Washington County Campus Foundation

The Washington County Campus Foundation (WCCF) is the official fundraising entity for the University of Wisconsin -Washington County.

Each year, the WCCF awards over $150,000 in scholarships to students from every walk of life. Applications are due in February annually. To determine which scholarships you are eligible for, please review the UW-WC Scholarship List.

The WCCF is dedicated to ensuring that our students benefit from scholarships and other forms of financial support. Our dream is to be able to tell every student that they are deserving of a scholarship, but we need your help. Our students are extremely hardworking, with 97% working a full or part-time job in addition to school, and 63% relying on financial aid or scholarships to pay tuition costs. Also, 48% of our students are the first generation in their family to attend college, and they need your help.

Meet some of our scholarship winners!

Casey KrakowskiMeet Casey, a returning student and graduate of Kewaskum High School, who plans to major in Electrical Engineering at UW-Platteville to work in robotics engineering. At UW-Washington County, Casey has been involved with Phi Theta Kappa and the Engineering Club. Casey also volunteers his time at Fish Fry Frenzy, by teaching rocketry, video production, information technologies, and robotics at his local middle school. Casey was awarded the Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarship.

 

 

Grace BeyerMeet Grace, a transfer student and graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, who plans to major in Nursing at Marian University. Grace would like to become a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), or a homecare nurse for the mentally disabled. At UW-Washington County, Grace has been an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, as well as a member of the dance club. Grace volunteers her time for the Milwaukee River Cleanup, in addition to assisting at an art studio for mentally disabled adults (Art Cycle in West Bend). Grace was awarded the Harry and Lucille Sheski Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley PlierMeet Ashley, a transfer student and graduate of Northern Ozaukee High School, who plans to major in Nursing at UW-Miwaukee. Ashley wants to become a nurse practitioner, and has been a biology-lab assistant at UW-Washington County. Outside of school, Ashley volunteers her time as a Cub Scout Leader, a Reading Club Leader, and has assisted in the Milwaukee River Cleanup. Ashley was awarder the BMO Harris Scholarship.

 

 

Noah PerryMeet Noah, a returning student and graduate of Menomonee Falls High School, who plans to major in International Business. Noah is involved in the CRU (Crusade for Christ) organization at UW-Washington County, volunteers his time at the English Learner's Club at James Place in Waukesha, and has been involved in several mission trips through Elmbrook Church. Noah was awarded the Luis and Iris Garcia Scholarship.

 

 

 

Nathan RuschMeet Nathan, a returning student and graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, who plans to major in Electrical Engineering at UW-Platteville. Nathan is interested in working in the alternative energies field, and was awarded the Elmore and Alyce Kraemer Returning Students Scholarship.

 

 

Ty KaageMeet Ty, a returning student and graduate of Cedarburg High School, who plans to major in Surgical Technology or Radiology at UW-Oshkosh. Ty plans to graduate with a degree in his area of study and then have a prosperous career in a hospital setting. At UW-Washington County, Ty has been involved with the Student Affairs office, has been a Student Ambassador, and has volunteered for the Washington County Campus Foundation at the Fish Fry Frenzy. Ty was a recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship.

  

 

 

Jessica GaarderMeet Jessica, a returning student and graduate of West Bend East High School, who plans to major in Elementary Education at UW-Green Bay to become a second grade teacher. At UW-Washington County, she was an important member of the Ballroom Dance Club. Jessica was a recipient of the Elmore and Alyce Kraemer Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Megan RadowskiMeet Megan, a transfer student and graduate of Athens High School, who plans to major in Nursing at UW-Milwaukee. Megan wants to obtain her RN license and Bachelor's Degree, and work in the field of disease prevention/management along with pursuing further education to become a nurse practitioner. Megan volunteers her time at the YMCA of Milwaukee through their Healthy Living Cabinet. Megan also volunteers for other YMCA Healthy Living events, in addition to helping the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin on social media, outreach, and community events. Megan was a recipient of the Judith Clark Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

Jackie WeissMeet Jackie, a returning student  and a graduate of Hamilton High School. Jackie wants to become an Elementary School Teacher, and plans to major in Elementary Education at UW-Stevens Point. At UW-Washington County, Jackie has been involved in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has worked in the library. She has also volunteered her time being a Christian Foundation Teacher, a First Communion Retreat leader, and a volunteer for the Washington County Campus Foundation. Jackie was awarded the Luis and Iris Garcia Scholarship.

