Five Milwaukee Public Schools graduates were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship through the MPS Public Scholars Program to attend a public college or university in Wisconsin. The scholarships may be renewed for up to three years pending successful completion of renewal criteria and availability of funding.
Since 2010, the MPS Foundation has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 15 students. The five MPS Scholars pictured here are (l-r): Raven Weems, UW–Platteville (Rufus King International School, 2013); Courtney Buchanan, UW–Whitewater (Rufus King, 2013); Crisbel Jimenez, UW–Eau Claire (South Division High School, 2013); Jerry Yang, UW–Whitewater (International Peace Academy, 2013); and Brandon Schwebler, UW–Milwaukee (Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School, 2011).
The MPS Public Scholars program was established in 2009 through a generous anonymous donation to the MPS Foundation. The donor provided seed funding to establish the scholarship program as a show of support for public education in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.
Learn more about the MPS Public Scholars Program.
Congratulations to our scholarship winners!
A hearty thank you to all of the MPS employees who contributed to the UPAF/Visions campaign. Together we raised nearly $30,000. A special thank you to those employees who designated their donations for the MPS Foundation, which supports arts programs across the district.