This scholarship was begun by Roman and his family after Evelyn’s death from Alzheimer’s, and then turned over to the Foundation following Roman’s death in July 2010.
Both Roman and Evelyn were teachers of life to their children and their families, and were the best of friends to their community. Evelyn was an elementary educator for 30 years and Roman a successful and dedicated Jefferson County farmer. Evelyn was chosen Reading Teacher of the year 1989-1990 for the Jefferson/Van Buren Reading Council of Iowa Reading Association.
Both Roman and Evelyn were active in their church, and community, taking leading roles as leaders and workers. Priority is given to student going into the education or medical field. Scholarship awarded based on financial need, not necessarily grade point average.
FHS or Pekin Graduating Senior
Emphasis to Education or Medical Field and financial need