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. FOUR 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. Two of the WCA Scholarships will be awarded to pursue a university or technical degree or program certificate in any field of study.
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.
- Two $500 scholarship in any field of study. Recipients must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited university or technical college.
- Applicant must be a US Citizen
- Applicant must be an active WCA member, member’s spouse or member’s dependent.
- Applicant must be pursuing (full or part time) graduate, undergraduate, technical degree or program certificate by September 1st, 2023.
- 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.
Click on the button below to download the application and submit via email with all required attachments to Cindy Puetz: firstname.lastname@example.org . An email confirmation will be sent after application is received and necessary attachments verified.
If you are unable to complete the online application, you may request a pdf or paper application form by contacting Cindy Puetz: email@example.com . The entire package must be mailed OR email no later than June 16th, 2023. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted for consideration.
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 professional association involvement, volunteerism and activities/hobbies; 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 Training Conference on October 17th, 2023 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point.
2022 - Trina Kroening-Skime $1,000; Whitney Puetz $1,000; Max Wierenga $500
2021 - Matthew Bores $1,000; Hannah Losee $1,000; Alexandra Ballwanz $500
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