Gaarde Hinsch Music Scholarship Awarded

(Estherville, Iowa) Bertha and Delbert Hinsch of Estherville established the Gaarde-Hinsch Scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College in 1996, inspired by their great love of music. Requirements for the scholarship are participation in music and financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount of the award varies and must be used for tuition, books or fees.

The 2019-2020 recipients are:

  • Ronald Covert, Algona,
  • Ethan Marth, Estherville,
  • Gabriel Spittle, Fulda,
  • Samantha Harris, Graettinger,
  • Morgan Hellyer, Graettinger,
  • Autumn Phelps, Muldrow, OK,
  • Emily Michalec, Ringsted,
  • Madison Davis, Spencer,
  • Kyley Anderson, Spirit Lake,
  • Shala Boardman, Sutherland.

Future interested students can contact the Iowa Lakes Music Department to make arrangements for an audition at 712-362-7962 or 712-362-7963.

To establish a scholarship, contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement/Foundations Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491. To apply for scholarships, visit

For More Information:

Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office