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The Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship

The Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Rizzo children in 2020 in memory of their father – Dr. Vincent C. Rizzo, their mother – Mary C. Rizzo, and their uncle – Dr. Michael J. Rizzo.

Dr. Vincent C. Rizzo (photo, center) was a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and served the community as a Dentist in Kenosha for almost 50 years.

Mary Rizzo (photo, left) was a Registered Nurse who graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing and later went on to further her education by receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her career included working at St. Catherine’s Hospital, Hospitality Manor Nursing Home and alongside her husband at their dental office.

Dr. Michael J. Rizzo (photo, right) graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and served as a Family Practice Physician at Aurora Medical Center caring for generations of families.

The importance that they placed on education and the love of their chosen careers was obvious to all who knew them – this scholarship fund is dedicated to their commitment to advancing the education of youth committed to health-related careers.


The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who:

  • reside in Kenosha County,
  • plan to further their education in a health-related field of study,
  • plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university degree at an accredited Wisconsin institution,
  • have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better.

  • Award

    For 2021, the Foundation plans to award one Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.

    How to Apply

    The Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship in December 2020 (actual date to be determined), with a deadline for applications in early March 2021 (actual date to be determined).

    We expect to announce the first Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship award in May/June 2021.