The Des Moines Yacht Club was the scene Wednesday night (May 16) for the 2012 Dollars for Scholars awards reception. This annual event is the culmination of a process that matches local college-bound students with Des Moines-area organizations that provide scholarships. Twelve students received scholarship money this year, up three from last year. Two new organizations stepped up to provide additional scholarships, CleanScapes and Peterson Northwest Corporation (Pete’s Towing). The following scholarships were awarded: Des Moines Yacht Club First Mates Scholarship

  • Jelena Stevanovic, Normandy Park (The Bob Rothwell Memorial Scholarship)
  • Kory Hollingsworth, Des Moines (The Bob Rothwell Memorial Scholarship)
  • Brianna Stoutenburgh (The Don Espeseth Memorial Scholarship)
Des Moines Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Molley Alvardo, Des Moines
  • Natasha Batby, Normandy Park
CleanScapes Scholarship
  • Nicolas Fischer, Normandy Park
Peterson Northwest Corporation Scholarship
  • Enrique Ramirez, Des Moines
Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Endowment Fund
  • Alexis Gregerson, SeaTac (The Ronald Millheisler Scholarship)
Steven J. Underwood Memorial Scholarship
  • Anne Marie Rogers, Des Moines
Southwest Seattle Business and Professional Women Scholarship
  • Karlayna Kern, Des Moines (The Geraldine Sorenson Scholarship)
  • Tanjerra Brown, Des Moines
Dollars for Scholars Foundation Scholarship
  • Nita Lisenby, Des Moines
WLB photog Michael Brunk was at the reception and shot the following photos. You can click a photo to view it larger. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="medium" exclude="14108,14089"]]]>

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3 replies on “PHOTOS: Dollars For Scholars Awards $10,000 in Scholarships”

  1. I was honored to have a small part in the Dollars for Scholars presentation. I want to thank the Waterland Blog for reporting on this great community event. Frequently we are saturated on what almost seems a daily basis about the terrible and tragic events some of our youth get involved with.
    It is so refreshing, especially in my line of work, to be reminded, the vast majority of our youth are fantastic achievers and capable of accomplishing some amazing things. I can share with the community after witnessing the awards presentation last night our future will be in some very talented hands. Best of luck and congratulations to all the soon to be graduates! Chief O’Leary

  2. Many thanks to Michael for taking all the pictures. The Waterland Blog is much appreciated in reporting on the reception each year. These students all deserve the recognition!

  3. Thank you for Scott and Michael for reporting on the fabulous evening at the Des Moines Yacht Club honoring twelve bright students who deserve the scholarships they received last night. Des Moines Dollars for Scholars along with the businesses, non-profits and Des Moines community continues to invest in education. I’m proud to serve as President of this organization.
    These students are amazing people who are working hard to obtain their education and contribute to their communities and the world. We can all be proud of them.
    Thanks Waterland Blog for reporting this good news!

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