Wilke Scholarships


The Stanley and Marjorie Wilke Memorial Fund provides area students with scholarships. 

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 High School graduating senior.

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

Those interested in applying for the scholarship will prepare a presentation on local history. It 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. Please submit your presentation to the Washington Historical Society Museum.

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

Washington Odd Fellows, Lucy Banion, 2022

A History of Library Services in Washington, Abby Loesing, 2022