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The MPS Foundation is proud to offer a number of scholarships to assist MPS graduates as they pursue their college degrees.


Review the descriptions of each scholarship, below.

Our 2018 scholarships are now closed; scholarship applications are under review. 

For questions, please contact Kelly Rickman/414.874-5292.



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Anderson Family Scholarship 2018

Anderson Family Scholarship

The Anderson Family Scholarship is a $5,000 non-renewable award to an MPS graduate with financial need to pursue higher education.

Arts@Large Scholarship

Arts@Large Scholarship

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

Bernice K. Rose Scholarship

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.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Staff Scholarship

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Staff Scholarship

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.

Marquette University Panhellenic Scholarship

The Marquette Panhellenic Scholarship will be made available to one future Marquette student each spring. The applicant should exhibit the Panhellenic values of leadership, scholarship, friendship and service in his or her everyday life.

MPS Proud Scholarship

MPS Proud Scholarship

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 2018; scholarships may be renewed for up to three additional years.

MPS Public Scholars

MPS Public Scholars

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.

Patricia Cadorin Scholarship

Patricia Cadorin Women in Leadership Honorary Scholarship

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.

Robert Simiele

Robert Simiele Memorial Scholarship

Robert Simiele was the beloved director of the Milwaukee Tech band, jazz ensemble, and vocal ensemble from 1969 until his retirement in 2000. The Robert Simiele Memorial Scholarship has been established by former Tech music program students, friends, and family of Mr. Simiele in recognition of his life’s work and his influence on his students, which often extended beyond the classroom and is still felt today by many he taught.

Shirley Kersey Scholarship

Shirley Kersey Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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.

Tabak Family Scholarship

Tabak Family Scholarship

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.

Tad Dugan

Tad Dugan Memorial Scholarship

Alan “Tad” Dugan was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, friend and teacher who was taken too early from those who knew and loved him. Tad’s commitment to education and to helping kids overcome tough circumstances is the guiding vision of this scholarship. The Dugan Family wishes to recognize a special student who possesses the character to keep trying and the will to always be improving.

The Dugan Family also wishes to recognize the critical role a teacher can play in the life of a student. An additional gift may be awarded to an MPS teacher who and/or school that helped inspire learning in the scholarship applicant.

You can make a difference in the lives of MPS students who are continuing their education.   

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To inquire about creating your own scholarship fund, please call (414) 874-5291.

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Mail check and gift form to:
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
234 W. Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

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