The income from most of the scholarships listed below is used to fund BVU’s merit awards and may not be individually awarded. These funds have been made possible through the generous contributions of alumni and friends who are dedicated to supporting the collegiate success of BVU students. 

The Anemometry Specialists Annual Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Rob SL’98 and Tara SL’97 Hach of Alta, Iowa.  The intention of Rob and Tara Hach of Anemometry Specialists is to provide an annual scholarship to be awarded to a woman student within the Harold Walter School of Business.  Priority will be given to qualifying woman with financial needs.  If no one qualifies the financial aid director may select any qualifying student submitting application.  The scholarship is renewable each year based on eligibility.

The Anemometry Specialists Employee Annual Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Rob SL’98 and Tara SL’97 Hach of Alta, Iowa.  The intention of Rob and Tara Hach of Anemometry Specialists is to provide financial support to BVU students.  Priority shall be given to a student who is an Anemometry Specialists employee or dependent of an Anemometry Specialists employee who is in good academic standing.  Second preference will be given to a woman BVU student within the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business.

Guy Andrews Memorial Annual Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Dr. Sue Cullers in memory of her father, Guy Andrews.  The purpose of the scholarship shall be to award an annual scholarship to a student who is attending Buena Vista University Storm Lake campus, pursuing a degree from the School of Business and who graduated from a rural high school.  The scholarship is renewable for students who are in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and continues to pursue a degree within the School of Business.

Margaret Gordon Ashbaugh Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Ashbaugh SL’36 to help needy young people receive a higher education at Buena Vista.  Mrs. Ashbaugh was a long-time teacher and principal in Boone, Iowa and a supporter of BV.

R.C. Baker Foundation Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance for students in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business.

Neil Ball Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by Bill and Ronda Marshall and the Class of 1999 in honor of the late Neil Ball, BVU’s beloved night watch employee.  This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to helping fellow classmates and/or has volunteered in the Storm Lake community.

Jay Beekmann Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jay SL’42 and Jean SL’42 Beekmann to serve students with financial need and academic ability.  Dr. Beekmann served his alma mater for many years as physical education professor, baseball coach, and athletic director.

Biblical Studies Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 by a grant from Presbyterian Church (USA).   The scholarship is open to all students regardless of their field of study.

Harry Blackmun Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was funded through a gift from Justice Harry Blackmun, BV’s first American Heritage Lecture Series laureate.  The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a junior and plans to go to law school after graduation.  Nomination letters must be submitted to the Dean of Faculty.

Beth Brotherton Blum Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Charles and Betty Brotherton in memory of their daughter.  Students selected for the scholarship is in good academic standing and show financial need.

George M. Bodaken and L.J. (Pete) Zubradt Communications Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually.  Preference is given to students majoring in corporate communications.  Second preference is given to students majoring in mass communication and/or students preparing for careers in law.

Bomgaars Annual Scholarship

The Bomgaars Annual Scholarship is funded through gifts from Bomgaars Supply.  These gifts fund a scholarship will provide financial support to BVU students with preference given to a student(s) who is a Bomgaars employee or a dependent of an employee and maintains a CPA of 3.0 or higher. There are awards for both Storm Lake campus and Center students.

Dr. Audrey Brecher Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Audrey Brecher SL’60, a former professor of education and BV Trustee.  The scholarship is available to students majoring in elementary education who demonstrate financial need.

H. Dale and Lois Bright Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Bright Foundation for Buena Vista students from Wayne County or southern Iowa with financial need.

E. Joanne (Purinton) Bristol Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established through the estate of Sadie Purinton in honor of her daughter Joanne, is awarded to a junior or senior art student with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Jessie Brown Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Alex F. and Jane E. Brown in memory of Jesse Brown.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).

Merle H. Brune Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Mr. Brune in 2008.  The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund, withdrawals which shall be used to provide student financial assistance.

Buntrock Scholarship

William and Rose Cairnes Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. William Cairnes, a long-time Trustee, and his wife, Rose.  The scholarship is awarded annually to students attending Buena Vista University.

Michele Hartwig Cameron Annual Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Michele Hartwig Cameron by her brother, Rod Hartwig, SL’85.  The annual scholarship will be used to provide scholarships for students who are Junior banking and finance majors with a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Chesterman Company Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a well-deserving student and is funded by the Chesterman Company of Sioux City, Iowa.

Lewis and Gerda Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

One half of this scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending Buena Vista University.  The other half is used to assist the University in the recruitment and selection of North American Indian students to attend BVU.

Marvin and Lucille Christensen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was funded through a gift from Marvin and Lucille Christensen in 2000.  The scholarship is awarded annually to students with financial need and preference is given to non-varsity athletes.

Joyce Claussen Music Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in music.

Gertrude Cooley Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of BVU Trustee, E. Wayne Cooley’s wife, Gertrude, who died of cancer in 1982.

Cornerstone Guard Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the graduating class SL’40 as a class project.

