2016: Catherine Brauer

2015: Jacob Schnur

2014: Maureen Kaitis

2013: Curtis Hinka

2012: Jordan Schrader

2011: Jessica Cwik

2010: Amy Carey

2009: Phil McCarragher

2008: Brittney Busalacchi

2007: Joe Mahony

2006: John Schaffer

2016: To Be Awarded Fall 2016

2015: Jeffrey Neu

2014: Michael Winkelman

2013: Tyler Lucchesi

2012: Nathan Lutze and Jordan Meka

2011: Rebecca Kronschnabl

2010: Kyle Novak

2009: Scott Wolf

2008: Shane Kulp

2007: Steven Schultz

2006: Nick Aron


The Jay Balchunas Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Jay Balchunas, who gave willingly and without a second thought to so many in the Wisconsin communities. Service was at the heart of everything Jay did, with a specific focus in law enforcement and fire fighting. As a result, scholarship funds have been established at Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College to further the education and careers of those pursuing jobs in Criminology and Fire Science, respectively. We hope these scholarships will allow those in need to pursue their dreams and serve the community, just as Jay loved to do. If the below listed scholarship recipients are able to approach their work with the passion and love that Jay did, their communities will be that much a better place.

The Jay Balchunas Memorial Scholarship Fund is part of the Waukesha County Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.


In Memory of Special Agent Jay Balchunas - End of Watch 11.5.2004

In Memory of Special Agent Jay Balchunas - End of Watch 11.5.2004