Fox Cities Campus

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UWO Fox Cities Foundation
Fox Cities Campus, Room 1313
(920) 832-2849
uwfoxcitiesfoundation@uwosh.edu
(920) 832-0112

Executive Director
Thomas E. Frantz
frantzt@uwosh.edu

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Kely Carrasquillo

Kylee Smet

Gary McGoey Scholarship
First-Year Student
International Business

Kylee Smet is one of two recipients of the 2021-22 Gary McGoey Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded annually to two full time students attending the UWO Fox Cities campus pursuing any major.  Financial need is a consideration in making the $1,250 award.

Kylee is a graduate of Seymour High School with an eye towards international business.

“I think this career path opens lots of doors both domestically and internationally.  I want to understand and appreciate other customs and cultures by working alongside people from around the world,” explained Kylee.

“My goal is to look back on my career and know that I’ve made a difference and done a good job.”

Like many students Kylee works to pay for her college education.

“Receiving this scholarship will allow me to worry less about how I’m going to be able to afford school.  Instead of putting in as many long hours on the job, I can spend more time studying and learning to prepare for a job I really want to have in the future.  This scholarship really means a lot to me.”

 

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

The UW Fox Cities Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 scholarship recipients.  We congratulate all this year’s recipients and wish them success in their academic pursuits.

Nearly $44,000 dollars was granted to 30 recipients in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,050. Scholarships are awarded to recipients based on academic merit, financial need or both. The scholarships were established and funded through generous donors.

 View photos from the 2021-22 scholarship banquet

Like the students who benefit from their generosity, the University of Wisconsin Fox Cities Foundation would also like to thank the donors who support student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development and/or the funding of other campus enhancements that enrich the overall educational experience.

Contact Tom Frantz, Executive Director University of Wisconsin Fox Cities Foundation for information about how you can help transform students’ lives through your contributions. (920) 832-2849.

Levi Battaglia

Gary McGoey
Scholarship

Second-year Student
Engineering

More about Levi

One of two recipients of the 2021-22 Gary McGoey Scholarship, Levi Battaglia expressed his heartfelt appreciation for his scholarship by explaining its impact.

“Living an eleven-person household, my parents cannot afford to pay for my college tuition, and my savings will only go so far, so this scholarship has greatly eased my financial concerns this semester and allowed me to save that money for semesters to come.

It was the proximity of the UWO Fox Cities and its partnership with UW Platteville school of engineering that appealed to Levi because he can earn his four-year engineering degree while saving money by living at home. 

“This scholarship has eased a financial burden for me and strengthened my drive to push myself to my highest capacity.  I cannot wait to see what my future holds. May the Lord bless you for your kindness and may this scholarship continue to bless many others in the future.”

Levi’s goal is to become a professional engineer with the goal of improving products to have more useful application in everyday life.  It’s a goal he identified early in life.

“Since I was a young boy, I have loved the rule-based nature of math and the inspiring variety found in science. Engineering intersects math and science in a fascinating mix of rules, knowledge, and brilliant creativity. “

The Gary McGoey Scholarship is awarded to a full time student attending UWO Fox Cities campus in any major demonstrating financial need.  It is a $1,250 scholarship.

Dylan Biechler

Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship

Second-year Student
Business Administration

More about Dylan

Dylan Biechler is of three students receiving the 2021-22 Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time UWO Fox Cities campus student pursuing any major. Financial need is considered. The scholarship is a $2,000 award.

“My career goal is to be in an administrative role where I can lead people to do great work and enjoy their jobs,” said Dylan. So it seemed natural that Dylan’s pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

“I have always loved talking to people and I think I am very good with talking with people and being kind.”

Dylan’s scholarship has a significant impact for him because while he chose the UWO Fox Cities campus because it is close to home he’s responsible for paying his college tuition. 

“I’ve worked hard to save money, but this scholarship will help to buffer my financial situation. I’m not blessed with a wealthy family and I have to pay for my college. So this helps very much.”

