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Five Star Legacy Endowment Fund

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.

Scholarships and Funds

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  • Agnes and Henry Sullivan Scholars Program

    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 maintained.
  • Ajay and Sanjay Kuttemperoor Scholarship

    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.
  • Caring Hearts Humanitarian Scholarship

    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."
  • Dr. Narinder K. Sidhu Memorial Scholarship

    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.
  • Edward and Betty Jean Waldron Scholarship

    Brookfield Academy alumni parents Edward and Betty Jean Waldron recognized early on the importance of a great education. They saw the value of education as much broader than just the traditional classroom experience. Not only would a great education prepare students to attend the college or university of their choice, it would provide students with life-long friends, mentors, role models, and strong morals that would influence them as they moved to careers, have families, and become leaders in their church and community.  

    To honor their parent’s belief in the value of education, Michelle Waldron ‘73 Law and Peter Waldron ’78 established the Edward and Betty Jean Waldron Scholarship. Reflecting the values of their parents, it will be awarded to a student who demonstrates need, has a strong academic record, is a person of excellent personal character, and has a willingness to seize opportunities to grow as a student and as an individual. This endowed scholarship will provide a deserving student with an education that will have a lasting impact on their personal and professional lives.  

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  • J. Robert Drez Scholarship

    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.
  • Janet Grede Jacobs "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship

    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 $3,000 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."
  • Kathy Nell Fund for Faculty Recognition and Support

    In 2011, Brookfield Academy grandparent Mrs. Kathy Nell established the Kathy Nell Fund for Faculty Recognition and Support.

    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 opportunity.

    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.
  • Patriots Heritage Fund

    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.
  • Richard and Carol Bayerlein Family Foundation Fund for the Lower School

    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.
  • The Amy King "Dream and Achieve" Fund

    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 Academy.
  • The Drs. Anil and Padma Doniparthi Fund to Support Blue Knight Athletics

    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.
  • The Janet Ranta Star Memorial Scholarship Award

    Established in 2011 by Richard Star in memory of his wife, the fund provides a $2,500 non-renewable award to a current Brookfield Academy female student (entering 10th - 12th grade) who has a "renaissance spirit" and an interest in business, communication, and English and combines those interests with a genuine desire to help others. The award is applied to the student's Brookfield Academy tuition.
  • The John Probst '71 Patriotic Legacy Scholarship

    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. 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.
  • The Lawrence A. "Larry" Schlick Coaches Endowment Fund

    Over his 30+ year tenure at Brookfield Academy, Mr. Lawrence A. "Larry" Schlick wore many hats. He was teacher, mentor, photographer, colleague, and friend. Perhaps his greatest title, though, was "Coach." In recognition of Larry Schlick's commitment to Brookfield Academy athletics and the role coaches play in the lives of young men and women, the Academy is proud to announce the establishment of the Lawrence A. "Larry" Schlick Coaches Endowment Fund. Named in honor of a person who epitomized the Academy athletic spirit, the Lawrence A. "Larry" Schlick Coaches Endowment Fund recognizes the value of coaching and athletic participation as an important piece of the Academy mission to "prepare students for college and life."

    The fund will provide the Athletic Department with resources to support coaching salaries. As a way to kick off the fund, an Academy family is issuing a $250,000 challenge match. The family will match dollar for dollar up to $250,000. 
  • The Mitchell Kohls "Star of Character" Award

    Established in memory of alumni parent Mitchell Kohls by his wife Mary and his daughters Katie, Hayley, and Madeline, the Mitchell Kohls "Star of Character" Award recognizes a student who demonstrates the following points of character: 1) Honesty, 2) Respect for oneself and others, 3) Honor, 4) Tolerance, 5) Caring for others, 6) Sticking up for what you believe in, 7) Keeping promises, and, 8) Courage under pressure. The non-renewable award will be applied to tuition.
  • The Robert E. "Bob" Solsrud Five Star Freedom Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the BA community to honor Bob Solsrud's 45-year tenure at Brookfield Academy. Teacher, coach, athletic director, division head, volunteer, and Head of School (1993-2015), Bob's numerous contributions are an inspiration to all and serve as the basis for this award.

    This merit-based award will be given each year to one student who demonstrates a daily commitment to the leadership ideals that Bob continually sought to convey through his everyday actions in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in his volunteer activities, and administrative roles. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The Sharon Koenings Legacy Scholarship

    Over the course of her 43 years as a teacher and administrator, Mrs. Sharon Koenings valued the characteristics of grit, determination, courage, and personal responsibility of each BA student. A true champion of the school’s values and beliefs, Mrs. Koenings has had a profound impact on the lives of 1,000s of students and families. In honor of her commitment to the Academy, the BA community has established the Sharon Koenings Legacy Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship is given to a son or daughter of a teacher, staff, or volunteer who in the classroom and on the stage or athletic field, demonstrates the core BA values and attitudes Mrs. Koenings considered essential to a successful BA education. The first award will be made for the 2022-23 school year.
  • The Stowell Family Fund

    Established in 2013 by Academy grandparents Ken and Judy Stowell, the fund will provide up to two or three scholarships to qualified students who are the son or daughter of a military veteran. The scholarship is renewable, providing the student continues to achieve in the classroom and demonstrates exemplary character. Selection is made by a committee. The scholarship is applied to tuition.
  • W. Stewart Davis '64 Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics

    Established in 2010 by the W. Stewart Davis Family, The W. Stewart Davis '64 Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics 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.
  • Walter S. Davis Memorial Five Star Exemplar Faculty Scholarship Fund

    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.
  • William J. Grede and Margaret W. Grede Freedom Scholarship

    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 liberty.
  • William L. and Mary Richards Law Scholarship

    As founding members of Brookfield Academy, Mr. William L. and Mrs. Mary Richards Law envisioned a school that would work in unison with families to prepare its students to cherish individual freedom and the responsibilities that were part of that freedom. At the heart of the Brookfield Academy education was a belief in the value of a strong Judeo-Christian ethic that would guide behavior, purpose, and action.  Freedom to all the Founders was a God-given right, but it also meant that each student should be challenged to reach their highest potential. Armed with the ideals at the foundation of this education, combined with the content of learning, the Academy student would graduate prepared to lead their family, have a successful career, and impact their community.

    Mr. and Mrs. Law knew an Academy education was unique and special. It had the potential to change the life of a student. In 2018, the Law Family established the William L. and Mary Richards Law Scholarship to provide a deserving student with the opportunity to receive the gift of a Brookfield Academy education. This endowed scholarship would be awarded to a student intent on realizing their God-given right to be an exemplary, free citizen and leader.

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  • William L. Law Memorial Fund for Economic Education

    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.

Bela Chand, parent

"We chose BA for our family for its reputation as a college prep school, for its excellent academic curriculum, and for its philosophy of the Five Stars. We feel these factors are invaluable for our children's overall development as well-adjusted citizens of the world. This, together with its outstanding administrative and academic staff truly makes BA the best choice for us."
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