Recipients of the academic year 2011-2012 NDIA scholarships are:

Jennifer Freeland – Jennifer is the daughter of Joe and Julie Freeland, Central City, IA. She plans to enroll at Iowa State University majoring in chemical and biological engineering with an emphasis on neuroscience. Alexis Geurink – Alexis is the daughter of Brian and Robin Guerink, Davenport, IA and Scott and Melissa Smith, Belleville, IL. She plans to enroll at Evangel University and is contemplating becoming a minister. Kyle Gollon – Kyle is the son of Jeff and Cheryl Gollon, East Moline, IL. He plans to enroll in the pre-med program at the University of Illinois. Kyle hopes to become a psychiatrist. Janea Jacobs – Janea is the daughter of Carl and Carolyn Jacobs, Rock Island, IL. She plans to enroll at Western Illinois University majoring in physical therapy and athletic training. Alexandar Niebuhr – Alexandar is the son of Rory and Karon Niebuhr, Hiawatha, IA. He plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in engineering. Kelsey Rose – Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Ann Rose, Bettendorf, IA. She plans to attend Luther College majoring in accounting. Kelsey's goal is to eventually become a CPA. Jacqueline Smith – Jacqueline is the daughter of Andy and Denise Smith, Cedar Rapids, IA. She plans to enroll at Iowa State University majoring in engineering. Alan Talmage – Alan is the son of Greg and Alice Talmage, Walker, IA. He will enroll at Washington University studying mathematics. Brenda Wheeler – Brenda is the daughter of Diane Wheeler, Moline, IL. Brenda plans to attend IllinoisWesleyan University and become a relationship therapist. Amber Yaddof – Amber is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Yaddof, Davenport, IA. She plans to major in biology with a concentration on pre-med at St Ambrose University.





SGT Paul Fisher Scholarship Recipients Academic Year 2011 – 2012

Seven years ago the Iowa- Illinois chapter established two scholarships in memory of Sergeant Paul Fisher from Cedar Rapids, IA. SGT Fisher, a flight engineer with Company F, 106th Aviation, deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The CH-47 Chinook helicopter that he was aboard was shot down by a missile west of Baghdad. He sustained multiple injuries and later died.

SGT Fisher was a quiet man that believed actions spoke louder than words. He was a man who lived with truth, honor, and respect. He knew hard work was the key to your own success. May we always remember the sacrifices he made so that our journey in life can be paved with freedom. This year the SGT Fisher scholarships are sponsored by American Ordnance LLC. Recipients SGT Paul Fisher Scholarship sponsored by American Ordnance, LLC are:

Chelsey Blake – Chelsey is the daughter of Dennis and Sherry Blake, Eldridge, IA. She plans to enroll at St Ambrose University and become an occupational therapist. Anthony Isely – Anthony is the son of Todd and Julie Isely, Eldridge, IA. He plans to enroll at Ashford University majoring in law enforcement or psychology.






NDIA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Academic Year 2011 – 2012

Beginning in the 2010-2011 Academic Year, the IA-IL Chapter teamed with the Quad Cities Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) to leverage QCESC's existing scholarship selection/award process for STEM type students. This allowed the Chapter to maintain its existing broad non-curriculum specific scholarship award process while being able to sponsor, through QCESC, a scholarship directly targeted to a student pursuing a STEM career. Promotion and strengthening of STEM in the workforce is considered a National Security issue and a focus area of NDIA.

For this year, the recipient of the NDIA sponsored scholarship was Addison Kistler, pictured on the right. He is the son of Mary and Jami Kistler, Illinois City, IL. He is interested in entering the Aerospace Engineering program at Iowa State University.


2012-2013 Scholarship Application Form (word doc)

2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients