The Waterloo West High School class of 1962 made their 60th High School Reunion a little more special this year by establishing the West High Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund at the Waterloo Community Foundation. Knowing this was the final reunion the group would share, classmates Jim McGreevey, David Kyner, Marcia Lieberman, and Denny and Barb Dietz dreamed of a way to preserve the legacy of the class of 1962 and invest in the future generations of students graduating from West High School. They opened a Scholarship Fund that allows fellow classmates to make contributions that are distributed through the scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship will be available annually to a senior graduating from West High. It will be renewable for one additional year to a student maintaining a 3.3 GPA, attending a 2 or 4-year public school in Iowa, successfully managing academic learning with extracurricular activities, volunteering, or work, and demonstrating financial need.
“We are thrilled to work with the West High class of 1962 on this Scholarship Fund and are inspired by their desire to leave a legacy in such a creative way. Scholarships provide our next generation with opportunities to become leaders that will build the future for our community, and this is a neat way for alumni to continue their investment in our students,” said Waterloo Community Foundation Executive Director, Erin Tink.