The Rotary Club of Ankeny provided two $500 scholarships to each high school in Ankeny through Dollars for Scholars.  Here are thank you letters received from two of the winners:
"To the Rotary Club of Ankeny,
I would first like to express my gratitude to this club for awarding me this scholarship.  Being the daughter of a Rotarian I have experienced first hand much of the amazing work this club does for our community, from can drives to Meals from the Heartland and local gardening.  It is heart fulfilling work that I hope to continue in my future. 
Next year I will be attending Creighton University to major in Communications on the Pre-Law track.  This path is so intriguing to me because I will soon understand how and why people communicate with each other in the way that they do, and while using the law I am able to help so many people, something I have always wanted to do, much like the Rotary Club does.
This club has helped to show me who I aspire to be in the future, a caring member of the community.  I am beyond grateful you have chosen me to be a recipient of this scholarship and I know it will help me in my future endeavours.  Thank You Again, Olivia Orth" (Daughter of Rotarian Kristofer Orth)
"Ankeny Rotary Club Members,
First and foremost, thank you .  Thank you for awarding me the Ankeny Rotary Club Scholarship.  Hearing this news is a huge honor as I would not be the person I am today without our lovely Rotary Club.  I attended RYLA in the summer of 2018.  I was a counselor in the summer of 2019 and was to be a second year team lead this year.  However, as I am sure you know, RYLA 2020 was cancelled.  I am planning on being a team lead in 2021 again.  I know that I will continue to be involved in RYLA for as long as I can.  Without all of you, I would have never been able to be a part of something so magical.  Because of the Ankeny Rotary Club, I now have best friends all over the state of Iowa.  I have learned an incredible amount about myself, others, and the world throughout my years involved in Rotary and RYLA.  I have learned to lead through vulnerability, use my empathy to help and create authentic and one of a kind connections.  I know that no matter where my life takes me.  I will always cherish and carry the Rotary and RYLA magic with me.  I hope you all are staying healthy, happy, and safe.  I appreciate all of you beyond words. 
Thank you for everything.   Elise Wilson"