Jaelyn Dougan, a 2014 graduate of Newton Senior High School, has been awarded the F. William Beckwith Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dougan was chosen for the $2,000 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 400 students.
IGEF scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to sons and daughters of full-time employees whose firms are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, a state trade association that represents the food industry, including chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors. Young adults who work for an IGIA member company (either full-time or part-time) are eligible as well. Dougan, who is majoring in radiation sciences and will be a freshman at University of Iowa next year, received the F. William Beckwith Scholarship as the daughter of Scott Alan Dougas Sr., an employee of Fareway.
“The IGEF scholarship program provides us with an opportunity to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of individuals who have connections to the grocery industry. We are honored to help these deserving young people to obtain a college education and make their life dreams a reality,” said Michelle Hurd, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.
Scholarships are provided by an endowment fund established by the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation and its supporters.
“We are grateful to the many corporate sponsors and donors,” Hurd added, “who participate annually in the Foundation process to make these scholarships possible.”