2017 Winners!

$1000 Joe/Janet Kuzma Scholarship:

Leah Hansen

$1000 James Klimt Scholarship:

Celia Kolarik

$750 Fred Stankovsky:

Margaret Lass

$750 Scholarship:

Nolan Beirne

$500 Scholarship:

Jacob Aguado

2016 Winners!

$1000 Joe/Janet Kuzma Scholarship:

Kate Quade

$1000 James Klimt Scholarship:

Trevor Feest

$750 Fred Stankovsky:

Rheannon Linssen

$750 Scholarship:

Eve Prodoehl

$500 Scholarship:

Kendra Vertz

$500 Scholarship:

Tessa Schwersinske

2015 Winners!

$1000 Joe/Janet Kuzma Scholarship:

Charlotte Urban

Marshfield High School

$1000 James Klimt Scholarship:

Kelsey VandenLangenberg

Denmark High School

$750 Fred Stankovsky:

Emily Johnson

Luxemburg Casco High School

$750 Scholarship:

Alyssa Lennon

Oshkosh High School

$500 Scholarship:

Nicole Trost

Mishicot High School

$500 Scholarship:

Janna Saiia

Baraboo High School

2014 Winners!


$1000 Joe/Janet Kuzma Scholarship:

Lauren Manier


$1000 James Klimt Scholarship:

Elizabeth Kolarik


$750 Fred Stankovsky:

Joseph Janette


$750 Scholarship:

Robert Shlimovitz


$500 Scholarship:

Rebecca Phipps


$500 Scholarship:

Jordan Crass


            2013 Winners!

$1000 - Sara Speier 

$1000 -   Kelan Vandenlangenberg 

$750   -   Rachel Pantzlaff

$750   -  Quentin Ellie              

$500  -  Melisa Kaliees                       

$500  -  Tyler Waite

            2012 Winners!


$1000 - Amanda Tilot 


$1000 -   Nicole Kozlovsky 


$750   -    Christine Rhatigan  


$750   - Taylor Bednar              


$500  -  Benjamin Oleniczak                        


$500  -  Allison Honzik                      

Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Scholarship Fund

NEW! For 2018 - Online Application Process!

Award amount and number of awards will vary. Minimum award amount of $500, maximum award amount of $1,000. 


Consisting of: 

Joe & Janet Kuzma Scholarship 

James Klimt Scholarship 

Fred Stankovksy Scholarship

Scholarship Candidate Qualifications and Requirements:

Wisconsin and Upper Michigan District 2 of Western Fraternal Life Association (WFLA) offers educational scholarships to individuals meeting the following criteria.

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior planning to attend full-time in a post high school educational institution and a W.F.L.A. member in good standing in a Lodge in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Timeline/Online Application: Submit your online application no later than March 1st, via the below steps:

  1. Go to: https://donor.cffoxvalley.org/SpectrumWebPortal
  2. Click on Register. 
  3. After you successfully register as a scholarship applicant, scroll down the list of available applications and at the bottom click on Search/Show All.
  4. Enter WFLA in the search criteria box and click perform search. 
  5. Click on the title WFLA Scholarship Application to access the application.
  6. You will be guided through the application and will need to attach the necessary items that are required to submit with your online application.

Award Amount: Award amount and number of awards will vary. Minimum award amount of $500, maximum award amount of $1,000.

Selection: Recipients are selected prior to high school graduation by the Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee. Selection may be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community activities, financial assistance and a written statement.

If you are selected, you will receive notification and will need to adhere to the below:

Payment Procedure: Scholarship payments will be released after submission of the following to the Community Foundation: scholarship verification form, verification of full time student status for 2nd semester (class schedule with credits listed) and grade transcripts from the first semester of freshman year of college or technical school. After approval of submitted documentation, the scholarship check will be paid directly to the school the recipient will be attending during the second semester of the freshman year of college or technical school.

Loss of Eligibility: Failure to register as a full-time student for both the first and second semesters of your freshman year of college or technical school will result in ineligibility. In addition, you must provide your first semester grade transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to the Community Foundation no later than March 1st, of your second semester.

For more information regarding the scholarship application process please contact either Brenda Vrieze at [email protected] or 608-487-2655 or the Fox Valley Region at [email protected] or 920-702-7619.

Fraternally yours,

Brenda Vrieze, District 2 Director, Western Fraternal Life

For more information about the State Scholarships, please submit your information below:

Thank you for contacting Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Lodges. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Fraternally yours,

Brenda L. Osterman
WFLA Director
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
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If you would like to donate to the fund, please send donations made payable to "Community Foundation" and mail to District 2 Director:


Brenda Vrieze

1724 Crooked Avenue

Holmen, WI  54636


If you have any questions, please call Brenda at 608-487-2655 or email to [email protected]