Bob & Blenda Ontiveros CTE Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2017 by Bob & Blenda Ontiveros to support students attending the newly opened Urban Campus as well as to support students in career technical programs with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and in the workforce.

“Everyone wins when people get an opportunity to show what they can do.” -Bob Ontiveros

Bob Ontiveros’ grandfather immigrated to Davenport from Mexico, and he and his siblings were raised with a strong work ethic. “As a child, if you wanted new shoes, you had to find the money. You had to work hard for it. You should have seen me as a kid walking down the block, asking people if I could cut their grass or clean their garage. I saw hard work in my parents. I saw it in my grandparents.” However, work is not the only thing he learned from his family in his youth. Despite having little, his mother not only raised the twelve family members in her home, but she fed most of the neighborhood. “If a child needed a meal, you were welcome in our home.” Working hard and providing an opportunity to others is synonymous with the Ontiveros family legacy.

Preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:
  • Attending classes at the SCC Belmont Campus
  • Are enrolled in Auto Technology, Auto Collision Repair, HVAC, Diesel Technology, or Culinary Arts

Scholarship Use
This scholarship award is for the fall semester.

This scholarship can only be used to obtain tools needed for your program of study. To use your scholarship for tools, please work with the Foundation Office.

Robert & Blenda Ontiveros Family Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you need funding assistance to purchase tools, supplies, or materials for your current program of study?