everyone feel comfortable, and her contagious smile. She believed everyone deserved a chance, treated everyone fairly and didn’t judge people on their looks or beliefs. She was a high honor roll student. She worked hard and always strived to do her best and didn’t quit until she accomplished what she had set out to do. She enjoyed volleyball, track, and basketball. She loved to read and was a huge Harry Potter fan. Before moving to the Quad Cities, she was involved in softball, basketball, track, and was a cheerleader. She spent her summer months on the lake swimming, water-skiing and tubing.
Lindsay was an awesome sister and role model to her two younger sisters, Lauren and Devyn. She was the type of daughter a parent could only dream of having, but for her parents it was a reality. Her family’s hope is that this scholarship will help make the road for a prospective college student a little easier financially and that it keeps Lindsay’s memory alive.
Criteria to Apply:
- Be a graduating senior of PVHS
- Applicant should be a leader and positive role model
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after seven semesters of high school and submit a transcript of grades
- Plan to attend a college or vocational school upon graduation
Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:
- 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.
Past Scholarship Recipients:
2022 Chloe Isbell
2021 Olivia Lucas
2020 Aadil Manazir
2019 Margaret Muszalski
2018 Emma Elceser
2017 Cecily Clark
2016 Emilee Swanson
2015 Elizabeth Coin
2014 Sarah Allen
2013 Mackenzie Morthland
2012 Samantha Zust
2011 Michelle Alessandra
2010 Hannah Cassatt
2009 Erin Claeys
2008 Keri Sorensen
2008 Erika Milas
2008 Emily Graham
2007 Jane Travis
2006 Marie Ludgate
2005 Sara McCracken