Scholarships

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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(Mayor Don) Don Thiltgen Scholarship

Don Thiltgen

Don Thiltgen was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. In junior high he played football, basketball and loved track. He lived two miles from school, so after practice he walked home, but most often times, he ran to increase the strength in his legs. When he got home from school, his job was to prepare […]

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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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Iowanna Junior 4-H Club Scholarship

An Iowanna Junior 4-H Club fire in 1981 in a home where no one lost a life. Scholarship awarded to a 4-H member for four years in rural Clinton county.

Scholarship Amount: $500
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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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