Herzing University, a private nonprofit institution has announced it will celebrate its 50-year anniversary by awarding fifty (50) full-tuition scholarships over the next five years to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. With this announcement, Herzing University is committing approximately $1 million in grant-in-aid tuition scholarships.
“Herzing University has been a longtime supporter of the Clubs, and we are thrilled by its latest commitment to our members,” said Vincent Lyles, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. “The scholarships they provide will transform lives and make a lasting impact on our community.”
The scholarships will be awarded to active Clubs members beginning as soon as the fall of 2015. Herzing University – founded by former Club member Henry Herzing – has been closely involved with Boys & Girls Clubs for many years, providing partial scholarships to current and former Clubs members, as well as volunteers. In 2012, Herzing University President Renee Herzing began serving on the organization’s board of trustees.
“Our goal is to give the gift of education to our city’s future leaders and support the life-changing work of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,” Renee Herzing said. “We’re commemorating Herzing University’s 50 years by supporting the future careers of 50 students.”
The full-ride scholarships include tuition and fees, providing a debt-free experience for eligible students pursuing associate or bachelor’s degree programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on applicants’ community involvement, recommendations from Boys & Girls Clubs staff, financial need, grade-point average and application essay.
Scholarship recipients can attend one of Herzing University’s three Wisconsin campuses in Brookfield, Kenosha and Madison, or its online campus. Herzing offers a wide range of career-ready degrees in fields such as nursing, business, technology, healthcare, design and public safety. During the past 50 years, Herzing University has graduated more than 10,000 Wisconsin students.