Education briefs for July 16

Harmening receives Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

Hy-Vee has announced that Meghan Harmening, a student at Buena Vista University, is one of 24 college students to be awarded a Hy-Vee Foundation, Inc. college scholarship.

Each year, the Hy-Vee Foundation awards a total of $80,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have worked at Hy-Vee or have parents working for Hy-Vee.

Winners are selected by a retired high school principal on the basis of a 300- to 500-word essay and a summary of the student’s school, civic and extracurricular accomplishments and involvement as well as their academic standing.

West receives Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

Hy-Vee has announced that Daniel West is one of 56 high school seniors to be awarded a Hy-Vee Foundation, Inc. high school senior scholarship.

West, a Marshall High School graduate, plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Each year, the Hy-Vee Foundation awards a total of $80,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have worked at Hy-Vee or have parents working for Hy-Vee.

Winners are selected by a retired high school principal on the basis of a 300 to 500 word essay and a summary of the student’s school, civic and extracurricular accomplishments and involvement as well as their academic standing.

VFW contest open to students

The local VFW Auxiliary to Post 742 of Marshall is sponsoring the National Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests.

The VOD contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private, parochial high schools or home schooled in grades 9-12. The students need to type and record a three- to five-minute audio essay on a CD. The theme for this year is “Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future.”

The Patriot’s Pen essay contest is open to sixth- through eighth-grade students enrolled in public, private, parochial high schools or homeschooled. The essay must have 300-400 typewritten words. Students must write their own essay. The theme for this contest is “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.”

All entries in these two contests will be judged on the local level, with winner to go on to the district level, and that winner will go on to the department level. The department winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., and will be entered in the national level. The national winner in the Voice of Democracy program will receive a $30,000 scholarship. In the Patriot’s Pen program, the national winner will receive $5,000. There are awards made on the local, district and state level also.

Deadlines for both contests are the same. To qualify, all entries must be submitted to the local VFW Auxiliary by Nov. 1 to qualify for judging in this contest. The Auxiliary winner will be forwarded to the district chairman by Nov. 15 to be judged on the district level.

Applications for both contests are available by calling Lois Novosad at 532-5236 or by going online to the VFW website. All entries must be submitted to her by Nov. 1.

VFW Auxiliary offers scholarships

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National offers scholarships to members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career at a technical school. A spouse, daughter or son of a member are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for one year prior to application. Applications are available online at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary or call Lois Novosad at 532-5236.