Christian Athletic Scholarship Foundation

Mission Statement: "To encourage and reward high school graduates in Waukesha County who have excelled in athletics, academics, and Christian service in their churches and communities."

For the past thirty-four years, Divine Redeemer’s Christian Scholarship Foundation has been proud to award college scholarships to high school seniors that will graduate from a Waukesha County high school. We are pleased to announce that we will award six scholarships this year.  


  • A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Christian male athlete and one to a deserving Christian female athlete.
  • The $5,000 Garrett Becker Scholarship will be given to an applicant who has overcome a significant obstacle in their life or if the applicant intends to work in the healthcare field.
  • The Mike & Kathy Oldenburg Scholarship for $5,000 will be awarded to an applicant who will enter the field of Lutheran education.
  • The Dennis and Jean Pordon Memorial Scholarship for $11,000 will be awarded to the candidate who will enter the music or education field.
  • The $12,000 Douglas Baker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student for their Christian leadership. 

These scholarships are to be used to pursue higher education. 

The Scholarship Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 beginning at 5:30PM, at The Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee. You will be sent information on the Banquet after we receive your application. In order to be eligible for any of these scholarships, the applicant MUST be in attendance at the banquet. 


The 2023 award winners were:
- Garrett Becker: Lauren Cleary
- Female Athlete: Addy Riemer
- Male Athlete: Henry Witte
- Jean Pordon: Nathan Brazgel
- Douglas Baker: Samuel Noel


Note: The application deadline in  2024 was 4PM on April 2nd, 2024.


  • A cumulative 3.5 high school grade point average through January 1, 2024 (An official transcript must be included with the application)
  • Lettered in one or more Varsity sport(s)
  • Participation in school activities
  • Active in church, above and beyond weekly church attendance. Students must be members of a Christian congregation.

You have our permission to make additional copies of these forms if needed. Application and Requirement forms are also available online at If you have any questions or need further information, please email Michael Oldenburg at or you may call the church office at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church during business hours between 8am-4pm: 262-367-8400.

Please see the link to the upper right of this page for a complete list of the Christian Athletic Scholarship Requirements, Application and Checklist. 


Scholarship Application Deadline

Scholarship Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 2, 2024. All of the required materials/documents are due on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 by 4:00PM. If you are sending the materials/documents by mail, they must arrive to Divine Redeemer NO LATER than 4:00PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. If you have any doubt that the materials will not arrive in time, please deliver them personally.