Generous scholarship honors two alma maters
In one magnificent act of generosity, an alumnus and his wife created a scholarship that supports his high school and college alma maters and makes a Beloit College education available to a talented Wisconsin high schooler. It’s a shining example of being ‘All In’ in support of financial aid at Beloit.
Stopher Bartol’88 believes deeply in the power of a Beloit education, and now he’s making sure that opportunity is accessible to students who graduate from his hometown Wisconsin high school.
Bartol, the CEO and founder of Legacy.com, and his wife, Sheryl, are funding a scholarship that will pave the way for a graduate of his earlier alma mater – Sun Prairie (Wis.) High School – to attend Beloit.
The scholarship will support a college-bound senior graduating from Sun Prairie by covering 100 percent of the student’s tuition expenses at Beloit College for four years.
Beloit plans to award the scholarship each year to one Sun Prairie student who applies to the college by the Regular Decision deadline and is admitted. That deadline traditionally falls on Jan. 15, but in 2021, it has been extended to March 1.
Stopher Bartol’s mother, Louette Bartol, was a long-time English teacher at Sun Prairie. At Beloit, Bartol majored in economics. In 2012, he joined the college’s board of trustees and currently serves on its executive committee. He is the board’s immediate past chair.
“The many experiences, lessons, and values I gained from my time at Beloit College helped pave the path forward for my success as an entrepreneur and in life,” says Bartol. “I hope this scholarship provides the same rewarding opportunity to a young student who embodies the mission of Beloit College.”
The scholarship recipient will be selected based on the overall strength of their application, with input from recommenders and the Beloit College Admission Committee.
The Bartols’ gift supports Beloit’s Be All In Campaign and its commitment to raising $19 million for student financial aid over the next five years.