May 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Rick Riehl scholarship will be awarded for the first time during tonight’s Scholarship Award Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the West Bend High Schools Silver Lining Art Center.
Funds for the award were donated by friends, family, and those that knew Riehl since his battle with what was likely Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
The Rick Riehl Memorial Scholarship reads: Rick Riehl was an educator and coach in the West Bend Schools for 32 years, teaching high school English and coaching more than 60 sports seasons. Rick was a tireless advocate about the importance of sports. He dedicated much of his life to strengthening the quality of athletics in both the youth and high school programs.
Type: Technical or Academic School:East or West Amount:$10,000 ($1,250 per semester)
Qualifications: A female basketball player who has proven to be hard working and motivated in both the classroom and gymnasium. Community service and school service will be considered. Financial need will be considered.