SHS Scholarship Committee Awards Scholarships
Scholarship applications and material for the Superior High School Class of 2017 are now available.
Any scholarship awarded by the SHS Scholarship Committee is based not only on grades and academic achievement, but also on leadership, involvement, character, and citizenship.
The Scholarship Selection Committee believes that it has the responsibility to uphold these honored distinctions in making its decisions. Therefore, if any violation of the Student Code of Conduct occurs prior to the close of the school day on June 6, 2017, the scholarship recipient will forfeit his/her scholarship.
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List of Scholarships Available to SHS Grads
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For more on the application process, please contact the SHS Counselor’s Office at 715-394-8720, Ext. 105.
Acacia-Itasca Masonic Lodge #329
Stephen Arnovich Memorial Scholarship
George R. Austreng Scholarship
Eleanor Tempelis Austreng Scholarship
Harry Bear Memorial Scholarship
Herbert and Geraldine Beglinger Memorial Scholarship
Billings Park Scholarship
Richard I. Bong American Legion Auxiliary #435 Scholarship
Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435
Teddy E. Burgraff Memorial Scholarship
Esther M. Caleson Math & Science Scholarship
Roderic J. and Joyce A. Campbell Scholarship
Central Class of 1962 Alumni Scholarship
Central Class of 1964 Scholarship
Alistair Jay “AJ” Conley Memorial Scholarship
Cooper Cub Alumni Scholarship
Ben Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship
Cozy Corner Trails Inc. Scholarship
Cpl Kenneth M. Cross Scholarship
Davis Memorial Scholarship
John and Helen Davis Memorial Scholarships
East High All Class Reunion Scholarship
Lorraine M. and Marian E. Ellison Scholarship
William C. Ellison Scholarship
Fern E. Engstrom Scholarship
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Superior Aerie #80
Fraternal Order of Eagles #80, Superior Auxiliary
Keith Gilbertson Scholarship
Helen (Carlson) Groskreutz Scholarship
Bob and Jill Gross Scholarship
Betty Hanitch Scholarship
Healthsource Chiropractic Scholarship
R.L. and Lucia Hendrickson Scholarship
Ryan Hoff Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Cronin Hunter Memorial Scholarship
Frank, Margaret, Bart and Sally Jewson Scholarship
Dale Johnson Scholarship
Henry Kari Scholarship
Marcella B. & Robert L. Kelly Scholarship
Betty J. Kimmes Scholarship
Joseph and Scott Kimmes Memorial Scholarship
Edward and Betty Kossak Memorial Scholarship
Mara Kaye Krysiak Memorial Scholarship
Thomas E. & Cynthia R. Ledin Music Scholarship
Jeffrey L. Lewis Scholarship
Carla Lozon Memorial Scholarship
Lyle & Florence (Martin) Maves Scholarship
Milton P. McLean Scholarships
Lee and Jean McPherson Memorial Scholarship
Memorials Fund Scholarship
Alice Lomoe Mitchell Scholarship
Dan Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Americo “Mertz” Mortorelli Scholarship
Nemadji Men’s Club Scholarship
Timothy and Nanbeth Nelson Memorial Scholarship
John F. O’Hara Memorial Scholarships
Michael Pahlen Memorial Scholarship
Pattison Park Lions Club Scholarship
Floyd E. Peters, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Reuben C. Peterson Scholarship
Matthew Pionk Memorial Scholarship
Greg “Sam” Rajanen Family Scholarship
Carletta Rhodes Art Scholarship
Rotary Club Scholarship
Serenity Spa and Salon Scholarship
David Smith Scholarship
Skip and Buck Smith Memorial Scholarship
Aleda Steffens Scholarships
Student Achievement Award
Student Council Scholarships
Superior Administrators Association Achievement Scholarship
Superior Area Medical Emergency Fund – David Gidley
Superior Area Medical Emergency Fund – Sarah Olson
Superior Central High School Alumni Scholarship
Superior East Class of 1964 Scholarship
Superior High School Class of 1966 Scholarship
Superior Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Adult Scholarship
Superior Area Council PTA Beglinger Education Scholarship
Superior Evening Lions Club Scholarship
Superior Water Light & Power Company Scholarships
Jean A. Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
Ruby Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Merrill E. and Maxine Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Louis J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Glenn “Tony” Tinker Scholarship
Bernie Tomzak Family Scholarship
Torguson-McMeekin Geoscience Scholarship
Dolores Trepanier Memorial Scholarship
Joyce A. Udeen Memorial Scholarship
Timothy M. Wicklund Scholarship
Tony Yaworski Scholarship
Harold Witkin Family Scholarship
Victor and Mary D. Nelson Scholarships
This scholarship is given in memory of Steve Arnovich. Steve was gifted in baseball and football at Superior High School. After graduating in the top 15% of his class in 1990, he earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate health from the University of WI-Superior. Scholarship criteria established by his family includes applicant must attend a 4 year college/university, and participated in football, baseball or softball while a student at SHS.
