The Brian LaViolette Scholarship

Brian Douglas LaViolette    1977 - 1992

Brian Douglas LaViolette
1977 - 1992

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship designed to offer a student the inspiration to succeed and the financial backing to help make higher education possible.

This scholarship is awarded to one graduating high school senior from the Partners in Education school districts in Wisconsin, which includes Ashwaubenon, Denmark, De Pere, Green Bay, Howard-Suamico, Luxemburg-Casco, Oneida, Pulaski, Seymour, West De Pere, and Wrightstown. Principals from each of the participating high schools select one candidate from their school, who then submits an application to the Partners in Education selection committee. 

This $10,000 award is presented to a student who has shown exemplary achievement throughout his or her high school career. The recipient will be a student who has a thirst for knowledge, the ability to be a team player, and the desire to be a future leader…aspects of life that were important to Brian while he was growing up and attending school in De Pere. The scholarship is paid in equal installments over four years.

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship was announced on January 23, 2007, which would have been Brian’s 30th birthday. To mark the Foundation’s 15th year of giving, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has consolidated several local scholarships to create this new award. Partners in Education assist the Foundation in the administrative and selection process.  The top 5 finalists are interviewed by the LaViolette's and a representative from Partners. 

Once a student is nominated, that student will receive a link to an electronic application and details. That student will have to provide information about their academic career as well as write an essay.


  • February 15, 2019 - Nomination from Principal and/or Counselor Due

  • March 15, 2019  - Student Electronic Application Due

  • May 2019 - Selection of Awardee

Learn more about these scholarships by calling the Greater Green Bay Chamber at 920.593.3400.

2019 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Madelin with Renee, Kim and Doug LaViolette

Madelin with Renee, Kim and Doug LaViolette

Madelin Corrao  is focused to becoming a nurse practitioner.  She has taken a Certified Nursing Assistant course at Bellin College in mornings before her high school classes even started.   Madelin would also like to become fluent in Spanish and complete her clincials in South America before coming back to the community as a nurse.

She is enrolled in honors college at UW-Oshkosh.

2018 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

2018- Partners-Bailey Conradt.jpg

Bailey Conradt was surprised during his AP Psychology class at Ashwaubenon High School.  A team of staff and others shared the news that he was selected as this years' recipient of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship for $10,000! 

He is pictured here with his parents and Doug and Renee LaViolette.  Bailey is studying Engineering (chemical or mechanical) and  Political Science at UW-Madison.




2017 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient 

Rachel McMorrow

West DePere High School

Rachel is studying Nursing at UW-Madison.  





2016 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Eric Hess

Bay Port High School

Eric Hess will be studying at Unniversity -Minnesota-Twin Cities




2015 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Donglin "Linda" Zhang

Ashwaubenon High School

Linda will be studying Bioengineering Pre-Medicine and Public Health at Williams College. He is pictured here with the LaViolette's and her family after surprising her at school with the news.


2014 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Kelly Szczepanski

Pulaski High School

Kelly will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.  She is pictured here with her parents, Daniel and Shirley 


2013 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Lukas Buttke

Wrightstown High School

Lukas will be attending The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to pursue a degree in pre-med. He would eventually like to become a family physician. (Lukas is pictured here with his parents, Kim and George Buttke)


2012 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Lily Arendt

Preble High School

Lily will be attending DePaul University and double majoring in Biological Science (with an emphasis in brain function) and Spanish.


2011 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Nikhitha Murali  

Ashwaubenon High School

Nikitha Murali is currently pursuing a degree in Comparative Human Development (an interdisciplinary study of neurology, anthropology, biology, and psychology.) and a minor in Biology at the University of Chicago. She will ultimately be attending medical school.


2010 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Brigitte Juppe

DePere High School

Brigitte is attending Marquette University majoring in biomedical science and minor in Spanish


2009 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Nick Kulkoski

DePere High School

Nicholas is attending the University of New York and pursuing a degree inActuarial Science.


2008 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Ben Fischl

Seymour High School

Ben took an appointment to the Air Force Academy and plans to study Political Science and Economics.

The scholarship was presented by Brian's parents, Doug and Renee LaViolette.


2007 Brian LaViolette Scholarship Recipient

Brittany Van Remortel

Bayport High School

Brittany is attending Wheaton College to major in German and Biology, with a concentration in cellular and molecular research to find cures for diseases.