Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships - 2018

The Grafton High School local scholarship process begins February 1st and extends through March 1st. Completed scholarship application forms must be printed and returned to the Counseling Office before 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Rieck at the Counseling Office. Phone: (262) 376-5523 or Email: krieck@grafton.k12.wi.us

Scholarship Procedures

  • GENERAL INFORMATION FORM (click here) must be completed and attached to each of the local scholarships listed below.  

  • A transcript of your grades needs to be included with all applications.  Please complete the Transcript Release Form (click here) and return it to the Counseling Office to receive copies of your transcript.

  • Fill out application forms completely. Most applications can be filled out online and then printed. Do not print the blank application form and hand-write your information.

  • You will need Microsoft Word to complete the application (2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013).   If you do not have Word installed, you can download OpenOffice (http://download.openoffice.org/) and install this program to view and edit Word files. If, after downloading, you cannot find the application file, check your "Downloads" folder on your computer.

  • Application  assembly: 

    1. Scholarship Application

    2. Essay (if applicable)

    3. General Information Form

    4. Transcript

    5. Letters of recommendation (if applicable)

  • Submit all completed scholarships to the Grafton High School Counseling Office at one time with the “Check List” (click here) at the top and the scholarship applications following in alphabetical order.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarships Open to Everyone

GCSF (Grafton Community Scholarship)
 - complete 1 application to be eligible for 15 named scholarships and additional Grafton Gives Scholarships

GHS Common Scholarship Application
 complete 1 application to be eligible for 16 named scholarships

Grafton Chamber of Commerce Scholarship


Grafton Lions Club Scholarship

Matthew Malkowski Memorial Scholarship

Rose-Harms Post American Legion Scholarship

Sons of the American Legion Post 355 Scholarship

Technical College Related Scholarships
2-year college and technical college students are encouraged to apply for all of  the "Open to Everyone" scholarships. 
Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club Scholarship

Christopher Kalies Memorial Scholarship

Patrick Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships with Specific Criteria or Majors

Alumni of U.W. Madison: Teachers Scholarship
UW Madison

CMV Memorial Scholarship "Don't Stop Believing"
Construction-related Engineering or Management or involved in GHS Woods or Tech classes

Grafton Lions Club / Leo Club Scholarship
Leo Club members

Grafton Medical Foundation Scholarship
Medical careers

Lori Steinbach Mathematics Scholarship

Math, Education or Engineering

Ozaukee Deputy Sheriff’s Association Scholarship
Criminal Justice

Ryan James Anthony Neulreich Memorial Scholarship
Involved in Auto Program

Athletic Related Scholarships

Danny J. Fullington I Foundation Scholarship 
Former members of Grafton Gladiators

GHS Soccer Alumni Scholarship
Soccer players/managers

Grafton Athletic Booster Club Scholarship
Athletes

Grafton Gladiators Rick King Memorial Scholarship
Football players

Grafton Gridiron Kip Cramer Scholarship 
Involved in Football program

Grafton Little League Scholarship
Baseball and Softball players

Grafton Stingers Softball Club-Dunn's Sporting Goods Scholarship 
Softball players

Jeff Gruetzmacher Memorial Golf Scholarship 
Golf Team Members

Kate Gruetzmacher Memorial Scholarship 
Athletes who have overcome adversity

Music Scholarships

Complete one form (click here) to qualify for the following 4 scholarships:
Grafton Music Parents * Les Fonder Memorial * Steve Vepraskas Music * Thomas & Joyce Christie Music


Local scholarships are those sponsored by local businesses, clubs, and concerned individuals. The sponsoring party determines the basic criteria for consideration and selects the winner through committee action. All winners will be notified and will receive recognition at the annual Scholarship Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. In most cases the scholarship payment will come after completing one semester at a technical college or university.

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