The following scholarships are available through the ALHS Alumni Foundation Dollars for Scholars Chapter in 2020:

 

ALHS Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Association offers annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  Our Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships based on the GPAfinancial need and community service of the applicants.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  The number of scholarships awarded varies yearly based on the interest earned on the Foundation Endowment.  We will award fifteen (15) Association scholarships in 2020.

 

ALHS Class of 1963 Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of their 1963 classmates in 2018, and increased in 2019, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually. The scholarship will be awarded based on GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants.

 

ALHS Classes of 1959 60th Reunion Scholarship

Established by the Classes of 1959, at their 60th Class Reunion, one $1,200 scholarship will be awarded in 2020. The scholarship will be awarded based on GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants..

 

BLH Bevington Scholarship

Build Lincoln Higher Club (BLH Club) established an endowed scholarship in memory of Erna Bevington, a former language arts teacher and department head at Lincoln.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.  The number of scholarships awarded varies yearly based on the interest earned on the endowment. Applicants must be related to a current member of the BLH Club who joined by January 31st of the applicant's year of graduation, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution.

 

Carole Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established by Todd Kincheloe '79, Alan Kincheloe '80, Janette Kincheloe Brenner '82, and Mark Kincheloe, to honor the memory of their mother and her lifetime of service as a nurse in recovery rooms and nephrology clinics, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2019 to a student who plans to major in nursing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

 

Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship

The Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by members of the ALHS Class of 1964 in memory of their former classmates. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates solid academic performance, community service, leadership and financial need. Acceptance at an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 2.5 are required.

 

Class of 1979 Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1979, at its 40th Class reunion, one $500 scholarship will be awarded in 2020.  the scholarship will be awarded based on GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants.

 

The Clayle, Milva, Maxhn, and Janine McCaw Scholarship Fund

Established in 2012 by Dr. John '35 McCaw and his wife Maxine in honor of their children, all of whom graduated from ALHS, four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to students who demonstrate a solid academic performancecommunity service and financial need.  Acceptance at an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required.

 

Coralie Cherry Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Coralie Cherry '47, by her family and friends, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2015 to a student who attended either Morris Elementary (formerly Mann-Watrous) or McCombs Middle School, is actively involved in Lincoln activities, and who demonstrates service to the south Des Moines community.  Coralie was a lifetime South Sider, a true supporter of Lincoln and south Des Moines.  She worked in the Lincoln feeder schools, was very active in the Alumni Foundation and worked hard to keep the history of Fort Des Moines alive.

 

Dan Smoot Memorial Scholarship

Established by Jeni Weldon Van Wyk '91 in memory of her friend Dan Smoot '90, one $500 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2016 to a student who is accepted to a trade school program.  Preference will be given to applicants who participated in band or choir at Lincoln.

 

The Dave Mills Scholarship

Dave Mills '50, dedicated his retirement years to community service. To honor Dave's work, one $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has shown leadership, commitment and passion for volunteer service to improve the community. The student should be recognized by established service organizations for demonstrating strong organizational, leadership and communications skills to accomplish stated goals and benefit others through volunteer efforts.

 

The Dave Ostrem Family Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Dave Ostrem '49, up to five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to declare a major course of study in math or science. The GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants will also be considered. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend college in Iowa.  

 

Dr. John W. Green, Jr. Family Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the late Virginia Green in honor of her family, two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and solid academic performance. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

Dr. Patricia K. Tice Scholarship

 Established in honor of Dr. Tice, long time ALHS award-winning Senior Guidance Counselor & Scholarship Chair who retired in 2013, one $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an ALHS senior who has a strong academic record, high morals, demonstrates financial need, and has been accepted to attend Iowa State University in the fall.

Under Dr. Tice's leadership, the ALHS College Bound Rails Wall was created. Dr. Tice's advocacy and tireless efforts for students resulted in ALHS students earning more than $30M in scholarships, including a DMPS record of $8.2M for the Class of 2010. Dr. Tice encouraged and motivated Lincoln students to be the best they can be, no matter what their field of endeavor might be.

 

 The Erickson Family Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Miriam Erickson Brown '80 and Warren Erickson '86, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2016 to a student seeking advanced education in the field of business.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  The financial need of the applicants will also be considered.

 

Fuse DSM, Your Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Established by the Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2014 to a student who has worked or volunteered on the south side of Des Moines. The GPA and financial need of the student will also be considered.

 

George "Skip" Timmons Memorial Scholarship

Skip '53 was a lifelong advocate of Lincoln High School and "Southside Pride." He established the ALHS Alumni Foundation in 1991 with Bill Backstrom '48 and Marge White '39; and served as President of the Alumni Association from 2001 - 2003. They created the endowment fund that provides scholarships to Lincoln graduates to this day.

