Dr. L. J. Twyner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Dr. L.J. Twyner by his daughter, Dr. Kathleen Twyner-Coley and family. Dr. L.J. Twyner was a dentist in Davenport, Iowa for more than 40 years and an active member of his community. He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, from which he received an award for outstanding community service in 1977. He was honored in 1989 by United Neighbors Inc. for his many years of service to the community as a member of the Davenport School Board. In November 1990, he received an award and special thanks from the Davenport Education Association for his commitment to Davenport public schools. He served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in the mid-1970s and also received honorary recognition from both the League of Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, and the Davenport Chamber of Commerce. The Dr. L.J. Twyner Memorial Scholarship will honor his life and seek to help support others who want to pursue a higher education career in dentistry.
Students eligible for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time in the Dental Assisting Program, Pre-Dental Hygienist Program or must have declared a Pre-Dentistry major, have a 2.75 GPA or higher, if an incoming student, a 2.75 high school GPA is required, be active in the community through volunteer projects, athletics or academic clubs, demonstrate unmet financial need, and indicate African-American origin on their Scott Community College admissions application.