Della Vedova Scholars

This year’s Della Vedova Scholars from the Class of 2020 include from left, Sherryl Mae Rowe, Adam Waber, Ian Flahive, Barrett Bonnett and Michael Thomas.

The Della Vedova Scholarship Program, created in 1990, reached the $1.6 million mark in engineering and architectural scholarships given this year. The scholarships are for tuition, book and lab expenses along with room and board.

The trust was created by Rino and Ruth Della Vedova.

Students already in colleges and universities receiving the award include Joe Beary, son of Patrick and Andrea Beary, ag engineering, Iowa State; Sydney DeBruin, daughter of Stuart and Denise DeBruin, math education; Trent Garver, son of Matt Garver and Julie Garver, industrial engineering, Kansas State University; Ben Mason, son of Kyle McCombs and Rhonda Mason, electrical engineering, South Dakota State University; Jer McAninch, son of Kirk and Susan McAninch, ag systems technology and industrial technology, Iowa State; Brandon Persons, son of John and Sara Persons, robotics engineering, Worchester Polytechnic Institute; Lane Scieszinski, son of Mike and Julie Scieszinski, architectural technologies, Des Moines Area Community College; Karter Spieler, son of Mike and Kay Spieler, mechanical engineering, Iowa State; Andrew Winke, son of Bill and Pam Winke, aerospace engineering, Iowa State; Bradley Yenger, son of Jeff and Carol Yenger, electrical engineering, Iowa State; Barrett Bonnett, son of Dustin and Dola Bonnett, mechanical engineering, Iowa State.

New recipients (students graduating in 2020 from ACHS) include Ian Flahive, son of Donna Flahive, engineering, Indian Hills Community College; Sherryl Mae Rowe, daughter of Alan and Arnie Rowe, computer science, Dordt University; Michael Thomas, son of Justin Thomas and Janelle Knapp, electrical engineering, Iowa State; Adam Waber, son of Andrew and Michele Waber, mechanical engineering, Iowa State.

Under the conditions of the trust, recipients must pursue a post high school accredited course of study in or closely related to the fields of architecture or engineering in the state of Iowa or other limited fields. They must also show an interest of working in the state of Iowa upon graduation. This year all recipients are pursuing courses of study in or closely related to the fields of architecture and engineering.

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