Don and Mildred Cox Restricted Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Cox to be awarded annually to a student in their junior year majoring in English.

Dr. William Cumberland Research Award

The award is for a senior student selected by the faculty who best demonstrates excellent writing and research skills.  This award was established in Dr. Cumberland’s name by Steven R. Smith SL’68.

N.H. Curtis Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students.

Prentice Dean Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to qualified students with financial need.

Cuba Deppe Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 from the estate of Cuba Deppe, longtime Buena Vista County resident.  This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

Frank and Anna Dobler Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with financial need.

Nell Dohrmann Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Nell Dohrmann to aid students attending BVU who graduated from Storm Lake High School or Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School.

Tina Donath Memorial Annual Scholarship for Excellence in Print Journalism

This scholarship was created in the memory of Tina Donath, who passed away in September, 2010.  The scholarship recognizes Mrs. Donath’s long-term work with The Storm Lake Times, and her commitment to excellence, thoroughness, and dedication in the field of local print journalism.  The scholarship is funded through gifts from members of the BVU and Storm Lake communities, family, and friends.  The purpose of the scholarship (Fund) shall be to award one or more $1,000 annual scholarships to students from the Storm Lake Campus, who have a genuine interest in print journalism and have been recommended by a BVU faculty member.

John and Borghild Dvergsten Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2009 through the residuum of the John and Borghild Dvergsten Charitable Gift Annuity, shall be used to provide an annual scholarship for the student(s) pursuing a degree within the School of Business.

Irvin and Ruby Dvergsten Endowed Fund for Students Attending the Storm Lake Campus

The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund, withdrawals which shall be used for significant scholarships for Spencer, Iowa, high school graduates (or the School’s future partners) to be awarded to incoming freshmen who have a 3.56 GPA, 23 ACT, or in the top 25% of their class.  The award is renewable.  The scholarship was established in 2007 through the Dvergsten Foundation.

Irvin & Ruby Dvergsten Lakes & Prairies Center Endowment Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund, withdrawals which shall be used for significant scholarships for the neediest full-time students attending the Lakes & Prairies Center who reside in and around Spencer, Iowa.  The award is renewable.  The scholarship was established in 2007 through the Dvergsten Foundation.

Agnes Eichler Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001, this scholarship is awarded to students who are in at least their junior year and are majoring in education or special education.

Tom D. Eilers Memorial Scholarship

In 1967, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Field Supervisors (UTUIA) established an annual scholarship at BV in honor of the late Tom D. Eilers.  The scholarship is in recognition of the service rendered by Mr. Eilers to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Mr. Eilers’ interest in BV.  The scholarship shall be awarded to a child or grandchild of a member or deceased member of the UTUIA or predecessor organization.  The student must rank in the upper 40% of his/her graduating class.

Clara M. Evans Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late Clara M. Evans of Early, Iowa. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student from Crestland Community High School or its successors.

Shirley Evans Ward Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2007, the purpose of the fund shall be to provide scholarships to deserving women defined as women in good academic standing and good campus citizens.  Preference shall be given to one or two women recipients.  Priority shall be given to potential women recipients from Early, Iowa.  Second preference shall be given to women who attended the Nemaha-Schaller-Crestland School or its successor, and third preference to women from Northwest Iowa.

BVU Facilities Management Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by members of the BVU facilities management staff through the annual Faculty & Staff Campaign.  The scholarship is intended to recognize a student during their senior year who has worked in facilities management.

Maye L. Farel Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Maye L. Farel, SL’34, a long-time teacher and grade school principal in Storm Lake.  This scholarship is to contribute toward tuition costs of a woman student of sophomore standing who is demonstrating financial need, plans to enter a career in education and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

First United Presbyterian / Fort Dodge Center Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1984.  Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need and dedication to their vocational pursuit.  Preference will be given to qualifying students from the First United Presbyterian Church of Fort Dodge and second preference to students who are members of any Presbyterian church.  If no one qualifies in the previous two preferences, the financial aid director may select any qualifying student submitting application.  Applications must be submitted by February 1 each year.

First Presbyterian Church – Estherville, IA Scholarship

Established in 1993, the First Presbyterian Church of Estherville, Iowa Scholarship is awarded to Emmet County students of Presbyterian faith who are preparing for Christian Ministry.

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Minnesota, Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s) training for a church vocation or to a student(s) who shows promise of becoming an active church lay leader.

Jeanyce Forsyth Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established through the estate of Ms. Forsyth in 2008, shall be awarded annually to students pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Willamette Morse Foster Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late Willamette Morse Foster, SL’31, for students majoring in business education or business.

Ted Fritcher Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by BVU Trustee, Doris Fritcher, in memory of her husband, Ted.  The scholarship is awarded to a student(s) who demonstrates financial need.

