UW FDL Scholarships Available
The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Foundation has scholarship funding available for both incoming and continuing students planning to attend UW-Fond du Lac. The deadline for applications is April 1.
During the current academic year, 34 students at the university have been awarded more than $32,000 in UW-Fond du Lac Foundation scholarships.
Two new scholarships this year are the Matthew Koenigs Awesome Scholarship and the Darlene Simonson Memorial Scholarship.
Matthew Koenigs attended UW-Fond du Lac before he died tragically in a car accident on August 24, 2012. He was a charismatic, positive people person and a friend to all. His parents wanted to honor his generous spirit by establishing a scholarship in his memory. One of the criteria for the recipient is volunteer work, as Matt was generous with his time and money. The name, The Matthew Koenigs Awesome Scholarship, reflects his encouragement to others to “Be Awesome.”
Darlene Simonson taught for 30 years at Rosenow School in Fond du Lac. She valued education and the power it has to change lives. Her family established the memorial to continue helping students as she did throughout her life, both as a teacher and as a mentor. The Darlene Simonson Memorial Scholarship provides a way for her family, friends, and former students to honor her legacy.
The mission of the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation is to promote excellence at UW-Fond du Lac while enhancing the educational and cultural opportunities available on its campus. It’s primary objectives are to provide scholarship opportunities for students, encourage and support programs designed to involve the community in the campus and help improve the resources available to students, faculty and staff.
Scholarship applications and information can be found at fdl.uwc.edu/scholarships or by calling the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation at 920-929-1335.