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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.
Review the descriptions of each scholarship, below, and click the link to apply. For the 2019 scholarship cycle, student applications AND letters of recommendations are due on Thursday, February 28.
For questions, please contact Kelly Rickman/414.874-5292.
The Anderson Family Scholarship is a $5,000 non-renewable award to an MPS graduate with financial need to pursue higher education.
April is a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and proud MPS educator for 28 years who passed away too soon. April’s commitment to education and service provide the guiding vision of this scholarship, which will recognize a special student who possesses the character to keep learning while serving his or her community. The Swick family also wishes to recognize the critical role a teacher can play in the life of a student. To that end, an additional gift may be awarded to an eligible MPS teacher who helped inspire learning in the applicant. Two $3,000 scholarships are available.
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 Marquette University Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council Scholarshipp will be made available to one future Marquette student each spring. The applicant should exhibit the Panhellenic and Interfraternity values of leadership, scholarship, friendship and service in his or her everyday life.
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.
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.
This scholarship was made available by Gayle Grubisic Riordan, a Milwaukee artist and nature lover. The trust is named for Ms. Riordan’s grandmother, Matilda Petrovic. Both Gayle and Matilda had an abiding interest in environmental education and wanted to do all they could to encourage pople to learn about the environment and to preserve natural habitats. Gayle’s particular interest was helping students from the city of Milwaukee have access to educational programs involving the environment, ecology, native plant habitats, and nature.
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.
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.
William "Bill" Cory was a kind and devoted family man and employer with a long career in the outdoor power equipment industry. Early in his career he traveled extensively to hold training sessions for engine mechanics. He worked his way up to become the owner and president of a major small engine distributor. In his own words, he loved "the sound and the smell of a smooth running engine".
The Cory family wishes to award this scholarship to students who share Bill’s interest in engine mechanics and who are motivated to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, small engine repair, or related fields of study. Bill would be pleased to pass on his legacy to students at his Alma Mater, Washington High School.
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.