Gary and Sharon Garton Scholarship

The fund was established by the Garton’s in 2007.  This annual gift will be used to provide scholarships for students planning to major or currently majoring in science with an emphasis in biology, chemistry and/or physics.  Recipients must display financial need and be in good academic standing.

Gilbert & LaVerne Geisinger Endowed Scholarship

The Gilbert and LaVerne Geisinger Endowed Scholarship was established in 1999 by BV Life Trustee, Gilbert Geisinger and his wife, LaVerne.   The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and academic competence.  First priority should be given to students from Storm Lake and Early, Iowa, second to students from Buena Vista County, and third to students from Northwest Iowa.  If no qualified candidates are available from these areas the scholarship is awarded simply to needy students.

Frances Geisinger Endowed Scholarship

Oscar J. and Tena Grau Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior who has maintained a high academic average, demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership and citizenship, and shown a firm commitment to the Christian faith.

Will B. Green Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to an academically qualified student(s) with a major interest in music.  The fund was established by the family, colleagues and friends of Will B. Green, former bandmaster and chairperson of the Fine Arts Division at Buena Vista.

Reuben and Mildred Griffith Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.  Selection is made by the college’s financial aid committee and is based on need and academic ability.

The Guardian Scholars Program

This annual scholarship was established by Craig and Elizabeth Sandahl in 2010.  The purpose of the Guardian Scholars Program is to provide the resources and support to students that age out of the foster care system in Iowa.  The annual scholarships will be used to provide support for two students and is renewable each year based on eligibility.  The awardees will be selected by the director of financial aid and must display financial need and be in good academic standing in pursuit of a degree, based on University guidelines.

Harlan Gutz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Harlan Gutz.  The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund the income of which shall be used to award annual scholarship(s) to deserving non-traditional students studying business at the Storm Lake campus.

Duane Haack Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Duane Haack, a long-time BV English professor.  The purpose of the fund is to award annual scholarships to Junior or Senior students who display financial need, as determined by the University guidelines, and must be in good academic standing in pursuit of a degree.  The students must be studying or intending to study English, or a closely related field of study.  Preference is given to students from Iowa.

Stanley and Virginia Haahr Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Mr. Haahr, SL’36, and long-time Storm Lake businessman, to assist worthy students attending BVU.

Clarence Hadenfeldt Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) from Iowa or Minnesota on the basis of character, academic ability and financial need.  The scholarship is funded by a gift from the late Clarence Hadenfeldt, SL’30.

Gwenna Hadenfeldt Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Iowa or Minnesota on the basis of character, academic ability and financial need.  The scholarship was funded by a gift from the late Gwenna Hadenfeldt, SL’30.

Louis and Lillie Hadenfeldt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Louis and Lillie Hadenfeldt by their son, Clarence, SL’30.  Recipients of the scholarship are selected on the basis of character, academic ability and financial need.

Thelma Halling Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student who is selected by the BV’s Financial Aid Office.

Russell and Hazel Hansen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of Dr. Russell and Hazel Hansen.  The only criterion for this scholarship is that it be used to provide financial aid to worthy students.

Ivan Harlan Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.75, with preference given to science and history majors.  This scholarship was established in 2001 from memorial funds given for Ivan Harlan, former BV Vice President for Student Services.

Ira Heikens Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  The scholarship was established in memory of Ira Heikens by his wife, the late Mrs. Alma Davidson of Storm Lake, Iowa.

Leo Charles Heinen Endowed Science Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student(s) who have demonstrated academic ability.  The scholarship was established in memory of Leo Charles, SL’65 by his mother, family, and friends.  Additional contributions were later added as a tribute not only to Leo Charles but also in memory of his grandparents, Charles and Ida Lamont.

Dorothy Sampson Held Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. Fritz Held in memory of his wife, Dorothy, SL’38.  The scholarship is granted to students who demonstrate financial need and who have chosen to study at BVU.

Janice A. Helgason Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Richard Helgason established this scholarship in 2008 to be awarded to a female student demonstrating financial need, majoring in math, journalism or computer science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Ervin C. Henning Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established through the estate of Mr. Henning.  The scholarship is awarded to graduates of Storm Lake High School who rank in the upper 25% of their class and demonstrate financial need.

Harriet Henry Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Harriet Henry, longtime BV coach.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to female exercise science majors who are in their junior or senior year with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Roger A. Higgins-Koepp Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  The scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Roger A. Higgins of Webb, Iowa.

Dr. Wayne Higley Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

This scholarship was established in 2004.  The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund the income of which shall be used for scholarships to attract and retain students who have the abilities and desire to become outstanding accounting professionals.

Dr. Albert F. Hirsch Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  The scholarship was established by Rudolph L. Hirsch and Mrs. Hanna Block in memory of their parents, Dr. Albert F. and Mrs. Lilly Hirsch.

Dr. Marjorie Holmes Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by world renowned author Margorie Holmes, SL’29.  It is awarded annually to deserving students who have a desire and the qualifications to pursue a writing career.  Selection of student recipients is made by the School of Communication and Arts and Financial Aid Office.

