The William Wiersma Foundation
Scholarship – Integrity – Initiative
William “Bill” Wiersma believed strongly in the value of education. He grew up in Friesland, WI and became the first person in his family to complete college and earn an advanced degree, driven by the belief that education broadens opportunities and provides a foundation for a fulfilling life. He also appreciated the struggles and sacrifices that are often required to achieve these goals. In addition to his lifelong work to improve education through research, he was himself an exceptional teacher. He shared that gift generously with his students, friends and family.
The intent of this scholarship is to encourage and enable students from the Cambria/Friesland, Wisconsin area to attend a four-year college or university and earn a Bachelors’ degree. Bill Wiersma understood that there are always challenges involved in pursuing this goal, and the financial assistance offered by this award is meant to support motivated students and alleviate some of the financial burden of completing a degree.
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News & Updates
May 31, 2018
2018 William Wiersma Scholars!
We are honored to welcome Delaney Agnew and McKenna Murphy as our 2018 William Wiersma Scholars. Delaney will be attending UW-Madison to study politics and government to prepare her for law school and a career in advocacy law. McKenna will be attending UW-LaCrosse to pursue education and business studies. We invite you to read about their exciting high school accomplishments on the “Our Scholars” page.
May 30, 2018
William Wiersma Scholar Updates
Jacob Keip (WW Scholar 2016) and Ashtyn Smits (WW Scholar 2017) recently completed their sophomore and freshman years, respectively, at UW-Madison. Updates of their successes are available on our “Our Scholars” page.