PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Scholarship Winners


At the Des Moines Yacht Club this past Thursday evening (May 19, 2015) students, parents and members of the local community gathered for the annual Dollars for Scholars award reception.

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization affiliated nationally with Scholarship America. They work to help hometown students get connected with organizations, endowments and businesses in the community that provide scholarship funds.

You can learn more at the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars web site.

Thursday’s celebration was an opportunity to recognize local students who were selected as scholarship recipients for 2015.

Here are this year’s scholarship winners:

  • Des Moines Rotary Scholarship – Gurleen Grewal
  • Des Moines Rotary Scholarship – Jessalyn Henry
  • Recology/CleanScapes Scholarship – Bethany Shimasaki
  • BJ and Anna Bjorneby Scholarship – Daniel Inman
  • Ronald Millheisler Scholarship – TeRessa Giamatti
  • Steven J. Underwood Memorial Scholarship – Kennedy Bryant
  • Southwest Seattle Business & Professional Women Scholarship – Cassandra Larson
  • Geraldine Sorensen Scholarship – Megan Reissig
  • Des Moines Dollars for Scholars – Navath Nhan
  • Des Moines Dollars for Scholars – Hannah Van Wyk
  • Des Moines Yacht Club First Mates Scholarship Honoring the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year – Courtney Jolley
  • Des Moines Yacht Club Ken Higgins Memorial Scholarship – Ryan Snow
  • Des Moines Yacht Club Darrel Miller Memorial Scholarship – Allison Wick

Photographer Michael Brunk was at the event and shot the following photos. You can click individual images to view them larger.

2015 Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship Winners

Angela Engel, Dollars for Scholars Board President

Angela Engel, Dollars for Scholars Board President

Tony Piasecki & Gurleen Grewel

Tony Piasecki & Gurleen Grewel

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Tony Piasecki & Jessalyn Henry

Dan Bridges & Bethany Shimasaki

Dan Bridges & Bethany Shimasaki

Daniel Inman, Anna Bjorneby & BJ Bjorneby

Daniel Inman, Anna Bjorneby & BJ Bjorneby

Felicia Doubek, Guest Speaker & Previous Scholarship Recipient

Felicia Doubek, Guest Speaker & Previous Scholarship Recipient

TeRessa Giamatti & Vickie Bergquist

TeRessa Giamatti & Vickie Bergquist

Dick Underwood, Kennedy Bryant & Officer Bob Crane

Dick Underwood, Kennedy Bryant & Officer Bob Crane

Cassandra Larson & Margaret Way

Cassandra Larson & Margaret Way

Megan Reissig & Nancy Sorensen

Megan Reissig & Nancy Sorensen

Kurt Hollingsworth & Navath Nhan

Kurt Hollingsworth & Navath Nhan

Hannah Van Wyk & Virg Staiger

Hannah Van Wyk & Virg Staiger

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Trish Keenan & Ryan Snow

Allison Wick & Marilee Wamsley

Allison Wick & Marilee Wamsley

2015 Scholarship Awards Reception

2015 Scholarship Awards Reception


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