Scholarships

Since 2014, the “gifts of education” program has awarded $85,750 in scholarships. The 2021 deadline will be announced Fall 2020. Call Gems of Hope at 319-393-9681 for an application.

Our generous community continues to support this worthy program. Recent donors include West Side Transport, GreatAmerica Leasing, Wells Fargo, McGrath Automotive Group, Lil’ Drug, Diamond V, The Bloomhall Family, Giacolleto Foundation, and The Gems of Hope Youth Advisory Board. Because of these organizations and other donors and supporters a significant impact has been made to the “Gifts of Education” Scholarship Program.  

2020 Gifts of Education Award Recipient
Fifteen, $1, 500.00 awards:

Emma Hearn, Center Point Urbana High School
Kaitlyn Sprague, Central City High School
Ashley Bission, Kennedy High School
Haiji Ali, Kennedy High School
LeeAnn Potter, Liberty High School
Dylan Scharnau, Linn Mar High School
Reagan Light, Mt. Vernon High School
Jasmine Stafford, North Linn High School
Kayla Prull, Prairie High School
Gracelyn Velky, Prairie High School
Alison Taylor, Prairie High School
Ramsey Tucker, Prairie High School
Ellen Houtz, Washington High School
Zachary Noonan, Xavier High School
Derek Lengemann, Xavier High school