Provides need-based college scholarships to highly motivated students and financial support to local qualifying charitable organizations.
The Salmons moved to Appleton in 1972 to work in the medical field and raise their two children. In the late 1990s, Doug and Carla began to explore ways to give back to the community that had been so good to them. They concluded that the most meaningful work they could do would be to offer a helping hand to worthy students.
In 1999, they began to provide scholarship assistance to highly motivated but financially needy college students. By 2002, the Salmons were working with foundations at UW-Fox Valley, Fox Valley Technical College, and UW-Oshkosh to provide scholarships. Lakeland University students also benefit. Currently, 50 students receive scholarships from the Doug and Carla Salmon Foundation each year.
The Salmons also had a strong desire to help charitable organizations in the Fox Valley — particularly through capital campaigns and the development of administrative endowments. In 2002, Doug and Carla formed the Doug & Carla Salmon Foundation, a supporting organization within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Through this partnership, they are able to fulfill their passion for sharing with others for generations to come. Doug passed away in November 2017, and Salmon Foundation scholarships are his living legacy that will continue to help students in the future.
Students interested in learning more about Salmon Foundation scholarships should request information through:
Criteria: Designed for highly motivated undergraduate students, particularly those majoring in nursing, education, business (especially accounting) or medical technology, who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference will be given to single parents, international students, first generation college students, older students and those who are overcoming significant financial, social, emotional or physical barriers to success. Based upon student performance, financial need and availability of funding, this scholarship may be renewable.
Fox Valley charitable organizations interested in obtaining support for an upcoming capital or administrative endowment campaign should mail a letter of inquiry to:
660 Ridgeview Drive, Appleton, WI 54911
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