Jesse Bosk

Quest for Truth
Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Computer Science

More about Jesse

Jesse Bosk is the first recipient of a newly instituted scholarship available to UWO Fox Cities students, the Quest for Truth Scholarship.  This new scholarship is available to full time UWO Fox Cities students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Financial need is a major consideration.  It is a $1,000 scholarship.

 Jesse is a Computer Science major and has had a long time fascination with computers and their components.

“When I was little, I would take apart different electronics and look and the various parts. I wanted to learn more so I took a lot of classes in high school to better understand computers and what you can do with them. This piqued my interest and decided that I was willing to do this as a career.

Because advanced engineering and computer science courses are so demanding, Jesse’s choice of UWO Fox Cities and his scholarship were important to his overall academic plan.

“The campus was close to where I live and extremely affordable. The scholarship allows me to focus on my academics more and gives me less stress with college tuition payments.

“I would like to give a huge thanks to the donor that made this scholarship possible as it has made a huge impact on my life.”

Kely Carrasquillo

Lynn and Roger Van Vreede Scholarship and Elizabeth Guttenberg Memorial Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Art Education

More about Kely

A recipient of two scholarships, the Lynn and Roger Van Vreede Scholarship and the Elizabeth Guttenberg Memorial Scholarship, Kely Carrasquillo is a third semester returning student but attending face to face classes for the first time this fall due to the pandemic.  Kely’s major is Art Education.

“I have always enjoyed art and I had the opportunity to help provide art classes as a volunteer.  My goal is to work or own a studio where I can provide the community with opportunities to experience different art mediums.  I would like to provide a program where multi-generations can work together.”

Kely explained why receiving these scholarships were so meaningful to her. 

“My scholarships allow me the freedom to dedicate my time to my education and family.  They alleviate the economic stress so my focus can be where it should—in my commitment to myself through my education.” 

The Lynn and Roger Van Vreede Scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional full-time student attending the UWO Fox Cities campus pursuing any major.  Financial need is considered.  It is a $5050 scholarship.  The Elizabeth Guttenberg Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award presented to a full-time student attending the campus majoring in Art or Theatre.

Maria Coenen

Esther Kliefoth Stutzman Excellence Scholarship

First-Year Student
Undecided major

More about Maria

Awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in their grades with a minimum of of 3.5 GPA (grade point average) or other achievements, the 2021-22 Esther Klieforth Stutzman Excellence Scholarship is awarded to Maria Coenen.  The award is a $1,300 scholarship.

Maria is a graduate of the Shiocton School District.  Maria chose to attend UWO Fox Cities because of its affordability, location and the generosity of the community.

“Receiving scholarships personally impacts me because I know that my hard work and effort have paid off. The scholarship gives me a boost of confidence and allows me to notice that I can do more in life for myself and others.” 

“I would like to thank the donors who made my scholarship possible 100 times over.  You have given me a proud moment that I can take with me through my first year of college.  I greatly appreciate being chosen for this award.”

While Maria has yet to determine her major, she looks forward to meeting new people and trying a variety of new classes to help determine her future career.  Regardless of what that may be, Maria’s immediate college goal is to “find a passion for what I want to do in life.”

The Esther Kliefoth Stutzman Excellence Scholarship is one of many awarded to UWO Fox Cities campus students by the University of Wisconsin Fox Cities Foundation.  Through its scholarship program the foundation seeks to make a college education possible for students with financial need and/or to recognize their academic achievement.

Brooke Danielson

J.D.Bubolz Memorial Scholarship

First-Year Student
Human Services Leadership

More about Brooke

Brooke Danielson is a recipient of the 2021-22 J.D.Bubolz Memorial Scholarship.  Established by the Bubolz family in recognition of the pride JC took in his son and two daughters each earned a college degree, the family sought to provide assistance to others as they pursue their own educations.  The scholarship has a $1,000 award.

