Tom & Martha Shaff Licea Family Scholarship
Martha Shaff Licea is a Graduate of St. Olaf College and Drake University Law School. She is a partner with the law firm of Betty, Neuman and McMahon of Davenport. Some of her accomplishments/memberships include: Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2011-present), President of the Iowa Defense Council Association (2007), and a Cody Elementary volunteer.
Tom Licea is a graduate of the University of Iowa, BBA. He is a Portfolio Manager for Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, IL. Some of Tom’s accomplishments/memberships include: past President of The Iowa Quad Cities Rotary, Vice-Chairman of the Handicapped Development Center, Vice-President of the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation, past board member of Rivermont Collegiate, football coach for Bettendorf Parks and Recreation, and Junior Achievement representative for Cody Elementary and PV Junior High.
Martha and Tom have two children, Chase and Maddy, in the Pleasant Valley School District.
Criteria to Apply:
- Be a graduating senior from PVHS with GPA consistent with college admission
- Be involved in school, community or a job
- Hardworking student in classroom and out
- Student of good character
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 Sami Alsheika
2021 Michael Nauman
2020 Conrad Gehrhardt
2019 Victoria Parejko
2018 William Mask
2017 Mackinsey Paulson
2016 Bennett Cournoyer
2015 Alexis Hooks
2014 Sanya Tazyeen