Mission and Goals
Board of Directors
The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1998 as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation for educational and charitable purposes. The foundation seeks to raise funds and secure donations from individuals and private-sector organizations to support programs and projects not affordable through public funds to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students in Milwaukee Public Schools.
The MPS Foundation is proud to support innovative ideas and best practices in Milwaukee Public Schools through unique funding opportunities.
Ann Shanksy Classroom Innovation
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. seeks to fund programs and projects not affordable through public funds to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students, encourage innovative educational programs, and recognize and support teachers.
Learning Journeys are highly-developed, beyond the classroom, learning experiences that connect standards-based classroom instruction for MPS students with real-world learning opportunities at Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest museums, cultural experiences and scientific venues.
Please review the details for each scholarship below, and click on the blue button to access the application. Scholarship applications are due to school counselors OR to the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation on or before April 15, 2016. Please review each application to ensure you are returning it to the correct office for review.
Arts@Large uses the arts to cultivate vibrant, inclusive, and innovative school communities where students excel and grow. This year, Arts@Large is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is committed to volunteerism and community service.
The Bernice K. Rose Memorial Scholarship was established by Bernice Rose, the first African American woman elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Rose wanted to leave a legacy that improved the lives of young people in the community she served and loved for so long. Her gift will provide four scholarships of $5,000 each to African American graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools.
The medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is generously sponsoring a $5,000 scholarship – renewable for up to three additional years – for a Milwaukee Public Schools student interested in entering the health care field.
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Staff Scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years. If you are a current recipient of the CHW Scholarship, please complete this application packet to be considered for an additional year of funding.
The family and friends of long-time MPS Administrator Edward Neudauer have established a $1,000 scholarship in his memory and honor, open to students at South Division High School.
The MPS Proud Scholarship was established and is completely funded by donations from Milwaukee Public Schools teachers, administrators, and staff. One $5,000 scholarship is available in 2016; scholarships may be renewed for up to three additional years.
The MPS Public Scholars Program was established through generous funding provided by an anonymous donor. It provides scholarship funds for Milwaukee Public Schools students, and supports public education in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.
The MPS Public Scholars Scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years. If you are a current Public Scholar, please complete this application packet to be considered for another year of funding.
This scholarship honors Patricia Cadorin, a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank. The scholarship is open to women graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools and includes the opportunity for informal mentoring with Ms. Cadorin.
You can make a difference in the lives of MPS students who are continuing their education.
To inquire about creating your own scholarship fund, please call (414) 475-8013.
Mail check and gift form to:
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2181
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181
The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation for educational and charitable purposes.