Available Soon – Applications for the Foundation’s 2020 Cropley Scholarships
The Foundation’s Scholarships are available to Kenosha County residents who are 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 located in the state of Wisconsin* and have completed at least one year of study.
• Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) out of 4.0.
*NOTE: New requirement for 2019.
All academic majors can apply.
How to Apply
Applications for the Cropley Scholarship are released each spring.
All applications for the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships must be submitted by email to: email@example.com.
Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the number and strength of applications. Up to $5,000 will be awarded per scholarship.
In both 2017 and 2018, the Foundation awarded four Cropley Scholarships ($3,000/scholarship) to students that attended colleges and universities all located in the state of Wisconsin.
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.