Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Program

How the Scholarship Program Started:
The classes of 1957-58 convened for a “mini reunion” September 6, 2006. Marlene (Martinson-57) Hoffmann shared that she had contacted the high school to determine if it was possible to donate to an “alumni scholarship” and learned that EMHS did not have a scholarship. She challenged the 1957-58 classes to join together in an effort to establish a scholarship program. The following classmates volunteered to serve on a committee: Kay (Ausman) Lee, Gari Spagnoletti and Judy (Lee) Skaar from the Class of ’58; Nadine (Oas) Schlough, Wayne Johnson, Kenny Jenson from the Class of ’57. Marlene (Martinson) Hoffmann volunteered to chair the group. Bonnie (Jensen-58) Bubon suggested that we “pass the hat” to provide starter funds; $543 was collected!

Our Mission:
The mission of the Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund is to give back to the Elk Mound School community by encouraging graduating seniors to pursue higher education through the granting of scholarships both for college/university and technical school programs.

Larson Family Scholarship Challenge

Douglas and Ann (Braaten) Larson (class of '63 & '65) have offered the Scholarship Committee an extraordinary challenge:

Raise $10,000 by the time of the All-School Reunion in 2010
and they will match the funds!

"We are grateful for excellent teachers like Lillian Renecke during our high school years at Elk Mound. We hope to provide new enthusiasm and momentum for building the alumni scholarship fund so many deserving 'Mounder' graduates can be helped in future years."

~ Douglas and Ann (Braaten) Larson

The Scholarship Committee is so grateful to the Larson family for their commitment to our EMHS graduates. You can help us meet this challenge by donating to the scholarship fund at the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF). All checks must be payable to ECCF and mailed directly to the Foundation. Please select "Make a Donation" below and use the donation form when mailing your donation. Don't forget our goal is $10,000. Help make this a reality!

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Student Scholarship Application (the 2009 application deadline has passed)


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