The Lois Dale Scholarship Award

Helping Students from Des Moines Public Schools

The Lois Dale Scholarship is a need- and merit- based grant designed to help ensure that a selected number of outstanding Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) high school seniors have the financial means to complete a two-year or four-year college education without debt.

In 2015, the Bright Foundation funded five scholarships to graduates of East High School in Des Moines. Nine more were awarded in 2016. Additional scholarships are planned for 2017 and beyond with the intent of supporting graduates of other DMPS high schools, in addition to East High School.

The amount of the scholarship is equal to the resident cost of attendance, less other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships). This award is renewable for up to three additional years, providing the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment. The amount of the award each subsequent year is based on the same formula as the initial reward.

Award recipients will submit a summary of their year’s college experience to the Bright Foundation at the end of each academic year, along with an unofficial copy of their transcript.

Award Details

The amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance, less other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships). This award is renewable for up to three additional years, providing the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment. Amount of the award each subsequent year is based on the same formula as the initial reward. Renewals are not guaranteed.

Award recipients will submit a summary of their year’s college experience to the Bright Foundation at the end of each academic year along with an unofficial copy of their transcript.