Pauline and Arlene Houston Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late Arlene Houston, SL ‘59, and sister, Pauline Houston, SL’58.  The scholarship is awarded to students living in Iowa who are interested in teaching with preference given to students from O’Brien, Clay and Dickinson Counties.  Both Pauline and Arlene were long-time teachers in Iowa schools.

The John Hughes Family’s Scholarship for Teaching

This scholarship was established in 2007 by John Hughes III and Pamela Hughes (MS’99) to honor John’s mother Jeanne (McArthur) Hughes, Buena Vista Class of 1928 and University of Iowa Class of 1931.   The purpose of the scholarship shall be to award an annual scholarship, used for tuition only, to a junior or senior female student planning on a career in teaching.  The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and attend the Storm Lake campus.

Dr. William H. Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Dr. William H. and Huldah Hunter in 2004.  The purpose of the fund is to provide an endowment fund, the income of which shall be used for scholarships for deserving students who need encouragement, based on financial need as determined by the University’s Financial Aid Office.

W.J. and M. Hunzelman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established from a gift from Willard J. and Marjorie Hunzelman.  The scholarship is awarded to a student(s) who is actively enrolled and in good standing in BVU’s School of Business.  The student(s) must be entering the junior or senior year and major in the accounting field.

Iowa College Foundations Scholarships:

The Iowa College Foundation, founded in 1952, has as its primary purpose to solicit support from the business community, foundations and individuals on behalf of its member private Iowa colleges and universities, of which Buena Vista University is a member.

ICF – Aegon Scholarship

ICF – Camp Scholarship

ICF – Carver Foundation Scholarship

ICF – Carver/Pioneer Wallace Scholarship

ICF – Coca Cola 1st Scholarship

ICF – Commercial Federal Bank Scholarship

ICF – Gleeson Scholarship

ICF – EMC Insurance Scholarship

ICF – Hormel Scholarship

ICF – Iowa Challenge Scholarship

ICF – Iowa Grocers-Beckwith Scholarship

ICF – Iowa West Foundation Scholarship

ICF – Lloyd Biology/Physical Science Scholarship

ICF – Mercantile Scholarship

ICF – MidAmerican Energy Foundation Scholarship

ICF - Minority Incentive Scholarship

ICF - Pioneer Scholarship

ICF - Vera W. Mayer Scholarship

ICF – Pella Rolscreen Foundation Scholarship

ICF – Principal Financial Group Scholarship

ICF – Charles Stevenson Smith Scholarship

ICF - United Parcel Service Foundation Scholarship

ICF – US Bank  Scholarship

ICF – Wells Fargo Scholarship

ICF – Westmar Scholarship

ICF – Winter Estate Scholarship

C.F. Inman Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to academically qualified students majoring in music.  The scholarship was funded by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Inman.

International Student Scholarship

This institutional scholarship fund is used to assist deserving foreign students attending Buena Vista who have financial need.

Office Elements Annual Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must display financial need and must be in good academic standing in pursuit of a degree, as determined by University guidelines.  The student(s) must be from within Office Elements service areas (Northwest Iowa/Sioux City area).

C.P. Jackson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of C.P. Jackson a former resident of Estherville, Iowa.  Awards are made by the Financial Aid Office.

Jude and Ethel Jenson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 through the estate of Ethel Jensen.  The only requirement for this scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to worthy applicants for enrollment at BVU.  Assistance should go to a freshman each year.

C.J. and Sue Johnston Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Buena Vista student(s) and is based on need and academic ability.  Selection is made by the college’s Financial Aid Office.

Nellie G. Jones Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a female graduate of Storm Lake High School on the basis of need, character and academic ability.  The scholarship was established by the estate of Nellie G. Jones of Storm Lake, Iowa.

Nancy Julich Annual Scholarship

This scholarship established by Susan Cameron in 2008, is to be awarded annually to students planning to major or currently majoring in communications/media studies.  Recipients must display financial need and be in good academic standing.

Lena I. Julius Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student on the basis of character, academic ability and financial need.  The scholarship was funded by a gift from Mrs. Lena I. Julius, Storm Lake resident and businesswoman.

Merle Kahuda Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Miss Merle Kahuda, and is available to assist deserving young people who desire to attend Buena Vista University.

Clyde and Esther Kislingbury Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Kent and Mary Don Kislingbury in honor of his parents.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) attending Buena Vista University.  Selection is made by the Financial Aid Office.

Kraemer-Taylor Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Opal Kraemer Taylor, SL’21, and her brother, Orville B. Kraemer, SL’26.  The scholarship was established through the estate of Mrs. Taylor and is awarded annually to worthy students in the fields of science or literature.

Clyde & Marcia Krause Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in some field within the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business with regard to financial need.

George Krohn Memorial Scholarship

This is a one-time scholarship to be awarded in 2009-10 in memory of George Krohn, longtime BV employee.  The gift was made by George’s family.

