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July 2017
The Racine Community Foundation has awarded 86 scholarships totaling $114,265 to Racine County college-bound students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nancy and Art Smith
Nancy & Art Smith established the Racine ECLA Neighborhood Camp Scholarship.
"Art and I feel strongly about the need for continuing education."
- Nancy Smith
Racine Community Foundation Scholarships Program
Helping students attend technical colleges and universities throughout Wisconsin and the Nation

What some of our Student Recipients are saying

"I plan to be a bi-lingual kindergarten teacher with a later goal of administrative roles. By awarding me the Martha M. Trautmann Memorial Scholarship you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning."
~ Ava Rodriguez

"Over 4,700 Racine students and teachers
have benefited
from Grant Awards."

"Thank you for believing in me, it is very nice to know that people know I have what it takes to be successful in college."
~ Kevin Koerber

"Thank you for your generous gift to my college education. I truly appreciate being awarded the Alan B. Grossberg Scholarship. I plan to further my education after Parkside in the field of neuroscience. I cannot thank you enough for making this all possible!"
~ Jenifer M. Andrews

"I am grateful to be a recipient of the Tom George Scholarship. For my family, higher education was never a priority when there were immediate needs, such as housing and food, to be met. I have a great desire to work in the Wisconsin community…I cannot stress how this scholarship will help me continue my education."
~ Kaylah Cruz-Herrera


The Racine Community Foundation manages two types of scholarship funds: Scholarships for college-bound Racine students; and scholarships for Racine teachers who strive to create educational programming that goes above and beyond the standard classroom experience.

Why Scholarships Matter

For most students, working summer jobs to pay for next year's college tuition is a thing of the past. Tuition in our state university system currently ranges from $7,000 to $10,000 a year, exclusive of room and board, books, lab fees, transportation, and other living expenses. Private college tuition is even greater. Students who work full-time summer jobs--and save every penny--may have $4800 by the start of the next school year; that is, if they are lucky enough to find a seasonal full-time job that pays $10 an hour. Keeping higher education within the reach of those whom we expect to someday contribute to the commerce and management of our towns, cities, and country, is imperative. That's why student scholarships are more important than ever.

Racine is a community that cares about education and providing support for students as they work to reach their full potential as citizens. As part of that network of support, the Racine Community Foundation manages 28 scholarship funds established by forward-thinking community individuals, families, and civic leaders who understand that an educated citizenry is the foundation for a prosperous future. More than half of the scholarships managed by the Racine Community Foundation have been established by retired educators and their families - a tradition that continues to grow.

Visit: Scholarships for Students

Visit: Scholarships for Teachers