Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

Foundation Awards Ripon Students $14,500 in Scholarships

The Ripon Education Foundation awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 14 Ripon High School graduates. Students received scholarship May 15 during a ceremony at the high school. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Emma Azinger: $1,000 – Ripon Education […]

Foundation Awards Omro Students $68,870 in Scholarships

The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $68,870 in scholarships to 18 Omro High School graduates. Students received scholarship May 22 during a ceremony at the high school. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement: Taylor Gumz: […]

Winneconne Seniors Awarded Over $35,000 in Scholarships

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation awarded $35,775 in scholarship to the following students from Winneconne High School. Caleb Boutin: $300 – Allenville Grange Schlp; $1,000 – Bill & Bernice DiVall Schlp; $500 – Emil & Doris Lenz   Schlp.;$300 – Edna Palecek Schlp. Jaid Perry: $250 – Big Bucks Bass, Cali Boucher for Juvenile Diabetes Schlp.; […]

OACF Awards Over $180,000 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 151 scholarships totaling $180,300 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May and June. A grand total of $367,395 was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($68,870), Neenah […]

Fostering Creativity with Arts Integration

GOAL Expand educational opportunities, foster creativity and enhance academic experiences for youth in our communities. CHALLENGE Finding new ways to incorporate the arts into education has become increasingly difficult due to decreased funding for the arts in school as well as new teachers leaving the profession. SUCCESS ArtsCore Partnership A new and innovative partnership between […]

Paving Pathways for Economic Stability

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE With unemployment at less than 3% in Waushara County, businesses are struggling to find qualified workers for job openings. At the same time, 41% of working households in the county do not earn enough to pay for basic necessities. SUCCESS Fox Valley Technical […]

Improving Lives – One Dog at a Time

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE More than one out of four people who served time in prison and were released are looking for work but cannot find a job. SUCCESS Journey Together Service Dog Finding employment after incarceration can be very difficult for those seeking to turn their […]

Together We Rise

GOAL Strengthen Oshkosh area housing continuum. CHALLENGE The City of Oshkosh has only 15 units of transitional or permanent supportive housing to help stabilize families living situations so that they can more easily access resources and opportunities to help them improve their quality of life. SUCCESS RISE 2.0 Her mother lived in poverty. Her grandmother […]

Caregivers Need Care Too!

GOAL Help caregivers remain healthy and become more confident and knowledgeable care providers. CHALLENGE While caregiving provides rewards, it also exacts a toll. Family caregivers are typically in poorer health than non-caregivers, twice as likely to suffer from serious stress, and well over half of them lack confidence to do all the necessary tasks of […]