Support DSHA



Thanks to DSHA’s scholarship donors, exceptionally talented young women have access to outstanding education regardless of their financial situation. Who benefits from scholarships? Everyone. They help young women with great potential and possibilities take the first step toward achieving their dreams. They make DSHA more representative of our increasingly diverse community by creating a stronger learning environment for all – each girl at DSHA is essential to the fabric of the community. And because every scholarship student goes to college, they pay dividends far into the future — brightening the lives these young women will touch in future careers, communities and homes.

Learn more about how you can add opportunity through scholarships:

To learn how, contact Stephanie Ziemke, Senior Director of Development at (414)616-2807.
  • The average DSHA scholarship award is $6,500.
  • 244 students received scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.

Claire Becker, DSHA '21

The scholarship I received has given me confidence in my skills and in my ability to really make an impact at DSHA. I have become friends with other wonderful girls who would not have been able to attend DSHA if it were not for their scholarships.


Hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations make annual gifts to support scholarships. Some dedicate their support for girls throughout the greater Milwaukee community who need varying amounts of help to make DSHA affordable. Others target their scholarship gifts to girls from Catholic grade schools or to the growing number of students attending DSHA with the help of state tuition vouchers. DSHA uses FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) to evaluate need based on family income, siblings’ educational expenses and other considerations. Whether it’s $250 or $25,000, every scholarship gift helps.


Scholarship awards from these funds are made annually to students who meet the criteria established by donors. Many scholarship funds commemorate family members, while others recognize the businesses or organizations that established them. And some pay tribute to faculty and staff members who have helped make DSHA Wisconsin’s best school for high school girls. From supporting a student who is active in community service or excels in the fine arts, to assisting students of color from urban schools and neighborhoods, a scholarship endowment fund can be tailored to the causes that matter most to you.

Ways to establish an endowed scholarship fund include:
  • An outright gift, sometimes pledged over several years.
  • Appreciated stock or real property that can be easily liquidated.
  • Planned gifts such as a bequest, charitable remainder trust or insurance policy.
  • Retirement fund assets.

John and JoEllen Stollenwerk, parents, and Jason and Susan Stollenwerk Pelz, DSHA '89

We believe that DSHA needs to be a reality for any young woman who shows the promise to flourish, regardless of her family's financial ability. We saw first-hand both as parents and as a student the impact of a DSHA education. If DSHA continues giving these young scholars wings, we must remain firm and dedicated to supporting this faith-based school for generations to come.

Jim and Maureen Stern, DSHA Scholarship Donors

We find ourselves in uncertain times with many families struggling to make ends meet. Now more than ever, we need to take time to acknowledge, applaud and thank those that part with their hard-earned money to make a better life for young women attending DSHA.

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