NEW BERLIN WEST CLASS OF 83 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
At our 20 year class reunion we started a scholarship fund in memory of those classmates who had passed away. A college scholarship has been handed out to a graduating senior from New Berlin West High School for the last five years. Select alumni from the Class of 83 serve on the committee to select the scholarship winners. To apply for the scholarship, please contact the New Berlin West guidance counselors. Below are some of the recipients of this scholarship.
We received many applicants for the 2010 scholarship, just as many as received in 2009.
We also left the increased scholarship fund from $500 to $750 for the 2010 recipient.
Someone has been chosen and will be awarded that scholarship on May 19th, 2010.
Recipient of the 2010 scholarship will be announced May 19th- 2010 Graduate
Andrea Gableman - 2009 Graduate
Ashlee Zubek - 2008 Graduate
Dear class of 1983,
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude about the class of 1983 scholarship that you awarded me. Rest assured it will be put to good use. I don’t think there was any other scholarship that actually made me learn instead of just stating facts about myself. Having to look up facts about 1983 was fun and it was cool to see how far we have come in society from then until now. I believe that this scholarship will play a part in my success and hopefully I can make an impact on years to come.
Maybe even an impact as big as Dr. Barney Clark’s, with the first artificial heart implant. I just want you to know that with every scholarship you pass on you are not only passing on a way for kids to continue education but you are passing the torch to a new generation that will further the world we live in, making it a better place to live. So thanks again for the opportunity to make my mark on the world, because no matter what job someone pursues that can make an impact on another, and that is enough to impact the world.
Megan Hugdahl - 2007 Graduate
Throughout high school, I dreamed of far away universities. I went through a Columbia University phase, a period of intense interest in Caltech, and finally settled on Brown University. However, during senior year, reality set in: Brown is expensive, really expensive. Thanks to the financial support of scholarships such as the Class of 1983, I have been able to attend Brown. I am extremely grateful for the financial support.
Jack Nilles – 2006 Graduate
Attending a world class university in a major metropolitan area is not an easy feat for an out-of-state student from the suburbs of Milwaukee. To attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities each year, I pay $21,144 to my institution on top of living costs. To subsist anywhere within the Twin Cities’ seven country metro area, I easily double any of my costs from when I lived in New Berlin. The changing ways of higher education creates additional burdens when keeping up with financial struggles. One is expected to volunteer, hold internships, join campus organizations, and network while maintaining a respectable grade point average. At the U of M, there has been a recent push to have the majority of undergraduate students finish their studies within four years, a great challenge by today’s standards. This means the average liberal arts student, like me, must take at least 17 credits per semester, on top of their other commitments, in order to graduate on time. These obligations are intended to make one prepared for graduate school an absolute must and additional financial burden for the college student of today. It is extremely difficult to hold a steady job intended to pay for these expenses. There are limited positions which work around a student’s busy schedule. Therefore, scholarships are crucial for students like me. As an undergraduate in education, it will take me years to pay off my debts once I get a job. We need scholarships to survive and attend large institutions. While universities like the U of M have increased their student scholarship offerings in recent years, they are meant to lure foreign students and aid in research guided studies. Sadly, this leaves those of us in liberal arts professions, who come from middle class families, behind.