Funding for scholarships relies on general public contributions and seeks support via fund raising activities and in general solicitations from the community.
A significant portion of the funds comes from the Hilbert Scherffius Fund, administered by the Oconomowoc Area Foundation (Administered by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation) to which we apply.
In 1989, Hilbert Scherffius left his estate to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and directed that they use it to support projects in Oconomowoc. The foundation is a way for individuals, families and groups to help the Oconomowoc area community today and for many generations to come. Their support over the years has made the work of the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund possible.
In addition, the family of C.W. Brown, our founder, continues the tradition of supporting the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund and many other community organizations.