Scholarship Service Proj

UPDATE August 15, 2022

We have met our $9,000 goal!  We have received donations totaling $10,966 in the last two months so far.  This gives us a total with donations from the 50th and previous years of $21,966.  Remember, anything over our $20,000 goal just makes our scholarship a larger amount.  If you would still like to donate, the online link and my mailing address are in the information below if.

Thank you for your generosity to those who have either gone online or mailed donations.  Keep those donations coming in as soon as possible so we can finish up this project and begin the next steps with the Community Foundation.  



This is our FINAL fundraiser for our FINAL class service project to MHS. We currently have $21,000 for our scholarship project.  This should fund a $1000 annual scholarship for a graduating senior going into the trades.  When fully endowed the scholarship will be an ongoing tribute from our class every year.  What a legacy it will be!

I have been working with the Community Foundation to begin the process of setting up our Class of 1971 Scholarship Endowment Account.  I will continue that process with them in the weeks ahead.  The Foundation has set up an online donation portal that you can use to directly contribute to our scholarship fund.  Remember that all donations to it are tax deductible on your income taxes.

The portal link is 

This link will take you directly to the Class of 1971 endowment fund.  Any and all donation amounts will be greatly appreciated. If you prefer a more traditional, not online, way of donating you can mail a check made out to the Muscatine Community Foundation to me and I will take them to the foundation when I go there to continue working on the initial setup for us.  Please do NOT combine this with the Fall Party Reservation money.  It can be mailed together, but please use TWO separate checks.  I will NOT be accepting PayPal for the scholarship donations.  Thank you for helping me keep all the money separate and accounted for.

The Community Foundation provides me with fundraising donation reports weekly and I will continue to post updates on our Facebook Page and will continue to update you via email as we progress forward. 

During the class meeting at the upcoming 2022 Fall Party we will select the committee members to work with the Community Foundation to set up the specific details for the scholarship parameters and provide input for the application questions we would like to have.  The Community Foundation will then help us assemble the selection committee for The Class of 1971 Scholarship recipients.  We can also decide if we want classmates to present the scholarship at the spring awards ceremony at MHS.  If all goes as planned, we should be able to present the first Class of 1971 $1000 scholarship this coming spring to a 2022-2023 graduating senior.

Any questions can be sent to me via email at  You can also text or call me at 563-260-0521.  I will do my best to answer them or will find out the answer from the Foundation as best I can.  Mailing address is 

Penny Jones

3122 Highway 61

Muscatine, IA 52761-9551

Again, thank you to everyone who has already donated.  No amount is too small or too large.