Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

Helping Our Tree Canopy Take Root

Meet the emerald ash borer, a tiny green beetle that has killed millions of ash trees throughout the northeastern United States and hundreds right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This invasive insect entered Wisconsin in 2008 and arrived in Oshkosh by 2016. Nearly 600 ash trees have already been removed from the City of Oshkosh terraces […]

Badger Mining Corporation Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

The Badger Mining Corporation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to three high school seniors. Eligible students for the scholarship must be attending a 4-year college or university, as well as pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Environmental Science. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Congratulations to the following students for receiving the 2022 […]

Oshkosh Foundation Awards $260,400 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $260,400 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $446,650 was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($58,200), Neenah Joint […]

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, […]

Foundation Awards Omro Students $58,200 in Scholarships

The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $58,200 in scholarships to 30 Omro 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: Bobbie Allison: $1,000 – Omro Area Scholarship & Education Foundation Scholarship Jackson Banks: $1,000 […]

Winneconne Foundation Awards Students $31,740 in Scholarships

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation has awarded a total of $31,750 in scholarships to 34 Winneconne High School graduates. Students received scholarships May 11 during the presentation ceremony. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement: Jacob Bartelt: $500 – D.H. McDonald Family […]

Delivering Help Where They Are: Counseling

Trevor Fenrich, the new executive director of Solutions Recovery, believes the percentage of people with mental health issues, or struggling with substance abuse is high among those experiencing homelessness. In a recent conversation, he acknowledged that it is difficult to know which ailment comes first, a mental health program or a substance abuse problem. It […]

The Next Step to Stability: COTS

Homelessness is not OK. No one thinks so. The general public often thinks of individuals experiencing homelessness as “someone else.” But they are community members right among us. They are moms and dads, aunts and uncles, friends and coworkers, or sons and daughters of the people we know. Homelessness is not a choice most people […]