It is the mission of the Elmbrook Education Foundation to award scholarships based on merit. As such, all scholarship applications are reviewed as a blind read where scholarship committee members have no visibility to the applicant’s name, but rather use randomly assigned ID numbers when reviewing the applications. The scholarship chairperson is the only member of the review committee who knows the identity of each applicant. The 2021/2022 scholarship committee was composed of six EEF board members including the scholarship chairperson.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION
Any graduating senior of Brookfield Central or Brookfield East High School may apply for a EEF Scholarship. Students who have been awarded full scholarships at the institution they will attend are not eligible.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications in March. A committee of the EEF Board of Directors and community members determine the nominees by carefully reviewing all scholarship applications. The Board of Directors gives final approval to the scholarship recipients.
Award Disbursement for EEF Scholarships
EEF Scholarships provide a one-time award of $1,500 paid out during the recipient's freshman year. A verification of attendance form will be issued to the recipient at the time of scholarship presentation and must be completed, signed by an officer of the post secondary institution, a copy of the recipient's Student ID and sent to:
Elmbrook Education Foundation
2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 301
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
Upon receipt of the attendance verification, a $1,500 check will be issued directly to the institution. Scholarships not claimed by December 31st of the recipient's freshman year will be forfeited.
Publicizing the EEF scholarship program is a critical component of raising the funds required to sustain the scholarship program. Consequently, the Foundation asks all EEF scholarship recipients to make themselves available for press photos.
Sponsorship Opportunities and How You Can Help
Most EEF scholarships are presented in the name of community members, businesses, civic organizations and honorary/memorial funds who have sponsored the $1500 scholarships in full. In addition, the EEF receives donations toward the scholarship program which collectively enable the Foundation to award additional scholarships each year.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Foundation makes it easy for you or your organization to sponsor a scholarship. You supply the donor criteria, we select the recipient on your behalf. You or your organization will be recognized at each school's award night and at graduation, as well as recognition in local media releases. Additional recognition is provided at our community events each year. Named scholarships must be fully funded at $1,500 per scholarship; however, a donation to the scholarship fund may be made in any amount. Making a donation to the EEF scholarship fund, is truly an investment in the future of our community and a wonderful opportunity to honor an individual or your organization