LOIS J. SKATRUD THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

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An Exciting Opportunity to Create More Scholarship Funds!
LOIS J. SKATRUD THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Longtime theatre creator and enthusiast, Lois J. Skatrud, created a scholarship to support students who dream of pursuing an education in the theatre arts.
The Lois J. Skatrud Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund is over halfway to realizing its goal of a $100,000 endowment, which will cover 50% of the annual tuition costs for a Parkside theatre arts major.

You can help make Lois’s dream a reality by contributing to the Lois J. Skatrud
Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund. The first $2,500 in gifts made by Dec 31, 2019
will be matched dollar for dollar.

Choose from three donor categories, each representing the roles and children’s theatre produced by Lois and friends throughout her career.
Raggedy Ann | $2,500
King Midas and the Touch of Gold | $1,000
The Princess Who Had No Name | $50


For more information or questions about making a donation to support student success, contact: Linnea Booher | booher@uwp.edu | 262-595-2404


ABOUT LOIS J. SKATRUD
Born in 1933 during the Great Depression, Lois was a ray of sunshine for her mother, Ruth Shultz. Lois was a natural entertainer who on her fifth birthday was featured in the local press as the family’s own “Shirley Temple.” She pursued her love of theatre after high school with the Maskers Club of Manitowoc and played a host of different roles. Lois married Glenn Skatrud, who served as a United Methodist Pastor for nearly 50 years, in 1957 and together they had six children—it was truly “A Wonderful Life.” In 1987, she started a children’s theatre troupe, the Milton Optimist Club’s Kids on Stage, in Milton Wis., and devoted enormous time and energy to them. She codirected for 27 years and worked with nearly 1,000 children. Lois is remembered by children as the energetic emcee who presented each show dressed as Raggedy Ann.

Donor affiliations


7% Alumni

Show Alumni


7% Parents

Show Parents


13% Faculty/Staff

Show Faculty/Staff


25% Friends

Show Friends

Donor list

Lesley H Walker
Phil Wooding
Anonymous
Jeffrey S Skatrud & Lynn
Leah L Skatrud

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