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Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

January 24th, 2023
Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

Davenport-based manufacturer American Power Systems, Inc. (APS) is now accepting applications for its $5,000 award for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit- and need-based, one-time gift. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship is named in honor of the late Thomas Keenan Evans, a local engineer and entrepreneur who founded APS in 2006. The award was created in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel, and to help them change the world for the better. APS fully funds... Read More

Quad-Cities Students Invited to Apply for Nearly 80 Scholarships Totaling More Than $500,000

November 3rd, 2021
Quad-Cities Students Invited to Apply for Nearly 80 Scholarships Totaling More Than $500,000

Local educators Julie Eisenband and Chris Strunk noticed a problem when it came to the representation of immigrant and refugee students in their classrooms. While these students were a strong presence in Eisenband’s courses at United Township High School in East Moline, one of the state’s most diverse high schools, they were few and far between in Strunk’s at Augustana College. The two teachers’ new scholarship fund, administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation, aims to help local immigrant and refugee students bridge the gap to higher education by removing one of the key barriers... Read More