Student Scholarship Awards

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. 

WCA scholarships were established in October 1997 with two scholarships for $750.00 each. The James Boorman Sr. Memorial Scholarship for $500.00 was first awarded at WCA Conference in fall of 1997. In 2009, scholarships were raised to two $1000 and one $500 awarded. Beginning in 2023, an additional $500 scholarship was awarded for now a total of 4 scholarships. Scholarships are supported solely on product/memorabilia sales & the scholarship raffle held at WCA Conferences.

The 2024 application process will open in February 2024. If you have questions, please reach out to Kari Ives

Past Recipients:

2023 - Leila Delrow $1,000; Rakelle Schultz $1,000; Lacey Skime $500; Clara Stinson $500

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

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