Donor Funded Scholarships


Endowed scholarships remain active in perpetuity — along with the name attached to the scholarship fund. The principal is invested and a scholarship amount, calculated based on investment earnings, is awarded each year. New endowed scholarships require a minimum gift commitment of $50,000, payable over five years if necessary.
 

  • • A.W. Asmuth Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established by the A.W. Asmuth Foundation in honor of Trustee Emeritus A. W. Asmuth, this scholarship for students in the Saint Clare Center’s Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries is currently supported by Trustee Emeritus Cliff Asmuth and Jane Asmuth

  • • Mother Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based support for students enrolled in religious studies or special education

  • • Walter Berghammer Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Unrestricted scholarship support provided by Tom Berghammer and Dick & Suzie Berghammer in honor of Tom’s and Dick’s father

  • • Clotilda Brielmaier Art Endowed Scholarship
    Scholarship for an art student

  • • Dr. Philip and Maxine Brich Scholarship 
    Need-based scholarship for students pursing a bachelor’s degree in education established by Ann C. Brich, ’67, in memory of her parents

  • • Lorraine and Pat Brody Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established by late Trustee Emeritus Pat Brody for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences 

  • • O.W. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship/Carpenter Scholars
    Scholarship support for business students and education students with an interest in science/math, respectively, provided by Carol A. Carpenter

  • • Patrick and Anna Cudahy Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for a full-time sophomore or junior

  • • Mary Davin Dunn, ’68, Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship support to graduate students in the College of Education and Leadership established by Michael Dunn, ’68, in honor of his wife whom he met while they were pursuing their master’s degree in reading and language arts

  • • Durtka World Citizen Education Endowment Fund 
    International student scholarship support provided by Drs. Sharon (Landergott) Durtka, ’59, ’08, and Alexander Durtka ’08 
     
  • • Sr. Julitta Fisch, OSF, Endowed Scholarship
    Scholarship support for students pursuing a reading certificate or licensure or graduate students in the College of Education and Leadership with a first preference for Milwaukee Public Schools teachers established by Bettyann Brugger, ’68, ’73, ’01

  • • Dr. Robert Flahive Family Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship support for students in religious studies/church ministry

  • • Mark and Louise Gessner Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Need-based scholarship established by Paul T. Gessner, ’97, ’03, in honor of his parents, for undergraduate students over the age of 22
     
  • • Michael Gilson Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for an English major
     
  • • Jerome Gilson Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for a business major with a preference for a woman with stated entrepreneurial goals
     
  • • Mary Gilson Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for a history major

  • • Monsignor Graham Endowed Scholarship
    Scholarship support for an undergraduate student pursing a liberal arts degree

  • • Rajean M. Kanter, ’85, Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Need-based scholarship for students who have participated in or are planning to participate in a university-sponsored international experience

  • • Gladys Kent Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for incoming freshman or transfer students
     
  • • Kohler Foundation Endowed Scholarship
    Scholarship support for freshmen or transfer students
     
  • • Audrey Komarek Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for students in nursing or religious studies
     
  • • Catherine (Murray) Kronschnabel, ’59, and Robert J. Kronschnabel Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Need-based scholarship with a preference for a student majoring in art
     
  • • Frank and Mary Larscheid Family Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship with a preference for a student majoring in art
     
  • • Loughlin Family Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship with a preference for veterans or those currently serving in the military, an immediate family member of a veteran or service member, or a student majoring in criminal justice
     
  • • Eileen (Faxel) Mahoney Endowed Scholarship in memory of Vincent K. Meehan
    Need-based scholarship with preference for a junior or senior
     
  • • Military Order of the Purpose Heart Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship with first preference for Purple Heart recipients or a descendant, otherwise to go to a nursing student
     
  • • Marie C. Morgan Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Need-based scholarship established by Catherine (Morgan) Tierney, ’69, in memory of her mother 
     
  • • Sister Justine Peter, ’50, OSF Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Scholarship with a first preference for students majoring in history established by Dorothy F. Schroeder, ’65, with additional support from alumni and friends 
     
  • • Monsignor Harold O. Prudell Endowed Scholarship
    Intended to support worthy students who may not qualify for other grants
     
  • • Betty Riley ’52 Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Need-based scholarship for students from Kenosha County
     
  • • Sr. Mary Lea Schneider, OSF, Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for a full-time sophomore or junior
     
  • • Sensient Technologies Endowed Scholarship
    Merit scholarship for sophomores, juniors or seniors showing great potential
     
  • • SMA Heritage Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship in honor of the faculty, staff and alumnae of St. Mary’s Academy with a preference for students who live in the St. Francis, Bay View, Cudahy area who have graduated from a Catholic high school established by an anonymous donor.