Brooke Danielson is a graduate of Kimberly High School and a new student attending the UWO Fox Cities campus.  Brooke’s current academic goal is majoring in Human Services Leadership.

“This major interested me because of the flexibility that it has. There are many different career pathways that you can go into. I also enjoy working with people, and this major is great for that!

“My current career goal is to meet new people and interact with others. Relationship building is one of my fundamental values, and I want to make other people feel comfortable while they are at work.”

Eager to begin her college experience Brook is looking forward to meeting new people and getting involved in campus clubs and activities but won’t leave old friends behind.

“I chose to attend UWO Fox Cities because it was close to home. A few friends and I decided to all go to Fox Cities because they offer a wide variety of classes at a fraction of the cost of most four-year schools.”

JC Bubolz and the Bubolz family would be pleased with the impact this scholarship has for students like Brooke.

“This scholarship is helping me pay for my tuition.  It is allowing me to take classes and bein in a healthy financial state. I just want to say thank you! College is a wonderful opportunity and I am grateful to be able to attend a college that emphasizes quality education.”

Grant Geiger

Veldor Kopitzke
Scholarship

First-Year Student
Business Administration

More about Grant

With a passion for numbers and problem solving, Grant Geiger is a natural selection for the 2021-22 Veldor Kopitzke scholarship.  The scholarship honors Professor Emeritus of Economics, Veldor Kopitzke, who taught at the Fox campus for many years. The scholarship is awarded to a full time UWO Fox Cities campus student pursuing a degree in Economics or Business Administration who has a 3.0 GPA.  Financial need is considered.  The award is a $750 scholarship. 

Grant’s current career goal is to become a financial controller or manager where he can demonstrate his leadership skills in a financial setting and it begins with getting his college education underway.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know other people, expand my knowledge, adapt to new ways of learning, grow into my major, and attaining the broadest experience possible. 

Like many UWO Fox Cities campus students Grant chose the campus because it is affordable and because its credits transfer easily to other UW campuses.  Grant’s scholarship makes earning his college education even more possible.

“It makes a great financial impact for me as it will be an expensive journey for the next four years.  It reduces stress and worries about tuition as well as reducing the number of hours I need to work to pay for school.  That provides more time to study.”

Samantha Gerner

Joy and Jim Perry
Scholarship

First-Year Student,
Human Resources

More about Samantha

Samantha Gerner, a Human Resource Manager major, is the recipient of the Joy and Jim Perry Scholarship.  This scholarship is new to the UWO Fox Cities campus in 2021-22 making Samantha its first recipient.  The scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student (greater than 22 years of age) of any major attending UWO Fox Cities.  This scholarship is unique in that it provides $1,000 to the recipient for the first semester of enrollment with an additional $2,000 awarded in up to three each succeeding semesters providing the student continues to qualify.

“I am pursuing a degree in Human Resources to try to change the stigma surrounding HR. In most professional settings, it seems like a visit to HR may be deemed a negative situation.  I have chosen to look at Human Resources as a department that exists to help employees. I am trying to change the outward appearance of a department that is dreaded and turn it into something positive.” 

Receiving the scholarship has already had an impact on Samantha’s life.

“Receiving this scholarship has made a tremendous difference in my personal life already.  My self-worth and confidence have grown exponentially. I just received word of it nearly four weeks ago and it’s meant that I can afford to take more than one class per semester thus achieving my dreams that much sooner.

“I don’t think that thank you is enough but thank you! Because of your generosity you’ve given me an opportunity to attend a college that I didn’t think I’d ever be able to afford and an opportunity to better myself for the sake of my entire family.  It’s also inspired me to have long talks with my husband about potentially being able to create a scholarship fund like this in order to help people like myself later in life.”

