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Scholarship Manager
Iida Berg


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Helping students achieve their educational dreams

Scholarship Milestones

  • In spring 2023 the Community Foundation awarded 480 scholarship awards totaling $1.34 million from 225 active scholarship funds during the spring 2023 scholarship season to 512 students from 60 high schools!
  • We manage 300 charitable funds supporting scholarships, many established in honor or memory of family members, friends, and mentors. Businesses and organizations also establish scholarship funds to benefit graduating high school students, current college students, nontraditional students and art and music camp scholarships.

Learn more about creating a scholarship fund.

Letters from recipients

Matthew Morrell

The Matthew Morrell Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of a young man who passed away at 28 from Leukemia. Matthew graduated with honors from Neenah High School in 1995 and Eastern Michigan University in 1999.

He was an avid sports enthusiast and also a gifted writer who touched the hearts of many through his courage and inspiration. He loved golf, gritty live music and good times with old pals. A competitor on the field, as in the classroom, Matt possessed a myriad of talents that now honors him through this scholarship established by the generosity of his friends and family.

The U.S. Venture, Inc. College Scholarship is one of our corporate scholarships.

This scholarship supports students of employees who pursue academic success, have a history of volunteerism and involvement in school and/or community, or are involved in extracurricular activities and/or employment.

“I am a Junior at UW-Madison, studying kinesiology with an athletic healthcare certificate and another called Promoting Activity for Diverse Abilities. I have been researching careers since middle school, and healthcare was always the obvious answer for me. I loved the idea of having a clear cut purpose in my life, and having a job that was more than just a way to put food on the table. I absolutely would not be able to follow my passion if it wasn’t for generous programs and people like you.”

-Rebecca Warzyn

The Fred Ponschok Family Vocational Education Scholarship is from our Shawano Area Community Foundation, our regional affiliate partner.

This $750 award is for graduating seniors from Shawano Community High School who are pursuing a degree at an accredited technical college as a part-time or full-time student.

“I am honored to receive the Fred Ponschok Vocational Education Scholarship. I have attended school in Shawano from 4K to graduation. I am attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, and have chosen a two-year program in Construction Management-Electricity.  In the first year I will receive my technical diploma in Electricity.  In the second year, I will receive an associate’s degree in Construction Management. Thank you for providing a scholarship focused on technical education.  I am very excited to start my education, which is made possible by scholarships like yours.”

-Brady Hannes

The Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Scholarship awards $1,500 to graduating seniors from Kaukauna High School who demonstrate a capability to succeed in post-high school training, such as scholastic achievement and/or community involvement.

“I would like to express my gratitude for selecting me as the recipient of the Kaukauna Alumni Scholarship. I am responsible for paying for my own college tuition and was debating on whether or not I should apply for a job early on as a freshman to help with expenses and spending money. Thanks to your generosity, I am a significant portion closer to the total tuition costs and this will allow me to get into the routine of college without having to stress over finding employment early on. My current plan is to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to pursue a business-related degree. I once again thank you for your support as it makes it easier for me to make the adjustment.” 

-Carter Van Handel

Want to help award scholarships?

Each spring we need many volunteers to help with more than 40 separate scholarship programs, which involves reviewing multiple scholarship applications. If interested, please contact our Scholarship Manager Iida Berg at 920.702.7629.