Scholarships - Ames Education Foundation

Scholarships

 

 

This web page information was last updated on 3/01/17.
 
Ames Education Foundation has helped donors make scholarships possible for graduating seniors of Ames High School. There has been a combination of annual and endowed scholarships, which average over $40,000 in scholarships, awarded each year.  The scholarships listed below are for full time senior students attending Ames High School.

Please access all scholarship guidelines and forms through the Family Connections website established through AHS Student Services.  

Due Date: Thursday, MARCH 30th, 2017 at 3:00 pm.  Please turn into Student Services in a sealed envelope.

If you have not yet accessed the Family Connections website, please contact Students Services at AHS for scholarship process information at 817-0620.

Below are some of the past and present scholarships.  Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, as scholarship updates become available for spring 2016; then they will be posted.


AHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship (AVAILABLE - Spring 2017)
Two scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Ames High athletes. This year, spring of 2015, the amount for the male athlete will be $1,000 and the amount for the female athlete will be $1,000.

Ames High Alumni Association Scholarship (AVAILABLE - Spring 2017)

Awards three to five $1,500 scholarships to AHS graduating seniors.  At least one second-generation scholarship is awarded to a student who had a parent or grandparent graduate from AHS.  (All memorial contributions to the Ames High Alumni Association go directly to the second-generation scholarship fund.)  Selection for the scholarships is based mainly on the following criteria:  high school grades and standardized test scores, participation in school and community activities, financial need, volunteerism and staff recommendation.

Barbara Kurtz Bunning Scholarship  (AVAILABLE -  Spring 2017)

Ames High Senior Student Applicants  - must have a 3.75 grade point cumulative or higher to apply.

The $10,000 scholarship awarded over four academic years is through a gift in honor of Barbara Kurtz Bunning.  The recipient during college must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be a full-time student their first year, the following three college years, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a full-time student.

   
Muriel and Bruce Hach Scholarship  (was offered - Spring 2014) (Not available spring 2015, 2016., 2017)
The $20,000 scholarship awarded over four academic years is in honor of the strong friendships of Muriel Hach (AHS, 1966) and Bruce Hach (AHS, 1965) with friends made in Ames. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be a full-time Ames High senior/student girl.

Payer Family Scholarship  (AVAILABLE -  Spring 2017)
The $12,000 scholarship awarded over four academic years is funded through a gift from Jan and Don Payer. The graduating senior must have attended Ames High School at least three years, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be attending an Iowa university, college, area community college, technical or business school and has demonstrated a financial need.

Superintendent’s Scholarship  (not available Spring 2017)
This is a $1000 scholarship, funded by Dr. Tim Taylor, superintendent for the Ames Community School District.  This is for a graduating senior who has demonstrated the characteristics most desirable of an Ames High student.

George White Family Scholarship (AVAILABLE - Spring 2017)
The $1,000 award is for an Ames High Senior who has a 3.0 GPA or better.  His family established the scholarship in 2007 in memory of George White.  George was an avid supporter of Ames High School and he and his wife Lynn raised four children, all of who still reside in Ames and continue that tradition of support.  This scholarship is for a student pursuing an education at Iowa State University, DMACC, or a Mechanical Trade School Program in Iowa.

Endowed Scholarships:

Al and Dennis Brown Scholarship  (AVAILABLE  - Spring 2017)
The $6,000 scholarship awarded over four academic years is funded through a gift from Al Brown (Class of ’56) in appreciation for the outstanding education at Ames High School, given to him and his brother, (Dennis Brown - Class of 1963), This scholarship benefits a graduating senior who has overcome extreme obstacles, extenuating circumstances, or who has special needs, which may include a learning or physical disability.

Brent Anderson Memorial Scholarship   (AVAILABLE -  Spring 2017)
The $500 scholarship is for a senior who has been active at AHS and in the community.  GPA is not a factor.  The scholarship is funded annually through an endowed scholarship created by Brent’s parents, Carol Anderson and Marvin Anderson.

Scott Berryhill Scholarship  (AVAILABLE - Spring 2017)
The $500 scholarship is for a senior who will major in English or a related field at an Iowa school.  His parents Sharon and David Berryhill created the endowed scholarship, in memory of Scott.

Sheila M. Walsh Memorial Scholarship  (AVAILABLE  - Spring 2017)
Sheila’s 10 best girlfriends, written about in Jeffrey Zaslow’s Girls From Ames bestseller, to give a female Ames High School student the opportunity to pursue higher education, created this $1,000 scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to an Ames High senior with a 3.0 GPA or better and who meets the qualifications listed in the application.

Turk Bowman Memorial Golf Scholarship (AVAILABLE -  Spring 2017)
The two scholarships, for $1,500 each, are awarded to one member of the AHS Boys Golf Team and the AHS Girls Golf Team.  Turk Bowman attended and graduated from Ames High School in 1928.  As a senior, he and a few of his golfing friends initiated the first AHS golf team.  The scholarship has been made possible by family donations.  

Helen Rae Daley Smith Memorial Scholarship (AVAILABLE -  Spring 2017)
This $1,000 scholarship is in memory of Helen Daley Smith (Class of 1940).  The graduating senior must have attended Ames High School at least three years, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be attending an Iowa university, college, area community college, technical or business school and has demonstrated a financial need.

 

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