Otto's Fine Art Academy Scholarship

  • Description: 

    The Otto's Fine Art Academy Scholarship is a $250 scholarship that was created to provide additional funding to support a student pursuing additional education in the visual arts or art education. The student must be accepted to an accredited four-year university or two-year tech school with intent to pursue a degree in the visual arts or art education. Student must have successfully completed at least 3 art classes at either North, South or West High Schools. Student must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    ONE winner will be selected across all three high schools. Interested students should complete the online application prior to 4/1/2021. Winners will be notified by his/her high school.

    Amount: $250
    Application: North, South or West HS students can apply via the Online Application no later than April 1. The staff at Otto's Fine Art Academy will be selecting the winner and will notifiy the school. 
    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Wendell Florence Memorial Scholarship

  • Description: 

    This is a one-time, $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a senior at Waukesha South who has participated in athletics, comes from a diverse or disadvantaged background (or has a demonstrated record of promoting diversity & inclusion) and has financial need. The scholarship will be awarded to a student that is attending a 2 or 4 year college, university, or trades program, with preference given to applicants attending a technical/trades school. This scholarship has been established by the family of Wendell Florence, a proud alumni of Waukesha South High School.

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

WEF- Andrews Mueller Family Scholarship

  • Description: 

    This scholarship is available to a graduating South senior who participated in Mock Trial, Debate, Diversity/Ethnic & Social Awareness Club, GSA or similar organization, demonstrates a passion for social justice and will attend a 2-4 year college after graduation. 

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Johnson Family Scholarship

  • Description:

    Purpose. To select one qualified and ambitious high school senior attending an accredited four-year college/university for full-time undergraduate studies in the fall. The scholarship award is intended to assist student leaders in good academic standing that has a drive for success. 

    Applicants. Johnson Family Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their application and eligibility requirements. The scholarship recipients will be awarded at their respective Wisconsin high school’s honors/awards night in the spring.

    Qualifications. Qualified applicants will demonstrate the following characteristics: leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service, and a desire to complete a post-secondary education. 

    Award Amount. For 2021, the Kelly Johnson Foundation (KJF), will select one 2021 scholarship recipient in Wisconsin who will receive an award worth $250 towards tuition at an accredited four-year college/university.

    Requirements. Scholarship applicants must complete the attached application and provide additional information as stated. KJF’s Johnson Family Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make the final decision. Please note the Johnson Family Scholarship is available to all Wisconsin students, but the scholarship program is not guaranteed to produce a winner at each high school submitted by applicants for 2021.  

    Award Amount: $250
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us 
    Application Deadline: April  5, 2021

J.E. Worthington Memorial Volunteerism Award (South)

  • Description: 

    The scholarship recipient should show evidence of outstanding character, active volunteer in school and or community, and must be in good standing.

    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 7, 2021

Clyde Shields Memorial Scholarship

  • Description:

    Need to be a student who will be entering elementary or secondary education. The student should rank in the top ¼ of the graduating class. The student should show participation in co-curricular activities and leadership potential. The student should exhibit the qualities that we would like to see in a prospective elementary/secondary teacher.

    Financial need may be used as a consideration, particularly when other qualifications are similar. The recipient will be decided by the Waukesha South Scholarship Committee.


    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Colonel Harold Mueller Scholarship

  • Description:

    1) Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA 
    2) One Boy & One Girl athlete must be involved in at least one athletic sport senior year
    3) Student must show involvement in at least one other extra co-curricular activity (other than atletics)
    4) One recommendation from a coach, teacher and one co-curricular sponsor is required
    5) Student must not have any academic or athletic code violations
    6) Acceptance to post high school institution (Tech School, 2 year or 4 year college/university) 
    7) Financial need will be taken into consideration
    8) Parental participation in Waukesha South Booster Club is required. 

    Award Amount: 2 at $500 awarded to one female & one male
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application.  aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)  
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

James & Dorothy Frisch Writing Scholarship

  • Description:

    This scholarship will be presented to one senior based on the submission of a writing portfolio.  The portfolio should consist of three original student writings, ranging from poetry to essays to short stories to personal narratives.  Two of the submissions may arise from classroom assignments, at least one should be written outside the context of schoolwork. 

    Three English teachers and one community-based reader will assess the submitted portfolios. The successful candidate’s writings would best display attributes from the following categories:

    • Idea development - the primary ideas are clearly defined, described and/or elaborated.
    • Creativity  - the manner of development is not only captivating, it is also effective.
    • Voice - the passion and power of the author seem authentic and genuine.
    • Style - the meaning is enhanced with sentence fluency and effective word choice.

    For more details, get the application and criteria sheet from Student Services.

