Scholarships

Tommy Capper Scholarship with emphasis on Skilled Trades

Tom Capper was born in DeWitt, IA and graduated high school in 1963. He loved growing up in DeWitt, especially seeing the pink and purple sunsets from the window of his childhood home. While it’s a small community, he saw what a difference was made by the cultural value DeWitt residents put on raising up […]

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Mary and Gary Froeschle Scholarship

Both Gary and Mary were raised in the Quad city area. Gary grew up and attended school in Davenport and Mary in DeWitt. After moving away from the area, Gary for military service in Vietnam and Mary to attend College, they returned and both graduated from the University of Iowa. They moved to DeWitt in […]

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Paul and Sally Banowetz Family Scholarship

DeWitt resident Sally Banowetz passed away in late August, but her memory will live on through a memorial endowment fund in her honor. Sally and her husband, Paul, had 15 children, 40 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. The Banowetz family decided to create a lasting legacy to honor their parents by establishing The Paul and […]

Scholarship Amount: $1000
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David A. and Sandra K. Deke Scholarship

LincolnWay Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, has established the David A. and Sandra K. Deke Scholarship endowment fund. Endowed funds support perpetual giving with annual payouts, and distributions from the Deke Scholarship Fund will support Central DeWitt High School seniors for generations to come. “We hope our scholarships will go […]

Scholarship Amount: $1000
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James D. Owen Jr. Scholarship

Jim Owen photo

Jim Owen grew up in Camanche, Iowa, in the 1940’s and 50’s. Graduating from Clinton High School in 1955, he then joined the United States Air Force for five years. He served in the Middle East and California during those years. Jim married Wilma Behr of DeWitt in 1957. They had two boys, Jim in […]

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The Kilburg Family Scholarship

The Kilburg Family Scholarship

Three generations of the Kilburg Family have called DeWitt home. The Kilburg Family Scholarship honors the memory of family members who were lost too soon and the Family’s continued commitment to the DeWitt community. Darwin and Judy moved to DeWitt in 1971 where they built a business (D&D Chevrolet) while raising three daughters. Kris (Lindsly), […]

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Sam Potter Memorial Scholarship

Sam Potter

Sam Potter graduated from Central in 1981. His love for performing arts never died, his degree was in performing arts and theater. Scholarship awarded to students interested in fine arts.

Scholarship Amount: $500
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Iowa Mutual Educational Scholarship

Iowa Mutual

Iowa Mutual Insurance Company open in 1890’s in DeWitt. Serving home owners, local industries and commercial businesses in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. Scholarship awarded to a student with emphases in business

Scholarship Amount: $500
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Neil Padgett Scholarship

Neil Padgett

Neil Padgett was a teacher and basketball coach at Central DeWitt. Scholarship awarded to a basketball player for four years.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000
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DeWitt Police Foundation Scholarship

City of DeWitt Police

DeWitt Police Foundation works to promote crime prevention, public safety and education at Central. No GPA- Scholarship awarded to those interested in Criminal Justice.

Scholarship Amount: $500
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Lillian Fell Scholarship

Lillian Marie Hall was born on October 12, 1905, marrying Leslie “Kelly” Fell in February 1927. Lillian worked as a bookkeeper at Peters Motor Company in DeWitt. Volunteering was always part of Lillian’s life. She volunteered for bloodmobiles, Pierian Club, and served Noon Lion Luncheons for the many years. As a member of the First […]

Scholarship Amount: $700
Scholarships Given: 2
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Florence M. Schrader Scholarship

Florence Shrader

Florence M. Galitz Schrader lived for eighty three years in DeWitt Iowa. She was educated, married, and worked in the community. Florence attended Dewitt Schools, married Charles C. Schrader and worked at the Iowa Mutual Insurance Company until her retirement in 1968. Showing her appreciation to the community, Florence included a Central Scholarship in her […]

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Scholarships Given: 10
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Donald G. Henricksen Scholarship

Donald G. Henricksen

Donald Gene Henricksen was born in April of 1942, growing up in DeWitt, graduating from DeWitt High School in 1960. Don continued his education in finance at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1967. Farming in Clinton, Scott and Jackson Counties following his graduation. Don was farming 1600 acres in 1981. Patricia McDonald and Donald […]

Scholarship Amount: $1,000
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