PHS Scholarship Fund

The mission of the PHS Scholarship Fund is to provide higher education scholarships for Platteville High School graduates.

The Fund was founded in 2010 after a study by members of the Platteville Community Fund Advisory Board revealed that scholarship support for Platteville students was significantly less than that for students at peer Wisconsin schools. The study also highlighted the issue of rising college costs.
The PHS Scholarship Fund is led by an advisory board comprised of Platteville citizens. The Board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual scholarship awards.

Our Goal

The PHS Scholarship Fund aims to provide significant levels of scholarships for Platteville High School graduates while also building endowments to ensure future funding.  Ultimately, the Fund hopes to reach a point where all deserving student applicants receive scholarships to pursue their post-secondary dreams.

How You Can Help

We seek and welcome private donations from all community-minded citizens, organizations, and businesses.
There are many ways to give:
  • Outright gifts.  You may make a contribution to the Fund that is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
  • Bequest.  You can create a lasting legacy by including the Fund in your will. An estate gift allows you to make a much larger impact than might be possible during your lifetime.
  • Tribute.  You may make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. This is a wonderful way to thank a special teacher, remember a loved one, or thank the Platteville School District for making a difference in the lives of your children and the community.

Family of Funds

The named funds listed below are components of the PHS Scholarship Fund:

• Carmen and Eva Beining Scholarship
• Bob and Louise Brockman Family Scholarship Endowment
• Helen Stoneman Brodbeck Scholarship
• O.J. Clayton Scholarship
• Dr. Ralph and Madge Day Memorial Scholarship
• Dr. Emily Farnum Scholarship
• It Takes a Village Endowed Scholarship
• Albert E. and George H. Kettler Scholarship
• Fern E Klar Memorial Scholarship
• Frank and Dona Lofy Tribute to St. Mary School Scholarship
• Everett and Esther McReynolds Scholarship
• Platteville Educators Endowed Scholarship
• Milton R Rewey Endowed Scholarship
• Schaefer Family Farm Endowed Scholarship
• James T Schneller Sr Memorial Scholarship
• Cindy Tang Scholarship
• Tranel Family Scholarship
• Tribute to St. Mary School Endowed Scholarship
• Nancy Ware Scholarship
• Elgie M. Ward Scholarship
• Gene and Jan Weber Family Scholarship
• Agnes “Tip” Ziegert Scholarship Fund
• Henry C. Ziegert Scholarship Fund

Donor Recognition

Donors are recognized in school and Fund communications, on the school Web page, in appropriate handouts, and on wall displays in the school.  Major donors are identified with specific scholarships and projects.  Donors may establish named funds, subject to the approval of the PHS Scholarship Fund Advisory Board.  Scholarship awards are publicly announced in the spring of each year.

To Donate

Donations to the PHS Scholarship Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Make an online donation or mail a check to the following:

PHS Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 46
Platteville, WI 53818

Please designate your gift to one of the following:

• PHS Scholarship Endowment Fund
• Current Class Award
• Any of the above listed funds

To apply for a scholarship

Applicants for a PHS Scholarship should complete the Platteville High School General Application Form available through the guidance office.

More Information

For more on the history and progress of the PHS Sch0larship Fund, view this Slide Show or download the Printable Brochure.

For updates on fundraisers and scholarship recipients, visit the PHS Scholarship Fund Facebook page.   facebook-icon-1

Our Children. Our Future.