Schlenker Scholarship Offered to JHS Seniors

2021 Scholarship flyer (Posted on behalf of the Johnston Community School Foundation)

The Johnston Community School Foundation is proud to offer the Raymond and Marie Schlenker Scholarship.  One $10,000 scholarship, payable at a rate of $2,500 per year for four years, will be awarded to a Johnston High School (JHS) graduating senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who intends to further their education at an accredited Iowa four-year college or university.


  • The student must graduate from JHS with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • The student must enroll in an accredited Iowa four-year college or university on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher each term for the four years immediately following graduation from JHS.
  • The student must complete an application form and follow the submission guidelines.
  • Letters of Recommendation:  The student must submit two letters of recommendation.  One letter should be from a school representative in the Johnston Community School District (JCSD teacher, counselor, staff or administrator). The second letter should be from a member of the community NOT affiliated with the school district. The letters should highlight the student’s character and work ethic at JHS and in the community.  They should NOT be from a relative or family member.
  • The student must participate in any interview process if selected for such.
  • Submission guidelines, scholarship application and community member recommendation letter information can be found on the Foundation’s website at under the Scholarship tab.


  • Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 PM CDT Monday, April 5, 2021. Late or incomplete applications and/or reference letters will not be accepted.

Contact Jene Spurgin at for additional information. Application and other documents can be found at We Are Johnston | Scholarships