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Hawkeye Awards Two $1,000 Scholarships to Honors Local Veterans

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 
New Foundation Board Member Maggie Burger
President of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation Carroll Wegner, presents scholarships to Scott Wheeler and William Weisert. Left to right: Scott Wheeler, Carroll Wegner, and William Weisert.

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College recently awarded two $1,000 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 two-million dollars. Earnings from this endowment are dedicated to support programs of veterans’ assistance, education, and patriotic endeavors.

Scott Wheeler of Belle Plaine was a scholarship recipient and is a Police Science student at Hawkeye. He currently serves in the Army National Guard in Iowa City. His career goal is to become a police officer with plans to potentially continue on to get his bachelor’s degree.

William Weisert of Sumner was a scholarship recipient and is a Criminal Justice student at Hawkeye. He currently serves in the Army Reserves in Decorah. His career goal is to continue on to Upper Iowa University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and eventually become an Iowa State Patrol Officer.

The presentation was recently made by Mr. Carroll Wegner, president of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation. Mr. Wegner has been an American Legion member for more than 40 years and an American Legion of Iowa Foundation member for more than 20 years. He was pleased to present the check to the Hawkeye Community College Foundation. Peg Brown, executive director for the Hawkeye Foundation, received the check on behalf of the foundation. Jenny Hoover, scholarship coordinator for the Hawkeye Foundation represented the college at the presentation.

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