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The Foundation’s Cropley Scholarship

The Foundation’s Scholarships are available to Kenosha County residents currently attending college. To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

• Be a resident of Kenosha County.
• Be an undergraduate enrolled at an accredited college/university and have completed at least one year of study.
• Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) out of 4.0.

All academic majors can apply.

How to Apply
Applications for the Cropley Scholarship are released each spring.

Starting in 2018 – all applications for the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships must be submitted by email to: scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org.

For 2018, applications are due by June 15, 2018.

For further information, contact us at scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the number and strength of applications. Up to $5,000 will be awarded per scholarship. In 2017, the Foundation awarded four Cropley Scholarships, at $3,000 each, to students attending Carthage College, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, and UW-Whitewater.

Background on the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships
Ward Cropley, who retired in 1962 after 43 years with the Kenosha News, established the scholarship endowment fund to provide financial assistance to “needy and worthy students, who are desirous of and ambitious to receive a college, university, or other higher education, and who without financial assistance, would be unable to acquire such college, university or higher education.”

The Kenosha Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, in keeping with Ward Cropley’s intentions, decided to use the income from the fund to provide one-year scholarships to currently enrolled college students in financial need to help them continue and/or complete their education.

The number and amount of the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships to be awarded each year will be determined by the Kenosha Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and based on the size and growth of the fund.

The Kenosha Community Foundation’s Cropley Scholarship Fund welcomes contributions from the community – all donations to the Fund are fully tax-deductible.