List of Scholarships

Below you will find a list of descriptions and requirements for the various scholarships being offered to Superior High School 12th grade students.
For questions please contact the High School at 715-394-8720, Ext. 41030 or email [email protected]

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SCHOLARSHIP LIST

AARON BERCHILD ART SCHOLARSHIP 

ALEDA STEFFENS SCHOLARSHIPS

ALICE LOMOE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

ALISTAIR JAY “AJ” CONLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ALL FINN FAMILY

AMERICO “MERTZ” MORTORELLI SCHOLARSHIP

ARLENE “PAT’ AND EDWIN JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

BELKNAP ELECTRIC NORTHLAND ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

BEN COSGROVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

BERNIE TOMZAK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

BETTY HANITCH SCHOLARSHIP

BILLINGS PARK SCHOLARSHIP

BOB AND JILL GROSS SCHOLARSHIP

CARLA LOZON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

CARLETTA RHODES ART SCHOLARSHIP

SUPERIOR CENTRAL CLASS OF ’62 ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

COOPER CUB ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

COZY CORNER TRAILS INC. SCHOLARSHIP

CPL. KENNETH M. CROSS SCHOLARSHIP

DALE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

DAN “ROSCO” RUSSELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DAN CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP

DAN MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

DAVID SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DOLORES TREPANIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DON AND TINA NUMMI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

DR. STEVEN E. HUHTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

EARL BLOMFELT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

EDWARD AND BETTY KOSSAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

EGNASH/BODENDORFER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

ESTHER M. CALESON MATH & SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

FERN E. ENGSTROM SCHOLARSHIP

FLOYD E., SR. and MARIANNE PETERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

FRANK, MARGARET, BART AND SALLY JEWSON SCHOLARSHIPS

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #80, SUPERIOR AUXILIARY

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, SUPERIOR AERIE #80

GERALD C. CHRISTIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

GLENN “TONY” TINKER SCHOLARSHIP

GREG “SAM” RAJANEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

HAROLD WITKIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

HARRY AND LENORE BEAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HELEN (CARLSON) GROSKREUTZ SCHOLARSHIP 

HERBERT AND GERALDINE BELINGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JANET NINDORF MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

JEAN A. SWEENEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JEFFREY L. LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP

JOHN AND HELEN DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

JOHN F. O’HARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

JOHN GRONROOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JOHN S. HADLEY IV MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JOSEPH AND SCOTT KIMMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JOYCE A. UDEEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

KATHERINE CRONIN HUNTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

KATHLEEN LYNN (Geitner) JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
KENNETH LELAND SCHOLARSHIP

KEITH GILBERTSON SCHOLARSHIPS

LEROY DOLEYSH SCHOLARSHIP

LOIS I. (HAGEN) SMITH AND BRUCE C. HAGEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

LORRAINE M. AND MARIAN E. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIPS

LOUIS J. THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

LYLE & FLORENCE (MARTIN) MAVES SCHOLARSHIP

MARA KAYE KRYSIAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

MARCELLA B. & ROBERT L. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP
MARY ANDERSON-PETROSKE SCHOLARSHIP

MATTHEW PIONK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

MEMORIALS FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

MERRILL E. AND MAXINE THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

MICHAEL PAHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

MILTON P. MCLEAN SCHOLARSHIPS
PAT FLYNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PATTISON PARK LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

PAUL ZOLLVER DECA SCHOLARSHIP

PETROSKE-SOUSA NORTHLAND ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

R.L. AND LUCIA HENDRICKSON SCHOLARSHIP

RAY LIBBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

REDER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

REUBEN C PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP

RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY #435

RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION POST 435 SCHOLARSHIPS

ROBERTA NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR TEACHING

ROD CAMPBELL SUPERIOR ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

RODERIC J.AND JOYCE A. CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP

KERMIT AND RUBY THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

RUTH AND WILLIAM FINN AND FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

RYAN HOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SANDRA D BREITZMANN SCHOLARSHIP

S.F.T. SCHOLARSHIPS

SKIP AND BUCK SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

JAMES SIGFRIDS NORTH END SCHOLARSHIP

STEPHEN ARNOVICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
STEPHEN J. MATUSHAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS

