FAYETTE, Iowa (August 30, 2013) - Upper Iowa University recently presented Tessa Brewer, 2013 graduate of Starmont High School, Arlington, Iowa, with the Carlton W. Knight and Maxine R. Knight Endowed Scholarship.
Brewer, now a freshman at Upper Iowa majoring in elementary education, was actively involved in high school activities including track, cross country, basketball, and speech. She also was responsible for filming football games for the coaching staff. A four-year honor roll student, Brewer was a preschool volunteer and mentor to middle school students. In her community, she volunteered at her church during Bible school, donated blood through the Red Cross, raised funds for the American Heart Association, and initiated donations for a co-worker who lost everything in a house fire over the summer. Brewer accomplished all this while being employed throughout her high school years.
The Knight Endowed Scholarship pays tribute to Carlton W. Knight and Maxine R. Knight, proprietors of the former Knight Hardware, located on Fayette's Main Street from 1900-1965. The annual award, which benefits an incoming UIU student, was established in 2004 by son Dr. Kip '62 and Eileen Knight.
Recipients of the award are selected among deserving individuals from "within the customer base or 'trade area' served by the family-owned and operated Knight's Hardware with preference given to students who have participated in extracurricular activities, worked in the family business or family farm to 'support or enhance their family standard of living' and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service."
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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