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Below you will find a list of descriptions and requirements for the various scholarships being offered to Superior High School 12th grade students under the direction of the Superior Scholarship Foundation.  Click on the name of the Scholarship to see the description.  For detailed information concerning the application process, please contact the SHS Counselor's Office at 715-394-8720, Ext. 105.

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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
S.F.T. 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

ACACIA-ITASCA MASONIC LODGE #329                              
The Acacia-Itasca Masonic Lodge #329 Scholarship will be awarded by the SHS Scholarship Committee to a graduating senior with a proven financial need. The recipient of this scholarship may attend either a two or four-year postsecondary school.
  
STEPHEN ARNOVICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                 
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.
 
HARRY BEAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                               
This scholarship is being given in memory of Mr. Harry Bear, former owner of Bear Shoe Works, by his family and friends. Mr. Bear was a respected local businessman and a past recipient of the Superior “Citizen of the Year” award. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from the current senior class who plans to attend an accredited technical college who has displayed a strong sense of community. Financial need will not be a factor in the awarding of this scholarship.
 
This scholarship was set up in memory of Herbert and Geraldine Beglinger by their family. Mr. Beglinger was a former teacher and administrator for the School District of Superior for many years, including several years as principal of Superior Senior High School before his retirement. Criteria for this scholarship includes the student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to 3.5. The student may attend a vocational school or 4 year college/university of their choice.
 
BILLINGS PARK SCHOLARSHIP                                    
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.

RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY #435 SCHOLARSHIP
The graduating senior selected to receive this award must be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a veteran of the armed services. Applicant must be a strong academic student and in need of financial help to continue education beyond high school. The student selected must attend UW-Superior or WITC-Superior. Upon notification by the Scholarship Committee, the award payment is made to the educational institution and the student by the auxiliary.
 
RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION POST 435                    
The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 Scholarship is offered two scholarships to graduating seniors of Superior High School for use in furthering their postsecondary education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend UW-Superior and one scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend W.I.T.C.-Superior. The recipient must use the scholarship in the fall following graduation. The recipient is selected by the scholarship committee based on financial need and the candidate criteria designed and approved by the committee.
 
TEDDY E. BURGRAFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                      
This scholarship is being given in the memory of Teddy E. Burgraff by his son, Tom D. Burgraff. Tom Burgraff is a SHS and UW-Superior graduate and is now teaching art. The scholarship is to be awarded to a worthy SHS graduate who plans to enter the field of art. This gift will be given to the art student who is the choice of the SHS Art Department.
 
This scholarship is given in the name of Esther M. Caleson who was a long time math teacher at Superior Central high School. The student recipient must be of solid character and have consistently displayed excellence in the areas of math and science throughout his/her high school career.
 
RODERIC J. AND JOYCE A. CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP                
The Roderic J. and Joyce A. Campbell Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending at least 2 years at the University of Wisconsin-Superior to pursue studies in business or health care. The student should also have evidence of financial need.
  
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.

 
COOPER CUB ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP                                  
The Cooper Cub Alumni scholarship is awarded to the former Cooper Elementary student, which over the course of his/her school career, best represents our expectations at Cooper. The successful applicant demonstrated “work, respect, belong,” in every aspect of their life. He/she works hard learning in school, makes responsible choices, and has a positive impact on the community. The recipient of this scholarship must have attended Cooper Elementary for at least 2 years and is required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average at Superior High School.
 
CENTRAL CLASS OF ’62 ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP                      
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.
 
BEN COSGROVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                            
The Ben Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is active in Varsity Athletics, preferably baseball or softball. The recipient of the Ben Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship may attend the postsecondary school of their choice.
 
COZY CORNER TRAILS INC. SCHOLARSHIP                           
The snowmobile/ATV club in Danbury, Wisconsin is sponsoring this scholarship. The ideal recipient would be involved in a Wisconsin snowmobile or ATV club as an active member and planning a postsecondary education. If no student applies meeting the established criteria, the SHS scholarship committee will select a deserving candidate.
 
CPL. KENNETH M. CROSS SCHOLARSHIP                              
Established in memory of Cpl. Kenneth M. Cross, the family of Cpl. Kenneth M. Cross would like to award a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior from Superior High School. Cpl. Cross, First Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) lost is life in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. The family wishes to “help the children of Superior and keep helping them”. The recipient will be selected by the Superior High School Scholarship Committee.
 
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.

 
JOHN AND HELEN DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                
Established in 2010, the John and Helen Davis Memorial Scholarship will be offered to graduating seniors based on criteria established by the Davis family. Student qualifications established in the trust include a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated active participation and leadership in school and/or community activities such as athletics, art, music, business, or community service. Students who may not qualify for other merit-based scholarships will be given special consideration, with first preference given to students planning to attend a technical post secondary school.
  
