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 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.
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 $420,000 and awarded over 350 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 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!