    Award Amount: $550
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

D.R. Fuller Scholarship

  • Description:

    1. GPA in the range of 2.5 to 3.5
    2. Must be a Waukesha South graduate
    3. Student must have a financial need
    4. Preference will be given to a female or minority student
    5. This award is for a technical college, two-year college or university. In that order

    Award Amount: $1,500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Dr. David Hoeppner Scholarship

  • Description:

    Coming from a family where no one had ever been to college, David Hoeppner’s father who himself had little formal education could not understand why his son wanted to read every chance he had.  Professor Hoeppner’s fascinating story takes us through the evolution of a dream to gain knowledge, to the reality of a man who literally and genuinely made a difference in the world we live in today. To fund his education, right out of high school Hoeppner worked as a laborer, then subsequently as a sand technician and later as a metal pourer.  Plant engineers from those early jobs at Waukesha Foundry Co. (WI), shared their passion about materials of all types.  He soon discovered engineering was for him. Early on, his thirst for knowledge and to share that knowledge with younger people became a great passion and part of his very core or his dream.  Hoeppner chose to major in mechanical engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  In his words, “I will always be eternally grateful to my professors who took an interest in me with their nurturing and empowering attitudes. Learning the human side of engineering inspired me to go to graduate school and ultimately to become a university professor.” Dr. Hoeppner is a Waukesha South High School Graduate, Class of 1953.

    Awarded to a South STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Student.

    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Emery E. Reuss Scholarship

  • Description:

    • A grade point average in the range of 2.5-3.0,
    • The student must have a financial need,
    • This award is for a technical college, two-year college or university.
    • Scholarship amount for one student never to exceed $1,500 - 2 scholarships

    Award Amount: $1,500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Frederick C. Christensen Memorial Fund (South)

  • Description:

    One student at South and One student at West should demonstrate love for instrumental music, be giving of themselves through their music, and plan to attend a two or more year post secondary institution. 

    Award Amount: $300
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Ken Hollub Scholarship

  • Description:

    One male student who participated in athletics & who exhibits financial need.

    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

National Orchestra Honor Society Award at South HS

  • Description:

    To support National Orchestra Honor Society at South High School

    Award Amount: $250

     NO Application, talk to Orchestra teacher.

ProHealth Care Foundation Scholarship

  • Description:

    The Pro Health Care Scholarship has eight, $2000 non-renewable scholarships: FOUR Nursing scholarships for students who are going to college on a nursing track, and FOUR Allied Health scholarships for non-nursing students going to college on a non-nursing track.  Student must be a member of the Waukesha Academy of Health Professions.

    Award Amount: $2,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Rudy Vetterman Scholarship

  • Description:

    A memorial scholarship in honor of Rudy Vetterman who lived and worked in Waukesha for many years. Mr. Vetterman died suddenly in December 1992. He worked for 27 years at Wisconsin Centrifugal, the last 17 years as foreman in the bronze foundry. He was instrumental in the development of the first continuous casting operation and was a strong mentor in the foundry industry. To honor Rudy’s memory and in recognition of the years of mentorship he provided in the foundry industry, the family set up a memorial scholarship in the amount of $500 to help a South senior further their education in the industrial/manufacturing field. Looking for a student who is in Financial need.

    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Elizabeth and Peter Dianich (South)

  • Description:

    The Elizabeth & Peter Dianich Scholarship fund was created in 2006 to honor graduating seniors that will be continuing their formal education at an accredited post-secondary institution. The recipient should have the following qualities: Academics, School Activities, Community Involvement, Character and Employment.

    Award Amount: $750
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services) 
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Tech Auntie Award Fund

  • Description: 

    Students should have a GPA of 3.0 or lower, financial need should be considered. Priority given to students attending WCTC or MATC. Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 for second payment to be disbursed. To be paid in $500 increments for 2 semesters of college.

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

The American Legion D.J. Martin Post #8

  • Description:

    Americanism Award (D.J. Martin Post #8)—Particular attention will be given to service volunteered to school, church and community.  Example:  nursing home volunteer, community type projects, church related programs, scouting, etc.  One male and one female student from South are chosen by Scholarship Committee to receive a $250 award and medal.

    1. Courage: Bravery in the face of opposition and danger; determination and force to do right without public applause regardless of personnel advantage. A quality of the intellect.
    2. Patriotism: An ideal of loyal Americanisms, religious tolerance,righteous freedom and the willingness to defend the U.S Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Perhaps best defined in the American's Creed.
    3. Honor: Highly-developed moral character; moral excellence; strength and stability of character; high standards of conduct; devotion to duty; adherence to truth; keen sense of what is right; practice of healthy speech and thoughts.
    4. Scholarship: Attainments in school studies, quality of school work reflecting the fine traits of industry, perseverance,efficiency and intelligence.
    5. Leadership: Ability to lead and to accomplish through group action; ability to work in harmony and in unison with other leaders in accomlishing group results; desire and ability to fill the void in the lives of others caused by timidity, illness, or other handicaps.
    6. Service: Kindness; unselfishness, fellowship; protection of the weak; promotion of the interests and welfare of associates; and constructive aid for the promotion of education and community.

