The Moore Scholarship application is now available from the Hiawatha High School website and Counselor’s office. Roy and Aleata Moore established a scholarship fund in 1997 to help area students with post-secondary education expenses. In 2017, the USD 415 Education Foundation assumed stewardship of the remaining $2 million fund. The Board members elected to offer all eligible HHS May graduates the opportunity to receive a Moore Scholarship.

Any current HHS senior that will be attending an accredited vocational, community college, or 4-year institution of higher learning in Fall 2019 may receive the scholarship. All eligible graduates that complete and return the application by April 1st will be awarded a $1,600 Moore Scholarship.

Teachers, parents, grandparents, and guardians are encouraged to support their HHS Class of 2019 graduate to consider the Moore application and other scholarship opportunities available from the generous Hiawatha community. hiawatha-schools/browse/43966

In 2016, 35 HHS Class of 2017 members received a $1,000 Moore Scholarship. After evaluating the fund balance and growth trends, the Board increased the scholarship to $1,500 for 34 HHS class of 2018 members. In 2019, the Moore Scholarship has been increased again to $1,600 per eligible applicant.

In addition to the Moore Scholarship, the USD 415 Education Foundation Board facilitates other projects for the benefit of USD 415 students and patrons that would not otherwise be possible through local and state government funds. Ongoing teacher mini-grants and facility improvements help USD 415 students be more engaged during the school year and competitive for life. Past successful projects include the high school auditorium lighting replacement, concession area improvements, greenhouse, and weight room.

The USD 415 Educational Foundation Board is comprised of 3-year term members: Del Elffner, Brady Hageman, Lori Henry, Traci Hinton, Erik Madsen, Kelly Meyer, and Cherie Stueve. If you are interested in serving on the Board or have other questions, please contact President Erik Madsen at 785-742-2101.

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