We have awarded scholarships to the following recipients and here are their stories.

Tyler Scharbarth:

I am writing to sincerely thank you for the MTH Scholarship that I was recently awarded. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your generosity. I was so surprised and honored to have been chosen for the MTH Scholarship. My father told me about this scholarship and that Mary was a great person and athlete. Learning about what kind of person Mary was makes this scholarship even more special. The scholarship will help with my finances at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, where I will be working towards my medical degree. Thanks again for helping me on my journey through college and life.
After just completing my first semester of college I want to again thank you for the MTH scholarship awarded to me. The scholarship will continue to help with my finances at the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, where I will be working towards my medical degree. I cannot thank you enough for helping me on my journey through college and life. Thank you! Sincerely, Tyler Scharbarth

Marissa Hartzheim:

I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the MTH Foundation Award. It means the world to me to be selected to receive a scholarship from this foundation. This fall, I will be attending St. Norbert College, and your generous donation will help me as I continue my education. I have not yet decided on a major, but plan to work towards a career in the law field. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses. You have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Thank you again for your generosity and support. I will continue to be dedicated to my education throughout the next four years I will spend at St. Norbert. I plan to represent Mary, the foundation, and the family well as I continue my education. Mary was a great inspiration to so many people, and I hope to do the same in the future.

I am writing once again to thank you for awarding me with the MTH Foundation Scholarship. I greatly appreciate your generosity. I am now almost a month into my second semester at St. Norbert College. I have officially decided on a Political Science Major and a Math Minor. I am also working towards a Pre-Law Certificate, and hope to continue on to law school. My goal is to get a degree in Sports Law at Marquette University after graduation from St. Norbert. To help with this, I am planning on studying for a semester in Washington D.C., where I can begin to gain some experience in the law field. The scholarship I was awarded with this year has helped to allow me to take advantage of these opportunities in the future. Once again, I would like to thank you for your generosity, and I am honored to be the recipient of the MTH Foundation Scholarship. Sincerely, Marissa Hartzheim

Amy Holcombe:

recipient of the Mary T. Hartzheim scholarship for excellence

recipient of the Mary T. Hartzheim scholarship for excellence

I’m a junior at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, studying Linguistics and Languages: Spanish and French. I ran cross-country and track my first two years of college. In cross country, I was honored to be chosen as a conference Rookie of the Year in ’08 and team MVP in ’09, and was named track team Rookie of the Year in ’08. Sophomore year I was selected to be a dorm Resident Advisor, serving as a resource for the students in my building- especially freshmen.

This year I am studying abroad in Buenos Aires (Fall semester) and Aix-en-Provence, France (next Spring semester). In Buenos Aires I am living with a local family and taking classes in Spanish at several local universities including the University of Buenos Aires. Next semester in France I will also live with a local family and take classes entirely in French.

In the future, I would like to teach Spanish, French, or German in the US, and I am also interested in teaching ESL in the US or abroad. I am also open to mission work or possibly working with the State Department – just about anything that will allow me to use my love of linguistics and languages.

I am honored to have been chosen for this scholarship.

Jacob Lang:

Jake's MTH Photo

Jacob Lang – Scholarship recipient

Here at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, I am majoring in Political Science, and focusing on Arabic and Religious Studies, as well. I am currently the Treasurer of the College Democrats of Madison, s student organization that works to implement progressive ideas and helps elect Democrats to public office. Over the past few months I’ve had the incredible privilege of meeting some truly influential leaders, including Senator Russ Feingold, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and even President Barack Obama. I’m also a member of Student Impact, a campus-wide Christian organization that helps college students get together and grow in their faith. Although the trails and forests can’t compare to those of the Northwoods, I still go running every day, and I have also helped start a student parkour/free running group here on campus.

During the upcoming spring semester, I will be studying abroad in Fez, Morocco, where I will attempt to learn the language and culture of a place unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. After college, I plan on becoming a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department, working at embassies across the world, shaping foreign policy and protecting our national interests in the global community. I would once again like to express my deep gratitude to the Mary T. Hartzheim Foundation, and to the friends, family, and donors of such a great organization. Madison is an amazing place, and the investment in my education made by MTH Foundation has truly helped me work to achieve my goals.

Andrew Nielsen:

I am honored to receive the MTH Foundation award.  In the past year I have had the pleasure of running the Mary Mile and working with a Hartzheim family member at Reuland’s catering.  These experiences have made me realize the importance and significance of this award.  I would like to thank the entire Hartzheim family for this scholarship and all they do for the community.

Shelby Wallace:

I’m currently a freshman enrolled at Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls, Wisconsin.  This first year, I am taking general classes to get me prepared for my next two years in the nursing program.  My goal is to graduate with an Associates Degree in Nursing, and become a traveling nurse and/or continue my education in the nursing field.

Tony Oxley:

Upon my graduation from Lakeland Union High School and receiving the Mary T. Hartzheim Scholarship I attended Michigan Technological University to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. I recently graduated with my Bachelors Degree this past spring (May 2010) with a Major in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Municipal Engineering along with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. While I attended Tech I was involved in many campus organizations including Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering national honor fraternity), Michigan Tech Lacrosse Club, and several intramural sports. Being involved with SigEps presented many opportunities for me, such as participating in Michigan Techs Winter Carnival.

I worked over 120 hours each of my four years building a snow statue, helped write and performed in our first place skit last year, and competed in several special events each Carnival. Right now I am staying on at Michigan Tech for my Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and hope to complete my degree next December.