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.
In 1958, three $500 scholarships were awarded to Brookfield High School students by a volunteer group of parent and community members. It has since grown into a community wide scholarship program made possible through the generosity of honorary/memorial funds, community groups, businesses and school PTOs. Having the EEF administer the program helps ensure that the greatest number of seniors can be honored by our community each year. The EEF takes great care to select recipients that meet the criteria provided by scholarship sponsors. Nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships has been awarded to our graduating seniors through the Elmbrook Education Foundation.
Last month, 22 students from Brookfield Central and Brookfield East received a $1500 scholarship during their respective Senior Honors Celebrations. The Foundation also helped identify candidates for 3 four year scholarships administered by the Ramiah Family. All scholarship students exhibit educational excellence, leadership, and service to their school and community. On behalf of the Elmbrook Education Foundation, congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients and best of luck to the Class of 2010!
Sponsored Scholarship Awards
· WaterStone Bank: Ryan Butzlaff (BCHS), David Glickstein (BCHS), Peter Campbell (BEHS)
· McKinley Masonic Lodge: Lindsay Orcholski (BCHS), Andrew Winghart (BEHS)
· Brookfield Rotary Club: Benjamin Edelstein (BCHS), Rebecca Hanley & Margaret Bedwell (BEHS)
· Brookfield Junior Woman’s Club: Ashley Allen (BEHS)
· Sharon Lynne Wilson Center: Di Sun (BCHS), Megan Henschel (BEHS)
· Brookfield East High School PTO: Kate Reigle (BEHS)
· Janice & Raymond Perry Community Fund: Nathan Cummings (BCHS)
· First Weber Group Foundation: Maria Fotsch (BCHS)
· Johnson Bank: Lauren Schroeder (BEHS)
Memorial and Honorary Scholarships
EEF memorial and honorary funds begin as a single donation or a collection of donations and are established to honor someone special for their impact on the Elmbrook School District. Additional information about those honored by these scholarship funds can be found on a related blog post ‘Focus on Continuing Education Scholarships’ and/or on the Foundation’s web site.
· Jacqueline Craig Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Van Daalwyk (BCHS)
· Daniel Neuens Memorial Scholarship: David Luy (BEHS)
· Nancy Marsho Honorary Scholarship: Nicole Kalupa (BEHS)
· Jim Briscoe Honorary Scholarship: Benjamin O’Halloran (BCHS)
· Charles Turner Honorary Scholarship: Caroline Kuse (BCHS)
· Brookfield Woman’s Club Honorary Scholarship: Sara Benning (BCHS), Emily Lingeman (BEHS)
Ramiah Family 4-year Scholarships
This Ramiah Family scholarships are presented to students who have exhibited tenacity in overcoming obstacles while showing intellectual promise. The scholarship is open to minority students from both BEHS and BCHS.
· Camille Lester (BCHS), Anthony Davenporte (BEHS), Michelle Lane (BEHS)
Scholarship Winner Pictures
Scholarship Recipients from BCHS: Back Row: Ben Edelstein, Camille Lester, Ryan Butzlaff, Kyle VanDaalwyk, Ben O’Halloran, Caroline Kuse; Front Row: Nathan Cummings, David Glickstein, Lindsay Orcholski, Di Sun, Sara Benning, Sarah Fotsch
Scholarship Recipients from BEHS: Front row: Kate Reigle, Emily Lingeman, Ashley Allen, Rebecca Hanley, Margaret Bedwell, Megan Henschel, Nicole Kalupa; Back row: Lauren Schroeder, Andrew Winghart, Peter Campbell, Nicole Kalupa; Not pictured: David Luy; Below: Michelle Lane, Anthony Davenporte