IMHS grad makes donation to General Scholarship Fund

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Iron Mountain High School General Scholarship Fund is the recipient of a $121,000 donation from a former graduate who wishes to remain anonymous.

“The donation was a total surprise and the school district cannot express enough, their gratitude to this donor for such a generous gift to our General Scholarship Fund,” noted Supt.Tom Jayne.

The General Scholarship Fund was established in 1988, through the efforts of the Iron Mountain Class of 1938 and Georgina Johnson, acting as organizer and fund-raiser.

“I’m sure Georgina would never have envisioned what this fund has become and how many graduating seniors it has been able to assist, not to mention how many more graduates the fund can now assist,” Jayne said..

The first award was made in 1990 in the amount of $1,500. To date, more than $190,000 has been awarded to Iron Mountain High School graduates.

This fund is unique in that anyone can make a donation in any monetary amount. It has continued to grow through contributions, both large and small. Donations can be given in memory/honor of classmates, parents, siblings, teachers, friends and even special life events.

Donations of $100 or more are recognized on engraved display plaques, which are currently located in the Iron Mountain High School.

The General Scholarship is just what it states general. Recipients may study in a two or four-year college/university or technical school, in the career field of their choice, a spokesperson said.

Anyone interested in making a donation to this fund can contact Mel Laydon, scholarship administrator at Iron Mountain High School at 779-2610, ext. 4318 or email for further information.