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Journey Scholarship

Gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund allow more Central students to achieve first-class opportunities, conduct research, find real-life mentors, explore the world, discover their passions and become part of a winning team. 

 

Traditional annual funds support things like light bulbs and other supplies. At Central your gift to the Journey Scholarship Fund goes directly to support students. That means 100% of your gift makes a very real difference in the lives of students.

 

This year, 784 students received a Journey Scholarship thanks to the generosity of our donors! 

 

Help Spread the Central Spirit!

Hoo-Rah Day is all about bringing the Central community together and there are many ways to join in. Reach out to a Central friend or mentor. Share Central themed photos of your kids, pets or Central memories on social media. Snap a photo with our Hoo-Rah Day poster or download a Big Red coloring sheet. Share this address – hoorah.central.edu – with the hashtag #HoorahDay and encourage your family and friends to join the celebration. Go Dutch!

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Journey Scholarship - $70,000 Match!
ALL gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund will be matched up to $70,000. That doubles your gift and your impact! Generously sponsored by: Barb & Tom Gaard ’61; Jim & Mary Farver Griffith ’70; Bob & Donna Davisson Smith ’81; Glenys Nederhoff Thies ’58; James ’10H & Eunice Vander Zyl Van Tuyl ’68; Lance & Judi Clauson Vogel ’82; and anonymous donors.
$70,000 MATCHED
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$25,000
Iowa Challenge - $25,000!
When 100 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift of ANY size, $25,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Jim ’65 & Sue Spaans Brandl ’65; Penny & Steve Sikkink ’83; Cindy & Scott Van Tasell; Michele & Mark Vander Linden ’78; and anonymous donors.
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$5,000
Parents Challenge – $5,000!
Central parents are some of the most loyal people we know. When 25 Central parents, current or past donate, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund!
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Facebook Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear in the comments on the challenge post. Once we get 10 Central memories or photos, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
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Instagram Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Follow us on Instagram to participate in our Hoo-Rah Day edition of "This or That!" When 10 people fill in, tag @centralcollege and share it on their stories, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
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$10,000
Total Gifts Challenge - $50,000!
ANY gift, ANY fund, ANY size.... your gift helps unlock more support! Each time we reach 50 gifts, we’ll unlock $10,000 for the Journey Scholarship. Just by participating, you’ll help unlock up to $50,000 for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Dave ’86 & Kristi Jaarsma Balk ’88; Dave & Mary Barnes; Warren De Haan; Mark ’80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson ’82; John ’87 & Julie Pothoven Fisher ’90; and anonymous donors.
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$5,000
Double Dutch Challenge - $5,000!
Central couple Jeff ’87 and Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 love Central College. That’s why they are challenging other Central couples to give back this #HooRahDay! When 25 Central couples donate, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Jeff ’87 & Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 in memory of Dody De Vries.
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$5,000
Recent Graduate Challenge – $5,000!
Calling all recently graduated Central Alumni! Help unlock a giving challenge with a gift of any size to the program of your choice. When 25 graduates from the last 10 years make a gift, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Nelson '16 & Madi Gause Wiese '16 and an anonymous donor.
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Twitter Challenge – $2,500!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear and make sure to mention us using @CentralCollege. Once we get 10 mentions, $2,500 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund. #HooRahDay
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