The Five Star Legacy Endowment Fund, established in 2001, is an
exciting program established to help the Academy meet its mission.
The Five Stars guide the Legacy Fund, as in all areas of Brookfield
Academy. All students interested in competing for endowed
scholarships and funds must take either the annual scholarship test
or follow the fund application process.
Established in 2010 by the W. Stewart Davis Family, The W.
Stewart Davis Mathematicians Fund combines two of Stew's favorite
things, mathematics and the Academy. The recipient of this award
will exemplify the fundamental values of Brookfield Academy
embodied in the Five Stars and will also demonstrate a deep love
and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics. Selection of a
recipient is made by committee on an annual basis.
The Richard and Carol Bayerlein Family Foundation Fund,
established in 2002, supports the Lower School at Brookfield
Academy. This fund was established to recognize Brookfield Academy
for its outstanding dedication to its mission and respect for
traditional American values and beliefs.
Established in 2011 by Drs. Anil and Padma Doniparthi, the fund
provides additional resources for the Brookfield Academy athletic
program. This fund is dedicated to ensuring that BA students
continue to learn the values of hard work, competition, and success
through participation on a team or as an individual.
Established by students of former Brookfield Academy teacher and
administrator J. Robert Drez, a man defined by both his scholarship
and his love for his students, the Drez scholarship memorializes a
teacher who lived for his students by assisting more scholars to
enjoy a Brookfield Academy education.
In honor of founder Walter S. Davis, the Five Star Exemplar
Faculty Scholarship Fund was established to promote and nurture the
continuing professional development of selected Brookfield Academy
faculty members who clearly exemplify the values and ideals of
Brookfield Academy, as represented by the Five Stars. The award
recipient is chosen by the Head of School on an annual basis.
The Freedom Scholarship Program, established in 1994, consists
of 3 one-year $1,000 awards to deserving Academy students either
currently enrolled or accepted for admission. Awards are made on
the basis of a scholarship application and an essay on the relation
of freedom to a given topic. This program seeks to instill a
lifelong understanding and appreciation for the rights and
responsibilities of an individual's God-given freedom, by
encouraging excellence of thought and writing in the area of human
Established in memory of Mrs. Janet Grede Jacobs by her husband,
Burleigh Jacobs, her family, and her friends, the Janet Grede
Jacobs "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship is awarded to a student
who exhibits personal integrity, leadership potential, and a strong
work ethic. The $2,500 merit-based scholarship award is given to an
individual who constantly strives for excellence and "to do his/her
best in all he/she undertakes."
Established in 2003 by Ajay and Sanjay Kuttemperoor in
appreciation of the education they received at Brookfield Academy
through Level 8, this fund awards $500 annually to one Middle
School student who demonstrates strong academic achievement,
exemplary character, participation in extracurricular activities,
and financial need.
Outstanding student, thespian, vocalist, athlete, alumna, and
friend: Amy King '01 was all of these and more at Brookfield
Academy. When Amy passed away in 2003, the Academy lost a truly
unique member of the BA family. In 2004, the King Family
established the Amy King Dream and Achieve Fund to support students
who seek out opportunities to challenge themselves beyond what they
thought possible, thereby emulating Amy's legacy at the
Established in 2010 by John Probst '71. As a symbol of his
respect for Brookfield Academy and what it stands for, John
established the John Probst '71, Patriotic Legacy Scholarship, to
be awarded to the student of a military war veteran who had been
wounded serving his or her country. The scholarship serves as a way
to honor the men and women who serve this country, while at the
same time emphasizing the importance that Brookfield Academy places
on patriotism and respect for our military.
Established in 2011 by parents of graduates, the Patriots
Heritage Fund recognizes the lasting influence Brookfield Academy
has had on their sons and daughters. The income from the fund will
provide resources for the unique needs of Patriots Hall. Supporting
the fund with a gift of $1,000 or more earns membership in the
Patriots Heritage Society. Society members are permanently
recognized for their legacy of support in Patriots Hall.
Established in 2003 by friends and family, the William L. Law
Memorial Fund for Economic Education honors an Academy founding
father whose passion for learning shaped and guided the philosophy
and mission of BA. This endowed fund reflects one of Bill Law's
many academic interests, the study of economics, and is intended to
provide financial support for an individual engaged in the pursuit
of economic education. Selection of a recipient is made by
committee on an annual basis.
This scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Dr.
Narinder K. Sidhu, late wife of Dr. Paramjit Sidhu. The program
provides an annual, non-renewable $1,000 merit scholarship to the
top Academy student completing Level 8 who is entering the freshman
class of the Upper School.
Established in 2011 by Richard Star in memory of his wife, the
fund provides $2,000 in tuition assistance to a current Brookfield
Academy Junior female student who has a "renaissance spirit" and an
interest in business, communication and English and combines those
interestes with a genuine desire to help others.
Established by Kathleen Thometz and Christina Ziino, this
scholarship program, begun in 1998, consists of two $2,000 grants,
named on behalf of the benefactors. The grants are awarded on the
basis of a qualifying examination, financial need, strength of
character, and demonstrated community service. Awards are
renewable, providing a grade average of 88 or above is
In 2011, Brookfield Academy grandparent Mrs. Kathy Nell
established the Kathy Nell Fund for Faculty Recognition and
Mrs. Nell believes exemplary teachers are essential to the
success of Brookfield Academy; this fund rewards teachers who, in
the words of Mrs. Nell, "have gone the extra mile" on behalf of the
Academy mission and its students. The award will be in the form of
merit pay or remuneration for a specific professional development
The fund is also given as a tribute to the founders of
Brookfield Academy for establishing an exceptional school that
"graduates students prepared for college and life, educated in the
skills, values, and heritage of responsible, constructive, free
people." By virtue of the example and leadership of the teachers
and staff of Brookfield Academy, these students will continue to
live the principles of the Five Stars in their daily actions.
Eve Martin '80 Gonzales is the founder and CEO of Caring Hearts,
Inc., a humanitarian organization dedicated to "bringing a message
of hope and companionship while helping to meet the emergency need
of those who are experiencing highly emotional and/or stressful
times in their lives, locally, in the United States, and around the
world." As a way to recognize the importance of the Five Stars in
both her personal and professional life, in 2011, Mrs. Eve Martin
'80 Gonzales and The Caring Hearts, Inc. Board of Directors
established the Caring Hearts Humanitarian Scholarship. The goal of
the Caring Hearts Humanitarian Scholarship is to provide a
Brookfield Academy student who has vision, passion, and a plan for
a meaningful service activity that will positively impact society
with the resources to, in the words of Eve, "make it happen."