Ripon Education Foundation Awards Students $39,000 in Scholarships

The Ripon Education Foundation (REF) has awarded a total of $39,000 in scholarships to 26 Ripon High School graduates.

A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement:

Adam Banerjee: $1,000 – Ralph Quinney Memorial Business Scholarship

Lucy Beuthin: $500 – REF Lottery Scholarship, $1,000 – REF Merit Scholarship

Brandon Carlson: $1,000 – Class of ’89 Legacy Scholarship

Kylie Disterhaft: $1,000 – REF Lottery Scholarship

Christian Grunert: $500 – REF Lottery Scholarship, $1,000 – Tracy O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

Corbin Hein: $1,000 – Ripon High School Class of 1969 Scholarship

Caleb Hopp: $5,000 – Justin Krueger Trade Scholarship

Drew Kastenschmidt: $1,500 – William Crook Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 – Tracy O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

Emily Kasuboski: $1,000 – REF Initiative Scholarship

Sophia Kent: $500 – REF Lottery Scholarship

Bailey Long: $1,000 – REF Merit Scholarship

Maya McFarlane: $1,000 – Ralph Quinney Memorial Agricultural Scholarship

Justin Mildebrandt: $1,000 – REF Licking Memorial Scholarship

Jade Moreno-Valdez: $1,000 – Gib Stoeberl Scholarship

Emma Mott: $500 – REF Lottery Scholarship, $1,000 – REF Merit Scholarship

Estefania Ortega: $500 – Shirley Hayes Memorial Scholarship

Breana Patzlaff: $1,500 – William Crook Memorial Scholarship

Ricardo Puente Romo: $1,000 – Allan Mortenson Impact Scholarship

Colin Schneider: $5,000 – Justin Krueger Trades Scholarship

Ethan Schneider: $1,500 – Alliance Laundry Systems Scholarship

Quintin Stephens: $1,000 – Class of ’89 Legacy Scholarship

Jonathan Vega Ruiz: $1,000  – Ronnie Eichstedt Memorial Scholarship

Henry Walheim: $1,000 – REF Lottery Scholarship, $1,000 – Ripon HS Administration Leadership Scholarship, $500 – Sherry Keenlance Music Scholarship

Isaac Whitrock: $1,000 – REF Merit Scholarship

Jordyn Will: $1,000 – Class of ’89 Legacy Scholarship

Alice Yang: $1,500 – Alliance Laundry Systems Scholarship

The Ripon Education Foundation includes 10 scholarship funds, which are administered by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. You can support these funds with gifts online at or to the Foundation at 230 Ohio St., Suite 100, Oshkosh, WI 54902. For more information about scholarships, go to

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.

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