Bank Iowa Awards Students Annual Spirit of Chandy Scholarship

May 31, 2022

2022 Spirit of Chandy Scholarship Winners

Seventeen Iowa students have been selected as this year’s recipients of the annual Spirit of Chandy Scholarship. Each student will receive a $500 scholarship.


·      Jason Wright, graduate of Clarinda High School

·      Paige Barr, graduate of Clarinda High School

·      Taylor Williams, graduate of IKM-Manning High School

·      Tyler Shelton, graduate of Harlan Community High School

·      Kinzie Peyton, graduate of Humboldt High School

·      Ryder Wickett, graduate of Humboldt High School

·      Abby Drost, graduate of Oskaloosa Senior High School

·      Adam Mattes, graduate of Newton Senior High School

·      Clay Grandia, graduate of North Mahaska High School

·      Danica Linn, graduate of Colfax-Mingo High School

·      Alyssa Miner, graduate of Johnston High School

·      Caroline Fleming, graduate of Waukee High School

·      Elizabeth White, graduate of Valley High School

·      Riley Jensen, graduate of Essex Community School

·      Tory Carrick, graduate of Red Oak Junior-Senior High School

·      Bailey Kriener, graduate of New Hampton High School

·      Davan Crooker, graduate of North Fayette Valley High School


Bank Iowa awards more than twenty $500 scholarships to commendable high school students across the state annually. The scholarship honors Bank Iowa co-founder Harry Barr’s daughter, Chandy Barr Clanton, who passed away in 2009. Students are selected based on academics, character, leadership, honors/awards received and participation in school and community activities, including swimming, biking, running and flying — activities Chandy was passionate about.


To commemorate Chandy’s life, Harrison Clanton, son of Chandy, shared a piece of her story to students at the beginning of the application process. Her story can be found here


As part of the application process, students were encouraged to listen to Chandy’s story and complete an essay describing their personal strengths, as well as their education and career goals.


“Bank Iowa is proud to announce our scholarship recipients for 2022,” said Bank Iowa CEO and President Jim Plagge. “Over the past nine years, we have been honored to support more than 150 students. We recognize the rising costs of education and the importance of local businesses in encouraging and supporting Iowa students in their pursuit of higher education. We can’t think of a more significant way to continue Chandy's legacy than to support these Iowa students in making their college dreams a reality.”


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