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UW-Green Bay Phuture Phoenix awards 21 scholarships to new, returning students

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Phuture Phoenix scholarships recipients
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program handed out more than $28,000 in new and renewing scholarships May 10, continuing to fulfill its mission of making college a reality for students from low-income schools.

The 21 students receiving scholarships include 14 renewing scholars who already are on campus, as well as seven incoming freshmen who will start classes this fall. Each scholarship provides a total of $1,350, a $350 increase designed to offset rising tuition costs.

The Phuture Phoenix scholarships are designed to reflect and support the mission of Phuture Phoenix to inspire students to pursue a degree in higher education. Qualified students must have participated in the Phuture Phoenix program, either the annual fifth-grade field trip day or related tutoring and mentoring in area schools. Other criteria include proof of admittance to UW-Green Bay and demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship recipients are listed below, along with the name of scholarship they received.

New scholarships:
• Peter Her, Bill Laatsch and Fran Hunter Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Adrianna Schuler, Larry and Kayleen Ferguson Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Mary Walker, Larry and Kayleen Ferguson Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Sara Xiong, Larry and Kayleen Ferguson Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• True Xiong, Larry and Kayleen Ferguson Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Mai See Yang, Larry and Kayleen Ferguson Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Shuenn-Ting Yang, Janet and Charles Lieb Phture Phoenix Scholarship

Renewing scholarships:
• Brittaney Cooney, Larry L. Weyers Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Chuenhua Ho, U.S. Oil/Schmidt Family Foundation, Inc. Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Jonathan Menendez, Billie Kress Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Jesse Perez, U.S. Oil/Schmidt Family Foundation, Inc. Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Amanda Sabah, Terry and Kris Fulwiler Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Jesus Rascon, Billie Kress Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Jennifer Mottl, Billie Kress Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Thomas Mottl, Larry L. Weyers Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Theresa Rock, Terry and Kris Fulwiler Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Elizabeth Sanchez, Cyndie Shepard Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Seenia Thao, Larry L. Weyers Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Ka Vang, Larry L. Weyers Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Bianca Williams-Ford, Billie Kress Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
• Zer Yang, Larry L. Weyers Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Phuture Phoenix Scholarship

For more information about Phuture Phoenix, visit www.uwgb.edu/phuturephoenix.

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Phuture Phoenix scholarshipsThe Phuture Phoenix program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay aims to increase the odds that students from at-risk schools will graduate from high school and also pursue higher education.

Phuture Phoenix involves bringing area fifth-graders from Title I elementary schools from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin to spend a day on campus as a means to envision themselves as future college students.

Phuture Phoenix mentors—UW-Green Bay student volunteers—continue contact with many of these students in Phase II of the program. The mentors work closely with students in grades 6-12, tutoring and mentoring them.

Since its inception in 2002, Phuture Phoenix has connected with more than 10,000 students, encouraging them to do well in school and dream of a future they may not have considered by moving on to higher education.

The program was designed because Northeastern Wisconsin has a lower percentage of students in the state graduating high school and going on to higher education.

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