If you are a parent, grandparent, relative or friend of a high school senior that will be graduating spring 2020, the Clarinda Foundation Board of Directors encourages you to visit with the upcoming graduate about his or her plans to continue post-secondary education. The cost of post-secondary education is the biggest obstacle for any student choosing to continue their post-graduation education. Due to the generosity of individuals, families and organizations the Clarinda Foundation is able to offer numerous scholarships each year.

The Clarinda Foundation has the privilege of administering 21 different scholarship funds this year that will be awarded in May 2020. In some instances, awards are made to post-graduates. There are also several scholarships available for the student that may choose to acquire vocational training as opposed to a traditional college degree. Several funds award more than one scholarship each year with a few of the scholarships being renewable. In 2019 the Foundation awarded $74,500 that included 50 individual scholarship awards. Since the inception of the Foundation there has been nearly $575,768 awarded in scholarships.

This year the Foundation has the honor of administering two new scholarships. The Michael Burns Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory by his parents Marjorie and Terry Burns. Michael was a 1999 graduate of Clarinda High School. He attended Iowa State University where he graduated in 2003 with a double major in Marketing and Transportation Logistics. This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Clarinda High School (CHS) Senior that plans to attend Iowa State University (ISU) in the fall of the current year the scholarship is awarded.

The Thomas and Julanne Hagewood Educational Scholarship was established in their memory by their sons Thomas Hagewood III, Roger Hagewood, and Martin Hagewood. Thomas Hagewood, Jr and Julanne began their teaching careers in Ute, Iowa in 1958. After their first year of teaching in Ute, both accepted positions within the Clarinda School District. Tom taught seventh and eighth grade math in Clarinda for thirty-three years retiring in 1989. His additional duties included coaching of all sports throughout his career. Julanne taught first grade at Garfield School for 21 years before her illness forced her to retire in 1979. Julanne passed away in 1982 and Tom in 2019.

A scholarship that I would like to encourage CHS Alumni to consider donating to either as an entire graduating class or on an individual basis is the CHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. With the CHS Class of 1962 known as the originators of the fund, other CHS classes have contributed to the fund as additional sponsors. Those include: CHS Class of 1953; CHS Class of 1964; CHS Class of 1965; CHS Class of 1967; and Harry and Dorothy Solomon. All classes or individuals contributing will be recognized each year upon the award of the scholarship.

Other scholarships available for 2020 are:

Vernon J. Baker Educator’s Scholarship

Ralph & Gladys Borden Memorial Scholarship

Ethel Brockman Nursing Scholarship

Clarinda High School Class of 1954

Clarinda Foundation Scholarship (Chosen from all submitted applications, no specific description or requirements.)

Clarinda Foundation Engineering/Agriculture Scholarship

Clarinda Veterans Scholarship

Darrell & Mary Hutchinson Vocational Scholarship

Evelyn Herzberg Educational Scholarship

George McNees Memorial Scholarship

Glenn Miller Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship

Hugh Loudon Agricultural/Business Scholarship

Maxine S. Loudon Scholarship

Harold & Dale McKinley Education Scholarship

Norm Mier Memorial Scholarship

Patsy Martin Scholarship

Swisher Family Scholarship

Charles & Lillie Tomlinson Educational Scholarship

Descriptions of each of these scholarships along with the corresponding requirements can be found on the Foundation’s website www.clarindafoundation.com and the Clarinda High School’s website www.clarinda.k12.ia.us (under the high school counselor tab). Applications are only available on the Clarinda High School’s website and are due to the high school counselor no later than March 15, 2020.

For more information on the scholarships or if you are interested in contributing to an existing scholarship fund or establishing a new scholarship fund, please contact the Clarinda Foundation office at 712-542-4412 or e-mail clarindafound@iowatelecom.net.

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