Scholarship News

2019 Northwestern High School Scholarship Recipient

The Club’s first $500 Northwestern High School Scholarship was awarded to recent high school graduate Luke Gregerson.

Click on 2019 High School Scholarship Recipient for more about Luke.

2019 Northwestern High School Scholarship

The Brule River Sportsmen’s Club created its new Northwestern High School Scholarship (NHSS) in 2019! Longtime board member Paul Helbach wanted to aid young adults graduating from Northwestern who had a passion for the outdoors and a desire to earn a degree in a natural resource field. Paul began raising money for the scholarship in March 2017.  Funding for the NHSS began with 100% of the proceeds from Paul’s hand-crafted walking sticks (for sale at the Twin Gables restaurant in Brule). Longtime officer/board member Bill Gobin also made a generous donation to the fund in 2018, ensuring the scholarship got off to a good start.

The Club intends to help as many students as possible who are pursuing careers benefitting the natural resources of our region and beyond. The Brule River Sportsmen’s Club College Scholarship (BRSCCS), which is intended for upperclassmen and graduate level college students in natural resource programs, has been awarded since 1999. These awards have successfully helped students through their last years of undergraduate or graduate school. Scholarship donations to the Club will continue to support the long-standing BRSCCS while anyone wanting to donate to the NHSS should earmark their contribution to that scholarship.

2019 Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship Committee has named Brent Blaylock as the 2019 Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship recipient. Brent is entering his senior year at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He is majoring in Forest Management.

Click on 2019 College Scholarship Recipient for more about Brent.

Click on College Scholarship Information for BRSC Scholarship details.

2015 Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship Fundraising

We were fortunate to have 3 great items donated to support our scholarship raffle. Winners were selected at the August meeting and selected their prizes in the order their tickets were drawn. Proceeds will be used to help maintain our scholarship fund now that we’ve matched the donation we received in 2010.

Tim Polaske was the first winner drawn, and Tim chose the beautiful 4-piece Sage fly rod built and donated by Cedric Knuckey of Interior Alaska Custom Built Rods (click on Alaska Custom Rods). Terry Lundberg was the second winner drawn, and Terry selected the “Mike Skiba Special” fly rod. The G-Loomis rod blank was donated by board member Ron Pearson with board member Dean Wellman building the rod. Sherry Cole won the Right Angle (click on Right Angle Reels) AR-8 fly reel (for 6-8 wt lines) that was donated by club member Jim Henzie.

Thanks to all who generously purchased 2015 raffle tickets, making the College Scholarship Fund Raising a success!

As always,tax-deductible donations can still be sent to the attention of the scholarship committee at:

Brule River Sportsmen's Club
P.O. Box 100
Brule, WI 54820

or by donating through our Club Store by clicking on Club Store.


2010 Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship Matching Donation

Since the founding of the Brule River Sportsmen's Club, we have been honored to have many long time members whose generosity and volunteerism have helped the club improve the overall quality of fishing and recreational opportunities in the Brule River watershed. In 2010, a longtime member donated up to $25,000 of guaranteed matching funds dedicated to increasing the annual scholarship to $5,000. Education costs continue to rise, so this offer couldn't come at a better time. This donation and the matching contributions that we received allowed us to increase the annual scholarship to $5,000 beginning in 2012. Because of the generosity of our members, we've now completed the $25,000 scholarship match!

Thank you!