St. Anthony School high school senior, Alexis Antemateis one of 10 recipients of Marquette University's state-wide, full-tuition Burke Scholarship. Alexis is the son of a single mom and the first one in his family to attend college. His mom has been working at El Rey Supermarket for more than a decade to support him financially. Telling his mother that he received the Burke Scholarship was one of the happiest moments of his life.
Alexis credits St. Anthony High School and his mother for his accomplishments. “My mom has been a role model," he said, adding that without her hard work, he would not have been able to qualify for the Burke. His goal is to return the gift his mother gave him by attending college and doing well, so he may support his mother after he graduates.
ABOUT THE BURKE
The Burke Scholarship is a four-year program for first-year, full-time undergraduate students who have a passion for social justice and a commitment to serve others. This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to 10 academically-talented Wisconsin high school seniors who exhibit leadership, have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, and aspire to pursue careers that benefit the public good. Scholarship recipients may also receive a stipend for living expenses based on their financial need.