EAST HIGH ALL CLASS REUNION SCHOLARSHIP                     
First preference is given to a qualifying senior who is a relative or issue of a graduate from the former Superior East High School which closed is doors in 1965. High School age students in Superior attended the new Superior High School, opening its doors in the fall of 1965. The scholarship may be used at any accredited university, college, or technical school and is issued in the name of the student and the school of attendance. The recipient must be in the top 50% of their graduating class. Financial need will not be a factor for consideration.
  
 LORRAINE M. AND MARIAN E. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIP                   
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.
 
FERN E. ENGSTROM SCHOLARSHIP                                   
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Mrs. Fern E. Engstrom by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Johnson. Mrs. Engstrom was very interested in education and loved children. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has exemplified strong academic performance and good citizenship.
 
FIRST UNITED METHODIST WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP                 
The First United Methodist Women Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior for use in furthering their postsecondary education. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee based on candidate criteria designed and approved by the Committee and without special restriction.
 
Given by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, this scholarship is granted to a graduating senior planning to attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior or Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior. Candidate selection for this scholarship is made by the Scholarship Committee.
 
This scholarship is granted to a graduating senior planning to attend a college or vocational school in Wisconsin. As with most others, candidate selection for this award is made by the Scholarship Committee of Superior High School.
 
KEITH GILBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP                                    
The Keith Gilbertson Scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors (a member of the boy’s varsity hockey team and a member of the girls varsity hockey team) who have lettered during their senior year. A 3.0 grade point average is required to receive this scholarship. Character and leadership qualities of the applicant will be considered in the selection process. The recipient must attend a four year institution. It is not mandatory the recipient plan to play college hockey.
 
HELEN (CARLSON) GROSKREUTZ SCHOLARSHIP                      
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.
 
R.L. AND LUCIA HENDRICKSON SCHOLARSHIP                      
The R.L. and Lucia Hendrickson Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Superior High School with a strong academic record, and demonstrated character. To qualify, the student must attend an institution other than UWS. Candidates are selected by the SHS Scholarship Committee based on established criteria.
 
RYAN HOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                
This scholarship is given in memory of Ryan Hoff, who graduated from SHS and returned to SHS as a teacher, friend and coach. The Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based on character qualities which they feel best represent the memory of Ryan. The recipient may attend the postsecondary school of their choice—this scholarship may be renewed for a second year of undergraduate study.
 
KATHERINE CRONIN HUNTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                   
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.

 
HENRY KARI SCHOLARSHIP                                            
The Henry Kari Scholarship honors the memory of a long-time Superior businessman who was the founder of Kari Toyota, Inc. The scholarship is available to a graduating senior who plans to enroll in the Automotive Technician Program at WITC. If no student applies meeting the established criteria, the committee will select a deserving student enrolling in a vocational/technical school program.
 
MARCELLA B. & ROBERT L. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP                     
The Marcella B. & Robert L. Kelly Scholarship will be awarded to a student with a 3.0 or better grade point average, who has taken some business-related classes, and who has been active in sports at SHS (not necessarily varsity sports). The recipient may use the scholarship at a two year or four year institution.
 
BETTY J. KIMMES SCHOLARSHIP                                      
This scholarship is given in memory of Betty J. Kimmes, a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. First preference will be given to an individual who will be attending the nursing program at WITC. The scholarship award will be awarded upon proof of enrollment at a postsecondary school.
 
JOSEPH AND SCOTT KIMMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                   
This scholarship is created in memory of brothers, Joseph Kimmes III and Scott Kimmes, by their family and friends. Joseph Peter Kimmes III, Class of 1981, and Scott Allen Kimmes, Class of 1985, were well-respected in the Superior community, often contributing time and equipment to civic projects. The recipient selected must attend a local 2 or 4 year college or technical school.
 
EDWARD AND BETTY KOSSAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                  
This scholarship was set up by the family and friends of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kossak. The Kossaks were educators in the Superior School District for many years before they retired in 1990. To receive this scholarship the recipient must be planning to attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

MARA KAYE KRYSIAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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.

 
ROSEMARIE “ROE” LANCOUR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                    
This scholarship was created by friends and family in memory of Roe Lancour. Roe was a teacher at Superior High School for many years. She was instrumental in developing a school based program where “at-risk” students received their education in a special setting. She spent countless hours working evenings and weekends in order to ensure that her students got the education necessary to move forward in life.”
 
