Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a community-wide, county-wide charitable organization actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy. For more information about applying for grants or establishing your own fund for granting purposes, call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine awarded over $490,000 in scholarships this year to area students. Scholarships went to Columbus Junction, Louisa-Muscatine, Muscatine, Wapello, and Wilton High Schools’ graduates and Muscatine Community College students.

“We are so proud of all the 2020 graduates!” Jennifer Conard, Program Administrator, said. “Our scholarship recipients will benefit from the generosity of our donors not only during their college experience, but for their entire lives.”

Scholarship events usually held mid-May moved to online celebrations to honor the students while meeting COVID-19 restrictions for gathering.

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine uploaded video ceremonies for Columbus Junction, Louisa-Muscatine, Wapello, Muscatine, and Wilton on its YouTube channel.

“It’s amazing to see all of the generous donors from the community. Being able to watch the videos and know a lot of the namesakes to the scholarships was heartwarming,” said Ellie Howard, Muscatine High School Graduate. “One of my favorite scholarships is the Micaela L. Brunson Memorial Scholarship. She represents everything I want to be, and I am so grateful that I was one of the recipients.”

Scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation and its donors and recipients for each school follow below.

Columbus Junction High School:

  • Lisle (Doc) and Jeanette Luithly Scholarship: Taylor Rae Howell

Louisa-Muscatine High School:

  • Francis and Patricia Carroll Scholarship: Laken Werner
  • Robert and Marillyn Schlutz Future of Ag Scholarship: Addison Randall
  • Temp Associates and RJK, Inc. Scholarship: Laken Werner

Muscatine High School:

  • Brant W. Bruhn Memorial Scholarship: Aidan Staker
  • Bruce C. Heezen Memorial Scholarship: Kijrstin Osland, McKenzie Lofgren, Claire Recker, Elijah Roeth, Jacob Thomas, Andrew VanNice
  • Class of 1953 Scholarship: Carlos Acuna
  • Class of 1956 Scholarship: Chloe Finn and Luke Zobel
  • Class of 1974 Scholarship: Emily Nietzel
  • Class of 1984 Scholarship: Emily Nietzel
  • Dianne R. Dalbey Memorial Scholarship: Anai Ceniceros and Sydney Cox
  • Diwan-Nadkarni Charitable Scholarship: Benjamin Zigament and Lauren Dirth
  • Donald and Dorothy Platt Scholarship: Hunter Randleman and Keagan Eberhard
  • Dr. John A Watson Memorial Scholarship: Ellie Howard
  • Dr. Russell N. Ward Scholarship: Hannah Reynolds
  • Ed Ware Memorial Scholarship: James Solt
  • Elaine May YMCA Scholarship: Rylee Blake
  • Ellen Fessler Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Wagner and Alexandria Mortenson
  • Elvira Trevarthen Scholarship: Kendra Degner
  • Flickinger Learning Center Endowed Scholarship: Takpor Tiah
  • Fosholt Scholarship in Engineering or Architecture: Seth Hoffman
  • Gerald Garvin Memorial Scholarship: Madison Keller
  • Graciela (Coca) V. Page Memorial Scholarship: Adamaris Bautista
  • H.J. Heinz Scholarship: Leigha Armstrong
  • Hall of Honor Scholarship: Sam Wieskamp
  • Harold & Corrine Marx Scholarship: Craig Vaughn
  • Jean Lettenberger Scholarship: Alli Youngbauer
  • Jeanette Phillips Crossroads Scholarship: Macy Connor
  • Jeff Tank MHS Girls Basketball Memorial Scholarship: Ellie Howard and Emily Woepking
  • Jill Moravec Memorial Muscatine Band Boosters Scholarship: Rachel Mullikin
  • Jim and Arlene Kaeding Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Wagner
  • Julia Wojtecki Memorial Scholarship: Brady McDaniel
  • Kathy J. Brooker-Decker Memorial Scholarship: Brian Prussman
  • Kevin K. Birkhofer STEM Scholarship Fund: Madeline Liegois
  • Krieger Food and Nutrition Scholarship: McKennah Killian
  • Krieger Technical Scholarship: Carlos Acuna
  • Larry Fullington Memorial Scholarship: Natasha Rojas
  • League of Women Voters in Muscatine Scholarship: Ellie Howard
  • Marie C. Ruthenberg Memorial Scholarship: Ruby Lopez
  • Matthew B. Seligman Memorial Scholarship: Seth Hoffman
  • Maurice & Donna Reed Scholarship: Hannah Wieskamp
  • Max A. Collins, Sr. Scholarship: Olivia Bastin
  • Mentee Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship: Emily Nietzel
  • Micaela L. Brunson Memorial Scholarship: Ellie Howard, McKennah Killian, and Brian Prussman
  • Muscatine Band Boosters Scholarship: Carlos Acuna
  • Muscatine Community School Foundation Community Service/Volunteer Scholarship: Ryan Lukkarinen and Sydney Cox
  • Muscatine Community School Foundation General Scholarship: Justin Miller and Christina Nichols
  • Muscatine County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Ralph L. Kirchner Memorial Scholarship: Alli Youngbauer and Hope Reichert
  • Patricia Cross Memorial Scholarship: Emily Woepking
  • Roach Open Scholarships: Zachary Eversmeyer and Margaret Manjoine
  • Roach Scholar: Ethan Heth
  • Robert Nietzel Scholarship: Gage Minder
  • Robert P. Hewig Scholarship: Maddison Keller
  • Robert W. and Dorothy M. Toborg Scholarship: Benjamin Spellman and Macy Connor
  • Ruth Scholarship: James Solt
  • Shepard/Schmelzer Scholarship: Hope Reichert
  • Temp Associates and RJK, Inc. Scholarship: Grant Thomas, Alli Youngbaer, Ricardo Pena, and Seth Hoffman
  • The Virginia Lorimor Girls’ Cross Country, Track and Field Memorial Scholarship: Rylee Blake
  • Theodora Zorich Memorial Scholarship: Brian Prussman
  • Toyota of Muscatine Scholarship: Logan Cunningham
  • Trueman H., Lucille V., and T. Patrick Wigim Scholarship: Benjamin Zigament, Lauren Dirth, Bailee Mergen, Lily Poci, Alex Oppel, Mckennah Killian
  • Virginia Hanson Education Scholarship: Hunter Randleman
  • Wulf Family Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Helen P. Wulf: Sydney Cox

Wapello High School:

  • Don and Donna Williams Scholarship: Eryka Dickey
  • Edwin R. Hicklin Memorial Scholarship: Holly Massner, Eryka Dickey, and Daniel Hemphill
  • Ray and Evelyn Werner Education or Human Services Scholarship: Kari Wilson

Wilton High School:

  • Frank and Carrie Townsend and Ruth Townsend Scholarship: Karlie Schult, Cheyenne Rae, Morgan Maurer, Audrey Guyer, McKenzie Pallischeck, Jacob Reifert, Lillian Wyatt, Michaela Breed, Emerson Drake, Scott Martin, Grace Longlett, Taylor Garvin, Zachary Hein, Kayla Hildreth, Korrine Nesbit, Abby Brown, Colby Brown, Emma Cowles, Makayla Scherrer, Brooke Doehrmann, Emily Fausel, McKinnley Pittman, Coy Baker
  • Temp Associates and RJK, Inc. Scholarship: Colby Brown
  • The Toyota of Muscatine Scholarship: Lillian Wyatt
  • Whetstine Scholarship: Grace Longlett, Michaela Breed, Taylor Garvin, and Zachary Hein

Muscatine Community College:

  • Francis & Patricia Carroll Scholarship: Dale Montagna
  • Muscatine Masquers Scholarship for Theater: Daniel Salazar

These scholarship awards come from Community Foundation donors and scholarship fund holders. For more information about establishing your own scholarship fund or making a donation, call the Community Foundation office at 563-264-3863 or visit

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