Senior Scholarships

Scholarship Awards

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The Linn-Mar School Foundation is proud to work with the community and private donors to offer scholarships to graduating seniors. The scholarships may be in memorial of a Linn-Mar graduate or staff member, or a community member wanting to give back to students. This is such an exciting time in our students’ lives and we are happy to offer an avenue to help them with their financial needs.

To apply for available scholarships, click the scholarship link below (taking note of other criteria needed), complete the application and upload required documents. Please note you are able to apply for multiple scholarships, although, you must apply for each scholarship separately. All respondents must establish a login and apply online. 

Scholarships will be open up for application on Tuesday, November 1st and will close on Friday, January 13th. The scholarship selection committee will discuss applications and selections will be made by the end of February 2023. The recipient of the awarded scholarship will be notified by email and by post mail shortly after selection has been made. The date of Senior Recognition Night, where these scholarships will be announced and celebrated, will be noted in this correspondence. Please also note that those seniors awarded scholarships will need to provide a written thank-you to the donor or donor’s family, complete an on-line informational sheet, and in August of 2023 will need to provide proof of enrollment before payment of the awarded scholarship will occur.

Scholarship NameGPA CriteriaLetter(s) of RecommendationOther Criteria
Aggarwal Family Scholarship 3.0+Yes (3 Letters)Financial Need
Dayton & Marilyn Sippy Scholarship2.5-3.25Yes (2 Letters)
Dennis Selness Memorial ScholarshipYes (3 Letters)Must be an active member of FFA and pursing a career in natural resources or agriculture
Gerald Senninger Trojan Lodge #5483.0+Yes (2 Letters)Involvement in co-curricular activities or community service. This is offered every other year. Next year to be awarded is 2024.
Harper Leah Memorial Scholarship2.5+Yes (2 Letters)Financial Need
Heather Merschbrock Memorial ScholarshipN/AYes (2 Letters)Education Major
John & Marie AbouAssaly Scholarship3.5+Yes (3 Letters)Volunteering and leadership focus
John & Peg Slusher University of Iowa Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)Must be attending University of Iowa
John Anderson Memorial Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)
Kiwanis Club of Marion Endowed ScholarshipN/AYes (3 Letters)
Laurie Smith Fine Arts Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)Must be involved in Fine Arts
Lea Jost Nursing Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)Nursing Major
Linn-Mar Student Council Scholarship in Honor of Selena Apodaca and Bella Severson2.75+Yes (2 Letters)Must have signed the Hands-Free pledge and obtain 20 additional pledges
Marion Firefighters Association Scholarship2.5+Yes (2 Letters)Must be pursuing a degree in Fire Science and/or EMT/Paramedic
Melissa Ann Brendes Memorial Scholarship3.0+Must be involved with dance
Milton B. and Onalee Arnold Memorial Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)
Morris F. Neighbor Scholarship3.25+Yes (3 Letters)
Nick Wilwert Boys Tennis Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)Must be involved in boys tennis
Paula Grady Memorial ScholarshipN/AYes (2 Letters)
Ryan Driscoll Memorial Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)
Steven J. Colton Memorial Band Scholarship3.0+Yes (2 Letters)Must be pursuing a career in instrumental band (education or performance)

The Linn-Mar School Foundation also offers scholarships that are by nomination only. These donors have requested that school staff identify students that fit the criteria for their awards. These are the Kyle Goodell Memorial Scholarship and the James E. Purtell Award.

James E. Purtell AwardBy nomination only
Kyle Goodell Memorial ScholarshipBy nomination only

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