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The Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD) is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for our annual Spring Conference.  The Steve Bolda Memorial Scholarship is named after our good friend, colleague, and former WIPCOD president, Steve Bolda.  At the time of his passing in 2011, Steve had been employed with Dodge County Family Court Services for 24 years.  During that time, he served as their Director of Family Court for 17 years.  In addition to his professional leadership roles, Steve was active in his faith community, Grace Reformed Church in Fond du Lac, where he served as choir director, praise and worship leader, elder, and a youth sponsor.  In all areas of his life, Steve was a dedicated and caring mentor, advocate, and friend.  He was a kind, warm, and generous man who will always be remembered, because he looked for the positive and brought out the best in people.

Each year the WIPCOD organization offers minimally 5 scholarships for individuals involved in Family Court Services, mediation, custody evaluations, Guardian ad Litems, domestic violence counselors, mental health counselors, psychologists, judges, court commissioners, and graduate students in the above related fields.  The scholarships will cover the registration fee of $300 for professionals and $100 for students.  This includes lunch for both days.  Student scholarship recipients will also receive a check covering the cost of lodging based on the Kalahari room block rate for a single occupant.


Those interested in applying for these scholarships should:

1. Hold a position in Family Court Services, family law, mediation, domestic violence or similar responsibilities, or be a full time graduate student at an accredited university in the areas of social work, law, counseling, or a related field.

2. Not previously attended the WIPCOD Spring Conference.

3. Write a letter of application expressing why you are interested in the scholarship.Please include a brief explanation of your professional position/professional background, and other related experiences.Email the letter to:  You may also mail your letter to:  Outagamie County Family Court Services, Attn. Paul H. Schroth, 320 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911.  Please include your mailing address, email address, and daytime telephone number in the body of the letter. 


Please note, applications for the scholarship are only accepted from January 1st until March 1st each year. For questions, call Paul directly at (920) 832-5197. 

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