SUPERIOR ADMINISTRATOR 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 EAST HS- ALL CLASS REUNION SCHOLARSHIP

SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966

SUPERIOR JAYCEES OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT SCHOLARSHIP

SUPERIOR WATER, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS

SUPERIOR WRESTLING CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

TEDDY E. BURGRAFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
TERRI AND DEAN NEUMANN SCHOLARSHIP

THADDEUS KOSCIUSZKO FRATERNAL AID SCHOLARSHIP

THOMAS E. AND CYNTHIA R. LEDIN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

TIM HENDRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

TIMOTHY AND NANBETH NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

TONY YAWORSKI SCHOLARSHIP

TORGUSON-MCMEEKIN GEOSCIENCE/ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

WILLIAM C. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIP

VICTOR AND MARY D. NELSON SCHOLARSHIPS     

 


AARON BERCHILD ART SCHOLARSHIP      
This scholarship is offered by Aaron Berchild, a 1997 graduate of SHS and now a Los Angeles based animator.  It will be awarded each year to a graduating senior who plans to continue their art studies at the post-graduate institution of their choice.  The recipient will be chosen based on academic achievement and artistic excellence. Selection of candidates is made by members of the Superior High School Art Department.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ALL FINN FAMILY

This scholarship was established in 2020 by Michael and Debbie Finn intended for a recipient that must attend UW-Superior. Bill and Ruth Finn proudly raised their family in Superior WI. Bill’s passions in life were his family and sports. He held degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he also attended law school and played on the Badger football team, and the University of Wisconsin in Superior, where he was an active supporter of the sports program and inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

AMERICO “MERTZ” MORTORELLI SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered in memory of Coach Mertz Motorelli who guided the athletic and physical education programs at UW-Superior 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.

 

ARLENE “PAT’ AND EDWIN JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

Pat Johnson was an accomplished artist, and her husband Edwin was a skilled craftsman. These scholarships are given by their children and friends. They will be awarded to two students planning to attend any university or vocational school to study the fine and applied arts or the trades. Financial need will not be a factor in awarding these scholarships.

 

BELKNAP ELECTRIC NORTHLAND ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

The Belknap Electric Northland Academy Scholarship is given in memory of Roland K. Larson. This scholarship will be awarded to a Northland Academy graduate who actively participated in the Northland Academy Program for two or more years. The scholarship must be used for higher education purposes at either a 2-year or 4-year educational institution of the recipient’s choice. The scholarship may be deferred up to one year after the recipient’s high school graduation date.

 

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 post-secondary school of their choice.

 

BERNIE TOMZAK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Northwood Technical College-Superior.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SUPERIOR 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 Northwood Technical College-Superior.

 

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.

 

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 post-secondary education leading to a career in DNR or Forestry. If no student meets 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 his 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.

 

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.

 

DAN “ROSCO” RUSSELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dan Russell was a lifelong resident of Douglas County and a 1982 graduate of SSHS. He led a very full and active life with a smile on his face, a sense of adventure, and a heart filled with kindness, love and laughter. Unfortunately, this bright life was tragically cut short in 2015 when “Rosco” was killed in a motorcycle accident. This scholarship was established by family and friends through various fundraisers. The recipient of this scholarship must be pursuing a skilled manual or mechanical trade career at a technical college. Preference will be given to students who attended Four Corners Elementary School.

 

DAN CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been provided by Mr. Dan Conway. Mr. Conway is a retired Superior High School Cross Country coach. The scholarship recipient must have participated in Cross Country at Superior High School for a minimum of 2 years and plan to participate in Cross Country at a 4-year college after high school graduation. The annual scholarship is not renewable and must be used beginning the fall semester following high school graduation.

 

DAN MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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 have 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.

 

DAVID SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

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.

 

DOLORES TREPANIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dolores Trepanier was a sixth-grade schoolteacher 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 steppingstone 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.

DON AND TINA NUMMI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Don and Tina Nummi, along with their daughters, Lauren and Jennifer, offer $500 scholarships for two graduating seniors in order for them to further their post-secondary education. Recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee based on criteria designed and approved by the committee.

