Deb Witte Scholarship Applications Open April 1

Deborah Witte, longtime teacher in the South Hamilton CSD passed away in 2011.  Her estate provided money to the South Hamilton School District Foundation for a scholarship to be given to one South Hamilton graduate majoring in education.

The scholarship will be based on interest accrued on the endowment for the year.

The South Hamilton School District Foundation has established the following scholarship requirements:

  • All applicants must be a South Hamilton graduate; attending or graduated from any postsecondary school.
  • All applicants must be within one year before or after receiving bachelor’s degree.
  • Degree/endorsement must be in elementary or secondary education. (PreK-12th Grade).
  • Scholarship may not be used for postgraduate work including a non-education second career, master’s degree, doctorate degree, or research project.

Scholarship materials can be found on the South Hamilton CSD website (www.shhawks.net) or use: https://shhawks.net/deb-witte.  Questions should be directed to Lindsay Gelder, South Hamilton Guidance Counselor at lindsay_gelder@s-hamilton.k12.ia.us or 515.827.5418.  Applications will be accepted from April 1st – May 15th.

The South Hamilton School District Foundation was formed in 1994.  The Foundation’s purpose is to maintain, develop, increase, and extend the facilities and services of the South Hamilton Community School District and to provide broader educational service opportunities to its students, staff, faculty, and to the residents of the district.  Current board members include: Kristi Busch, Justin Deppe, Mindy Harris, Kristy Luppes, Tara Northrop, Marvin Penning, Dan Scarrow, Jessica Scheller, Gina Stoecker, and Jeanne Wintermote.