The Dewar Scholarship is awarded to Cherokee Washington High School graduates and provides money for tuition over a four-year period, providing the recipient is a full-time student at an accredited college, vocational school or other post-high school institution. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The parameters of the Dr. John W. Dewar Scholarship Fund, established in 1992, were determined in the will of the late Lois M. Dewar. Selections are made by a scholarship committee appointed by the Superintendent of Schools. The award is based on academic achievement and financial need. Jacob, the son of Kent and Becky Lewis, is attending the University of Northern Iowa.