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Futures of Prairie du Chien, Inc. Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500 each. Any degree major is considered.
The Flagship of the Futures of Prairie du Chien, Inc. Scholarship Program. It's focus is to present a deserving graduating Senior a financial award towards post high school education. This is a Merit based scholarship given in perpetuity. The Futures Scholarship was the first and only scholarship awarded in 1994, Future's inaugural year, by its founder Morris McFarlane. This scholarship of $500.00 is awarded with any degree major considered.
Morris McFarlane Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500. Any degree major is considered.
Named for the founder of Futures of Prairie du Chien Inc Scholarship Program. Morris was a 1944 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School. His post high school education was interrupted by serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII with the United Stated Marine Corps. When his tour of duty ended, he enrolled at UW Madison, later transferring to UW Stout.
After graduating with honors Morris's first teaching job was in Wauzeka, moving to Portage and retiring from Mequon Thiensville School District in 1988. Morris was a life-long educator which saw him as Department Head for Industrial Arts Department, Technology Education Department Head, LVEC (Local Vocational Educational Coordinator) for the MT School District Vocational Education programs, Vocational Counseling, Coordinator of Bus Transportation for the School District and was responsible for the implementation of the Drivers Education Program.
It was at a Class Reunion in 1992 that he gathered a group of like-minded individuals to serve on the board of Futures. The initial board members were: Morris & Maureen McFarlane, Darlene Wolfgram, George Sutton, Don Higgins, Virginia Elvert and Lloyd Konichek.
Over the course of the next two years, the Board met frequently in Prairie du Chien. Despite still living in West Bend at the time, Morris & Maureen would drive back to Prairie du Chien for these first meetings. The Board drew up Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, became a Federally recognized (501C) Tax-Exempt organization, and shaped the initial Scholarship Application.
Morris believed wholeheartedly in education. It was his hope that someday any Prairie High graduate that desires a post high school education would have the opportunity for a scholarship from Futures.
Maureen McFarlane Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500. Any degree major–preference may be given to library/information services/humanities.
Maureen was also a Prairie du Chien High School graduate in 1942. Maureen excelled in writing and was a voracious reader. Her books took her wherever she wanted to go.
Maureen was a Crawford County Deputy Clerk. After her marriage to Morris in October 1949, raising three children and attending UW-Milwaukee, she eventually took a job with the Grafton School District. She headed Kennedy-Wooden Elementary School Library for 30 years. During that time she oversaw a library that grew from a tiny room with a few books to a new full Library Media Center. Maureen taught the children how to use a Library and its vast resources but mostly she instilled a love of books and reading in her all her children and students.
Maureen also served on the Futures of Prairie du Chien Inc Board contributing ideas, serving as its Secretary, and providing all-around duties and support for Futures.
The $500.00 Maureen McFarlane Scholarship is a Merit based scholarship and is given in perpetuity. Any degree major is considered with preference given to library/information services/humanities.
B.A. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (possibility of renewal)
2 or more scholarships ranging from $1000–$4000. Any degree major is considered.
Scholarship Glen S Kramer Nursing Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded ranges from $500-$750. A goal of a nursing degree is required.
Glen S. Kramer served as a male nurse in Madison for many years before retiring to his home community of Eastman. It was his desire that a scholarship be given to a graduating senior entering the nursing field. This is a Merit based Scholarship. The first Kramer Scholarship was presented in 2000.
Ida Cecil Hanson Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500. Any degree major is considered.
Jack Howe Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $1000. Degree major in graphic design or related major.
3M Scholarship (Technical College)
1 scholarship awarded at $1000–$2000. Major focused on manufacturing technology.
Bernard Pedretti Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500. Agriculture-related degree focus.
Roy West Scholarship
1 scholarship awarded at $500-1000. Any degree major. Preference may be given to a trades degree.
Financial Need Consideration Scholarships
Charlie and Sally Specht Family
1 scholarship awarded at $300. Student must attend a 4 year college and major inbusiness. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
D. Weston Day and Margaret
Mueller Day Memorial Scholarship
(possibility of renewal) 2 or more scholarships ranging from $1000–$4000. Any degree major is considered. Balanced consideration of financial need, merit, and extra-curricular activities.
Louie Bernabei Engineering
1 scholarship awarded at $1000. Degree major of engineering. Preference given to industrial engineering degree and financial need.
Financial Need Based Scholarships
Addie Smith Scholarships
One or more scholarships awarded at a minimum of $1000 each. Financial need is required.
Addie Smith was a life-long resident of Crawford County and Prairie du Chien. Addie taught in various Crawford County schools for 40 years, beginning in 1920. She initially taught in Barnum, Lynxville, and Wauzeka. She was the Rural Teacher Supervisor for Crawford County, held the position of Principal of the Eastman Grade School and was the sixth grade teacher at the Prairie du Chien grade school until her retirement in 1960. Past students called her strict but fair, always had control of her classroom and they knew how much she cared about them.
Addie passed in 1996 at the age of 96 and was the first “Named Scholarship” of Futures. Addie Smith specified that her scholarship be awarded to a Prairie du Chien High School graduating Senior on an annual basis, with financial need being a primary consideration.
Addie's legacy continues to educated Future students to this day.
Ada Weston Day and John D. Day
Memorial Scholarship (possibility of renewal)