West Bend, WI – Scholarships have been announced for the West Bend High School Class of 2020.
Students received over $853,000 in scholarships from COLUMNS, the Rolfs Educational Foundation Fund and the Ziegler Family Foundation.
In 1926 West Bend High School alumni contributed to a fund used for $50 book awards given to outstanding graduates. The West Bend High School Alumni Foundation was established in 1945 and solicited funds for book awards and for a broader base of financial support. In 1961 the foundation obtained tax-exempt status and began the scholarship and aid program with awards totaling $600. The foundation merged with the West Bend Scholarship Fund, Inc. in 1972 and COLUMNSwas born.
COLUMNS provides both academic and technical scholarships to graduates of West Bend East and West Bend West High Schools as they advance their education.
Members of the COLUMNS scholarship committee interview scholarship applicants in March of the year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing; financial need; evidence of character, leadership, and determination; and meeting the specific requirements of the individual donor.
Below is a list of the 2020 West Bend High School Scholarship Award winners.