Some of our 2019 WEF Scholarship Winners
  • The Waukesha Education Foundation, Inc is pleased to award over $25,000 in scholarships annually to deserving graduating Seniors. Scholarships are managed by the individaul high schools through the Student Services team. Since our inception, we have awarded over $220,000 in scholarships. 

    Businesses or individuals can create their own scholarship through our Foundation by contacting us

    Possibiities are many, but include:

    1) Creating an endowed scholarship fund.

    2) Creating a one time or annual pass through scholarship.

    3) Donating to an exisiting scholarship fund. 

    We are happy to help any any questions via email or by calling us at 262 970-1143

      

    Our current scholarships include: 

  • Andrews Mueller Family Scholarship (NEW FOR 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR)

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    Description: Available to a graduating South HS senior who participated in Mock Trial, Debate, Diversity (now known as Ethnic & Social Awareness) Club, GSA or similar organization, demonstrates a passion for social justice and will attend a 2-4 year college after graduation. This scholarship is currently available for students graduating in the class of 2021, but may renew annually as the donor is able. 

    Amount: $1000

    Due: April 1

    Application: South HS students can apply via the Online Application no later than April 1.

    Updated 2/21

     

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  • Bonnie Schlais Scholarship Award

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    Description:

    This scholarship in the amount of $600 will be offered to students who were enrolled at Randall/Saratoga School for at least three full school years.  Consideration will be given to applicant based upon scholastic achievement, post-high school study, school citizenship, personality, character qualities, and financial need (considered but not required)  Students would need to show community involvement, planning to attend a post-high school institution of learning (a 2 year or 4 year school).  A receipt from the school of higher learning would need to be submitted.  Candidates need to write an essay of “Why would you like this scholarship and how would this scholarship assist you in reaching your goal?” Along with a resume with the necessary requirements on it. This is a rotational scholarship, one high school each year. Please see your student services scholarship contact. 

    Amount: $600

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated: 2/21

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  • Chrys Racinowski Memorial Scholarship (New for 2020/21 School Year)

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    Description: This award is in memory Chrys Racinowski, a Waukesha North alum. It was created by his family to honor his memory. The winner of this award should be a Waukesha North Graduate that is attending a 2 or 4 year technical school or college university. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. This award will be selected by the student services or scholarship team at North HS.

    Amount: $1000

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Clyde Shields Scholarship

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    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. (South HS graduate only)

    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.

    Amount: $500

    Due: May

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

     

    Updated: 2/21

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  • Colonel Harold Mueller Scholarship

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    Description:

    Waukesha South Only. Financial need, 2.0 GPA minimum, one boy & one girl athlete and be involved in at least one athletic sport senior year. Must show involvement in at least one other extra co-curricular activity.  Must not have any academic or athletic code violations and financial need will be taken into consideration.  One recommendation from a coach, teacher and one co-curricular sponsor and need a copy of acceptance to a college or university.  Finally, parental participation in the Booster Club is required.

    Amount: $500 awarded to one male & one female

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21 

     

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  • D.R. Fuller Scholarship

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    Description:

         1.  Need GPA of 2.5-3.5

         2.  Graduate of Waukesha South

         3.  Financial need

         4. Preference to female or minority

         5.  Need to be attending a technical, two-year, four-year college/university. (Preference goes to applicant attending a technical school)

    Amount: $1,500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Diane Voit Aspiring Educator Award

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    Description:  Awarded to a graduate of North HS that aspires to become an educator. Winner is selected by the student services department/scholarship team at North.

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Diane Voit Outstanding Business Student Scholarship

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    Description: Awarded to an outstanding business student graduating from North HS. Winner is selected by the student services department/scholarship team at North, with assistance from the business teachers. 


    Amount: $350

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Dr Jim Marty Memorial Scholarship

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    Description: Awarded to a student graduating from North HS who has overcome problems, hurdles or challenges and show potential for future success. 

    Amount: $600

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Dr. David Hoeppner Scholarship

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    Description: Awarded to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) student, graduating from South HS

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Elizabeth & Peter Dianich Scholarship

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    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. One winner from each high school. 

    Amount: $750

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your school counselor for application information.

    Updated: 2/21

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  • Emery E. Reuss Scholarship Award Fund

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    Description:

         1.  Need GPA of 2.5-3.0

         2.  Financial need.

         3.  Have to be attending either a two-year, four- year or technical college in the fall and be a gradute from South HS

    Amount: Awarding two scholarships at $1,500 each

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Frederick C Christensen Memorial Fund

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    Description: Awarded one student graduating from South HS and one student graduating from West HS. Should demonstrate love for instrumental music/planning to attend any 2 or 4 year school. 


    Amount: $300

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Frisch Writing Scholarship

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    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. Must be a graduate from South HS

    Amount: $550.00

    Due: May

    Application: Please see your School Counselor for additional information.

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  • J.E. Worthington Scholarship

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    Description: Named for a past Waukesha High School educator and principal.   Based the student’s volunteerism, character and need.  Planning on pursuing advanced vocational or technical training. This is a rotational scholarship, please see your student services scholarship contact. 

