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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, roughly 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 his late sister, Gail, Glen Guszkowski (DB ‘72) and his wife, Nancy, sponsor the Gail Guszkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund. 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 Glen’s message below. St. Thomas More has also profiled this scholarship in our Spirit magazine, which you can read here.

My sister, Gail, passed away in 1984; she was only 25 years old. Her life was filled with adversity and struggle as a result of several congenital birth defects. I was unable to do anything for her then but I always knew that when I was able to give back, I would do something to help teenagers struggling to achieve a successful adulthood. Young people like my sister Gail—who struggle in everyday life, but have a desire to make a difference in others’ lives—have been the inspiration for the Gail Guszkowski Memorial Scholarship. By helping others in her memory, we ensure that her life had meaning; we affirm that her life had a purpose. Gail lives on through the positive impact of her scholars.

I have chosen to partner with St. Thomas More High School because overcoming adversity can be daunting at any age and downright overwhelming to teenagers and I truly believe that the support and consistency of the nurturing environment at St. Thomas More at this critical time of life is key to long-term success. If we can help them now and build the right foundation now, the positive results in life for them and everyone they touch can be truly profound and have an amazing ripple effect for years to come.

I believe very strongly in this mission, and I look forward to continuing this work with St. Thomas More. I invite anyone who shares my passion for this endeavor to consider donating to the Gail Guszkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund to help us further our efforts. My sincere thanks goes to those who have generously donated to deserving students who only needed to know that someone cares.

The Jennifer Ramus Endowment Fund at St. Thomas More High School was established by Wayne and Theresa Ramus in memory of their daughter, Jennifer, who was killed by a drunk driver on December 23, 1998.  Jennie was a 17-year old STM senior and member of the class of 1999 at the time of her death.  Since its formation, the Jennie Fund has raised over $350,000 and awarded over 250 scholarships.  The fund has also supported local programs and state-wide conferences to develop student leadership and promote positive decision-making.

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 has dedicated most of his life to ministry on the south side of Milwaukee earning the nickname “Bishop of Bay View.” Fr. Tom is 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.

In May 2014, Fr. Tom celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood, and 2015 will mark 60 years since his graduation from high school.

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 has 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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