Donald J. Sherwood, SR/WA Scholarship Program
2013 Recipients Announced - See List Below
International Right of Way Association Chapter 36 is proud to offer the Donald J. Sherwood, SR/WA Scholarship Program. In recognition of Donnie's IRWA service and achievements at the chapter, regional and international levels, the Chapter re-named the scholarship program in 2010 and made its first award that bears his name in 2011.
Donnie was the recipient of the 2009 Frank C. Balfour award that recognizes the association's professional of the year, the highest honor the association bestows.
The scholarship(s) is awarded annually a Chapter 36 member or family member of a Chapter 36 member. The student(s) may be enrolled full-time or part-time and must be in good standing with their educational institution.
A total of three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each may be awarded to qualified candidates.
2014 Application and Selection Details Available Early Spring 2014
Chapter 36 Scholarship Recipients
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Katy Goodrich is the daughter of Chapter 36 member Misty Ray. Currently a Junior at University of Oklahoma majoring in Public Affairs and Administration, she is on target to graduate in four years in May of 2014. Katy has held several leadership positions in student organizations. She anticipates having an internship in the Fall of 2013 in her field of study and upon graduation would like to pursue a position in the federal level of criminal investigation. As stated by her advisor, "She has an inherent drive to achieve, but that drive is only fueled by her passion to serve..."
Lara Kunkel is the daughter of Chapter 36 member Steve Kunkel. Currently a Senior at Arlington's Martin High School and a member of the National Honor Society and numerous other honors. Laura plans to start Baylor University this Fall and major in Secondary Education. Laura has also held several leadership positions in student organizations. She plans to focus on improving the education system in impoverish areas. As stated by her advisor, "She is genuine in her desire to give before receiving and approaches every challenge with a smile."
Sarah Vann is the sister of Chapter 36 member Dalton Vann. Currently a Junior at University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology, she plans to graduate in May of 2014. Sarah is also a student-athlete, holding a position on the Women's Track and Field Team for UNT as a pole vaulter/javelin thrower. Upon graduation Sarah's goal is to be certified to teach all levels of physical education and history. She hopes to provide the motivation and guidance that she received from her coaches. As stated by her advisor, "she is a good citizen who is committed to academics, as well as preparing for her professional life while also helping others."
- Alma Hernandez
- Blake Lein
- Chris Bluitt
- Crystal Brooks
- Robert Grounds
- Andrew Janicki
- Tiler Bates
- Justin Giallonardo
- Cody Leppla
- Mark Leppla
- Ashley Campbell
- Brooke Lein
- Bryan Rodriguez
- Jennifer Anderson
- Mark Dixson
- Mason Harry