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The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Iowa Automotive Recyclers Educational Scholarships

Each year the Iowa Automotive Recyclers award scholarships Direct member's children and the children of their employees, to assist with the cost of a post secondary education. Students may apply during any year they attend an accredited institution. During this economic recovery, colleges are cutting back on scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid available to students due to funding cuts to education. That’s why these scholarships are more important than ever. 

Download the application: IAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2021 (MSWord)
Download the application: IAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (PDF for print)
Download the application: IAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (Fillable PDF)

Remember to check out the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Scholarship program too. Children of employees of ARA members are eligible to apply. --> Exit to ARA Scholarship

IAR is proud to be able to support the recipients of this year’s scholarships and we invite you to Meet Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

Anna McChesney, daughter of Jonathon McChesney, McChesney Auto, Somers, was awarded the IAR Scholarship. Anna is currently studying to be an elementary school teacher at Dordt University. Anna plans to pursue a teaching position in a small town after graduation.  

Lainey Pomrenke, granddaughter of Ed Regnerus, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center was awarded the IAR Scholarship. Lainey will study dental hygiene at the University of South Dakota. Lainey plans to help people in the community feel better about themselves through improved dental care. 

Sadie Sandbulte, granddaughter of Ed Regnerus, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center was awarded the IAR Scholarship. Sadie will study Spanish Education at the University of South Dakota. Sadie plans to work in teaching students to speak Spanish as well as working with Spanish speaking students. She also has an interest in sign language for business application. 

Isaac Van Beek, grandson of Ed Regnerus, B&B Salvage, Sioux Center, was awarded the IAR Scholarship. Isaac will study accounting and business administration at Dordt College. Isaac plans to become a Certified Public Accountant or CPA. 

Carson Wright, son of Joe Wright, Spilman’s Auto Parts, Bloomfield, was awarded the IAR Scholarship. Carson is studying sports management and business administration at Graceland University. Carson plans to pursue employment with a professional sports team after graduation.



A Letter from the Scholarship Chairman …
Since the inception of the IAR Scholarship program, we have given outstanding students from member families, funds toward an educational goal. Each year it is our privilege to disperse up to $5000 in scholarship to these fine young men and women.
Jodi Kunde, Chairman


Iowa Automotive Recyclers Scholarship Fund

The Iowa Automotive Recyclers scholarship fund was established in 2007 for the children and grandchildren of an owner or employee of an Iowa Automotive Recyclers direct members as a way to help offset the cost of their continuing education. 

The scholarship is open to a son, daughter, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law of an owner or employee (who has been employed for at least one year) of a direct member in good standing. The owner, an employee and their spouses are also eligible. 

The funds for the scholarships are generated through the Iowa Automotive Recyclers' Summer Outing Auction. We are thankful for all the support that we have received from our members in making it possible to provide scholarships to these deserving individuals. $5,000 was awarded in scholarships for the fall term. Any questions regarding the scholarships and/or application should be directed to:

IAR Scholarship Committee
Attn: Jodi Kunde
55 West 32nd Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Email Jodi 
2020 Scholarship Recipients 
Anna McChesney, McChesney Auto, Somers
Lainey Pomrenke, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Sadie Sandbulte, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Isaac Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Carson Wright, Spilman"s Auto Parts, Bloomfield

2019 Scholarship Recipients 
Geoff Englin, McChesney Auto, Somers
Caroline Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Grant Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Anna McChesney, McChesney Auto, Somers
Sadie Sandbulte, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Evan Schmidtke, Waterloo Auto Parts, Waterloo
Isaac Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Carson Wright, Spilman"s Auto Parts, Bloomfield

​2018 Scholarship Recipients 
Caroline Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Grant Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Isabelle Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Sadie Sandbulte, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Bailey Scheuermann, Quandt Auto Salvage, Carrolll
Isaac Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Cole White, Ace Auto Recyclers, Iowa City
Cameron Wilson, Pat's Auto Salvage, Waterloo
Taylor Wright, Spilman, Bloomfield​

2017 Scholarship Recipients 
Aaron Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Adrian Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Brittney Rysdam, Bloomfield
DJ Kooima, Lem's, Doon
Caroline Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Grant Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Isabelle Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Sinjin Briggs, Ames​
Taylor Wright, Spilman, Bloomfield​

2016 Scholarship Recipients 
Aaron Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Adrian Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Brittney Rysdam, Bloomfield
Caroline Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
DJ Kooima, Lem's, Doon
Grant Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Isabelle Fidler, Swift's Trails End, Des Moines
Olivia Pargeon, AWE Auto Salvage, Traer
Emily Pargeon,  AWE Auto Salvage, Traer
Madison Waterbury, Sandhill, Tama
McKenna Quandt, Quandts, Carroll
Taylor Wright, Spilman, Bloomfield

2015 Scholarship Recipients 
Aaron Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center 
Jeramie Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Adrian Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Billi Jo Hekelman,
Makinzee Epperly, 
Olivia Pargeon, AWE Auto Salvage, Traer

2014 Scholarship Recipients 
Aaron Van Beek, B & B Salvage, Sioux Center
Clinton Kannegieter, John's Auto and Body Shop, Aplington  
Jeramie Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Adrian Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines 

2013 Scholarship Recipients 
Alik Hesmer, Action Auto Parts, Marshalltown
Cara Kraus, Quandt Auto Salvage, Carroll
Jeramie Mitchell, Sunset Beach Auto Salvage, Des Moines
Joeseph Wilson, Jerry Carney & Sons, Ames
Levi Boas, Spilman Auto Parts, Bloomfield
Zachary Bales, Sunset Beach Auto Salvage, Des Moines

2012 Scholarship Recipients 
Emily Pargeon, AWE Auto Salvage, Traer
Jeramie Mitchell, Sunset Beach, Des Moines
Amber Cassat, Spilman Auto Parts, Bloomfield
Megan Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda 
Luke Kabele, Kabele Truck & Auto Parts, Spirit Lake
Zachary Bales, Sunset Beach, Des Moines

2011 Scholarship Recipients 
Erin Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda 
Megan Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda
Jessie Benson. Swift Auto Salvage, Des Moines 
Jesse Rayevich. Lyle’s Auto Salvage, Oto
Jordan Durbin. Osage Auto Salvage, Osage 

2010 Scholarship Recipients
Derek Kosters. Lems Auto Recyclers, Doon 
Erin Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda
Megan Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda  
Brooke Quandt. Quandt Auto Salvage, Carroll
Deidra Nugent. Nugent Auto Sales, Inc., Maquoketa

2009 Scholarship Recipients
Derek Kosters. Lems Auto Recyclers, Doon
Erin Snyder. Snyder’s Auto Body, Clarinda

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