International Scholarships of Honor
Borders, whether geographical, cultural or political, often define the world we live in. Rarely as a city, country, or international community are we able to break down the walls that separate us, and join together to share our common bonds, dreams, and futures.
One of the goals of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation is to promote the dreams of our young students, like Brian, of going on to higher education. Brian’s ideals of hard work, community service, and leadership apply equally to students around the world. With that in mind, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation awarded a scholarship to a student in Poland in 2003, thereby initiating the International Scholarship of Honor.
In getting to hear the stories from the students overseas, it became clear that the good that can come from Brian’s Foundation has no borders. The International Scholarship of Honor is simply an extension of our program, recognizing youth in the United States and around the world for their commitment to community, world peace, and education.
The international honor comes with a cash award to help with the student’s educational journey, and the International Scholarship of Honor medal from the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation. At the center of the medal is a book symbolizing the pursuit of higher education, and the American Bald Eagle, a symbol of freedom. The pure, white ribbon holds the medal close to your heart, signifying our common bond, the international symbol of peace.
International Scholarships of Honor - Poland
In 2003, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation teamed up with the Nidzica Local Fund in Poland to coordinate the selection process for the scholarships. Two Northeast Wisconsin businessmen, Casey Cuene of Broadway Automotive and Bob Nueske of Nueske Meats, along with Brian’s Foundation, each sponsored those initial scholarships with a commitment to continue. In 2005 scholarships we also presented scholarships on behalf of the Weyers Family Foundation and the Dr. Michael and Susan Smullen Family. Thanks to those sponsors, we award the 6 scholarships annually.
Each recipient in Poland receives a $1000.00 scholarship and an International Scholarship of Honor medal. In that part of the world the scholarship goes a long way to fulfilling the educational needs of a student, allowing these scholarship recipients to continue their educational journey.