 

DR. STEVEN E. HUHTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by family and friends of Helen Huhta, 1924-2017. It was her desire that it be established in memory of her son, Steven Huhta, '70. Steve received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from American School of Clinical Psychology. Steve excelled in the choral arts at SSHS and performed nationally as a tenor soloist including various roles with The Washington Opera Society. He passed prematurely in 2001. Helen felt indebted to the Superior School System for the excellent educational foundation her children received and wanted to give back to the community. The scholarship is intended for students who have excelled in the choral arts program at SSHS for use at the post-secondary institution of their choice. Priority will be given to students planning to continue to pursue the development of their musical talent.

EARL BLOMFELT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The family and friends of Earl Blomfelt established this scholarship in his memory.  Mr. Blomfelt taught chemistry at Superior Senior High School from its opening in 1965 through his retirement in 1999. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has achieved excellent grades in AP Chemistry, displays an interest in and passion for the sciences, and who plans to pursue chemistry, pre-med or pre-pharmacy as a major.

 

EDWARD AND BETTY KOSSAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was set up by the family and friends of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kossak. The Kossak’s 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.

 

EGNASH/BODENDORFER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who is pursuing their post-secondary education at Northwood Technical College-Superior or UW-Superior.

 

ESTHER M. CALESON MATH & SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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.

 

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.

 

FLOYD E., SR. and MARIANNE PETERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is being given in memory of Sr. and Marianne Peters. Floyd was a long-time employee of the Superior School District until he retired as an engineer in 1988. Floyd and Marianne raised six children and respected the mission of the public-school district’s staff to educate all children. The recipient of this scholarship must attend an accredited vocational/technical college, and preference will be given to a graduate who plans to study in the field of Technology Education. Preference will also be given to a graduate who has financial need to continue his/her education. The recipient must possess high personal and moral standards and qualities and have displayed an enthusiasm for life.

 

FRANK, MARGARET, BART, AND SALLY JEWSON SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jewson family scholarships are awarded to students with plans to attend a university or Northwood Technical College. Students are to be majoring in education at the university level or a vocational education at Northwood Technical College.

 

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #80, SUPERIOR AUXILIARY

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.

 

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, SUPERIOR AERIE #80

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.

 

GERALD C. CHRISTIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was created by family and friends in memory of “Mr. Christie,” a former math and science teacher of the School District of Superior for 30 years. He was well respected by his students and his peers. The son, daughter, or grandchild of a current or past School District of Superior employee will be awarded this scholarship. As a UW-Superior graduate, preference will be given to students planning to attend UW-Superior for their post-secondary education.

 

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 post-secondary school of their choice.

 

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.

 

HARMER PORTER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Anne and Jason Porter along with Kenneth and Debra Harmer are offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing post-secondary education in the field of Architecture, Engineering, Construction or Building Trades.

HAROLD WITKIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was offered for the first time in 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 UW-Superior or Northwood Technical College. 

 

HARRY AND LENORE BEAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Harry and Lenore Bear, former owners of Bear Shoe Works.  Mr. Bear was a respected local businessman and a past recipient of the Superior “Citizen of the Year” award.  Mrs. Bear led the New Perspectives Program at WITC (now known as Northwood Technical College) for several years.  They were both involved in many local civic organizations.  The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior from the current senior class who plans to attend an accredited technical college and who has displayed a strong sense of community.  Financial need will not be a factor in awarding this scholarship.

 

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.

 

HERBERT AND GERALDINE BELINGER MEMORIAL 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.

 

JANET NINDORF MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given in memory of Janet Nindorf who spent her life working in the medical field. After 35 plus years as an RN she retired and worked in the Superior School District as a substitute nurse for a number of years. The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who is entering a Registered Nursing Degree program. The recipient will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee and awarded based on a most qualified candidate entering a Registered Nursing program.

 

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 as UW-Superior) 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.

JEFFREY L. LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was created by Jeffery Lewis, a 2005 SHS graduate and scholarship recipient who wishes to give back to his former high school.

 

JOHN AND HELEN DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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.

