Where are they now?

Since the Foundation started in 1992, it has awarded over 725 scholarships.  See what some of our recipients are up to now!

todd simonis

Todd Simonis received the first scholarship in 1993 through the Brian LaViolette Foundation.  He reflects on Brian and the years that have past over 20 years ago.



renata bruzdziak

Renata Bruzdziak received the International Scholarship of Honor in Poland.  She has graduated from the University of Warsaw.


austin rios

From DePere, Wisconsin to Rome, Italy, Austin Rios received the Brian's Scholarship in 1995.  He shares how Brian and the Foundation have impacted him and his Journey of becoming the only Episcopal priest in Rome.


luke buttke

2013 Brian LaViolette Scholarship recipient, Luke Buttke is studying at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.   Since the interview he has passed the MCATs and is moving forward with his medical degree.


zach sites

Zach Sites received the Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor at Gettysburg High School in 2007.  He became a paramedic and firefighter. Hear what he as been up to since, including one of his first calls as an EMT.


donglin zhang

Donglin Zhang, 2015 Brian LaViolette Scholarship recipient, shares more about her Journey


mitch winter

Mitch Winter received the Brian LaViolette Scholarship the past three years to attend St. Norbert College.  He is pursuing a degree to become a Physicians Assistant.