The Eychaner Foundation is excited to announce Iowa's 2014 Matthew Shepard Scholars! Andrew Jessip from Hinton, Asa Crowe from Donnellson, Cale Unzicker from Burlington, Danni WebbMausbach from Des Moines, Hunter Gillaspie from Marion, Joshua Cunningham from Leon, Samantha Bailey from Newton and Zachary Denny from Fairfax are Iowa's 2014 Silver Matthew Shepard Scholars. Logan Pillard from Alburnett, Sean Finn from Marshalltown and Zaira Aleman from Des Moines are Iowa's 2014 Gold Matthew Shepard Scholars.
Dennis and Judy Shepard are returning for the fifteenth presentation of Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarships as we continue to highlight the accomplishments of Iowa’s LGBTQ youth, educate Iowans about their accomplishments and provide hope to discouraged students across the state.
Support the Eychaner Foundation by making a pledge as part of Birdies for Charity. Birdies for Charity is a fundraising program designed to give participants an opportunity to generate contributions during The Principal Charity Classic in 2014.
United States Senator Tom Harkin will receive the 2014 Eychaner Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the 2014 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Awards Dinner in Des Moines on Friday, June 6th. More details are available at http://www.mssad.org.
Des Moines – Applications are now available for Iowa's 2014 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program invests in distinguished Iowa high school seniors who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Applications are available at apply.matthewshepardscholarship.com and due by March 1, 2014.
Gold Scholarships are awards of up to $40,000 over four years and pay full tuition, books and fees at one of Iowa's three state universities: Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa or the University of Iowa. Silver Scholarships are awards of up to $9,000 over four years and may be used at any college or university in the United States.
All scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years upon evidence of academic achievement and continued service to the LGBTQ Community.