 

JOHN GRONROOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in his honor and on behalf of his brother, Paul Gronroos, family and friends of John “Gronny” Gronroos who passed away in 2006. John Gronroos was born in Superior Wisconsin and received his master’s degree in education and taught at Northwestern Middle School, East Jr. High School and the last three years he was employed at the Superior Middle School where he taught service learning for the first two years and then 7th and 8th grade health. The recipient of this scholarship must be majoring in an education-related field and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

 

JOHN S. HADLEY IV MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given in loving memory of John S. Hadley IV. John was born in Superior and graduated from Superior Cathedral High School in 1960. He coached little league baseball for 22 years in Superior and was involved with the Superior Youth Organization (SYO) for over 30 years. Even after his coaching career, you could find him at the ballpark volunteering at the concession or announcing baseball games. Because of his unwavering support of youth baseball, the Hadley family is awarding one graduating senior who played baseball or softball for Superior High School the opportunity to receive a scholarship to a post-secondary school of his/her choice.

 

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.

 

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.

 

KATHERINE CRONIN HUNTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Katherine Cronin Hunter Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating senior for a first year of post-secondary 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.

 

KATHLEEN LYNN (Geitner) JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given in memory of Kathleen Lynn (Geitner) Johnson. Kathy was a graduate of SHS and UW-Madison. Kathy was a registered nurse working at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Superior and Duluth for over 25 years. She passed away from ovarian cancer in 2010. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to enter the health services field at either a 2-year or 4-year institution. In addition, the student must have been involved in at least one sport and one extra-curricular activity all 4 years while attending SHS.

KENNETH LELAND SCHOLARSHIP

Initiated with a donation from Dr. William Heebink, former Superior School District Superintendent, this scholarship was established in 2022.  Ken was a principal in the Superior School District for 35 years, guiding students at a plethora of Superior elementary schools including Lincoln, Erickson, Nelson Dewey, Franklin, Itasca, Pattison, and Lake Superior. He was well respected by teachers and parents. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or technical school.

KEITH GILBERTSON SCHOLARSHIPS

The Keith Gilbertson Scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors (a member of the boys’ 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 for the recipient to play college hockey.

 

LEROY DOLEYSH SCHOLARSHIP

The Northern Lights Elementary PTA established this scholarship in the name of LeRoy Doleysh. LeRoy came to Superior WI after serving in World War I. He was a teacher at Cooper Elementary School and a principal at Pattison Elementary School. LeRoy died while principal at Pattison. In honor of his service to the Superior School District, the PTA wishes to award this scholarship to a graduating senior who attended Northern Lights Elementary and who is pursuing a post-secondary career in education.

 

LOIS I. (HAGEN) SMITH AND BRUCE C. HAGEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established in memory of Lois I. (Hagen) Smith and Bruce C. Hagen by family and friends. This sister and brother are the oldest (Lois) and youngest (Bruce) of nine children of Lawrence and Inez Hagen, Superior. Lois worked for the Superior School District as a secretary at Central Jr. and Eat Jr. High Schools for 27 years. Lois was a lifelong resident of Superior, graduating from East High in 1945. The love of music has always been a joyful part of her life, singing in high school, church and community choirs including 21 years with the Superior Singers. Bruce, a Superior East High School Class of 1964 graduate, graduated from UW-Superior with a degree in Political Science and History. Bruce was a teacher and assistant principal for the Superior School District prior to becoming Mayor of Superior. Upon retirement, Bruce returned to Superior and was again elected Mayor until having to resign due to health reasons. Bruce was the youngest, oldest, and longest (18 years) serving mayor of Superior. Two scholarship recipients will be chosen each year. Lois’s love of music and Bruce’s love of public service and the importance of education are the basis of these awards. One of the recipients must have been involved in music in school or in the community. The scholarship can be used at any post-secondary institution. One recipient must be planning to attend a WI college or technical school.

 

LORRAINE M. AND MARIAN E. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIPS

Established by Lorraine M. and Marian E. Ellison to be awarded to a graduating, deserving student pursuing a teaching/education major at UW-Superior.

 

LOUIS J. THOMPSON MEMORIAL 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.

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 post-secondary 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.

 

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 $500 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.

 

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.

