2019 Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Front row, left to right: Dave Kalish (IGEF board chair); Parker Velte (Dr. Dennis & Marilyn Carr Scholarship), Alexis Miura (Terry Goke Memorial Scholarship), Madelyn Hunt (Mae E Austin Memorial Scholarship), Haylee Casper (J. Bruce and Margaret L. Bradley Memorial Scholarship), Samantha Richards (Christianson Family Scholarship; Thomas & Mary Jane Limmex Scholarship; Dorothy Lepeska Memorial Scholarship)
Back row, left to right: Sarah Buckhaus (Robert & Martha Klindt Scholarship), Lauren Harmening (Bernadine Olson Memorial Scholarship; Dr. Charles W. Young and William R. Young Endowed Scholarship), Hannah McCracken (Millard "Mick" Gundlach Ag Scholarship; James E. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship-2 year), Nathan Daniels (James E. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship - 4 year; Glen and Connie Gard Family Scholarship; Robert Graber Scholarship), Alec Zimmer (Tanner Merwin Memorial Scholarship; Austin Cook Memorial Scholarship), Fred Skaife (IGEF board vice chair)
Back row – left to right: Elana Winders (Tanner Merwin Memorial Scholarship); Charles Christianson (Christianson Family Scholarship); Ronald Allen (Robert & Martha Klindt Memorial Scholarship); Maranda McCarthy (James E. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship); Jaynie Rule (Robert Graber Scholarship, Dorothy Lepeska Memorial Scholarship, and Platteville Consumers Cooperative Scholarship).
In commenting on the scholarship presentations IGEF board chair Paulette Divall said, “Without the support of our many donors these scholarships would not be possible. We are particularly grateful for the endowed scholarships that have been established by families and through bequests. These legacy scholarships will be given forever.”
Back row – left to right: Fred Skaife (IGEF Board; Zachary Campbell (Tanner Merwin Memorial Scholarship); Jacob Soman (Mae E Austin Memorial Memorial Scholarship); Taylor Busse (Dorothy Lepeska Memorial Scholarship); Kenneth Schoville (J Bruce & Margaret L Bradley Memorial Scholarship).
Middle row – left to right: Erica Thomas (Robert Graber Scholarship and Millard “Mick” Gundlach Agriculture Scholarship); Elizabeth Wernimont (Robert & Martha Klindt Memorial Scholarship); Elizabeth Buckhaus (Platteville Consumers Cooperative Scholarship); Carley Richards (Connie Munson Memorial Scholarship); Brittany Brennum (Christianson Family Scholarship)
Back row – left to right: Brett Pluemer (James E Schroeder Memorial Scholarship and Dr. Dennis & Marilyn Carr Scholarship); Kyle Soderstrom (James E Schroeder Memorial Scholarship); Logan Bomkamp (Tanner Merwin Memorial Scholarship); Creighton Biddick (Steve Randall Memorial Scholarship); Brea Stanton (Thomas & Mary Jane Limmex Scholarship).
Middle row: Casey Hines-Munson (Connie Munson Memorial Scholarship AND Thomas and Mary Jane Limmex Scholarship), Kelly Silvers (Lois Clifton Memorial Scholarship), Brett Wunderlin (Robert Graber Scholarship), and Tyler Granville (Tanner Merwin Memorial Scholarship).
Back row: Tanner Arndt (Mick Gundlach Scholarship), Lara Daentl (Connie Munson Memorial Scholarship), Emily Warne (Mae E Austin Memorial Scholarship), Rita Reynolds (Thomas and Mary Jane Limmex Scholarship)
The first grant in the educational enrichment category was award in the fall of 2002. With this grant of $575, the sophomore honors English class presented a Shakespeare puppet theatre to all students in the elementary school. This connected to their experience of attending the same play, "The Taming of the Shrew", at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, recognized nationally as a premier outdoor Shakespearian experience. The University of Wisconsin, Platteville, provided them with authentic period costumes to complete the presentation.
The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin awarded IGEF a grant for the establishment of a web site to provide information to alumni and other interested people regarding this foundation.
Five scholarships of $500 each were awarded in May 2001 to: Tanya Ley, Ashley Loy, Jessica Mueller, Jason Spurley and Sarah Gerber.
A silent auction was held at the local banks over a 2-month period in the summer of 2001 and raised $655 because of the donation by Richard Bristol of his hand crafted wooden items.
The Elmer Biddick Foundation gave $4000 in June of 2001 to be used to serve any of the 3 goals established by IGEF. Memorial scholarships for Connie Munson (2001) and Mae Austin (2002) were lovingly established by their families.
The Martha Klindt memorial was lovingly established to satisfy the needs of any of the 3 goals.
A brochure was developed and mailed to all residents within the I-G district in December 2000 and distributed to agencies and appropriate businesses in Grant and Iowa counties.
2. To support innovative and creative projects that inspire both I-G students and teachers to achieve educational excellence within the I-G school district.
3.To provide ways to strengthen and support families and ensure that there is continuity of education for all children in the IG School District."