GEORGE R. AUSTRENG SCHOLARSHIP
New for the Class of 2014, this scholarship has been established in memory of George Austreng. George was a life-long resident of Superior and taught at the former Central High School, moving to Superior Senior High School when it opened its doors in 1965. George retired from teaching in 1988 and continued to follow Spartan and UWS hockey which he loved. Students receiving this scholarship must attend UWS and major in math or math education.
ELEANOR TEMPELIS AUSTRENG SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in honor of Eleanor Austreng. Eleanor taught elementary education in Superior for 25 years. A life-long Superior resident, she retired in 1988. This scholarship is available for students attending UWS and majoring in elementary education.
This scholarship was established in 2009 by an anonymous Superior Wisconsin “Billings Park” resident in support of graduating students at Superior High School. Selection will be made by the Superior High School Scholarship Committee.
GARRETT CARR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is sponsored by friends of Garrett Carr, SHS Class of 2004 graduate, in his memory. Garrett was a great friend who enjoyed many outdoor activities. His friends wish to honor his memory with this scholarship. Recipient of this scholarship must be planning to attend a 2-year college in the program of their choice.
This scholarship is offered by the Central Class of 1962 as a one-time scholarship to a deserving student at Superior High School. The applicant must be a strong academic student and in need of financial help to continue their education. The student selected must attend UW-Superior or WITC-Superior.
CENTRAL CLASS OF 1964 SCHOLARSHIP
The Superior Central Class of 1964 alumni sponsor this scholarship for one boy and one girl graduating from Superior High School. Financial need will be a factor. Recipients may attend the post-secondary school of their choice.
ALISTAIR JAY “AJ” CONLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Alistair Jay “AJ” Conley by his loving family and friends. AJ was a doer and a giver, never expecting anything from others in return. He was a friend to all. Criteria for the recipient includes planning to pursue a career in the medical field.
DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2015, the Davis family siblings graduated from the former Superior Central High School in the late 40’s and 1950. Marcile Davis, Roger F. Davis and Wayne Davis are sponsoring this scholarship in memory and honor of their brother, Tommy, also a Central High student, who was killed in a car accident in 1952 when he was 16. The recipient must be a graduating senior with at least a 3.0 grade point average and have financial need.
Established by Lorraine M. and Marian E. Ellison to be awarded to a graduating, deserving student pursuing a teaching/education major at UWS.
WILLIAM C. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIP
Established by friends and family in memory of William C. Ellison. He graduated from UWS with a degree in art and taught in the Menomonie Public School System, retiring in 2004. Bill was a member of the Superior Council for the Arts and the Douglas County Historical Society. The recipient will be selected by the SHS Scholarship Committee. No restrictions.
In memory of Helen (Carlson) Groskreutz, a class of 1931 Superior graduate to a SHS graduate, this scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing.
BOB AND JILL GROSS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Bob and Jill Gross. It will be awarded to a graduating senior of good moral character and academic standing who plans to attend UW-Superior or WITC-Superior.
BETTY HANITCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Betty Hanitch award is dedicated for use in furthering the education of qualified SHS graduates. The recipient is selected by the Superior High School Scholarship Committee based on candidate criteria designed and approved by that committee and without special restriction.
HEALTHSOURCE CHIROPRACTIC SCHOLARSHIP
The HealthSource Chiropractic Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who is also currently a Superior Mentor at SHS to further their post-secondary education. First preference will be given to an applicant with a desire to work in the health industry.
