David & Marilyn Hoffman Scholarship Fund

In 1996, the Foundation received a $50,000 gift from the David and Marilyn Hoffman to establish a scholarship fund in their names. Income earned from these funds will be used to establish annual one-year scholarship for graduates of Black River Falls High School who are enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical program at any college, university or technical school in Wisconsin. The amount of each scholarship will be based on tuition costs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“I have been involved with the Foundation since its inception 11 years ago and believe it is the most effective way of making charitable gifts to our community. Our gifts literally keep on giving – and will continue to do so far into the future. The foundation is a great catalyst of growing significance and plays a vital role in shaping the future of our community. Marilyn and I are pleased to be a part of that.” – David Hoffman



  • Amount of Scholarship(s): Varies
  • Number of Scholarship(s) Awarded: Varies
  • Payment(s) to the selected recipient(s) will be made directly to the university/college financial aid office.



  • Be a graduate or alumni of Black River Falls High School
  • Application Deadline is: (See the BRF High School Website for this information)


Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Application forms and additional Instructions can be obtained from Black River Falls High School.


Selection will be made by the David and Marilyn Hoffman family.



1997 Andrea Nibbe, Winona State University, Winona, MN
1998 Jason Hornby, UW LaCrosse
1999 Dana Rozmenoski, UW Stout
2000 Dan Stetzer, UW Madison Jennifer Nemec, UW Madison
2001 Tracy Goldsmith, UW Madison Kathryn Rykken, UW Madison Tiffany Wiersma, UW Madison Stacey Sperlingas, UW Madison Medical School
2002 Ann Casper & Gina Helstad & Cara Hornby & Davin Lindow & Tom Stetzer
2003 Jennifer Schefelker & Royce Weirsma
2005 Ann Schram & Kevin Christie & Jenna Eichberger
2006 Melissa Ellingson & Jill Janke & Lance Wiersma
2007 Kathleen Guenther & Michaela Rockney & Emma Jo Severson
2008 Marla Hawley
2009 Timothy Roberts
2010 Danica Rockney
2011 Kelsey Olson & Cory Roseth
2012 Kendra Gates & Jordan Nortman & William Peasley & Olivia Lee
2013 Levi A. Miles, UW Milwaukee: Costume Production for Theatre, Ancient History and Religious Studies Ashley Rose Enbegretson, UW Eau Claire: Nursing Evan J. Gawron, UW Platteville: Engineering Physics
2014 Andrew K. Epps, Beloit College: History and Modern Languages/Art History Maria Kehaulani Lee, UW LaCrosse: Exercise and Sports Science Zachary Markhardt, UW River Falls: Agricultural Education


Andrew Epps

Levi Miles

Zach Markhardt