Abby TeGrotenhuis, a senior at Pella Christian High School, and Rachel Boll, a senior at Pella Community High School, have been selected from Bank Iowa as recipients of the Spirit of Chandy Scholarship.

TeGrotenhuis and Boll will receive a $500 scholarship. Bank Iowa awards more than 20 $500 scholarships to commendable high school students across the state annually. The scholarship honors Bank Iowa co-founder Harry Barr’s daughter, Chandy Barr Clanton, who passed away in 2009.

Students are selected based on academics, character, leadership, honors/awards received and participation in school and community activities, including swimming, biking, running and flying — a few things Chandy was passionate about.

The application process asks students to complete an essay describing their personal strengths, as well as their education and career goals.

“It’s an honor to be able to give back by supporting these distinguished students in their higher education journey,” said Bank Iowa regional president James Feudner. “Investing in our local young people is very important for our community’s future.”