 

 

 

Nate GruenkeMeet Nate, a new student and graduate of West Bend East High School, who plans to major in Business with the goal of starting his own company. In high school, Nate played football, baseball, and was on the cycling team, in addition to being a member of the West Bend Trail Sharks. Nate volunteers his time by trimming and cleaning local mountain-biking trails, and has also been a teaching assistant for the Graphic Design department. Nate was awarded the West Bend Mutual Insurance Company New Freshman Scholarship.

 

 

 

Amanda KirnbergerMeet Amanda, a transfer student and graduate of Hartford Union High School, who plans to be a Nursing major. Amanda would like to join the Peace Corps, and then work as a psychiatric nurse. At UW-Washington County, Amanda was involved with the Ballroom Dancing Club, and she also volunteers her time outside of school at the Aurora Medical Center. Amanda was awarded the Curtis A. and Adele S. Collins Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

 

Frances WeissMeet Frances, a returning student and a graduate of Hamilton High School. Frances wants to become an Elementary School Teacher, and plans to major in Elementary Education at UW-Stevens Point. At UW-Washington County, Frances has been involved in tennis and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has also volunteered her time working in the weight room and student union, in addition to being a Christian Foundation Teacher, a First Communion Retreat leader, and a volunteer for the Washington County Campus Foundation. Frances was awarded the Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarship. 

 

 

Jacob MoserMeet Jacob, a new student and graduate of Slinger High School who plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Jacob's goal is to have a prosperous career in the aerospace technologies field. In high school, Jacob ran cross country, and participated in Skills USA. Jacob also volunteers his time at church-based youth and children's ministries. Jacob was awarded the Washington County Campus Foundation New Freshman Scholarship. 

  

 

 

Devin BaunMeet Devin, a graduate of West Bend West High School, who plans to earn an Associate Degree from UW-Washington County, so that he can pursue a career in the math and science field. Devin was a recipient of the Washington County Campus Foundation New Freshman Scholarship.

 

  

 

 

Shiane MigdalMeet Shiane, a graduate of Hartford Union High School majoring in Nursing. Shiane wants to become a Registered Nurse after transferring to UW-Milwaukee, and has volunteered her time as a tutor in the Learning Center. Shiane recieved the Curtis A. and Adele S. Collins Scholarship. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailie MigdalMeet Hailie, a graduate of Hartford Union High School majoring in Nursing. Hailie wants to become a Registered Nurse after transferring to UW-Milwaukee, and has volunteered her time as a tutor in the Learning Center. Hailie recieved the Curtis A. and Adele S. Collins Scholarship.

 

 

 

April SternMeet April, a returning student and graduate of Kewaskum High School, who is an undecided major. April plans to transfer to UW-Oshkosh with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. At UW-Washington County, she was the co-treasurer of the S.T.E.M. Club, and an inductee of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. April volunteers her time with Habitat for Humanity, as well as helping the Kewaskum Food Pantry and her local church. April was awarded the Wallace and Marion Scheunemann Scholarship.

 

 

Calvin BriceMeet Calvin, a new student, and a graduate of the Brice Home School Academy. Calvin plans to major in Mechanical Engineering so that he can pursue his goal of becoming a Mechanical Engineer that makes a difference in the world. In high school, Calvin was the President and Treasurer of his local 4-H chapter, he was involved in tennis, cross country, the chess club, and the Ozaukee Triathlon club. Calvin also volunteers his time at the Ozaukee Heroin Summit, by caroling at nursing homes, volunteering at the Ozaukee County Fair, and participating in the park cleanup effort. Calvin was awarded the Elmore and Alyce Kraemer New Freshman Scholarship.

