OSKALOOSA — John Edgren and Emma Kelderman, seniors at Oskaloosa High School, and Maggie Voyles, a senior at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, have been selected from Bank Iowa’s Oskaloosa region as recipients of the Spirit of Chandy Scholarship. The winners will each receive a $500 scholarship.
Bank Iowa awards more than 20 $500 scholarships to commendable high school students across the state annually. The scholarship honors Bank Iowa co-founder Harry Barr’s daughter, Chandy Barr Clanton, who passed away in 2009.
Students are selected based on academics, character, leadership, honors/awards received and participation in school and community activities, including swimming, biking, running and flying — a few things Chandy was passionate about.
The application process asks students to complete an essay describing personal strengths, as well as education and career goals.
“It’s an honor to be able to give back by supporting these distinguished students in their higher education journey. Investing in our local young people is very important for our community’s future,” said James Feudner, Bank Iowa’s regional president.