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Five Iowa Seniors Receive Greater Des Moines Career Launch Scholarships

January 18, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 18, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the five high school seniors who will receive the inaugural Career Launch Scholarships.

The Career Launch Scholarship was created to support regional high school students in their career and educational goals while simultaneously supporting the future talent pipeline for the region. Each recipient who will be awarded one of the $1,000 scholarship has joined Tallo, a student recruitment platform. Each recipient plans to attend a college in Iowa and are from one of the 11 counties in The Partnership’s service area.


Award winners include:

  • Bailey Baccam – East High School (Polk County)
  • Hannah Evans – Valley High School (Polk County)
  • Joel Hueso – Marshalltown High School (Marshall County) 
  • Lizzy Orey – Indianola High School (Warren County) 
  • Leslie Rangel – Marshalltown High School (Marshall County)

“Retaining talent in the Greater Des Moines region is a primary goal of The Partnership,” said Jenae Sikkink, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at The Partnership. “These scholarships help local high school students attend one of the many prestigious colleges and universities within the state of Iowa. Through this, students are able to work towards their ultimate career goals in high-demand career fields and pursue opportunities in this great region.”


To learn more about the recipients of the scholarship, read this blog post from The Partnership.

Tallo offers a way for students across Greater Des Moines (DSM) to connect with opportunities available across the region and the state of Iowa while giving employers a chance to find the right talent for internships, apprenticeships, scholarships and careers within their organizations. Students can start a profile, find scholarships, search for jobs or get advice through Tallo's virtual community. To create an account, register here.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.