Jane Schley is the benefactor for the Kristine Mason Scholarship

Jane Schley is the benefactor for the Kristine Mason Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jane Schley in memory of her partner, Kristine Mason. Jane Schley had a distinguished career with State Farm Insurance and generously endowed this scholarship. Kristine passed away in 2001. Jane and Kristine were both graduates of UWL.

Kristine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation at UW-La Crosse, in 1973 and her Master’s degree in Library Science in 1976. Kris’s 26-year career as Media Specialist in Eau Claire allowed her to work with the best teachers in the world throughout the district. She was fondly known as “The Bat Lady” due to her efforts to educate young and old alike about bats.

Kris was an active member of the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club, Historic Preservation Foundation, Eau Claire Landmarks Commission, Otter Creek Garden Club, and the Eau Claire Friends of the Library.

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Jane Schley wanted to honor her former partner, Kristine Mason, by establishing this endowed scholarship. Future educators will be gifted with this generous scholarship for generations to come.

Jane attends the School of Education Scholarship & Awards program each year and looks forward to meeting the student recipients.