Brett Greenwood “Total Effort” Scholarship


Brett graduated from PVHS in 2006 as a three sport athlete participating in football, basketball, and track throughout his entire high school career. During high school, Brett compiled numerous awards including 2005 and 2006 First Team All-State Defensive back, 2005 MAC player of the year, 2006 Male Athlete of the Year, 2006 Quad-City Times “Athlete of the Year” Finalist, Academic All-Conference in three sports, and other local awards.

After high school, Brett enrolled at The University of Iowa as a recruited walk-on with the Iowa Hawkeye Football program. By his sophomore year, Brett had earned an athletic scholarship and significant playing time. In the 2007 season Brett earned the starting Free Safety role for the Hawkeyes defense, a position he held throughout the remainder of his Iowa career. Brett earned multiple honors throughout his four years as a Hawkeye including second team all-Big Ten and was chosen as one of the permanent defensive team captains as a senior.

Upon graduation from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, Brett was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In September 2011, Brett collapsed during a workout due to an abnormal heart beat, causing severe neurological damage. Brett’s approach to his rehabilitation is the same as with everything he does…total effort and total commitment.

The Brett Greenwood “Total Effort” Scholarship was established in 2012 and is awarded each year to a Pleasant Valley High School senior who best exemplifies the work ethic, spirit, and total effort that define Brett’s success. This scholarship is a part of the Pleasant Valley Schools Educational Foundation.  Its mission is to provide a scholarship to every deserving senior at PVHS. 

This is a $1,000 scholarship, one of 70 given to PVHS graduating seniors by the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation.  Since its start in 2012, the scholarship has been awarded to three students, directly impacting their continued education.  Your donation will allow this scholarship to continue.



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