Alec Geurink

Patricia A. Warrick
Scholarship

First-Year Student
Electrical Engineering

More about Alec

A graduate of the Tesla Engineering Charter School at Appleton East High School, Alec Geurink is the 2021-22 recipient of the Patricia A. Warrick Scholarship.  The scholarship award is for $1,500 and was created by Fox Emeritus Professor of English, Patricia A. Warrick. The scholarship may be awarded to a student of any major studying at the UWO Fox Cities campus.

Alec’s academic goal includes a major in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science.  It’s an interesting parallel because Patricia Warrick, the scholarship’s namesake, is a published co-author of several books with Isaac Asimov and an expert on science fiction author Phillip K. Dick.

“After attending Tesla for the last four years, I enjoy what I do and I believe that this will be a good fit for me,” explained Alec

Alec is looking forward to beginning his college experience at the UWO Fox Cities campus.  

“I find it exciting that my college experience will be close to home and also more affordable.  This scholarship will make studying easier on me because I will not have to work as much while I am going to school.”

The Patricia A. Warrick Scholarship is one of many awarded to UWO Fox Cities campus students by the UW Fox Cities Foundation.  Through its scholarship program the foundation seeks to recognize students for their academic merit or to assist students with financial need to help them achieve their college educations.

Evan Halverson

Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship

First-Year Student
Information Systems

More about Evan

Awarded to a new UWO Fox Cities student with a minimum 3.5 GPA or a continuing or transfer student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, the Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship seeks to promote academic achievement as well as recognize community and school leadership qualifies.

Evan Halverson a graduate of Menasha High School is one of two 2021-22 recipients of the award which is offered to students of any academic major.  Evan’s major is Information Systems and explained it this way.

“The ability to integrate technology with conventional business procedures is a set of in-demand skills that will continue to revolutionize the business world and create a more efficient and productive economy. My goal is to continue to develop my skills and build a portfolio of successful projects until I have the expertise to start my own technology business.” 

Evan explained the impact the $1,750 scholarship award will have for him personally.

“This scholarship enables me to spend more time focusing on school and less time working during the school year, while preventing me from going into significant debt. I really appreciate the support.”

Jesse Hartjes

UWO Fox Cities
Engineering
Scholarship

Third-Year Student
Mechanical Engineering

More about Jesse

With an aspiration to become a Mechanical Engineer, Jesse Hartjes, is one of the recipients of the 2021-22 UWO Fox Cities Campus Engineering Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in the UWO Fox Cities campus/UW Platteville engineering program at the UWO Fox Cities campus.  The scholarship is a $2,000 award.

Jesse identified his career path early in life.

“Ever since I was a young kid, I loved problem solving, designing things, and building them. The fact of being able to design and make those ideas I come up with in my head a reality, has always been very cool to me!  Mechanical engineering is something I enjoy doing and can definitely see myself doing for the rest of my life.”

“My two favorite professors at the Fox Cities campus are Professor Carrie Tirel (mathematics) and Professor Steven Sheehan (history). They both dedicate much of their time to individual students outside of class and have never left a question unanswered or unclear. The process in which they teach their material is also very organized and clear.”

Jesse expressed his gratitude to the donor who made this scholarship possible and explained it’s impact for him.

“This scholarship will allow me to come out of my collegiate career with little to no debt by working many hours in the summer and by receiving scholarships like this.  I am grateful to everyone involved in making this scholarship possible!  Thanks to the generosity from people like you, it makes achieving my goals much easier.”

Kaden Kemp

Charlie & Loie Kliefoth Scholarship & Michael J. O’Brien Scholarship

First-Year Student
Education, History

More about Kaden

Many students choose UWO Fox Cities because they can diminish their college expense by living at home and continuing to work part time.  That’s particularly important when you’re paying for your own college education like Kaden Kemp, the 2021-22 recipient of the Charlie & Loie Kliefoth Scholarship and the Michael J. O’Brien Scholarship.

“Receiving these scholarships impact me because they help to reduce some of the financial burden of college.  These scholarships make a big difference because instead of focusing so much on finances, I can focus more on my studies.  Although I will still work to make money for college, I won’t feel as much stress over it.”

