Five students have been selected as receipients of the 2023 Ike Foundation Scholarship.
Nearly 100 high school seniors from across the country with a grade-point average of at least 3.2 submitted applications for scholarship. Students were required to submit letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, a college acceptance letter and an essay that addressed the following topic:
Similar skills can be used in the classroom and fishing on the water to overcome challenges, hardships or adversity. In a standard five-paragraph essay format, give examples of these skills and how you applied them both in the classroom, on the water, and ultimately how they will help as you head off to college and out into the world.
Trustees conducted a blind review of all applications and essays and scored submissions based on a pre-defined point system. Each winner will receive a $2,200 Ike Foundation Scholarship to the college of their choice. The five winners and their intended college major are listed below.
> Luke Schofield -- Environmental Studies -- Dahlonega, GA
> Jackson Pierce -- Environmental Science -- Mocksville, NC
> Ryan Christensen -- Environmental Engineering/Science -- Centerville, MA
> Derek Stone -- Fishery and Aquatic Sciences -- Ankeny, IA
> Roy Hudson -- Environmental Studies -- Charleston, AR