By amusementtoday | August 13, 2013
MADISON, Wis. — Great Wolf Lodge has announced its second class of recipients for the Great Wolf Resorts Scholarship. A total of $56,000 will be awarded to 14 Great Wolf Lodge Pack Members to put toward their college education for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
“The Great Wolf Resorts Scholarship is quickly becoming a tradition we are very proud of,” said Kim Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer, Great Wolf Lodge, “We look forward to helping our dedicated pack members pursue their higher education and are honored to award 14 pack members with scholarships this year.”
Pack Members from six Great Wolf Lodge resorts, located in Concord, N.C.; Kansas City, Kansas; Mason, Ohio; Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; Traverse City, Michigan; and Williamsburg, Virginia; as well the company’s Central Reservations and corporate offices in Madison, Wisconsin, make up this year’s group of scholarship recipients.
The entire company is proud of the 135 applicants and 14 recipients of this year’s scholarship. A great Howl of congratulations is extended to the following Pack Members as they pursue their higher education goals this fall.
Each September, Great World Lodge holds a fundraising golf tournament in support of the Scholarship Program. The inspiration to create the program originated from the company’s participation in the CBS prime-time show “Undercover Boss” three years ago. During her time on the show, Schaefer met pack members at each resort who were working for Great Wolf Lodge while attending college.
To apply for a scholarship, Great Wolf Lodge Pack Members submitted a letter of recommendation, an application and personal essay. All submissions were reviewed by an outside committee. Recipients may choose any area of study they wish and enter any field they desire upon graduation.