Alleman Graduate Receives $5,000 Scholarship Funded by Davenport Business

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July 31, 2018
DAVENPORT—Cole Caleo of Moline has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship.

Caleo, a recent graduate of Alleman High School in Rock Island, will receive $5,000 toward tuition at Iowa State University, where he plans to study engineering in the fall.

“Cole is a distinguished student and hard worker with a genuine, demonstrated curiosity about how things work, as well as a strong drive to make a difference through innovation. We couldn’t be more pleased to present him with the first scholarship award in Tom’s honor,” said Amy Lank, president of American Power Systems, Inc. (APS), the Davenport business funding the award.

Caleo is the son of Thomas and Tracy Caleo of Moline. He was recognized at a scholarship reception July 26 at APS company headquarters.

The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, one-time gift for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math. It was founded in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel, and to help them change the world for the better.

The scholarship is named for Thomas Keenan Evans, a local engineer and entrepreneur who in 2006 founded American Power Systems, Inc., which manufactures high-power electrical systems for armored, defense, security, commercial and marine vehicles. Evans passed away in 2013.

Scholarship information is online at Details for applying for the 2019 award will be posted in January and shared via the scholarship’s Facebook page,
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