Village Northwest Unlimited Awards Spirit of Caring Scholarship

Sheldon, Iowa – Village Northwest Unlimited and the family of Linda De Groot are pleased to announce that Macy Jacobsma, daughter of Kory and Krissa Jacobsma, is the 2016 recipient of the Linda De Groot/Village Northwest Unlimited Spirit of Caring Scholarship. Macy plans to attend Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA to pursue an education major with emphasis in special education.

Linda De Groot was the Director of Public Relations and Business Development at the Village and was a valuable employee for over 20 years. Linda lost her battle with cancer on October 15, 2006 and this scholarship honors her legacy of caring. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Sheldon Community High School who will be entering into a career field that focuses on working with individuals who have disabilities.

Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Village Northwest Unlimited builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity.