PHS scholarship deadline Feb. 15

Posted January 29, 2018

The deadline is approaching for Plymouth High School seniors to apply for local scholarships, including those administered by the Plymouth Education Foundation.

Students can apply for more than 50 scholarships with one application, the Local Scholarship Profile and Application, available through the PHS Counseling Department website. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Also due Feb. 15 are applications for 2018 class exemplar, the student to be chosen by a committee to deliver a commencement address and receive the Rhyan Family Class Exemplar Scholarship, which is administered through the Plymouth Education Foundation.  This honor is open to seniors with a ranking of cum laude or higher, who have exceptional soft skills, no athletic or school code violations, and who have participated in at least 10 extra-curricular activities.

More than $2.1 million was awarded in scholarships to PHS graduating seniors in 2017. The 2018 awards will be announced at the PHS Scholarship Awards Night on Wednesday, May 16.

Available scholarships

The following scholarships are administered by the Plymouth Education Foundation:

  • Lona Ahrnsbrak Scholarship
  • Allechant Boutique and Maggie’s Closet Scholarship
  • Elden M. Amundson Family Scholarship
  • Alice Ebenreiter Scholarship
  • Eleanor Fischong Scholarship
  • Francis Family Scholarship
  • Ardelle and Helen Gerber Schuricht Scholarship
  • Stuart and Alyce Giffin Scholarship
  • Helen P. Gilboy Memorial Scholarship
  • Gilbert G. Gilman Business and Banking Scholarship
  • “Hands On Your Future” Scholarship in Memory of Mark Provencher Sr. and Robert Provencher
  • Elizabeth A. Jewett Scholarship
  • Melroy & Helen Kestell Scholarship
  • Gordon McFarlane Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert H. Mueller Scholarship
  • Jeff Petrie Memorial Scholarship
  • PHS Alumni Scholarship
  • PHS Boys Swim and Dive Alumni Scholarship
  • PHS Class of 1977 Scholarship
  • Plymouth Snow Rangers Scholarship
  • Rhyan Family Class Exemplar Scholarship
  • J. M. Rock Family Scholarship
  • Jean Lammers Schwiesow Scholarship
  • Mike Slagle Memorial Scholarship
  • Mike Slagle Memorial Swimmer Scholarship
  • Harold Steinke Scholarship
  • Robert Stoll Memorial Scholarship
  • Martha Thalheim Scholarship
  • Royce Thalheim Scholarship
  • June Longrie Vollrath Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship

Additional scholarships funded directly by individuals, businesses, and organizations include:

  • American Legion Scholarship: Cascade Ambelang-Ebert-Tau Post #386 and Plymouth Post Ladewig-Zinkgraf #243
  • Bill & Gloria Lehman Scholarship
  • Cascade Ambelang-Ebert-Tau Post #386
  • Cascade Lions Club Scholarship
  • Cascade Fireman’s Auxiliary
  • Curt Joa Scholarship
  • Ernest B. Haucke Scholarship
  • Ernie Broeniman Scholarship
  • F.O.E. Eagles Club 1312 Scholarship
  • GFWC Plymouth Woman’s Club Scholarship
  • Jean Carman Blanke Scholarship
  • Jessie Rock Memorial Scholarship
  • Jimmy Loehr  Memorial Scholarship
  • Kettle Lakes Cooperative Scholarship
  • Leonard Gentine Sr. Scholarship
  • Lloyd Streblow Memorial
  • Marshall Sign Scholarship
  • Masonic Lodge Sheboygan County Scholarship
  • Master’s Gallery
  • Plymouth Education Association Scholarship
  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Plymouth Lions Scholarship
  • Plymouth Post Ladewig-Zinkgraf #243
  • Plymouth Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Plymouth Utilities Scholarship
  • VFW Plymouth  Post #5612 and Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Walter & June Vollrath Scholarship
  • Wisconsin Bank and Trust
  • Women’s Civic Society Scholarship

Funding scholarships

The Plymouth Education Foundation supports the community's value on continuing education by sustaining and enhancing its Scholarship Program. Each year approximately 20 PHS graduating seniors receive a foundation-administered scholarship donated by individuals, businesses, and/or organizations wishing to recognize them for their accomplishments and help them pursue a post-secondary education.

For more than 30 years, the foundation has administered more than $500,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to students planning to attend either a four-year college/university or a two-year technical school. Scholarship recipients show a commitment to their education, a sincere desire to serve others, and/or the ability to overcome challenges in an effort to reach personal goals.

The Plymouth Education Foundation makes it easy for individuals, businesses and organizations to sponsor a scholarship. Sponsors set the criteria, and the foundation's scholarships committee selects the recipient on the donor's behalf.  The Plymouth Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, making donations tax deductible.

Donors are recognized at the annual Scholarships Awards Night and have the option to present their scholarships in person or have the foundation present the scholarship on the donors' behalf.

Learn more:

• Visit the Scholarships page of the PHS Counseling Department website, which includes the Local Scholarship Profile and Application instructions and form.
• Visit the Scholarships page of the Plymouth Education Foundation website.
• For more information about available scholarships, contact the PHS Counseling Department at ​(920) 893-6911 Ext. 1489.
• For more information about funding scholarships through the foundation, contact executive director Andrea Schultz at 892-2661 Ext. 1008.
• See the list of scholarships earned by the Class of 2017.