Greenfield Students Receive Northwestern Mutual Foundation College Scholarships
- School: Greenfield and Whitnall High Schools
- Award: Northwestern Mutual Foundation College Scholarships
Three Greenfield-area high school graduates – Amy Szukalski, Alyssa Eichman and Jocelyn Gillum – are recipients of three of the 50 college scholarships totaling $400,000 being announced by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation – the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin.
The scholarships will help outstanding sons and daughters of Northwestern Mutual employees and retirees acquire a college education.
"Part of our commitment to securing future generations is making college education more attainable for the state’s next generation of leaders,” said Deanna Tillisch, vice president, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, in a statement. "These students have demonstrated consistently strong leadership in both the classroom and the community, and we’re anxious to see all they’re able to accomplish in the future."
Szukalski, of Greenfield High School, plans on attending Carroll University. Eichman and Gillum, both Whitnall High School students, plan on attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, respectively.
Since 1994, the Foundation has awarded more than $5.5 million in scholarships to 685 qualified high school graduates, all sons and daughters of Northwestern Mutual employees and retirees. Recipients are selected based on a number of criteria, including class rank, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular involvement and employment history. Students must enroll for full-time study at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. They are eligible to renew the scholarship for the remainder of their college career.
"Through this initiative, the Foundation helps to ensure that deserving students have the financial resources to learn, grow and succeed through higher education," Tillisch said. "The support of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation makes it possible for a number of the best and brightest students to attend an institution of their choice."