Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship

 

Lindsay was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February of 2004. At the time, she was in the 8th grade at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Lindsay had lived in Bettendorf just over a year and a half at the time of her diagnosis, but was already a friend to many. Her friends and family remember her for her witty sense of humor, her fun-loving personality, her generosity and compassion, her ability to make everyone feel comfortable, and her contagious smile. She believed that everyone deserved a chance, treated everyone fairly and didn’t judge people on their looks or beliefs. She was a high honor roll student. She worked hard and always strived to do her best and didn’t quit until she accomplished what she had set out for. She enjoyed volleyball, track, and basketball. She loved to read and was a huge Harry Potter fan. Before moving to the Quad Cities, she was involved in softball, basketball, track, and cheerleading. She spent her summer months on the lake swimming, waterskiing and tubing.

Each year, the Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Pleasant Valley High School who is a positive leader and role model with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient also must have plans to attend a college or vocational school upon graduation. Lindsay’s family and friends established this fund in her name to make an impact on the life of a prospective college student and to keep Lindsay’s memory alive.

“When you get to the phase in your life when it’s time to return, the Community Foundation can help you return not only treasure, but also some of your time and talent to the community.”

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