The Knights of Waukesha was founded in 2010 by five former Waukesha high school students.
These life-long friends recognized how privileged they were and how important Waukesha was to their growth. In an effort to give back to the city that helped mold their youth, the Knights of Waukesha Scholarship was created.
Every year, the five friends choose the most worthy candidate for the one-time, $500 scholarship. The scholarship has evolved over the years. Instead of merely being a scholarship given to the most academically accomplished student, the Knights of Waukesha weigh many different factors, in search of a diamond in the rough.
The recipient of the Knights of Waukesha should demonstrate traits of humility, passion, perseverance, strength, and kindness.