The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, one-time gift for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The scholarship was founded in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel in these important disciplines to change the world for the better. Named for the creative, generous engineer who founded American Power Systems, Inc., every year, the scholarship awards one local Quad-Cities student $5,000 to pursue their education.
To be qualified for the scholarship, an applicant must: be a high school junior or senior; be graduating from a high school whose physical address is in Bettendorf, Davenport, East Moline, Eldridge, Moline, Pleasant Valley or Rock Island (the school can be public or private); and plan to matriculate into an accredited college program in the upcoming Fall, as well as
plan to pursue an education with a major or specific focus in science, technology, engineering and/or math.