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New Scholarship Honors the First Bright Scholars of Iowa

New Scholarship Honors the First Bright Scholars of Iowa

The Bright Foundation, focused on providing education for a brighter future through college scholarships, recently announced the launch of its newest scholarship initiative – Bright Scholars of Iowa.

The Bright Foun­da­tion, focused on pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion for a brighter future through col­lege schol­ar­ships, recent­ly announced the launch of its newest schol­ar­ship ini­tia­tive – Bright Schol­ars of Iowa. 

The schol­ar­ship is a need and mer­it-based grant designed to help ensure a select num­ber of out­stand­ing Iowa high school seniors have the finan­cial means to com­plete a two- or four-year col­lege edu­ca­tion with­out accu­mu­lat­ing debt. 

The first three stu­dents to receive the schol­ar­ship include:

  • Tess Lough – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa
  • Gar­rett Miller – Uni­ver­si­ty of North­ern Iowa
  • Dal­ton Peter­son – Iowa State University

These recip­i­ents were cel­e­brat­ed at a recep­tion held at the Bright Grand­view Golf Course Club­house in Des Moines. Dan M. Kel­ly, man­ag­ing direc­tor of the Bright Foun­da­tion board, led the recog­ni­tion event.

The Bright Foun­da­tion was found­ed by H. Dale and Lois Bright in 1957. Since then, it has qui­et­ly con­tributed mil­lions of dol­lars to Iowa orga­ni­za­tions, char­i­ties and edu­ca­tion­al institutions.