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.
 
CARLA LOZON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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.
 
LYLE & FLORENCE (MARTIN) MAVES SCHOLARSHIP                  
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has exhibited high moral and ethical values. The recipient may attend the postsecondary school of his/her choice. Preference will be given to those candidates who plan to pursue a career in the field of health with direct patient contact or education with emphasis on preschool and elementary training.
  
MILTON P. McLEAN SCHOLARSHIPS                                  
The Milton P. McLean awards are made on the basis of leadership, scholarship, citizenship and need. The three scholarships are intended to be used for expenses to any university, college or technical school in the United States by graduates of Superior High School. The financial arrangements for the scholarship recipients are handled through the National Bank of Commerce.
 
MEMORIALS FUND SCHOLARSHIPS                                    
The Memorials Fund Scholarship was established as part of the Superior Scholarship Foundation in remembrance of friends and loved ones who have passed on. The funds are made available through contributions and donations made in the name of those to be memorialized. This one-time $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has exemplified strong academic performance and good citizenship.
 
ALICE LOMOE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP                        
This scholarship is offered in memory of Ms. Alice Mitchell, who was a long-time teacher at Superior High School. The recipient of this scholarship shall be selected by the SHS Scholarship Committee based on criteria established by the committee.
 
DAN MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                             
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.
 
AMERICO "MERTZ" MORTORELLI SCHOLARSHIP                 
This scholarship is offered in memory of Coach Mertz Motorelli who guided the athletic and physical education programs at UWS from 1954 until 1985 in addition to being the Athletic Director. This scholarship will be awarded to a male or female athlete who has participated in four years of high school athletics. The recipient must attend a 4 year college or university. The SHS coaches and athletic director will provide input in the selection of the recipient. This annual scholarship is not renewable.
  
NEMADJI MENS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP                                  
This scholarship is offered by members of the Nemadji Mens Club. This organization has established criteria according to the following priority: First priority will be given to the scholarship applicant who plans to enter the golf profession either in golf course management or as a professional golfer; Second priority will be given to the scholarship applicant who is an offspring of a Nemadji Men’s Club member. If no applicant applies meeting these two criteria, the Nemadji Men’s Club would like to see a hard working student, who may not be at the head of their class, be selected by the Scholarship Committee. The recipient must have a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) or above. Financial need will also be a consideration. The recipient may attend the post secondary school of their choice. This scholarship is nonrenewable.
 
TIM AND NANBETH NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                    
The family and friends of Tim and Nanbeth Nelson established this scholarship in memory of their parents. Being involved at SHS was something Tim and Nanbeth Nelson truly believed in. The criteria for this non-renewable scholarship includes a 3.0 or higher grade point average, must have lettered in at least 1 Varsity sport during their high school career, be involved within the community and the school. The award will go to one boy and one girl who meet the criteria. The recipient may attend either a 2 or 4 year college.
 
JOHN F. O’HARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS                        
The recipients of the John F. O’Hara Scholarship are selected on the basis of class rank, ACT composite score, leadership and involvement activities and a writing sample. The scholarship is intended to be used for expenses at any university or college in the United States and is awarded to the recipient for the first year of his/her college work only and cannot be renewed or continued.
 
MICHAEL PAHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                         
This scholarship is given in memory of Michael “Coach” Pahlen, who was a SHS physical education teacher and girls’ and boys’ swim coach for 32 years. This scholarship will be awarded, with first preference given, to a graduating male or female who has lettered at least 3 years of swimming and who has maintained a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. If no applicants of the graduating class are swimmers, it will then be opened to any athlete who has lettered 3 years while maintaining the above stated G.P.A. A coach and the scholarship committee must attest to the athletic excellence, character and leadership demonstrated by the recipient. The recipient must attend a 4 year institution.
 
PATTISON PARK LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP                         
The Pattison Park Lions Club Scholarship, sponsored by current members of the club, is designed to help support the postsecondary educational goals of a graduating Superior High School student who resides in the surrounding Pattison Park area (including the townships of Parkland, Superior, Oakland and Summit.) The recipient of this scholarship must have attended Superior Schools for three or more years. This $500 scholarship award may be used for tuition and/or other educational expenses and will be awarded upon proof of enrollment at a postsecondary school.
 
FLOYD E. PETERS, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                          
This scholarship is being given in memory of Floyd E. Peters, Sr., who was a long time employee of the Superior School District until he retired as an engineer in 1988. Floyd loved children and respected the mission of the public school district’s staff to educate all children. One of his favorite comments was, “You can dig a ditch with an education, but you cannot teach school without one.” The recipient of this scholarship must attend an accredited vocational technical school, and preference will be given to a graduate who plans to study in the field of industrial arts. Preference will also be given to a graduate who has financial need to continue his/her education. The recipient must possess high personal moral standards and qualities, and have displayed an enthusiasm for life.
 
