Taylor Robison was selected as the recipient of the Doc and Bonnie Bender Memorial scholarship which is a three year scholarship totaling $2,250.
The Doc and Bonnie Bender Scholarship is made possible from contributions by the Bender family in honor of the late Dr. Henry and Bonnie Bender who lived in this community for many years. They raised their family of four children in this community and always stressed the importance of higher education. This scholarship represents Doc and Bonnie’s legacy of philanthropy, encouragement, and love for one’s home community by supporting an opportunity for other local youth to achieve their goal of higher education.
Alison Burns from Stockton was chosen as the recipient of the $400 Dorothy Pope Memorial Nursing Scholarship.
This Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Dorothy Pope who was a registered nurse and worked in this community for many years at both the Cedar County Memorial Hospital and the International Shoe Factory. This scholarship honors her memory by encouraging local students to pursue a career in nursing.
Taylor Robison was chosen as the recipient of the $400 Shelley D White Briscoe Memorial Nursing Scholarship.
This Scholarship honors the late Shelley D White Briscoe who grew up in this community, graduated from El Dorado Springs High School, and achieved a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in nursing. She balanced a professional career that she loved while raising a family that she adored and was always a supportive wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and caregiver.
Makenzie Melton was chosen as the recipient of the $400 Eldon Steward Agriculture Scholarship.
This Scholarship was created by Eldon Steward, a long time Cedar County resident who appreciates the amenities of rural life and farming. With this scholarship he hopes to encourage young people to pursue careers in agriculture and become the caretakers of our rural farms and resources.
Dagan McIntire was selected as the recipient of the $2,000 Ellis and Jennie Barritt Educational Scholarship.
This scholarship was created by Jennie Barritt who enjoyed 34 years of teaching in local schools and hopes to encourage and help students pursuing teaching careers to achieve their educational goals beyond high school.