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Two Veterans Receive Scholarships

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
 
The Grainger Foundation presents a check for $10,000 to the Hawkeye Community College Foundation.
Left to right: Karen Gebel, Interim Executive Director of the Hawkeye Foundation; Leah Gentz, scholarship recipient; Carroll Wegner, President of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation; Sean Rogers, scholarship recipients; and Robin Knight, Veterans Services Coordinator at Hawkeye.

Hawkeye Community College recently awarded two $1000 scholarships to area veterans. The scholarships were made possible by the American Legion of Iowa Foundation.

This unique foundation was founded in 1978 and provides financial assistance to promote Americanism, youth programs, veterans’ rehabilitation and community service in the state of Iowa. The foundation has accumulated an endowment of more than $2 million dollars. Earnings from this endowment are dedicated to support programs of veterans’ assistance, education, and patriotic endeavors.

Scholarship recipients include:

  • Sean Rogers of Waterloo currently serves as a NCO in the Army Reserves. He previously  served in the US Army and achieved the rank of sergeant. His career goal is to become a nurse practitioner in the state of Iowa.
  • Leah Gentz of Masonville is a Liberal Arts student at Hawkeye. She currently serves in the Iowa National Guard. Her career goal is to achieve a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

The presentation was made on September 13 by Mr. Carroll Wegner, President of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation. Mr. Wegner has been an American Legion member for over 40 years and an American Legion of Iowa Foundation member for over 20 years. He was pleased to present the check to the Hawkeye Community College Foundation. Karen Gebel, Interim Executive Director for the foundation, received the check on behalf of the foundation. Robin Knight, Veterans Services Coordinator for Hawkeye Community College represented the college at the presentation.

For more information on scholarships that are available or how to make your tax deductible donation through the Hawkeye Foundation, call 319-296-4002.