The Charlie & Loie Kliefoth Scholarship is a $1,500 award and is awarded to a UWO Fox Cities student pursuing a degree in history, political science, or international relations.  The Michael J. O’Brien Scholarship is awarded to a UWO Fox Cities student majoring in history.  It is a $500 award.

Kaden intends to pursue an education major with a minor in history.  Kaden’s high school experience included opportunities to learn about student development through both books and volunteer classroom experiences.

“I had the opportunity to work in a sixth grade classroom for nine weeks. This time spend in the classroom helped me realize I enjoy children and teaching.  Learning about what our country and world went through to become what they are today has always fascinated me.  I’ve had teachers who made history come alive through interesting lectures and challenging hands-on activities.  I will share my passion for history with my students by emulating those outstanding teachers.”

Expressing gratitude for her scholarships Kaden concluded, “Thank you so much for this amazing honor. I am humbled to be chosen for these scholarships which will help me out so much as I continue my educational journey. Thank you to the donors for helping me pursue my future. I will do my best to make you proud.”

Maria King

Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship

First-Year Student
Elementary Education

More about Maria

Maria King, an elementary education major and graduate of Kimberly High School is a 2021-22 recipient of the Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing full-time student attending UWO Fox Cities campus who have demonstrated community and school leadership qualities.  The scholarship award is $1,750.

“My current career goal is to finish college and find a teaching job, preferably teaching 3rd graders because this is the specific level that I would love to teach,” explained Maria.

 “I have always loved working with children and watching them grow into who they are.  I also love putting smiles on other’s faces.”

Maria explained the impact of her scholarship this way.

“By receiving this scholarship it allows me to pursue my dream of becoming an elementary teacher.  It gives me many opportunities to grow and to become the best version of me. 

As a future educator, Maria recognizes the magnifying future impact that her scholarship has.

“Thank you so much for making this scholarship possible.  You are truly helping many people, including me, be able to pursue their dreams.”

Peter Lo

Neenah Menasha King’s Daughters Scholarship

Second-Year Student
International Relations

More about Peter

“This is the first scholarship I’ve ever received and it has made me become more confident at pursuing my higher education,” says Peter Lo recipient of the 2021-22 Neenah Menasha King’s Daughters Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing full-time non-traditional student (22 years or older) who is attending UWO Fox Cities campus.  The student must have a 2.75 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and must have well-reasoned career plans.

“Since the passing of my father in 2019, I’ve wanted to stay closer with my mother to make sure that she is okay, and if she needs anything I would be there to help her. I also wanted to save money on my general classes as well before moving onto the main campus. Having this scholarship allowed me to not be stressed over how I’m going to pay for my books.”

Peter intends to major in International Relations and minor in Japanese.

“I want to understand and build relationships between different cultures and be able to see what we can learn from one another. I think it’s amazing that we are all so different, but at the same time so similar.” 

Peter has no specific career in place yet but expects it to be in government and to involve travel to help those in need.

“I was shocked when I received the letter that I was chosen to be a recipient of this scholarship. I want to express my gratitude to the donors who’ve made this scholarship possible.

I very much appreciate their generosity and support. Thank you for being part of my journey.”

Kaden Piechocki

Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Mechanical Engineering

More about Kaden

After receiving a UW Fox Cities scholarship in 2020 as a freshman, Kaden Piechocki reapplied and was awarded his second scholarship for 2021.  This year Kaden is the recipient of the Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship.

The Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship is a $2,000 award given to a full-time student attending the Fox Cities campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  The student may be pursuing any major.  Financial need is a consideration in determining the award.

Receiving the Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority scholarship is particularly suited to Kaden who is a mechanical engineering major because when he’s not spending time in the physics lab or attending his other classes, he’s spending time in the campus fitness center.

“I enjoy understanding how things work and creating things to improve people’s lives,” explained Kaden about why he chose mechanical engineering as a major.  “My goal is to help as many people as possible through designing and improving products.”

