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The Bright Foundation Expands Lois Dale Scholarship for Des Moines Public School Students

The Bright Foundation Expands Lois Dale Scholarship for Des Moines Public School Students

Class of 2018 recipients from five high schools recognized at event

The Bright Foun­da­tion is pleased to announce that it has expand­ed its Lois Dale Schol­ar­ship to include stu­dents from all five com­pre­hen­sive high schools in Des Moines. The schol­ar­ship is a need- and mer­it-based grant that hon­ors out­stand­ing high school seniors, ensur­ing they have the finan­cial means to com­plete a two- or four-year col­lege edu­ca­tion with­out accu­mu­lat­ing debt. Pre­vi­ous­ly, the schol­ar­ship was only avail­able to grad­u­ates of East High School. 

This year’s Lois Dale Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents include:

  • Anfa Ahmed – Des Moines Area Com­mu­ni­ty College
  • Hao Chen – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa
  • Rose­mary Gal­damez – Iowa State University
  • Ngoc Anh Bich Le – Iowa State University
  • Sonia Lopez – Des Moines Area Com­mu­ni­ty College
  • Reem Maki – Des Moines Area Com­mu­ni­ty College
  • Jen­nifer Mar­quez – Iowa State University
  • Dayan­na Mar­tinez-Soto – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa
  • Scott Nguyen – Iowa State University
  • Tera Richard­son – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa
  • Tuan Truong – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa
  • Esper­ance Umukund­wa – Iowa State University
  • Ale­jan­dro Zarate Muril­lo – Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa

On May 9, 2018, the Bright Foun­da­tion held a recep­tion for Lois Dale Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents. Schol­ars hon­ored in 2016, 2017 and 2018 attend­ed the event along with fam­i­ly and guests of the newest recip­i­ents. Bright Foun­da­tion board mem­bers wel­comed the stu­dents and shared infor­ma­tion about the foun­da­tion. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all five high schools were also in atten­dance. Dur­ing the event, remarks were pro­vid­ed by the following:

  • Mered­ith Dohmen – Direc­tor of Schol­ar­ships, Bright Foundation
  • Thomas Press – Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Bright Foundation
  • Kathie Daniel­son – Prin­ci­pal, Hoover High School
  • Thai Pham – Stu­dent, Iowa State University

All new schol­ars were pre­sent­ed with a medal­lion and Bright Sto­ry book from the Bright Foundation.