The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation  

Since 1992, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has presented 834 scholarships to deserving college-bound students in Northeastern Wisconsin, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Foundation continues Brian's legacy by helping high school seniors financially to achieve their educational dreams at the same time, providing them with encouragement and inspiration. 

Click here for a list of all of our recipients to date!

Read more from those we inspire with these testimonials


We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and its work in encouraging young people to pursue the values and vocations that promise to make the world a better place to live.


Please click here for highlights... 25 years, 25 accomplishments and watch a video compilation of some students, families, and others the Foundation has touched the past 25 years...


Our Mission

By providing yearly scholarships to today's students, our mission is to honor hard work and community service, to offer inspiration, and share the belief that "The Journey is the Reward."

Our Logo

Our logo is special to us. Brian is represented by the white figure and the spirit he left behind. The other three figures symbolize Doug, Renee and Kim LaViolette who established the foundation in Brian's name and memory in 1992.

The wave below represents the Bay of Green Bay where Brian drowned. Three steps in the wave are the steps filled with hope by the LaViolette family and the journey to higher education for our scholarship recipients.