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Nicolet College Foundation awards record number of scholarships

June 26, 2014

The Nicolet College Foundation has awarded a record 308 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year, nearly double the number awarded 10 years ago.

“Scholarships make it possible for many students to attend college who may otherwise not get the education they need to improve their lives,” said Heather Schallock, executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.

“The Foundation’s growth over the years has been due to the generous support of a growing number of donors and to each and every one of them we extend a huge thank you.”

In all, the Foundation has awarded $361,000 in scholarships for the upcoming academic year. These range from $500 to $2,500 for traditional scholarships to about $6,000 a student for those recognized as Community Scholars.

The Foundation started the Community Scholars program last year, offering full-ride scholarships to Nicolet to a graduating senior in each of the 11 PK-12 school districts in the Nicolet District.  These scholarships cover all tuition, books, and required supplies.

“I cannot thank the Nicolet College Foundation enough for assisting me in accomplishing my goals and dreams,” said Bobbi Schauer, a Community Scholar from Elcho, who has her sights set on becoming a doctor. “This is an incredible opportunity.”

To qualify, students must have a 3.7 grade point average or better and have demonstrated exemplary behavior while in high school.

Last year six students accepted the full-ride scholarships to attend Nicolet. Seven students accepted Community Scholars awards for the upcoming year. Along with Schauer, the other Community Scholars for next year are Natalie Miller, Three Lakes High School; Trevor Marvin, Crandon High School; Samantha Busha, Northland Pines High School; Emily Bushor, Lakeland Union High School; William Keiffer, Rhinelander High School; and Jacob Pakulski, Wabeno High School.

“The financial assistance donors provide to students really does transform lives and helps build a stronger Northwoods,” Schallock said.

For more information about the Foundation, contact Schallock at (715) 365-4518 or by email at hschallock@nicoletcollege.edu.