 

 

Rachel WeissMeet Rachel, a returning student and graduate of Hamilton High School who plans to transfer to UW-Stevens Point as an Environmental Education major. Rachel wants to become a high school science teacher, working in the environmental science field. At UW-Washington County, Rachel has been a student worker in the library, and was a Phi Theta Kappa Inductee. Rachel volunteers her time at the Washington County Campus Foundation, the First Eucharist Retreat, and teaches a Christian Formation course. Rachel was a recipient of the Luis and Iris Garcia Scholarship.

 

 

Jennifer LemmingerMeet Jennifer, a returning student and graduate of West Bend West High School who plans to transfer to UW-La Crosse as an Archaeology major. Jennifer wants to receive her degrees in Archaeology and Spanish and work in Mexico, South America, and Southern North America. Jennifer is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has volunteered at the Fine Arts Festival. Jennifer often volunteers her time to West Bend West High School as an athletic team assistant. Jennifer was a recipient of the Hoberg Scholarship. 

 

Colin KannenbergMeet Colin, a graduate of West Bend East High School, who is a pre-chiropractic major. Colin plans to achieve his goal of becoming a chiropractor by being an active member of the community and medical industry. In high school, Colin participated in swimming, baseball, the SMART Team (Students Modeling a Research Topic), and was a National Honor Society Inductee. Colin also volunteers his time at the Boys and Girls Club in Jackson, the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, and at St. Francis Cabrini in West Bend. Colin was a recipient of the West Bend Noon Rotary Scholarship. 

 

Greg FehringMeet Gregory, a graduate of West Bend West High School, who is an undecided major. Gregory hopes to one day work in a career that he enjoys in which he excels. In high school, Greg played soccer for four years, ran track for four years, and was a National Honor Society Inductee. Greg is also very involved in the community, having participated in two mission trips and other activities for his church. Greg was a recipient of the Reuben Schmahl Scholarship. 

  

 

 

 

Erika BuchelMeet Erika, a graduate of Kewaskum High School, who is an undecided major. Erika hopes to one day become a pharmacist, and was involved with student government and the Key Club in high school. Erika also volunteers her time at the Kewaskum Elementary School, and was a recipient of the Washington County Campus Foundation New Freshman Scholarship.

 

  

 

Claire WienkeMeet Claire, a graduate of Hartford Union High School, who intends to major in Radiology. Claire wants to become an ultrasound technician, and was a National Honor Society Inductee in high school. Claire has significant volunteer experience, assisting with the Vacation Bible School at Peace Lutheran church, setting up the Enchantment at the Park, and working at the Jesus Loves Me Party. Claire was a recipient of the Broan-NuTone Scholarship and the Thomas Berenz Scholarship. 

 

 

Megan JenzMeet Megan, a returning student and graduate of West Bend East High School who plans to transfer to UW-Stevens Point as an Environmental Science and Conservation major. Megan wants to work at a state park doing research on conservation, and is interested in joining the campus volleyball team this fall. Megan has been heavily involved in community service activities, volunteering at Fish Fry Frenzy, teaching religious education courses at her local church, and cleaning up the Milwaukee River. Megan was a recipient of the Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarship.

 

 

Jacob KovacevichMeet Jacob, a transfer student and graduate of Mayville High School, who plans to transfer to UW-Madison as a Chemical Engineering major. Jacob's goal is to become a successful engineer doing research in a professional setting. At UW-Washington County, Jacob was involved in the S.T.E.M. Club. Jacob was a recipient of the West Bend Noon Rotary Scholarship.

 

 

 

Zachary LoeslMeet Zachary, a transfer student and graduate of Slinger High School who plans to transfer to UW-Whitewater as an Accounting major. Zachary hopes to become a certified public accountant, and has worked on campus as a computer lab assistant and as a volunteer for the Washington County Campus Foundation. Zachary was a recipient of the Alumni scholarship. 

