We are pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to help families choose St. Ambrose for their children. There are two categories of scholarships: need-based and those awarded through an application process.

Need-Based Scholarships

In order to qualify for these scholarships, incoming or current students must qualify for tuition assistance.

Guadalupe Scholarship Fund

Our Lady of Guadalupe

In December 2014, we established the Guadalupe Scholarship Fund for Latino students coming to St. Ambrose as part of the Catholic School Advantage Program. Through this program, Latino students can attend a Catholic school where they can succeed a higher level academically and come to know Jesus Christ more personally in a faith-filled environment. Student eligible for tuition assistance are eligible for scholarship money from the Fund.


Alumni Scholarship Fund

St. Ambrose Alumni – June 2014 Gathering

Responding to their alma mater’s need and in gratitude for their years at St. Ambrose Academy, alumni established the Alumni Scholarship Fund in 2014. Just as many alumni benefited from tuition assistance during their time as students, they know that the need for financial help for school families still exists. This scholarship fund will help current students in a profound way. Students eligible for tuition assistance are eligible to receive scholarship money from the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Individual Benefactor-Funded Scholarships

We are proud to offer the following scholarships through the generosity of individual benefactors:

  1. Anne Mulgrew Scott Honorary Scholarship. These scholarships total $5000 per year. UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Charles Scott and Anne Mulgrew Scott continue their commitment to academic excellence through their support of St. Ambrose students. Click for the Anne Mulgrew Scott Honorary Scholarship Sheet.
  2. Founders’ Scholarships. These three $1000 scholarships honor three couples that helped found St. Ambrose Academy: Patrick and Joan Carey, Grant and Nancy Emmel, and Rob and Diane Marsland. Click for the Founders’ Scholarships Sheet.
  3. “Mary, Mother of God” Pro-Life Scholarships. These are one half-tuition scholarship and two quarter-tuition scholarships. In addition to qualifying for tuition assistance, applicants must complete an application form and submit an essay and a letter of recommendation describing their pro-life volunteer work. Click here for the “Mary, Mother of God” Pro-Life Scholarships brochure.
  4. St. John Baptist de La Salle Scholarship. Like St. John Baptist de La Salle, whose life was spent educating needy children, the anonymous benefactors who have contributed this full-tuition ($5875) scholarship want to make St. Ambrose Academy accessible to all, regardless of financial situation. Click for the St. John Baptist de La Salle Scholarship Sheet.
  5. Philip and Cordelia Gillett Honorary Scholarship. Philip and Cordelia Gillett have supported St. Ambrose since its founding in 2003. Philip Gillett taught at the University of Wisconsin for 40 years before he passed away in 2012. This scholarship for $5000 is established in warm remembrance of Philip and carries on his passion for education. Click for the Philip and Cordelia Gillett Honorary Scholarship Sheet.
  6. Dr. Monica Bischoff Memorial Scholarship. In loving memory of his late wife Dr. Monica Bischoff, former Assistant Superintendant of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Madison, Fran Ray has established a full-tuition ($5875) scholarship with the help of friends and relatives. This scholarship extends Dr. Bischoff’s legacy of promoting Catholic education, particularly with a classical approach. Click for the Dr. Monica Bischoff Memorial Scholarship Sheet.
  7. Roseanne Mills Memorial Scholarship. For Roseanne Mills, the Catholic faith was the most precious gift she could pass on to the next generation. In her life, she succeeded in instilling the faith in her children. Roseanne’s husband, Rick Mills, has established this memorial scholarship for $2000 to honor Roseanne’s memory and help other families sacrificing to provide a Catholic classical education for their children. Click for the Roseanne Mills Memorial Scholarship Sheet
  8. St. Joseph Scholarship. Anonymous benefactors have contributed a $2000 scholarship in honor of St. Joseph, patron of the Church, toward St. Ambrose’s mission of building up the Church for the next generation. Click for the St. Joseph Scholarship Sheet.
  9. St. Philip Neri Scholarship. St. Philip Neri founded an oratory to see that young men were educated in how to live holy lives. In the spirit of St. Philip Neri, anonymous benefactors have established a $1500 scholarship to help young men and women learn and love the doctrines of the Catholic faith at St. Ambrose as a way to grow in holiness. Click for the St. Philip Neri Scholarship Sheet.
  10. Wagner Insurance & Financial Scholarship. As part of Wagner Insurance & Financial’s business sponsorship relationship with St. Ambrose, a $2500 scholarship is available to students who qualify for tuition assistance. We are grateful to this generous business sponsor! Click for the Wagner Insurance & Financial Scholarship Sheet. Read more about business sponsorships.
  11. Relevant Radio Scholarship. As part of Relevant Radio’s business sponsorships relationships with St. Ambrose, a $2500 scholarship is available to students who qualify for tuition assistance. We thank Relevant Radio for the collaboration between our apostolates! Click for the Relevant Radio Scholarship Sheet. Read more about business sponsorships.

Scholarships with Application Process

  1. The Beverly Buechner Memorial Scholarship. Two half-tuition scholarships are offered for incoming students in any high school grade, 9-12; these scholarships are made in loving memory of Beverly Buechner. Students must complete an application form and submit an essay and a letter of recommendation describing their community service. Click here for the Buechner Memorial Scholarship page.

    Ralph Buechner meets the Buechner Scholarship winner.

    One Buechner Scholarship winner meets Ralph Buechner at the Benefit Dinner.

  2. Ad Altare Dei Scholarships. Priests nominate students who serve at the altar for $500 scholarships. These can benefit incoming or current students. Contact your pastor for more information.

Benefactors can choose to support our students by establishing a need-based or merit-based scholarship. We can help you set-up a scholarship that both helps our students and conforms to your special interests. Please contact the Development Office:

  • Joseph Draves, Development Director: (920) 284-4771.
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