WISCONSIN TWISTERS: Leo T. Jackson Scholarship Fund

Monday, April 16


Originally Leo’s family (the Mikolajczyk’s) donated to the Sponsorship fund as a

memorial after his passing, in October of 2009.  

This year the Sponsorship committee started thinking about turning this into an

annual Scholarship Fund which the family will continue to gift each year, as well as

the addition of specific fund-raising opportunities.  The criteria for winning one of

the two annual scholarships will be based upon: Service, Academics, Leadership

and Athletics.  Players will have to be entering college in the coming fall season,

and a member of the Twisters for at least 2 full years.  They will write an essay to

explain how they qualify and exemplify these qualities.  They will be required to

provide documentation for history of community service and academic success.   

Leo Jackson would be very proud of this wonderful opportunity being given to

young ladies in his honor.   He was born in 1930 southern Arkansas in a logging

camp, and worked and studied and served in the U.S. Navy, graduated with honors

from Oklahoma State University and got his Masters Degree in Electrical

Engineering to provide a better, easier life for his family than he had known

growing up.  Leo was a champion of United Way and Junior Achievement

programs at Wisconsin Telephone and Ameritech Inc., as well as a sponsor

for many major charities and a Regent for MSOE.  His life was well-lived and

full of service to his country and community.  He loved sports, which he could

not play growing up because of his chores and working…so this honor is very

special because he loved that his granddaughters could afford to participate in

sports and community clubs outside of school.  This annual gift will give that

will forward to other daughters and granddaughters.


For More information on the Leo T. Jackson Scholarship please conact:

Questions on Entry Quidelines and Submission

Contact Evie Aponte @

eviecuqui@yahoo.com 262-488-0859



Purpose of Scholarship: 
To recognize at least two members of the Twister Family who emulate the characteristics and values of Leo T Jackson. 
These characteristics and values include service, leadership, academics and athletics.



1) Entering college in the fall of the same year
2) Member of the Twister Family for at least 2 years
3) Documented history of community service
4) Documented academic success
5) Participation in athletics
6) Not be in arrearages; must be in good standing with the Twisters

Any player who meets the above criteria may write an essay reflecting why they feel they
are a candidate for the Leo T Jackson Scholarship.  All essays will be blinded and reviewed by panel.

No coaches or 18U parents will be allowed to participate in the review process.


Candidates will send their essay to Evie Aponte with no identifying features within

the body of the essay. Candidates will include the NAME of Scholarship - LEO T. JACKSON on subject line of email. With name and College Attending on bottom of essay. 


All entries are to be sent to Evie Aponte  at eviecuqui@yahoo.com

Evie will record names and assign each essay a number for later identification. 

She will then provide the review panel committee with the essays, without identifying features. 


Deadline for submission will be MAY 14TH 2014  of the same year and scholarships will be

awarded at the Twister’s 9th Annual Spring Fling

All monies utilized for the scholarship fund shall not be taken from club fees.
Monies for the fund shall be donated or raised through special fundraising activities.


For More information on the Leo T. Jackson Scholarship and criteria please contact:   
Please contact ... Evie for any questions you may have. 262-488-0859 


(This will be a blind reading of all essays entered. Please note ~ this fund is supported by:
Leo T. Jackson Memorial Fund and Sponsorship Committee Fundraisers)



Wisconsin Twisters College Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Leo T. Jackson Scholarship award winners:

2013 Allison Binder St. Norbert College
2013 Laura Harrold UW-Madison 

 Kaitlyn Ballman

 UW-Eau Claire


 Amber Johnson

 Marian University 


 Kimmy Johnson

 UW-Green Bay 


 Kim Gemmel

 Alverno College 

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