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Jay Whitney Scholarship (MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AWARD)

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    Description: This award is given to a middle school band student each year (one at each of the 4 middle schools) and is selected by the band staff.

    Amount: $100 for each school

    Updated 2/21

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  • Jim Tyler Player's Choice Award

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    Description:
    Need to be a senior on the Boy's Volleyball Team at South HS, chosen by team members for the Most Valuable Player.  Need to have proof of enrollment at a college or university that you will be attending in the fall.

    Amount: $225

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Kalmadge Family Scholarship (NEW FOR 2020/2021 School Year)

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    This is a one-time, $500-1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a senior at Waukesha South who has participated in athletics or the fine arts as a club or activity during High School (either through a South High School program OR a club/private program), has held a job for at least part of high school and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This scholarship was created to recognize students that show a great work ethic and have been able to balance work, school and extracurriculars. It was created in honor of their children, both South alum and UW Madison alum/future alum. 

    Deadline: May 1

    To Apply: Apply online by clicking HERE

    Updated 2/21

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  • Ken Hollub Scholarship

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    Description: This is a $500 Scholarship that will go to a male student graduating from South HS who participated in athletics & exhibits financial need. This is a coach/athletic department selected scholarship. 

    Amount: $500

    Updated 2/21

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  • Mabel Amundson Scholarship

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    Description: Named for a former School physical education instructor.  Based on character, scholastic achievement and participation in high school athletics and physical education activities. 

    Amount: $375 awarded to one female student graduating from South HS

    Due: May

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information. This is a coach/athletic office recommended scholarship. 

    Updated 2/21

     

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  • National Orchestra Honor Society Award

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    Description: This award is to support the National Orchestra Honor Society at South HS, and is chosen by the Orchestra staff. 

    Amount: $250

    Due: April

    Application: This award is selected by the Orchestra staff. 

    Updated 2/21

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  • Norm Seeling Scholar Athlete Award

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    Description:
    This award is named after Norm Seeling, who was a Waukesha business owner and longtime supporter of South athletics and academics. The emphasis of this award is on high athletic and academic achievement, as compared to potential. It goes to both a male and a female student graduating from South HS who participated in athletics.

    Amount: One male and one female receive $800 each

    Due: May

    Application:  This is a coach/athletic department selected award.

    Updated 5/21

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  • Otto’s Fine Art Academy Scholarship (New in 20/2021 School Year)

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    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

    Due: April 1

    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. 

    Updated 2/21 

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  • Pat Tyler Scholarship

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    Description:
    Need to be a senior on the volleyball team at North HS.

    Amount: $600

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information. This is a coach/athletic department selected award. 

    Updated 2/21

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  • Peter & Dora Simon Family Scholarship

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    Description:
    Recipient must be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year post-secondary instiution.  Must be planning to major in a Nursing program at a Wisconsin College/University.

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information. There is one winner over all three high schools and the selection is coordinated by the F/CE department. 

    Updated 2/21

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  • Quentin & Dorothy Smirl Family Scholarship

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    Description:
    Need to be going into a Health Related Field at a Wisconsin College/University.

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information. There is one award across all three high schools and the winner is selected by the FC/E department. 

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Roland Schrupp Art Scholarship

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    Description:

    Student must be intent on pursuing higher education in a visual arts related field or art education. Student must demonstrate advanced proficiency in the visual arts. Student must have successfully completed at least 3 art courses at South High School. Student must demonstrate financial need. Student must demonstrate a good overall academic record (minimum 2.75/4.0 scale).

    Procedure for Application:
    Student must submit a portfolio to the South High School art teachers by the end of May, which includes: 8 art works done during his/her senior year (at least 2 must be observational drawing pieces. A written statement answering the following questions:

         1. How is a personal vision present in your work?

         2. What motivates you to create art?

    A transcript of grades from South High School and a letter of acceptance from a higher education institution with a strong art program.

    This Scholarship is not available until January.

    Amount: One award in the amount of $800 or two may be awarded at $400.

    Due: May

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Tech Auntie Scholarship

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    Description: The Tech Auntie award is a $1000 scholarshp for a student going to a technical school, with priority given to students attending WCTC or MATC. Students should have a GPA or 3.0 or lower, financial need should be considered. One award will be given at each of the high schools. 

    Amount: $1000 each, to be paid at $500 increments for 2 semesters of college, fall and spring. Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher during first semester of technical school, and provide transcript to receive the second increment of $500. 

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

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  • Waukesha Education Foundation Scholarship

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    Description:

    Amount: $500

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information. This is a rotational scholarsihp and rotates between each high school.

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Waukesha Women's Club Scholarship

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    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.

    Scholarship Committee make final decision on winner.There will be one winner from each high school. 

    Amount: $1,000

    Due: April

    Application: Please see your high school counselor for additional information.

    Updated 2/21

     

     

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  • Wendell Florence Memorial Scholarship (New for 2020/21 school year)

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    SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - APRIL 1, 2021

    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.

    TO APPLY: Applicants may apply online by April 1, 2021. 

    Updated 2/21 

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