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June 29, 2016

Edna Webster, of Estherville, wished to encourage students to pursue educational opportunities at Iowa Lakes and beyond. In 1998 she established the Arthur and Elva Yates Memorial Scholarship to honor her parents. Requirements include full-time enrollment as second year sophomore as of upcoming fall semester, minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and...

June 28, 2016

Clyde and Grace Sanborn, former area business owners, had a great interest in young people’s education. In 1975, the couple established a scholarship fund with Iowa Lakes Community College. Over the years, the fund has grown to award several scholarships to Iowa Lakes Community College students. Requirements include full-time Estherville...

June 28, 2016

The Clyde and Grace Sanborn High School Junior Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2005 by former area business owners, Clyde and Grace Sanborn. Scholarships are awarded to high school juniors from Estherville, Ringsted, Gruver, Armstrong, Swea City, Terril and Graettinger, as well as students with a...

June 28, 2016

The We Believe Military/Veteran Scholarship is funded by Iowa Lakes employees and other donors who believe in rewarding Military Veterans or their dependents with assistance in pursuing their educational goals. In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must be either an active member or veteran of the U.S....

June 27, 2016

The Dickinson County Luau Scholarship was established in 2004 at Iowa Lakes Community College. The Iowa Lakes Foundation, with the help of Iowa Lakes employees and community committee members, hosts an annual Luau to fund this scholarship. Requirements include permanent Dickinson county residence, full-time (12+ credits) or part-time (6-11 credits)...

June 27, 2016

The Corn Belt Power Cooperative Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2006. Corn Belt Power has a commitment to its service communities and renewable energy production. Requirements include minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, Iowa resident and full-time enrollment in Wind Energy and Turbine Technology. Selection emphasis will be...

June 27, 2016

The We Believe General Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 1999 and is funded by annual contributions from employees and friends of Iowa Lakes Community College. This scholarship is open to all Iowa Lakes students attending any of the five Iowa Lakes campuses and is awarded on...

June 24, 2016

The We Believe Criminal Justice Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2005 and is funded by annual contributions from employees and friends of Iowa Lakes Community College. This scholarship is open to all second year Iowa Lakes students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program and is awarded...

June 24, 2016

The We Believe Laurene Kay Klepper (Wycoff) Memorial Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2008. This scholarship memorializes Klepper while benefiting students who are enrolled in Human Services/Disability Studies, nursing or pre-med programs. Preference will be given to students with a cancer diagnosis or a cancer diagnosis...

June 23, 2016

Over 150 people put on their grass skirts and sunglasses and joined the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s 12th annual Dickinson County Scholarship Luau. The Luau took place on June 16 at the tropical Barefoot Bar on Lake Okoboji.  Guests enjoyed a Luau themed meal, catered by the Barefoot Bar....

June 23, 2016

The WaTanYe Scholarship was established to reward a non-traditional age student pursuing higher education at Iowa Lakes Community College. This scholarship is funded by Estherville WaTanYe (an Indian word meaning “Service Foremost”) which was established in Estherville in 1936. The recipient is chosen based on community service performed and personal...

June 23, 2016

The PEO Chapter AY established this scholarship in 2005. Founded in 1869, PEO is a national philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing opportunities for higher education to women. Chapter AY of Estherville, was established in 1896. This scholarship is presented each year to an Estherville Lincoln Central graduating senior...

June 22, 2016

The Heldt-Laker Memorial Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports.  The event starts on Friday, July 15 at the Estherville Golf Course.   Golfer registration begins Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m., with a...

June 22, 2016

The We Believe Business Administration & Management/Sales & Marketing Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2005. Requirements are full-time enrollment in Business Administration & Management or Sales & Marketing, pursuing A.S. degree, completed minimum one semester as of upcoming fall semester and minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA. Award...

June 22, 2016

Created in 2006, the We Believe Construction Technology Scholarship was established to reward a student with specific academic achievement enrolled in the Construction Technology Program at Iowa Lakes Community College. The recipient is chosen based on cumulative GPA and a personal essay provided with the scholarship application. Award amount varies...

June 21, 2016

Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, supports students who wish to become skilled workers in the future workforce. Since 2010, Iowa Lakes Community College has awarded two Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships each year. Requirements include full-time enrollment in...

June 21, 2016

Created in 2005, the We Believe Biology Scholarship was established to reward a student with specific academic achievement enrolled in the Biology Program at Iowa lakes Community College. This scholarship is funded by contributions from employees and friends of Iowa Lakes Community College. The recipient is chosen based on cumulative...

June 21, 2016

Created in 2015, the We Believe Clay County Scholarship was established to reward Clay County students with specific academic achievement and financial need planning to attend Iowa Lakes Community College. This scholarship is funded by a private donor with ties to Clay County. The donor created this scholarship to help...

June 21, 2016

The uniform for the day is bib overalls and a seed corn cap for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride.  The 2016 Tractor Ride takes place on Thursday, July 7.   Coffee and rolls provided prior to the ride prepare participants for a scenic tour of...

June 20, 2016

The Carlos Ledesma Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship was established by family, friends, and Criminal Justice program alumni of Carlos to honor his dedication to the law enforcement profession. His commitment to helping others and upholding the law serves as an inspiration to recipients of this scholarship. Requirements include full-time enrollment...

June 20, 2016

Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 24 at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.   The event features a nine-hole, four-person best shot tournament format.  Registration at 12:30, followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun...

June 16, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College funds the Bookstore Scholarship at each of the five campuses each semester. Requirements include minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and financial need as determined by FAFSA results. Award is $200 and must be used for books only. The 2016 -17 recipients include: Mindy Baker, Algona Thomas Kelly,...

June 16, 2016

Carrington Baker was a student who touched many lives during his two years at Iowa Lakes Community College. He was a strong leader in the Laker Life Club at Iowa Lakes and a Youth Leader at Grandview Baptist Church. During his time at Iowa Lakes, Cary announced to the Laker...

June 16, 2016

Ag Processing Inc. (AGP®), of Emmetsburg, a farmer-owned cooperative engaged in procurement, processing, marketing, and transporting of grains/grain products, awards two $500 scholarships annually to students at Iowa Lakes Community College. Requirements include full-time enrollment in Agribusiness Technology or Agriculture Production Technology and a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average....

June 16, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the 2016-17 recipients of the Adult Learner Scholarship: Estherville Campus – Natalie Rosenberg, Algona Emmetsburg Campus – Holly Weisbrod, Emmetsburg Iowa Lakes Community College funds the Adult Learner Scholarship and awards several $500 scholarships in the fall and spring semesters. Requirements include minimum 25 years...

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