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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The WRA Education Foundation awards over $40,000 in scholarships annually based on future plans in foodservice, academic records and recommendations. Winners are recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence. Funding is provided by the Foundation’s Endowment Fund.

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For more information, contact:

Stacy Leverenz | Education Foundation, Program Coordinator

sleverenz@wirestaurant.org

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Minimum qualifications for WRA Education Foundation scholarships are:

  • Accepted at a nationally accredited, post-secondary school, enrolled with a minimum of 6 credits
  • Completed application that includes employer or instructor recommendations and school transcripts

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
No hand-written applications will be accepted.

Complete Scholarship Application

2017 Scholarship Recipients

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Craig Ahrendt

Miller Brewing Company Scholarship, Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Perla Martinez Beltran

American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Nicole TenHaken

Culver Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Victoria Bouras

Culver Family Scholarship, Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Hospitality Administration at Cornell University

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Ryan McKee

William & Otto Brakebush Scholarship, WRA South Central Chapter/JoAnn O'Malley Scholarship

Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Samantha Tjugum

Bernard & Maureen Schreiner Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Joseph Clemmons

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Brandi Moon-Bruley

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – Ernst Florsheim Scholarship

Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Alex Vernon

WRA West Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Elizabeth D'Auria

Ron & Lillian Heuser Scholarship Manufacturers' Agents for the Foodservice Industry Scholarship,

Food Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Kirk Reilly

Fred Boelter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Victoria Rose Wagner

WRA Eastern Shore Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Melanie DuFrane

WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Daniel Resch

Heinz & Lisette Fischer Scholarship Chef Jeff Igel Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Ellie Weisensel

Society Insurance Scholarship Herman Leis Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Samantha Fischer

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Sarah Ruffert

Adolf Brettschneider Scholarship Al Gagliano Scholarship,

Hospitality and Business Management at Waukesha County Technical College

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Alicia Werhand

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Allison Gossman

Dick Kroening Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Amber Rustlie

WRA Green Bay Chapter Scholarship Ryberg Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Natalie Hartjes

Kristin Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship

Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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Garrett Wilke

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Chelsea Sarauer

Alfred Peck Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Derrick Wright II

Aderis DeRosa Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Brittni Hemauer

Steve Sazama Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Samantha Smith

Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Pernilla Werninger

Magnificent 7 Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Cyrus Hoppe

ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Sarina Stepanski

WRA Milwaukee Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Management at Waukesha County Technical College

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Lauren Young

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Melody Krolnick

Food Fight Restaurant Group Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if I received a scholarship?

If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be notified by June 1.

How are scholarship funds disbursed?

Scholarship checks are issued to the school in two semester installments to be applied toward the student’s tuition and expenses.

What if I don’t attend school for the full year?

You will forfeit any unpaid portion of the scholarship if you don’t attend school both semesters.

Is it ok to provide an unofficial transcript?

Yes! Unofficial transcripts that are received by the deadline are acceptable.
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