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2016 GCSF Senior Scholarship Application Workbooks Now Available

 

Since GCSF's inception in 1981, over $2,300,000 has been awarded in scholarships to deserving seniors and each year we receive over 100 applications from Germantown seniors.  The GCSF Scholarship Application workbooks with full application details are now available for download below:

Senior Scholarship Application nights are March 8th and 9th, 2016 at Germantown High School.  Three time slots are offered in half-hour sessions at 5:30pm, 6:00pm, and 6:30pm.  Students should sign up for one of the sessions in the Germantown High School Counseling Office.

The deadline for returning the completed application workbook and six teacher recommendations is March 9, 2016 so don't delay!


Congratulations to our 2015-16 Teacher Grant Recipients

This year was a record year for teacher grants, due in large part to the success of the 2015 U.S. Bank Mini Run for Funds.  Seven teachers received a grant this year, congratulations to our teachers!  To learn more about the grants received, please visit our Teacher Grants page.

Save the Date!  2nd Annual U.S. Bank Mud Splash!

GCSF in collaboration with U.S. Bank will hold it's 2nd annual U.S. Bank Mud Splash! - Run for Funds at Germantown High School on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  All monies raised will go directly to our Teacher Grant program.  To see some of the fun we had last year visit our U.S. Bank Mud Splash page.

Watch this website for more information!

 

2015 Germantown’s GCSF Senior Scholarship Awards Night Celebration

Click to view a full list of recipients

Hosted by the Germantown Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF), the academic successes and achievements of Germantown area’s high school graduating seniors were celebrated and recognized on May 27, 2015 at Germantown High School. Proud students gathered with their parents, family, school faculty and administrators to be recognized and receive well-deserved post-secondary scholarships and awards. GCSF was priviledged to distribute 89 awards totaling $125,600.  Additional scholastic and athletic scholarships ranging from several hundred to thousands of dollars per student were also awarded by institutions of higher education, area businesses, foundations, local unions and groups representing military affiliations.

Recognizing the important role teachers have in developing students to become successful in their post-secondary pursuits, the GCSF awarded two $500 Teacher Grant Awards.  John Gradel – Amy Belle Elementary and Melissa Pecunia – MacArthur Elementary were selected to receive a GCSF grant from several applicants who submitted proposals in April. The GCSF strives to select projects that enrich classroom curriculum, impact a large number of students and provide funding for a project that would otherwise not be included in the school district budget.

Click to view a full list of Teacher Grant Award Recipients

Scholarship funding is raised through an Annual Dinner & Auction held annually in February, the GCSF Endowment Fund and donations from area businesses, organizations and individuals entrusting GCSF to facilitate their named scholarship awards.
 
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2015 Scholarship Award Winners

Upon completion of your first semester at a college, university or technical school, you may request your 2015 scholarship award. Complete the Certificate of Attendance provided in your folder from Senior Scholarship Awards Night. If you need a copy of the instructions and form to complete, download Guidelines for Recipients of Scholarships.
Mail the required paperwork to:
Perry Benz
Germantown High School
W180 N11501 River Lane
Germantown, WI  53022

Click here for a full list of Scholarship Winners

30th Anniversary Dinner & Auction Celebration

On February 5, 2015, the GCSF celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Dinner & Auction fundraiser for Germantown area High School graduate scholarships. Our sincere gratitude is extended to the hundreds of people who helped to make the 30th Anniversary Dinner & Auction a grand success! We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Germantown High School students for their magnificent hand-crafted items for auction. We are in awe of the hundreds of community donors who provided numerous auction items for the Silent, Super Silent and Verbal Auctions. The Calendar Raffle Donors went above and beyond to create twelve sought after raffles. Most importantly, thank you to all the attendees and volunteers for your enthusiastic participation, spirited bidding, and heartfelt support for the Germantown Community Scholarship Fund!  If you did not receive your invoice for the evening’s purchases it will be mailed to you within the next two weeks. Please watch for it in your mail.

High School Students

GCSF created the Scholarship Planner to help high school students prepare for scholarship applications. All incoming High School Freshman will receive a Scholarship Planner with their registration materials. Finding ways to pay for higher education can be a daunting task. GCSF hopes to simplify the process of completing general scholarship applications and GCSF Scholarship applications by providing students with a planner designed to record academics, in and out of school activities, co-op participation, volunteerism, and employment history. Printing of the Scholarship Planners was funded by Dental Professionals. Copies of the planner are available in the Germantown High School Guidance office, at Dental Professionals and on this Web site.

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