The following are Scholarship Funds currently established at the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Interested applicants should apply through their high school guidance office unless otherwise indicated. Area schools are advised in mid-January of each year regarding scholarships available for that year.
The Boyceville Education Scholarship Trust (BEST) was established in 1988 at the 30th reunion of the Class of ‘58, Capt. James Harvey, USN, presented the idea for a scholarship Foundation. With the involvement and guidance of several past graduates as well as friends of Boyceville High School, the Boyceville Education Scholarship Trust (BEST) became a tax exempt organization on December 23, 1992. The Foundation functioned independently for the following 21 years, but has found administration and scholarship management becoming ever more complex for a volunteer organization. After careful consideration, on January 12, 2013, the BEST board of directors made the decision to affiliate with the Community Foundation of Dunn County (CFDC). BEST now has the advantage of CFDC’s staff, professional fund management, as well as tax and legal resources that were not previously available. An advisory committee for BEST is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation. Members of the committee are from the Boyceville community, interested in the future success of its students.
The Cammie B Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Scholarships are available to seniors at area high schools who are pursuing a career in the medical field. Preference is given to students that have Type I Diabetes.
CBJ Kids to Camp Fund. Established in 2010, scholarships are available for area youth under the age of 19 that suffer from Type I Diabetes. Scholarships will be made available for students to attend camps that are specifically designed for young people that have Diabetes. Camp is a way for them to enjoy athletics or other activities that provide opportunities for personal growth and development in an environment that can meet their health needs and also provide them a time that they can feel they are enjoying a ‘normal’ kid’s life. The Fund is supported by the Cammie B. Johnson Juvenile Diabetes Golf Scramble. Youth interested in applying for a CBJ Kids to Camp Scholarship should contact the Community Foundation at 715-232-8019 for more information. CBJ Kids to Camp Application Packet Cover Sheet CBJ Kids to Camp scholarship application form(2)
Thomas Andrew Krook Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Thomas’s family after he lost his life in a car accident. A $500 scholarship is made available to a senior at Menomonie High School. Applicants must be members of the high school’s swim team, demonstrate financial need and scholastic ability. Preference is given to students with ADHD.
Lucy Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the life and career of Lucy Murray, a registered nurse that worked in various communities in the Dunn County area. Two scholarships are available each year and alternate between Menomonie and Boyceville in even numbered years and Glenwood City and Elmwood in odd numbered years. Applicants must be pursuing a nursing career or other advanced medical career. Scholarships are $250 each.
Ken Willard Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the family of Ken Willard after he died at the age of 36 of a brain aneurysm. Ken was a gifted artist and was an animator for Pixar Productions. Up to $1,000 is available each year for a student at Menomonie High School who demonstrates financial need as determined by the school’s scholarship committee.
David M. Sjuggerud Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by Dave’s family and supported by his friends from around the United States. Dave was a 1960 graduate of Menomonie High School who went on to have an outstanding athletic career at the U.S. Naval Academy and an equally outstanding military career. One scholarship up to $1,500 is available each year for a student at Menomonie High School that that most lives up to Dave’s example of leadership in their school and community, with scholarship ability, athletic accomplishment, and humility.
1LT Jeremy Wolfe Scholarship Fund was established by Jeremy’s family after his death in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in 2003 in Mosul, Iraq. A $500 scholarship is available each year for both Menomonie and Colfax High Schools. Jeremy was passionate about fitness and enjoyed track. This scholarship is intended to perpetuate the opportunity for talented and motivated students like Jeremy to further their education so that they will have a glimpse of the adventure Jeremy experienced in his shortened life.