Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA - Four Iowa high school graduates will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship each year ($100,000 total during four years at Grinnell).

The Bowen Scholars entering Grinnell College this fall include:

  •  Emily Hackman, daughter of Adrian and Lisa Hackman of Mason City. While a student at Mason City High School, Hackman participated in speech and debate, community service, marching band, symphonic band, varsity swimming, and an exchange program in Germany.
  •  China Mauck, daughter of Kent and Sheila Mauck of Des Moines. While a student at Roosevelt High School, Mauck participated in community service activities, jazz band, orchestra, Des Moines Youth Symphony, and dance.
  •  Rebecca Rasmussen, daughter of Ned and Carole Rasmussen of Des Moines. While a student at Roosevelt High School, Rasmussen participated in varsity volleyball, varsity bowling, community service, and National Honor Society.
  •  Charles (CJ) Ray, son of Charles and Brenda Ray of Ottumwa. While a student at Ottumwa High School, Ray participated in varsity tennis, debate, and math competition team.

The Bowen Scholars were among more than 80 Iowa students who competed for the scholarship, which was established in 1987 to honor Dr. Howard R. Bowen, former president of Grinnell College. The Bowen Scholarship competition is open to all Iowa high school seniors who are United States citizens and eligible to attend Grinnell. For more information about financial aid at Grinnell College, http://www.grinnell.edu/Offices/financialaid/.