A 36-year-old Sioux city native has landed a prestigious scholarship that could be worth as much as $100,000.
Joshua Stevens has received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship.
Stevens is a father of four who attends Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, and was surprised in an announcement on the D-MAC campus.
The scholarship will pay all tuition, books, fees and living expenses for the final two to three years necessary for Stevens to achieve a Bachelor's Degree.
Prior to attending D-MAC, Stevens worked as a garbage man and in the meat packing industry. He believes the scholarship will greatly benefit his family.
Stevens grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Sheldon High School. As he mentioned, Stevens is hoping to use the scholarship to attended either Notre Dame or Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
The scholarship, established 13 years ago, is named for billionaire businessman Jack Kent Cooke, who died in 1997.
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