Scholarship


TETNA’s 2017 scholarship awarded to Ricky Serrano

Ricky Serrano scholarship

TETNA board president David Paulsen, right, presents Tosa East High School senior Ricky Serrano with a $500 scholarship check April 26 at Cranky Al’s.

Every year, so many of our neighbors contribute money to our scholarship fund, and we are honored to be able to use that money to provide a scholarship to deserving high school seniors from our neighborhood. This year’s recipient of TETNA’s scholarship is Ricky Serrano.

TETNA board president David Paulsen presented Serrano with a check for $500 at the neighborhood association’s annual meeting April 26 at Cranky Al’s. (The event also featured discussions with Officer Tracy Burbach and the neighborhood’s aldermen, Bobby Pantuso and Joel Tilleson.)

Serrano was chosen by TETNA’s scholarship committee, which provided this summary of his credentials: He is an active student-athlete and Eagle Scout. To earn his Eagle Scout rank, he organized a drive that collected 724 pounds of household items, food, clothing and more for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. The teachers who wrote Ricky’s letters of recommendation described him as a hardworking, dedicated student leader who has been active in Student Council, National Honor Society, Courageous Conversations/Cafe (Cultural Alliance for East), and the “We the People” national civics competition. Through his activities and service, Ricky has made our community a better place.

TETNA also is pleased to announce that its board is recommending that the scholarship be increased to $750 in 2018 because of an increase in donations over the past couple years. The scholarship will be among the items voted on in the new TETNA budget at our next meeting, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8, in the Center Street Park Pavilion. We hope to see you there.

Our scholarship is funded through the generous donations of our members. To donate to the Scholarship Fund or see a list of previous members, click here.


TETNA’s seniors invited to apply for $500 scholarship

2016 scholarship Avery Pankratz

Tosa East senior Avery Pankratz (left) receives the 2016 TETNA scholarship from then-president Christina Piel at the annual meeting, held in April at Cranky Al’s.

Know an outstanding high school senior in the Tosa East Towne neighborhood? Encourage him or her to apply for our $500 TETNA Scholarship by Feb. 10.

This scholarship recognizes a student who best exemplifies the TETNA philosophy: “To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment and to maintain the quality of life and sense of community through shared interests and neighborly interaction.”

The scholarship competition is open to neighborhood seniors who attend public or private school, but only students whose families have a current, paid TETNA membership are eligible. The neighborhood is bounded by 60th Street on the east and 76th Street on the west and stretches from North Avenue north to the city limits. For more information, contact the Tosa East Career Center or email Nicole Etter at sweeneyetter@gmail.com.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous donations of our members and area businesses and concession sales at the annual Block Party & Movie Night. Click the “Donate” button at the bottom of this page if you would like to give to the Scholarship Fund. Additional info is available here.

How to apply for scholarship

Seniors at Wauwatosa East High School should have received information about the TETNA scholarship earlier this month through their scholarship packets and can apply through the school’s standard process.

Other high school seniors in the Tosa East Towne neighborhood can apply by producing the following:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, community, church leaders or others who can discuss your character and accomplishments
  3. On separate paper answer the following questions. Please number your answers to correspond to this application.
    1. What extracurricular, community or volunteer activities did you participate in during high school? Please provide a list of these activities on the form provided.
    2. Please give a brief description of your duties/responsibilities of the three activities most important to you. Include the reason of its importance to you.
    3. The TETNA Scholarship is intended to recognize neighborhood high school seniors whose activities demonstrate support for the Association’s philosophy: To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment and to maintain the quality of life and sense of community through shared interests and neighborly interaction. Please describe in an essay how your participation in a community, church and/or other activities embodies the above philosophy.

Please return this completed application to Nicole Etter by Feb. 10, 2017.





Avery Pankratz awarded this year’s $500 TETNA scholarship

Tosa East senior Avery Pankratz (left) receives the annual $500 TETNA scholarship from association president Christina Piel at the annual meeting, held Thursday at Cranky Al's.

Tosa East senior Avery Pankratz (left) receives the annual $500 TETNA scholarship from association president Christina Piel at the annual meeting, held Thursday at Cranky Al’s.

We’re pleased to announce that our recipient of this year’s Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association scholarship is Avery Pankratz. She received the $500 scholarship Thursday night at TETNA’s annual meeting at Cranky Al’s.

Avery has been very active at Tosa East, serving as editor in chief of the school yearbook; as a Link leader on the Link Crew, which helps new freshmen adjust to high school; as a peer mentor for Above and Beyond; and as a member of the Tosa East Players, among other activities.

She also has a notable record of community service, working with homeless families at The Gathering and underprivileged children at the Christmas is for Kids event.

The youth group director of Avery’s church describes her as “one of the kindest, smartest, generous, confident, hard-working young adults” she’s ever had the privilege to work with. Through her activities and genuine care for others, Avery has shown that she embodies the philosophy of our neighborhood association.

Next year she will attend Loyola University in Chicago, where she will study in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program.

“We know she will make our neighborhood proud,” scholarship committee chairwoman Nicole Etter said.


Apply for 2016 Scholarship

For the past several years, the Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association has funded a scholarship which is awarded to a neighborhood high school senior who is planning on furthering his or her education in applying for trade school, technical college, four-year college or university. The scholarship committee awards the scholarship to the applicant who best exemplifies the TETNA philosophy. See previous winners.

 

Required Application Materials

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, community, church leaders or others who can discuss your character and accomplishments
  3. On separate paper answer the following questions. Please number your answers to correspond to this application
    1. What extracurricular, community or volunteer activities did you participate in during high school? Please provide a list of these activities on the form provided.
    2. Please give a brief description of your duties/responsibilities of the three activities most important to you. Include the reason of its importance to you.
    3. The TETNA Scholarship is intended to recognize neighborhood high school seniors whose activities demonstrate support for the Association’s philosophy: To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment and to maintain the quality of life and sense of community through shared interests and neighborly interaction. Please describe in an essay how your participation in a community, church and/or other activities embodies the above philosophy.

Please return this completed application to Nicole Etter NO LATER THAN 3:30 P.M., ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016.

Please help grow Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is funded through the generous donations of our members, area businesses, and by concession sales at the annual Block Party & Movie Night. Click the Donate button below if you would like to give to the Scholarship Fund.





2014 Scholarship

Attention high school seniors, the deadline to apply for the TETNA $500 scholarship is February 19.

The Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a neighborhood high school senior who will be furthering his/her education. The scholarship is awarded based on community involvement as evidenced through extracurricular activities, church activity, scout groups and volunteerism in the community at large.

Throughout the year TETNA residents have generously donated money to support our scholarship fund. Donations came from the concession stand at the neighborhood block party and through direct contributions of our members. Thank you to all members who donated to the fund.

Application information
1. Scholarship Application
2. Activities Form

If you have any questions, please contact Barb Blaney at 414-453-3551 or jbblaney@sbcglobal.net