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Five scholarships that need the right students

When you have more than $1 million in scholarships available, with the qualifications determined largely by the donors who establish the endowment funds that are the source of the money, the result is a diverse list of opportunities.

That can mean good things for students who fit the very specific guidelines requiring that the money go to someone pursuing a particular field of study, attending a given college or university or some other factor that the donors want to promote. Here are five opportunities among hundreds of scholarships offered through the Community Foundation for students from 60 schools. Most scholarship applications are due March 1.

  • Pre-veterinary or vet science — The Mildred Ryan Disher Scholarship offers up to $1,500 a year for four years to graduating high school seniors who reside in the Fox Cities and are pursuing a career in veterinary science. Financial need will be taken into consideration.
  • Hard of Hearing — The Margaret Ferris Scholarship For Hard of Hearing Students offers $1,500 for a graduating senior from a public or parochial high school in Calumet, Outagamie or Winnebago county who has a significant hearing loss and uses technology to hear.
  • Geology or Gemology — The R. Harder Gallery Scholarship offers up to $1,500 for graduates planning to major in geology or gemology from the Appleton Area School District high schools, Fox Valley Lutheran, St. Francis Xavier, Freedom, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Neenah, St. Mary Central and Menasha.
  • Techies — The William R. Nagel Scholarship offers $1,000 for students who plan to attend Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., coming from Appleton public and private high schools, or public high schools s in Freedom, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Neenah or Menasha, or St. Mary Central High School. Selection is based on academic achievement with financial need a consideration.
  • Not all A’s — The Huston Family Scholarship offers $2,000 to students wanting to go on to study at a University of Wisconsin campus or state technical school. But it is only for students whose high school GPA was between 2.5 and 3.25. The scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at the public high schools in Appleton, Neenah and Menasha.

For full descriptions of these, all other scholarships, and how to apply, go to

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