RACINE - The Racine Community Foundation recently gave out $46,050 in scholarships to local high school students. Below is a list of the scholarships and their winners:
Perkins Family Scholarship
One student from each of seven Racine high schools is chosen yearly. This year's recipients are: J.I. Case High School, Amanda Bartel (UW-Green Bay), William Horlick High School, Mary Kotleski (UW-Parkside), Washington Park High School, Heather Schweissinger (University of Minnesota), Walden III High School, Nicole Zach (UW-Parkside), Racine Lutheran High School, Margaret Stevens (Concordia University of Chicago), St. Catherine High School, Madeline Helwig (UW-Oshkosh) and Prairie High School, Jonathan Baird (University of Minnesota).
Bud and Mary Androff Scholarship
Seven Students from Racine area high schools received scholarships from the Bud and Mary Androff Scholarship Fund within the Racine Community Foundation. The students are: Washington Park High School, Katelyn TeVrucht (UW-Whitewater), St. Catherine High School, Maggie O’Brien (Saint Mary’s College), William Horlick High School, Trisha Smithers (UW-Oshkosh), Union Grove Union High School, Mark Osmundsen (Fordham University) and Scott Hetzel (Ripon College), J.I. Case High School, Alyssa Celeste (UW-Eau Claire) and Jean Molinaro (UW- Whitewater). This fund was established in 1996 to provide college scholarships to students showing interest in the study of general education, physical education or the human relations areas.
Alan B. Grossberg Scholarship
Emily Lumley is the 2009 recipient of the Alan B. Grossberg Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Alan Grossberg in 2007. The fund is to benefit a UW-Parkside student in his or her second or third year with a declared major in the one of the hard, traditional sciences. The hard sciences include; biological science, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.
Karle P. Guth Scholarship
John Maerzke, Waterford Union High School graduating seniors, was named recipient of the Karle P. Guth Scholarship. This fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarships for students attending UW-Madison in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in agri-business, secondary education, history or political science.
Leopold K. Kerschitz Scholarship
Five students from Union Grove Union High School were awarded scholarships from the Leopold K. Kerschitz (Mr. “K”) Scholarship Fund. These students are: Justin Pipol (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Marlyn Fink (UW-Milwaukee), Joseph Raguse (UW-Whitewater), and Kyle Koerber (University of Minnesota), Jordan Lee (UW-Parkside).The Leopold K. Kerschitz (Mr. “K”) Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 to provide college scholarships to those students who show academic potential and to encourage students to obtain further education beyond high school.
Eight students received Lockwood Scholarships this year. The Lockwood Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Mrs. Florence E. Lockwood and her son, James E. Lockwood Jr. The Lockwood’s were former Racine residents. The Lockwood Fund is designated exclusively to provide scholarships to graduates of Washington Park High School. The 2009 recipients of the Lockwood Scholarships are: Ben Andrews (UW-Madison), Kathrin Walter (UW-Madison), Stephanie Bailey (UW-Parkside), Aaron Gunn (UW-Parkside), Michael Ivey (UW-Parkside), Traci Sorensen (UW-Parkside), Logan Covelli (UW-Whitewater), and Vince Lang (UW-Whitewater).
Shirley Nelson Scholarship
Jean Molinaro was named as the recipient of the Shirley Nelson Scholarship. Jean, a graduating senior from J.I. Case High School, will be attending UW-Whitewater in the fall. This fund was established in 1996 to offer assistance to students who show steady, constant improvement over the course of their high school career.
Onnick Family Scholarship
James Radwill, The REAL School and Daniel Kuzia, William Horlick High School, were named recipients of the Onnink Family Scholarship. James will be attending Milwaukee School Of Engineering and Daniel with be attending UW-Madison. The Onnink Family Scholarship Fund was established within the Foundation in 1994 by Allen and Florence Onnink. This scholarship is awarded to students within the Racine Unified School District having high academic potential. The students are selected by the Racine PTA Scholarship Committee.
Park High Hall of Fame Scholarship
Steven Henning (UW-Madison) and Kimberly Rouze (UW-Madison) have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Park High School Hall of Fame Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1986 by the former principal of Park High School, James C. Thompson. He initiated this plan to recognize distinguished graduates of Washington Park High School by designating them as members of the Washington Park High School Hall of Fame.
Racine Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Scholarship
Graduating senior Thomas Green from Union Grove Union High School and Elizabeth Phillips from Lutheran High School are the 2009 recipient’s of the Racine Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1994 by the Racine Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission, and is awarded to senior graduates of a Racine County High School who show outstanding academic achievement in history. Thomas will be attending Milwaukee School of Engineering and Elizabeth will be attending UW-Madison in the fall.
Alice Jane Sokol Scholarship
Adam Stachow has been named the recipient of the Alice Jane Sokol Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 and is to benefit a Racine native currently in his or her third or fourth year at UW-Whitewater School of Education. Alice Jane Sokol is a retired Racine Unified Elementary teacher and an alumnus of UW-Whitewater. Through her dedication to education she developed this scholarship fund to benefit other individuals who have the same dedication.
Jeannette F. Sokol Scholarship
Katie Roosa is this years recipient of the Jeannette F. Sokol Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2003 for Racine natives attending the UW-Milwaukee School of Education. Alice Jane Sokol started this fund to honor her mother, Jeannette F. Sokol, who was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Education.
John J. Sokol Scholarship
The John J. Sokol scholarship was awarded to Joseph Hordyk, a graduating senior of the Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School. This scholarship fund was established in 2003 by Alice Jane Sokol to honor her father, John J. Sokol, who was a member of the very first graduating class of Boys’ Trade and Technical High School now known as the Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School in Milwaukee. Hordyk will be attending Milwaukee Area Technical College in the fall.
Martha M. Trautman Memorial Scholarships
The Martha M. Trautman Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Katelyn TeVrucht, a graduating senior from Washington Park High School. This fund was established in 2007 and within the Racine Community Foundation. This fund was developed to provide scholarships for graduating seniors of Racine Unified School District high schools who are pursuing a career in education. The 2009 recipient of this scholarship is Katelyn will be attending U.W. Whitewater in the fall.
The mission of the Racine Community Foundation is to encourage and provide opportunities for charitable giving, to manage and distribute the funds in a responsible manner and to enhance the quality of life for the people of Racine County. The Racine Community Foundation is located at 245 Main Street, Garden Level, Racine, WI 53403