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Adam Lavasseur Memorial Scholarship

Adam Lavasseur Memorial Scholarship

Adam Lavasseur, age 27, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in a car accident. He graduated from Ashland High School in 2002 and was the class salutatorian. In 2006, he graduated with high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, with a BA...

Alfred J. and Clarice D. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Alfred J. and Clarice D. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Alfred J. Peterson was born in Chicago to first generation immigrants from Denmark on Jan. I, 1923. His family came to Iron River, Wisconsin in the summers of his youth. As an adult, he came to live in Iron River permanently, where he had a small farm with beef...

American Federation of Teachers-WI Local 395

American Federation of Teachers-WI Local 395

Faculty who were members of the American Federation of Teachers-WI Local 395 union established this endowed scholarship in 2001. It provides one scholarship at each campus. Awards are currently at $575 each.

Ashland Regional Community Scholarship

Ashland Regional Community Scholarship

Established in 1994 by generous donations from local businesses, this endowment is for students on the Ashland campus. It awards two $500 scholarships and one $250 scholarship.

Barron County Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

Barron County Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Barron County Sunrise Rotary Club. The club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share...

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Scholarship

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Scholarship

This scholarship started out in a small insurance office in Ashland, WI in 2001. Even though the donor has changed hands a few times, this scholarship is still designated for students on the Ashland campus. The $250 award is for an Ashland student enrolled in any...

Curtiss and Elaine LaMirande Anderson Scholarship

Curtiss and Elaine LaMirande Anderson Scholarship

In 2002, the Curtiss and Elaine Anderson endowment was established. Curtiss was an employee-owner of Johnson Motor Sales for 67 years. In addition to his employment, Curt was very active in his church, First Lutheran Church, volunteered his time in many of the...

Dan H. Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship

Dan H. Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004, this endowment is a memorial to honor Dan Gabrielson who graduated from Northwood Tech and died serving his country in Iraq. He had a brilliant 22-year career, and he was promoted as Sergeant First Class while in country on this last...

Decker Family Leadership Scholarship

Decker Family Leadership Scholarship

The Decker Family Leadership Scholarship was established in 2018. It is for students directly out of high school who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. If there are no qualified applicants then it can be awarded to first-year students . This...

Edward and Marilyn Santori Memorial Scholarship

Edward and Marilyn Santori Memorial Scholarship

Edward Santori first established this endowment in 2002 in memory of his wife, Marilyn, a WITC teacher in the business department. The family added Edward to the memorial after his death in 2015. Marilyn and Edward firmly believed in the power of education. It is...

Frank and Avha McGinnis Memorial Scholarship

Frank and Avha McGinnis Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2001, this endowment is to honor the memories of Frank and Avha McGinnis. Frank and his brother, Bill, were partners in McGinnis Signs, the business they purchased from Walter Houck in 1920. Avha was a beautician in Chetek when she and Pat met. After...

Jerry Busch Computer Information Systems Scholarship

Jerry Busch Computer Information Systems Scholarship

Jerry Busch was an IT instructor at the RL campus. He established this endowment in 1999, and it is open to students on the Rice Lake campus who are enrolled in an IT program. Two awards of $625 each are offered through this endowment.

John & Mattie Iverson Family Endowment

John & Mattie Iverson Family Endowment

Arriving from Norway in the late 1800s, John and Mattie Iverson married in 1895 and raised ten children on a farm south of Woodville, WI. Through a strong work ethic and a frugal lifestyle, they became productive, respected members of the community. They excelled at...

Joseph T. and Myrtle C. Rogina Scholarship

Joseph T. and Myrtle C. Rogina Scholarship

Longtime Superior residents Joseph T. and Myrtle C. Rogina lived in a home they built on Belknap Shores, a product of Joseph’s skill and knowledge of the trades. They were teachers in Superior, WI and Duluth, MN and valued educational opportunities for all. Myrtle...

Leroy Adler

Leroy Adler

Leroy Adler created the Virginia Adler Memorial Scholarship in memory of his late wife. This endowment awards one $500 scholarship for a student in a Business, EMT or Paramedic program.

Melinda Boswell Scholarship

Melinda Boswell Scholarship

Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education The Melinda Boswell Scholarship was founded by Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education (DCAHCE), in memory of Melinda Boswell, an outstanding DCAHCE member, wife, mother and who also...

Northwest Building Inspectors Association Scholarship

Northwest Building Inspectors Association Scholarship

Organized in 1977, the Northwest Building Inspectors Association (NWBIA) is a Professional Organization consisting of Municipal, State and Independent Inspectors and Inspection Agencies working in the Northwestern Wisconsin Counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield,...

Rice Lake Area Men's Club Scholarship

Rice Lake Area Men's Club Scholarship

The Rice Lake Area Men’s Club was founded over 36 years ago with the purpose of serving the needs of the youth in our community. We operate one fund raiser each year. Our event is called the Wine and Beer Festival and is held each year at the UWEC/Rice Lake gym....

Sam, Harriet, and Kaye Lavine Scholarship

Sam, Harriet, and Kaye Lavine Scholarship

The Sam, Harriet, and Kaye Lavine Scholarship is an endowment that provides one $500 scholarship annually to a student enrolled in any program at the WITC-Superior campus.

Soltis Family Scholarship

Soltis Family Scholarship

Rudy and Mary Soltis operated a dairy farm near Glen Flora, Wi, and were firm believers in higher education. Their six children established two annual scholarships in their memory for graduates of Shell Lake, Tony/Flambeau, Ladysmith, or Hudson high schools.

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation

In 1934, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration established the Wisconsin Rural Rehabilitation Corporation to purchase FHA guaranteed farm loans to stimulate the agricultural economy following the Great Depression. During the decades that followed, the...