Gladys and Ted Kuehl Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student who is a member of Circle K.  Mr. Kuehl and his wife, Gladys, were instructors at Buena Vista.

Mary Kuhlmann Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Algona, Iowa in memory of Mary Kuhlmann.  The scholarship is awarded annually by BV with the concurrence of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church.  Preference will be given to academically qualified students who require financial aid as determined by BV and who are foreign students, if possible, or who reside in the Algona area.  Priority given:  1) foreign students, 2) Algona , 3) other

Jake and Phoebe LaFoy Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a BV student(s).  The scholarship was established by the family and friends of Jake LaFoy, former director of admissions at Buena Vista, and his wife, Phoebe, former admissions counselor.

Albert and Emma Lage Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded annually to graduates of Holstein High School (or its successors) on the basis of academic ability.

Donald and Candace Packard Lambie Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by former BV Trustee, Donald Lambie and his wife, Candace Packard Lambie.  This scholarship is available for students at Buena Vista with academic merit and financial need.

Lampe Life-Long Learning Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Elwood and Verna Lampe.  The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support to non-traditional age student(s) who has/have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework and, after an extended lapse in collegiate coursework, is enrolling at Buena Vista University as a junior or senior to complete his/her baccalaureate degree.

Langenberg Endowed Scholarship

Donald & Frankie Larsen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship established by Don and Frankie Larsen shall be awarded to students majoring in either Math or Science with preference given to students from the Sioux Central Community School District (Sioux Rapids, Iowa area) or Clay Central – Everly Community School District (Everly, Iowa area).

Lashier Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship established in 2006, will be awarded annually to a freshman in good academic standing in pursuit of a degree based on University guidelines.  The student must be majoring in education and pursuing a teaching degree.

Charles Lehnus Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship established in 2002, is awarded to students majoring in religion or philosophy and religion, in good academic standing and who demonstrate financial need.

LeMars Presbyterian Scholarship

This scholarship was established by LeMars Presbyterian United Church of Christ for Buena Vista students from their congregation or from Plymouth County.

Leonard & Louise Martz/BV Women Scholarship

The Leonard and Louise Martz/BV Women Scholarship fund was established in 1986 through an initial contribution from the BV Women.  This scholarship will be awarded to non-traditional students either on campus or at one of the Centers.

Robert and Anna Maria McComb Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  The scholarship was established by Mary E. McComb, SL’09, the daughter of Robert and Anna Maria McComb.

Paul and Vivian McCorkle Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Trustees, Paul and Vivian, SL’59, McCorkle.  The scholarship is awarded annually to students with financial need, with academic ability and major in elementary education.

John McDonald Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  Selection is made by the Financial Aid Office and is based on need and academic ability.

Mack Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is a living testament to the generations of the Mack Family who have attended Buena Vista and/or have supported this great institution for so many years. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s) who demonstrates financial need.

Mrs. Louis Madison Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Buena Vista student(s), based on academic achievement.

John and Catherine Malone Pre-Law Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students intending to prepare for a career in law.  The scholarship was established by Mrs. John Malone in memory of her husband, a long-time attorney in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.

Marketlink Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student(s) in his/her sophomore year or beyond.  The student will have declared a major within the School of Business and have attained a cumulative average of 3.2 or above.

Larry & Gwendolyn Martin Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship, established in 2001, is to award annual scholarships.  The scholarship shall be awarded to students studying education, with preference given to students studying business education.

Leonard & Louise Martz/BV Women Scholarship

The Leonard and Louise Martz/BV Women Scholarship fund was established in 1986 through an initial contribution from the BV Women.  This scholarship will be awarded to non-traditional students either on campus or at one of the Centers.

Master Teacher Scholarship

Rex & Velma Mather Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 to provide scholarship support to students studying English or Education.

Meinhard Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Dr. Meinhard SL’40 and his wife, Iris D. Meinhard, this scholarship recognizes and rewards students for outstanding volunteer service to the University, their community and church.  Eligible students shall be completing their junior year at BVU’s Storm Lake campus.

Elizabeth & Richard Merten Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1996.   The scholarship is intended to be awarded to a non-traditional student.  If there is not a non-traditional student, it is left to the discretion of the Financial Aid Office to award.

Margaret Burkholder Mett Scholarship

This scholarship established in 2001 shall be awarded to students on the basis of the student having a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale.  The students will also be a Junior or Senior English major with an emphasis on writing.

MidAmerican Energy Scholarship

The MidAmerican Energy Scholarship program is funded by the MidAmerican Energy Company.  Its purpose is to provide encouragement and reward to talented students at BVU who have expressed an interest in engineering, pre-engineering, environmental biology, information technology, or business.

Midwest Wireless Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by an annual gift from Midwest Wireless.  It is intended for first and second year students studying (or intending to study) computer science or management information systems or a closely related field.  Preference is given to students from Iowa or Minnesota.

