The Elmbrook Education Foundation supports the students at all 11 of the District's public schools through its Continuing Education Scholarship, Innovation Grant and Super Grant Programs. In addition, the Foundation has established an endowment held by the Waukesha County Community Foundation to provide a source of permanent support for Foundation programs. For more information, please refer to the Foundation's web site.
The Foundation began with the objective of supporting the District's value on continuing education by rewarding the outstanding achievements of select graduating seniors. In 1958, a group of school and community volunteers created the Lancer-Spartan Scholarship Foundation to honor High School students with a proven track record in leadership, scholarship, and a commitment to community service. The scholarship program has been expanded to include need-based scholarships and now provides support for students planning to continue their education at either a University or Technical School.
EEF Lancer-Spartan Scholarships provide a one time award of $1,500. The Foundation’s community scholarship program is almost entirely funded by Elmbrook’s local business community, civic organizations, and honorary/memorial funds established to recognize those that have made a significant impact on the Elmbrook School District. “Having the EEF administer scholarships on behalf of many different organizations allows the community to honor a greater number of students each and every year vs. having the same few students qualify for multiple scholarships throughout the community.” says Laura Schmidt, EEF Executive Director.