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Center for the Arts

WATERLOO -- The Friends of the Waterloo Center for the Arts are now accepting applications for the Raymond T. Forsberg and Marilyn S. Hurley Memorial Scholarships, both in the amount of $1,000.

These art scholarships are available to graduating seniors attending high school within a 35-mile radius of Waterloo interested in pursuing a post-secondary degree in the visual arts (art education, graphic design/graphic communications, fine arts, photography, etc.).

A panel of art professionals will select the scholarship winners based on students' application, essay, portfolio, transcript, SAT/ACT scores and letters of recommendation.

All application materials are due by 5 p.m. April 13. Two scholarship recipients will be notified by mail the first week in May, with an honors reception following later that month.

Students can download an application at, pick up an application in person at the center or call 291-4490.

Money Smart Kid

DES MOINES -- Iowa students have until March 16 to enter the Money Smart Kid essay contest and compete for the chance to win $1,000 to help boost their college savings.

The statewide essay contest is sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association.

Eligible students must be in grades seven through 11 and can enter the contest by writing a brief newspaper article describing the potential devastating effects of a natural disaster (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.) on a family's financial situation. Writers should select only one type of natural disaster for the focus include tips and resources for readers.

All essays must be 400 words or fewer and are due by March 16.

The student with the winning essay will be selected as Iowa's Money Smart Kid for 2018 and will receive $1,000 towards a college savings funded by the Iowa Bankers Association.


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