The Katherine Cronin Hunter Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating senior for a first year of postsecondary study. The successful recipient must have graduated from Cathedral Junior High School and must attend a four-year university upon graduation from SHS. This scholarship is non-renewable.
FRANK, MARGARET, BART AND SALLY JEWSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Jewson family scholarships are awarded to two students with plans to attend a university or WITC. Students are to be majoring in education at the university level or a vocational education at WITC.
DALE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Dale Johnson Scholarship was established to recognize the contributions of this former Board of Education member who contributed in multiple ways to the advancement of school facilities during the 1980’s. This scholarship should go to a pupil committed to developing his/her skills in the trades through post-high school study. Any student who has worked at Four Star Construction would receive priority consideration.
This scholarship is given in memory of Mara Kaye Krysiak, who graduated from Superior High School in 2010, and lost her battle with heart disease in 2014. The scholarship committee will select the recipient based on character qualities which they feel best represent the memory of Mara. This scholarship award may be used for tuition expenses and/or other educational expenses and will be awarded upon proof of enrollment at a post secondary school.THOMAS E. AND CYNTHIA R. LEDIN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
*A separate application is completed for this scholarship which is available from the Music Department Faculty*
Tom and Cindy Ledin, knowing the importance of music in our children’s education, established a scholarship fund for SHS music students. They look to reward future collegiate music students for their past musical endeavors and encourage their further participation in the music field. Their intent is to fund a minimum of two scholarships for students that have participated in the music programs at SHS. This includes band, orchestra and choir programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria and preferences: 1) Music excellence and the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the music program at UW-Superior, 2) Music excellence and the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the music program at another four year institution, 3) Music excellence, and participation in the music program at SHS, with enrollment in any four year institution of higher learning, 4) Musical involvement in the community, with enrollment in a four year institution of higher learning. Applicants will be chosen from graduating seniors who will be required to audition, with music of their choosing, before a panel of SHS music faculty along with at least one independent music educator. This is a non-renewable scholarship and will be awarded upon presentation of proof of enrollment at the postsecondary school. Selection of recipients is made by the members of the Superior High School Music Department.
JEFFREY L. LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by Jeffrey Lewis, a 2005 SHS graduate and scholarship recipient who wishes to give back to his former high school.
The family of Carla J. Lozon established this scholarship in her memory. Their wish is for this scholarship to be awarded to a member of the SHS Dance Team and have a grade point average of 3.0. If no one applies on the dance team, the student must have participated in a Superior High School sport. This annual scholarship is not renewable.
The Dan Morgan Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one male/one female) ranking in the upper 20% of the graduating class who has earned at least two letters in varsity sports. These letters may have been earned in two successive years in the same sport or in two or more sports. One coach must recommend the successful recipient, attesting to athletic excellence, character and leadership. The recipient must attend a four year institution. This scholarship is not renewable.
The Reuben C. Peterson Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue postsecondary education at an accredited technical college, community college, or four year college or university, and who has a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Selection will be based on academic record – class rank, difficulty of courses, and level of personal effort the student has put forth in completing high school. Student extra-curricular activities will be reviewed and considered but will not be a primary factor in the selection process.
MATTHEW PIONK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is given by the Pionk family in honor and memory of Matthew Pionk, a 1996 SHS graduate, who tragically died while serving his country in Iraq in 2008. Matthew was always willing to help those in need and was proud to serve alongside his fellow soldiers. The family would like to offer this scholarship to a student who is going to a technical school for an automotive program.
GREG “SAM” RAJANEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior (male or female) who played three sports during their senior year at Superior High School. This scholarship may be used for any post secondary education.
Given by the Rotary Club of Superior, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of the current graduating class to use at the postsecondary school of their choice. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on candidate criteria designed and approved by that committee.
SERENITY SPA AND SALON SCHOLARSHIP
The Serenity Spa and Salon in Superior is sponsoring a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior who is planning to attend WITC-Superior in the fall after graduation. The applicant must be entering the Barber/Cosmetology program. The recipient must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better. The selection will be made by the SHS scholarship committee based on the established criteria.
The Superior Federation of Teachers is intended to be given to the son or daughter of any present or deceased S.F.T. member. The recipient must have a strong academic record, a record of good citizenship and must have participated widely in school activities. Payment for this scholarship is made to the recipient by the Superior Federation of Teachers.
