Student Scholarship Awards

One of the biggest benefits of having a membership in the Wisconsin Correctional Association is eligibility for a student scholarship for you, your spouse, and/or child.  The 2021 Scholarship Application has closed. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Puetz, WCA Education Representative at puetz4@gmail.com


Purpose
The WCA Scholarship Program is designed to assist WCA members (or their spouses/dependents) who are pursuing a university or technical college degree or program certificate.  Three scholarships are available.  Two of the WCA scholarships are designed to assist WCA members (or their spouses/dependents) who are pursuing a university or technical degree or program certificate in criminal justice or a related field.  One of the WCA Scholarships will be awarded to pursue a university or technical degree or program certificate in any field of study. 

Amount
Three scholarships are granted:

  • Two $1000 scholarships in Criminal Justice or related field. Recipients must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited university or technical college.
  • One $500 scholarship in any field of study. Recipients must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited university or technical college.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be an active WCA member, member’s spouse or member’s dependent.
  • Applicant must have been accepted into a full or part-time graduate, undergraduate, technical degree or  program certificate.
  • Applicant must be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, senior year or graduate school.
  • First year students must have been officially accepted by the college/university they plan to attend.

Selection
The WCA Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients with approval by the WCA Executive Board of Directors. Criteria for selection will include: academic record; school, community or association activities; and the applicant’s statement of interest in and commitment to pursuing further education according to eligibility guidelines.  Recipients will be notified in writing and awards will be presented at the WCA Annual Conference on Tuesday, September 22, 2021 at the Wilderness Resort Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. 

 

Established in October 1997.

WCA established two scholarships for $750.00 each and the James Boorman Sr. Memorial Scholarship for $500.00 with first being awarded at WCA Conference in fall of 1997. Student Scholarships were raised to $1000(2) and $500 in 2009. Scholarships are supported solely on product/memorabilia sales & the scholarship raffle held at WCA Conferences.


2020 - Zachary Boese $1,000; Zayla Mueller $1,000; Samuel Kiesner $500; Rachel Hicks $500

2019 - Katie Killian $1,000; Sylvia Staus $1,000; Madeline Hougaard $500

2018 - Meg Bryan $1,000; Chelsea Calhoon $500; Alexandra Ballwanz $500

2017 - Jaime Gunderson $1,000; Whitney Wierenga $500

2016 - Jason Brown $1000; Jennifer Coats $1000; Emma Larson $500

2015 - Matt Hicks $500 ; Aaron Lemke $1000; Gregg Rasske $1000

2014 - Ian Pomplin $1000; Rebecca Butkus $500

2013 - Nicole Dessloch $1000; Joshua Cypert $1000; Kayla Spaeth-Brunner $500

2012 – Emily Ruck $1,000; Charelle Brown $1,000.

2011 - Amber Salmon $1,000; Michael Cypert $1,000; Patricia Dye $500.

2010 - Renee Krause $1,000; Turkessa Hayes $1,000.

2009 - Alexandria Andrews $1,000; Candice Marshall $1,000; Peter Solomon $500.

2008 - Samantha Kraft $750; Wanda Schmidt $750; Chad Vossekuil $500

2007- Jessie Eisele $750; Kelsey Hanson $750; Amanda Hermans $500

2006 - Emily Bortz $750; Molly O’Keefe $750; Wanda Larsen $500

2005 - Heidi Bloyer $750; Christopher Reed-Waddell $750; Dustin O’Kane $500

2004- Amanda Nickel $750; Ryan Servais $750; Stacy Lischka $500

2003- Dallen Wilson $750; Jeremiah Winscher $750; Shirley Kislowski $500

2002- Cheryl Pagel-Grill $750; Shirley Kislewski $750; Rebecca Andraska $500

2001- Sandra Fleischman $750; Margaret A.Done $750; Kathryn Becker $500

2000- Amber Duerr $750; Corinne Kiedrowski $750; Tracy Alarado $500

1999- Peter Marik $750; Natalie Wohlfeil $750; Alecia Louis $500

1998 - Mary Kay Kollat $750; Angelia Slezak $750; Jeremiah Strauss $500

1997 First Awards- Brian Lukens $750; Becky Cascio $500--first James Boorman Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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