Established in 2019 by Marlene Timmons and family, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to major in nursing. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

The Gloria Gray Scholarship

Established in 2015 by ALHS Alumni Foundation Past President Gloria Gray '66, two scholarships up to $1,000 each will be awarded beginning in 2015, to students who plan to attend a DMACC Workforce Training Academic Vocational Training Program. The career areas include: Business/Information Technology, Health Care, and Manufacturing/Industrial Technology. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books and/or supplies. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  The financial need of the applicants will also be considered.

 

Howard Wayne Foust Memorial Scholarship

 Established by Brenda Foust Mahannah '57 and Stephen Mahannah '57 in memory of Brenda's father, Howard Foust '37, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2018 to a student who excelled at sports at Lincoln.  The financial need of the applicants will also be considered.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

Hugh Kent Memorial Science Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of Hugh Kent, a former Biology teacher at Lincoln, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a passion to learn about science and intends to major in science at the college or university of his/her choice.  A minimum GPA of 2.0, a statement of interest in science, and a written recommendation from a teacher who has observed the student's growth and interest in science are required.

 

The Jerry, Linda, Katelyn, Erin and Conor Crawford Scholarship

 Established by Jerry '67 and Linda Crawford in honor of their children Katelyn '02, Erin '05 and Conor '08, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who attends Macalaster College, Skidmore College, Columbia University, Creighton University or Yale University.  The GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants will also be considered.

 

Jim & Ralph Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2009 by alumni Jim '45 and Ralph '48 Wilson, one $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually based on the GPA and financial need of the applicants. The scholarship was changed to a memorial scholarship in 2018. 

 

Leo Bridal Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Leo Bridal '41, by Mary Vaught, a lifetime friend, in accordance with Leo's wishes, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually starting in 2016.  The GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants will be considered.

 

The Meline Family Swimming Scholarship

Established by Matt Meline '86, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2015 to a qualified participant of the boys or girls Lincoln High swim team that has demonstrated leadership, team support and consistent participation on the team.  A letter of recommendation from the swim team coach is required.  The financial need, academic performance and extracurricular activities of the applicants will also be considered.  The intention to swim during one's post-secondary education is not required.

 

The Myrna Newbury Agan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2017 in memory of Myrna Newbury Agan, Class of January, 1955, by her children; Earl Agan, Jr. '76, Thomas S. Agan '80, and Barbara Agan Timmins, '86; one $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to students who plan to pursue a degree in Education.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

 Nicholas J. Mancuso Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Nicholas Mancuso '48, and increased in 2019, one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who intends to declare a major course of study in business.  The financial need and community service of the applicants will also be considered.

 

Ray "Monk" and Erma Wilson Family Scholarship

Established to honor the parents of Jim '45, Vivian '44, Ralph '48, and Ray '46, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2018.  The scholarship will be awarded based on GPA and financial need of the applicants.

 

Raymond and Shirley Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Established by Raymond "Skip" Phillips '68, Pam Phillips Brennan '66, Shirley Phillips Kunkle '68, Kirk Phillips '71 and Candy Phillips Conlan '65, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2015 to a student who plans to pursue a major course of study in music.  The GPA, financial need and community service of the applicants will also be considered.

 

Richard Hurd Scholarship

Established in 2019 by Richard Hurd '70, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who intends to major in business. The career goals, financial need and community service of the applicants will also be considered

 

Rolland Geil & Ruth Johnson Nichols Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Ruth Johnson Nichols '42, one scholarship has been awarded annually to benefit a student who demonstrates great financial need.  Ruth's family is continuing this $1,000 scholarship in  memory of both Ruth and their father, Rolland Geil '40.

 

Sarg Fontanini Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the Fontanini family to honor the memory of Sarg Fontanini '33, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional charactersolid academic performance and financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Scholarship​

Established by Phil Barber '68 and Chuck Mettler '61, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in 2015 to a student seeking advanced education in the field of art.  Applicants must submit a letter outlining why the student is pursuing a career in art and two examples of his/her artwork (drawing, painting or sculpture) to the Lincoln High School art department. The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Board of Directors will judge the submissions.

 

Studebaker Elementary School Scholarship

One scholarship of at least $500 is awarded annually to a student who attended Studebaker Elementary for at least three years.  The GPA and financial need of the applicants is also considered.

 

William "Bill" McKibben Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of Bill McKibben '53, by his wife Shirley McKibben, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded based on the GPA, community service and financial need of the applicants.

 

Wolfe Family Scholarship

Established in 2012, and increased in 2019, one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded annually based on the GPA, community service and financial need of the applicants.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

 

Zac Bales-Henry Scholarship

Established in 2016 by Zac Bales-Henry '05, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with a documented learning disability who plans to pursue post-secondary education.  A letter of recommendation from a teacher or staff member who has observed the student's efforts to overcome challenges is required.