2017 Scholarship Recipients

Posted in Articles on Friday, May 12, 2017

Veridian awards $8,000 in academic scholarships

Veridian has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four Iowa students pursuing higher education. Applicants submitted a 500-word essay and professional resume. A panel of Veridian staff and board members selected recipients in four categories to receive $2,000 each toward tuition in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Applicants in the Incoming Freshman, Undergraduate and Graduate categories submitted essays detailing topics they would include in a financial literacy class and why. Veridian's scholarships in those categories were awarded to the following students:

Category Recipient City of Residence Recipient's College
Incoming Freshman Emily Fishel Cedar Falls University of Iowa
Undergraduate Chad Ford Ankeny University of Iowa
Graduate Amy Lillard Des Moines Cedar Crest College

Veridian's ArtShare Scholarship supports the development of outstanding high school students who excel in the arts and plan to pursue education leading to a career in the arts. Applicants submitted essays detailing their future in the arts. The 2017 ArtShare Scholarship was awarded to:

Category Recipient City of Residence Recipient's College
ArtShare Maria Gutierrez Perez Waterloo Iowa State University

Details about Veridian's scholarships, including the next funding cycle, are available at

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