  • • Rosemary Walsh Hinkfuss, ’54, Endowed Scholarship
    Need-based undergraduate scholarship for history or education students established by the Hinkfuss family

Scholarships are expendable, unless noted. Expendable scholarships are established with a minimum gift commitment of $5,000 per year for five years. The scholarship expires at the end of five years unless the donor wishes to renew.
 

  • • David and Ruth S. Coleman Foundation Scholarship
    Scholarship for students enrolled in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • • JP Cullen Foundation Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for full-time undergraduate students

  • • Mary Domer, ’75, Scholarship 
    Need-based scholarship for students in the College of Education and Leadership with first preference to graduates of a Milwaukee public high school and second preference to students pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Education or Urban Special Education

  • • Elaine M. Dyer, ’85, and Sarah M. Dyer, ’13, Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in either the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences or the College of Education and Leadership

  • • Esenberg Student-Athlete Scholarship
    Scholarship for students who participate in intercollegiate athletics established by Randy Esenberg/Total Cleaning Systems

  • • Flahive Franciscan Values Scholarship Fund
    Scholarship support for student participants in the Franciscan Servant Scholars program funded, in part, by William and Jill Maslowski and the late Ralph and Carol Jansen

  • • Diana, ’80, and Leonard Goldstein Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for students graduating from The Piney Woods School in Piney Woods, Mississippi, or Milwaukee Public Schools

  • • Brian King, ’88, Scholarship
    Scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in Communication Arts

  • • Judy, ’96, and Dan Linsley Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for students aged 25 or older pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

  • • Nancy Noeske Scholarship
    An estate gift from Trustee Emerita Nancy Noeske for College of Education and Leadership scholarships

  • • Northwestern Mutual Scholarship 
    Need-based scholarship for under-represented undergraduate students

  • • Barbara F. (Chapman) Palmer, ’70, ’76, Study Abroad Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for students in the College of Education and Leadership studying internationally

  • • Ron Phelps, ’93, Scholarship for Military Veterans and Families
    Need-based, undergraduate scholarship with first preference to military veterans and families

  • • Sr. Michealla Poellman, ’46, ’59, Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship, established by John Lutz, ’76, for under-represented students in the College of Education and Leadership

  • • Dr. Judith Russell, ’11, and Howard Bornstein Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Education and Leadership doctoral programs

  • • The Rita M. (Gresback) Shor, ’69, and Steven M. Shor Scholarship
    Scholarship for students majoring in science, math, technology, health sciences, nursing or education (who intend to teach science)

  • • Ann Michele Smith Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship, established by Felicia Rosland-Reindl, ’83, in memory of her sister, for students in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences with first preference for students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program

  • • Wendy Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Scholarship for nursing students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher established by John and Lynn Stewart in memory of their daughter Wendy Stewart

  • • Marcelline M. (Dzibinski) Weinsheim, ’57, Scholarship
    Need-based scholarship with first preference for students from historically Polish neighborhoods including South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Cudahy, Oak Creek or West Allis

  • • Wigchers Family/Zilber Ltd. Scholarship
    Scholarship support for students from St. Joan Antida High School in Milwaukee who participated in Boys and Girls Club programs

The Santa Chiara Fund, established on the occasion of the 90thbirthday of Sr. Camille Kleibhan, OSF, and in honor of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, provides need-based scholarship support. The following donors have made leadership gift commitments to this fund.
 

  • • Costigan Family Foundation (Trustee Emeritus Al Costigan, ’13, and Anita Costigan)
  • • Family of Selma Crivello
  • • Chris Doerr
  • • Trustee Emeritus James and Mary Donnelly 
  • • Erica P. John Fund
  • • Trustee Dr. Mary, ’07, and Ted Kellner
  • • Trustee Emerita Anne Klisurich
  • • Trustee Emeritus Jim and Dottie Loughlin
  • • Trustee Emeritus P. Michael, ’09, and Lorelle K. Mahoney 
  • • Trustee Emeritus William and Maureen Michaels
  • • Northwestern Mutual Foundation 
  • • A.O. Smith Foundation

The following donors have made leadership gift commitments to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in this program.
 

  • • Associated Bank
  • • Brewers Community Foundation
  • • Legacy Foundation of The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • • Bader Philanthropies, Inc. 
  • • Johnson Controls Foundation
  • • Walter and Olive Stiemke Fund of The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • • Juliet Tomaski Fund of The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • • Lynde Uihlein/Brico Fund

In support of services necessary for students (and those who serve students) to achieve academic and career success.
 

  • • Academic Support/Student Success Center Fund
    Established by an anonymous donor in support of professional development for Student Success Center staff and for technology upgrades

  • • Leadership, Development, Reflection and Service Fund (LDRS)
    The LDRS program serves students who are first-generation college students, students of under-represented groups and/or from lower socio-economic families. Funds provided, in part, by Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and the Kelben Foundation.

  • • Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program
    This grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, along with support from the Enroth Family Fundand Palmer Foundation, enables students to obtain paid internship experiences.