College Scholarships

The Women’s Fund offers opportunities for female students seeking college scholarships, as well as for donors who would like to establish scholarship funds within the Women’s Fund.

The 2023 Scholarship Cycle has concluded. Congratulations to the winners!


A special thank you to Ashley’s family, who for 20 years has made a lasting impact in Ashley’s memory after her courageous battle with cancer in 2003, have awarded three scholarships to close out their fund.

Ashley was someone who brought life, love and energy to everyone and everything she touched. She particularly enjoyed swimming on the Junior Varsity High School and YMCA swim teams. Ashley understood

the importance of making a difference in the lives of others and was a champion for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make a Wish Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House and other non-profit charities.

She also knew the importance that education plays in being successful and was looking forward to attending college. Her educational aspirations revolved around pursuing a career in the medical field. Ashley’s family chose to honor her spirit by financially assisting others in making miracles in this field come true.

Thank you to the family for using Ashely’s memory to make a direct impact on students in the area to carry on Ashley’s incredible memory.



Amount of Award: $2,500
Financial need is not a requirement of this scholarship.

Criteria: Graduating female high school student from Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute or Xavier high schools with a minimum 3.6 grade point average, with a strong academic record, and demonstrated school and community involvement, who is planning to pursue a degree in Education at a University of Wisconsin System school.

Due Date: March 30th

Contact: School guidance office or the Women’s Fund at (920) 830-1290

Helen Spasoff Kratzer Scholarship Guidelines

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Amount of Award: $1,000

One scholarship will be awarded to a female student from each of the following schools:  

  •  Fox Valley Technical College 
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Fox Cities 


  • Recipient must be female.
  • Recipient must live or work in Calumet, Outagamie, or Northern Winnebago County (Neenah & Menasha).
  • Recipient must be employed.
  • Recipient must be working toward a degree or certificate completion.
  • Recipient may be enrolled full or part-time.
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.
  • Grant award is to be used for tuition only.

Due Date: March 30th

Contact: Women’s Fund at (920) 830-1290

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