Mark D. Schwarck was a beloved husband, father, brother, son and educator who touched the lives of many and passed away too soon.
In his life, Mark made a positive impact on the world as a champion for the underserved. As a single parent, Mark had to personally overcome adversity in order to obtain his degree so he could become a teacher and help others.
This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Mark D. Schwarck by supporting students who have encountered barriers in their pursuit of higher education.
Any high school senior or undergraduate from Iowa may apply for this scholarship if they have overcome adversity, including being a single parent, the child of a single parent, an immigrant, a first-generation student, a survivor of an adverse childhood experience, etc. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, tell us about yourself, what challenges you have overcome in order to achieve your educational goals, and how you plan to make a difference.