    Award Amount: 1 Girl $250 and 1 Boy $250
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Carter Lukas Memorial Scholarship

  • Description: 

    For a student that is in the Bowling Club or Blackshirts Baseball Program. To help a student with college or tech school costs.

    Award Amount: $500
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

WaterStone Bank Scholarship

  • Description:

    WaterStone Bank is committed to helping their community. The recipient(s) of this scholarship must plan on attending a 4 or 2 year college and must be an active member of their school community.

    Award Amount: $2,000 Distributed Per Scholarship Committee
    Application:  Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

Waukesha Masonic Lodge 37 Scholarship

  • Description:

    Student must show evidence of leadership, involvement in school, church or community activities and rank in the upper 25% of class. Must plan on attending college or technical school in the fall of 2020. One Waukesha South student will be chosen by a Scholarship Committee.

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Waukesha Women's Club Scholarship (South)

  • Description: 

    • Plan on furthering your education either at a 2 or 4 year college/university.
    • Need to live in the city/town of Waukesha.
    • Need a letter of recommendation.
    • Need a copy of a letter of acceptance from the college or university you plan to attend.

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services) 
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Bethesda Elementary School Scholarship

  • Description: 

    Bethesda students and families value higher education and want to support a graduating senior(s) from Waukesha West, Waukesha North and/or Waukesha South with money for college.  This year, as part of a school-wide community service/leadership project, Bethesda School students and their families hope to collect $1,000 for this scholarship. The scholarship committee will review the applications with the principal and select one or two students for the scholarship.  Selected student members of the Bethesda School Scholarship Committee will attend the West, North and/or South High School Awards Banquet to present the scholarship.

    Award Amount: $500 +
    Application: CLICK HERE 
    Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

David Boyd Hard CORE 2062

  • Description: 

    To provide funds to further the education of any CORE 2062 member who has been actively involved with the CORE 2062 robotics team for at least two years.

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

Anthony J. Bralick Scholarship (South)

  • Description:

    • Must be a senior in the upper half of your graduating class.
    • Must be considering on pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following disciplines:
    • History
    • Education
    • Economics
    • Political Science
    • Pre Law
    • Philosophy

    Must get letter of recommendation from a Social Studies teacher (past or current)

    Must type an essay, using double spacing and under 1,000 words. (do not put your name on the essay, they use application numbers to identify the students)

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Roland Schrupp Art Scholarship

  • Description:

    1. Student must be intent on pursuing higher education in a visual arts related field or art education
    2. Student must demonstrate advanced proficiency in the visual arts
    3. Student must have successfully completed at least 3 art courses at South High School
    4. Student must demonstrate a good overall academic record (min. 2.75 gpa)
      Application Procedure:
    5. Student must submit a portfolio to the South High School art teachers by April 16, 2021 that includes: 8 art works done during his/her senior year (at least 2 must be observational drawing pieces.
    6. A written statement answering the following questions:
      • How is a personal vision present in your work?
      • What motivates you to create art?
    7. Transcript from South
    8. A letter of acceptance from a higher education institution with a strong art program

    Note: This scholarship is not available until January.
    Award Amount: $800 (or two @ $400 each)
    Application: Please Email Miss Schlimgen for the Application. aschlimgen@waukesha.k12.wi.us (Paper copy also available in Student Services)
    Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Waukesha South Booster Club Scholarship

  • Description:

    Each year, our Booster Club awards 6* Seniors a $500 scholarship to be used toward their college education. (Please note: you will need to provide an acceptance letter as part of the application process.)

    Winners must have parents that are ACTIVE members of the WSBC. The application outlines the process and requirements, and all applications must be completed and turned in on or before the due date. You may download the application here, or you may pick up an application in the Guidance Office.

    1. Participate in high school athletics or school club activity during the senior year. (verified by Athletic Office ____)
    2. No athletic code violations during high school career. (verified by Athletic Office ____)
    3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater through 7 semesters. (verified by Guidance Office)
    4. Acceptance to a post high school institution such as University, College, Trade School, State Apprenticeship program. (include copy of letter of acceptance)
    5. Letter of recommendation attached from each of the following:
    _____ classroom teacher
    _____ present or previous coach or club activity advisor
    6. Parent(s) must be current members of Waukesha South Booster Club. (verified by Booster Club ____)
    7. Parent(s) must have volunteered time helping with Booster Club concession work or other Booster Club activities. (verified by Booster Club ____)
    8. Application was turned in by due date of April 27, 2020. (verified by Guidance Office ____)

    Award Amount: Six (6) $500
    Application: CLICK HERE  (Paper copies also availble in Student Services, See Miss Schlimgen)
    Application Deadline: April 26, 2021