 

 

Abigail SmithMeet Abigail, a returning student and a graduate of Cedarburg High School who intends to study Pharmaceutical science. Abby plans to transfer to UW-Madison to become a Pharmacist, and has been involved with the S.T.E.M. Club, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on campus. Abby was a volunteer at Fish Fry Frenzy, and was a recipient of the Elmore and Alyce Kraemer Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Wyatt WerginMeet Wyatt, a graduate of West Bend West High School, who is an undecided major. Wyatt knows that he wants to workin the Engineering field, and believes that he will most likely end up working in Electical Engineering. In high school, Wyatt was a member of the Tennis Team for four years, and was also involved in the Bots IQ program. Wyatt volunteers his spare time as a swim meet timer, and was a recipient of the Elmore and Alyce Kraemer Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Katelyn LaatschMeet Katelyn, a Returning student  and graduate of Hartford Union High School, who plans to major in Biology and transfer to UW-Madison. Her goals are to graduate from UW-Madison with a Bachelor's degree and further her education by attending medical school. In college, she has been involved with the S.T.E.M. Club, and the Animal Biology Club. Katelyn was a recipient of the Matthew J. Martin Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

Elizabeth Hintz

Meet Elizabeth, an 18-year-old student currently attending UW-Washington County. She was a scholarship recipient for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic terms, and plans to attend UW-Green Bay in the fall as a junior majoring in Communication. She would like to pursue a career in either Public Relations or Human Resources Management. When asked about how scholarships have impacted her life, she explained, "I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the generous scholarship donations provided by community members. For me, scholarships are the difference between buying my textbooks and going to the doctor." Elizabeth was a recipient of the Howard H. Evans Memorial scholarship.

 

Colin Wanie

Meet Colin, a graduate of West Bend West High School, who plans on majoring in Engineering and will be      attending the University of Wisconsin-Washington County for the Fall 2014 semester. His career goal is to graduate  with an Engineering degree and to get a job shortly after graduation. In high school, he was a 2-year inductee to    the National Honor Society, and was a member of the basketball team for 4 years. Colin has also been involved in  many community service projects including raking leaves, assisting with the Enchantment in the Park. Colin was a recipient of the Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarship.

 

 

Hadassah Bonow

 Meet Hadassah, a graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, who plans on majoring in Anthropology.  Hadassah's career goals are to become an archaeologist or a biologist. In high school, she was involved in  forensics, the ecology club, band, the academic bowl, the percussion ensemble, and the Lutheran Vanguard of  Wisconsin. Hadassah also has been involved in many comminity service activities, including playing the french  horn at her church, and collecting roadside trash during a highway cleanup. Hadassah was a recipient of the HOPE scholarship award. 

 

 

Aiden Wentworth

 Meet Aiden, a graduate of Hartford Union High School, who plans on majoring in Psychology. Aiden's career  goals are to work with adolescents who are struggling with sexuality and identity issues (LGBQT). In high school,  Aiden was a student leader of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Aiden has also worked with the Hartford parks  department to help clean up the community. Aiden was a recipient of the HOPE scholarship award.

 

Emily Eutsey

Meet Emily, a graduate of Kewaskum High School who plans to major in Equine Science. Emily's career goals are to graduate from UW-Washington County and pursue a career as an Equine Rehabilitation Therapist. In high school, Emily was involved in golf, the National FFA Organization, and trapshooting. Emily has been a member of the 4-H organization for 9 years, during which she has volunteered with highway cleanups, farmers markets, and so much more! Emily was a recipient of the Butschlick scholarship award.

 

 

Watch this video slideshow of our scholarship winners!

How Can You Help?

To make a difference in the lives of UW-Washington County students, you can contribute to our scholarship fund. Furthermore, if you would like to donate to a specific scholarship, please "add special instructions to the seller" in the final stage of the PayPal donation process online. 

Click the button below to donate securely online through PayPal!

If you would like to find out more information about donating, you may contact Iva Thelen, Executive Director of the WCCF at (262)-335-5200.

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WCCF Board of Directors

Iva Thelen - Executive Director
Dennis Degenhardt - President
Mike Reichert - Vice President 
Colleen Vachuska - Secretary
Dan Beine - Treasurer
Other board members include:  Michael Laird, Paul DeChant, Mary Kurer, Barb Herther, Scott Henke, Michael Reichert, Christopher Hays, Shawn Graff, Fritz Kaftan, and Dean Dr. Alan Paul Price.