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Your Legacy at Work

A Lawrence-Downer Legacy

Elizabeth Koller Plischounig
LaBuwi, M-D'34
with her father Otto

The Koller-Plischounig-O'Flyng Family Scholarship was established in 2015 by gifts from Elizabeth Koller Plischounig, Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1934, and Mary and Dennis O'Flyng, both Lawrence Class of 1962. The scholarship honors the education that Betty, Mary and Dennis, and their son, Kevin, Lawrence Class of 1991, received from both Milwaukee-Downer College and Lawrence University.

In the early part of the 20th century, Betty's father, Otto Koller, was a German immigrant baker who made deliveries to Milwaukee-Downer College. He was so impressed with the college that he vowed to send his only daughter to Milwaukee-Downer. Years passed, and the Koller family moved to Barton, Wisconsin, where Otto continued to be a baker and also an innkeeper, always remembering that promise.

Dennis O'Flyng '62,
Mary Plischounig O'Flyng '62,
Kevin O'Flyng '91

Because of Downer's early impact on her father, Betty enrolled in Milwaukee-Downer during the early days of the Great Depression. Shortly into her college career, her father could no longer afford to pay for her education. Betty, sharing her father's dream and determined to find a way to continue, combed the Downer neighborhood, knocking on every door, asking residents for work in exchange for board and room.


Maurine Campbell '43 - Generation of Scholars

Maurine Campbell '43 grew up in Aledo, Illinois, raised by a loving and caring foster family who encouraged her to develop her innate talents by continuing her education. This was unusual for a young woman during the late years of the Depression, but she was warmly welcomed at Lawrence College with generous scholarship support.

Maurine thrived at Lawrence, majoring in English, and joining Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After graduation, she moved to Chicago where she was employed for 29 years as administrative assistant to a succession of deans at the University of Chicago Law School where she delighted in correcting their grammar! Maurine enjoyed traveling internationally and connecting with Lawrence classmates, fondly remembering her transformative years at her alma mater.

Throughout her adult life, Maurine always remained grateful to Lawrence for her education and the scholarship support she received. She was a faithful annual donor to The Lawrence Fund, and also included Lawrence in her estate plans. Maurine passed away in 2011, leaving a significant gift to establish The Maurine Campbell Endowed Scholarship at Lawrence University. This scholarship ranks among the college's most generous, supporting a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior student with substantial financial aid each year.

Maurine's generosity reflects her passion and appreciation for Lawrence's unique brand of liberal arts education and her strong interest in making it possible for all students to receive a Lawrence education.

Endowed Scholarships
$2,000,000: A named "generation of scholars" scholarhsip
($25,000 each for one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and
one senior per year in perpetuity)

$500,000: A named full need scholarship
($25,000 for one student per year in perpetuity)

$100,000: A named partial need scholarship
($5,000 for one student per year in perpetuity)

Lisalyn Jane Dresser, 2022
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship

"The thing I admire most about Lawrence is the diverse community. You are accepted and treated fairly no matter where you are from. Lawrence does not only teach you what you need to know it also helps you to be independent and prepare you to be successful for the future. I have always wanted to be in this prestigious and diverse university. I will forever be grateful to the Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship for helping me reach my dream."

Jelani Jones, 2021
Marie Dohr Memorial Scholarship

"Being at Lawrence has and continues to be a joy for me. I feel that I have grown so much as a musician, a teacher, and a friend through the awesome community of professors and friends I have met here. I feel that I am blessed to have such an awesome violin professor, and all the faculty members in the education department are so amazing. I have come to see Lawrence and the state of Wisconsin as my home, and I wouldn't change a thing."

Maggie Wright, 2021
Margaret S. and W. Paul Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

The scholarships I receive at Lawrence allow me to experience anything that I want to. I can pursue my love of Biology and Chemistry in classes that are engaging, with professors who care individually about their students. These scholarships also give me the freedom to participate in numerous extracurriculars that Lawrence offers as well, like the Fencing Team and the American Medical Students Association. All of the opportunities Lawrence offers me remind me how grateful I am to have received the Margaret S. and W. Paul Gilbert Memorial Scholarship."

