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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.
New in 2017, all scholarship applications can be completed online! Please review the descriptions of each scholarship, below, and click to apply.
Students: please note that once you have filled out an application, your information will be saved and will carry over to each application you apply for, and you will automatically be brought to the next new question you need to answer. You can navigate within the application using the bar on the right-hand side of the screen.
Please contact Kelly Rickman with any questions or technical difficulties you may encounters.
The Anderson Family funds this scholarship, which supports MPS graduates with financial need.
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.
Bernice K. Rose was born in Alabama and moved to Milwaukee in 1952. She was the first African American woman elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, filling a vacancy in 1977 created by the death of her husband, Clinton E. Rose. She served in that position for 15 years until her retirement in 1992. Mrs. Rose did not have children, but wanted to leave a legacy that improved the lives of young people in the community she served and loved for so long.
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 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 2017; 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.
The Northwestern Mutual Scholarship was established and is completely funded by Northwestern Mutual employees and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. Four (4) $1,000 awards are available and this scholarship is non-renewable.
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.
The Shirley Kersey Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has been established by her family to honor Shirley, who was a Speech Pathologist at Milwaukee Public Schools. Shirley was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years, helping countless children.
This scholarship supports Milwaukee Public Schools graduates who live in a single-parent household and have siblings attending a Milwaukee Public School. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Tabak for informal mentoring.
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) 874-5291.
Mail check and gift form to:
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
234 W. Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation for educational and charitable purposes.