*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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Organization asking citizens to join the effort to replant and care for a new tree canopy for the next generationTrees Forever, a local non-profit organization, today announced a citizen campaign to support replanting the trees devastated by the August derecho. The Planting Hope campaign will plan for the purchase and repopulation of trees in communities including Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Marshalltown and rural areas in the derecho's path.
The Benton County Community Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2020. This nationwide event recognizes the increasingly important role community foundations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges. The Benton County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), which is confirmed in compliance with national standards for U.