Dr. R. Norris Miller Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) preparing for a church vocation.  The scholarship was established by the former Presbytery of Northwest Iowa and its friends and churches in memory of Dr. R. Norris Miller, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery from 1953 to 1967.

Marian Mills Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Marian Mills, a long-time BV employee, and is awarded to deserving students.  First preference is given to students working for the admissions office during their enrollment at BV.

Minority Incentive Scholarship

Millicent Mitchell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Mrs. Millicent E. Mitchell, SL’24, for continuing student aid.

Elmer and Lola Moe Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Buena Vista student(s) and is based on need and academic ability.  Selection is made by the Financial Aid Office.  This scholarship was established by Lola in memory of her husband, Elmer, SL’29, who was a former teacher and farmer in the Sioux Rapids area.

Julia V. Moore Endowment Fund

The Julie V. Moore Endowment fund was established in 2005.  The fund is to provide need-based scholarships for students whose families are paying U.S. taxes, but who are prohibited from filing in the financial aid system because their immigration status provided that they have committed themselves to become U.S. citizens.  Second preference shall be given for students whose ethnicity makes them members of minority groups. Third preference shall be given to women students majoring in a natural science or allied health discipline.

Stephen V. Moore Special Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established by President Fred and Susan Moore in the name of their son, Stephen.  The scholarship is available to Buena Vista University students majoring in special education.

Morningside Presbyterian Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a church related vocation.

Phyllis L. Murphy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Phyllis L. Murphy for BV students with financial need.

National Presbyterian Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students planning to enter one of the Presbyterian colleges.  Applicants must have been members of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. for at least one year prior to filing application forms, and must have ranked in the top quarter of their secondary school class at the end of their junior year.  Further information may be obtained from Presbyterian ministers or from the Financial Aid Office.

Lindsey-Neppel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Judge Charles F. Pendleton, SL’48, in memory of two Buena Vista students, Darrell Lindsey and Ralph Neppel, both of whom received the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II.  Available to students from Buena Vista County.

Jay G. and Lois F. Neubauer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Jay G. Neubauer of Storm Lake.  The scholarship is available to students majoring in business administration or pre-medicine.

Matthew Nieman Endowed Scholarship

The Matthew Nieman Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of the Reverend Matthew Nieman, BVU Class of 1992.  Its purpose is to provide a perpetual source of funds for financial assistance to students at Buena Vista University exhibiting a commitment to spiritual life.  First preference shall be given to a junior or senior who has expressed the intent of entering the seminary.  Second preference given to students majoring in religion and third preference to students with a religion minor.

Nieman Family Scholarship

The Nieman Family Scholarship Fund was established by Francis SL'62 and Beverly SL'62 Nieman in honor of Coach Merritt and Mareda SL'71 Ewalt.  Students who are pursuing a major in Education or Exercise Science, has a verified financial need by the Financial Assistance Office and is in good standing academically and socially are eligible for this scholarship.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

The Ohrlund Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to students on the basis of their academic achievement and good standing at BVU.  It is preferred, to the degree possible, that at least one of the recipients be a music major or minor.  This replaces in total all requirements and documents associated with the John Jacob Ressler Endowed Scholarship.

Henry Olson Endowed Scholarship (travel stipend)

This scholarship was established by Ed Bock, SL’40, to honor the memory and service of Buena Vista College’s 14th President Henry Olson.  The scholarship is awarded to students who have made the most of his or her talents and time at Buena Vista and is used for any meaningful purpose, including foreign travel.

Olson Endowed Scholarship for Special Education Majors

This scholarship was established in 1999 by Dr. Myron Olson, SL’34, and his wife, Eloise.  The scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated sincere interest and dedication to the Special Education Field.

Bob and Dorothy Otto Scholarship

This scholarship was established from the estates of Bob and Dorothy Otto.

Herma L. Parker Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) on the basis of financial need.  The scholarship was established by the estate of Herma  L. Parker of Alta.

Ione (Hickman/Paul) Perry Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Gordon L. Paul, PhD. in honor of his mother, Ione (Hickman/Paul) Perry.  The fund is to provide scholarships through BVU’s External Programs and Marshalltown Center to assist licensed teachers in Marshall County to obtain certification in special education.

Carl G. Peterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends of Carl G. Peterson, long-time automobile dealer in Cherokee and Storm Lake.  The scholarship is awarded to students from Cherokee and Storm Lake majoring in business.  The award is alternated between students from the communities.

Robert Pfaltzgraff Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Miss Virginia Pfaltzgraff in memory of her brother, Robert Pfaltzgraff, a professor in the music department at Buena Vista for many years.  The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in music.

Howard and Lela Pierce Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Kelvin Pierce, SL’36, in honor of his parents to provide encouragement and reward to young men and women from Buena Vista County who major in English, Mathematics, or natural or social science and who maintain a 3.0 GPA.

