Three Seniors at WHS win $1,500 Scholarships

Derek Groathouse

Natalie Deerr

William Chelsvig

Derek Groathouse, Natalie Deerr and William Chelsvig, Waukee High School seniors, each won a $1,500 scholarship as part of Iowa Student Loan’s Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship.

Students had until Jan. 31 to register for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship at www.studentloan.org. Iowa Student Loan awarded $1,500 scholarships to 20 students who completed two online financial literacy tutorials and scored the highest on a financial literacy assessment test. As part of the scholarship process, students also receive weekly emails highlighting financial literacy tips, such as the importance of early career and college planning and ways to reduce student loan indebtedness.

Iowa Student Loan is planning an award ceremony at the state Capitol with Gov. Branstad for Monday, May 19.

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