 

MARY ANDERSON-PETROSKE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Elizabeth Sousa, sister, and Aaron Anderson-Petroske, husband, to honor Mary for her passion, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to the students in the Superior School District. As an educator, Mary works to strengthen students’ academic skills as well as empower them to make a positive impact in the world. After the tragedy of the Holocaust, the United Nations guided by Eleanor Roosevelt, was compelled to create 30 articles affirming an individual’s human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights are given to everyone, everywhere, and all are endowed at birth with these rights. The scholarship recipient will demonstrate support and promotion of these rights.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MILTON P. MCLEAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Milton P. McLean award recipient is selected on the basis of leadership, scholarship, citizenship and need. The scholarship is intended to be used for expenses to any university, college or technical school in the United States by graduates of Superior High School.


PAT FLYNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Pat Flynn was a lifelong Superior resident. He graduated from SSHS in 1973, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Superior. He was a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Superior School District for 32 years. He held a strong belief in the youth of Superior and spent his life devoted to giving positive experiences to all those who encountered him. This scholarship was set up in his memory by friends and family to ensure his legacy will continue. The recipient should be active in varsity sports or extra-curricular activities and show a penchant for leadership amongst their peers. The recipient selected must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and plan to attend a 4 year college or university.

PATTISON PARK LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

The Pattison Park Lions Club Scholarship, sponsored by current members of the club, is designed to help support the post-secondary 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 post-secondary school.

 

PAUL ZOLLVER DECA SCHOLARSHIP

The Paul Zollver DECA scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is active in SHS DECA and marketing education classes. Paul Zollver was a longtime SHS marketing teacher and DECA advisor. The $1000 scholarship award must be used for tuition at a post-secondary school. Scholarship criteria includes membership in SHS DECA, participation in high school marketing and business education and the intention to study business and/or marketing in college.

 

PETROSKE-SOUSA NORTHLAND ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be given to a Northland Academy graduate who participated commendably in the Northland Academy Program. The scholarship must be used for higher-educational purposes at either a 2-year or 4-year educational institution of the recipient's choice. The scholarship may be deferred for up to one year after the recipient's high school graduation date.

 

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 UW-Superior. Candidates are selected by the SHS Scholarship Committee based on established criteria.

 

RAY LIBBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Ray Libby Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the boys or girls Varsity Basketball Team who has demonstrated sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship qualities during their years at SHS.  The scholarship is given in memory of Raymond S. Libby who was co-captain of the 1972 Spartan basketball team that finished the season 18-2 and was ranked 4th in the State of Wisconsin among large schools in both AP and UPI polls. The recipient may attend the post-secondary school of their choice. 

 

REDER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

For 26 years the youth in Superior have benefited from the annual Dick Reder Golf Scramble, as proceeds have supported a plethora of youth organizations. With the profits from the final Golf Scramble donated to the Superior Scholarship Foundation, the tradition of the Reder family helping Superior youth will continue forever. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a strong sense of community throughout high school. The scholarship can be used at any post-secondary institution.

 

REUBEN C PETERSONSCHOLARSHIP

The Reuben C. Peterson Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue post-secondary 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.

 

RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY #435

The graduating senior selected to receive this award must be the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran of the armed services. Applicants 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 Northwood Technical College-Superior. Upon notification by the Scholarship Committee, the award payment is made to the educational institution and the student.

 

RICHARD I. BONG AMERICAN LEGION POST 435 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior of Superior High School for use in furthering their post-secondary education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend the University of WI-Superior and one scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend Northwood Technical College-Superior. The recipients are selected by the scholarship committee based on financial need and the candidate criteria designed and approved by the committee.

 

ROBERTA NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR TEACHING

This scholarship is given in memory of Roberta Nelson, proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin Superior and a long-time substitute and full-time elementary teacher in the School District of Superior. This scholarship is available to any Superior High School graduate in good standing who will be majoring in Elementary Education at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

 

ROD CAMPBELL SUPERIOR 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 post-secondary school of their choice. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on candidate criteria designed and approved by that committee.

 

RODERIC J.AND JOYCE A. CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP

The Roderic J. and Joyce A. Campbell Scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending UW-Superior in the fall following graduation. The student must attend at least 2 years at UW-Superior before any plans to transfer to another four-year institution. The student must pursue studies in business or health care. 