“By receiving the scholarship, I can focus more on my studies and spend less time working to pay for school,” stated Kaden.

“This scholarship is helpful beyond explanation.  It means so much to have community support and recognition as I navigate through my college journey.  I would like to thank the donors very much for making this and other scholarships possible.”

Chancellor Rabas

John D. Silha Memorial Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Mechanical Engineering

More about Chancellor

Chancellor Rabas is the 2021-22 recipient of the John D. Silha Memorial Scholarship. Named for John D. Silha, professor of Economics and Business Administration, the scholarship is awarded to a full time or part time second year UWO Fox Cities student.  The award is for $500.

Chancellor is a graduate of Appleton West High School and mechanical engineering major.

“I have always been interested in how things work, especially things with engines. Mechanical engineering seemed like a good fit for me. My goal is to work in the automotive field in some manner because I enjoy everything to do with cars.”

Reflecting on his college experience which included face to face and virtual learning methods through the pandemic, Chancellor identified his favorite professor.

“My favorite professor so far has been Greg Peter (sociology) because he tried his best to manage the hybrid learning we were forced into last year. He seemed to genuinely care about student success and worked to make class as best as possible.”

Chancellor chose UWO Fox Cities because it was a sensible option for him enabling him to live at home and diminish the cost of college.  Receiving this scholarship helped too.

“I would like to thank all involved with this scholarship. My parents and I are paying in full for my education so this reduces the burden for us this year.”

Kylee Smet

Gary McGoey
Scholarship

First-Year Student
International Business

More about Kylee

Kylee Smet is one of two recipients of the 2021-22 Gary McGoey Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded annually to two full time students attending the UWO Fox Cities campus pursuing any major.  Financial need is a consideration in making the $1,250 award.

Kylee is a graduate of Seymour High School with an eye towards international business.

“I think this career path opens lots of doors both domestically and internationally.  I want to understand and appreciate other customs and cultures by working alongside people from around the world,” explained Kylee.

“My goal is to look back on my career and know that I’ve made a difference and done a good job.”

Like many students Kylee works to pay for her college education.

“Receiving this scholarship will allow me to worry less about how I’m going to be able to afford school.  Instead of putting in as many long hours on the job, I can spend more time studying and learning to prepare for a job I really want to have in the future.  This scholarship really means a lot to me.”

Isabella Solis

Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority Scholarship

First-year Student
Nursing

More about Isabella

“Learning to apply calculus and physics that I learned in high school to the real world,” is the motivation behind Mitchell Russell’s selection of Mechanical Engineering as a major.  “I am particularly interested in specialty vehicles and power generation.”

Mitchell is a recipient of the UWO Fox Cities Campus Engineering Scholarship and the William R. Bassett Engineering Scholarship for 2020-21.  The William R. Bassett Engineering Scholarship is awarded to Wisconsin residents enrolled in the UWO-Fox Cities Campus/Platteville Engineering program as an upcoming junior or senior with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  It is a $1,000 award.  The UWO Fox Cities Campus Engineering Scholarship is awarded to students meeting similar criteria. It is for $2,000.

“Receiving these scholarships allow me to live a better, stress free life with my family. I can focus more on my studies and my family instead of working overtime.  It means a lot to a young husband and father to know that his family is surrounded by a generous community.  Thank you to all the donors who make these scholarships possible!”

Lucie Spanbauer

Jackie Johnson Fox Communities Credit Union
Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Information Systems

More about Lucie

“Receiving this scholarship means the word to me,” begins Lucie Spanbauer, recipient of the 2021-22 Jackie Johnson Fox Communities Credit Union Scholarship.

“I have never received anything like this before and opening that letter saying ‘Congratulations’ is indescribable.  Receiving this scholarship will forever change my view on grades and classes because it encourages me based on the credits I’ve already achieved.”

Lucie’s current major is Information systems with a career goal to become a cyber solution architect.

