Scholarship Guidelines and Recipients
The Youth Foundation values continued education and supports students each year with college scholarship awards. Children and grandchildren of GMAR members are eligible to apply. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria• Applicants must be children or grandchildren of the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Members.• Members must have maintained their relationship with the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® continuously for at least three years. • Member’s dues must be current.
Scholarship Recipient Policy
All successful candidates must provide verification to the Youth Foundation, of their educational expenditures within 180 days of receiving their scholarship. The Youth Foundation’s Scholarship Committee will evaluate and confirm whether scholarship funds have been used appropriately, and specifically for educational purposes. Should the scholarship recipient fail to provide verification of expenses, and/or if the committee deems the scholarship funds were misused, the scholarship recipient and/or the sponsoring parent or grandparent will be responsible to reimburse the scholarship funds to the Youth Foundation within thirty (30) days of such notification.
The IRS requires that foundations that offer scholarships have a policy which allows for verification of expenditures and the recovery of funds that are misused.
Application GuidelinesTo be considered applicants must:• Have applied to at least one accredited two or four-year college, or are currently in college Submit:• A completed application
• A high school or college transcript
• A photocopy of ACT and or SAT scores. Applicants with scores in the 80th percentile or above will receive preference.• Three letters of recommendations from 1) A high school or college teacher. 2) A member of applicant’s general community. 3) A source of applicant’s choice.• A 250-300 word essay describing academic achievement, and career goals• A summary of any community involvement and extra-curricular activity• Evidence of the college application • The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Membership date and yearApplicants are eligible each year for one scholarship.Youth Foundation Scholarship applications will be available in Janaury 2020All applications and inquiries should be directed to:Youth Foundation, Inc.Attn: Scott Bush, Secretary12300 W. Center St.Milwaukee, WI 53222-4072414-778-4929
Congratulations to the Following 2019 Scholarship Recipients:
Lydia Wojcieszak Deanna Wojcieszak
Madeline Zautner Elizabeth Kruepke
Paige Klonis Francine Klonis
Jenna Klenz Curt Klenz
Ryan Harris Randy Harris
Ian Turley Rebecca Turley
Amanda Sosa Stephanie Sosa
George Davis Kathleen Davis