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33rd Annual Dinner & Auction

A huge Thank You! to our 2018 Annual Dinner & Auction Premier Sponsor, Edward Jones - Jon Hafemann Agency

The 2018 GCSF 33rd Annual Dinner & Auction was held on Thursday, February 1. This year’s theme was in honor of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics. As we recognize Olympic champions from around the world, we also celebrate our own Germantown student champions who are “Going for the Gold” and beyond to further their educations and future.

Proceeds from this exciting and fun-filled evening go directly toward funding 2018 scholarships for students from our community. Last year, GCSF awarded 96 scholarships totaling more than $139,300 as a direct result of our fundraising efforts. GCSF also provides funding for Germantown teacher grants to support classroom enrichment projects. With your help, we can continue to support the educational goals of both our champion students and teachers in the Germantown community.  Stay tuned for information on the results of the 2018 Dinner & Auction.

Of course, we also rely on the help of our community partners. Thank you to our Premier Corporate Sponsor and new GCSF Board Member is Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Jon Hafemann.   We are grateful to Jon for investing in the future of our Germantown students and community.


2018 Student Scholarship Applications

Since GCSF's inception in 1981, over $2.5 million has been awarded in scholarships to 2,454 deserving seniors. Annually we receive over 100 applications from Germantown high school seniors.

The deadline to register for this year's Student Scholarship Applications was Monday, February 5, 2018 and this year we received 147 scholarship applications!  For more information please visit our Student Scholarship page.


4th Annual Mud Splash to return in June, 2019!

GCSF in collaboration with U.S. Bank held its 3rd annual U.S. Bank Mud Splash! - Run for Funds at Germantown High School on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  For the last 2 years we've raised nearly $9,000 each year and all monies go directly to our Teacher Grant program.  Pictures will be posted to our website soon but to see some of the fun we had last year visit our U.S. Bank Mud Splash page.

2016-17 was a record year for teacher grants, due in large part to the success of the U.S. Bank Mud Splash - Run for Funds.  Eight teachers received a grant this year, congratulations to our teachers!  To learn more about the grants received, please visit our Teacher Grants page.

Would you like to see some of the great course challenges?  Now available is an aerial view of the obstacle course and a list of the obstacle stations.

Due to construction at the High School there will be no Mud Splash held in June, 2018.  However, we do intent to bring back this fun family activity in June, 2019 so watch this website, FaceBook and your email for more details!


Senior Scholarship Awards Night

Photos are now online!  To see pictures of this year's event visit our Photo Gallery and view the 2017 Scholarship Winners.

Our Senior Scholarship Awards night was held on May 24, 2017 at Germantown High School.  Hosted by the Germantown Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF), the academic successes and achievements of Germantown area’s high school graduating seniors were celebrated and recognized. On this night 96 students received more than $139,000 in scholarships!  To see a list of the 2017 recipients, visit our Scholarship page. 

Scholarship funding is raised through an Annual Dinner & Auction held annually in February, the GCSF Endowment Fund and donations from area businesses, organizations and individuals entrusting GCSF to facilitate their named scholarship awards. To date over $2,500,000 has been awarded in scholarships to deserving seniors. 

Click here to make a donation

Congratulations to all 2017 recipients!


2016 Scholarship Award Winners - Request your Scholarship Award Now

Award winners, a reminder that upon completion of your first semester at a college, university or technical school, you may request your 2016 scholarship award. Complete the Certificate of Attendance provided in your folder from Senior Scholarship Awards Night. If you need a copy of the instructions and form to complete, download Guidelines for Recipients of Scholarships.
Mail the required paperwork to:
Perry Benz
Germantown High School
W180 N11501 River Lane
Germantown, WI  53022

Click here for a full list of Scholarship Winners

Congratuations to our 2016-17 Teacher Grant Recipients

Recognizing the important role teachers have in developing students to become successful in their post-secondary pursuits and due in part to the 2nd Annual U.S. Bank Mud Splash held last year, GCSF was able to increase its Teacher Grants from seven to eight grants this year. Teacher grant award winners include: Tiffany Brewer/Angela Dora/Mary Van Slett - 3rd grade, MacArthur Elementary School; Nicole Leffler/Candice Miller - Early Childhood Program/Special Education, Rockfield Elementary School; Jeffery Thielke - Grades 6-8 Tech Ed, Kennedy Middle School; Mark McClellan - 11th and 12th grade Environmental Science, Germantown High School; Gayle Groth - 1st grade, Amy Belle Elementary School; Becky Wittemann - School Counselor, Kennedy Middle School; Lindsay Baranowski - ELL and Spanish, Germantown High School, and Melissa Pecunia - 1st grade, MacArthur Elementary School. Congratulations, teachers!  The GCSF strives to select projects that enrich classroom curriculum, impact a large number of students and provide funding for a project that would otherwise not be included in the school district budget.

Click to view a full list of Teacher Grant Award Recipients


High School Students

GCSF created the Scholarship Planner to help high school students prepare for scholarship applications. All incoming High School Freshman will receive a Scholarship Planner with their registration materials. Finding ways to pay for higher education can be a daunting task. GCSF hopes to simplify the process of completing general scholarship applications and GCSF Scholarship applications by providing students with a planner designed to record academics, in and out of school activities, co-op participation, volunteerism, and employment history. Printing of the Scholarship Planners was funded by Dental Professionals. Copies of the planner are available in the Germantown High School Guidance office, at Dental Professionals and on this Web site.

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