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Scholarship Available through Iowa Bankers Association

The Iowa Bankers Association is again accepting applications for the John Hughes Memorial Scholarship to the Iowa School of Banking. This scholarship was established as a memorial in 1986 for Hills, Iowa, banker John Hughes. Two individuals — one from an Iowa college or university and one employed by a news organization in Iowa — will be [sel]ed to receive the annual award.

Runyan among Third Quarterly Winners of College Savings Drawing

Parents Entered in Drawing After Receiving College and Career PlanningInformation for Their StudentsThirty-eight Iowa parents and guardians each received $250 in college savings deposits after their entries were randomly [sel]ed in a quarterly drawing sponsored by Iowa Student Loan®. The winners were among 386 eligible participants who entered after receiving free college and career planning information for their middle and high school students.
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Morningside announces December 2020 graduates

33 Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and 78 students earned graduate degrees in December 2020.      Morningside College awards general honors based on undergraduate work completed at the college and according to the grade point averages designated as follows:      * Cum Laude (with honor) at 3.

Iowa State University graduates 2,001 this fall

*PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE REQUESTED THEIR NAME BE SENT TO THIS PUBLICATIONThis fall, 2,001 students earned degrees from Iowa State University. The graduates were recognized in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continuing a practice started last spring, Iowa State prepared graduation day gift boxes for all graduating students.

Focus on career choice before selecting a college

By Scott Schneidermann Iowa Student Loan board memberThe traditional idea of a young adult going off to residential college to explore academics and choose a career isn't always appropriate for current circumstances. Instead, high school students should explore potential careers to make an informed choice about the post-high school education or training that is most fitting for their goals.

Light Among Minnesota State University, Mankato Graduates

Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,796 degrees to 1,753 students at the end of the fall 2020 semester, with this fall's graduates celebrated through a special website with commencement videos that will be available at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the day on which the University's three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BCCF Encourages Generous Year-End Giving to Local Non-profits

With the holidays and year end upon us, many are thinking of how they can help others or support causes they care about. Now is a great time to consider a gift to a fund of the Benton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Giving a gift through the Foundation is an easy way to impact Benton County communities and the nonprofits serving the people who live there while also providing unique tax-benefits to the donor.

Center Point Historical Society Newsletter for December

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KEEP IOWA BEAUTIFUL TO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS

Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2021 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in Keep Iowa Beautiful's 20-year history:Bob Byers--Educator. Through Bob's leadership, KIB's Litter-Free School Campus program was started in NW Iowa.

IOWA 4-H FOUNDATION AND HILLS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OPEN 2021 LEADERSHIP GRANTS

The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Hills Bank and Trust Co. open its annual leadership grant program for students who will be seniors in the fall of 2021.AMES, Iowa- November 20, 2020 – The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Hills Bank and Trust Company 2021 Leadership Grant applications are now open for current high school juniors. For the past 20 years, Hills Bank & Trust Company has partnered with the Iowa 4-H Foundation to provide college scholarship opportunities for Iowa youth who reside in the bank's service area.
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