DAVID SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
Two scholarships are being offered in memory of David Smith. David graduated from Superior High School in 2007 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. These scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior who is a member of the track team and to one who is a member of the cross country team. The recipients may attend the post-secondary school of his/her choice.
The Student Council Award is given by the Advisors on behalf of the Student Council. One senior Student Council member will be chosen by the scholarship committee to receive this award. An additional scholarship in the same amount is awarded to another senior – not necessarily on the Student Council. Both scholarships are non-renewable.
SUPERIOR ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Superior Administrators Association Achievement Scholarship is intended to acknowledge a student who has overcome a personal challenge, such as homelessness, behavior and attendance, and has since set his or her life on a promising path.
SUPERIOR AREA COUNCIL PTA BEGLINGER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Superior Area Council PTA is offering a nonrenewable scholarship to a student graduating from Superior High School. The student must have maintained a grade point average of 2.0 or higher during his/her senior year. The student must be entering college majoring in an education-related field as a full-time student.
This scholarship is given in memory of Sarah Olson. The scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to pursue his/her post secondary education in the medical field. The student selected may not be a recipient of any other SHS administered scholarship. The SHS Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.
SUPERIOR EAST CLASS OF 1964 SCHOLARSHIP
The 1964 graduating class from the former Superior East High School is sponsoring a scholarship to a graduate of Superior High School. Criteria includes: recipient must be planning to attend a Wisconsin college or technical school, financial need will be considered, and the recipient must reside in the former East High School attendance area.
SUPERIOR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
This is a nonrenewable $1,000 scholarship for a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The student may attend any 4-year, 2-year, 1-year college, technical or training school of his/her choice. The student may not receive any other Superior High School scholarship. First preference will be given to a qualifying senior who is a relative of a graduate of Superior Central High School.
SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966 SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2016 at the Class of ’66 50 year reunion, the first graduating class of SHS would like to give back to a graduating senior to pursue their post-secondary education. Criteria included A/B student with a sufficient grade point average and a student that shows initiative through activities, volunteer opportunities or work which would help them succeed in the higher education environment. This scholarship is non-renewable.
The Superior Water Light & Power Company Scholarships shall be awarded to four graduating seniors (two female and two male) from Superior High School. Any student, regardless of the number of years in attendance, shall be eligible for consideration if they meet the conditions set forth by SWL&P which are: 1) The student MUST be planning to attend either UW-Superior or WITC-Superior the FALL SEMESTER after graduating from high school. 2) The students shall rank in the upper quartile of their class and shall be judged on the following: character, citizenship, service to school, desire to attend college, and financial need. The recipients of the SWL&P scholarship are required to provide a graduation picture to be used for a newspaper article. Scholarship awards will not be processed until receipt of the graduation picture.
JEAN A. SWEENEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is given in memory of Jean Sweeney. Jean was a life-long resident of Superior. She graduated from Superior Central High School and the former Wisconsin State College (now known at UWS) with a major in vocal music and a minor in English. Jean began her teaching career in 1959 at Central High School in Superior. During her 37 year career she taught combinations of English, Creative Writing and vocal music until her retirement in January of 1996. The recipient of this scholarship should have taken classes in music, fine arts or drama and may go to any four year college or university of their choice.
RUBY O. THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is offered in memory of Ruby O. Thomas by her family. Ruby was a long-time piano teacher in Superior and taught hundreds of Superior students over the last five decades. Ruby was a supporter of the music program in the Superior schools and was often seen accompanying students at various programs and judging music competitions. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who was actively involved in the SHS band, orchestra, and/or choir programs.
TORGUSON-MCMEEKIN GEOSCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been established by William Torguson (Class of ’69) and Roberta McMeekin Torguson (Class of ’71) to support a graduating SHS senior that is interested in pursuing a Geoscience Degree (Geology/Geophysics) and has been accepted at any four-year university offering Geoscience degrees. The recipient of this scholarship must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better and shown a proficiency in Earth Science, Physics and Math at SHS. This scholarship is renewable if the student performs adequately in their pursuit of a B.S. in Geoscience. Additional support will be considered for exceptional students earning their B.S. Degree that are accepted into a Geoscience Master’s Degree program.