George and Ruth Pingrey Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by the family of George and Ruth Pingrey to become a lasting symbol of recognition of George and Ruth’s commitment and deep interest in the lives and education of young people.  The scholarship shall be awarded to students demonstrating financial need and who maintain a good academic standing with the University.  Priority will be given to students studying finance, and then to all other fields of study within business.

Pinnacle Bank Annual Scholarship

This scholarship, to be awarded for the first time for the 2011-12 academic year, shall be  two $1,000 annual scholarships to students who are from the Storm Lake campus, are pursuing a Finance & Banking degree in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  The recipients must also display financial need.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Scholarship

This annual scholarship established in 2001 is intended for students from “small town” Iowa who have been in the top 25% of their high school graduation class and who demonstrate financial need.

Joy Pitstick Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John and Joy (SL’45) Pitstick to provide encouragement and reward to young men and women who chose music education as a course of study at Buena Vista University.

Alan Ray Purinton Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established through the estate of Sadie Purinton in honor of her son Alan, is awarded to a junior or senior science student with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Reader’s Digest Foundation Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students.  The scholarship was established by the Reader’s Digest Foundation of Pleasantville, New York.

George and Florence Reynolds Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student with scholarly potential.  The scholarship was established by the family and friends of Dr. George Reynolds, professor of history and political science at Buena Vista from 1937 to 1972 and his wife, Florence.

Evelyn Rockufeler Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 2010 through the estate of Evelyn Rockufeler SL’39.  The purpose of the scholarship shall be to award an annual scholarship to a student(s) who is an Iowa resident and pursuing a career in teaching.

Barney & Irene and Kirby & Linda Roberts Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Roberts Family to assist deserving students attending Buena Vista University.  Preference is given to students who wish to major in business and go into sales upon graduation.

Homer and Myrtle Roberts Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Homer Roberts by his wife, Myrtle, SL’57, and also in  recognition of Myrtle’s long teaching career.  The scholarship is awarded to a student(s) majoring in the humanities.

George and Mildred Rosenfeld Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to assist students who have been selected on the basis of character and scholarship.  Mr. Rosenfeld was a former employee of BV.

Storm Lake Rotary Club Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school senior from the Storm Lake area by the Storm Lake Rotary Club.

F.W. “Bob” and Amy Ruliffson Endowed Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to a student(s) on the basis of need, citizenship and sincerity of purpose.  Preference is given to a student from northwest Iowa who is studying management, music, nursing, medicine, chemistry, engineering, or dentistry.  The fund was established by the friends and family of former Storm Lake Mayor “Bob” Ruliffson and his wife, Amy Dahl Ruliffson.

Dr. Luman Sampson Scholarship

Wilford and Luella Sanford Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the Wilford and Luella Sanford estate for deserving students with financial need.

Dorothea Grohe Secor Schrage Scholarship 

This scholarship was established through the Dorothea Schrage estate for deserving students, preferably in the fields of music and religion.

John W. and Lillian Schultz Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selection for this scholarship is for deserving students based on financial need, academic ability and will be awarded to one or more students majoring in some facet of business.  This scholarship was established by Dorothy and Gordon Sheffield, SL’36, in memory of her parents.

Senior Scholarship

Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Shafer Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and academic competence.  Priority is given initially to students who come to the University for the study of business or music.

Ralph E. and Edna Sheffield Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dorothy and Gordon Sheffield, SL’36, with additional gifts from Paul SL’37 and Ruth Sheffield.  The scholarship is a memorial to Gordon and Paul’s parents.  The scholarship is awarded to deserving students based on need and academic ability and who are majoring in some facet of business.

Mary Jane Siebens Endowed Scholarship

J. Robert and Mary Siefer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by J. Robert and Mary Siefer and is available to all students attending Buena Vista.  Dr. Siefer served the college for many years as Vice President for Estate Planning and as Interim President.

Fred E. Siefer Scholarship

This scholarship was formerly called the Marion Miller Siefer Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship name was changed after the death of Fred E. Siefer, former BV Trustee, by his wife, Martha.  The scholarship is granted to a Fort Dodge Center student, if possible.  If not, it can be awarded to anyone with academic abilities and financial need.  Funds for the scholarship come through an annual gift from the Siefer Charitable Foundation.

Sara Slade Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.  Selection is made by the Financial Aid Office and is based on need and academic ability.

Verle Dean Smith Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was named for Mr. Smith, SL’48 and awarded to needy students in the field of physical science or business administration.

John (Jack) & Jane Spooner Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 and is to provide and endowment fund, withdrawals which shall be used to provide financial assistance for students from the Storm Lake area.

Ellis and Evelyn Stern Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ellis Stern, a long-time attorney of Storm Lake.  The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with financial need.

Lawrence and Lillian Stevenson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Lawrence and Lillian Stevenson.  The scholarship is intended to provide an endowment fund, the income of which shall be used for scholarships to students with financial need, preference to be given to but not limited to students from Wright or Humboldt Counties in Iowa.

