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Students earn Pella Scholarships

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Area students were awarded four-year scholarships through Pella Rolscreen Foundation's Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program for 2011. A dinner was held at company headquarters in Pella, Iowa, for the students and parents. Pictured above, from left, are: Pat Meyer, president and CEO; Mike Farquhar, president of EFCO; Nicole Terry, Purdy scholarship recipient; Gabriela Rodriguez, Monett scholarship recipient; Daisy Fernandez, Verona scholarship recipient; Kaylin Dilbeck, Cassville scholarship recipient; Jon Farver; and Charlie Farver, chairman of the board.
Twenty-six outstanding students won four-year scholarships through Pella Rolscreen Foundation's Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program for 2011.

The winners were graduating seniors of Pella Corporation team members representing company sites in Pella, Carroll, and Shenandoah, Iowa; Macomb and Rockford, Ill.; Murray, Ky.; and Monett. This year's applicants represented 50 high schools in 11 states.

The students and their parents were honored at a dinner held at company headquarters in Pella, Iowa, on May 16. Chairman of the Board Charles Farver and President and CEO Pat Meyer congratulated the winners on their numerous academic and extracurricular achievements.

Local scholarship recipients include: Kaylin Dilbeck, graduate of Cassville High School; Daisy Fernandez, graduate of Verona High School; Gabriela Rodriguez, graduate of Monett High School; and Nicole Terry, graduate of Purdy High School.

Parents of the students, Brad Dilbeck, Juan Fernandez, Margarita Serrano and James Terry, work at EFCO, a Pella Company, in Monett.

The winners were selected through an application process that included academic results, school and community activities, essay questions and letters of recommendations. Each student received a scholarship totaling $6,000 over four years.

The Pella Rolscreen Foundation has been awarding four-year scholarships through the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program since 1979. Through the program, the foundation has offered financial support to 434 students, totaling more than $2 million.

The scholarship program is part of the Pella Rolscreen Foundation's charitable giving that includes community and education grants, a matching gift program and a volunteer recognition program.

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