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Mark H. Reinhard Memorial Leadership Scholarship


Mark H. Reinhard was born January 27, 1962 in northwestern Pennsylvania. He was raised on the Warren State Hospital grounds with his parents and five older siblings (three sisters and two brothers). His father was a psychiatrist and later the superintendent of the hospital. Experiences growing up at the hospital and traumatic injuries Mark sustained (broken legs and third degree burns on his torso and arms) in high school and college impacted his worldview. His concern for people struggling with illness and equality was evident the rest of his short life. Mark moved to Wisconsin with his parents in the early 1980’s and enrolled at UW Oshkosh. He was involved with the student union and Oshkosh Student Association (elected vice president in 1984). During his tenure he fought hard for student rights but set his mark by advocating for equality for blacks in South Africa. Some of his actions brought international media awareness to the cause of divestiture from South Africa and helped lead to the downfall of apartheid.  Mark unexpectedly died May 1, 1995. His leadership and passion for equality lives on through his family, friends and this scholarship.



Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled in at least six credits at theUniversityofWisconsin Oshkoshat the time of application and at the time the award is disbursed.


Applicant must have completed at least 24 credits at the time of application.


Applicant must have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining after the semester of application.


Applicant must have a grade-point average of at least 2.25.


Applicant must show evidence of leadership in campus or community activities while enrolled at UW Oshkosh by submitting a personal essay.


Applicant must submit a letter of reference from an individual familiar with the applicant's leadership experience.


OSA is accepting Applications for Mark H. Reinhard Scholarship April 8, 2016 through April 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM.  

Immediate Giving Opportunity


To make a donation, use the secure online giving form via the UW Oshkosh Foundation website. Be sure to specify any specific gift allocation if you want your donation to go to a specific fund.

Make a Donation

Phone or mail donation

Call University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation at (920) 424-2178 or mail donation to the UW Oshkosh Foundation, Inc., 842 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI  549014-3551specify the Mark H. Reinhard Memorial Leadership Scholarship with your gift.

Questions on the Scholarship

contact Rae Ann Wetzel, OSA Office Manager, at (920) 424-3202 or email wetzelr@uwosh.edu

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