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Seven local students received Gundlach scholarships

Seven local students received Gundlach scholarships

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The Kenosha Community Foundation has announced seven Kenosha County high school seniors are 2020 recipients of the Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarships:

Jenna Barrette from Tremper High School, plans to attend the University of Wisconsin (UW)—Oshkosh.

Nathan Brewer from Westosha Central High School, plans to attend UW-Whitewater.

Divine Chilla-Audrille from Indian Trail Academy, plans to attend Gateway Technical College.

Seth Lenox from Tremper High School, plans to attend UW-La Crosse.

Jordan Spivey from Bradford High School, plans to attend UW-Parkside.

Samuel Williams from Bradford High School, plans to attend Carthage College.

Jared Ziegelbauer from LakeView Academy, plans to attend Carthage College.

The students, all planning to attend a college or university in Wisconsin, will each receive the $3,500 Gundlach Scholarship. This year, 23 students from Kenosha County’s eight public high schools applied for the scholarship.

Over the last five years (2015-2019), 46 Kenosha County students HAVE received the Gundlach Scholarships. Since its inception in 1996, the Kenosha Community Foundation has awarded over $350,000 from the Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarship Fund to the county students.

The scholarship fund was established by the late Herman Gundlach, a 1936 Marquette University graduate who became the first certified public accountant in Kenosha. Herman also served as the long-time treasurer of the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Center.

Herman, who died in 1996, and his wife Virginia, who died in 1978, firmly believed in the virtues of education. They established the scholarship fund based on their belief that “the scholarship should be for only the first year of college — a chance to get a good start.”

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