Clarence Griep Scholarship

Clarence Griep Scholarship

Professor Clarence Griep (pronounced Grip) taught U.S. History and Government at the University of Dubuque in the 1960’s and 70’s until his untimely death. He was a strong advocate for world peace, tolerance, and fairness. Clarence really valued the importance of commitment to what one believes in. He was also a veteran of Word War Two and very active in the Dubuque County Democrats, serving as Research Chair. The Clarence Griep Scholarship fund was transferred to the non-partisan not-for-profit Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in 2007 with the goal of endowing it in perpetuity. The Clarence Griep Scholarship (CGS) Committee awards a $200 scholarship graduating senior from each Dubuque County high school (Beckman, Cascade, Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert, Western Dubuque; and for a student from either DCSD’s Alternative Learning Center or NICC’s PAVE alternative high school or planning to attend to a community college after high school). The scholarship based on an application listing their academic achievements, involvement in activities both at school and in the community, and an essay.

We are proud to recognize and honor the Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners.

 

2016 CLARENCE GRIEP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Beckman Catholic High School: Jacob Grover, Thomas Lehmann and Samantha Otto
Cascade High School: Alyssa McDermott and Evan Gibbs
Stephen Hempstead High School: Kelsey Chidley, Alesha Duccini, Ariel Klein and Elli Saddler
Wahlert Catholic High School: Kathryn Mehltretter

 

2015 CLARENCE GRIEP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Cascade High School: Claire Molony
Senior High School: Ananda Easley and Katie Fleming
Stephen Hempstead High School: Emily Broadbent
Wahlert Catholic High School: Hillary Burgmeier and Franz Becker (special scholarship for citizenship)
Western Dubuque High School: Lindsey Massey and Nicole Valentine

 

2014 Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners

Beckman Catholic High School: Jordyn Oberbroeckling
Cascade High School: Elle Gadient
Stephen Hempstead High School: Cal Tauber. S & S Fairness Award: Ashlyn A. Perkins
Wahlert Catholic High School: Madison Gehling
Western Dubuque High School: Rachel Demmer (2 winners) and special Griep award for a student going to a Community College: Alec Schemmel

Essay Topics: (choose one)

  1. Considering the U.S. ranks 17th in Global Education, what ideas do you have to improve public education? Please provide your rationale for each idea you advocate.
  2. What steps would you take to reduce income inequality in the world or U.S.? Please provide your rationale for each step you advocate.
  3. Since 2014 marks for the 50th anniversary of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964), and the 45th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 512, (1969), please write about a current or historical Iowa Civil Rights Issue.

2014 CGS Committee:

 

2013 Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners

Beckman Catholic High School: Brandon Walls
Cascade High School: Joshua Hannan
Dubuque Senior High School: Russell Henkel
Stephen Hempstead High School: Molly Denlinger. S & S Fairness Award: Kailyn L. Miller
Wahlert Catholic High School: Daniel Koch
Western Dubuque High School: Derick Ludwig and LaiLani Llave (2 winners)

Essay Topics: (choose one)

  1. President Obama has emphasized the need for civility. How, where, and when would you like to see this applied?
  2. In the current economic climate, what changes do you believe our country should make in order to be a better place? Please provide your rationale for each change you advocate.
  3. Iowa Civil Rights History (2013 is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage March on Washington and 50th anniversary of Civil Rights March on Washington)

2013 CGS Committee: Maxine Griep, Ann Ernst, Dan Ernst, Judy Schmidt*, R.R.S. Stewart, Terry Stewart, Sue Wilson* (* = co-chairs)

 

2012 Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners

Beckman Catholic High School: Lauren Schwendinger
Cascade High School: Kayleen Turnis
Dubuque Senior High School: Zoe Muehleip
Stephen Hempstead High School: Triston Sheckles
Wahlert Catholic High School: Danielle Hasken
Western Dubuque High School: Sam Burds

Essay Topics: (choose one)

  1. President Obama has emphasized the need for civility. How, where, and when would you like to see this applied?
  2. In the current economic climate, what changes do you believe our country should make in order to be a better place? Please provide your rationale for each change you advocate.
  3. What does “sustainability” mean to you? What are your suggestions for our world to survive and thrive?

2012 CGS Committee: Maxine Griep, Ann Ernst, Dan Ernst, Judy Schmidt*, R.R.S. Stewart, Terry Stewart, Sue Wilson* (* = co-chairs)

 

2011 Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners

Beckman Catholic High School: Jenna Koelker
Cascade High School: Samantha Felton
Dubuque Senior High School: Shavarstine Pease
Stephen Hempstead High School: Kaley Rigdon
Wahlert Catholic High School: Cole Crawford
Western Dubuque High School: Ashley Davidson, Maria Winte, Ralph Winter

Essay Topics: (choose one)

  1. President Obama has emphasized the need for civility in public and political discourse. How, where, and when would you like to see this applied?
  2. Political parties advocate “change.” What changes do you believe our country should make in order to be a better place for its citizens? Please provide your rationale for each change you advocate.

2011 CGS Committee: Maxine Griep, Ann Ernst, Dan Ernst, Judy Schmidt*, R.R.S. Stewart, Terry Stewart, Sue Wilson* (* = co-chairs)

 

2010 Clarence Griep Scholarship Winners

Beckman Catholic High School:
Cascade High School:
Dubuque Senior High School:
Stephen Hempstead High School:
Wahlert Catholic High School:
Western Dubuque High School:

Essay Topic: Political parties advocate “change.” What changes do you believe our country should make in order to be a better place for its citizens? Please provide your rationale for each change you advocate.

2010 CGS Committee:


Help Support The Clarence Griep Scholarship Fund

Your support will benefit students in Dubuque County. To make a tax-deductable donation, mail your check to:

Clarence Griep Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 513
Dubuque, IA 52004-0513

Please make check payable to “Clarence Griep Fund”.