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“This scholarship will help me achieve my goal of obtaining a mechanical and automotive degree, setting me on the path to achieve my dream of becoming the first female automotive engineer of Nigerian descent.”     - Nkechinyere Ruth, 2019 winner

“Nursing is my future.  This scholarship will help me pay for my classes. My dream has always been to educate myself to have a better future and to help communities or people around me.”   -Helen, 2019 winner

“I decided to enroll in college and become a teacher.   I wanted to make a difference in a child’s life.”   Silas, 2019 winner

“Thanks to your generous support, I am the first in my family to attend college.”  -Abdul Baqi, 2018 winner

For over the last dozen years, the work of Jane Foundation & Bari Hoskins (JF&BH) Scholarship Fund (formerly the Jane Foundation Scholarship Fund) has assisted low income youth of the Greater Des Moines area in accomplishing their higher education goals through scholarship awards. Scholarship recipients receive $1,000 for an academic year and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

This is where you come in…With your sponsorship, you can help us ensure that more low-income students can and will pursue their academic dreams in preparation for the careers of tomorrow.  Your sponsorship will help to make our efforts go even further!   With the support of people like you, we were able to offer four awards for the 2019-20 school year!

If you’re able, we’d love it if you could make a gift of $100 or more to help us achieve our mission and see more low-income residents of the greater Des Moines area realize their educational dreams. We recognize that some donors can only afford to send less, while others would like to donate a whole lot more; we accept and welcome those gifts as well. Your financial gift will go toward making higher education a reality for all of Des Moines!

2019-2020 JF&BH Scholarship Committee

Leonard Bell III—President, Hip-Hope, Inc.

Jane Magers—Founder, The Jane Foundation

Bari Hoskins—retired educator

Martin Magers—Owner, Connections Contracting, Denver CO

Holly Klotz— retired financial professional



All scholarship funds are managed by the JF&BH Scholarship Committee and Hip Hope, Inc.Funds received for this purpose are exclusively used for scholarship assistance, future fundraising, and other administrative tasks. All financial gifts may be tax deductible and checks should be payable to Hip Hope, Inc. (federal ID# 46-4735234).





THANK YOU to our 2018-2019 Donors

Timothy and Janet Anderson

Linda Appelgate

Jean Basinger

Margaret Brennan

Wesley Caliger

Doris Covalt

Nolden and Barbara Gentry

Chet Guinn

John and Andrea Holveck

Holly Klotz

David and Diane Leonard

John and Dianne Liepa

Jane Magers

Adele McDowell

Janet Rauch

Harry and Sylvia Richey

Dr. Janet Roberts-Andersen

Linda Svoboda

John and Margaret Vernon

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Legacy Donors

Jane Magers

Harry and Sylvia Richey

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