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Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who do not receive a seat through the Milwaukee or Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. These donor-funded scholarships allow more low- and middle-income families to enroll at St. Thomas More, even if their number is not selected in the Choice drawing.

Of the St. Thomas More students who do not receive funding through Choice, about 95 percent benefit from scholarship assistance provided by St. Thomas More and its generous donors.

We have several scholarship funds you can support. To learn more about each scholarship, please see the information below the donate form.

Your donation helps more students reap the benefits of a St. Thomas More education. To make a tax-deductible gift to support scholarships at St. Thomas More, please use the form below.

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To honor their family, Glen Guszkowski (DB ‘72) and his wife, Nancy, sponsor the Guszkowski Scholarship Fund at STM. The scholarship is awarded to students who have displayed persistence and determination when faced with personal or familial hardships. For more information about this scholarship, please read our Fall 2015 Spirit magazine, which featured an article about the fund.

Jennifer Therese Ramus (TM ’99) was the fourth of five children of Wayne & Theresa Ramus to attend Thomas More High School, along with her siblings, Jerome (TM ’92), Paul (TM ’94), Carolyn (TM ’96), and Laura (TM ’02). She was bright, friendly, and a talented student-athlete on the volleyball, soccer, and basketball teams. She was an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in St. Francis and looked forward to going to college. On December 23, 1998, Jennie was tragically killed by a drunk driver, in the middle of her senior year.

Jennie’s memory lives on at St. Thomas More through the Jennifer Ramus Endowed Scholarship Fund, commonly known as the “Jennie Fund.” Wayne and Theresa initiated the Fund in 1999 to engage young people and prevent future tragedies. The Jennie Fund provides need-based scholarships to students participating in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a school club that promotes positive decision-making to combat underage drinking, drug use, distracted driving, bullying, and depression.

Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of donors over the years, the Fund has raised over $450,000 and awarded over 365 scholarships as of 2022. The Fund has also supported local programs and state-wide conferences to develop student leadership.

The Fr. Tom Wittliff Scholarship Fund was established in Fall 2014 when Fr. Tom (SF ’55) was inducted into St. Thomas More High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The fund helps provide need-based scholarship for STM students.

Fr. Thomas Wittliff graduated from St. Francis Minor Seminary in 1955 and dedicated most of his life to ministry on the south side of Milwaukee, earning the nickname “Bishop of Bay View.” Passing away in March 2020, Fr. Tom was one of the most beloved members of the St. Thomas More High School family. His impact on past, present, and future generations cannot be measured but is deeply treasured.

When asked to reflect upon his service to the youth of St. Thomas More High School, Fr. Tom simply stated that “it has been a wonderful opportunity to be a priest.” Over the years Fr. Tom officiated, with a perfect balance of humility and humor, at countless alumni weddings, as well as the baptisms of their children.

The Legacy Scholarship, created in 2007, is awarded to qualifying family members of our alumni from Don Bosco, Pio Nono, St. Francis Minor Seminary, St. Mary’s Academy and Thomas More. The success of the annual Thomas More Open (TMO) golf outing directly affects the number of scholarships awarded each year. Since its inception, the TMO has raised over $130,000 for the Legacy Scholarship. Please consider sponsoring our event as we “keep it in the family.” Thank you for your support!

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