Tom Arnold Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2017-18

OTTUMWA-Indian Hills Community College students Harmony Hols and Jaime Lam have been awarded the IHCC Tom Arnold Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Hols is from Oskaloosa and Lam is from Plymouth, Ill.  Their essays were selected by Arnold, the Hollywood actor and Indian Hills graduate, who established the full scholarships – which include tuition, books and fees – in 1991.

Each year Arnold chooses a theme that applicants need to write about in their essays.  An Indian Hills faculty committee then screens the initial entries and Arnold reads the essays and chooses the scholarship winners.

This year’s theme chosen by Arnold was:  America just had an election and the country seems pretty divided. A lot of people live in fear. The
great thing about America is we are such a diverse, resilient country. What can you do or have you done to help bring us all together?”

To view the winning essays by Hols and Lam go to