 

KERMIT AND RUBY THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered in memory of Kermit and Ruby Thomas by their family.  Kermit was a native of Superior and long-time business owner on Tower Avenue.  Ruby was a piano teacher and taught hundreds of students throughout her life.  Both were supporters of music and theater in the local community.  Ruby was often seen accompanying students at concerts and recitals, judging music competitions, and performing historical programs through music. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who was actively involved in the SHS music and/or theater programs.

 

RUTH AND WILLIAM FINN AND FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Bill and Ruth Finn raised their family in Superior WI. This scholarship was given by their children in loving memory of their parents. Bill’s passions in life were his family and sports. He held degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he also attended law school and played on the Badger football team, and the University of Wisconsin in Superior, where he was an active supporter of the sports program and inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. Recipients must attend UW-Superior and have excelled in their varsity athletic careers.

 

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 post-secondary school of their choice. This scholarship may be renewed for a second year of undergraduate study.

 

SANDRA D BREITZMANN SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Sandra (Sandy) D. Breitzmann, a lifelong animal lover and animal advocate. The recipient of this scholarship should be planning a post-secondary career which involves caring for animals such as: Veterinarian, Veterinarian Technician, or Veterinarian Assistant. If no applicants majoring in an animal science related careers apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student planning a career in Gerontology/Geriatrics, Biology, or other Health Sciences. This scholarship may be used at any post-secondary institution.

 

S.F.T. SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

SKIP AND BUCK SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

JAMES SIGFRIDS NORTH END SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to a graduating senior pursuing a career in the automotive and auto body field. Must be an accredited post-secondary technical or vocational college.

 

STEPHEN ARNOVICH MEMORIAL 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 applicants must attend a 4-year college/university, and participated in football, baseball, or softball while a student at SHS.

STEPHEN J. MATUSHAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stephen Matushak was known for hockey and insurance. He is also remembered for his love of life, family, friends, Holden’s Insurance, the outdoors, sports, a great sense of humor, and his desire to give back to a community which was good to him. Steve took on leadership roles in many civic and non-profit organizations including the UW-Superior Foundation, the Superior Scholarship Foundation, and the Superior Amateur Hockey Association, aiding and supporting the construction of the SAHA arena. In 1995 Steve was enshrined in the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. The recipient of this scholarship must have demonstrated participation and leadership in SHS athletics and school and/or community activities.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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 employees 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 ADMINISTRATOR ASSOCIATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Superior Administrator Association Achievement Scholarship is intended to acknowledge a student who has overcome a personal challenge and has set his or her life on a promising path.

 

SUPERIOR AREA MEDICAL EMERGENCY FUND – DAVID GIDLEY

This scholarship is given in memory of David John Gidley, SHS Class of 1982. This scholarship will be awarded to a student involved in extracurricular activities at SHS, with evidence of Superior community involvement. The SHS Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

 

SUPERIOR AREA MEDICAL EMERGENCY FUND – SARAH OLSON

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 SHS Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

 

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. First Preference will be given to a qualifying senior who is a relative of a graduate of Superior Central High School.

 

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 EAST HS- 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 its 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.

 

SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966

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.

 

SUPERIOR JAYCEES OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT SCHOLARSHIP

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 UW-Superior or Northwood Technical College. 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 WATER, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS

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 Northwood Technical College-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. 

 

SUPERIOR WRESTLING CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Superior Wrestling Club Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in or supported wrestling during his/her high school career, has financial need, at least a 2.5 GPA, and is attending an accredited two- or four-year college or technical school the fall after graduation. Greater consideration given to applicants who have volunteered for youth athletic programs and have a proven leadership record in school and/or the community.

 

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, a SHS and UW-Superior graduate, has made his career 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

TERRI AND DEAN NEUMANN SCHOLARSHIP
Initiated in 2021 with a donation by Dr. William Heebink, former Superior School District Superintendent, retired School District educators Terri and Dean Neumann will continue this scholarship. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or technical school. The recipient should demonstrate a financial need.