REUBEN C. PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP                           
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.
 
CARLETTA RHODES ART SCHOLARSHIP                               
The Carletta Rhodes Art Scholarship is offered in memory of a talented local artist. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to continue their art studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior or Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior. Selection will be based on academic achievement (“B” average or above). The selection will be made by the SHS Scholarship Committee.
 
ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP                                          
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.

 
S.F.T. SCHOLARSHIP                                                   
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. 
 
SKIP AND BUCK SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                
This scholarship is being offered by family and friends in memory of Skip and Buck Smith. Buck Smith graduated from Superior High School in 2002 and went on to receive a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was a standout basketball player at both schools. Skip Smith was an ardent SHS sports fan and major sponsor of the SHS athletic and academic programs, especially basketball and softball. Skip always found the positive in every student-athlete. The recipients selected will be 1 boy and 1 girl who have played SHS Basketball, have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and plan to attend a 4 year college. Financial need will also be considered.
 
ALEDA STEFFENS SCHOLARSHIPS                                     
These scholarships, offered in memory of Aleda Steffens, will be awarded to graduating seniors who will attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the fall of the year of his/her graduation from high school. Recipient selections for these awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee of Superior High School.
 
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                                         
As a courtesy to the School District of Superior Student Achievement Award Committee, this publication announces the availability of the Student Achievement Award. This award is sponsored by current and retired employees of the School District of Superior. The recipient is selected by the School District of Superior, Board of Education Committee that represents the employee’s of the school district. This award is designed to help support the post-secondary educational goals of graduating Superior students. The criteria will include a grade point average of 2.5 to 3.499 and 20 hours or more volunteer hours in our community. Applications are available each spring in the SHS Guidance Office as a separate form from the SHS general scholarships with a separate deadline for the application. Applications are turned in at the School District of Superior Administration Office, 3025 Tower Avenue, Superior WI.
 
STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS                                   
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 David John Gidley, SHS Class of 1982. This scholarship will be awarded to a student involved in extra curricular activities at SHS, with evidence of Superior community involvement and with a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.3. The student selected may not be a recipient of any other SHS administered scholarship. The SHS Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.
 
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.
 
This scholarship, given by the Superior Jaycee’s, is a non-renewable scholarship awarded to a graduating senior of the current graduating class who plans to attend UWS or WITC. The recipient is chosen based on their academic accomplishments, leadership and involvement activities and community service. Financial need is not a factor. Recipient selection will be made by the Scholarship Committee of Superior High School. 
  
SUPERIOR EVENING LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP                     
These scholarships will be designated to help students with documented disabilities and financial need to pursue a post-secondary education at WITC, UW-Superior or equivalent schools. The awardees will be graduates of Superior High School and have any of the many documented disabilities such as vision, auditory, physical or cognitive challenges.
 
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.
 
MERRILL E. AND MAXINE THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                            
Mr. Thompson was an educator and school administrator for the School District of Superior. He was very involved in the Superior community and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. This scholarship was set up in his memory to be awarded to a graduating senior from Superior High School planning to attend a four year college.
 
LOUIS J. THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP                                  
The Louis J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship will be offered to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in the field of education. The recipient of this scholarship must have a 3.0 or better grade point average and plan to attend the University of Wi-Superior. Financial need will not be a factor in the award of this scholarship.
 
GLENN “TONY” TINKER SCHOLARSHIP                                
The Glenn “Tony” Tinker Scholarship will be granted to a deserving graduate who participated in baseball. Financial need will be a determining factor in the selection process and the recipient may attend the postsecondary school of their choice.
 
BERNIE TOMZAK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP                         
This scholarship has been provided by Mr. Bernie Tomzak and family. Mr. Tomzak is a retired teacher and athletic director from Superior High School. The family set up criteria for this scholarship to include: student participating and letter in two Varsity Sports for a minimum of 2 years, student must be in the top 20% of their graduating class and plan to attend a 4 year college after high school graduation. This annual scholarship is not renewable and must be used beginning the fall semester following high school graduation.

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.


DOLORES TREPANIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                              
Dolores Trepanier was a sixth grade school teacher at the former South Range School. Dolores passed away unexpectedly in 1976 at the age of 52. Her family sponsors this scholarship stating, “Dolores’s life was dedicated to teaching. She believed sixth grade was an important stepping stone as a child grew into adulthood. She viewed it as a transformation from childhood to teenager to adult and focused on setting up kids for success during the upcoming life changes they would experience.” The recipient of this scholarship must be planning to major in education and may attend the school of their choice.
 
