The Whitesell Family Scholarship was established in 1999. They have been prominent in the Iowa Falls community for nearly 50 years. John and Patricia Whitesell came to Iowa Falls in 1952 following John’s graduation from the College of Law at the University of Iowa and Patricia’s graduation the previous year from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa. They are the parents of six sons, John, Christopher, Thomas, James, Sean (who passed away in 2015) and Patrick. Their son, James, is a graduate of Ellsworth, as is their nephew, Harry Whitesell and his wife, Elizabeth, who now live in Arizona. Although the scholarship is available to anyone enrolling at Ellsworth, it does favor applicants with an interest in pharmacy, law, drama, business or coaching. These are all vocations of the family members.