Employee Scholarship Award Program

Since 1984, Saint John’s has offered financial support to student employees for their personal education costs. Our Scholarship Award Program provides qualified staff help in advancing their career path. In August 2020, nine employees shared a pool of $22,200! The funds were raised from revenue of the Thrift Shoppe as well as earnings from the Scholarship Endowment Fund. Each award directly helped to offset the cost of tuition, books, laptops and/or living expenses as these individuals strive to balance academics, work and their personal lives.

As of January 2021, 168 Scholarships totaling $232,000 have been awarded by our Scholarship Committee to student employees meeting established criteria.

Your gifts to the Scholarship Fund make a profound difference in their ability to reach for their dreams, and we thank you with all our hearts.

Video Presentation of the 2020 Scholarship Award Recipients


Our Thrift Shoppe is a treasure, but is UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Saint_John's Thrift Shoppe is currently under construction until mid-2021. Once reopened, you can be assured it is a fun shopping destination located on the Lower Level of the Central Tower. All sales support annual scholarship awards for qualified Saint_John's employee students. SurprisingFindings, our online Etsy shop, is another source of revenue for this worthy cause. Since its opening in 2011, the Thrift Shoppe sales have generated $153,000 in scholarship awards.

Donations of vintage collectibles for our online shoppe are currently open; donations to our Thrift Shoppe are not. Our department can suggest other charities that may be available during this interruption in service, so please contact Cathy Carr, 414-831-6905 for inquiries or email her at: CCarr@SaintJohnsMilw.org.

Saint_John's is a good steward “paying it forward” by donating used appliances, cabinets from refurbished apartments and carpet remnants to support other community nonprofits.

Click here to shop at SurpriseFindings, our online Etsy site for specialty items.