Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship Fund winners announced

Posted Online: July 11, 2014, 12:12 pm
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Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund Inc. has announced Kierstyn Feld, of Pleasant Valley High School, and Tyler Henson, of Bettendorf High School, as the recipients of its 2014 scholarship.

Ms. Feld plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and Mr. Henson will attend Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo.

The scholarship grants a $4,000 educational award to one Bettendorf and one Pleasant Valley High School student with at least a 2.3 grade point average. Winners must exemplify Carl's spirit through participation in a variety of school, community and church-related activities, according to a news release.

It was established in memory of Carl Schillig, who was 15 when he was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 1994, the release states. Carl was active in a variety of community, school and church activities.

To date, the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 30 Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High School students with educational scholarships.

The scholarship was first awarded in 1998 to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School. In 2002, it was extended to graduates of Bettendorf High School.

For more information about the scholarship, visit


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