“What interested me in information systems was there is often, a problem, and a solution. Information systems to me is about cyber security, and in cyber security I would be constantly working with problems and using my knowledge to create new solutions.”   

While some scholarships target students with ability but needing financial assistance, others are awarded for academic merit.  Whether they are awarded for academic merit, financial need, or both they are an effective way to recognize and encourage students.

The Jackie Johnson Fox Community Credit Union Scholarship is awarded to a UWO Fox Cities campus student pursuing a degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.  The student may be part time (6 credit minimum) or full time (12 credits or more) with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated community involvement.  The scholarship was created as a memorial to Jackie Johnson the Assistant VP of Information Services for Fox Communities Credit Union.  It is a $1,500 scholarship.

Colin Van De Loo

Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship

First-Year Student
Agribusiness, Pre-Medical

More about Colin

Colin Van De Loo has a plan and a back-up plan. Regardless of which path he takes, he’s grateful that the Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence Scholarship will help him to achieve.  The scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing full-time student attending UWO Fox Cities campus who have demonstrated community and school leadership qualities.  The scholarship award is $1,750.

Collin explained both is primary goal and his back up plan, “While I plan on majoring in Agribusiness, this major only serves as my backup plan for my desire to pursue medicine. While I have enjoyed my early life on the farm, I have since found a greater passion for the medical field, knowing that I can provide more for medicine than I can for agriculture

“I currently plan on specializing in Orthopedics and hope to receive a career as an Orthopedic Surgeon. I’ve chosen this career path because I want to provide comfort and healing to those that experience more than just physical pain. I believe being a doctor means much more than physically healing someone. A doctor is a caregiver that should provide emotional comfort as well, and I believe I can provide a holistic caring environment.”

Colin chose UWO Fox Cities recognizing that achieving his medical goal would be expensive.

“The low cost specifically caught my eye because my educational career is certainly not going to be the cheapest when including medical school. I felt as if attending a cheaper school to receive my general education was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made because it will allow me to save money for my future education. In the grand scheme of things, this decision will have greatly impacted my financial and educational life.”

Receiving the Howard and Alice Curler Academic Excellence scholarship factors in too. 

“By receiving this scholarship, it has relieved the stress of finances for me. By receiving this gift, I can focus more on my academics rather than working to save up money for my future years in education.

“I want to deeply thank the donors that made my scholarship possible for your generosity and selflessness. Through the money that you have donated, you are giving many students a greater opportunity to pursue an education that may have been difficult to achieve due to the obstacle of money. Your donation will not be forgotten and will certainly be payed forward in the future.” 

Isaiah Van Roy

UWO Fox Cities campus Business & Accounting Scholarship

First-Year Student
Finance

More about Isaiah

New to UWO Fox Cities this fall is Isaiah Van Roy the 2021-22 recipient of the UWO Fox Cities campus Business & Accounting Scholarship.  The scholarship is for $1,100 and is awarded to a student attending UWO Fox Cities campus majoring in Business, Economics, or Accounting related fields.

Isaiah’s aunt and uncle inspired him to become a financial advisor beginning with a personal finance class he took as a student at Kimberly High School which he described as one of the “best classes I took in my whole 4 years there.”

“The main reason I chose UWO Fox Cities was because of the price. I could get the same education for half the price and being someone going into finance, that’s a smart decision!”

Another smart decision was applying for a scholarship.

“This scholarship is going to greatly impact me. It will lift pressure off of my shoulders to pay for some of these expensive classes. I, like many other students have to pay for all of my tuition, and my new living situation. I will be moving out of my mother’s house this fall and will then have to start paying rent, utilities, insurance, and all those great things that I didn’t have to pay for In high school. The only way for me to do that would be to work through this coming school year. So with this scholarship, I feel like I’m that much closer to graduating college without tons of debt. And it puts that much less stress on me going into this new year with lots of new changes happening.

