Seven More Students Receive “A Chance to Get a Good Start”
Seven graduating seniors from Kenosha County high schools have earned the Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarships, distributed by the Kenosha Community Foundation:
- Justice Brooks, Reuther Central High School
- Brandon Davis, Tremper High School
- Nathaniel Foster, Tremper High School
- Peyton Hoff, Bradford High School
- Gabriella Kaebisch, Central High School
- Kailey LaLond, Reuther Central High School
- Hedaia Zaher, Indian Trail High School and Academy
To receive the $3,500 scholarship Gundlach Scholarship, students must attend a college or university in Wisconsin. This year, 23 students from Kenosha County’s eight public high schools applied for the scholarship.
Since the fund’s inception in 1996, the Kenosha Community Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 in Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarships. Over the last five years (2015-2019), the foundation has awarded $120,500 in Gundlach Scholarships to 39 Kenosha County students.
The scholarship fund was established the late Herman Gundlach, a Marquette University graduate, who in 1936, was the first certified public accountant in Kenosha. Herman also served as the longtime treasurer of the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Center.
Herman, who died in 1996, and his wife Virginia, who died in 1978, firmly believed in the virtues of education. They established the scholarship fund based on their belief that “the scholarship should be for only the first year of college — a chance to get a good start.”