The James and Jvone Maxwell Scholarship Fund

Helping Students Succeed

During their lifetimes, James, an architect, and Jvone Maxwell, a piano teacher at the University of Northern Iowa, helped students do more than get an education. They helped them develop as people. Today, the James and Jvone Maxwell Scholarship Fund has provided over $250,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students. Students like Liesbeth (ten Hoeve) Almendarez, a 2017 Waverly-Shell Rock High School graduate. Liesbeth graduated from Northwestern College (Orange City) and today is a CPA and senior accountant with Hogan Hansen in Mason City.

“The scholarship just relieved a lot of pressure and stress. My parents were not able to help pay for anything, so I knew I’d have to fund it all myself through working, scholarships, and student loans. I knew the more scholarships I got, the more it would benefit my future self by having less loan payments after I graduated college.”

– Liesbeth Almendarez, 2017 James W. and Jvone E. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

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