 

THADDEUS KOSCIUSZKO FRATERNAL AID SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to a graduating senior for use in furthering their post-secondary education in the Engineering field. The recipient is selected by the school’s scholarship committee based on candidate criteria designed and approved by the committee. The recipient may attend the post-secondary school of his or her choice. This $500 scholarship may be used for tuition and/or other educational expenses and will be awarded upon proof of enrollment.

 

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 children’s education, established this 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. Two scholarships will be awarded each year to students who have demonstrated music excellence at SHS, musical involvement in the community, and enrollment in a four-year institution of higher learning. Applicants will be chosen from graduating seniors who audition before a panel consisting of SHS faculty and at least one independent music educator. Selection of recipients is made by the members of the Superior High School Music Department.

 

TIM HENDRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Timothy Hendry by his family. Tim was a police officer in Superior, WI for twenty-eight years, ending his career with the rank of Master Police Officer. Tim loved sports. In high school Tim was a member of SHS 1970 baseball team which advanced to the state tournament and was inducted into the SHS Hall of Fame. The recipient of this scholarship must have maintained a 3.0 GPA, been a member of the SHS baseball or softball team and demonstrated leadership skills. The scholarship may be used at the post-secondary institution of the recipient’s choice.

 

TIMOTHY 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.

 

TONY YAWORSKI SCHOLARSHIP

*A separate application is completed for this scholarship which is available from the Art Department Faculty*

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 post-secondary institution of their choice. Selection of candidates is made by the members of the Superior High School Art Department.

 

TORGUSON-MCMEEKIN GEOSCIENCE/ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established by William Torguson (69) and Roberta McMeekin Torguson (71) to support a graduating SHS Senior that is interested in pursuing a Geoscience (Geology/Geophysics) or Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Geological, etc.) Degree and has been admitted/accepted at any 4-year University offering Geoscience and/or Engineering degrees. Priority will be given to Geoscience candidates. The recipient of this scholarship must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better and shown a proficiency in Earth Science/Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at SHS. This scholarship is renewable if the student performs adequately in their pursuit of a B.S. in Geoscience or Engineering. Additional support will be considered for exceptional students earning their B.S. Degrees that are accepted into a Geoscience or Engineering master’s degree program.

 

WILLIAM C. ELLISON SCHOLARSHIP

Established by friends and family in memory of William C. Ellison. He graduated from UW-Superior 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.

 

VICTOR AND MARY D. NELSON SCHOLARSHIPS      Amount Varies

Renewable up to 4 years

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 7 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 7 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.

 

Application Procedures:   Students wishing to apply for a Nelson Scholarship will be expected to meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of all aspects of the Nelson Scholarship application form.
  2. Completion of a written essay in a supervised setting on a topic chosen by the scholarship committee.
  3. Completion of an interview with members of the scholarship committee. At this interview, among other things, candidates will be asked about community service and personal goals.

4.    Submission of supplementary information and forms to the committee as requested.

Scholarship Funding Guidelines Subject to sufficient funding from the trust fund in any given year, scholarship grants will be based on a numerical rank, determined for each candidate using the scoring system found in the Selection Process and Criteria listed above.

Scholarship Renewal       Factors which govern continuation of the Nelson Scholarship are as follows:

  1. It is the hope of the donor that the scholarships become sustaining; however, continuation of the scholarships shall depend on the committee recommendations and the availability of funds.
  2. It is customary for postsecondary schools to submit an academic achievement report to Superior High School. It is the responsibility of the recipient to arrange with his/her postsecondary school to have appropriate transcripts sent to the high school. The evaluation of these reports by the Scholarship Committee in most cases determines the continuation of individual scholarships.
  3. A student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale). Recipients failing to meet this standard are required to provide a written explanation to the committee. If a student falls below a 3.0, he/she is placed on probation. He/she is placed on probation only once. Thereafter, 
  4. if during any semester his/her grade point average falls below a 3.0 and their cumulative grade point average remains lower than a 3.0, he/she will automatically lose his/her scholarship. Scholarship renewal will be granted or denied at the discretion of the committee.
  5. It is the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee to rule on any questions not specifically outlined in the guidelines.

6.    At any time during your post high school education, should you desire to withdraw from the institution you are attending, you may do so for up to one year without loss of the scholarship, provided you have given the Scholarship Committee timely notice of your intention.