This Year's Project:
BACKGROUND: The Walt Fiegel Foundation scholarship fund was established in 2004 by Sioux City East High School alumni in memory of long-time coach Walt Fiegel to perpetuate his spirit and positive influence on youth.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at a college/university or vocational/technical institute to obtain a trade, associate, or academic degree.
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from East High School, North High School, West High School, or Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa; Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; or Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, South Dakota.
Selection of recipients is based on such factors that Walt valued in young people: good character, participation in extracurricular school activities, work history, financial need, and scholastic performance while in high school (note: you do not have to have perfect grades to earn this scholarship). Applicants are also evaluated on an essay they are asked to write about overcoming tough times.
Our Foundation has been awarding scholarships to deserving young people in the Siouxland area for 15 years and we are still going strong!
Tough Times Don't Last, Tough People Do!