About us

The scholarship trust of the Community Education Foundation of Port Washington-Saukville, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in February 2001 to encourage donations that support graduates of Port Washington High School in their pursuit of post secondary education.

The greatest number of scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors. There is an increasing amount of scholarship money available for PWHS graduates that are already in college. In addition, there is a scholarship fund available for parents of district students returning to college.

In 2013, $269,000 in scholarships were awarded to 103 students. $10,000 in educational grants were made toward projects in Port Washington-Saukville School District.

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How are scholarships awarded?

The scholarship award decisions are made by the Port Washington High School Scholarship Selection Committee which is comprised of twelve people, including representatives of the communities of Port Washington and Saukville. The committee follows the guidelines and criteria of each scholarship. In many cases the criteria, such as area of study, grade point average, extracurricular activities, have been established by the donor who created the scholarship.

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Who can donate?

Donations are welcome from anyone who wants to support the mission of the Community Education Foundation:

  • Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Scholarships for PWHS graduates in college
  • Scholarships for parents returning to college
  • Educational grants to support district programs

Donors include, but are not limited to, alumni, parents, grandparents, district residents, class reunion groups, and area businesses. All donations are used to support graduates of Port Washington High School through scholarships as well as students of the district through the Educational Grant program.

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Are you an employee of the Port Washington-Saukville School District?

The CEF of PWS Educational Grants Committee accepts grant proposals from employees of the public and private schools within the Port Washington-Saukville School District.

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