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Donor Funded Scholarships

Donor funded scholarships include:

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.

Annual 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.

graduates

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • 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
  • 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
  • Lorraine and Pat Brody Endowed Scholarship Fund:  Established by late Trustee Emeritus Pat Brody for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • JP Cullen Foundation Scholarship:  Need-based scholarship for full-time undergraduate students
  • 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
  • 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

Scholarships for designated majors

Art

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

Business

  • 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
  • Jerome Gilson Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based scholarship for a business major with a preference for a woman with stated entrepreneurial goals

Communications

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

Criminal Justice

  • 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 

Education

  • Mother Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based support for students enrolled in religious studies or special education
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rosemary Walsh Hinkfuss, ’54, Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based undergraduate scholarship for history or education students established by the Hinkfuss family
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

English

  • Michael Gilson Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based scholarship for an English major

History

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

Math

  • 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)

Nursing

  • Audrey Komarek Endowed Scholarship: Need-based scholarship for students in nursing or religious studies
  • 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
  • David and Ruth S. Coleman Foundation Scholarship:  Scholarship for students enrolled in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 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

Religious Studies

  • Mother Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship: Need-based support for students enrolled in religious studies or special education
  • Dr. Robert Flahive Family Endowed Scholarship: Need-based scholarship support for students in religious studies/church ministry
  • Audrey Komarek Endowed Scholarship: Need-based scholarship for students in nursing or religious studies

Science

  • 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)


Scholarships by year

Freshman or Transfer

  • Gladys Kent Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based scholarship for incoming freshman or transfer students
  • Kohler Foundation Endowed Scholarship:  Scholarship support for freshmen or transfer students

Sophomore

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

Junior

  • Patrick and Anna Cudahy Endowed Scholarship:  Need-based scholarship for a full-time sophomore or junior
  • Eileen (Faxel) Mahoney Endowed Scholarship in memory of Vincent K. Meehan:  Need-based scholarship with preference for a junior or senior
  • 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

Senior

  • Eileen (Faxel) Mahoney Endowed Scholarship in memory of Vincent K. Meehan:  Need-based scholarship with preference for a junior or senior
  • Sensient Technologies Endowed Scholarship:  Merit scholarship for sophomores, juniors or seniors showing great potential  

Unrestricted or other

  • 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
  • Marie C. Morgan Endowed Scholarship Fund:  Need-based scholarship established by Catherine (Morgan) Tierney, ’69, in memory of her mother
  • 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 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.
  • 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

International student scholarship

Durtka World Citizen Education Endowment Fund: International student scholarship support provided by Drs. Sharon (Landergott) Durtka, ’59, ’08, and Alexander Durtka ’08 

grad students

Graduate student scholarships

Graduate Student in Education and Leadership

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

Veterans scholarship opportunities

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

The Santa Chiara Fund

The Santa Chiara Fund, established on the occasion of the 90th birthday 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

Joyce Ashley

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement

University Advancement

jashley@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4939