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Administration Center

525 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Office: (563) 332-5550
Fax: (563) 332-4372

The Maintenance Center

Office: (563) 332-6895

School Resource Officers
High School:
Deputy Jamey Fah
Phone: (563) 332-5151 ext. 5124

Junior High:
Deputy Peter Bawden
Phone: (563) 332-0200 ext. 2605
District Schools
Bridgeview Elementary:

Main Office: (563) 332-0215
Attendance: (563) 332-0216
Cody Elementary:

Main Office: (563) 332-0210
Attendance: (563) 332-0211
Forest Grove Elementary:

Main Office: (563) 332-0208
Fax: (563) 332-0207
Hopewell Elementary:

Main Office: (563) 332-0250
Attendance: (563) 332-0251
Pleasant View Elementary:

Main Office: (563) 332-5575
Attendance: (563) 332-5576
Pleasant Valley High School:

Main Office: (563) 332-5151
Attendance: (563) 332-6132
Pleasant Valley Junior High:

Main Office: (563) 332-0200
Attendance: (563) 332-0201
Riverdale Heights:

Main Office: (563) 332-0525
Attendance: (563) 332-0616

Marilyn M. & Burt C. Gearhart Family Scholarship

Marilyn M. & Burt

Marilyn and Burt are pleased to support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation. Their intent is to provide a deserving graduating PV senior the opportunity to help further their continuing education. Education has played an important role throughout the couple’s lives, leading to successful careers in their chosen fields.

Marilyn is originally from Brooklyn, Iowa, and holds two degrees in Education (BSEd, 1968, Truman State University and MSEd, 1979, Texas A & M) and taught for 32 years in grades ranging from preschool to 8th grade science. She also coached girls’ basketball for almost 20 years. Marilyn volunteers at the Buffalo Bill Museum and the LeClaire Community Library and enjoys traveling, outdoors, friends, and family.

Burt is originally from Newton, Iowa, and holds two degrees in Industrial Engineering (BSIE, 1966, MSIE, 1968, University of Iowa). He was employed by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Harris Corporation in Dallas, Texas, before starting his own software development company, Applied Computer Technology (ACT), specializing in data communications protocol testing. He retired in 2001 to pursue a hobby in nature and sports photography. He is frequently seen photographing bald eagles at Lock & Dam 14 and various musical and athletic events of his grandchildren.

The couple lived in the Dallas, Texas, area for 38 years before returning to Iowa in 2007 to be with family.

Their daughter, Chris Cournoyer, has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas (BSCS, 1992). She currently serves as an Iowa State Senator and is a self-employed website developer. She serves on the Southeast Iowa STEM Advisory Board, is the President of the Quad-City Engineering and Science Council, serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Junior League of the Quad-Cities, and is a Reserve Deputy in the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. 

The couple has four grandchildren: Bennett (PV 2016), Sydney (PV 2018), Tanner and Chase Cournoyer (PV 2025).

Criteria to Apply:

  • Student will attend 2-4 year college or vocational/trade school the first semester after graduation.
  • Student will attend school in Iowa or Truman State University.
  • Student will have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Student will have participated in Pleasant Valley High School extra-curricular activities.
  • Student will have one letter of recommendation from outside school and include a 200 word essay.

Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Initiative
  • Established future goals and plans to achieve them
  • Ability to communicate
  • Self-motivation in completing challenging activities
  • Self-confidence and ability to seize opportunities

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.
  • Describe an experience (in 200 words or less) you have had where you seized an opportunity. How did you grow as a result?
*If you choose to attend an educational institution that does not meet the criteria for this scholarship, your scholarship may be revoked.

Click here to Apply for a Scholarship


Past Scholarship Recipients

2023    Abhinav Manosh Pillai
2022    Benson Richards
2021    Kane Zemo
2020    Miranda Miller
2019    Jamie Trentz
2018    Olivia Peters
2017    Ryan Thompson


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