wilke.jpgScholarships are funded through the Washington Historical Society's Stanley and Marjorie Wilke Memorial Fund.

The Wilkes' son Wayne and his wife Tina established the scholarship in his parents' memory. Wayne and his parents are pictured to the right. 

Two $1,000 scholarships are granted, one to a Washington High School graduating senior and another to a St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduating senior.

Applicants must complete a current Community of Washington Universal Scholarship Application Form through their school's guidance office 

A presentation on local history shall be submitted to the Washington Historical Society. This presentation may be in the form of a written essay of 500-1,000 words or a PowerPoint or video presentation of no longer than 15 minutes. 

"Women of Washington: I Love Lucy," Lindsay Alfermann, 2016 

"Mr. Levee, Alfalfa George, Mr. Conservationist," Randi Brueggemann, 2017 

"John B. Busch Brewery," Michael Kleekamp, 2017 

"History of Washington, Mo.," Conor Joyce, 2018 

"Saving Our History, One Building at a Time," Colleen Kuchem, 2018 

"St. Francis Borgia Church," Sophie Straatmann, 2019 

"History of the Washington Regional Airport," Haley Oetterer, 2019 

"The Old Washington Bridge," Natalie Bell, 2020 

Marquart's Landing: Modern History, Audrey Dae Bush, 2020

Washington, Missouri's Withstanding Segregated Schoolhouses, Molly Tinkey, 2021

Washington Turnverein, Joseph Lause, 2021