Sterling Elvin Ambrosius, 2022
Berenice E. Hess Scholarship Endowment

"The financial aid from this school was one of the best packages I received. I wouldn't be in school still if it weren't for Lawrence. This community has allowed me to develop leadership skills, advocacy skills, and overall made my life wonderful. I have found a family here at Lawrence, and that has made the world of difference in the rigorous world of academia. I also found my passion here, advocacy and my major, Gender Studies."

Milwaukee-Downer Scholarships and Professorships

Some of the many recipients of Milwaukee-Downer scholarships gather for a photo with Carolyn King Stephens M-D'62 and Marlene Crupi-Widen M-D'55 in January 2014 at the annual scholarship luncheon.

Rosamund Victoria Bille Adler Scholarship
Dr. Charles E. Albright Scholarship
Helen Daniels Bader Scholarship
James G. and Ethel M. Barber Scholarship
Catharine Beecher Endowed Fund for Downer Women
Bessie A. Bell Scholarship
Berk Scholarship
Frederick C. Best Scholarship
Beta Study Club Scholarship
Lynde Bradley Scholarship
Lucia R. Briggs-Alumnae Scholarship
Edith Lange Brooks Scholarship
Anne Barman Caldwell Scholarship
Alice Miller Chester Scholarship
City of Milwaukee Student Funds Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1940 Fund
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1942 Fund
College Endowment Association Scholarship
Janet Cope Crawford Scholarship
Jessie Mabbott Daniels Scholarship
F. T. Day Scholarship
Rufus Dodge Scholarship
Julia P. Ely and Hannah R. Vedder Memorial Scholarship
General Endowed Scholarship - M-D College
Dr. Alfred W. and Mrs. Ada F. Gray Scholarship
Berenice E. Hess Scholarship Endowment
Lucille Ray Hibbard Scholarship
Belle Austin Jacobs Scholarship
Helen McDermott Jurack and Ronald J. Mason Scholarship
Marjorie S. Logan Scholarship
Nellie Maxwell Scholarship
S. Annabelle & Paul McGuire Scholarship
Memorial Scholarship Fund - Milwaukee-Downer
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1953 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1955 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1956 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1957 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1958 and 1959 50th Reunion Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Club Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer/Lawrence College Consolidation 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Francis Evelyn Kelley Morgan Memorial Scholarship
O'Neill-Anderson Family Scholarship Endowment
Elizabeth A. Olson Scholarship
Gilbert Haven Peirce, Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Manor Peirce Milwaukee-Downer Scholarship
Aleida J. Pieters Scholarship
Matilda Siefert Puelicher Scholarship
Elizabeth Ann Richardson Scholarship
William M. Ross Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Rossberg Scholarship
Charles Frederic Sammond Scholarship
Mildred L. Schroeder Scholarship
Sivyer Educational Fund for Women
Marion Merrill Smith Scholarship
Dr. Elizabeth A. Steffen Scholarship
W. Mead and Elizabeth McKone Stillman Scholarship
Strzelczyk Family Scholarship
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
Raymond H. and Jane K. Taylor Scholarship
Jerline E. Walfoort Memorial Scholarship
Barbara E. Wehr Fund
Harmony Weissbach Scholarship
Martha and Frances Wheelock Scholarship
James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professorship of Theatre and Drama
T. A. Chapman Professorship in Music
Alice G. Chapman Professorship in Physics
Alice G. Chapman Librarianship
Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professorship

Angela Small Fry Intia, 2019
Maurine Campbell Scholarship

"Thanks to the Maurine Campbell scholarship, I have been able to attend the amazing school that is Lawrence University. With the help from this scholarship, I have been able to pursue my dream career in chemistry working with the outstanding and extremely helpful faculty here. Even outside of chemistry I take the time for exploration into my interests and want to give back through my work as a resident life advisor, stock room assistant, and student supervisor at Bon Appetit. Everything I have learned here, academically or not has forever molded the person I am today."

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