HAVLife Grants

To prevent lost potential in youth ages 10 to 15 through the support of participation in athletics, music and the arts.

Guidelines for Application

The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation has partnered with the HAVELIFE Foundation.

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Hunter Vondran was a student at Sudlow Intermediate in Davenport, IA, whose life was cut too short by an accident in 2004. He was a quarterback on the football team, an honor student, involved in the school choir, and believed in experiencing life to the fullest. In the spirit of sustaining Hunter's life philosophy, parents Mike and Brenda Vondran created the HAVlife Foundation in his memory. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage intermediate aged students to pursue their talents in extra-curricular activities such as athletics, music, and art as well as provide the means to make more opportunities for students happen.

HAVlife Foundation has issued BCSF a grant for $7500 to be awarded/distributed to Bettendorf students between now and the end of the first semester of 2012-2013. We have formed a HAVlife Committee to review student nominations and award scholarships to intermediate students that need assistance covering the cost of sports equipment, musical instruments, summer camps and more. The BCSF HAVlife Committee awarded the first cycle of scholarships in May 2012. The second cycle of scholarships began in September, and will occur monthly October, as long as funds are available.

As of November 2012, a combined effort with Athletic and Fine Arts Booster Clubs and community donors were able to raise $7,500 for a donation which qualified for a matching $7,500 grant from HAVlife. Both groups agreed and are thrilled to have an opportunity to serve the future students of Bettendorf High School.

In February 2013, HAVlife Foundation awarded Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation $6,500.

Please join us in nurturing and helping those students with possible “lost potential” gain it through exposure to arts, music, and athletics. To nominate an intermediate student for a scholarship, please contact an elementary or middle school guidance counselor.

HAVlife - where opportunity meets potential.