CHS Athletic Awards & Scholarships Information

  • MONA SCHALLAU AWARD:  Awarded to the outstanding female athlete at City High. Mona Schallau attended City High in the mid-sixties and was the state tennis champion in 1966 and 1967. After graduating from college, she played on the professional tennis tour for nine years. There is no application process. Award winner is selected by the City High athletic department. No cash award.

    ROX SHAIN '49 AWARD:  Awarded to the best male student athlete each year. Rox Shain played football, basketball, track, and baseball, graduating in 1949. While at West Point he won five varsity letters in football and baseball. He graduated from the Academy in 1954. He died in action in Vietnam, July 1968. There is no application process. Award winner is selected by the City High athletic department. No cash award.

    BERNIE SAGGAU AWARD:  Presented to a senior who best exemplifies a patriotic spirit, with strong religious & moral convictions, living and professing the qualities of honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship; believing that both games and life should be conducted by the rules. Application process is through the IHSAA and the City High athletic department. Award winner is selected by the IHSAA. No cash award.

    E. WAYNE COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP:  The E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship Award was established in 1993 as a tribute to the man who served as Executive Director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union from 1954 through 2002. The recipient of this award is recognized as being representative of the most elite of the superlative Iowa Girl, not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom, in her school and in her community. Her profile will reflect discipline, perseverance, character, citizenship and leadership, which personified the life and expectations of E. Wayne Cooley. Application process is through the IGHSAU and the City High athletic department. Award winner is selected by the IGHSAU. Five finalists receive a one time $1000 grant while the winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship.

    HERB CORMACK SCHOLARSHIP: Benefactors: Herb Cormack Estate and Dave Danner. Awarded to a student who plans to attend the University of Iowa. Mr. Cormack was a former coach at City High. The scholarship is funded as a tribute to Mr. Cormack by David Danner, his former student, and also from Mr.Cormack’s estate. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. Cash award is variable.

    DON GATENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established as a memorial to Don Gatens. Its purpose is to recognize a senior student athlete. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. There is a $250 cash award.

    GARL MCLAUGHLIN SCHOLARSHIP: Presented annually to a senior tennis player in recognition of Garl McLaughlin, former mathematics teacher, football coach, wrestling coach, and tennis coach. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. No cash award.

    JOHN RAFFENSPERGER SCHOLARSHIP:  Established in 2001 by Mike Mueller to honor long time City High Boy’s Track Coach, John Raffensperger. It is awarded to a member of the City High Boy’s Track squad who has made a significant contribution to the team and plans to attend a 2 or 4 year institution. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. There is a $2500 cash award.

    AUDRA "BUD" WILLIAMS CROSS-COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIPS:  Presented to one male and one female senior Cross Country athlete who have demonstrated a superior work ethic, positive attitude, desire to excel, ability to focus, and dedication to the Cross Country program. The award was established 1997 by Friends of Cross Country in recognition of Bud Williams, former Cross-Country Coach, Dean of Students, Activities Director, and Women’s Track Coach at City High School. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by Bud Williams and City High cross country coaches. There is a $500 cash award for one male and one female.

    JOHN A. CHAMBERS MEMORIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:  Presented to a male and female swimmer who has demonstrated leadership skills. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High swim coaches. No cash award.

    KATHY RIDDLE BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP:  Presented annually by Dr. Fred Riddle to a member(s) of the City High Girls Basketball Team in memory of his wife, Kathy Riddle, a long-time supporter of the girls basketball team. It recognizes a senior player(s)who exemplify Kathy’s qualities of helping others and giving of herself. Players receiving college basketball scholarships are not eligible for this award. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the Fred Riddle and the City High girls basketball coaches. Cash award is variable.

    JACK FRANTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Awarded to a senior of exemplary character who is planning to attend the University of Iowa.  This student must also have an excellent academic record, have contributed to the community, have participated in extra-curricular activities, and have also shown that he/she values physical fitness. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. Cash award is variable.

    CHUCK SNIDER AWARD:  Awarded to the all-round student athlete, in memory of the late Chuck Snider, a City High hall monitor for many years. Application process is through the City High common scholarship application. Award winner is selected by the City High Scholarship Committee. No cash award.