NDIA Scholarship Recipients
Academic Year 2012 - 2013

Recipients of the academic year 2012-2013 NDIA scholarships are:

Tyler Uhlenkamp – Tyler is the son of Dean and Teresa Uhlenkamp, Central City, IA. Tyler plans to attend the University of Iowa and major in Engineering.
Jana Lincoln – Jana is the daughter of Doug and Shelley Lincoln, Stockton, IA. Jana intends to major in Human Resource Management and is still deciding on a college/university.
Alexander Brown – Alex is the son of Andrew and Teresa Brown, Bettendorf, IA. Alexander plans to major in Mathematics at the Coe College.
Elizabeth Peck – Elizabeth is the daughter of Matt and
Heather Peck, Mount Vernon, IA. Elizabeth plans to major
in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.
Alexander Rinehart – Alexander is the son of Brian and
Nancy Rinehart, Marion, IA. Alexander intends to study Engineering at Iowa State.
Joshua Beal – Joshua is the son John and Sarah Beal, Monticello, IA. Joshua plans to attend Stanford University
with a course of study in Computer Science.
Aaron VanDeCasteele - Aaron is the son of Gary and
Rhonda VanDeCasteele, Coal Valley, IL. Aaron plans to
attend the University of Illinois majoring in Engineering
Jacob Stolley – Jacob is the son of David Stolley and
Kathryn Geers, Marion, IA. Jacob plans to attend
Northwestern University and major in Engineering.
Will Tollefson – Will is the son of Bill and Dena Tollefson, Cedar Rapids, IA. Will plans to attend the University of Iowa and major in Engineering/Music.


SGT Paul Fisher Scholarship Recipients
Academic Year 2012 – 2013

In 2005, 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. Recipients of the SGT Paul Fisher Scholarship are:

Garret Miner – Garret is the son of Danny and Stefani
Miner of Moline, IL. He plans to enroll at Augustana
College and major in Business.
Daisy Bower – Daisy is the daughter of Michael and
Amy Bower, Taylor Ridge, IL. She plans to enroll in Carthage College and major in Physics or Mathematics.


NDIA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Academic Year 2012 – 2013

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 Erin Robinson, pictured on the right. She is the daughter of John and Shari Robinson. She is interested in entering the Engineering program at Iowa State University.
More information


2013-2014 Scholarship Application Form (word doc)

2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients

2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients