Scholarship Funds at St. Thomas More

Donor-funded scholarships make a St. Thomas More education possible for more families. While STM participates in the Choice program, student demand greatly exceeds the number of available seats. Each year, STM receives about four applications for each open Choice spot. Low- and middle-income families who are not selected in the Choice drawing – or are ineligible for the program because of residency or other state requirements – depend on grants and scholarships from St. Thomas More to afford the rising cost of four years of Catholic secondary education. 

Of the STM students who do not receive funding through Choice, over 95 percent benefit from scholarship assistance provided by STM and its generous donors.

We have several scholarship funds you can support. To learn more about our scholarships, please see below.

Your tax-deductible donation allows more students to reap the benefits of a St. Thomas More education. Please use the form below if you would like to help fund scholarships for STM students. Thank you for your support!

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  • Guszkowski Scholarship

    To honor their family, Glen Guszkowski (DB ‘72) and his wife, Nancy, sponsor the Guszkowski Scholarship Fund at STM. The scholarship is awarded to students who have displayed persistence and determination when faced with personal or familial hardships. For more information about this scholarship, please read our Fall 2015 Spirit magazine, which featured an article about the fund.
  • Jennifer Ramus Endowed Scholarship

    Jennifer Therese Ramus (TM ’99) was the fourth of five children of Wayne & Theresa Ramus to attend Thomas More High School, along with her siblings, Jerome (TM ’92), Paul (TM ’94), Carolyn (TM ’96), and Laura (TM ’02). She was bright, friendly, and a talented student-athlete on the volleyball, soccer, and basketball teams. She was an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in St. Francis and looked forward to going to college. On December 23, 1998, Jennie was tragically killed by a drunk driver in the middle of her senior year.

    Jennie’s memory lives on at St. Thomas More through the Jennifer Ramus Endowed Scholarship Fund, commonly known as the “Jennie Fund.” Wayne and Theresa initiated the Fund in 1999 to engage young people and prevent future tragedies. The Jennie Fund provides need-based scholarships to students participating in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a school club that promotes positive decision-making to combat underage drinking, drug use, distracted driving, bullying, and depression.
  • Father Tom Wittliff Scholarship

    The Fr. Tom Wittliff Scholarship Fund was established in Fall 2014 when Fr. Tom (SF ’55) was inducted into St. Thomas More High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The fund helps provide need-based scholarship for STM students.

    Fr. Thomas Wittliff graduated from St. Francis Minor Seminary in 1955 and dedicated most of his life to ministry on the south side of Milwaukee, earning the nickname “Bishop of Bay View.” Passing away in March 2020, Fr. Tom was one of the most beloved members of the St. Thomas More High School family. His impact on past, present, and future generations cannot be measured but is deeply treasured.

    When asked to reflect upon his service to the youth of St. Thomas More High School, Fr. Tom simply stated that “it has been a wonderful opportunity to be a priest.” Over the years Fr. Tom officiated, with a perfect balance of humility and humor, at countless alumni weddings, as well as the baptisms of their children.
  • Legacy Scholarship

    For 150 years, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren have been connected by their experience here. The Legacy Scholarship helps provide scholarship funds for those students who have family in our alumni community. 

    Created in 2007, the Legacy Scholarship is awarded to qualifying family members of our alumni from Don Bosco, Pio Nono, St. Francis Minor Seminary, St. Mary’s Academy, and Thomas More. The success of the annual Thomas More Open (TMO) golf outing directly affects the number of scholarships awarded each year.
  • Don Bosco Endowed Scholarship

    The Don Bosco Endowed Scholarship provides need-based financial assistance to St. Thomas More students. The scholarship keeps alive the vibrant spirit of our predecessor school: Don Bosco High School.
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