Scholarship Fund

The Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund was implemented in 2017 to provide tuition assistance to graduating high school seniors.  A minimum of two $1,000 scholarship awards are announced and given at the O’Donnell & Friends Open every June.

This service-based scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Dan & Dee O’Donnell and their commitment of improving the lives of those in need through their lifestyle of selfless service. Potential recipients of the scholarship are considered based on the applicant’s active involvement in the community.

In 2022, O’Donnell & Friends Charities processed a record-number of applications and was honored to provide scholarships to 30 students who had demonstrated an impact in their community. A huge thank you to Mentor Iowa, with their partnership, allowed us to provide to so many worthy candidates.

Congratulations to the following individuals who received awards under the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship:


$1,000 Award:

Ryan Bagenstos

Ella Becker


$750 Award:

Lexi Johnson

Riley McElroy


$500 Award:

Grace Kelly

Paige Richard

Rachel Smith

Claire Sullivan

Jarrett Vitiritto

Lauren Wenham


$250 Award:

Lydia Appeldorn

Lashley Bitting

Maggie Carlson

Rose Dang

Katelyn Drey

Caroline Fleming

Logan Kleese

Anna Miller

Christina Nguyen

Jalen Nguyen

Christian Niola

Clare O’Halloran

Allison Pedersen

Ashlyn Perry

Olivia Salsberry

Josephine Talley

Athena Theis

Liz Wallin

Zuzanna Wheeler

Cheyenne Wray


For more information on the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Scholarship Fund, please contact us at


Thank you to those who applied for this scholarship opportunity. Awarded candidates will be notified by email the week of June 5th, 2023.

For any questions, please send an email to