JOYCE A. UDEEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                
The family and friends of Joyce A. Udeen established this scholarship. Joyce Udeen was a teacher in Superior who taught band in 6 different elementary schools for the Superior School District. She also played organ and directed the choir at Bethel Lutheran Church for over 40 years. The recipient must be planning to attend UW-Superior and major in a music related field.
  
TIMOTHY M. WICKLUND SCHOLARSHIP                              
The Timothy M. Wicklund Scholarship will be granted to a senior who has proven financial need,
has demonstrated areas of academic or vocational strengths, and plans to attend UW-Superior or WITC-Superior.
 
TONY YAWORSKI SCHOLARSHIP                                      
This award is presented by the Tony Yaworski Scholarship Fund, Inc. in honor of Tony Yaworski, a former Superior High School Art Teacher. Given each year, the scholarship is intended for students who have excelled in advanced art classes at Superior High School and who plan to continue pursuing the development of their art talent at the postsecondary institution of their choice. Selection of candidates is made by the members of the Superior High School Art Department.
 
HAROLD WITKIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP                             
This scholarship is being offered for the first time the Spring of 2010 by family and friends in memory of Harold Witkin. Harold grew up in Superior, attending the former Carpenter School and graduating from Superior Central High School in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After the war, he graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Journalism and a Doctorate of Law in 1952. Harold was a very distinguished lawyer in Superior from 1952 until his retirement in 1992. He was very active in his community. The recipient must attend UWS or W.I.T.C.
 
VICTOR AND MARY D. NELSON SCHOLARSHIPS                     
History: The Victor & Mary D. Nelson Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1973 by Mary D. Nelson of Superior, Wisconsin. The purpose of the trust is to provide scholarship funds to graduates of Superior High School based upon character, leadership, scholarship, citizenship and need as determined by the Scholarship Committee of Superior High School. Prior to 1983, Nelson Scholarships were of a sustaining nature within the limits of the funds available to students seeking their postsecondary education at a 4 year college/university. Since 1983, scholarship support has expanded to include students planning to attend vocational/technical schools.
 
Selection Process and Criteria: For a student to qualify as a candidate for the Nelson Scholarship, they must have taken a minimum of 3 Advanced Placement and/or Project Lead the Way Courses while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.40. Project Lead the Way must meet college credit criteria. Each Nelson Scholarship candidate is required to submit a completed application form to the Scholarship Committee, to participate in a writing sample session, and to provide an addendum to the application. In addition, candidates advancing to the final round are required to interview with members of the Scholarship Committee.
 
Each candidate is evaluated by the committee on the basis of character, leadership, scholarship, and citizenship as required by the terms of the family trust. This is done by rating the candidates on a point scale in seven categories. Once these ratings have been made, candidates are ranked according to the results. At present, the specific categories being used by the committee are: 1) Laude recognition program 2) ACT composite score, 3) writing sample results, 4) leadership and involvement points, 5) department recognition points, 6) interview results, and 7) application evaluation.
 
After each candidate has been rated in the first four categories, these scores are totaled and all candidates are then ranked. Using these results, the committee selects the candidates who advance to the final round. Candidates who reach the final round are then interviewed by committee members and their applications are thoroughly reviewed. The numerical results of these steps are then added to each candidate’s previously earned total to give each a final rank. Typically, Candidates ranking the highest at the conclusion of this process are selected as Nelson Scholarship recipients. All scholarship decisions made by the Scholarship Committee relying on this process are final.
 
The awarding of scholarships 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, any violation of the Student Code of Conduct involving academic dishonesty, alcohol and other drugs, criminal or civil law which adversely reflects or degrades the dignity and character of these scholarships will result in the scholarship being withdrawn. A scholarship candidate and/or recipient must adhere to the responsibilities of good character and citizenship. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to revoke the scholarship of anyone convicted of a crime.
 
If such violations occur during the student’s senior year (defined as after completion of the student’s junior year), the candidate will be eliminated from the scholarship selection process. In the case of the Nelson Scholarship, violations occurring during the student’s freshman, sophomore or junior years will result in a scoring deduction after the seven scholarship categories are tallied. In addressing the difference in penalty between seniors and underclassmen, the committee believes there is a great deal of maturity and growth in character that can occur during these years. By the time a student is a senior and is in serious pursuit of scholarships for post high school education, he/she must make serious choices involving character and citizenship.


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Last Updated: 12/20/16