Applications sought for SAU McFarlin scholars program

DAVENPORT — St. Ambrose University is accepting applications for a scholarship program to aid new students from Iowa for the 2021-22 academic year.

Dale and LaVonne “Bonnie” McFarlin established the $1.38 million scholarship program last year. Each year, four recipients receive a $4,000 scholarship award that can be renewed annually for up to four years. A mentoring program is part of this scholarship.

Eligible students are graduates of an Iowa high school who carry a 3.0 GPA and are fully admitted to St. Ambrose. Students who have leadership experience and a desire to lead in the future will receive preference. Additional factors weighed in the selection process include financial need and an interview with a St. Ambrose college dean or Provost Paul Koch.

Submit applications to sau.edu/mcfarlinscholars through Feb. 15.

The mentoring process proves to be educational for the mentors as well as the mentees. “I have learned not to take for granted that what I know about St. Ambrose and higher education is common knowledge, and to ensure I am finding opportunities to listen closely and share appropriately,” said Koch. He is mentoring Serina Norte, a first-year student from Anamosa, Iowa.


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