WISCONSIN TWISTERS: Leo T. Jackson Scholarship Fund

Monday, April 16

Leo T. Jackson Scholarship

Description of Leo...Leo T. Jackson would be very proud of this wonderful scholarship opportunity awarded in his honor to deserving, young ladies. In 1930, Leo was born in a logging-camp in southern Arkansas. He worked and studied hard and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University and later earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering - all to provide a better and easier life for his family. Leo was a champion of the United Way and the Junior Achievement programs while at Wisconsin Telephone and Ameritech, Inc. He was also 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 due to daily chores and work requirements. This honor is very special because he loved that his granddaughters could afford to participate in sports and community clubs outside of school. These annual gifts will allow for Leo’s passion to “be-paid-forward” to other daughters and granddaughters who exemplify the attributes that this extraordinary man valued dearly.

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.

Criteria to be addressed in the narrative essay:

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

Any player who meets the above criteria should write an essay reflecting why they feel they are a candidate/recipient for the Leo T Jackson Scholarship. Address the above criteria in the essay, and no additional documentation is required. All essays will be blind-read and reviewed by a panel to be determined. No coaches or 18U parents will be allowed to participate in the review process.

Candidates should email their essay to Evie Aponte. Please write Leo T. Jackson on the subject of the email. Deadline for submission is May 14 of the same year, and scholarships will be awarded at the Twister’s 10th Annual Spring Fling.

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

For More information on the Leo T. Jackson Scholarship and criteria, please contact: Evie Aponte 262-488-0859 or email: eviecuqui@yahoo.com DEADLINE FOR ESSAY IS May 14, 2015

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

Scholarship Recipients 

 ~ 2011 ~ Recipient Kim Gemmel 18UBS Alverno College

~  2012 ~ Recipients Kaitlynn Ballmann University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; Amber Johnson Marian University of Wisconsin; Kimmy Johnson University of Wisconsin Green Bay

~  2013 ~ Recipients Allison Binder St. Norbert College; Laura Harrold University of Wisconsin Madison

~ 2014 ~ Recipients Adrianna Burd University of Eau Claire; Emily Wise University of North Dakota; Lauren Chars Butler University; Emily Neumann Ball State University; Claire Baumgartner Platteville University; Kayla Sterling Carroll College; Ashley LoBraco Marian University; Savannah Akinsanya Ball State Univerisity

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