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:

Student                                  Amount                      Scholarship

Adam Banerjee                       $1,000                         Ralph Quinney Memorial Business Schlp.

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 Schlp.

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 Schlp.

$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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