Speaking on behalf of other scholarship recipients Isaiah said, “I can’t express how grateful I am and how much scholarships impact students of UWO Fox Cities.  With the help of scholarship donors, we’re closer to achieving our goals and dreams. I know we’re honored to receive these scholarships.”

Preston Von Offeren

Fox Cities Marathon
Scholarship

First-Year Student
Physical Therapy

More about Preston

The 2021-22 recipient of the Fox Cities Marathon Scholarship is Preston Von Offeren and the $1,750 scholarship award is greatly appreciated.

“This scholarship will greatly help me pay for my college. I’m a full-time student working part time and I’m paying for college solely by myself. This scholarship relieves a ton of stress that I would’ve had to put into work.”

A graduate of Appleton North High School, Preston’s anticipated major is Physical Therapy.

“Within the last two years I tore my thumb and needed surgery on it, following the surgery I had several months of physical therapy and while undergoing such, everything about the job intrigued me,” explained Preston.

Preston chose UWO Fox Cities to save money and to get more personal attention from faculty.

Preston continued that he was impressed by, “how personable everyone seems to be (both students and teachers), and it seems like everyone can fit in just about anywhere. I love the student to faculty ratio.” 

“I would like to thank all who made it possible for me to receive this scholarship. I’m very proud and thankful that I was chosen.”

Jenny Weber

Vern A. Imhoff
Scholarship

Second-Year Student
Counseling

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Marliee Williamson is this year’s recipient of the J.C. Bubloz Memorial Scholarship and the Veldor Kopitzke Scholarship.  The scholarship awards are for $1,000 and $750 respectively.

The J.C. Bubolz Scholarship is awarded to new or continuing full-time UWO Fox Cities campus students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.  The Veldor Kopitzke Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student attending UWO Fox Cities campus who is pursuing a degree in Economics or Business with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  This award was created by and named for Veldor Kopitzke, former UW Fox Valley professor of Business Administration & Economics. 

With accounting as her major Marilee’s career goal is to become a Certified Management Accountant.

“I am pursuing this as a career because I enjoy working with numbers and analyzing documents.  I pay good attention to detail, so I feel this career will be a good fit for me.

 “One of my favorite professors is Mary Diederich, who I had for Intro to Business. Her class was very organized, and she always included real world examples that she has experienced in the business world in her lectures, which made them very interesting. Another favorite professor is Carrie Tirel, for Business Calculus. She is very kind and truly cares about all her students. She always is available for help and really makes sure that you understand the concepts.”

“Receiving my scholarships impact me immensely.  Receiving this money for my education is a huge advantage.  My scholarship plays a large factor in helping me reach my educational and career goals.  I am so grateful to the donors.  I am sincerely honored to have received these scholarships.”

Weston Elliot

UWO Fox Cities Campus Engineering Scholarship

Third-Year Student
Engineering 

More about Weston

Westin Elliott, one of the 2021-22 recipients of the UWO Fox Cities campus Engineering Scholarship, can trace his interest in engineering to an early age.

“I have always wanted to know how motors work from a young age. I also have an interest in boats and automobiles which is part of Mechanical Engineering. I also am interested in how many types of jobs are available with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.

“I would like to get a job in the production, development, and manufacturing of snowmobiles, automobiles, or marine craft.”

The engineering curriculum is rigorous and earning a scholarship helps a student like Westin in several ways.

“Students such as myself greatly appreciate financial support while putting in lots of effort in doing school work. It helps me focus on more school and helps me succeed within my program.

“This scholarship personally impacts myself by giving me a sense of financial relief why experiencing a heavy load of classes while achieving my degree. This scholarship also decreases my debt that I would have to pay out of pocket for the semester and it eliminates the need for taking out more student loans.”

The UWO Fox Cities Engineering Scholarship is a $2,000 award presented to juniors or seniors enrolled in the UWO-Fox Cities campus/UW Platteville Engineering Program who have demonstrated academic achievement.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fox Cities Campus
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 832-2600