A Sigourney High School Senior has been awarded a half tuition scholarship to further her education. Melanie Ann Steinhart won the Hixson Opportunity Award for Keokuk County. The award is worth more than 14 thousand dollars over eight semesters. The award is offered annually to 100 Iowa students. Melanie is the daughter of Barry Steinhart and Sandy Hammes of Sigourney. She will be attending Iowa State University next fall.