Student Senate President Scholarship

Margaret Swanson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship first awarded in 2010 is to provide an endowment fund, the income of which shall be used for an annual scholarship for students in good academic standing.

Opal Taylor Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Opal Kraemer Taylor .

A.G. Thomas Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship was given in honor of A.G. Thomas on the occasion of his retirement from Buena Vista by his family.  The scholarship is intended to be awarded to a financially needy member of a minority group with first preference given to a social work major.

Throop Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by former BV Trustee, Harvey McKenzie Throop and his wife, Helen.  The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

J.W. Tierney Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Cecile Tierney in memory of her son, Joseph W. Tierney, SL’62, for deserving students.

William H. Timmins Restricted Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 in honor of William Timmins by his wife, Shirley.  The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior pursuing full-time Christian work.

Trustee Endowment Scholarship

Helen and Gerald Tupper Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Helen and Gerald Tupper for students needing financial assistance who are majoring in biology, business or music.  The late Mr. Tupper served on BV’s Board of Trustees for several years.

Tymeson Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to students on the basis of financial need and who have chosen an area of business as his/her field of study.

US Bancorp Piper Jaffrey Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Duane Miller to provide financial support to a BVU student who has declared a major within the School of Business.

Art & Phyllis VanGelder Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.

Fred and Ida Vast Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to worthy and deserving students of BV.

John, Ida and Frederick Vast Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is used by the college to assist needy students in their education.  It is awarded to freshmen and is in conjunction with an academic scholarship.

Carroll Vaughan Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Carroll Vaughn, a former BV professor in the School of Business.  This restricted scholarship shall be used to underwrite internships for talented students who show merit and need in their internship endeavors.  The funds will be awarded by the School of Business Faculty.

Oliver W. Vilas Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in memory of Oliver W. Vilas.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Storm Lake High School to help defray the student’s first-year costs.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of leadership, co-curricular school-sponsored activities and good citizenship.

Wilbert & Joan Vilas Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in 2001.  The scholarship shall be granted to students who demonstrate financial need and academic competence.  First priority should be given to students from Storm Lake or area students.

Irene C. & Robert E. Voss Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998. The Voss scholarship is awarded to a student(s) with financial need that is majoring in Education.

Irene Wagner Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Irene Wagner, SL’45, in 1991.  The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student(s).

Geneva D. Watson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a gift from Geneva D. Watson for students in their junior and senior year who have committed themselves to a career in Christian service such as the ministry or Christian education.

Charles and Mary R. Waterbury Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mary Waterbury’s family in honor or her 90th birthday.  The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students studying or planning to study education with preference to those students majoring in elementary education or a related area.

Lorraine Weber Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s).  The scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Lorraine who was executive secretary and administrative assistant to the president of the college.

Wesselink Family Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a junior student who has made the greatest contribution to campus life and has verified financial need.  It is given in honor of the late Dr. W.D. Wesselink who served the University in leadership positions for more than 30 years.

Westensee Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to qualified students.  The scholarship was established by a gift from the estate of Martha Westensee, a former student at Buena Vista and a teacher in Cherokee and Buena Vista counties.

Westlawn Preministry Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Westlawn Presbyterian Church, Sioux City, Iowa to be awarded to pre-ministerial students only.

Z.Z. White Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estates of Zeno Z. and Madge White, long-time BV benefactors.  The scholarship is intended to recognize students whose abilities, interests, academic preparation and personal qualities can be enhanced through participation in BV’s activities and leadership program.

James Aubrey Whitmer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends of James Aubrey Whitmer.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in speech and/or drama who demonstrates ability and need.

Dorothy Willhoite Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established due to Ms. Willhoite’s interest and desire to help students obtain a higher education at BV.  Preference is given to students majoring in music.

Mary Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2007 by Graff and Phyllis Williams in memory of their daughter, shall be used to provide an annual scholarship to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education with an interest in special education and has a verified financial need.

Ella Witter Art Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students majoring in art.

Frances Witter Music Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students majoring in music.

Julie Jensen Higgins Wollesen Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Sherman SL’62 and Susan Wollesen in 2009 in memory of their daughter.  The purpose of the scholarship shall be to provide an annual scholarship to a female student on the Storm Lake campus pursuing a career in Elementary Education who has obtained and continues to hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and displays financial need.

David & Kathryn Youberg Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Youberg to provide an endowment fund the income of which shall be used to award annual scholarship(s) to deserving junior or senior students majoring in education with an emphasis in math or science at the Storm Lake campus.

Donald W. and Grace Young Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established in memory of his father by Dennis Young, SL’65, and Buena Vista University Trustee, is awarded to deserving students.

Charles Z. and Sally Zalesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of “Chuck,” who was Vice President for Business Affairs at Buena Vista for many years.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student(s) who demonstrates financial need.