January 23, 2007

New $10,000 College Scholarship, Available to Northeast Wisconsin Students

Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and Partners in Education are excited to announce a new $10,000 college scholarship for 2007.

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship is designed to offer a student the inspiration to succeed and the financial backing to help make higher education possible.Open to all graduating seniors in the Partners in Education school districts, this $10,000 award will go a student who has shown exemplary achievement throughout his or her high school career. The total amount of the scholarship will be paid in equal installments over four years.

The criteria being evaluated will include academics, leadership and community involvement…aspects of life that were important to Brian while growing up and attending school in De Pere. The recipient will be a student who has a thirst for knowledge, the ability to be a team player, and the desire to be a future leader.

The announcement of the new Brian LaViolette Scholarship on this day, January 23, 2007, falls on what would have been Brian LaViolette’s 30th birthday. To mark the Foundation’s 15th year of giving, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has consolidated several local scholarships to provide this one in Brian’s name, but the mission remains the same: “To honor hard work, community service, offer inspiration and share the belief that “The Journey is the Reward.”

Brats for Brian!

This is the ultimate tailgating! This is "Brats for Brian." I have gotten to know this group pretty well. They raise money for a scholarship in the name of Brian LaViolette. Brian was just 15 years old when his life was taken in a swimming accident. His family wrote a book about taking the good and healing from the pain. They went on to live it by creating a scholarship for other teens in their son's name. Brats for Brian is an extennsion of that love from friends and family. They are in the parking lot for each Packer game and sell delicious brats to continue the dream. They are awesome folks and I encourage you each to swing by and meet them. I posed as Santa with some of them in the picture attached. Check out their link on my "Links" page. This is the Wisconsin Spirit I love! www.cheeseheaduniversity.com/TAILGATING.html

Brian's Aunt Sue started Brats for Brian and is pictured with Board Member, Vicki Safford who has been a great supporter of the LaViolette Family.