Scholarships

The Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation Scholarship Program was created in 1999 with awards ranging from $500 - $2,500 for Vicksburg High School graduates who wish to pursue further education for their life's goals. These one-year scholarships may be used either for vocational, 2-year or 4-year programs.

There are currently 20 permanently endowed scholarships:

  • Lewis W. Maher ($1,000 - one available) 
    Must be a student planning a career in the skilled trades. Strong consideration will be given to a student who has overcome obstacles to succeed in school. 2017 Recipient: Shane Cousins
     
  • Gordon and Dorothy Daniels ($2,000 - one available) 
    Applicants should present a strong resume of volunteerism and service to community along with academic achievement. 2017 Recipient: Abigail Oswalt 
     
  • Ana Resseguie-Barnes ($500 - one available) 
    For a student who maintains a 3.5 or better GPA and has demonstrated a strong level of school involvement, good character, and citizenship. 2017 Recipient: Darren Hiemstra 
     
  • Letha Munn ($500 - one available) 
    For a student with solid academic achievement and plans for a career in elementary teaching. 2017 Recipient: Katherine Clarey 
     
  • Louise Reed ($1,000 - one available) 
    For a student with a solid academic record, a strong record of community service, and career plans in healthcare. 2017 Recipient: Shaidan Knapp 
     
  • Patrick and Lynn Vallier ($500 - one available) 
    For a student with a strong record of school and community involvement and service. 2017 Recipient: Kristen Gustavson 
     
  • Stanley Weinberg Farms ($1,000 - one available) 
    For a student who has a high level of involvement and achievement in agriscience or veterinary science and who plans to pursue a higher education degree in one of these fields. 2017 Recipient: Mattison Bell 
     
  • Lloyd (Todd) Cantwell ($500 - one available) 
    For an honor student pursuing a BA/BS degree in the medical field (including research, practice, clinical, etc.). 2017 Recipient: Carlie Kudary
     
  • John W. Fritz ($500 - one available) 
    For a student with post secondary education plans and career goals in agri-science, natural resources, animal science, or related fields. 2017 Recipient: Raven Losee 
     
  • Jeremy Smith ($1,000 - one available) 
    For a student who demonstrates outstanding character, perseverance, and commitment through involvement in high school activities such as athletics, band, and in their class work, while striving to maintain approximately a B average. 2017 Recipient: Taylor Dent 
     
  • Vicksburg Foundation ($2,500 - six available) 
    For students who have good academic credentials along with other accomplishments that distinguish their high school career. 2017 Recipients: Grace Welch, Jack Gangloff, Benjamin Gangloff, Nikolas Zazula, Marissa Ervin, and Adam Grabowski
     
  • Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation ($1,000 - two available) 
    For students who have good academic credentials along with other accomplishments that distinguish their high school career. 2017 Recipients: Caleb Fort and Kyla Kane-Maystead
     
  • The Appell Family Scholarship ($2,500 - one available) 
    For a student with a strong background in science and math, strong level of community and school involvement (including extracurricular activities). 2017 Recipient: Andrew Phelps
     
  • David T. Reisterer Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 - two available) 
    For a male baseball and a female softball player who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and is interested in pursuing a career in math or history. 2017 Recipients: Raquel Rice and Bryce O'Neill

 

How to Apply - Applications must be returned to the Vicksburg High School Guidance Office by May 1 of your year of graduation. Selections will be made by designated members of the Vicksburg School Foundation's Board of Directors. Announcement of recipients will be made at the Vicksburg High School Seniors' Honors Reception.  

Questions?  Call Beth O'Roark @ (269) 321-1006.

Scholarship Application