The Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha Foundation is offering academic scholarships to senior high school students who, upon graduation, will be attending an accredited two or four-year college, university, or technical school leading to a degree. Applications are available through area High School counselors and on our Western Kiwanis Club web site http://kiwanisclubofwesternkenosha.org/
Thanks to the generosity of our Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha and the bequests of Russell & Clair Huber, Frank Vilen, Paul Jaeger & Harvey Elmer, we are able to offer five scholarships in 2021. They vary in amounts from $2,000, $1,750, $1,500, and $750. At least one scholarship will be reserved for an active Kiwanis Key Club member sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha. The Harvey Elmer scholarship is reserved for a technical school candidate.
Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha Foundation
2021 Academic Scholarship Recipients
Four, local area graduating high school seniors were awarded a total of $6,000 in scholarships by the Foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha at its June 10th Club meeting at the Boat House Pub & Eatery. The scholarships were awarded based on academic performance, extra-curricular activity and community service. Required recommendations from HS counselors were also reviewed.
The four recipients honored received certificates and medallions presented by Kiwanis Club Board member Sharon Krewson. The recipients are:
Sofia Ricker, Tremper HS, was awarded the $2,000 Frank Vilen scholarship. A $500 matching grant from the Kiwanis Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District Foundation is included in this award. Sofia plans to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering to pursue a career in web design.
Joseph Kositzke, Indian Trail HS & Academy, was awarded the $1,750 Russel & Claire Huber scholarship. A degree in business analytics from the University of Notre Dame is “Joey’s” goal.
Sahar Kherani, Bradford HS landed the $1,500 Paul Jaeger award. A business degree emphasizing finance is the game plan for this self-styled “math geek” at Carthage College.
Indiana Hassler, Shoreland Lutheran HS received the $750 Harvey Elmer award. Our own University of WI-Parkside beckons Indiana who seeks to prepare herself for a career in business.
Ron Horner, Vice-President, Western Kiwanis, expressed his appreciation for the “fine crop” of candidates who applied for the scholarship funds. He also acknowledged the efforts of Ron Frederick, who chaired the Academic Scholarship Committee, as well as Kiwanians Sharon Krewson, Jeff High, Gene Olson & Melissa Loebach, all of whom participated in the evaluation and selection of the candidates.