Martin F. Stein was a long-time Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) board member, Milwaukee businessman and philanthropist. He fervently believed that the solution to society’s problems was education, and he encouraged others to think the same way. “Help [children] to see the opportunities, enable them to be all they can be,” he wrote in an open letter to the public, shared following his death in March 2006.
In that spirit, fellow BBBS of Metro Milwaukee board member Guy Smith began a scholarship fund at BBBS in Marty’s name. The scholarship embodies the attitude of Marty Stein, which was to always look up and see the broadest possibilities. A college degree enables a “Little” to see the numerous possibilities for themselves and achieve their dreams.
Who is eligible?
Current or former BBBS of Metro Milwaukee Little Brothers or Little Sisters who have been successfully matched for at least two years may apply. Applicants should be in-coming freshmen at an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the 2018-2019 school year.
What is the amount?
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to partially fund tuition, fees and books.
What is the application process?
All applicants must complete an application, including essay, official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores, and return it to the BBBS of Metro Milwaukee office by August 3, 2018.
How will the selection be made?
A scholarship committee of BBBS staff will review the applications. Applicants must return all required materials to be considered. A decision will be made in September. Proof of college enrollment is required before award distribution.
Where do I send the application materials?
Download the application here.
Applications can be mailed to:
BBBS of Metro Milwaukee
Attn: Martin F. Stein Scholarship Application
788 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
You can also fax an application to: 414-607-0135 or email the application and attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.